Newsletter LogoWednesday 22nd September 2021            No. 14

Tena koutou tena koutou tena koutou katoa 


It is lovely to have such beautiful weather over the last few days.

The tamariki have been enjoying the sun and catching up with each other again.

It is great to see them playing on the scooters, skateboards and in the organised sports at break times.


Next week we are farewelling 2 staff members. Whaea Casey who has been on maternity leave is leaving as she is having another baby. That  is exciting for her whanau.

And Whaea Jeanne is leaving our school. Whaea Tanu will be in Room 9 for the rest of the year.

Thank you for the valuable contributions that you have made to our kura while you worked here Whaea Casey and Whaea Jeanne.


Also during lockdown Whaea Amber had her baby. A little boy named Jacob. He is very cute!


We also have chicken pox going around the school – watch out for spots.


Thank you for getting your children back to school so quickly after lockdown. It is great to have them back and into learning again.


Nga manaakitanga


Donna Walker

Acting Principal


Matariki Festival Update


Total raised was $9405.17

Thank you for your contributions to making this festival such a success.


Raffle Winners


Congratulations to the following people for winning the raffles (the delay being due to lockdown)

1st Wheelbarrow of groceries Charlique sold by Mahera

2nd Home study desk and chair Hunter sold by Hunter

3rd DVD Player Cheryl sold by Sharlise

4th Snorkelling Trip Papa Murray sold by Skyla

5th Buchanans Gift Basket Jazmine sold by Nikora

6th Convection Oven Nova sold by Norton-Rex

7th Gift Box Cassandra sold by Cherish

8th Kensington Gift Basket Connor sold by Connor

9th Gift Box James sold by Hookio

10th Gift Box Shekairis sold by Shekairis


The prize for donating to the wheelbarrow was won by Sunnyday in Rm 10


Wig Wednesday

Next Wednesday the 29th September we are holding a belated Wig Wednesday. Children are encouraged to wear a wig and bring a gold coin donation to support the Child Cancer Foundation.

We will also be selling ice blocks for $1 (A pre order notice will be coming home next week)


A few Reminders:


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. 



Breakfast Club 

Just a reminder that Breakfast Club starts at 7:45 am each morning. There is no adult supervision at school before that time.



If your child brings a phone to school they must be handed into the office at the start of the day and then collected at the end of the day for safe keeping.



Caught Being Good

Winners of books for the previous two weeks were:

Rm 4: Chavarntay Y

Rm 10: Axel C

Rm 13: Ryan G

Ngā Mātāpono Awards

Rm 4: Griffin C, Vanity

Rm 10: Ashlyn W, Anthony P

Rm 13: Skyla P, Tizaeya, Jax R




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



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


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