Well done to the school council (school leaders and house leaders) who have served the school well during the first two terms of the year.
School Leaders: Divinya Karumalil & Monique Chandra
McAuley: Constance Ah Kuoi & Jensenlanz Gallardo
McKean: Crimsyn Vaotuua & Lui Onesi
Liston: Janine Evile & Maynard Sagaoinit
Pompallier: Leilani-Rose Valeli & Prince Tala’imanu
Reading is an enjoyable activity, as well as a useful skill. To encourage your recreational reading you will be required to undertake a Reading degree over Term Two.
You will need to read books during this time. A record of what you have read each night (book/author/chapter) needs to be recorded each day for homework with a summary (15 words or less) of what you have read. Your parents will need to sign each entry to verify that you have read what you have recorded.
At the end of each book, you need to do one of the activities for each section. You are not allowed to do one activity (e.g Character Draw) for more than one book. Once this is finished you need to record this in this booklet. You then show the book and the activity to your teacher to be signed.
Your teacher will sign this if they are satisfied with the quality of your work and the evidence that it has been read. The work should be presentable and be able to be displayed on a classroom wall. It can be done electronically on Google Docs/Slides or handwritten and presented in a folder.
If a book is 400 or more pages long, then it can count as two books. If 600 or more then it can count as three books (check with your teacher if you are unsure). If your book does count as 2 books then you must complete two of the required activities for that book. Books should have some equivalence to your current Reading Level.
All Bachelor’s Degrees (First Degree) must include:
- 1 comic
- 2 sophisticated picture books
- A picture book
- A chapter book
The other degrees should be chapter books.
Push yourself to achieve the highest degree.
Make sure you look at the Google Slides and put your activities in the grids.
Reading Degree Atawhai 2020– Google Slides Link
Atawhai Teachers (Miss Coburn, Miss Gordon and Mr Ginders)
Well done on completing the first week of Distance Learning! I saw some excellent work going on at home. You will see in the planning that we have started the Reading Degree. That is an extra task for you to complete across the whole term so get reading!
Here are the planning links for Term 2 Week 2 (Distance Learning)
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch with your child’s teacher.
Kia Ora and welcome back to Term 2!
We hope you are all well and enjoyed the Easter Break!
Welcome to our first ever Distance Learning week at Holy Cross School! Whilst we are still at Level 4 Lockdown and until the government says we can go back to school (we can’t wait!!) this is how we will learn together.
While we may not be able to be together as the country puts up a wall of defence to unite against COVID-19 from our shores, we can still continue to learn even if we don’t have that face to face interaction.
With careful and diligent work we can all still meet our learning goals for the year. In our plans for the week, you will find online tasks and tasks that don’t require a device.
Please get in touch with your classroom teacher to see the learning plans. They will have been posted on class Seesaw and Google Classroom pages too.
It is great to see so many have done the Holy Week Quiz. If you have not completed it yet, here is the link: Holy Week Quiz Years 5-8
Remember, if you have any questions, just send us a message either via email or SeeSaw.
Shaun Ginders, Stephanie Coburn and Hayley Gordon
Links to plans:
Here are three different quizzes based on Holy Week, they are designed for the different learning areas of the school. Students can answer using their school Google Account. For students in Years 0-2, they will need to use their parent emails. The answers will be posted online next Friday. Have fun and good luck!! Mr Young might even find some lucky participation prizes for when we return to school!
Years 0-2: https://forms.gle/eL7EdNkvnvEXrx388
Years 3-4: https://forms.gle/HLk2e5aTUmSpZ6qz7
Year 5-8: https://forms.gle/JdKSADNvS5rBS6r46