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Sunday, 21 July 2019



Kia ora and Welcome to Te Awamutu Satellite Room 1

Sarah-Jane, Tilly, Blainn

Kurt, Caleb

Ella, Raukotuku, Paicey

Daleen du Toit -Teacher

Christine Brown-Learning Support Assistant

Margaret Campbell- Learning Support Assistant



Daleen du Toit (Teacher)

 Margaret Campbell (Support Staff)           Christine Brown (Support Staff)       Tanya Rademan (Support Staff)                                        

BBQ meet-and-greet welcomes the new school year 

Te Awamutu Satellite kicked off the brand new school year with an enjoyable BBQ meet-and-greet. Whãnau, friends, students, parents and teachers gathered to catch up and get acquainted while enjoying delicious kai and swimming in the pool. On behalf of all the staff and students at Te Awamutu Satellite, thanks so much to one and all who took time out of busy schedules to attend our meet-and-greet. We look forward to more get-togethers in 2019, and, as always we appreciate your ongoing support.


                                                       Collaborative art
 We are shearing sheep!
Te Awamutu satellite was all a buzz when students enjoyed a hands-on sheep-shearing experience, thanks to Digger and Cheryl Barnes, parents of Kyle in Room 2. With vintage manual sheep-shearing equipment and three patient sheep in tow, Digger and Cheryle demonstrated the art of sheep shearing to the students. Cheryl showed students how to turn the handle to power the shearing cutter, and Digger took care of the shearing. Some of the students immediately volunteered to turn the handle, but soon realised that the job took considerable effort – especially when Digger requested them to go faster to ensure a smooth shear. Students who initially followed all the action from a distance finally succumbed to their classmates’ encouragement and gave the shearing a go, with hand-over-hand support from Digger. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the age-old and traditional New Zealand animal-husbandry activity and asked lots of questions. The students took great pride in their hard work and their contribution to sending back to the farm three well-shorn and tidy sheep. Long after, the students still shared stories with one another about their unique experience. 



Students are learning to be inventive, resourceful and imaginative and to  HAVE FUN while participating in group dance/movement activities.


Celebrating Matariki

A huge thank you to the lovely Renee and THE most amazing TA Satellite staff, Elsie van den Bergh, Pillay Kalpana, Margaret Campbell, Tanya Rademan, Christine Brown, Barbara Wahle, Donna Knight, Jillian Mauriohooho, Alannah Caldon, students and our wonderful parents. It was a

real team effort which resulted in a great day celebrating Matariki! (The Maori New Year)

This beautiful mural was done by TA Satellite students and staff
















































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