Our Classes ... Piwakawaka & Kereru

The Piwakawaka and Kereru classes occupy our senior hub, a newly renovated innovative learning environment, led by Mrs Jess Lorimer (Piwakawaka) and Mrs Lisa Swift (Kereru). The classes are both year 4, 5 and 6 and the teachers work closely together.

This term we are working to get to know our students and introduce them to the concept of learner agency.

In addition to the school newsletter we will be using Class Dojo to communicate with whanau. If you haven’t signed up yet, or haven’t received the notice with your child’s code let us know. We also use Class Dojo to share what is going on in class, for the children to share their work, and families can use it to send us messages about their child, such as absences and appointments.



This term we expect all students to read every night for a minimum of 20 minutes. This reading should be recorded into their ‘Do It’ Diaries. Some students will be given a school reader and others will be able to select their own reading book.

Students will be provided with optional homework sheets that can be taken home on Monday and be returned on Friday. Students will complete the homework into an exercise book, not onto the laminated sheets. Some
weeks there may be research based homework to support what they are learning at school. Spelling words will be practised at school, however if you would like to follow this up at home students can record their words into their ‘Do It’ Diaries on Monday.

If you have any questions about homework please send us a message through ‘Class Dojo’ or send a note to school with your child.