Sunday, 30 November 2014

week 8 term 4 2014

week 8 term 4 2014

Swimming Tuesday afternoon. I will be away Monday and Tuesday....Planning day on Tuesday so will be around and about!
Beach day is Thursday!
Art at the Beach, Thursday, 4th December
As part of our art unit on modelling we have planned a visit to the Waimanu Lagoon, Fieldway, Waikanae Beach. At the lagoon the children will be creating structures using natural materials. We will be leaving school at 9:30 am and returning by 11:00. We do need help with supervision on this trip. Please note – children will not be going into the water.

 blend for the week st

Sunday, 23 November 2014

week 7 term 4 2014

Week 7 blend of the week Fl

 Kapanui School Discoverers December 2014

Kia ora Parents and Caregivers,
It’s hard to believe that yet another year has flown by. The little children that began school at the beginning of the year now look so much bigger and our Year Two children already seem as if they should be Year Threes. They’re ready for that next step.

The year has been a busy one with many highlights. The Discoverers’ visit to Whakarongotai Marae was an important occasion in Term One - we have such proud memories of our young children taking part in the powhiri there. Our Matariki dinner in Term Two was particularly enjoyable and recently, we were delighted to get such positive responses from the audiences at the Year One and the Year Two dance shows.

We want to express our grateful thanks for all your support throughout 2014.
We especially want to acknowledge the loyal group of parents and friends of the school who turn up day after day to run our PMP programme and all those parents and caregivers who have helped in classrooms, at swimming and Gymfun,  on trips, with resources and so much more. Your contributions are greatly appreciated.

We would also like to acknowledge our colleagues who won’t be returning when we start back next year: Rosina Va’a - our PMP and kapahaka leader, Janine Moody – our very own divine Miss M, and Sarah Kenworthy- the irrepressible Dr K. It would be impossible to list all that these people have contributed during their time at Kapanui. Each one of them will be greatly missed. We wish them all the very best for their next endeavours. Arohanui, nga  hoa

Our final events for the year are listed below. Please note that although we are using buses to make the transportation of the children easier we are dependent on parent help, especially for the beach trip.

Art at the Beach, Thursday, 4th December
As part of our art unit on modelling we have planned a visit to the Waimanu Lagoon, Fieldway, Waikanae Beach. At the lagoon the children will be creating structures using natural materials. We will be leaving school at 9:30 am and returning by 11:00. We do need help with supervision on this trip. Please note – children will not be going into the water.

Christmas in Waikanae, Tuesday, 9th December
We have accepted an invitation to St Luke’s Church in Elizabeth Street for a Kiwi Kids Christmas – songs, stories and morning tea. Our children very much enjoyed the experience last year in this historic building. Parents who would like to come with us are most welcome! Year One classes will go to the first session beginning at 9:15. The Year Two classes will follow at 10:30.
Discoverers Picnic Thursday, 11th December
We hope you will join us when we head off to Waikanae Park for our annual Discoverers Picnic. We will leave school at 12:30 and return at 2:00. Children will be given a special lunch -a sausage sizzle and fruit. There is no cost for this. Please tell your child’s teacher if your child is not able to have the lunch.

We would greatly appreciate some help with the sausage sizzle preparation and distribution of the lunches at the park. Those helping with the lunch preparation will need to meet in the hall kitchen at 11:30.

On the days of the picnic and the beach trip, children will need SUNSMART clothing, drinks of water and, for those with bigger appetites, on the picnic day some extra lunch.
Should the weather be unsuitable for the picnic the children will be given their special lunch at school during the usual lunchtime.

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Enjoy your time with the children. We look forward to seeing them back refreshed and ready for the school year in February.

Sue, Annie, Neil, Sarah, Sam, Rose, Wendy, Barbara, Lyn, Carolyn, Janine and Maria


DISCOVERERS END OF YEAR ACTIVITIES Please return by Monday 1st December

swimming Tuesday afternoon 

Gala on Friday this week----please support the Christmas Gala 2014 Friday evening
children's stalls, carol singing, kapahaka, choir, Ukes, recorders. Gourmet burgers, drinks stalls, food and other stalls. Heaps of fun activities for the children and you!

 gourmet burgers. Last orders by Friday morning.. 9am tomorrow

. Same with toys and books.

Only 3 sleeps to go! please donate books and toys ;)
Sumo wrestling, xmas candles, buntings, toss a ring, x box, baking, ice creams, brownies, darts, clothes, op shop, fruit kebabs, driftwood art, xmas treats, milkshakes, doughnuts, american hotdogs, cinnamon buns, fudge, foxton fizz, crazy hair, lucky dip, vintage candy, nail designs, santa cookies, snow crush, whitebait, candy floss, toffee apples, stockings.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

week 6 term 4 2014

week 6 Swimming Tuesday 3 Tuesdays!
kupu te wiki- aporo - apple

Blend for the week pl

Sunday, 2 November 2014

week 4 and 5 term 4 2014

week 4 and 5

the term is rushing by!!! next week we have our junior show .....dances and singing from each of the new entrant/ year 1 classes.The times for the show are:

Wednesday 12 November 2pm- 3pm and Thursday 13 Nov  6.30 pm to 7.30pm .Please check you children's bag for a notice about this! Children need to be in the classroom on Thursday evening by 6.10pm

I made an error and have now corrected the times!

For our dance we need the boys to be in white shirt and dark trousers and the girls in black short leggings and plain black T shirt...we have made little skirts for the girls.

