Sunday, January 27, 2013

Haere mai to 2013

Kia ora and welcome to another busy year.  A special warm welcome to those new pupils starting at our school and in Room 14.  Blessings to you all!  This term's concept is "Hauora."  The enduring understandings are: 1) "Hauora comes from making the right choices" 2) "Through the Holy Spirit, Jesus guides us to live a balanced life."  The essential questions are:  "What is Hauora?"  "How does taking responsibility for our own well-being make a difference to others?"  "What do we need to consider when making healthy choices?"  The curriculum focus is primarily Health & Physical Education and Religious Education with support in English and Mathematics.  Ma tau rourou, ma taku rourou, ka ora te iwi  My way and your way, wellness to all. 

Below are some photos of my time at the Auckland Zoo, and also of the "Teacher's Only Day" in Auckland where we (the school staff) experienced tours of the Hebrew Centre, St Patrick's Cathedral and the Catholic Diocesan Centre.  God bless and enjoy the school term.