KAHA Community News

ARAHURA NOHO MARAE JUNE 20-23 INFORMATION

The Noho Marae preparation is going well with over sixty students, parents and advisors attending. As transport and accommodation require advance bookings, places are now all but closed.

FUNDRAISING MEETING THIS THURSDAY MAY 25 5pm in S5

This is a meeting for those who have expressed interest in helping raise funds for Arahura. If you cannot make this time we will email minutes out and you can add yourself to one of the activities.

 

Dental Van at Halswell site this week for year 7/8 Dental visits –

Years 7/8 will be ferried by van over to the Halswell campus this week to visit the dental van. . We have asked students to take something to read, or some work to do as they may wait for up to an hour to be seen. Students will be driven from Unlimited at 9:00am and return by 11am. Families wishing to opt out may contact their HBLA

 

KAHA COMMUNITY NEWS

Paintball / Laserstrike Challenge Morning Friday June 2 9am-1pm

This replaces the postponed end-of-term trip and is one of the homebase challenges. More information will be coming home this week.

Kaha Homebase Challenge Friday Mornings 9-10am

The Homebase Challenges have been happening for three weeks now. Jared’s homebase have taken the early lead, closely followed by Braden’s. With plenty more activities planned these places will likely change. Come in to watch one of the challenges take place.

Kaha Fitness Group

Kaha Fitness Group meets Tuesday and Thursday between 9-10:30. They do circuit training, team building and relaxation techniques. The group is supported by year 12 student Phoenix Tumataroa who is mentored by Duncan Woods. Phoenix successfully completed the Aspire program in 2015 and derived a lot of benefit. He wants to help other students find motivation and success. There are currently between 3-5 students using this program. They could take a few more. If you think your son or daughter might benefit, then please contact me, or come in on a Tuesday or Thursday.

The Treaty of Kaha

As a way of learning about treaties in general, but especially as we approach our marae trip, I intend to negotiate a treaty for Kaha on BYOD and the use of devices in community and during learning time. I hope the treaty is able to illustrate how we negotiate differing sets of beliefs and expectations. The treaty of Kaha will be published once ratified. Watch this space.

Collect Connect Create

Kaha has adopted the acronym CCC to capture a process for independent learning. Last Monday students collected facts about West Coast and Arahura. This week we will connect to something that appeals in particular and start to plan a creation that will be shared in two weeks.

KAHA STUDENT REPS

The Kaha student reps are working on gathering student voice from the community. They are also planning an end of term social event for the community.

 

MEETING FOR ALL PARENTS AND STUDENTS going on NOHO MARAE – THURSDAY JUNE 8th 5:30pm
COL Date Thursday July 6th 9am-11am (and possibly 6pm-10pm)
Matariki Celebrations at Discovery June 16th

 

Kia KAHA