Introductions and exciting news

Term 1, week 3

Kia Ora whanau/Caregivers

WOW, it's been another exciting week.  Thank you to all the parents that have purchased stationary for their child. We only have 4 more children to go until the whole class have their books ready to learn.
Your child may have come home to tell you some exciting news that I have started training to become a Reading Recovery teacher.  Another teacher will be coming into room 8 for 2 hours a day, so I can  be released to work with 4 children a day to improve their reading and writing abilities. I am very excited and can't wait to start.

A big thank you to Erana Park, Darcy's mum, who came to meet the teacher on a very wet and wild Thursday night.  Your attendance was appreciated.

I will attach my class letter to this blog post just in case you may not have seen it.

Welcome back to term one 2017
Wow, Yippee, I am excited to be back at school, it’s going to be a simply amazing year. My name is Louise Birchall and I  will be your child’s kaiako in room 8. I have been teaching at Kaikohe West for nearly 4 years.
Our term one focus is centred on getting to know your child. What their strengths are and what we can do to develop a teacher to child relationship. We will be establishing easy routines this term so our learning will be easier to implement and the children will feel comfortable in their learning space. Our Inquiry focus is centered around Identity.

Your child will be bringing home their book bags Monday-Thursday and their poem book on a Friday. Basic sight words will be included, please read these on a daily basis. Your parental input is vital to a successful year of learning and achievement for your child. Teamwork= success!!
I would really appreciate your support over the year, whatever you can do to support and motivate your child would be fantastic. Readers will be starting to go home from Week 4. Can you listen to your child read nightly please. This help would be tremendous. Swimming has already started, our swimming days are on Tuesday and Thursday. Please ensure your tamariki bring their togs and towel in a  plastic bag on these days. Let’s all work together and have a great year at Kaikohe West School.
If you have any questions please come in and hang out with us in rm8. we have an open door policy at school and always a hot cup of tea!!
If you want to get in touch with me my email address is
Blog address
Mrs Louise Birchall (Kaiako)

Have an excellent weekend, I will see you all next week, ready for lots of fun learning adventures.

Mrs Birchall and Room 8