Kauri Team Newsletter Term 2 Week 5

 

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recent recipients of the kauri respect awards kauri kauri team whakatauki ahakoa nga ueue kia kaha kia toa kia manawanui cybersafety oaklands cybersafety is all about keeping ourselves our information and our equipment as safe and secure as possible the idea is that we apply knowledge and risk minimising behaviours while we re working playing searching online the key to internet safety is minimising online risks being able to do this means that families can gain all the benefits of the online environment like communication learning fun business opportunities connection with others while keeping safe we teach our kids about keeping safe in a number of contexts all the time water safety road safety safety around strangers or cybersafety being aware of the risks having strategies in place to deal with the risks and keeping an open relationship so that children will turn to you when things go wrong are all key to keeping our children safer online if you feel unfamiliar with the technology or are not sure how to start to talk with your children about online safety you can take a look at www.netsafe.org.nz or get in touch with netsafe for more information even if you are not very confident with the practical steps monitor your child s internet and cell phone use set up parent controls on your computer and browser set up parent controls on your child s mobile device home learning in the kauri team just a friendly reminder that all kauri students are required to keep up to date reading log of the reading material they have read at home this is completed in the child s reading log book or the biblionaseum website which some classes are using in addition all students are required to attain at least 1000 points a week in mathletics the mathletics website is extensive and the teachers are tailoring programmes on the site to meet your child s needs.

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class blogs please visit our class blogs and see the awesome learning room 4 rm4oaklands.blogspot.co.nz room 5 room5oaklands.blogspot.co.nz room 6 kauriroom62013.blogspot.co.nz room 7 oaklandsboysclassrm7.blogspot.co.nz room 5 s animal drawings from the neil shasky art workshop room 8 room8oaklands2013.blogspot.co.nz writing professional development the oaklands school teachers have undertaken extensive writing professional development so we can improve the quality of all students writing throughout this professional development the teachers are trying out new approaches to writing to improvement the engagement of reluctant student writers and extend the gifted ones these new approaches are based on research into what is effective teaching of writing one of the new approaches that some kauri classes have already started the rest of the classes are about too is the use of jotter books jotter books are commonly used by authors to note down ideas quotes and observations which can be used in their writing at a later date the kauri students and teachers are going to be using jotter books extensively for the rest of the year for the same purpose as an author we are wanting these to become a seabed of ideas for students so that when they go to write they have some ideas developed in terms of format and content the jotter books will vary as it is a very personal thing some will take notes some will write much longer sentences and some will even draw the key is for the ideas to generate and possibly blossom into some amazing writing room 9 roomnineoaklands.blogspot.co.nz room 10 roomtenoaklands.blogspot.co.nz room 11 rm11oaklandsschoolnz.blogspot.co.nz room 12 oaklandsroom12.blogspot.co.nz room 13 room13oaklandsschool.blogspot.co.nz upcoming dates · kauri team crt 12th june · kauri team assembles 2:10pm 17th june 1st july · mrs patten and mr ladbrook attending leadership seminar 17/18 june · student led conferences 2nd and 3rd july · open day and learning celebration 9th july winter sport the friday winter sport competition has started for the year 5-8 students if you are able to please come along and support you can check out the draw on the oaklands school sports blog at http sportoaklands2013.blogspot.co.nz and you can also come along to the school on friday afternoons to support the oaklands halswell school sports exchange.

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