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31 March 2019 Tuesday 2 April is World Autism Day 2019-04-08آ  Tuesday 2 April is World Autism Day Light

Jul 08, 2020




  • 31 March 2019

    Tuesday 2 April is World Autism Day Light Blue Mufti Day at school

    “Above, photographs of Room 14 Tui students working hard at our Tuesday morning car wash enterprise. Below, the students learnt about what teenage bodies need, to stay healthy during Harold and The Life Education Bus visit last week.” Ka pai Mel and thank you for sharing these very different experiences our students enjoyed last week.

    We wanted to share with you this great class

    photo we took on our outing this week. We

    went on an Insect hunt. we pretended like it

    was a Bear Hunt, just like the popular

    children’s book. We went through the grass,

    around the poles and over the muddy hill. We

    didn’t see many insects though but we had

    fun and enjoyed the park afterwards.

    We love our outings as it teaches us to take

    turns, walk in public, follow instructions and

    most of all, we have lots of fun!

    We hope you are having fun too!

    Room 11: Onyu, Archy, Damien, Tyson, Marcus, Dontae, Kody and Chris, Emily & Kate

    Thank you for sharing this Kate.

    Room 11 What’s not to love about this wonderful group

    of young students and their fabulous staff:

    Kate Summerton, Class Teacher, Chris and

    Emily, Teacher Assistants.

  • "Harold and Amanda have had a wonderful time working with the students at Allenvale for the last 6 days. Inside the mobile classroom, students were in awe of the changing lights, stars on the roof and of course with Mr Harold the Giraffe himself. The use of technology in the mobile classroom included "scanning" students with the Xbox Kinect to see how our heart pumps our blood, how our brains send messages through our nervous system, even what we've just eaten for our lunch! The main focus of the visit was learning about our own identity, how we are all unique and wonderful. We also explored friendship and kindness and how kind words can make a difference to others. Some of the senior students explored 'teenage basic needs' and how we can deal with big emotions including strategies to "calm the brain". Strategies such as star breathing were introduced as a calming tool. The highlight of the week for most of the students was a visit from Harold in their classroom, it was high fives and handshakes all around for the life-sized giraffe (a.k.a Jenny! ). Life Education looks forward to visiting Allenvale again next year. " Many thanks, Amanda Thompson - Educator, Life Education Trust Canterbury.

    Stars of the Week

    Matthew delighting his staff with the

    effort and concentration he puts into

    his daily physio programme.

    Caleb and Connor are both making

    great progress with their cycling skills,

    thanks to the daily practices their staff

    have set up.

    Mahi Pai / excellent work everyone!

    Many thanks to

    our amazing

    Deputy Principal

    Jenny Gosney

    for supporting


    throughout his

    week at


    Easter Raffle

    Thanks to our wonderful PTA

    and generous whānau we

    have some great easter

    hampers up for grabs in our

    raffle. Contact a parent or our

    school office ‘to be in to win!’

    As always it is such a thrill to share the

    highlights of our week at school, the

    achievements of our ākonga / students and

    the work of our great staff team.

    Ngā mihi nui / very warmest regards

    Gary Quarless

    Tumuaki / Principal

    T: 022 058 7321