Ko te pipi te tuatahi, Ko te kaunuku to tuarua

From small beginnings come great things

Roll:  85                                              Thursday 9 May 2019                               Taite, 9 o Haratua, 2019

School news

We are now in Week 2 and getting on with our report writing about Tangata Rongonui.  The children are learning how to write information related to a topic/kaupapa.

We have had a few interruptions this week with Teacher Stop Work Meetings on Monday and Wednesday afternoons but we have tried to do this with minimal disruption.


The teachers met yesterday and Monday to discuss the mediation process.  We will be informed tomorrow what the next step will be as the Union goes into mediate with Parliament regarding the pay parity requests. We would like to thank you for your support.

Digital Technology workshop

The teachers will be leaving school at 3pm to attend a workshop to upskill in the Digital Technology Curriculum so as to bring new and exciting activities into the classroom.


Matua Meka went to a course yesterday to learn about Fire and Risk Hazards and how to monitor and keep these at bay.  We have a register book which is kept at the office to keep up awareness of repairs or adjustments that need to be made.

Fire Safety Check

On Tuesday Natone Park School were taken through a rigorous Fire Safety check to see if our buildings are compliant.  So far so good with just a couple of minor adjustments to be made.

Parent Advisory Hui

On Tuesday our Parent Advisory Group met with our Commissioner, Te Tiwha Puketapu, to discuss and report on activities they have and will be taking place over the next fortnight.

Sports Practises

I would like to thank the parents and caregivers of our budding athletes and sports reps.  We are a little bewildered as to when practises will be held.  If you wish to be updated please either ring or come and see Whaea Ruu as these have changed slightly.

Netball Draw for Saturday 11.5.19

Snr Netball      3pm                      Jnr Netball      11.45am

School Scholarships

Natone Park School students have been invited to apply for scholarships. There is a free family information evening for students and scholarships available in 2019, this will be held at Victoria University of Wellington on Thursday 23rd May at 7pm.

Natone Park School website

If you visit our website online you might see some information regarding your child’s class.

Parent Teacher Interviews

Please lock Wednesday 26 June into your diaries as we prepare the Term 2 school reports.  School will be closing at 2pm for interviews

and these will finish at 7pm.  A booking sheet request form will be attached to the newsletter.  It will be a first in first served basis

Samoan Language Classes

Are you interested in learning Samoan Language.  We are holding classes on a Thursday night for Parents and students of Natone Park School. The cost will be a koha each night.   If you are interested come and see Whaea Toa to register.  There will be a strict limit of 20 people.

Absence and Attendance

We have a few concerns regarding absenteeism of students at Natone Park School.  Letters will be coming out for parents to come and discuss these concerns in the office.

Reading Recovery

Finally, our Reading Recovery Programme has commenced.  We have 2 students still to complete their full literacy course and 2 new students to commence.  Letters will be coming out to inform you of your childs position.

Heart Foundation

Whaea Linda Vaua Su’a will be taking our classes for Energizer Activities for 30 minute sessions.  The children are looking forward to building their team working skills.

Ko wai au

The Whanau Centre advisers will be in every Thursday starting today to take troubleshooting activities using everyday scenarios.  Our children are looking forward to the fun filled sessions.

Community nurse, dental therapists and doctors appointments

If you require assistance with making appointments we can help by getting the nurse to first visit your child and then informing the required agencies based on urgency.  Please ring the office if you would like us to assist you.


The students from Pukerau posed for a photograph to show off their hard work while completing their report writing.  Look and see what they have been studying about.








Dates to remember:

27/5/19 Samoan Language Week

3/6/19 Queens Birthday, school closed

26/6/19 Kaumatua Day visits

30/5/19 NZSO Concert, Te Rauparaha Arena

3/7/19 Pamper Day and Breakfast morning