Thursday this week we have the Jump Rope for Heart .....sponsorship is due on the day and we will be running skipping events fron 11.20am through until lunch time....whole school activity.

swimming begins week 6! 18, 25 November at 2pm and 2 and 9 December 2pm.

kupu te wiki
- inu     He inu māu? Would you like a drink?
- Otautahi- Christchurch

bl blend

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

week 3 term 4 2014

week 3 term 4 tena koutou katoa

teacher only day Tuesday
We enjoyed the privilege of a full day at Whakarongatai Marae on Tuesday this week. A wonderful learning and sharing experience with Waikanae school. Finding out about our place and the history and korero ...stories about Waikanae and the 3 iwi of our area was invaluable learning .
...a short week ....
 ch is our blend and poem focus.

kupu te wiki- homai
Homai he inu māku. 
Give me a drink [please]. 

Sunday, 19 October 2014

week 2 term 4 2014

week 2 term 4 2014

blend for the week

kupu te wiki - marama - moon Ka whiti te marama i te pō. The moon shines at night. I will be away on a professional development day on Thursday this week......we are visiting schools in the Hutt Valley. Next week is a teacher only day on Tuesday where we are going to our local marae with Waikanae School staff.

enjoy Labour weekend and have a safe time!

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

week 1 term 4 2014

welcome back to term 4 2014

So much happening this term so keep watching this space for updates. 

Children's work will be increasingly added to our pages and they may also get to do their own publishing on the blog like week 10 term 3.

We will be doing clay creations this term and also we have a mini production which will show case the children's dancing skills!

Our sounds for each week will be a digraph ( two sounds together) week 1 is....".th"

try this for fun......

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

week 10 term 3

week 10 term 3 2014

kupu te wiki- awa- river
Ka whakawhiti tātou i te awa i te wāhi whāiti.
We’ll cross the river at the narrow part.

food of the week - rice

Our visit this week to the new bridge over the Waikanae River

A big thankyou to the parents who helped
 read our cool stories!
We went to the Waikanae River and we saw a crane. We saw a steel flower and I went with Finn and I heard a pirate song.
By Journey

We went to the new bridge and we went to see the crane. It was BIG!
By Maggie

 We went to the Waikanae River and we saw a bridge being built. The crane built the bridge.
By Kyle
 We went to the Waikanae River and we saw a crane. We saw a steel flower and I went with Finn and I heard a pirate song.
By Journey
 We went to see cranes and we went to Waikanae River and it was a trip there. The men will build a bridge.
By Tyler

We went to see the work builders at the Waikanae bridge and we saw a digger.

By James

 I went to see the crane at Waikanae River and its name is Roseanna!
By Nikitah
We went to the river. I saw a crane.

By Kiana
 I went to see the new bridge and I saw it being built.
By Lachie

I went to Waikanae River and saw the bridge being built. I liked it. The crane moved.
By Arna
 We went to see the crane at Waikanae and I saw some workers building the bridge over the river for some cars and trucks. And there were tall cranes.
By Manaia

I went to see the Waikanae bridge being built and fifty trucks of concrete fill up the steel piles.

By Finn
I went to the bridge being built and it was fun.
By Michael.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

week 8

Week 8

ed endings
kupu te wiki niho----teeth
food of the week - cauliflower

rhyming words...let's talk lots about rhyme..make games with the competitions on rhyming words....hear the same sounds....have fun with rhyme.
9+9...............know these as fast as you hear them!
numbers to 10 .....2+8, 3+7 etc finger play and counting fingers up plus fingers down to 10
Dice patterns.....board games are great for learning the dice patterns quickly.
Count backwards and forwards from ANY number to 30
We are doing 3x2  and more as....three groups of 2....make and then write.

We are saying 15 bugs....3 many in each bug catcher ? and then ..... 15 fairshared between 3 and written as........15÷3= 5 ( you can try this with all sorts of other scenarios!)

we are going to see the new bridge under construction next Tuesday at 11.30 am....please send your form in if you can help with transport...

sorry this is late this week!
Study ladder is up to date with the whole class on the register...try it by going to the page at the top of the blog home page.

Sunday, 31 August 2014

week 7 term 3 2014

Week 7

Kupu o te wiki Rangi – sky.

Food of the week- Orange

Plant in:
All year, temperature dependant

Oranges are a fruit

Oranges makes a great snack

we are looking at "ing" words this week.....

spore print from our mushrooms

preparing our mushrooms to eat

cooked mushrooms with cheese

cooking the mushrooms in a pan


cutting the mushrooms for eating

Sunday, 24 August 2014

week 6 2014 term 3

week 6 term 3 2014

We are running assembly this week Friday at 2 pm....welcome to join us!
letter z
kupu te wiki...waea---phone

Sunday, 17 August 2014

week 5 term 3 2014

week 5
Letter X
kupu o te wiki- engari -but

KAPANUI's GOT TALENT final ....Thursday at 6.30 pm $5 entry at school hall

Sunday, 10 August 2014

week 4 term 3 2014

week 4 term 3

food for the week ONION    Onion -

nau mai
11 August 2014
He körero täpiri/Additional information
For beginners
Sample sentence:
Nau mai ki Aotearoa.
Welcome to Aotearoa. 

letter w W

Sunday, 3 August 2014

week 3 term 3

week 3 term 3

What's for Lunch programme starting this week
SPINACH/ Kokihi  is our super food this week...we will be doing experiments/ cooking and exploring spinach!

Te Kupu o te wiki
Poitarawhiti - Netball
Te Tima poitarawhiti o Aotearoa
The New Zealand Netball Team

letter of the week letter vV

Te Kupu o te wiki Poitarawhiti - Netball Te Tima poitarawhiti o Aotearoa The New Zealand Netball Team
Hulk Juice ...Tuesday science

Sunday, 27 July 2014

week 2 term 3

week 2 term 3

Letter Yy

 Commonwealth games opening ceremony on Thursday 31 July at 9.30 am in the school hall. Games start at 11.30 am

Medal presentations will be at Friday assembly!