News from Owhata
Kia ora koutou,
Ko Tina Rewi-McRoy toku ingoa. I am one of the Kaiako in the Satellite Class at Owhata Primary School. I work alongside Luhgee Lim making our class more conducive and fun. We have three amazing Kaiawhina - Dhayna Walden, Megan Knox and Nikita Harney.
We have 8 boys aging from 5-15 years of age. Students: Ben Kingi, Cylis Clarke, Mikaia Ashby, Pedro Kingi, Piripi Manuel, Rex-Takiri Moke-Evetts, Te Wiroa Ormsby and Wiremu Devon. All students have Individual Educational Plans that cater to their individual needs. The Individual Educational Plans have input from Parents/Caregivers/Whanau, Specialists and the Class Teacher.
Our specialists include two Speech and Language Therapists – Kelsey Randrup and Mandana Rastgoo. Occupational Therapist Cian, Physiotherapist Susie Nyika. Vision and Mobility Therapist – Michelle Bunce and Aiden Taipeti, Kapa Haka and Te Reo Maori Tutor. Matua Phil Oxenham is our very talented Music Teacher.
We also integrate in the mainstream by attending School Assemblies, shows and sports day. Students also participate in Riding for the Disabled (RDA). We have a Sports Day every term as well as an Annual Cross-country. Community facilities are utilised such as the Aquatic Centres,Parks and various shopping centres.
Whāia te iti kahurangi ki te tūohu koe me he maunga teitei / Seek the treasure you value most dearly: if you bow your head, letit be to a lofty mountain.
Kia Ora Pedro welcome to Room 15! Lovely to have you in our class. Kia Kaha Pedro.
Our birthday boy Te Wiroa. All smiles before blowing his candles. Ka rawe Te Wiroa
Wiremu and Cylis during their one on one session. The boys get into their tasks before they can get their Ipad. Ka pai korua.
All eyes on the Smarboard for Tom’s toilet. Tom’s video has been a part of our morning program to promote understanding and independence for toilet training. Tino pai tamariki ma.
Ben is patiently ‘posting’ the picture in the box. Tino pai Ben,
Our first swimming activity at the Aquatic pools. Te Wiroa, Cylis and Ben are obviously enjoying the water. Tino ataahua koutou.