Newsletter LogoThursday 9th August 2018            No. 13

Tena koutou tena koutou tena koutou katoa

Lana Wolfgram (2)

Thank you to everyone for your part in last week’s successful three-way conferences. These conversations about learning are an important part of the work we are doing to empower our tamariki and build their confidence as learners. The feedback from parents about the reporting and conference process was generally very positive. We will be using this information as part of our review for 2018 and to inform planning for 2019.

It was great to see lots of whanau at the Senior Team camp meeting on Tuesday evening. This will be a wonderful opportunity to stay at the Matihetihe Marae and experience a truly rural environment. For those who were unable to attend the hui please feel free to contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions about the trip. All proceeds from Friday’s disco will go towards keeping the camp costs down as much as possible.

Next week on Wednesday 15th August school will not be open for instruction due to the Teacher Strike. There will be no supervision of children or After School Care on that day. We acknowledge the disruption this causes and we are grateful for the support from parents. On the day there will be a march through Whangarei streets starting from Forum North at about 11.30am. Anyone who supports the teachers’ claims for better pay and working conditions is invited to join the march.

Ka kite anō
Lana Wolfgram


Principal AwardsPrincipal-Award

Winners of books for the last two weeks were:

Room 3           Rush

Room 4           Breeze

Room 8          Haylee

Caught Being Good

Winners of books for the last two weeks were:   caught being good

Team Kākano:  Jakobi & Khale      Rm 3:  Furryo

Rm 4:  Atawhaitia    Rm 5: Ayden          Rm 6: Kaharawa

Rm 7: —–   Rm 8: —–

Team Kotahitanga:  —–

Rm 9: Christina      Rm 10: —–   Rm 11: —–     Rm 12: —–

Merit Certificates

Winners  for the last two weeks were:   Merit-List

Team Kākano: Levi, Sinaraa, Brooklyn & Te Ararina

Rm 3: Mana & Alice       Rm 4:  Mason & Jahlee

Rm 5: Hine, Bella-Marie & Manaia-Rose      Rm 6: Hoki & Kaharawa

Rm 7:  —–    Rm 8:  Harena & Storm

Team Kotahitanga:  —–

Rm 9:  —–         Rm 10:  —–         Rm 11: —–

Rm 12: Summer

Ngā Mātāpona Awards 

Team Kākano:  Khale, Dymond, Logan & Maika

Room 3: Furryo, Tukaha, Jayleigh & Te Ohonga

Room 4: Atawhaitia & Manu   

Room 5: Mahoe, Brooke, Ema-Rayne & Tyla-Mei   

Room 6: Jordan, Tani, Zuriel & Hoki

Room 7: —–  

Room 8:  Ariana, Paige, Joseph & Dawn 

Room 9:  Khloe   

Room 10: —–

Room 11:   —–

Room 12: Leander & Lexi

Team Kotahitanga: —–


Thanks to all the parents, coaches and supporters who have made this season of netball a success. The last game for most teams happened last Saturday and it was great to see everyone dressed up and having fun! Please can you return your netball uniform as soon as possible to Mrs Lewis in Room 9. netball

Team Kakapo have made the finals for their grade so a huge congratulations and good luck to them. The final of their game will be played on Saturday on the 18th August. We have decided to have the school netball prizegiving after this on Thursday 23rd of August in the school hall at 3.30pm.

School Netball Team Photos will be taken next week on Friday 17th August. Please make sure you bring your netball shoes and uniforms back to school by then.

Important Notices

  • Return uniforms asap
  • Netball team photos – Friday 17th August
  • School Prizegiving – Thursday 23rd August

Winter Wonderland Disco Friday 10th August 6-8pm

Come and join us on Friday for a magical night. Entry $3 per child or $5 per

There will be sausages, iceblocks, glowsticks & water available to purchase.

Best dressed will be crowned King and Queen.

Teacher Strike 15th August

School will be closed for the day of the strike.There will be no supervision of children or After School Care on that day.

