Greetings Parents and Caregivers,
Welcome to a new year and a new term. Welcome to the Tumanako- Hope syndicate. There are three teachers in our team. I am the team leader, my name is Ms. Patricia (Pat) Helsham and I am in Room 14. Also in our team we have Mrs Maureen Gass who is in Room 15 and Mr. George Latu who is in Room 16. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for entrusting your children to our care. We will do everything we can to ensure they are learning at their ability levels and will challenge and extend them where possible.
We welcome all our Year 3 children and their families who are new to our syndicate. We pray that you will enjoy being in the Tumanako syndicate and also in our school.
|Room 14||Room 15||Room 16|
|Maaimoa Latu||Taumai Autagavaia||Lauryn Brbich|
|Eden Mati||Lindon Coe||Aryadne Fata-Paulo|
|Madison ‘Ofanoa||Ariana Hall||Sophia Fonoimoana|
|Atu’ila Sevele||Angelin Karimpil Renso||Poerani Karena|
|Cena Ale||Finau Kautai||‘Aloisio Sole|
|Abel Joseph||Daniel King||Tupou Vea|
|Edward Pritchard||McCayla King||Patience Eseloma|
|Bass Tuala||Jason Latu||Marius Georges|
|Evan Vili||Landen Luamanuvae||Mason Mulipola|
|Isabelle Maharaj Bennett||Buchanan Tuiogo|
We welcome the new children to our school who will be joining our syndicate, and their families.
|Room 15||Room 16||Room 16|
|Emmanuel Prasad (Year 3)||Lusia Enosi (Year 4)||Breeyah Tupe-Faleali’I (Year 4)|
TERM 1 UNITS:
PRAYER/ HOLY CROSS CHARISM/ GOD STRAND/ LENT STRAND/ EASTER STRAND
ASH WEDNESDAY 17th February / ST PATRICK’S DAY 17th March/ EASTER SUNDAY
WRITING: WRITING SAMPLE/ RECOUNTS (every Monday)/ DESCRIPTIVE WRITING/ INFORMATION REPORTS (about a sea creature)/ POETIC WRITING
Children read at their ability levels and will be encouraged to read for meaning, and to gain mileage. We also have a library lesson once a week. Children are encouraged to have their book bags at school every day so that they can take home a reader each night. It is school policy that every child from Years 0-6 has a book bag. Please ensure your child has one. These are available from the school office.
All children will have a Schonell Spelling test at the beginning of the term and also a test from the You Can Spell series which we use in school, to determine which level they are on. Every week the children will do a pre-test on the Monday, complete set activities from the You Can Spell activity books on Tuesdays to Thursdays, then have a post test on Fridays. Children will take home a word list on Mondays to learn as part of their Homework.
We follow our school Education Plans for Handwriting for years 3 and 4.
DMIC MATHS: We are trialling a new form of Maths called DMIC (Developing Mathematical Inquiry Communities) Maths.
SCIENCE: LIVING WORLD: TREASURES OF THE SEA/ ANIMAL HABITIATS. We will study the life cycle of a sea creature. We will also be going a trip to Kelly Tarlton’s as part of this unit.
SOCIAL SCIENCE: IDENTITY & ORGANISATION
Holy Cross Charism: Celebrations- Special Events.
Class rules and routines/ Friendships/ Cultural differences.
HOOPS & ROPES/ LARGE BALL SKILLS
SKETCHING- SELF PORTRAITS/ PLANTS
CRAYON & DYE
OTHER EVENTS HAPPENING THIS TERM:
Tuesday PARENT EVENING & MEET THE TEACHER 7pm in the McKean Centre.
John Parsons will be talking about ‘How to keep your children and yourself safe online’
ASH WEDNESDAY 17th February.
Sacramental Meeting for all Parents of Year 4 children. In the church at 6pm
Tumanako syndicate leading Friday Mass.
St Patrick’s day: 17th March- Mass 9am, Tabloid sports 1pm
Kelly Tarlton’s trip Wednesday 24th March
Thursday 1st April: HOLY THURSDAY. Children will return to school on April 7th.
School resumes on Wednesday 7th April after Easter break.
Year 4’s First Reconciliation- Tuesday April 13th at 6pm
School term ends Friday April 16th
A FEW REMINDERS…
Year 4 children will be making their First Reconciliation this term. Dates to be arranged soon.
BOOK BAGS: It is school policy that every child from Years 0-6 has a book bag. Please ensure your child has one. Book bags are available from the school office for $2.
HATS: In Terms 1 and 4 it is compulsory for ALL children to wear a school hat during break times. School hats are available from the school office.
SCHOOL FITNESS GEAR: All children from Years 3 upwards are required to wear school fitness gear. School fitness shirts are available from the school office. Children need to wear plain black shorts as part of the fitness uniform as well. It is also important that the boys wear black shorts for fitness and not their school shorts.
JEWELLERY: children are allowed to wear studs in the ears. No necklaces or cultural necklaces are allowed to be worn. No bracelets as well. Children are permitted to wear a watch.
We thank you for entrusting your children into our care and look forward to your support through the year. Please don’t hesitate to come in and see us if you have any questions or concerns.
Have a good term.
May God bless us all
From the Terrific Tumanako team
MAUREEN GASS/ GEORGE LATU/ PAT. HELSHAM (team leader)