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.




‘Ko au, Ko ia, Ko tō tātou nei turangawaewae ka tiaki’
Look after ourselves    
Look after others 
Look after our place