September 4, 2019

We are hosting the next whakangahau! Save the Date........

Te Pihinga is hosting the next Frankley School Whakangahau..... and we want to see you there!


When: Friday 13th September 2019
Where: Frankley School Hall

Starting at 2.15 so come nice and early to get a good seat.

PS: Next week your child will be practising a script.... please help them at home.


Be Kind!

Dear Te Pihinga Families. As we head into the end of Term 3 we are getting lots of 'squabbles', amongst our students. Our daily message to our class members is to be KIND. Respect each other and show manaakitanga, which means to show respect, generosity and care for others. At this age, our learners move from the egocentric bubble they are have been in, and they really start to analyse their peers. This analysis leads to new friendship groups being formed, based on who they want to play, interact and spend quality time with. It is a journey for our learners and these relationships can change daily. Please take the time to TALK with your kids, guide them in their decision making and remind them to always be KIND. Ngā mihi Wendy and Lyndon.



July 24, 2019

Grocery Raffle Items

Our Grocery raffle is the best one around - and raises close to $6000 for our school.  It is only a huge success with your amazing support.  Each week for the next 7 weeks please bring an item to school that is on the picture.
Items must be in good condition and not expired
Ngā Mihi
Wendy and Lyndon 





July 18, 2019

Welcome to Term Three!

Kia ora koutou

I trust you have all had wonderful holidays and time to relax and recharge ready for Term 3.

We have been working at school this week to prepare for the term ahead and are really excited about the learning opportunities that are scheduled for your tamariki.

We will be preparing for our school Cross Country this term.  This often brings with it a flurry of notes excusing children from participating.  We do not make children run.  We do however expect all children to be able to at least walk around the field to prepare for this event.  The teachers will also be doing this every day.  Your kids will need good shoes to do this in (heelies and gumboots are not good for this training).

We are really enjoying using Seesaw to communicate with you all and will continue to do so.  If you have not signed up to Seesaw yet or are having problems please let one of us know.

Thank you to those parents who are in regular communication with us about both highs and lows in your children's lives.  We love sharing pics of exciting events and appreciate when you let us know if your child has other events happening in their lives that can impact on their day.

Please keep that correspondence coming.

A few reminders:

Library day is Wednesday.
Headphones are essential to have at school - we do not have class sets.
Home readers come home on Fridays and you keep these for the week - then get new ones the following Friday.  Please see the teachers if these are not making the trip home.
We have an open-door policy and are always happy to chat.

See you Monday
Lyndon and Wendy 






May 26, 2019

Week 5

Kia ora,

Frankley School is closed on Monday 27 May due to a Teacher Only Day.  Due to the nationwide strike actions, it is also closed on Wednesday 29 May.

Ngā mihi
Wendy and Lyndon.

May 15, 2019

Student Led Conferences NEXT WEEK

Hi all

Student Led Conferences are NEXT WEEK on Monday and Wednesday.  They are informal meetings between you and your child - with the teachers available to support the sharing of their learning.  If you cannot make either of these dates we are very happy for you to pop in when it suits you at any time next week - but just be aware if during class hours we will not be able to join in with the conversation.

We have up to 8 groups of families in our hub at any one time and there really is no particular time limit - that depends on how much your child wants to share.

This information has been shared in newsletters and on our Facebook Community Page over the last two weeks.

If you want a formal Parent Teacher Interview you will need to email us to arrange a time.

Nga Mihi
Wendy and Lyndon.

Click on the link below for all the information you need.

https://www.smore.com/jy12a-frankley-school-newsletter…