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
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
Tumuaki / Principal
T: 022 058 7321