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Ko ã tãtou tamariki ngã rangatira mo ãpõpõ Mã te tiaki, mã te ropiropi ka puta te oranga ki a tatou katoa. “Our children are the leaders of the future. By caring for them and fostering their learning, we assure future life for all”

Pānui April 2018

Tēnā rā tātou katoa, nāu mai mihi mai ki Parents, Whānau and Caregivers Term one has been such an active term, both inside and outside the classroom. I’ve been inspired by the range of inquiry work going on right across the school from Room 1 to Room 6. Students are regularly sharing great questions with me arising from their learning, and we hope that you are also seeing that at home. The middle school team projects designed and built around the school grounds are a great example of collaborative learning with a real audience and real outcomes. This is a style of learning our students will do more of as we seek to promote a more self directed and passion lead approach. This term we went out to the community to ask for your opinions and feedback on our status as an IB World School, and whether you supported us continuing with the IB curriculum. The Board are very grateful for the many responses they received to this survey. The survey results were discussed at the last Board meeting of the term and

the decision was made to continue with the PYP curriculum, re-emphasising the 10 core values of the IB Learner Profile. Teachers and students will begin a review of the units of inquiry across the school to ensure these are meeting the needs of our diverse community, with future focus as the context. The survey also asked whether we should continue our push for an extension to year 10, and to this we received a resounding YES PLEASE! As a result we have requested to meet again with the Ministry of Education and will be asking for expressed support from key groups in our own school community. Please let us know if you would like your voice represented. Thanks to all the parents, caregivers and whānau who were able to make the recent student led conferences. Thanks also to every parent who offered their time to support one of the many camps, outdoor pursuits or off site learning opportunities during the term. We couldn’t do it without you. Mauri ora. Chris Bell - Principal

Our Learner Profile (http://www.ibo.org/benefits/learner-profile/) Inquirers - Knowledgeable - Thinkers - Communicators - Principled - Open-minded - Caring - Risk-takers - Balanced - Reflective


Learn and Grow with us - Kia ako, kia tupu, tahi tātou

This water wall has been created for students to investigate and play with water. Below Sean is working on shaping blocks for chess pieces.

The Enviro Team were pleased to welcome NRC and Enviroschools Nationwide with 50 delegates to a workshop run by Dargaville Intermediate in our native tree nursery. NRC and Enviroschools will be launching a book on wai restoration and also 2 minute videos to help others on their journey. The nursery is up and running and seed trays have been planted in preparation for this year. Kiwa and Leah are setting up a website for marketing purposes and the nursery will be run as a small business. Other enviro schemes round the school are; ● the vege garden recently planted up, ● the worm bin, ● the pollination garden (looked after by Room 1 and 2) , ● Room 1 have been using fruit from the gardens to cook with, ● Kirk is using vinegar to spray weeded areas and Room 1 are looking into our impact on natural resources, ● Anouk has been in to talk to classes about nude food and we aim to make this a school wide competition. ● Anouk will also assist with our waste management scheme We aim to complete our silver Enviroschools award next term and will be going for Gold for the remainder of the year.

Too many to show here but the term 1 inquiry into outdoor learning spaces has seen a number of new additions to our school grounds. Middle school students have researched and developed new outdoor learning spaces and have been actively involved, with parent help, in building these and locating them around the school. Parents are invited at any time to wander around the grounds and view the new spaces developed by the students. Our Learner Profile (http://www.ibo.org/benefits/learner-profile/) Inquirers - Knowledgeable - Thinkers - Communicators - Principled - Open-minded - Caring - Risk-takers - Balanced - Reflective


Learn and Grow with us - Kia ako, kia tupu, tahi tÄ tou Senior and Junior camp fun

Both senior and junior camps have been held in the second half of term 1. The photos tell some of the stories of great times had, and the feedback on both camps has been very positive. We wish to thank the many parents who have generously offered their time to come and support our camps. These events are energy sapping and demanding on the students and as such require plenty of fuel and nourishment. We are particularly grateful to parents Karen Talbot, Inky Vink and Gretchen Percy who’s efforts at both camps were nothing short of heroic! Our Learner Profile (http://www.ibo.org/benefits/learner-profile/) Inquirers - Knowledgeable - Thinkers - Communicators - Principled - Open-minded - Caring - Risk-takers - Balanced - Reflective


Learn and Grow with us - Kia ako, kia tupu, tahi tātou Swimming Sports

Basketball

Earlier in the term 29 students entered and competed in our school swimming sports. From that 21 students were selected and 16 participated in the Kerikeri interschools competition.

