Ko te Rapare 14 o Pipiri 2018                                   Thursday 14 June 2018 School Roll: 112

New enrolments

Natone Park School would like to welcome Daiwik to Pukerau.  Another happy cherub that you will hear singing to entertain our visitors as they enter the school.

  Raranga Matahiko

Ngake students would like to thank the staff, Rebekah and Haley, for the wonderful Digital Technology experience they have shared.  They learned how to operate and play on a variety of technological devices including virtual reality creations, 3D casting, tabletop virtual carving, scratch which is a coding programme to make movies and exploring on the iPads, opening up a whole new view on what the world is leading into.  A warm thank you to the parents for their help with supervision of the students. I know they too enjoyed learning as well. Hopefully an opportunity like this occurs again and we can invite other students from out school to experience what we did.

DMIC Maths

Pukerau (juniors) and Whataitai (seniors) had two visitors to their classes to observe the maths programmes while the students were learning.  The observers were very impressed with the level of conversations, activities and explaining conducted by those sharing their work.


Dawn from Social Workers in School is leaving Natone Park School to go on maternity leave.  We would like to thank her for her time spent with our children. We would like to welcome Craig onto the team who will be replacing Dawn while she is away.


Natone Park School has been invited to participate in the WaiTECH Water Technology programme which is run by Rangataua Mauriora.  10 Year 6/7 students will go out every Monday morning to experience teamwork, relationship building and making good choices through Waka Ama.  We would like to thank Jason Ryder and Ropata Sefisi again for the opportunity to take part again as school usually only have one session per year.

Duffy Books in Homes

We have welcomed Ngahiriwa, one of the workers from Duffy Books in Homes, who came to talk to the staff about our Duffy Books Programme.  We look forward to improving our children’s reading by providing more free books in homes for the remainder of the year.

School Singing

Every fortnight our students participate in enjoying and taking part in School Singing.  You are welcome to come along and join in. This will commence at 2.15pm tomorrow (Friday).  It has been a pleasure seeing some of our parents and Whanau sitting and listening to the melodies shared by all.


Although it has been a shocking week with weather we would like to thank our parents for their support by sending your children, all wrapped up, to school ready to learn.  It’s great to go around and visit the learning areas and see how happy our children are participating in their activities.

Lost property

We have an abundance of clothing.  The pile is over growing. Could you please make time to come and collect your child’s belongings. A great thing to do is to name your child’s clothing so that we know who it belongs to.  Their are some really nice items and I wouldn’t like to give them to the wrong person.

Parent Teacher Interviews

School reports are in the final stages of being written up.  We will be conducting 10 minutes interviews with parents/whanau on Wednesday 4 July 2018 between 2.45-7pm in the Whare Hui.  Could you please fill in the sheet attached and send it back to school as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. We will try our best to accommodate each family.  In the event that you cannot attend you will need to arrange a separate time with the teacher of your child/ren.  We are hoping to have a high percentage of attendance. Please be aware that dinner time for the teachers is 5.45-6.15pm.


Did you know that it is the celebration of Matariki tomorrow.  Have a look on the internet and read about it. Some of us will be participating in learning about the Maori New Year and taking part in some activities.

Stop Work Meeting

On Wednesday 27 June the school will be closing at 2pm.  The teachers will be leaving school at 1pm to attend a stop work meeting.  We would appreciate your support on this day. Please make arrangements to come and collect your child/ren from the Whare Hui at 2pm as Whaea Ria will be waiting with them.  Watch this space as teachers bargain with the Government as a collective to seek attention.

Strings Quartet

We have been privileged with the performance of an Orchestral Group at Natone Park School.  As a follow up the senior students from Whataitai and Ngake will be attending a concert at the Michael Fowler Centre on Wednesday 27 at 11am.  These students are very lucky to be part of the travelling group and are excited to go and be part of the audience on this day. If you are available to assist with parent help please get in touch with Whaea Ria.


Dates to remember

  • Netball Saturday 16th June, 1 pm (Court 3)
  • Unihoc Tuesday 19th June  4.35pm
  • Basketball  Wednesday 20 June at 4pm
  • Tu Kaha 25 and 26 June all day for Y7-8
  • String Quartet performance Wednesday 27 June for Y5-8
  • Commissioner in school Wednesday 27th June
  • Stop Work Meeting Wednesday 27 June 1pm
  • Whitireia Performing Arts Friday June 29 Y7-8
  • Parent Teacher Interviews 4th July  2.45-7pm
  • ASB Getwise programme Wednesday 4 July whole school
  • End of Term Friday 6 July 3pm