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Ko te Rapare 29 o Here Turi Koka 2018                           Thursday 29 August 2018 School Roll: 110


Sausage Sizzle

Tomorrow we will be having a sausage sizzle with a drink. The cost is $3.  Thank you to all who supported the last time. All proceeds will go to our Swimming Programme in 2 weeks time.


We have a second hand fridge, washing machine and dryer to sell.  If you wish to come and view them please make an appointment at the office.  The costs are fridge $80, Washing machine $100 and dryer $60. All are in good working condition and well looked after.  The proceeds will go towards the school trip to Parliament for Maori Language Week.


We have 2 weeks left before we commence our Swimming Programme.  Can you please send your payments to the office as soon as possible.

The cost for 2 wks swimming (and transportation) is:                                        (This includes siblings)

                              $18 for one child

                              $24 for two children

                              $30 for three or more children

Early to School

We have noticed that there are a number of students who are arriving to school early in the mornings.  It must be a sign of summer coming soon. Can you please make sure that the children don’t arrive earlier than 7.45am as the teachers are not necessarily onsite.

DMIC maths

We have been very fortunate to have visitors in our school to observe the work each class is working on.  We will be having more visitors next week as well.

Maori Language Week

On 10 September we are planning to take the whole school to Parliament to support Maori Language Week.  It would be good to have you come alongside us to help with supervision if you are available. Please let Whaea Miro know at the office.

Leadership Awards

Natone Park School proudly nominated Tamure Phillips and Te Rito Aperahama

 with Leadership Awards which were presented by the Deputy Mayor Izzy Ford and the Rotary Club last Monday.  We would like to congratulate the pair who are always endeavouring to perform at their best in every opportunity.


We would like to acknowledge Whataitai and the way that they have been working in the classroom.  They are a very organised group of students who can work independently when set to task. Well done everyone.


We have a number of students with truancy issues.  These are of grave concern as the child/ren have had an alarming amount of days absent from school.  Please encourage your child to come to school everyday to learn and have fun unless they are genuinely sick.


We are still seeking someone to come to school to help make simple lunches for our students.  These would include making sandwiches, baked beans on toast, macaroni cheese or cheese on toast.  Do you have 1 hour free on a Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. This could be a paid position for someone who is close by.  Come in and have a chat with us.

Thankyou to Pounamu Clark’s Nan Whaea Linda for coming in and helping when she can. You are awesome.

Cellphones and devices

Cellphones and devices are discouraged at school as we do not take responsibility if they are lost, damaged or stolen.  If, in the event your child brings their cellphone or device to school I would like to encourage you to tell them to leave it at the office with Whaea Miro and they can retrieve it at 2.45pm at the end of the day

Dates to remember


  • 31/08 Sausage Sizzle Fundraiser
  • 3/09 Tongan Language Week
  • 5/09 Advisory Hui 1pm
  • 7/09 School Photos
  • 19/09 Whanau Hui 5.30pm
  • Week 9 & 10 Swimming
  • End of term Friday 28th September at 2.45pm