We have a busy few weeks coming up.
Today everyone was amazing at the School Triathlon. Well done to everyone for taking part.
Tomorrow (Tuesday) is Tough Kids. We will be calling roll at 8:30 and heading off to the Hawkes Bay Sports Park on buses. Children do not need to wear their school uniform. If possible they should wear performance shirts, otherwise a blue t-shirt will be fine. They will need sunscreen applied before they come to school, a hat and a drink bottle. We will also be taking brain food and morning tea with us.
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday we have PATs (Progressive Achievement Tests). This year we are doing Mathematics, Reading Comprehension and Reading Vocabulary. If you would like to know more about PATs please visit Understanding PATs - for Parents and the Community (http://www.nzcer.org.nz/tests/understanding-pats-parents-and-community).
I plan to do all the PATs online as I think this is an easier way for the children to complete the tests. I am also able to read certain parts of the tests to children who need a reader, who would benefit from the extra assistance and to those who are a bit nervous about the whole thing. In actual fact the tests are just like playing some games on Studyladder, so hopefully the class will enjoy them!
Studyladder has been set up for this year. Log on details for your child are below.
Have a great week :)