Karori Normal School


Team Akakura 

Newsletter Term 3


Kia Ora Whānau and Caregivers,


We hope you and your tamaiti had a restful break and that everyone is ready for Term 4.   We ended Term 3 on a high with our very successful Swimming Carnival where tamariki participated in eight different activities and had a stop in the spa pool to warm up.  It was fabulous watching tamariki having fun and challenging themselves by stepping out of their comfort zone.  The event would not have been possible without our fabulous parent helpers.  Ngā mihi nui! 

 In Team Akakura we have:  

Our Inquiry for Term 4


This term we will be exploring the key concept of Cause and Effect.  This will focus on tamariki explaining what the outcomes are likely to be from different actions or choices, develop an understanding of Hauora Hauora and explain ways to keep themselves safe.  Like all the key concepts, Cause and Effect  is a broad one, and it is always exciting to see how the concept develops differently in each class. 


An overview of what we are learning in each curriculum area is outlined below:


  • Maths - Algebra, Problem Solving, Measurement (volume, length, money)
  • Writing- Recounts, narratives, explanations. The text types will be dependent on where each class takes their inquiry. 
  • Reading – Continuing to read a range of texts and use a range of comprehension strategies to show our understanding. 
  • PE – Summer sports and skills,  
  • Te Reo Māori  –Weekly Kapa Haka lessons and consolidation of skills taught by Whaea Adrienne last term.



Dates to Diary


  • Gala - Saturday 19th of October.
  • Athletics - Ben Burn Park on Wednesday 23rd of October from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Postponement date Wednesday 30th of October.
  • Assembly - Wednesday 18th of December 9:15 a.m. 
  • Last Day of School - Thursday 19th of December.



General reminders:


In Term 4 as part of our Sunsmart Policy we are required to wear sunsmart hats when outside.  Please ensure your tamaiti brings a hat that protects the face, head, neck and ears to school every day.  Broad brimmed, bucket or legionnaire hats are the best. 


Please remind children that they are welcome to bring items to play with at break times however it is not the school's or teacher's responsibility if they get lost or broken - please talk with your tamaiti so they understand this. 


As always, please feel free to come in, look around and talk to us.

Kind Regards,

Team Akakura Kaiako