Newsletter LogoWednesday 28th July 2021            No. 12

Tena koutou tena koutou tena koutou katoa


Welcome back to term 3.

We have a few new staff members joining our team this term.

Mrs Lindsey Wyeth is working 3 days per week in Te Kakano with Whaea Laura.

Mrs Khinhtay-yee Matete joins us as part of  the I Have  A Dream team as a Year 1 and 2 Navigator.


This term our focus is on Ako – learning about learning. We will be encouraging students to talk about their learning and will be working on skills in order for students to be able to :

  • describe what I am learning and why I am learning it
  • know how to include the big ideas in my work and I can show where I have used them
  • use exemplars and models in a group or independently to improve the quality of my work
  • be comfortable to try new things


We are all learners – we are all teachers

Next week is our Matariki Festival – School will finish at 2:00 on Thursday.


Some information that you will need to know before the day:

  • Ticket orders will be going out this week – remember that you need to purchase tickets in order to buy the food and arts and crafts on sale.

(Tickets that are ordered will be sent home with your child on Thursday)

At the moment we desperately need helpers to assist the teachers with their food stalls. If you can offer an hour or two please see your child’s teacher or alternatively see Ngaire at the office.

Also please just a reminder that we also require your help with food donations for our food stalls and/or our raffle

Your child will also be bringing home a raffle book for you to purchase

tickets and/or sell them to friends and whanau. These need to be brought back to school along with the money the following day


Mince and Fry BreadGlass Lanterns
Cornbeef and pickle bunsMatariki Star Origami 
American Hot-dogsTin Can Lanterns
Cake stallflax puti puti – Bookmarks
butter chicken and rice Totara Earrings
mince and fry breadRongoa, Kawakawa – Manuka – Lavender Balm
Kumara Garlic Soup – Matariki star cookies 
Ice cream, spiders, ice blocks 
Mussel fritters 
Steak & Sausages, ice blocks, drinks


Plus SILENT AUCTIONS for a signed 2021 Warriors team supporters shirt, Family pass to Northland Taniwha games and sweatshirts and others.


It is going to be a great evening – please come and support us!!


Remember Thursday 5th August 2:30-5:30pm

We look forward to seeing you all there 🙂


Nga manaakitanga

Donna Walker

Acting Principal


Caught Being Good

Winners of books for the previous two weeks were:

Rm 4:  Iroam

Rm 7:TJ

Rm 8: Zhavana

Rm 10: Jennings, Valintina

Rm12: Lincoln

Rm 13: Ryan, Izealia

Rm 14: Adelyn, Kaden


Ngā Mātāpono Awards

Rm 4: Kayne, Shane H, Jorja, Samuel, Lacey

Rm 7:Harlem, Tayla, Grace

Rm 8: Riley, Taiatea, Addison, Mason, Simeon

Rm 10:Macey, Axel, Valintina,

Rm 13: TeArarina, Phu’o’ng, Ngawiki, Tizaeya

Rm 14:Hoki, Shivika, Stephen, Dylan


Incredible Years Parenting Programme – starting 2nd August  6:30 – 8:30 pm

This programme is aimed to help parents by:

Having a better relationship with their children

Stimulating their child’s development

Gain skills to feel confident about parent

Having positive and nurturing relationships

(Brochures are available from the school office)

Call Dianna Paki on 0211833107


Free school lunch programme

This fortnight’s lunch menu:



Life Education

Life Education is proud to offer this to the community on how to keep our children safe online.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Nga Mihi

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:



Term 3 Te Manawa Tahi Timetable and brochure:

If you have a concern about your child’s language development, learning progress, social and emotional wellbeing, or behaviour, TeManawa Tahi have specialists available so you can discuss your concerns directly with them.

This is a free service and each site will be identified by a Te Manawa Tahi flag. Drop into a hub or make an appointment by phoning 0800 5248 4256 or emailing



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


There is a netsafe live event happening in Whangārei in August which has the aim to support our young people online, covering online bullying, unwanted contact, social media and inappropriate content.

This event is being run by Netsafe, it is free and comprises of 3 different presentations aimed at different cohorts of people in our schools and community.

It is organised as follows:
Wednesday 25th August- 3.30pm-5pm Netsafe Presentation for teachers.
Wednesday 25th August- 6-7pm Netsafe Presentation for whānau and community members.
Thursday 26th August- 3.30-5pm Netsafe Presentation for Senior Leadership Teams, Deans, ICT Leaders and other team leaders in schools.

The venue is Kamo High School- School Hall.

Staff, whānau and community members need to register on the link below.