2017 Learning Theme: Together We Are Strong
Kia ngātahi ai te tu
E pakari ai te tuarā
Stand united, stand strong!
Kia Ora Tatou, Greetings to all
We are now in Week 8 of Term 1 and our students are excelling in all areas of learning. Our students are displaying all our school values: respect, inclusiveness, optimism, commitment, courage and enjoyment. You should be very proud of your children.
Term One Topic Programme: I am a Health Expert
Currently all students are learning about nutrition, fitness and body systems. It has been pleasing to see the progress that has been made throughout the term. Our students have been researching famous health experts who have influenced our world today. We have also been examining the importance of various body systems and functions. Teachers have integrated other curriculum areas into their topic learning. The Junior School has created exceptional still-life artworks inspired by healthy food, the Middle School has crafted imaginative poetry about teeth, and the Senior School has carefully studied the nutritional facts on various food packaging.
We would like to thank all the parents and family members, working in a health-related field, who have supported our topic learning this term. You have provided rich learning experiences for the students by sharing your knowledge as health experts. Our guest speakers have come from all sectors of the health community: a medical specialist, elderly care specialist, midwife, nutritionist, anesthetist, family doctor, cardiac physiologist, health researcher, social worker, respiratory physician and many more. We are privileged and thankful to have you as part of our community at ENPS.
Home Learning Discussion Questions
Our weekly home learning discussion questions have been successful this term, and we have received positive feedback during our recent parent teacher meetings, regarding home learning. Students are encouraged to lead discussions at home, which are related to our topic learning at school. Every week, time is set aside in classrooms to enable students to share their ideas with the rest of their class. These questions will be emailed out each Monday. They will also be available on the school website, www.epsomnormalprimary.school.nz.
The school has a variety of lunchtime clubs and school activities. Please read our information update section for more details about our exciting student activity options and encourage your children to join these activities.