Term 4 has begun with a hiss and a roar – our students have been busy entering technology competitions, learning about coding, tending our gardens and participating in mixed year level class groups to enjoy painting, dancing, cooking and technology challenges. It has been so lovely to be able to all meet together each morning for karakia, kapa haka on Fridays and to play together during intervals. We feel very lucky to be able to participate in ordinary, everyday opportunities that allow us to enjoy each other’s company.
Community Events / Happenings
Hauora / Wellbeing Volunteer Group
Wow – the response to this community survey has been very humbling. A huge thank you to everyone for your offers of support. We will be contacting our first group of volunteers shortly. Please don’t be surprised if you are not contacted in the first round, we will only contact you when we need to. As we have so many offers of help, we are able to spread the load.
We have also been undertaking Engagement in Learning and Wellbeing surveys with our students and teachers to give us a clearer picture as to the hauora of those in our learning community.
Enrichment in Learning
Two teams of our Year 5-6 students entered the EPro8 Challenge this year and due to COVID-19, the 2020 challenge has been undertaken online. Earlier in the year we invested in a $1700 EPro8 kit which supports creative problem-solving and this has been well-utilised. The teams are now awaiting results from adjudication.
Instead of attending the traditional Orange Day Parade where banners are judged, patrol teams across Wellington entered an online video competition. Rewa Rewa School won the Best Special Effects category, which we are thrilled about. Creating a video rap with the Wellington City Council in term 3 had obviously given them skills to build on!
The annual speech competition at NIS is coming up soon and Year 6 students in Kahurangi are busy writing their speeches and hoping to be selected to represent our school.
Despite working in spaces such as the hall, learning is alive and well at Rewa Rewa School. Over the last 2 weeks our students have had a range of experiences including learning how to save and make money (ASB financial group), enjoying live theatre (including a performance at NIS), and Harold from Life Education Trust visits us next week. The theme is Keeping Safe – a topic that our community rated as important in the Biennial health survey. Sessions will include a wellbeing focus, as a direct response to anxiety that may have been heightened as a result of this year’s unusual events.
NZ Playhouse theatre group comes to Rewa Rewa.
Community Celebration Evening
Finally, we can invite our parents and students to meet each other, share food and play tabloid sports. Please put the following date onto your calendar: 6pm, Friday 4 December. More details available soon.
We will be contacting parents/whanau of our Māori students very soon to invite you to a hui to be held 6pm, Thursday 12 November. Everyone in our community will, of course, be welcome to attend this gathering.
“Pack the Bus 2020” – Friday 4 December
This is an annual appeal run by The Breeze and Wellington City Mission for those who need some extra support at Christmastime and is a great way for us to give back to our community. Our student leaders will be sending home a flier soon for your support. Last year there was an amazing free show involving characters from the movie “Frozen”, so we can’t wait to see what happens this year.
To support our current Year 4 & 5 families with students who will be attending camp next year we are holding a Xmas raffle this term. Expect to see more information and $2 raffle tickets coming home shortly with the eldest child in each household. If you are interested in selling more than your allocated tickets, please let us know at the Office. Alternatively, unsold tickets should be returned to the Office as soon as possible for others to sell. We are also asking for Xmas donations to create 3 fabulous prizes for this raffle. Thank you for your support.
Class Organisation for 2021
A notice will be coming home after Week 6 with information as to how our classes/teachers will be organized next year. This will give parents plenty of time to plan ahead for school stationery.
Christmas is coming soon, so let’s get the celebrations started! Handmade Personalised Glitter Baubles for Christmas 2020 make great gifts and are a fantastic way to celebrate or remember those precious to you. $2 from every bauble sold goes directly to the school.
Add the names of friends and family and choose from the colors below, orders close 14 November for delivery before the end of term.
Alert Level 1 – remember to download the NZ COVID Tracer app on your phone and scan our QR code each time you are onsite.
Make your online Scholastic Book Club order now!
Monday 26 October
Tuesday 10 November
Thursday 12 November 6pm
Friday 13 November
Monday 23 November
Friday 4 December
Friday 4 December 6pm
Thursday 10 December
Tuesday 15 December 1pm
Labour Day – School Closed
NIS 2021 Enrolments Orientation Morning
Easyswim lessons begin
Pack the Bus
Community Celebration Evening
End of Term 4
2021 Term Dates
Wed 03 February – Fri 16 April
Waitangi Day Mon 08 February – School Closed
Good Friday 02 April – School Closed
Easter Monday 05 April – School Closed
Easter Tuesday Holiday 06 April – School Closed
Mon 03 May – Fri 09 July
Queen’s Birthday Mon 07 June – School Closed
Mon 26 July – Fri 01 October
Mon 18 October – Wed 15 December (1pm)
Labour Day Mon 25 October – School Closed
Teacher Only Days (TOD) to be confirmed.
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