Newsletter LogoThursday 13th June 2019            No. 10

Tena koutou tena koutou tena koutou katoa

This term is flying by. We are in week 7 already!

We have lots of exciting learning opportunities coming up in the next few weeks which we would love to share with you. On these days we welcome whanau involvement so please pop in to school to see the learning activities that the children are involved in.

More information will come home closer to the time but please mark these dates on your calendar.

Week 9 – Thursday 27th June: Whole school Matariki celebration day

Week 10 – Tuesday 2nd July: Whole school day of maths

We look forward to be able to share our learning with you.

Nga manaakitanga

Donna Walker
Acting Principal


Principal AwardsPrincipal-Award

Winners of books for the last two weeks were:

Te Kakano    Kora-Rae

Rm 3              Preston

Rm 8              Kauri

Rm 10            Tyler

Rm 10            Keyan

Rm 9              Brooke

Caught Being Good

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

Te Kākano: Nikau & Dastan    Rm 3:   Khale & Harlem

Rm 4: Te Ararina & Sabian       Rm 5:  Tyla-Mei & Te Iwa       Rm 6:   Hoki

Rm 7: Cael, Jacob & Te Koha    Rm 8: Zacchaeus

Rm 9: Valintina, Anthony & Manu  Rm 10: Brooke & Calaius

Kotahitanga: Malachi, James G, Elvis & Ella

Merit Certificates

Winners for the last two weeks were:  Merit-List

Te Kākano:   Monaro & Zeke

Rm 3: Jayleigh & Phoenix

Rm 4: Jahlee & Jadyn

Rm 5: Bella-Marie & Wyatt   Rm 6:  Taniora

Rm 7: Codie, Oscar & Akaysha    Rm 8: Shekairis

Rm 9: Meao x 2 & Reikura    Rm 10: Tevita & Asher

Kotahitanga: Jai & Isabella

Ngā Mātāpono Awards 

Te Kākano: Lily, Lapa, Monaro & Stephen

Rm 3:   Te Ohonga, Hookio, Te Mauri & Jayleigh

Rm 4:   Noah, Nivaeya, Hemi & Tizeaya

Rm 5:   Lucious, Mason, James & Beau

Rm 6:   Archer, Ocean, Jakobi & Rawhiti

Rm 7:   Cornelius, Tamyra, Raiden, Jodeci & Manaia

Rm 8:   D-Kotah, Natalya & Macey

Rm 9:   Drake, Jan, Valintina, Christina & Mana

Rm 10: Calaius, Kyra, Tyler & Arleyah

Kotahitanga: Rainy, Lyric, Kutana & Carter S

Measles Outbreak – Important DHB Notice

Parent and Staff Election results

Board of Trustees Election

Declaration Staff Election Results

Parent representatives votes:

Name                                     Votes

Karen Poutai-Struginski      28

Bevan Lewis                           26

Hale Atutolu                           24

Michael McCartain               22

Patrick Moon                         21

Carmelia Tangariki              13

Kaelah Moon                         10

Invalid Votes                          3

I hereby declare the following duly elected:


Karen Poutai-Struginski

Bevan Lewis

Hale Atutolu

Michael McCartain

Patrick Moon
Staff representative votes:

Name                        Votes

Deanne Heta            8

Erin Steel                  9

I hereby declare Erin Steel duly elected.

Ngaire Olley
Returning Officer

2019 Chopper Appeal Mufti Day

Thank you to everyone who dressed up for our Wacky Day and made a donation for the Rescue Helicopter.

We raised $138.90.

Totara Tree

The student council – Ngā Maramara  o Tōtara – planted a new totara tree to mark  Arbor Day.

Tupu Tahi

Our environmental group celebrated Arbor Day by weeding 2 gardens and planting them with new plants. This was able to be done thanks to the money raised with our Juicies fundraiser earlier in the term. The next stage is to add pebbles to finish off the gardens.

Room 10

Room 10 recently spent time exploring Dot and Dash Robotics. The children were excited and curious to explore the possibilities these little guys posed.

We were able to practise the skills of collaboration, manaakitanga, problem solving and communication.

Garden To Table

This week At Garden To Table we say goodbye to our wonderful mum and volunteer Vickie.  Vickie has been supporting Room 10 Tamariki this year at Garden to Table but has now secured a full time job.  Thank you Vickie for all your support, we will miss you a lot but wish you well in your new position.  Come back and visit us when you can.

In the garden we were weeding,  watering and sorting out our strawberry patch. We learnt that strawberry plants multiply and how we can re-pot them to expand our crop for next season.

In the kitchen we feasted on beautiful cucumber and radish salad with radishes picked from the garden, sweet corn fritters and banana & chocolate chip muffins.

What a beautiful day it was to be outside laughing, working and learning together.

Reporting student absences

We are now sending daily texts or emails to parents of students who have not advised us why their child/ren are absent that day.

Please advise us of any absences before 9.30am each day by calling the office on 4350019, texting 021 0272 4313 or using the ‘report an absence’ option on our website

Students and Cellphones

Cell phones should be kept at home, however if they do come to school they must be handed in to the office or to the class teacher for safe keeping.

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.

Dental Caravan

The dental caravan is now onsite in the school carpark. They will be here until Friday the 21st of June.

The school shares the names, ages and parent contact information with the dental service. Children will automatically be called up for examinations unless records show that parents have chosen to make private arrangements for dental care.

Please call 0800 MY TEETH (69 83384) if you have any concerns.

Community Notices


Kidzones will be operating  for the duration of the holidays from 7.45 to 5.30 each day

Check out the fun filled itinerary the Kidzones team have planned on our website

For a fast and hassle free process enroll online via our website. Contact Sandra 021 249 3308