Kia Ora Koutou / Warm Greetings

We are a Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L) School.

Be KIND                  Be HONEST                 Be SENSIBLE

Welcome to Pakaraka School's HomePage -  2015

Term 3 commences Monday, 20 July 2015.   Ends Friday, 25 September 2015.

We are currently busy with an exciting upgrade of two of our classrooms, and other property work around the school that should make our school even more exciting for our students and teachers!

Nga mihi

Vee & Staff - Pakaraka School                                    (updated Week 1, Term 3, 2015)

Our key focus area this year is to improve the writing skills of all students across the school. This comes as a result of an in-depth look at the end-of-2015 student achievement data.

We welcome new enrolments. Parents / Whanau - you are encouraged to contact the school office (09 - 405 9608) to make an appointment for an enrolment interview.  Please feel free to visit other areas of our school website to learn more about our wonderful school.

Nga mihi

V. Singh (Tumuaki / Principal)

 

Click on the word to access LearnAnywhere   from any internet enabled device to view your child's work / homework.

 Click on the word to access StudyLadder from any internet-enabled device so that your child can access learning activities in most curriculum areas. Parents are also able to access this account (with assigned username and password) to be able to check progress the child is making, and to be able to print certificates. 

Click here to visit MangaHigh

Maori Language week starts on Monday 27 July 2015. 

We continue to promote the use of te reo -  “Arohatia te Reo – cherish the language”.

Click on the link below to view some resources relating to Maori Language Week

http://elearning.tki.org.nz/Teaching/Curriculum/Resources/Maori-resources

LEARNING OUR REO...

http://www.korero.maori.nz/forlearners for learners;
http://www.korero.maori.nz/forspeakers for speakers; and
http://www.korero.maori.nz/forbusiness for businesses.

http://www.maoridictionary.co.nz/index.cfm?dictionaryKeywords=aroha

 

Hiwi the Kiwi visited our school and put on the Hiwi the Kiwi Fishing Show. Click here to watch the Hiwi the Kiwi video.

 

 

We are very proud to offer a fantastic literacy programme called 'Reading Together'. This programme was developed by Jeanne Biddulph and has been used in NZ for 30 years - and is supported by the Biddulph Group.

www.readingtogether.net.nz

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SECRETS OF SUCCESS   (Click on this link to watch)

This is an excellent video to watch. It talks about what it takes to enjoy success. It is short and to-the-point. Highly recommended.

Careers Education resources for our Y7/8 students. Click here

READING:

 Some things to do to help your child with reading:

  • Help them realise that reading books can be a refreshing and rewarding alternative to TV, movies, shopping, or hanging out with friends.
  • Help them discover, or remember, the pleasures of reading.
  • Require and encourage the reading of a variety of fiction and non-fiction, and steer them toward good Young Adult books.
  • Help them connect with what they read, and nudge them to works related to what they’ve just read, or, if they’re in a reading rut, nudge them into something different.
  • Read some of their books yourself and talk to your children about what you read.
  • Listen to them read
  • Read aloud to them, and give them a set time to read every afternoon, evening or night.

 

 

More Centenary Photographs

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Please use our excellent online resources to benefit your child's learning.

 

We will continue updating information and pictures (please see the 'Classes' section for the latest updates, with photographs) so you will be able to keep current with newsletters, events and what's going on in the classes here at school. Our latest newsletters are now available online.

If you wish to get in contact with us, please use the contact form on the website. It will send an email to the office.