Week 3 Term 3                         Thursday 8th August 2019                                       School Roll: 103


As we continue to have wet conditions at school please be reminded that some of the smaller children might need a change of clothing in their bags as this week a number of children have fallen in the mud.  We do not carry many spare clothes and they are not being returned to school to help other children.  If you have spare pants to offer for these sorts of accidents please send them to the office.


As the senior students wind down their sessions with Rangataua Mauriora and the WaiTECH Waka Ama programme we would like to thank the whanau for their support in allowing your children to participate in such an uplifting programme offered for free to our students. All students who attended WaiTECH will be graduating on Wednesday the 21st August.


This week students from Whataitai and Ngake participated in helping to beautify the newly developed pathways at Bothamley Park. The students planted native bush. On Tuesday Whataitai planted over 400 plants and were told that is the most one school has planted. Ka pai Whataitai. Yesterday it was Ngake’s turn and they planted at least for plants each. Our kids had such a fantastic day and they are looking forward to the next one.














Every year 2 senior students are chosen for showing such awesome leadership throughout their schooling life at Natone Park School. These students will be attending the Primary School Leadership Awards held at Elim Church this coming Monday 12th August at 10.30am.


Once again the school will be holding their Mini Gala in Week 5 of this term so watch this space.  We have found this event an opportunity to mix and mingle with our growing whanau and it is great to see the parents come and share with the students.


During the middle of Term 2 we were visited by the Education Review Office.  We have since had our progress report sent to us which the staff have looked at and we will be sharing this at our next Whanau Hui (date to be confirmed).  If you are interested in coming to view this please make contact with Whaea Ria at the office.


Our Junior students will be taking part in a 3 day programme with Zealandia. They participated in their first in-school activity on Tuesday. The children got to learn lots about different animals.

What is even better is the kids get to travel to Zealandia in Karori tomorrow to get the whole experience and then its followed by the last in-school visit on the 16th of August to wrap things up. The children get to identify and view some of New Zealand’s endangered native specials and even handle the creatures and learn about their habitats.  All Junior students have been given a permission slip to be signed and returned to the office.

We are still waiting on a couple more to be returned. If these are not returned then unfortunately your child will not be able to attend this trip. Please get them to drop their slip off to the office first thing in the morning.



















Natone Park School is very interested in making some garden beds at the back of our school. Thankyou to Harley and Hazel’s awesome mum, Shanna for coming in and starting off the process, You rock!  I would like to set up a working bee when the weather is a little more kinder to us so that the children can grow some vegetables again.  If you have time to come and share your skills along with Shanna then please let us know at the office.  All help gratefully accepted.


10th August – Junior Netball @ 1.00pm

Senior Netball @ 10.50am

Please arrive at the courts 45 minutes before the game starts.

12th August – Year 1 & 2 Soccer @ 4.55pm

13th August, Ole Soccer 4pm

14th August, Senior Basketball BYE


The Senior students continue to play Netball on the weekends, Basketball during midweek and Soccer on a Tuesday afternoon.  We thank you for your support and know that our children represent our school with pride.


Wesley is holding sessions for children to learn to cook after school.  These sessions are limited and cost nothing yet the numbers are limited.  If you would like you child/ren to participate please ask for a registration form at the office.


As we move into the warmer weather we are hoping to have more attendance by our families at our Whanau Hui.  We hold them in the afternoon at 5pm for 1 hour at the most and like to share some of the events that are happening here at school.  We are also looking for people who are interested in representing us on our Board of Trustees.  If you are interested we would love for you to come and have a talk at the office with either Whaea Miro or any of the teachers. It would be great to have you on board.


Each norming from 8.55 to 9.15-ish we have dancing with our students.  These are modern songs played on the big screen where the children learn steps to help improve their fitness levels.  If you are game enough to come along or stay when you drop your child/ren off you are more than welcome to join in.  We would love to have you with us.  We are inviting Te Toka Ahuru Kohanga Reo and BestStart Waitangirua Kindergarten to bring some of their children along too. Don’t be shy.  Come and let your hair down and show us some of your moves. It was so awesome having BestStart join us this morning, We are looking forward to the next one.


Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday we have our lovely Whaea Millie cook all our children a warm kai for lunch.  If you would like to help come along from 10am to prep the food and serve it out.  You know the saying ‘more hands make light work’. This venture has been provided to help feed our children and keep them warm.  Unfortunately lately we have had a few lunches stolen from childrens bags and this is not good.  We hope that if children don’t have food that they are brave enough to tell a teacher.  We will endeavour to make a sandwich for them.


It is not the time for you to start making a choice about where your Year 8 child will be attending school next year.  To save you the embarrassment of missing out on a good class please make arrangements with your college of choice or come and have a conversation with Whaea Ria.

PHOTO’S OF PUKERAU ENJOYING THE NICE WEATHER and Whaea Linda doing some Energizer games with the kids in the morning.













Friday 9th  August – Zealandia Trip

12th August – Primary School Leadership Awards

13th August Commissioner in School