Tuesday, 30 June 2015

July Holidays letter for parents

Dear Parents & Caregivers,

The July school holidays are just around the corner and it will be important that your child continues to practise his/her English daily. A great way to do this is to have your child participate in activities that allows your child to speak English with other children. A ‘play date’ with an English speaking friend is always a good idea. Also, Parnell Trust runs a holiday programme right here at school. More information can be found on this website: http://www.parnell.org.nz/July2015holidays.htm

There are a range of other holiday activities on offer throughout Auckland. For example, the Auckland City Council have a variety of events taking place in many different locations.

Maritime Museum:
Auckland Zoo:
Auckland Libraries
And a few other local extras:

Auckland Sky Tower:
Kelly Tarltons:

Please encourage your child to write regularly to build up their interest and enjoyment. It doesn’t matter if they are writing on the computer, in a book, or on a whiteboard. Below are 2 websites that may help to motivate your child to write, both are interactive and easy to use.

Don’t forget to also have your child keep up with their reading by accessing the Sunshine Online website - www.sunshineonline.com.au  Username: parnellesol        Password: room31

Lastly, for the very young children in our school we have attached an alphabet booklet. This will help your child to practise their handwriting as they continue to learn the name of the letter and the sound each letter makes. A good website to reinforce this is: www.starfall.com

Please feel free to keep in touch with us regarding your child’s progress in English. My email address is: annah@parnell.school.nz or Miss Hastings email is: sarahh@parnell.school.nz


Anna Hedstrom & Sarah Hastings

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