Welcome to Term 1
Dear Parents and Caregivers,
Kia ora, and welcome to 2018.
It is always exciting to begin a new year, and welcome new faces into the classroom. As Room One is the senior class, we have high expectations about their behaviour at school. They are the leaders of Mayfield School and we expect them to be role models for the rest of the students. This week, Room One students will be applying for leadership positions for the year, which will give them special responsibilities. We will have a special assembly to present their leadership positions at 12.30pm on 20th February.
Fish & Chips can be ordered on Fridays. Since Year 7 & 8 technology is every Friday, the Year 7 & 8s will be allowed to order Fish & Chips on Thursdays instead. The Pie Warmer will be operating every Friday this term.
This term our topic focus is ‘People are Important’, and Room 1 children will be able to decide what they would like to research, based on this topic. It may be cultures or careers – I would like to see what direction they want to take.
I like to begin the year by exploring ‘Digital Citizenship’ or how to be responsible citizens while using the internet.
We will also be going swimming most days (as the weather permits) and preparing artwork for the Mayfield Show. Swimming sports is next week, and it is expected that every student has a go, even if they just swim a width of the pool.
Reading: I expect Room One students to be reading every night. This is a book of their choice for at least 10 minutes.
Mathematics: There are a range of maths websites your child can go on at home. www.sumdog.com www.prodigygame.com (class code 834467), or karatecat.com.au
Spelling: Your child will begin to get fortnightly spelling words every Monday. They may wish to practise these at home.
Science Badges: If you would like some extra activities to be completed at home, your child can choose from a huge range of science activities which can earn them a badge. The activities and badges will need to be pre-ordered at a cost of $6 each. I will explain these further at ‘Meet the Teacher’ evening.
On occasion, there may be an extra homework task that needs to be completed at home.
Your child has their own account which gives them access to an online portal with email, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, OneNote and more. They also have the ability to download these for free on up to five devices at home.
We will visit the library on a regular basis. Your child can borrow two books which must be returned after two weeks. Any books that do not get returned will be charged for, for their replacement.
Y7 & 8 Technology
As mentioned above, technology is every Friday. The technology bus transports the students from school at about 8.50 (as soon as the three school buses have arrived), so please make sure your child is at school by then. This will continue until the end of Term 2. Please return the notices as soon as possible.
Y7&8 Technology – every Friday
Tuesday 6th Feb – Waitangi Day
Thursday 8th Feb – Swimming Sports
Monday 12th Feb – Meet the Teacher
Tues 13th Feb – Southern Zone Swimming
Tues 20th Feb – Leadership Assembly
Wed 21st Feb – School Triathlon
Friday 9th March – Floral day
Sat 10th March – Mayfield Show
Friday 30th March – Good Friday (No school)
Monday 2nd & Tuesday 3rd April – Easter (No school)
Friday 13th April – Last day Term One
Please attend the ‘Meet the Teacher’ evening on Monday 12th Feb 5.30-5.50pm to learn more about Room 1 and ask any questions.