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Room 10 Newsletter

Warmest greeting to you all, welcome to Term 1 of 2017. I hope you have all had a great summer holiday. I am passionate about providing the best possible learning opportunities for all students, and fostering the academic success across all areas for all students. This will be my second year teaching at Papatoetoe Intermediate. I have enjoyed every moment of it. From all exciting sports events we have, to all the educational trips we go on including the EOTC Week. Prior to starting at Papatoetoe Intermediate I worked at Gladstone Primary School as a Year 6 teacher. When not in the classroom I enjoy kapa haka, waka ama, and spending time with whanau/family. I promote a positive whanau/family environment in our class where we all work together to achieve our goals. There are a number of opportunities for Year 7 students to take on extra responsibilities such as representing the school in cultural groups and sport activities, as well as leadership roles. I encourage all the students to take part in the wider life of our school. Please come in and introduce yourselves over the first few days. I look forward to meeting you all in the next couple of weeks. If you wish to contact me for any reason my E-mail address is

Homework Students will receive weekly homework in the form of reading and maths basic facts sheet. Homework will commence from week 2 after we have established routines in our class. Homework will be given on Mondays and is expected to be returned to school by Friday. If students miss their homework on Monday, spare copies will be in the homework tray for them to collect. The purpose of their homework is to support the classroom programme and allow students to discuss with you what is happening with their learning. For homework to be useful, I would like to request you support your son/daughter with their homework. Brain Food Every morning the children are allowed to snack on brain food. This gives the children an extra energy boost to help them learn. Construct 2016 Our overarching theme for the next semester is ‘Belonging’ as a class we will explore what this means to us. Curriculum The children will be expected to start reading at home straight away. As much as possible our reading programme will support our topic and writing work. In Maths the focus for the start of this term will be position and orientation before moving onto Number & Algebra. Reminders Hats – are compulsory for Term 1 please ensure your son/daughter has their hat in their bag each day. P.E. Your child will be expected to partake in physical activity. Our P.E. days are Monday and Tuesday. Uniform It is important all students are in the new uniform and wear it correctly with pride.

Room 10 Term 1 Newsletter 2017  
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