Monday, 15 October 2018

Tumu Hub Term Four Newsletter 2018

Dear whanau,
We had a great start to the term with a fun activity for our Project Based Learning. Ask your child about the challenges of making a chair out of a limited number of sheets of newspaper.

Here is the link to our Term Four Newsletter 

It has lots of important information on it so please take note of  events and dates.
Thank you for your support.
Tumu Teachers

Friday, 28 September 2018

Battle of the Mountain stars

Well done to all of the students in Tumu who were involved in re-creating the script, creating art, song, dance and drama to make our Battle of the mountains performance fabulous. We are all extremely proud of you! Thank you also to the parents who helped with costumes, make up and for coming along to watch.


Please look out for a stationery list that students will be bringing home with items they need for Term 4. We hope you all enjoyed a well deserved break!


Thursday, 20 September 2018

Battle of the Mountains Performance

Tumu Performance



Students Singing, Dancing, Acting and Playing Instruments

Battle of the Mountains
You are invited!

Thursday 27th September
 11am and 6pm
In our new hall

A reminder that each student needs:
A plain black t shirt and black leggings, trousers or shorts for the performance. Please send these to school on Monday for dress rehearsals, named and in a plastic bag. Please do not buy anything new. A t shirt turned inside out so it is plain is fine.





Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Pyjama Day for Swimming

It has been great to watch the students in Tumu progress with their swimming at Graham Condon recently.
This Friday the sessions will run as a pyjama day at swimming. If everyone could please bring their winter PJ's over top of their togs that would be amazing. Remember that students do needs their togs under their pyjamas' though!



Upcoming Performances

Kia Ora Tumu Whanau,

As you will have heard from the media it is Maori Language week -Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori so we are working extra hard to incorporate Te Reo into our everyday life.
Here is something to try at home.














Next week on Thursday 20th of September Craig Smith is booked to come and perform a show for our children. 
He is the author of The Wonky Donkey and has a show to promote his new book. He will be here from 9:30 - 11:30. The cost is $4:00 per pupil and will come out of student activity fees.
After the show, Craig will work with Tumu children on a writing workshop.



Our Own Performance

Tumu students are working hard putting together dance, music, drama and art for our own performance of Battle of the Mountains in Week Ten.
Each student needs a plain black t shirt and black leggings, trousers or shorts for the performance. Please send these to school at the beginning of Week Ten for dress rehearsals, named and in a plastic bag. Please do not buy anything new. A t shirt turned inside out so it is plain is fine.

In Weeks Nine and Ten we have organised trips to the Christchurch Art Gallery for an art lesson.
Please look out for the email requesting transport.
Nga mihi
Tumu Teachers

Friday, 31 August 2018

Swimming Week 7


On Monday of next week we begin our swimming lessons at Graham Condon Swimming Pool. You are welcome to come and
observe. Students are to:

  •  wear their P.E uniform all day during the next 2 week to assist with changing.
  • bring togs and towel in a strong bag.
  • bring/ wear school jersey.

These are the times that we are swimming:

Kate Parker (Tumu 1) 11:30am
Kath Roach ( Tumu 2) 12:30pm
Melissa Dungey ( Tumu 3) 1pm
Makaila Powick ( Tumu 4 ) 1:30pm


A reminder....
Could parents please support students to prepare for their Friday book chats. This means that we would like you to ensure they are actually reading at home and that they have discussed what they have read so they are prepared to share this at school. If your child doesn't bring home a school text please ensure they read something else each night.


Many thanks
Tumu Teachers

Monday, 20 August 2018

Week Four in Tumu Hub

On Friday some of our students experimented with our spheros, working out how to control them.

Spheros are controlled by creating simple code or driving it using an  an ipad app.
They are an engaging way to learn computational thinking skills and problem solving.








Well done to the following students who received Hui Awards...
Keep up the great work Team