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Wild Boy Finishes!

Wild Boy finishes his trek around  New Zealand!  Click on the link ahttp://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11313692



Battle of the Bridge

Where: Puriri School

When: 4th September

Against: Waitakruru School and Puriri School

Games Played: Capture the Flag, Paint Ball, Tic Tac Toe

Teams: To be Advised

 



Hikuai 7's Tournament 11.9

Hikuai School is pleased to announce it will be a holding Rugby 7's tournament on the 11th of September.

Te Puru School, Waitakarur School, and Parawai will be sending teams to compete against us in what we hope to make an annual event.

More informaiton to follow



Library News


Thank you


The school recently enjoyed a colourful Friday dressed up as their favourite book character! Ii hope everyone who was not there has checked out the latest newsletter and Facebook page for pictures.

Book Fair was a lot of fun for those involved and special thanks must go to Cara for helping to set up and run the fair and to Paula for her excellent read-aloud skills. Thank you to you both for an awesome job.



Hectors World - Netsafe (click for info)

The online world creates opportunity and a wealth of information but it brings with it a plethora of dangers, tricksters and scams. Netsafe promotes safe, confident and responsible online activity and through its websites provides information that will help provide guidance in almost every aspect of online safety.

Children can play and learn in the magical undersea world of  Silicon Deep with Hector and his friends. Hector's World gives young ones a great start to life online, teaching them online safety by way of games and stories. Teachers and caregivers can use its wealth of quality resources to support children's learning.



Totara Student - Katelyn

Term 3 Week 4: Well done Katelyn for always being organised in class.



Story Jumper Sensory Poems- The Triceratops

A collection of sensory poems written by the Cougar Literacy Group about the mighty Triceratops.

http://www.storyjumper.com/book/index/15361762



2014-2016 School Charter

At its 31 March 2014 meeting, the Board of Trustees ratified the 2014-2016 Hikuai School Charter.  The Education Act requires every school to have a charter and also to submit the charter to the Ministry of Education.  The Charter is a key planning document that sets out the school's objectives and targets for the year.  Our 2014 goals around increasing the number of students achieving 'at' or 'above' National Standards in reading are set out in this year's Charter.  I encourage you to read it. 

Regards,

Mark Milmine
Chairman, Board of Trustees



Chair Chat

I will be using this newsletter to ensure the parent body are kept abreast of matters relating to the governance of the school.  The school newsletter remains your key communication for day-to-day happenings and upcoming events.  Regards, Mark



Science Fair 10.12.14 (click pic)

Hi Hikuai parents, children and community.

We just wanted to let you know that this year we will be holding a science fair at our wonderful school. We have finalized the date as the 10th of December in Term 4 with a topic of “CHANGE” to reflect our curriculum concept this year.

The students, parents and community will be given more information as we move closer to the date but we just wanted you to be able to add this event to your diary.

Please keep a sharp eye out for updates throughout the following terms.



Room 4 Term 1 Newsletter

Hi parents and students of  Room 4. Please find attached our Term Newsletter.

 



Room 4 Maths Masteries Programme 2014

Hi parents of Room 4 children and Mr Steins Maths TLP class. Please read the below information about our basic facts programme this yearand hown it will run

BASIC FACTS

IN THE

HIKUAI MIDDLE SCHOOL

This year in the middle school maths with Mr Stein it is our aim and intention for each child to know their basics facts fully and completely by the end of the year - if not sooner. The tool we are going to use to do this is called “The Mastery Programme”.  This is a programme that progressively tests the basic facts knowledge of each child.  Every child starts at the same starting point and then there are 12 tests to work through. To move onto the next basic facts paper the student has to pass the “Thursday Mastery Test” by getting no less than 49/50 correct. Each student will be given a sample test to take home and practice with in preparation for their Thursday Mastery Test.

There is a strong emphasis on the ‘Family of Facts” so no basic fact is learnt in isolation

e.g. 5 x 2 = 10 therefore 10÷2 =5      or      13 + 6 = 19 therefore 19 – 6 = 13

 

This is the order the Thursday Mastery Tests will take:

  1. Subtraction Below10
  2. Basic Facts to 10 (addition and subtraction)
  3. 2 X Tables & divide by 2
  4. 10 X Tables & divide by 10
  5. 5 X Tables and divide by 5
  6. Basic Facts to 20 (addition and subtraction)
  7. 3 X Tables and divide by 3
  8. 4X tables and divide by 4
  9. 6X Tables and divide by 6
  10. 7X Tables and divide by 7
  11. 8X Tables and divide by 8
  12. 9X Tables and divide by 9

Completion Times: Year 3 – 10 minutes, Year 4 – 8 minutes, Year 5 – 6minutes,

If you have any questions about this programme or your child’s performance over the course of the year please email me at jared@hikuai.school.nz

Kind regards from Jared Stein



Totara Student - Katelyn

Term 3 Week 4: Well done Katelyn for always being organised in class.



Wild Boy Finishes!

Wild Boy finishes his trek around  New Zealand!  Click on the link ahttp://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11313692



Science Fair 10.12.14 (click pic)

Hi Hikuai parents, children and community.

We just wanted to let you know that this year we will be holding a science fair at our wonderful school. We have finalized the date as the 10th of December in Term 4 with a topic of “CHANGE” to reflect our curriculum concept this year.

The students, parents and community will be given more information as we move closer to the date but we just wanted you to be able to add this event to your diary.

Please keep a sharp eye out for updates throughout the following terms.



Hectors World - Netsafe (click for info)

The online world creates opportunity and a wealth of information but it brings with it a plethora of dangers, tricksters and scams. Netsafe promotes safe, confident and responsible online activity and through its websites provides information that will help provide guidance in almost every aspect of online safety.

Children can play and learn in the magical undersea world of  Silicon Deep with Hector and his friends. Hector's World gives young ones a great start to life online, teaching them online safety by way of games and stories. Teachers and caregivers can use its wealth of quality resources to support children's learning.



Library News


Thank you


The school recently enjoyed a colourful Friday dressed up as their favourite book character! Ii hope everyone who was not there has checked out the latest newsletter and Facebook page for pictures.

Book Fair was a lot of fun for those involved and special thanks must go to Cara for helping to set up and run the fair and to Paula for her excellent read-aloud skills. Thank you to you both for an awesome job.



Battle of the Bridge

Where: Puriri School

When: 4th September

Against: Waitakruru School and Puriri School

Games Played: Capture the Flag, Paint Ball, Tic Tac Toe

Teams: To be Advised

 



Hikuai 7's Tournament 11.9

Hikuai School is pleased to announce it will be a holding Rugby 7's tournament on the 11th of September.

Te Puru School, Waitakarur School, and Parawai will be sending teams to compete against us in what we hope to make an annual event.

More informaiton to follow