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Students at all stages are encouraged to devote a regular, short period of time at home during which they may develop their interests or reinforce ideas and understandings.

Children in the Kowhai Team will bring home a book to read with parents/caregivers/family each day.  Please discuss the book with them and let them find any words they know.  Sometimes the child will know the book well.  Usually it is a book that has been read in class that day.  Whatever the case, the book can be shared and enjoyed.  Remember that reading is fun!  Make it a happy experience.  

From Year 3 onwards, homework tasks may include reading for pleasure, learning basic maths facts and/or spelling words and other work or research related to school studies.

If difficulties arise with homework, the attempt should be noted, the homework left and the student helped by the teacher the following day.

Reporting to Parents

Written reports are sent home mid-year and at the end of year.  We have learning meetings at school twice a year.  Learning meetings are an opportunity for children, their families and teachers to talk about learning.  Once a year we have a Fiafia Day- a day to celebrate learning.


Things you can do at home with your children:

  1. How to tie shoe laces

  2. How to follow a recipe

  3. How to make a meal plan and grocery list on a budget

  4. How to write a resume / CV

  5. How to tell the time

  6. How to look after the house (mow the lawn, do the recycling, budget and pay bills).

  7. How to be a good citizen (mow your neighbour’s lawn…)

  8. How to read (ask questions about what they’re reading, read together, make predictions, discuss why characters behave the way they do)

  9. How to write (keep a journal, keep a gratitude list, write instructions for something, write alternative endings to favourite stories or movies, write a story, keep a book of facts)

  10. How to advocate for a positive change in the world (write a letter, sign a petition, join an on-line group)

  11. How to maintain a vehicle (how to check the oil, change a tyre)

  12. Build physical education (do yoga, play tiggy, play netball/soccer, shoot hoops)

  13. Build fine motor skills (draw, knit, colour, crochet, cross stitch, sew, weave)

  14. Go outside.  Walk, bike. Keep at least 10 m away from other people.

  15. How to exist without the internet.

  16. Talk about dreams, hopes, fears.

  17. Have children research what they’re interested in (future careers)

  18. STEAM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Arts/Maths) challenge (build towers etc)

  19. Write own daily learning plans

  20. How to write thank you letters to your grandparents, aunties, parents etc.

  21. How to decorate your room, home

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