Monthly Archives for May 2014


Teacher Only Day this Friday

This Friday, 30 May is a teacher only day at Newfield Park School. The teaching staff will continue their work with educational consultant and coach, Trudy Francis on quality approaches to teaching writing. Our support staff will be working with Di Brown from Special Education looking at a range of strategies to support children with […]



A Facelift for the Artroom

Fallon Braithwaite has been hard at work knocking the artroom into shape. We have had a dream to turn the old prefabs – Room 15 & 16 – into a specialist artroom and a specialist music room, with the cloakroom in between, a ‘gallery’ to display children’s work. Early this year, we looked at quotes […]


Kapahaka 2014

We are underway with our kapahaka practices for 2014. Our junior and senior team practices are held one after the other on Wednesday afternoons. At this early stage, there are almost 100 children who are interested in being a part of kapahaka. Newfield Kindergarten is entering a kapahaka team in the Polyfest festival for the […]


Imagine being an animal.

I am Matthew a wolf. I have grey fur and I have green eyes, a black tail and my teeth are quite yellow. Matthew I am Jett, a worm. Seagulls eat me up. When they shake me around my blood comes out. I go to the worm hospital. Jett I am Chrysler, a lion. I […]


Cross Country is on its way!

and cross country weather is definitely here as well. Don’t forget a change of clothes each day as you are likely to get muddy and wet when out running. There are a range of different course being run this year, so there is a challenge for everyone – hard out athlete to genteel jogger. We […]




Koha Kai ~ Term 2, 2014

Kia ora and welcome back to Term 2. You will be pleased to know that Koha Kai is bigger and better this term – running three days a week – Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays. Menu options went home today and there are plenty of order envelopes at the school office. Don’t forget your gold coin […]