Newsletter LogoWednesday 8th December 2021            No. 18


Tena koutou tena koutou tena koutou katoa 


We come to the end of another busy year in our kura.

Thank you for your ongoing support and commitment to your child/children’s learning.

At this time of year we usually celebrate together with our students and whanau at our prizegiving.

This year unfortunately we need to do things a little differently. Each team will have their own prizegiving eg Junior, Middles, Seniors which will be live streamed and the link for this will be sent out on Friday.

This is to ensure that we comply with the current guidelines that have been set for us.

If your child receives an award their photo will be taken with the award and the photo will be sent home at the end of the day.


Upcoming Important Dates 

Friday 10th December – Year 6 Dine and Dance – School hall 6-9pm

Formal tidy dress. 

Y6 students only. Parents drop off and pick up.  

Monday 13th December – Prizegiving – live streamed. Reports to go home.

Tuesday 14th December – School finishes at 12pm (There will be no lunches delivered this day due to our closing time)


Also please remember to check the lost property which gets displayed on Friday’s outside the Office.


Matua Anaru leaves our school at the end of this year. We would like to thank him for his mahi during this past year and wish him well for the future.

Whaea Lindsey also leaves us to take up an LSC – Learning Support Co-Ordinator role at Kamo Intermediate. Thank you Whaea Lindsey for your work in Te Kakano.


Congratulations to Whaea Renie and Whaea Kay who have completed their 2 years as Beginning Teachers and now are fully registered teachers. Well done!


Have a safe and enjoyable Christmas break.

We look forward to seeing you all again in 2022.


Nga manaakitanga

Donna Walker

Acting Principal



Last day of the term/year

School finishes at 12pm on Tuesday the 14th December

TGS Dates 2022 

TOD Tuesday 1st February

         Wednesday 2nd February


3rd February – 14th April

Term 2   

2nd May – 8th July

TOD Friday 3rd June

Term 3 

25th July – 30th September

Term 4   

17th October – 13th December




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 5 : Zhanica, Te Kaweora

Rm 6 : Roman P

Rm 7 : Conner, Amara

Rm 8 : Kason G, Rawhiti

Rm 10 : Nikora T-C, Tukaha K-B

Rm 13 : Ngawiki, Tizeeya

Rm 14 : Jacob, Eru

Ngā Mātāpono Awards

Rm 5 : Rivaan, Tyson, Noah, Mahera

Rm 6 : Kahvaya L, Mauri H-H

Rm 7 : Jacob T, Louscious, Maddison, Emma

Rm 8 : Nikau H, Jordin R, Payton M, Dynalee, Rayden, Anahera

Rm 10 : Rush A, Liam C-B, Kauri T, Dezya N

Rm 13 : Archer R, Jordan C-H, Charlee, Monique

Rm 14 : Pai Ora, Adele, Connor, Khale



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 Fortnights lunch menu:




School Term Dates for 2021

Term 1          3rd 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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