Newsletter LogoWednesday 11th August 2021            No. 13

Tena koutou tena koutou tena koutou katoa

Firstly I would like to begin with a huge THANK YOU to everyone who contrbuted in some way to our Matariki Festival last week.

Without your support of helping cook on the day, donations of food or money, selling raffle tickets etc our festival would not have been as successful as what it was.

We totally appreciate your support in helping us make our kura a place we can be proud of.

The money raised from the festival will go towards working with local artist Shane Hansen to create murals in and around our school.

You can view his work on the following link

I would also like to acknowledge the huge amount of work Mrs Olley did co-ordinating this event. Thanks Ngaire – you are a super star!


If you attended our festival you would have noticed the new canopy covering the entrance to the office. This was completed over the break and enhances our entryway.

This is our preferred way of entering the office – during the day you may park in the drop off zone and enter the school grounds. 


The car park off Corks Road is for staff cars and service vehicles only. Please be mindful of this as we have had a number of staff cars damaged by people double parking and drivers having to manouvre around them.

Whaea Amber who works in the office from Monday to Wednesday has gone on maternity leave until next year. Whaea Jess will be taking her place until she returns.


Nga manaakitanga

Donna Walker

Acting Principal


Caught Being Good

Winners of books for the previous two weeks were:

Rm 4:  Amber B, Axl H

Rm 6: Kahavaya

Rm 10: Valintina, Marnu

Rm 13: Ava-Leigh, River-Lee


Ngā Mātāpono Awards

Rm 4: Shane H, Taylor M, Te Ruki, Ava L

Rm 6: Princess, Jayde, Lorde, Ava S

Rm 7: Te Ohongo, Jacob, Malia, Sabastion

Rm 8: Riley,  Addison, Kason, Suavae

Rm 10:Macey, Kutana, Sunnyday, Annabell,

Rm 13: Hemi, Te Ararina, Monique, Sinaraa




We have a number of desks for sale. If you wish to purchase one please see the office. They can be purchased for a koha.




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

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 develop.


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




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.