Ahi means Fire, and is one of the four learning teams at Hataitai School. We operate as a team, teaching collaboratively and also in our home classes. Sean, Judith and Jenn are the team teachers and Cilla the Team Leader. Within Ahi we have a strong emphasis on the school vision of building 'confident, independent, highly achieving students who enjoy learning'. We work collaboratively and the students work with all teachers at different times during the year. Home class teachers attend to specific needs of their home class and are the main contact between home and school.
Welcome to Term One in Ahi!
In the voice of our students:
"I think it's going to be a good year because of the great start. I'm looking forward to the leadership roles that I will be managing and working with the sports coaches throughout the year. "
"We hit the ground running. It was a big shock for the Year 7s but overall everyone's happy and inspired. I'm looking forward to ski camp this year and what the leadership roles will bring me."
"It started off it quite good because we got into fun tasks like the stop motion and the Year 7s look like they are enjoying themselves. I'm excited about the chance of being a part of the reception team."
Kia ora koutou and welcome to our Ahi webpage! Here is a taste of some current happenings in Ahi.
We have had an excellent start to the year with students focused and eager to learn. Currently, the students are busy writing application letters for leadership teams and many of the Year 8 students are putting their 'hats in the ring' and applying for the very important role of School Ambassador. We hope to have all positions secured by the end of Week 4.
SPORT AND PE
We have had the first of 4 sessions of cricket coaching for the girls today. The remaining 3 sessions take place on Wednesday afternoons. Every Thursday morning a rotation of Football coaching occurs for the rest of the term, beginning tomorrow. Please ensure your child has suitable clothing and shoes for fitness, PE and coaching each day.
Following on from last year Ahi will be using Banqer again as part of our financial literacy curriculum. Each student can login to www.banqer.co and view their virtual bank accounts where they get 'paid' for a days work and learn about the value of saving and delayed gratification. Please encourage your child to talk about their finances and the possibilities when being money savvy. There will be an opportunity for the students to spend their money through end of term auctions, and various other initiatives throughout each term. Students can earn more by participating in the modules as they are opened and by trying their best within school time. Last year 2 of our money clever students were selected for the Kiwibank ad which is currently being aired.
more details here