Ko te pipi te tuatahi, Ko te kaunuku to tuarua

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Week 5 Term 3                         Friday 23rd August 2019                                       School Roll: 100


It has been so cold lately and understand many children are becoming unwell. Please contact the office if your child is going to be away so we can mark as accordingly. If your child is away more than a few days please provide a medical certificate and drop it into the office. We also have our own school nurse who come’s to visit every tuesday, if you would like your child seen on that day please contact Whaea Miro and she will let the nurse know.


Lately we have had a string of sore throats, please parents it is very important if your child is complaining of a sore throat that you take them to the doctors straight away to get a throat swab. Sore throats can turn into Strep throat and if not properly treated it can lead to Rheumatic Fever. You do not need to make doctor’s appointments for throat swabs, just take your child and let the reception know your child has a sore throat and they will get a nurse to take a swab of your childs throat.


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.


Our Year 7 students  graduated from Waitech on Wednesday. Welldone to you all.








Once again the school will be holding a Mini Gala in Week 6 of this term (next friday 30th August  from 12.30pm).  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.

There will be food, sausage sizzle, as well as a white elephant

Everyone is welcome – parents, caregivers, whānau, and friends

Come and enjoy our mini gala with your child/children

Any baking or donations for our mini gala would be appreciated


24th August – Junior Netball @ 3.00pm

Senior Netball @ 9.55am & 11.45am (Senior’s have 2 games)

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

26th August – Year 1 & 2 Soccer.4.55pm

27st August, Ole Soccer 4pm

22nd August, Senior Basketball TBC


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.

Here is a photo from lastweek’s Basketball game that the senior’s won.









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 11am 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.


If your year 8 child has not been enrolled for college next year then now is  the time for you/them to start making a choice. If you need any help please contact Whaea Ria.


All the students are loving and learning new cultures through dancing and singing. This week they are learning the samoan sāsā.2907







   NGAKE                                                                                             WHATAITAI                                                                                   


30th August – MIni Gala TBC

31st August – Netball finals

17th September – Rippa Tournament @ Onepoto Park

27th September – Last day of Term 3

14th October – First day of Term 4