A busy start to Term 2
Kia ora koutou
It has been a very busy and positive start to Term 2 at Opua School.
We have had excellent sessions in every classroom delivered by our professional learning facilitator from Using Technology Better [UTB], our formal Ministry of Education PLD provider who is helping us use an amazing array of online tools to help children access engaging writing activities. We have also enjoyed a wonderful Dance presentation from the DDF group [including one of our past pupils, Savannah Norman], expert rugby and netball coaching sessions for our teams attending the annual Maromaku tournament later this term, our expanded curriculum and well-being sessions on Thursday afternoons, a successful trip to the Northland Rugby Tag tournament for our Year 7 and 8 team, the beginning of Room 2 and 3s’ environmental learning programme ‘Drains to Harbour’ and two excellent Sharing Assemblies, one run by Kowhai House and one by Room 3. What a lot to pack into 2 weeks!
On the near horizon, we are looking forward to more Fun Focus Thursday sessions, more Maromaku Rugby and Netball training sessions, a Pink Shirt and Crazy Hair day on Friday, 21 March to raise money for the national Anti-Bullying campaign, a P.T.A. run Movie Night from 6pm on that same day and having a powhiri on the morning of Monday, 24th May to welcome our new Room 4 teacher, David Acton, to our school.
You are all most welcome to attend as many of these events at school as you are able to.