Newsletter LogoWednesday 16th June 2021            No. 10

Tēnā koutou tēnā koutou tēnā koutou katoa,

Our Whanau Korero (student led conferences) will take place on Wednesday 30th June (1:30 pm – 6pm) and Thursday 1 July (3:30 – 6pm). School will finish at 1pm on Wednesday but lunch will still be provided.

When you attend these conferences your child’s report will be shared with you and teachers will also share our new ‘real time’ reporting system with you. The new online system is called Spotlight – teachers will show you how it works and how you can access your child’s learning as it is updated by the teacher.

Bookings for the 15 minute appointments can be made via the skool loop app. Booking availability on the app will go live on Monday 21st June at 2.30pm.

If you are booking with multiple teachers please ensure you have enough time in between to walk to the classroom.

We value your input into your child’s learning and look forward to seeing you at the whanau korero.

Friday will be Whaea Mandy’s last day at our kura as she is retiring. She has had a very successful teaching career and the children who have crossed her path have had a very dedicated and hard working role model growing them in their learning. I would like to take this opportunity to formally thank her for the fantastic job she has done within our kura and we wish her all the best for the future. Thank you Whaea Mandy – we will miss you!!

Whaea Olivia who has just completed her teaching qualification will continue to teach room 6. Congratulations Whaea Olivia.

Nga manaakitanga

Donna Walker
Acting Principal


Caught Being Good

Winners of books for the previous two weeks were:

Rm 4: Axl

Rm 5: Janie-Marie

Rm 6: Deena

Rm 7: Tynneal, TJ

Rm 8: Te Iwa, Zhavana

Rm 10: Macey, Shekairis, Maka

Rm 12: Sheldon

Rm 13: Hemi, Tyrion

Rm 14:  Maika, Preston, Stephen


Ngā Mātāpono Awards

Rm 4: Arion, Lexus

Rm 5: Junior, Wayan

Rm 6: Soulja, Caleb

Rm 7: Harlem, Atahua

Rm 8: Simeon, Anahera, Precious, Monika

Rm 10: Lincoln, James, Tayden, Marnu

Rm 11: Jahlym

Rm 13: Sinaraa, Dean, Kowhai, Honey

Rm 14: Shivika, Tyla-Mei, Te Mauri


Free school lunch programme

This fortnight’s lunch menu:


Drop off zone

Just a reminder that we have the drop off zone which is accessed off Wairau Road. The car park off Corks Rd is a staff car park and is chained during the day.
In the mornings the drop off zone can be used as a carpark – you are welcome to park there and pop into school to the office or see your child’s teacher.
In the afternoon the angled spaces are not a parking space. Children must wait on the deck with their siblings until they see their car and the teachers let them go.
The bell at 2:55pm is for children to assemble at the collection points. They must wait there until the final bell rings at 3pm.

Scholastic Book Club

Any orders for the current scholastic book club brochure (issue #4, 2021) need to be back in to school by Friday, 25th June. Please return the order form with the child’s name, room number, selected books and the correct money owing. Orders past this date can be made directly online, however they won’t be delivered through the school and postage costs will be added to your order.


We have been having a large number of toys brought to school including poppets. 

Unfortunately we have to ask that they not be brought to school as children are swapping and trading them. This is causing a lot of disruption to learning times as teachers try to sort out the problems which have developed.

Please keep toys at home where they are safe.

Oral Health

Here is a link to the oral health website where there is lots of information and online booking and enrolments available.

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. This promotion runs during terms 2 & 3.

For more info see the website:

Whanau Korero (student led conferences)

These will be held on Wednesday 30th June (1:30 pm – 6pm) and Thursday 1 July (3:30 – 6pm).
School will finish at 1pm on Wednesday but lunch will still be provided.

Please book your 15 minute appointment via the skool loop app. Booking availability will go live on Monday 21st June at 2.30pm.

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. If you know of any businesses who would like to like to donate any goods, services or pledges towards the event, please contact the school.

School Term Dates for 2021

Term 1          4th February – 16th April

Term 2         3rd May – 9th July

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.