Newsletter LogoWednesday 19th May 2021            No. 8

Tēnā koutou tēnā koutou tēnā koutou katoa,

We have a number of projects that we are undertaking in and around the school at the moment and over the next few months.

A few you may have noticed
– The admin area
– The new drinking fountain in the juniors (where the new concrete has been laid)
– Security cameras
– The ramp on Te Kakano being moved to give better access

A few you may not know about
– A redesigned resource room for staff with a meeting space
– An extended meeting/Board room

A few upcoming projects
– A canopy over the office entrance
– 3 more drinking fountains to be installed throughout the school
– Replacing some broken concrete areas

Our school is a place we are proud of and it is great to have these enhancements which have made learning easier by having break out rooms to work in and more functionable drinking fountains.

Sadly on the weekend we had 3 males enter our school grounds and write on some of the walls around school. However we were lucky enough to get clear photos of them from our school cameras which have been passed on to Police.

Nga manaakitanga

Donna Walker
Acting Principal


Caught Being Good

Winners of books for the previous two weeks were:

Rm 4: Axl, Jorja, Taylor, Bruno

Rm 6: Jayde, Soulja, Lorde, Ava

Rm 8: Kason, Yalaena, Te Iwa

Rm 10: Valintina, Axel, Dante

Rm 11: Aana, Manaia-Rose

Rm 13: Pearl, Ava-Leigh

Rm 14:  Eru, Tyla-Mei


Ngā Mātāpono Awards

Rm 4: Te Ruki, Chavarntay, Phoebe, Vanity

Rm 6: Leigh-Ray, Kahvaya, Roman, Bunny

Rm 7: Melaia, Jacob, Harlem, Storm

Rm 8: Nikau, Shardi

Rm 10: Jimmy, Zane, Annabell, Shekairis

Rm 11: Manawairua, Marino

Rm 13: Ryan, Te Ararina, River-Lee, Monique

Rm 14: Adele, Kora-Rae, Dylan, Hoki

Free school lunch programme

This fortnight’s lunch menu:

Blue Light obstacle course

On Monday we had the Police Blue Light Unit come to school and bring their obstacle course for the Year 5 and 6s to have a go on. The kids had so much fun clambering over, under and through the course. They also provided us with a sausage sizzle. Thank you for a great day NZ Police!

School Photos

School photos will be taken on Tuesday, 1st June.  Orders need to be completed and paid for by Monday, 31st May. Photo order forms have been sent home with the children. Online ordering payable via credit card or direct credit is available at or if paying by cash, please return the completed form with the correct money directly to the office.

Plastic Drums

We are hoping to make some big musical drums.

We require plastic bins. If you have any spare we would really appreciate them. 

Breakfast Club

We are looking for anyone who has some spare time on a Monday, Tuesday and/or Friday morning to help with breakfast club. Breakfast club runs from 7:45 – 8:30 in the hall. If you are available to help please let the office know.

Yummy Sticker Promotion

This term our school is collecting yummy fruit stickers to qualify for free sports gear. Please send your yummy stickers and cut out labels in to the office. One cut out label is worth 10 apple stickers.

For more info see the website:

Junior Pepeha Adventure

A reminder that the junior trip is next Tuesday, 25th May.  A timetable will be sent out via the school loop app with more info about what to bring and what to expect for the day. It is vital that the tamariki are at school by 9am for roll call before boarding the bus, which will leave at 9.15am.

Whangarei Primary School’s Winter Sports

Kia ora school whanau,

This term we have the Whangarei Primary Schools Winter Sports.
This will be held at Kensington Park.
It goes from 10:00 until 2:00. Wednesday 2nd June, week5
We will leave school at 9:15 and leave the park in the afternoon at 2:15.

Children will need to bring lunch, water bottle and clothes to keep them warm and dry. Children will also need gear. If they have chosen-
Badminton: shoes, racket and shuttle.
Hockey: mouth guard, shoes and shin pads.
Netball, basketball and table tennis: shoes

We need adults to manage teams. This will mean making sure children are safe and respectful, getting teams ready and on time for games and looking after gear.
We are also asking for help with transport. There are six kids going to Porowini Ave for badminton. There will be room on the bus for everyone but you are welcome to take your own car if you like.
Thanks for your time.  Glen Campbell

Whanau Korero (student led conferences)

These will be held on Wednesday, 30th June and Thursday, 1 July

More information to follow closer to the time.

Matariki Festival

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

Thursday the 5th 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

Whangarei, we are coming to your community!

Thursday 24th June: 10am to 12 noon
Free Whanau Chat at Terenga Parāoa Marae

Thursday 24th June: 7pm to 9pm

Whanau/Community workshop at Northland Cricket
Cool Kids, Calm Bodies, Understanding Anxiety on the Autism Spectrum

Friday 25th June: 9am to 12noon

ASK Autism Spectrum Knowledge professional development

A free Autism workshop for all professionals who engage with children on the Autism Spectrum

Please note that registration is essential for all of these sessions.