Newsletter LogoThursday 20th September 2018            No. 16

Tena koutou tena koutou tena koutou katoa

Lana Wolfgram (2)

I would like to thank the parents who braved the elements on Tuesday evening to come to our hui at school. With the senior school camp happening in the first week of next term it is important that planning and preparation occurs well ahead of time. As seen at last night’s meeting, we have a great group of parents going along to support the staff and tamariki. We really appreciate this – without parent support, education outside the classroom does not happen.

There was a smaller turnout to the meeting to discuss the latest developments in the carpark/ drop-off zone redesign and sharing of ideas for a draft concept plan for the long-term development of the school grounds. It was interesting to see the similar ideas from children, staff and parents. One of our BOT members Randall Ah Mu has offered to draft the initial plan. Once this is complete, it will be displayed at school for feedback.

Next Monday we will be sending home a survey about means of travel to and from school. The information is needed for the carpark/drop-off zone planning. Please make sure the surveys are completed and returned to school as soon as possible. There will be a lucky draw with a few prizes for those who do complete the survey.

Huge congratulations to our team of four Cross Country runners who made it to the Northland finals. Special mention must go to Mia who is the Northland Champion for nine-year old girls. A tremendous achievement!

This is the last newsletter for Term Three. The last day of the term is Friday 28th September. School will end at the usual time of 3pm on that day and start again on Monday 15th October.

Ka kite anō
Lana Wolfgram


Principal AwardsPrincipal-Award

Winners of books for the last two weeks were:

Room 5        Phoenix

Room 10      Georgia

Caught Being Good

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

Team Kākano: Connor & Te Ararina   Rm 3:  Zacchaeus   

Rm 4: Waimarie    Rm 5:  —–      Rm 6:  Reikura

Rm 7: Simone  Rm 8:  —-

Team Kotahitanga:   —–

Rm 9: —–     Rm 10: Jaxon & Bailey    Rm 11: —–  Rm 12: Emme 

Merit Certificates

Winners  for the last two weeks were:   Merit-List

Team Kākano:  Dani, Taniora, Te Iwa & Hemi

Rm 3:  Antonio & Laycee

Rm 4:  August

Rm 5:  Kaden, Paris & River-Leigh     Rm 6:  Christian & Shekairis

Rm 7:  Raiden & Kotahi  Rm 8: —–

Team Kotahitanga:   —–

Rm 9:  —–        Rm 10:  Malachi, Arleyah x 2 & Christina   Rm 11:   —–

Rm 12:  Noah

Ngā Mātāpona Awards 

Team Kākano: Hemi, Preston, Connor & Machado

Room 3:  Jayleigh, Furryo, Jurhny & Khale

Room 4:  Carter & Mason

Room 5:  Hine, Keylow, Emma & Moroni

Room 6:   Jakobi, Lincoln, Tidus & Hero

Room 7: Kairo, Shannon, Molly & Shyloh

Room 8: —–

Room 9: —–

Room 10:  Corey, Victoria, Brooke, Letitia, Juarn & Johniedon

Room 11:  —–  

Room 12:   Summer & Se’Lah

Team Kotahitanga:   —–

Northland Cross Country Championship

Term 3 Label Reading (9)Our four TGS representatives ran at Barge Park yesterday. Congratulations on a fantastic effort and thanks to Mr Campbell for organising the team and getting them there on the day.


9 year old girls – Mia 1st       Kiatoa 7th

10 year old boys – Tamatoa 20th     10 year old girls – Paytum 24th

Ruma 5

We have been working on maths play based learning.

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Ruma 10

We were gifted a class set of white pillow slips so decided to make them into cool funky tie dyed shopping bags.  Big thanks to Whaea Ros for buying us dye and to Nana Bobbie for sewing them up for us.  Ka Pai!

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We also made beeswax wraps out of material that was kindly donated to us by Sharlene and Karla and Whaea Ros donated the beeswax that we used.  Big thank you to these ladies.  We now have our sandwiches wrapped in these beautiful eco friendly wraps.  They look fabulous!

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Garden to Table

We have been super busy with Garden To Table.  In the last few weeks we have been lucky enough to have had a bulk lot of seedlings, compost, sheep pellets, a poly house and shade cloth all donated to us by Iain and his team at The Warehouse.  Thank you so much team!

We have been busy planting our summer crops and on the menu in the kitchen has been delicious honey cakes made with beautiful honey (donated to us by The True Honey Company), sushi and apple slaw.  We have really enjoyed our busy few weeks creating and making.  We would like to thank all those people who have helped us make all the wonderful things we have created.

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School Disco – Spring Fever

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Duffy Books ‘Role Model’ Assembly

Last week we had a special Duffy Books ‘ Role Model’ assembly and were lucky to have NZ writer Judi Billcliff and her husband Les come and speak to us.

She’s been a drama teacher for many years, having taught hundreds of children, both in schools and privately. She has also been involved in theatre most of her life. Whether it’s acting, writing or directing, she’s done it. She says she is the original Drama Queen!
Judi has always had a passion for writing and also children and their ongoing language journey. She decided to combine these two loves, and is now a full time children’s author, drama teacher and workshop presenter. While having written plays, she now writes mainly fun poems for kids, and among other books, is the author of “Granny Does The Boogey’ and ’Granny Goes To Hip Hop.’ She draws on those life issues that families deal with daily as inspiration for her books. She likes to use humour to get her message across.

She even got Mr Campbell to dance with her during the Duffy – Read About It – song!
You can check out Judi’s website

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Bread in Schools

Ruma 12 would like to thank the Salvation Army for the yummy bread that they deliver to us.Term 3 Label Reading (10)


Dental Recycling


2019 Year 7 enrolments for Kamo Intermediate School 

The Year Six students have visited Kamo Intermediate School as part of the transition process from primary school to the next step in their education journey. Enrolment forms sent home with the tamariki. These should be returned to our school office immediately and we will pass them on. Please try to have this process completed before the start of Term Four so we can work with on positive transitioning.

Only 11 TGS students attended the enrolment interviews at KIS. We are hoping to provide some dates where KIS comes to our school in the first week of Term 4 to compelete enrolment interviews with our students who have completed enroment forms for 2019 so please get these forms back to us ASAP.

I Have A Dream Newsletter

Here is the link to the latest newsletter from IHAD:

Parent Support Group

Available every day


·       Mince Pie

·       Mince & Cheese Pie

·       Potato Topped Pie

·      Pizza






Flavoured Milk$2.00
We are no longer able to offer sushi as a lunch option.
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.

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Community Notices


From Monday 1st OCT – Friday 5th OCT  Monday 8th OCT – Friday 12th OCT

Full day 8.30-4.30 $40.00 Half day $25.00   Come and join in the gymnastics based Fun.   Ph 4376667 or email

Kidzone Holiday Programmes

Come and join our fun filled programmes  at Kamo, TIkipunga or Whau Valley Primary Schools. Check out our website for all information on WINZ subsidies and the latest itinerary. Enrolment can be done online. Contact Sandra North 43 53342 or 021 249 3308 for all enquires.

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