Kia Ora Tatou, Greetings to all
It has been a wonderful start to Term 2!
Waikato Principals’ Association Visit
Over 40 principals from the Waikato region visited our school yesterday morning. The principals were overwhelmed as they witnessed inspiring teachers, highly curious and engaged learners and evidence all around them of our students producing high quality outputs of creative and critical work.
Term Two Topic Programme: I am a Geoscientist
This term our school-wide topic is ‘I am a Geoscientist’, however each part of the school has also created catchy sub-titles that capture the essence of the learning. They are as follows:
Senior school – What on earth is going on?
Middle School – Middle earth
Junior School – Kiwi kids are rockin’ it.
The big idea is ‘geoscientists think about how to protect and preserve the earth, and how our actions can influence our planet and our future’. Students will be investigating how the earth, ocean and atmosphere are interconnected to sustain the planet we live in. For the last three weeks, students will be undertaking their own scientific research in groups about how to preserve our planet. We are looking for community experts to come in and inspire the students, so if you have knowledge in the field of geoscience, please contact your child’s classroom teacher.
Home Learning Discussion Questions
The home learning discussion questions were a huge success in Term 1, therefore we will continue working in this way to strengthen the relationship between home and school. We will continue to email a topic-related question every week and will also send an alternating music or art-related question. These questions will be emailed out every Monday and will also be available on the school website, www.epsomnormalprimary.school.nz
Please continue to support and encourage your child’s learning at home.
Our school team newsletters have been uploaded to the website. Here is the link for the team newsletters.
A warm welcome to our new teacher, Laura Snow who is teaching the New Entrant students in Room 22 and our teacher aides, Rosetta Tuitama and Helena Orr.
Ngā mihi nui