Farewells for Whaea Jody 16th August:

All parents, whanau, past pupils and friends are warmly invited to join us in saying a special goodbye to Whaea Jody at one or both of the planned events. Thursday 16th August will be Jody’s last day and her farewells will be held on that day.Goodbye-Lovely-Pic

  • A  farewell Assembly for all the children to say goodbye to Jody at 11.50am.
  • An informal pot luck dinner in the Hall  5.30-7.30pm

Looking forward to seeing you at one of these events.

Bunnings Buddy Bench

Bunnings are donating an outdoor seat to the school. Four student councillors went to Bunnings last week to build the seat under the expert supervision of Darcy Smith, Bunnings Community Activities Organiser. Darcy will organise the delivery of the bench to school and the other student councillors will paint it. They will also be involved in planning the positioning of the seat and introducing it to the school.


Family Fundraiser Portraits

Both Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th August are fully booked. If you would like to be added to the waiting list in case of a cancellation, please call the office on 4350019.

Please remember to pay your $20 sitting fee to the school office before that weekend.

KidsCan Fundraising Day – #CrazyForKidsCan

KidsCan Crazy Day is just around the corner on Thursday 23rd of August.get-a-little-crazy_orig It’s a nationwide fundraising day where students are encouraged to wear or bake something a little crazy!!

Along with the dress ups and food, a gold coin donation would be greatly appreciated. All proceeds help KidsCan provide the basics for Kiwi kids who need it most. This includes food at school, school shoes & socks, raincoats and basic healthcare products.

A little crazy goes a long way for Kiwi kids in need.

Garden To Table

As we start a new term of Garden To Table we would like to welcome Whaea Monique on board as our new kitchen specialist.  We are very excited to be working with her.  The children have all g2t5earned their knife licences which means they are up to date with safe practices when using a kitchen knife and we have been harvesting a lot of fresh produce from our garden.

This week on the menu was salad of the imagination and apple and cinnamon muffins.  If you or anyone you know has a few spare hours free on a Thursday we would love to have some extra hands to support our kaupapa.

Mahi in Ruma 11

First week back and straight back into working hard at maths.

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Procedure writing on how to make porridge and milo.   Then the fun part….. we get to eat it! Yummy!!

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Parent Support Group


Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and every second Friday



·       Mince Pie

·       Mince & Cheese Pie

·       Potato Topped Pie

·      Pizza






Available every dayFlavoured Milk$2.00
Available Tuesday onlySushi (4 pieces)$4.80
Please put your Child/ren’s Name, Room Number, their order and the amount of the order in an envelope and place it in the slot at the school office



Bringing valuables to school

Children are not allowed to bring toys or valuable items to school and if they do, they do so at their own risk. If for any reason a child needs to bring something special, they can hand it into the office in the morning and collect it at the end of the day.

Protein Bars for sale

Please click on the link for information on flavours and pricing.

Orders and payment can be made at the school office.

protein bars

Community Notices

TIKIPUNGA HIGH SCHOOL OPEN DAY (For prospective and existing students and their whanau)

Wednesday 22nd August 2018 9.30am – 11.00am Auditorium

Enrolling Now – Years 7-13: Auto Engineering Academy  Maori Performing Arts Academy  Digital Classes

For further details or any enquiries please phone our School Office:  (09) 437 3299  (0800) 437329

Message from Kamo Intermediate School: 

The Bilingual Class Hui which was planned for Monday 30 July at Kamo Intermediate School has been cancelled. We did not receive any registrations for this, so have decided to answer any questions relating to the Bilingual Class at our Open Evening for parents on Tuesday 14 August.

2018 Character Hunt at the Whangarei Central Library on Sunday 12 August. Come and hunt for characters old and new in the library. Be there by 10:15am. Children dressed up will be in to win fabulous spot prizes. Fun for the whole family.

Fun Run FlyerMagnolias