Dear Parents and Caregivers


Welcome back to Term 3, a scary thought that we are already more than half way through the school year. Just a couple of things to bring to your notice. Term 3 is traditionally the time to enrol your child at an intermediate school. To this end, Team 6 will be visiting Northcross on Thursday 3 August, after which they will bring home an enrolment and information pack. A permission slip for this event will come home in the first week. There is no cost for this visit. Even if your child is not going to attend Northcross, we take them with us to give them a taste of what intermediate school life is about. If your child is intending to attend a different intermediate school, you will need to phone that school directly to find out about the school’s open day and enrolment information. Northcross Intermediate School Open Day/Night for parent information is Tuesday 29 August at 6.30pm.


This term will be a varied one in terms of the topics we have chosen. We will begin by looking at a Science unit investigating crystals. A Social Sciences unit will follow this, where students will construct their own new country. The term will conclude with another Social Sciences unit focused on the Elections with the students constructing and running their own.


The beginning of the term continues the development of Multiplication and Division knowledge and strategies in Maths. This is where the importance of the regular home learning of basic facts becomes particularly crucial. Students who have an excellent instant recall of these times tables find the learning and application of strategies easier. One focus for strand Mathematics this term is Geometry, particularly angles, rays, shapes, nets, drawings and models. Measurement studies will focus on time.


Physical Education in Term 3 sees the development of skills in rippa rugby run through Kiwisport. Te Reo lessons continue next term for half an hour per week. Dance lessons begin in week 2 and run for 8 weeks. The cost of this is $24 payable before the lessons start. A letter came home about this in the middle of term 2.



Lynne Cutfield            Karen Halkyard                       Tracey Poulter


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