Pokeno School


2021

KEA

WHAANAU

Kea Whaanau Recipe Book!

Prior to lockdown, we were all learning about Procedural Writing.

So, early in our lockdown journey Kea Whaanau Teachers asked our learners to share some of their favourite recipes. 

 We had lots of awesome recipes and photos shared by students in all classes! 

 Mrs Fraser has kindly put them all together as our very own Recipe Book.

Click on the link, search through the slides, and give another classmate's recipe a go! Let us know how you go!

Kea Whaanau Toy Photo Challenge!

Are you ready for another Kea photo challenge?! We are!   

 The next challenge is the 'Toys in Real Life Situations' photo challenge! 

Choose a toy (Lego minifigs, dolls and action figures are perfect for this!) and place it in a real life situation. Things to think about:  
-The photo can take place outside, in nature or in the kitchen, garage etc.  
-You are not allowed to be in the photo. -The photo needs to be at the same level as the character or toy, so that you are getting their perspective. (Don't stand above it, get down on their level)
-The photo needs to be in landscape format. (very important for editing for a video later).

- You may use a couple of different characters / toys and some props. 
- What story are you trying to tell? Is the camera going to be looking towards the character or behind as if you are seeing what the character is looking at? 
- Is the character the main focus, something near or in the background.  We can't wait to see your fun, creative entries for this challenge!

Term 3 2021

Level 4 Lockdown, Learning from Home Information

Term 3

Week 9 & 10

E-Letters

Year 5/6 - Rooms 8, 9, 10, & 13

Kia ora Whaanau,

Please click on the E-Letter below or this link to access the learning grid for this week and next. This is learning from today Wednesday 22nd September until Friday 1st October the end of the term.   

We are always glad to hear from you and receive any photos of activities, inside or outside you have done.  This week we are also introducing our EXPLORE slide show which encourages our students with choice to explore around the world.

Keep being creative and sending in your entry to the "Kea Whaanau Toy Photo Challenge" (information above).

Keep safe in your bubbles.

Year 7/8 - Rooms 12 & 14

Good Morning Whaanau, 
Welcome to Week 9, and a move into Level 3 bubble learning.  Your E-letter this week looks different from previous weeks, as we move into using Google Classroom Daily Task, Epic!, Mathletics and Wordflyers as the only platforms we will be using for our Year 7 & 8 Whanau.

To find a copy of the email that was sent out today; which contains all of the relevant information regarding our platform use click here,  It is important going forward that you have written and managed your own timetable (as per the google activity last week).  The one in the picture below is a perfect example of how your day may be structured to ensure you complete all of the expected activities, this timetable can also be located here.  This week we are also introducing the Explore slide show, which encourages you all with choice to explore around the world.  To have view the Explore slide show click here.  Enjoy your week, Stay Safe, Stay Home where you can, and we will see you all online.  Nga mihi maioha,  Miss W, Mrs Hemi and Mrs Fraser.

Term 3

Week 8

E-Letters

Year 5/6 - Rooms 8, 9, 10, & 13

This is our E-Letter for this week (Week 8 of Term 3). This is learning from today Wednesday 15th till next Wednesday 22nd September.   

We appreciate everyone’s situation during alert Level 4 looks different and have been pleased to hear whaanau prioritising health and wellbeing into their daily schedules.  

Thank you for sharing photos, we enjoy receiving these updates. Remember, these photos can be of learning and/or other things you are doing at home (e.g. baking, building, creating, learning life skills).  

Don't forget to read this weeks email as it had a link to the NZ Rugby World Kids Magazine to read and enter competitions. Below is the video completed by Mr Wiz of all the photos of you, the Kea Whanau students "Reading in Unusual Places".

Year 7/8 - Rooms 12 & 14

Ata Maarie ruma tekau ma rua and ruma tekau ma wha.

 Welcome to week waru of term toru, and our rima week of Learning from Home.  Learning for this week has been emailed out this morning to whaanau.  It has also been sent out on Hero, Google Classroom, and on our Class Webpages.  

 A copy of this weeks email can be found here, and a copy of the Taskboard can be found here.  I look forward to seeing you all engage iin the activities this week that are based around Te Wiki o te Reo Maori (Maori Language Week).   

 For additional resources to support your Reo learning check out our Nga Toka tu o Pokeno Kapa Haka page; there are some fun Maori language week activities, quizzes, waiata, books and stories available here for you to check out and use. 

 Have an amazing week, and we look forward to seeing you all online, Mrs Hemi, Mrs Fraser and Miss W.

Te Wiki o te Reo Maori

 This week is Te Wiki o te Reo Maori (Maori language week).  For some extra activities, stories, waiata, books to read and quizzes check out our Nga Toka tu o Pokeno Kapa Haka page, there is also a virtual classroom that is set up with some really interesting links!  Head over and check them out!

