Sunday, 21 February 2016

Guest Speaker for our Learning Community Mark Osborne

Hi all
This is an invite to attend our evening for our Learning Community where Mark Osborne will be speaking. We think it is vital you attend to help you understand Frankley School's journey and the wider shift in education across the Nation. Please spread the word and email to confirm your attendance.


Topec Camp Newsletter 3 and info ~ Please read

Hi all
This newsletter came out on Friday with another copy of the gear list to be used as a guide. Please email us if you have further information we need to know.

Please note we included a permission slip to be signed to allow your child to swim without or with a life jacket. We feel swimming in the river with close supervision is an important experience for your child.

Please consider including a smaller sleeping mat rather than bulky stretchers for your child.

Link to Gear List

Link to Medical and Disclosure Form (Please note if parents on camp are considering doing any of the activities that the students complete on camp then you must have filled one of these forms in.)

Thursday, 18 February 2016

How to order decimals...

The maths programme in 10.11 revolves around the process of "Learn It, Practise It, Prove It." This means that students learn new skills, concepts and knowledge, they practise it until they and we are happy they understand it and then they prove it.

Sometimes they prove their learning by making "Explain Everything" learning videos.

This video is now available for other students to watch, discuss, question and learn from too. Well done Briana!

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Swim Safe Learning

Hi all
Last Wednesday Cecilie Elliot came and spoke about the focus of our Swim safe programme at Frankley School. This triangle shows us the progressions and how the balance of time might look. Feel free to pop in and see us if you have any questions.

We also do dry land activities to practice ensuring our bodies hold the correct position when we are in the water doing different activities.

Dry Land Activities

Jo making his body long, tight and stream lined. This is how he must be on the water.

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Road Patrollers Term 1 Week 3 - 10

We NEED your help at our BEACH PICNIC next Tuesday 16 February.

Date: Tuesday 16 February 2016  Venue: Belt Road Rock Pools, Ngamotu Beach.

In order to link in with the tides (Low 10.57 – 0.9m, high 17.09 - 3.0m), our visit, weather depending, is to take place on Tuesday 16 of February, at the Belt Road rock pools and Ngamotu beach.  There is NO POSTPONEMENT DATE.  If the weather is unsuitable the picnic will be CANCELLED.  Please listen to the 93.2 More FM, following 8:00am news.
Children will have the opportunity to have a swim at Ngamotu beach under close supervision from staff and parents.  Children will use NPDC changing rooms.
We do require at least 4 adults per room to be in the water from 11:30 -12:00 (Senior), 12:00 - 12:30 (Middle), 1:45 - 2:15 (Junior)  

Please contact the office if you are able to assist.  Report to the beach area at 11:15am

10.11  Learning Hub and Room 9 need 8 parents who are coming to our school picnic next Tuesday to get into the water with our team.  10.11 Learning Hubbers plan to be in the water at Ngamotu beach at  11  for our scheduled swim.
Can you help?
Please let Merryl, Kim or Brendon or the Office know if you are able to assist.
Thank You!

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Topec Camp, Newsletter 2

Link to Gear List

Link to Medical and Disclosure Form

Please note this newsletter and forms were sent home on Friday 5th. Please email us if you need another. We would appreciate it if you could get forms back to school ASAP. Thanks.

Monday, 8 February 2016

Notes from the Library ~ Have a read ..there's a competition.

Notes from our library:
Holiday reading returns are tumbling back in and I'm looking forward to masses more this week. From now on we'll be back to our usual two issues a week, although many of our avid readers choose to issue more. To protect our books when we're juggling them with wet swimming gear in backpacks it would be great if you can ensure that your child has their book bag. If not, new ones are available for $5 at the office..
'The family that reads together succeeds together' photo competition
It's not too late to get your holiday reading competition photos in. (If you forgot to take them, why not just pretend and create some this week!) We'll close the competition off this Friday 12th. Please send them to and as we did last year, we'll have our new team of Book Buddies selecting the finalists for a National Library advisor to choose our winners.

Friday, 5 February 2016

Biking and Scootering at Frankley School ~ Guidelines

Labelling Stationery

Hi everyone

The books can be labeled and pens named. You can make labels by writing on paper (or making your name in a table on your computer. Stick on pen by wrapping cellotape around.

1A5's, Maths, Maths, and Workbook
1B5's Literacy and My Learning


Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Our first day back assembly

Welcome back to all our students for 2016. First day back started with a greeting in the hall from Mr Ritai

Invitation To Learn More About Our Swimming Programme ~ Guest Speaker

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Invitation to Year 3 - 6 Parents
We would like to invite you to a short session in Room 11 next Wednesday 10 February where Cecile Elliot (SNZ Education Adviser) will be available to  outline the Kiwi Swim Safe programme (this is a focus within our swimming programme), its benefits and the holistic approach to swimming and survival skills, both in the pool and in the classroom.
We will be starting the session at 4.15. Please could you RSVP by email to or to your child's class teacher.

If you know of anyone else who may be interested in attending. please do pass this message on.

Statistics Rich Task

Today we started our maths learning with some Statistics. We used a rich task. A rich task can have many different answers so it is a great way to get us thinking about a topic.

Give these rich tasks a go - see if you can work them out!

Team Newsletter - Introduction