Totara Student - Jay & Noah

The Totara Student is

Trustworthy - Organized - Thoughtful - Aware - Respecful (and resilient)  - Ambitious

 

In 2015 each letter within the word Totara will be aligned with a principle or principles that we deem to be core as to who we are at Hikuai School. When a parent or guest walks into Hikuai School we want them to see these principles and values embedded in the actions, interactions, thoughts and conversations of students and staff alike. We want them to be able to see that at Hikuai School we don’t just pay lip service to these principles and values but we actually walk the walk and talk the talk.

 

With the above clearly in mind, in 2015 and onwards the ‘Totara Student’ will be the student who has reflected these principles and values the most over the fortnight within their classroom and within the playground and will be rewarded for their dedication to our school and its values and principles. 

The Totara Student  is:

  • Trustworthy
  • Organized
  • Thoughtful
  • Ambitious
  • Respectful & resilient
  • Aware



Parent And Teacher Calendar App

We are very happy to announce a new way to communicate with you! Please read below and then download the application onto your phone.

http://www.parentteachercalendar.co.nz/

Kia Ora community

Shortly we will be welcoming the children back to school for what is going to be a very busy term three.

As a school we always have multiple goals in regard to the way we work and communicate. One of these goals is to align ourselves with digital technologies whilst another goal is to always be as efficient and precise with communication as we can.

With these two goals in mind I am extremely happy to announce the arrival of the “Hikuai School Parent and Teacher Calendar App”. This app contains the following:

  • A calendar of all school events.
  • An absentee function which allows you to email or phone the school directly
  • A list of  school contacts
  • Information about the school
  • A soon to be added maps showing the location of the school

I strongly urge you to download this app as the school calendar function in particular will be an important facet of communication from the school to the wider community and events will be added when they are finalized and/or confirmed.

(If you already have the app remember to refresh it regularly as we are always updating it with important school information)

You can download the app for

Android phones at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ptcalendarapp

iPhones at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ptcalendar/id772193965?mt=

 

With the app in place we will be eliminating school newsletters on even weeks (assembly weeks). The School newsletter will now be created by each class on a rotational basis and is designed to give you a more in-depth insight into events within that class but across the school also.

There is also a really good opportunity for businesses in the community to advertise on the app and the apps creator are very much committed to giving that opportunity to local businesses first to do so.

If you have any questions or run into any problems please email me at  jared@hikuai.school.nz and I will forward them onto the app manager for a quick and timely response.

Thanks for enjoying the digital technologies ride with us here at Hikuai and we look forward to other planned additions to our very own unique digital environment in the near future.

Kind regards



Student Leadership Team Term 3 (click pic)

We are exceedingly happy to congratulate Donelle and Phonenix  (and Matt who is absent) to their position as school and student leaders for Term 3. This is a great representation of the houses at Hikuai School too.



Join us on Facebook too!

https://www.facebook.com/hikuaischool



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



LATEST
Passion Based Learning - PDF

Poweful and pasionate learning is more than just a series of lesson, a coverage of standards or the completion of projects. Learning that lasts; learning tha sticks is an experience.

Open the pdf to find out more about how passion is driving the learning in Room 5.



Genius Time - How it Works in Room 5

Attached is a Powerpoint presentation for students and parents informing you of how Genius Time is being implemented in Room 5.



Room 5 Blogging List

A list of blogs Room 5 is using for their learning.

Writing Blog - http://kidblog.org/class/room-5WR

Blue Group reading Blog - http://kidblog.org/class/5REB

Green Group reading Blog - http://kidblog.org/class/5REG

Red Group reading Blog - http://kidblog.org/class/5RER

Extension Activity Blog - http://kidblog.org/class/5REX



Habitudes in the Classroom

The 21st century world needs learners to BE critical, BE creative, and BE strategic. The 21st century world demands learners to DO their own thinking, rather than relying on someone else to think for them. The 21st century world expects learners to HAVE the endurance, fortitude, and courage to brave through each new challenge with confidence and competence.

Read the attched PDF document to find out more about the habitudes that Room 5 are using to release the genius that is inside them all.



Habitudes

The foundations of Room 5 learning are the Habitudes - a combination of a set of disciplined habits and battle ready attitude! Check it the YouTube clip.



The Basic of Genius Time

Room 5 are embarking on a new way of learning. Genius Time is the end product of "Passion Based Learning."



Room 5 Genius Time Blogs

Hi Room 5. You will find here a list of all your blogs for Genious Time

Genius Time Blogs

Eve http://kidblog.org/class/GTEG

Ryan http://kidblog.org/class/GTRC

Phoenix http://kidblog.org/class/GTPVF

Aria – http://kidblog.org/class/GTAT

Sophie – http://kidblog.org/class/GTSM

Logan – http://kidblog.org/class/GTLH

Rebecca - http://kidblog.org/class/GTRCL

Donelle – http://kidblog.org/class/GTDST

Grace – http://kidblog.org/class/GTGM

Dannielle – http://kidblog.org/class/GTDS

Rory - http://kidblog.org/class/GTRM

Matthew Flooks - http://kidblog.org/class/GTMF

Oliver - http://kidblog.org/class/GTOL

Matt - http://kidblog.org/class/GTMB

Axle - http://kidblog.org/class/GTAG

Kiara - http://kidblog.org/class/GTKH

Liam - http://kidblog.org/class/GTLA

Jared - http://kidblog.org/class/GTJS

http://kidblog.org/class/GTI  for all information regarding Genius Time



Paragraphing - R5

A reminder if required.



From the Principals Desk Week 1 T3

Kia Ora parents and the Hikuai School Community

Welcome all to the start of term 3! 

