In This Week’s Newsletter

  • New School Sign
  • School Disco
  • Basketball Funday
  • Inter-school Cross Country
  • Chicken Chucking
  • Thank you Jess
  • New Playground
  • Kickstart to School
  • Tahuna School Production
  • Kids for Kids Concert
  • Friday Lunch

Upcoming Dates

  • 3rd July – Tahuna School Production (for Year 3-6)
  • 6th July – Last Day of Term 2
  • 23rd July – Term 3 Begins
  • 20th August – Mrs Clarke (MIS) Visits our Year 6’s
  • 23rd August – Kids for Kids Concert

Today in History

27 June 1936 – Māui Pōmare memorial unveiled.

Māori and Pākehāfrom around the country converged on Manukorihi Pāin Waitara, Taranaki, to attend the unveiling of a memorial to ‘one of New Zealand’s greatest men’, Sir Māui Pōmare, of Ngāti Mutunga (Mr. Bertrand’s tribe) and Ngāti Toa.

Quote of the Week

“Persistance and resilience only come from having been given the chance to work through difficult problems.” – Gever Tulley.


Hello parents and caregivers, it’s Week 9 already and it’s July next week!  The term seems to have flown by; schools are such busy places.

I had the pleasure last Thursday of going to the netball courts to watch our girls in action after school in the Morrinsville competition. They did really well and it was great to see the skills developing.  Next term there will be an opportunity for some of our children to play in the local hockey league. We will keep you posted with further details as we get them.

You will all be receiving your child’s half yearly report next week which will outline their progress in Mathematics, Reading and Writing. The notable difference this year is that there will be no reference to National Standards.  The report will still highlight the expected curriculum level as this has not changed.  We are confident that they will provide you with a good insight into your child’s learning. As always you are encouraged to make a time to meet your child’s teacher if there is anything at all in the report that you wish to seek further clarification on.

New Sign on State Highway 26

As many of you will have seen, we finally have a flashing school sign both ends of our school entry.  It isn’t fully installed yet, but once completed it will be flashing before and after school to alert traffic to our entrance, making the whole drop off and pick up experience much safer.

School Disco

I wish to extend a massive thank you to the PTA and their associated helpers for running an amazing disco. The feedback from parents and children was overwhelmingly positive and the dinner for the children was a particular highlight.  It is the PTA’s intention to try and get another disco into Term 3 before the evenings get too light.  We will keep you posted on developments.

Basketball Fun Day

Well done to all the children who participated in the fun-day. Again, reports back were that it was a great day of sport and that the children represented our school with passion, pride and excellent team spirit.



Inter-School Cross Country

What a glorious day Friday was! Well done children, each and every one of you did our school proud.  Everyone who started their race finished it with a smile and a swift pace…it was great to see so many of you coming out and having a go. Fantastic too that we got our wheelchair race in and Ben had a wonderful time crossing the line with his peers to much applause.  Thanks, must also go to our parent helpers who provided transport on the day, we simply couldn’t do it without you, so thanks again.

Chicken Chucking

While we are thanking people, thank you to the ‘chicken chuckers’ last week.  Chicken chucking is one of our major fundraisers for the year and it is really great that we have parents willing to give their time to help raise valuable funds for our school. It’s difficult finding helpers as we all have busy lives, however a few hours of your time is very much appreciated for this fundraiser.

New Playground

Speaking of raising funds, we are well down the track now with our plans for the new school playground. Copies of the plans are available at the school office for anyone who would like a look.

Thank you Jess

A big thank you must also go to Jessica Baker who not only keeps our school looking amazing, she gives her time up to come in and cook or assist with Food Technology from time to time. Last week Jess made everyone Fry Bread to accompany Mr Bertrand’s tasty Matariki soup. It was amazing, so thank you so much.

Kickstart to School

Kickstart is back in business this Friday morning 8:30am – 10:00am.

Tahuna School Production

Tahuna School are putting on a production next Tuesday that our Year 3 – 6 pupils will be attending.  A permission slip will be coming home today. The show begins at 11:00am and runs for approximately 1 hour.

Kids for Kids’ Concert

Thursday 23rdAugust is the date for this year’s concert. Tickets are not yet on sale, once they are we will let you know. I would suggest getting in quickly as this year’s concert is a one night only big event at Claudelands Arena.  It is going to be something quite special.  We will pass on details just as soon as we have them.

Friday’s Lunch

Nacho’s $2. Orders can be taken from tomorrow (Thursday).


Kind regards

Justin and staff.

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