Wednesday 19th October 2022 No. 16
Te Kura o Tōtara Grove
Tōtara Grove School
Kia ora koutou
A very warm welcome to all of the new families who have started at our kura. It is wonderful to have you as part of our whānau. I hope everyone had an enjoyable holiday. We are looking forward to the term ahead but it is quite a short one with only just over 8 weeks.
On Monday 31 October, we will be having a ‘Kahui Ako’ staff only day where we will be learning more about Russell Bishop’s Relationships Based learning. It is great working with other schools and our Te Tai Raki Whangarei Kahui Ako group includes the primary schools of Hikurangi, Kamo, Glenbervie, Kaurihohore, Whau Valley and Hurupaki along with Kamo Intermediate, Blomfield, Excellere College and Kamo High School.
This week I would like to acknowledge our ‘I Have a Dream’ Navigators. We are so fortunate to have them at our school and the extra experiences and opportunities they offer are amazing!! I have been most impressed with the manaakitanga, whanaungatanga and aroha they show towards our tamariki. They really enrich our kura with their positive attitudes, beautiful energy and their willingness to go above and beyond for our students in all that they do.
Have a fabulous week everyone.
TUPU TAHI – GROWING TOGETHER. STANDING STRONG. REACHING HIGH.
Caught Being Good
Winners of books for the previous two weeks were:
Rm 3: Harper, Bentley
Rm 6: Ava
Rm 8: Tama
Rm 9: River-Lee
Rm 10: Monique, Anthony, Ayden
Rm 13: Traezlyn, Hemi
Rm 14: Willow, Phoebe
Ngā Mātāpono Awards
Rm 3: Ariki, Jordan
Rm 6: Shelia-Rose, Arlo
Rm 7: Shani, Loucious
Rm 8: Colin, Anahera, Didi
Rm 9: Dijonay, Tukaha
Rm 10: Te Iwa, Delivyryance, Shekairis, Jimmy
Rm 13: Norton-Reks, Izealia, Kingston, Shannon
Rm 14: Korbyn, Sam
Free school lunch programme
Please see attached the menu for the next fortnight. More detailed information is published on the lunch by libelle website: www.lunchbylibelle.co.nz/current-menu.html (click here).
This Fortnights lunch menu:
Totara Grove Football Team
This is the second year Totara Grove School have entered a 9th grade team into the Northland Football Competition. The team played for the Tikipunga Football Club. The season lasted two school terms. The team trained Wednesday afternoons and played Saturday mornings. ‘Tiki Totara’ made huge improvement through the season and were always smiling with great attitudes. Thanks to whanau for supporting the team and the opposition teams.
Prize giving was on the 1st October. The club provided snacks and drinks for the kids and an inside lolly scramble due to the rain. It was a fun event for the team.
Photo: Te Ohonga R9, Norton Reks R13, Te Mauri R11,
Sebastain R7, Syhlas R5, Harlem R7, Nikau R8, Dean R13
Absent: Bella-Marie R12, Yalaena R10, Rawhiti R11
Te Manawa Tahi Timetable
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 TT.Support@education.govt.nz.
School Term Dates for 2022
Term 1 3rd February – 14th April
Term 2 2nd May – 8th July
Term 3 25th July – 30th September
Term 4 17th October – 13th December Labour day: Mon 24th Oct; TOD, Mon 31st Oct.
Athletics Whangarei starts on Monday 24th October at 5.30pm at Park Ave, Kensington.
Come along and compete every Monday: running, walking, jumping or throwing.
Term 4: ages 11yrs and up. Term 1 2023: ages 7yrs and up.
If you have any queries, email email@example.com or phone/text Robyn on 021 468 323
Playball @ Totara Grove School
When: Wednesdays – 3:10 – 3:50
Who: 5 -9 year olds
Cost: $85.00 per child for 8 week term
Register at www.playballkids.com/franchise/northland