Talofa everyone and welcome back to Term 2. . .but not as we know it!!
Well it was a very different way to end Term 1 and begin Term 2 of 2020!!
The Nation has been never been in a situation like this before and it definitely will be a time that our kids will always remember!
Firstly, I hope that all our families are keeping well, staying safe and surviving what has been a tough time for everyone.
Secondly, I'd like to pay tribute to our parents/ carers who had to take on the role of being your child's (or children's) teacher throughout Level 4 & Level 3. It was another role that was forcibly added onto the many hats that you already wear within the family setting. Thank you for all the support that you provided throughout the period of Distance Learning.
Learning plan for the remainder of Term 2
We will be staying in our homerooms for the first few weeks, with a focus on Location. From there, our main focus will be on number and measurement. Students in Room 17 will continue with Prime Maths.
Students will develop their ability to use complex sentence structures with accuracy as well as pivotal tools to enhance their writing. Later in the term, the focus will be linked to our Inquiry topic.
Class novels with a focus on personal responses to the text and characters.
Developing knowledge of spelling patterns, word origins, sentence structures and new vocabulary.
Winter Sports skills and fitness.
Through the curriculum subject of Science, our topic will be on the Physical World. The Big Idea will be Energy and the context will be Electrical Circuits. The Deep Understandings will be: There are physical forces as well as sources of energy that affect our everyday lives, some of which we can harness and use.
TechArts @ HJHS Students will return to Tech Arts on Thursday 21 May 2o2o.
Whaea Keri from Hamilton Junior High School has put a number of new health and safety procedures in place. Upon arrival, her team will share these procedures with our students. All seniors must ensure that they have covered shoes, and our Year 8 students need to be at school by 8.30am for roll call.
School Sports Teams
As we receive up to date information during Level 2, from the different sporting codes, we will pass this onto you. It is our understanding that most codes have a phase approach, and will work with the schools to meet the needs of our students.
Term 2 Reminders
Bring a drink bottle to school everyday. Stay at home if you are sick.
Key Dates for Term 2
Week 6 - TechArts Begins
Week 8 - Queen’s Birthday Holiday (1 June)
Week 10 - Year 7 and 8 Immunisations
Week 11- Looking to Lead - Student Council
Week 12 - Parent/Teacher Conferences