Term 3

Week 7

E-Letters

Year 5/6 - Rooms 8, 9, 10, & 13

Malo e lelei, 

Welcome to the fourth week of Kea Whaanau online learning during this Level 4 Lockdown. Please click the link to visit our E-Letter for this week (Week 7 of Term 3). This is learning from today, Wednesday 8th, till next Wednesday 15th September.     

 Teachers will be available from 10 am - 2 pm to respond to emails.     

 Thank you to all those who have sent in pictures of your learning. Thank you also to everyone who submitted an entry for the  'Reading in an Unusual Place' competition! They look great and the video will be fun to watch.    

 Remember we understand that everyone’s situation during alert level 4 looks different,  So we encourage you to do what is manageable for your whaanau.  A day outside with your family is just as valuable as time on a device - we are all putting our wellbeing first. Kia kaha.

Year 7/8 - Rooms 12 & 14

Kia Ora Whaanau.  

Hard to believe it is Week 7 of Term 3 already, isn't it!  This weeks Learning from Home E-Letter should have made it safely to you inboxes by now, remember we are sending this information out to you and your whaanau via email (both your school email and your parents emails) on our Class webpage, on the Kea Learning from Home page and also in our Google classroom.  So hopefully there is no way you can be missing this correspondence from us.  This weeks Email can be found here, and the link to the taskboard can be found hereKeep sending in the awesome pictures of your learning we love receiving them.   

 Take care and see you all online soon - Miss W, Mrs Hemi and Mrs Fraser.

Term 3

Week 6

E-Letters

Year 5/6 - Rooms 8, 9, 10, & 13

Kia Ora whanau and welcome to Week 3 of learning from home.  

Please take some time to read over the new activities in the Term 3, Week 6 e-Letter. Remember these activities are today Wednesday 1st through to next Wednesday 8th September.   

It is Tongan Language Week next week, so we’re starting early. There are some fun website links to click and check out! I hope you’ve enjoyed using the Virtual Library. This week we’ve added a Writing Virtual Classroom (which is further down this page).  

Thank you to all those who have sent in pictures of your learning. I will try to put it up on our webpage for everyone to see.      

Don't forget the 'Reading in an Unusual Place' competition! This will be the last week for photos! Send your photos to me to add to the class competition and the Kea Whaanau video. We have had a lot of really neat entries already, and there may be a teacher entry or 2 also!

Year 7/8 - Rooms 12 & 14

Kia Ora Whaanau. 
Welcome to the Third Week of Kea Whaanau Online Learning during this Level 4 Lockdown.  You will hopefully have received our Year 7 & 8 E-mail this morning - this has been sent out via Hero, Google Classroom, to your Whaanau email address and to your own School email adresses. 

If you have missed this information you can find the E-mail here and the Task Board (with links) here.  Wanting to build the Star Wheel to check out the beautiful night sky?  Click here.   

Don't forget our 'reading in an unusual place' competition.  Cant wait to see more of these awesome photos. 

We look forward to seeing you all online this week. 
Stay Safe    -   Mrs Fraser, Mrs Hemi & Miss W.

Parents please note: As this competition requires visiting Facebook for the daily link, we recommend this is done with your child, not by them independently.

Every day by 9.30am the Young Ocean Explorers team will share a link on their Facebook page Young Ocean Explorers.

Each link is a "how to draw" video.  

If you would like to enter, draw your entry and get your parent or caregiver to upload the picture to the Young Ocean Explorers facebook page - in the comments of that days link by 5pm.  

Each day, Explorers Riley and Steve will judge their favorite entry - and courier the winner a copy of the book -  Love our Ocean

Today’s Challenge is The Great White

Kea Whaanau Photo Competition!

This week Kea Whaanau is challenged to a 'Read in an Unusual Place' photo competition!

Get someone to take a photo of you reading a book, magazine, newspaper, or comic… in an unusual place! (or in an unusual outfit, or position)

Email your photos to your class teacher for judging. (Please take your photos in landscape).

A prize will be awarded to the top 3 in each class, and everyone’s photo will be added to a video by Mr Wiz!

Kea Whaanau Virtual Writing Classroom

Click on the 3 dots to view full screen. Click on objects to link to writing prompts. IIn the second room you will find many posters and objects to link to, to help you with your writing.


Term 3

Week 5

E-Letters

Year 5/6 - Rooms 8, 9, 10, & 13

Kia ora Whaanau,

We all hope you're doing well in your "bubbles". We've really enjoyed seeing all your efforts during learning at home, including unusual places to read! Stay tuned next week when Mr Wiz's video will reveal all our weird and wonderful reading places.

Click on the image below to click here to link to the PDF.. From there you'll be able to access a range of other links to help you with your online learning this week.

