Karori Normal School

Rōpū Mānuka Year 2

Rōpū Mānuka  

Kia ora Whānau

Welcome to 2022! 


KNS teams are named after New Zealand Trees. 

The Year 2 cohort is Team Mānuka. Our teaching team is:

  • Libby Allwood (Mrs Allwood) Room 1

  • Sam Butts (Mr Butts) Room 2

  • Pam Carr (Ms Pam) and Fiona Alcock (Ms Alcock) Room 4

  • Jo Stevens (Mrs Stevens) Room 5 

Busy Bee Time

The first session each week on a Monday is Busy Bee Time where children play. This gives the children a chance to settle in and connect with their friends and teachers. 

Home Reading

Your child will bring home a reader approximately three to four times a week. Some of the books will be chosen by the teacher and will be at their instructional level. Other books will be chosen by the children themselves. The books may be easy, a favourite to read again or one they will need you to read with them. Our reading programme also incorporates the use of poems, shared stories and texts. Each child needs a bookbag which they should bring to school each day. 


Rooms 1 and 2 - Tuesday

Rooms 4 and 5 - Wednesday

Kapa Haka - Tuesday

Singing - Wednesday

Ako Rōpū - Friday

Mānuka Hui - Friday


Each term there is generally one trip planned outside of school, plus we have in school activities like the Film Festival, Kelly Sports and Dance. 

Home Learning

If you are home isolating with Covid we have Home Learning that we will send home. We can also provide you with reading books, a pack of worksheets, extra paper and pencils and Zoom sessions to connect with the class. 

General reminders:

Please ensure your child has a water bottle every day, we have a number of children who seem to arrive without one. 

Please also ensure your child has a wide brimmed sun hat in Terms 2 and 4, if they do not have one it limits outside play to the shaded areas.

Your child should have a change of clothes in their bag.

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

Thank you for your support by staying out of the classrooms. We appreciate that it makes it a little trickier connecting with us so please contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding your child. The more we communicate and work together, the better it is for your child.

Nga mihi nui

Rōpū Mānuka