This week’s newsletter will be an abbreviated version as I simply want to introduce something new and keep you informed of when newsletters will be coming out.

  • By now you would all have received an email regarding our Hikuai School Parent and Teacher Calendar Application for Smart Phones (both android and iPhones). We would encourage you to download this application as soon as possible if you have the facility as it will become a primary way of communicating to you events that are happening at the school and dates that are important. Our goal is to give you as much information in a timely manner as we can so that you can plan accordingly in advance - if you haven’t noticed we’ve already published our 2016 term dates on the application.

If you still need to download the app please go to http://www.parentteachercalendar.co.nz/ and download for android or iOS and follow the prompts.

One thing to note is that when you tap on the red dot in the calendar (or if you have it in list view) you get more detailed information about the event.

  • With the app in place we will no longer be publishing newsletters on even weeks (assembly weeks) and on odd weeks each class will be taking responsibility for content of the newsletters on a rotational basis. This way we don’t bombard you with too much information (that’s now on the app) and you get to have a more intimate insight into school life through the lens of the children when its each classes turn to publish.
  • The school website www.hikuai.school.nz is still a good source of information too with events and news still being published on that as well.

We’re looking forward to some very exciting events this term and we encourage you to come to as many as you can and share the goof times with the kids.

My door is always open, and I am but a phone call or email away if you need to discuss anything that’s on your mind about the school and the education of your child.

Noho Ora Mai

Jared Stein

Hikuai School Principal

Stand Tall Stand Strong – Tu Ake Tu Kaha



Parent And Teacher Calendar App

We are very happy to announce a new way to communicate with you! Please read below and then download the application onto your phone.

http://www.parentteachercalendar.co.nz/

Kia Ora community

Shortly we will be welcoming the children back to school for what is going to be a very busy term three.

As a school we always have multiple goals in regard to the way we work and communicate. One of these goals is to align ourselves with digital technologies whilst another goal is to always be as efficient and precise with communication as we can.

With these two goals in mind I am extremely happy to announce the arrival of the “Hikuai School Parent and Teacher Calendar App”. This app contains the following:

  • A calendar of all school events.
  • An absentee function which allows you to email or phone the school directly
  • A list of  school contacts
  • Information about the school
  • A soon to be added maps showing the location of the school

I strongly urge you to download this app as the school calendar function in particular will be an important facet of communication from the school to the wider community and events will be added when they are finalized and/or confirmed.

(If you already have the app remember to refresh it regularly as we are always updating it with important school information)

You can download the app for

Android phones at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ptcalendarapp

iPhones at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ptcalendar/id772193965?mt=

 

With the app in place we will be eliminating school newsletters on even weeks (assembly weeks). The School newsletter will now be created by each class on a rotational basis and is designed to give you a more in-depth insight into events within that class but across the school also.

There is also a really good opportunity for businesses in the community to advertise on the app and the apps creator are very much committed to giving that opportunity to local businesses first to do so.

If you have any questions or run into any problems please email me at  jared@hikuai.school.nz and I will forward them onto the app manager for a quick and timely response.

Thanks for enjoying the digital technologies ride with us here at Hikuai and we look forward to other planned additions to our very own unique digital environment in the near future.

Kind regards



HOT Winter Sports 4th August @Tairua

The following are the teams for HOT Winter Sports at Tairua School on the 4th of August 11am - 2 pm

 

THE TEAMS

Rugby 7's

Team Manager - Mr Hendren

Phoenix - Ryan - Axle - Matt B - Liam - Massey - Kalani -  Josh  - Rory A  - Sven (10)

(No boots, mouth guards are compulsory, 7 minutes each way, no pushin scrums, full tackle)

 

Soccer 7's

Team Manager - Mr Stoddart

Rory M - Matt F – Logan - Aria – Monty - Wynn - George – Ethan – Shelby – Elijah  - Antonio (11)

(Boots required, standard soccwer rules)

 

Senior Girls Netball

Team Manager:  Nat Hoskin

Eve - Donelle – Dannielle  - Rebecca - Grace - Sophie - Kiara (7)

(Standard Saturday netball rules apply, unifroms required)

 

Intermediate Girls Netball

team Manager: Nat Hoskin

Alexis - Sophie N - Rose - Ella – Jenna  - Katelyn - Brooke -Keira (8)

(Standard Saturday netball rules apply, unifroms required)



2015 ERO Report

A Note of Congratulations to our Hikuai School Community and to the Greater Community Locally from the desk of Jared Stein – Hikuai School Principal.

Well, our 2015 ERO report has been officially confirmed and is up for all to view on their site.  Its contents fills me with a sense of gratitude and humbleness in the respect that I have the opportunity to work within a community that has made such a great report possible.

 

As a community we have every right to be extremely proud of what we continue to accomplish at our school. Our rock solid foundations have again been recognised and we can continue to spread the message to other community members and parents that we are the PINNACLE of primary school education here in the Coromandel.

 

A significant theme that came across to us and which is evident within the report is that we are in such good shape because we are extremely effective, reflective practitioners.  In short, because we know where we have been on our journey, we continue to be able to identify where we are going, ensuring that areas of development are recognised through constant re-evaluation and reflection.

 

I would urge each of you to use this document as a means to promote our school to families you know who may be looking for a school in the area for their children to come to, or even to show it to others who have children at other schools in the wider district – perhaps it’s time they looked to a school where innovative teaching and learning practices are supported firmly by strong traditional values such as honesty and respect.

 

Again well done to us all.  Thank you all, for standing tall and standing strong.

 

Kind regards

Jared Stein