Newsletter LogoWednesday 5th May 2021            No. 7

Tēnā koutou katoa,

Welcome to term 2!

We have had a fantastic start to the term and the beautiful weather has helped too.
We have welcomed a number of new students into our kura.

We are starting our Pause, Breathe, Smile programme this term. It runs for 8 weeks every Monday after lunch and is part of our Health and Curriculum programme.
It can help ensure that our tamariki are equipped with awesome mental skills to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing, uncertain world. Skills like learning how to regulate emotions, build self-awareness and relate positively to others. We know that learning these skills early in life can help kids thrive now and in the future.

Winter sports starts this week/weekend. The children are excited to be part of a team and we know they will display great sportsmanship as they represent our school at their various codes. Go Totara Grove!!
(Just a reminder that Netball fees should be paid by now please – $37)

Our school Football team.

Nga manaakitanga

Donna Walker
Acting Principal


Caught Being Good

Winners of books for the previous two weeks were:

Rm 4: Jake, Amber

Rm 5: Connor, Rewi

Rm 6: Spencer, Roman

Rm 7: Atahua

Rm 8: Bella-Marie, Adison

Rm 10: Axel, Cherish, Annabell, Kutana

Rm 11: Olivea, Manaia, Louscion, Jahlym, Kahurangi, Sam

Rm 12: Cruize

Rm 13: Dean, River-Lee

Rm 14: Dylan, Ashton


Ngā Mātāpono Awards

Rm 4: Acacia

Rm 5: Kianna

Rm 6: O’Shea

Rm 7: Taylor, Maddison

Rm 8: Ariska, Devante

Rm 10: Tukaha, Jennings, Liam, Ayden

Rm 11: Louscion, Te Moana, Tynan

Rm 13: Phu’o’ng, Sophia

Rm 14: Te Mauri, Ajay, Maika

Free school lunch programme

This fortnight’s lunch menu:

Matariki Festival

We have set the date for our Matariki Festival -please mark it on your calendars!!

Thursday the 6th August 2:30 – 5:30pm

The funds raised from the festival will go towards beautifying our school environment

We look forward to seeing you there!!

School Term Dates for 2021

Term 1          4th February – 16th April

Term 2         3rd May – 9th July

Queens Birthday: 7th June
Teacher Only Day: 8th June

Term 3          26th July – 1st October

Term 4          18th October – 14th December

Community Notices

2021 Kamo Junior Squash Club nights runs on Mondays throughout terms 2 and 3 from 4 until 6.
The squash club is part of the Kamo Rugby Club in Butler Place.
Students new to squash are very welcome to come and have a go for two weeks for free.
Coaching included. Racquets are available.
We just ask that people bring clean sports shoes. (No bare feet or street shoes.)
Membership costs and registration forms can be found on
Queries to Fiona –

Term Two 2021 Te Manawa Tahi Timetable and brochure:


Circus Kumarani back by popular demand, with circus classes in Whangarei for all ages and abilities. Students will learn circus skills, build confidence and have fun! All classes are held weekly at Kamo War Memorial Hall.

Sign up at or find the ‘Whangarei Circus Classes’ events on facebook for more details.