Training has begun for the upcoming basketball season. Students are travelling to the Waipapa indoor arena every Thursday afternoon for basketball training. With the likelihood of an intermediate competition beginning in Kerikeri we will have a team ready to participate.

The event was run by Kerikeri Primary School at the Bay of Islands Recreational Centre in Kawakawa. The competing schools were: Kerikeri Primary School, Riverview School, Springbank, Kaeo Primary School and Bay of Islands International Academy. The swimming events were: 25m freestyle, 25m backstroke and 25m backstroke. The following students were selected to participate in the finals heat of their age groups: 25m freestyle: ● Kaia Derbyshire (8 yr old girl) ● Lincoln Talbot (9 yr old boy) ● Bailey Edwards (10 yr old girl) 25m backstroke: ● Kaia Derbyshire (8 yr old girl) ● Lincoln Talbot (9 yr old boy) ● Bosco Robinson (9 yr old boy) ● Bailey Edwards (10 yr old girl) ● Kama Wilton (10 yr old girl) 25m breastroke: ● Kaia Derbyshire (8 yr old girl) ● Eva Whyman (8 yr old girl) Place getters were as follows: ● Kaia Derbyshire (8 yr old girl) - 1st freestyle, 1st backstroke, 1st breaststroke ● Eva Whyman (8 yr old girl) - 3rd breastroke ● Lincoln Talbot (9 yr old boy) - 2nd freestyle, 3rd backstroke ● Bosco Robinson (9 yr old boy) - 2nd backstroke ● Bailey Edwards (10 yr old girl) - 2nd freestyle, 2nd backstroke

Netball Permission slips have gone out for girls wishing to participate in netball this year. Please get those forms back in to Mrs Ross if you haven’t already. Thanks goes to parent Trudy Porter for her support and organisation of netball for the girls this year.

We would like to congratulate the over 30 students who participated in the Weetbix Tryathlon. It was awesome for such a high percentage of our school to participate. Bring on the Tough Guy and Gal challenge coming up towards the end of June in Aukland.

We congratulate these and all of the students who challenged themselves and participated to the best of their ability - Well done all! Cross Country The school cross country will be held this year at Takou Bay on June 13th, with a layover day of June 15th in case of weather interruption. We will be encouraging all students to participate, whether walking or running. The inter-school event will follow shortly afterwards in June. More information will come out early in term 2. A big thanks to David and Helen at Nosh for their generous support of junior school camp. Our Learner Profile (http://www.ibo.org/benefits/learner-profile/) Inquirers - Knowledgeable - Thinkers - Communicators - Principled - Open-minded - Caring - Risk-takers - Balanced - Reflective


Learn and Grow with us - Kia ako, kia tupu, tahi tātou I want to extend a special word of thanks to all the teaching team and staff at Bay Academy for their ongoing and tireless efforts to provide a stimulating and engaging environment for our young people. We strive for high levels of engagement with diverse and challenging academic and physical pursuits and a focus on caring citizenship. Notices Skool Loop App The image to the left shows how our new school app will show on your mobile phone. You can download the app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. We hope you will find this app helps with easier communication from the school. Hockey notice After school hockey training will once again be offered in term 2. Information will come out early in term 2 for those interested in participating.

And finally a big congratulations to Kerikeri High School for their successful hosting of the 2018 Te Tai Tokerau festival. We took the BOIIA kapa haka group down to attend the pōwhiri and watch the KKHS performance. Ka mau te wehi koutou mā. Mauri ora.

Term 2 Calendar Events Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Term 2 begins 30th April

Board Meeting

Kaikohe Intermediate Games

Y7/8 Rippa Rugby

Week 5

Bullying Free NZ Week Week 6

Week 7

Noho Marae

BOIIA Cross Country

Week 8

Week 9

Week 10

Tough Guy and Gal

Term 2 ends 6th July

Interschool Cross Country

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Our Learner Profile (http://www.ibo.org/benefits/learner-profile/) Inquirers - Knowledgeable - Thinkers - Communicators - Principled - Open-minded - Caring - Risk-takers - Balanced - Reflective

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Term 1 Newsletter No. 2 - April 2018

Nl18 t1 2  

Term 1 Newsletter No. 2 - April 2018

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