Letters from Whaea Yvonne and Whaea Riripeti
31st January 2017
Welcome Back Whanau
I wish you all a wonderful New Year. I am Yvonne Venter your child’s teacher for the first seven weeks of this year. I am married and have two married children and two grandchildren. I have been a relief teacher for the last two years in Whangarei at several schools. I have been a teacher for six and a half years at Kuratau School in Turangi before we moved to Whangarei.
I want to inform you of what I expect from you and your child so we can work towards a common goal of helping your child to improve in their work and be happy at school. Your child must read every day at home and practise their spelling. My focus in class is to show respect to all and be respectful to our environment. It would be wonderful if you can talk to your child about respect at home and the environment too.
Children need proper swimming gear to swim in for the next few weeks. If your child is not allowed to swim please write a note to inform me.
I have an open door policy so feel free to came and meet me. I look forward to working with you and your child to ensure that 2017 is a successful learning year.
31st January 2017
Ka tangi te Tükaiaia kei te moana, ko Ngätiwai kei te moana e haere ana, ka tangi te tükaiaia kei tuawhenua, ko Ngätiwai kei tuawhenua e haere ana.
Ka huri ki tuawhenua, ko Whakatere te maunga e tu ake ana, ko Waima te awa e rere ana, ko Te Mahurehure te iwi.
Tēnā koutou katoa.
I will be teaching in Ruma Rima every Friday, during Term 1. On Fridays we will be doing a lot of integrated learning using S.T.E.A.M inquiry. If you are not sure what S.T.E.A.M. is about, click on the tab at the top of the page to find out more.
Our first two S.T.E.A.M. inquiries this year will focus on Mt Manaia and designing a senior playground. I have created a page for each of these projects. Make sure you check in frequently to keep up to date with what we are learning and doing in class.
You may have read in Whaea Yvonne's letter that she is only here for seven weeks. That is because our new teacher will join us in week 7. Whaea Debbie will be officially welcomed to Raurimu Ave School on Thursday March 16, with a full school pōwhiri. She will then take-over as the main teacher for Ruma 5 with me continuing on Fridays.
We have a busy year planned with Technology starting for the Year 7 and 8's in week 3 and a school trip to Mt Manaia in week 4. I am looking forward to teaching regularly in the senior class this year and getting to know your children.
He mihi mahana