Don't forget to check our class pages and see what your peers have also been up to!

Just below you'll also find our virtual library. Find your level or enjoy a picture book or chapter book. Click and enjoy!

Year 7/8 - Rooms 12 & 14

Kia Ora Whaanau.  

Welcome to the second week of Kea Whaanau online learning during this Level 4 Lockdown.  It has been great to see you all online and getting involved with the home learning that is being assigned. 

 Below is the learning tasks for the Year 7 & 8's for this week (Week 5 of Term 3). This learning starts today Wednesday 25th September and continues till Wednesday 2nd September.  You will notice that we have sent this communication out via a range of platforms, Our Webpages, Emails, Google Classroom and via the Hero app.  If you have missed this communication for any reason a copy of the E-Letter can be found here.

You can also find the links to the recommended learning activities here:  Sustainable Art Tutorial, Glenn Jones Art Lessons, What is the Paralympics - Video, Salt and Pepper Experiment and Family Mad Libs

 Stay Well and Stay Safe, Kea Whaanau Teachers.


Pokeno School's Virtual Library!

We know how much you love reading! 

 Flick through the slides of our very own virtual library. Explore by clicking on the book of your choice. Be sure to challenge yourself, choosing books at your level! For best use, click on the 3 dots at the bottom to open in full-screen mode.


Term 3

Week 4

E-Letters

Year 5/6 - Rooms 8, 9, 10, & 13

Kia Ora Whaanau, 

Hope you are all safe and well in Level 4.  Please find the Term 3, Week 4, E-Letter for the Year 5 and 6 Kea Whaanau students attached here.   You can access the worksheet for the science investigation attached here, and the slide on making your own musical instrument using recycled items here

Please remember to share your pictures and work with your teacher so that they can post them on your class web pages.  We look forward to seeing your amazing learning from home.  Stay Safe - Kea Whaanau Teachers.

Year 7/8 - Rooms 12 & 14

Kia Ora Year 7 & 8 Whaanau, 

Welcome back to Level 4 and the return of Online Learning.  Please find attached the Term 3, Week 4, E-Letter, and Learning Table for the Year 7 and 8 Kea Whaanau students attached here.  You will notice that we have made a few little changes to the way we are doing our Year 7 & 8 learning, with a recommended daily task being loaded into their google classroom to be completed.  You can access the worksheet for the Magic Comb investigation attached here, and the slide on making your own musical instrument using recycled items here.  Please remember to share your pictures and work with your teacher so that they can post them on your class web pages. 
We look forward to seeing your amazing learning from home. 

Stay Safe - Kea Whaanau Teachers.


2021 Kea Whanau 

Week 4 e-Letter:  Poetry and statistics

Kia Ora Whaanau, Hope you are all safe and well.  Please find the Week 4, E-Letter: Poetry and Statistics for Kea Whaanau attached here.   You can also access the slide for how to write acrostic poetry attached here, and statistical success slide here. Please remember to share your pictures and work with your teacher so that they can post them on your class webpages.  We look forward to seeing your amazing learning from home.  Stay Safe - Kea Whaanau Teachers.

learning From home

Kia Ora Kea Whaanau, below is the Kea Whaanau E-Letter for week 4.  Please use this to help  support your child/ren with learning at home. Some of this information is also available on our class webpages and has been emailed out to you in PDF.   We understand that everyones situation during alert level 3 looks different,  so we encourage you to do what is managable for your whaanau.  We would love to have learning shared with us during school hours: photos, writing etc. If you are happy for us to update our class pages as a forum of sharing please let us know. We are happy to answer questions and support you and your whanau in this learning journey. 

Level 3 announcement

Good Morning Kea Whaanau, you will be aware by now that as of 11:59pm last night we moved into alert Level 3 for the Auckland Region and that Pokeno is included in the Auckland Region this time around. We are hoping this Level 3 will only last the three days, however we can’t be too sure. In saying that, the Kea Whaanau teachers are working hard to set up some online learning platforms that we can use, if we need to.  Our class pages will be updated regularly with information and activities for you and your family to participate in, so keep an eye out on your class web page for updates and please stay safe.
Kia Kaha, Kea Whaanau Teachers.
Room 8 - Miss J Delany (j.delany@pokeno.school.nz)   
Room 9 - Mrs K Kanon (k.kanon@pokeno.school.nz)   
Room 10 - Mr T Wisnewski (t.wisnewski@pokeno.school.nz)  
Room 12 - Mrs S Fraser (s.fraser@pokeno.school.nz
Room 13 - Miss K Day (k.day@pokeno.school.nz)  
Room 14 - Mrs V McCarthy (v.mccarthy@pokeno.school.nz
Room 14/Whaanau Leader - Miss M Watson (m.watson@pokeno.school.nz )

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