Our Koru Whānau

Kia ora to our families,

We have had a wonderful start to the 2019 school year. We warmly welcome families that are new to Beckenham te Kura o Pūroto, and welcome back to those families who have been part of our community for some time now.

Next week, we welcome Kristika Burridge, full-time, into the Koru team. Kristika is going to be the Home Group teacher for our third New Entrant group of children.

Our Reading Programme:
  • We hope you're all enjoying the reading books that have been coming home this week. This is a great opportunity to share time together with your child and celebrate reading (remember, it's of great value to reread the texts which are still in the folders and which have come home earlier in the week)
  • Also remember: Praise, Praise, Praise!
  • In class each week we have a shared book which we read and discuss together several times throughout the week. Sometimes a small copy of this book may come home in your child's reading folder. This book may be at a more advanced level than usual and will possibly need more support from you, as you read the book together with your child
  • It's important that the children pack their reading folders into their bags, and return them to school every day.

The children are loving our Discovery sessions each morning, and are displaying creativity, initiative and cooperation throughout this first part of each day. Discovery Time really supports the development of our school values: We Care, We Love Learning, We Get There Together, We Love Challenge and We Make a Difference. We see each of these values being displayed in a great many ways throughout this time devoted to learning through play.
Working together outdoors to make a ball challenge

Test flying our helicopters

Playing with the animals and magnetic shapes

Team work to create an obstacle course
Testing the obstacle course

Playing the cat game

Long rope skipping

Railway workers building together

Exploring patterns