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Newsletter 201814 - 16 May 2018


Welcome to our new tamariki and their whānau: Sharn Green, Wijay Rakete.

Whānau Survey 2018

During the holidays teachers looked closely at the collated Whānau Survey comments. We were very pleased and appreciated reading the positive comments.

We want to show whānau that we have thought about your ideas in terms of improvements we can make. So this week we are replying (in blue) to comments on the following from whānau to share what we do and what we can do about the query shared.

Whānau Query: What is happening in classrooms?

Our response:

  • Term 2 class letters have been sent home, whānau hui have been planned, class Facebook pages are being created by some teachers and we are really happy for whānau to come in at any time.

ERO Visit

We look forward to the Education Review Office reviewers visiting our school after the Queen’s Birthday weekend. A team of 2 reviewers – Kim Hughes and Terry Rodgers will be welcomed to our school on Tuesday 5th June and are likely to be in our school for the week. The reviewers will be in classrooms, talking with children, staff and whānau, looking at children’s work, teachers planning, school policy and programmes. We are looking forward to sharing what we do with the reviewers.

School Lunches

From now on our school lunch orders will be most Thursday and Friday’s, at this stage we are only able to supply Pies, $2, and juicies, $1, until further notice. Orders will be taken in the school office before school.


We have hockey again this Saturday! Can Whaea Kohi’s team please meet her at the turf at 8.45am, Whaea Michelle and Whaea Waiora’s at 9.30am and Whaea Claire’s team at 10.30am

Reminder if you are going to hockey we are not allowed to park in the netball car park.

Congratulations to the following Players of the day for last Saturday:

Te Atarangi Tana

Rangatira Kiro and

Maiyah Moon

League on Wednesdays

There is League this afternoon at Lindvart Park from 3.45 until 5pm. We need coaches. Let us know if you are interested.


All players need to be at Lindvart Park every Saturday by 8am, they need to meet their coach, and change into their uniform. Games start at 8.30am.

Players must have short fingernails, wear sport shoes, bring water, and a bag for their gear. Fees will be paid by the school. Congratulations to the following Players of the day for last Saturday

Year 5 and 6 Team: Jayden Tango

Year 5 and 6 Team: Juztice Kopa

Year 3 and 4 Team: Araiti Peri & Calaya Rakete-Henry

Room 1 & 2 Class Trip

On Friday the 8th of June Rooms 1 & 2 will be travelling by bus to Kerikeri to see the Matariki show "Heaven and Earth" at the Turner Centre, Heaven and Earth-Rangi and Papa explores the Seven Sisters and story of Matariki, with over 25 magical glow-in-the-dark puppets. We will be sending out more information and asking for some whānau help closer to the time.


Taal Smith will be running another junior basketball module for years 3-6 this term on Monday afternoons from 4-6pm at Northland College Gym, starting May 21st until end of Term 2. Looking for 20 to 30 keen young ballers to register. Fees will be $20 each and will be covered by the school. For more info head down to the Northland College gym on Monday!

School Hats

We are lucky enough to have school caps available for sale - $8 available at the school office. A reminder we do not have eftpos so please pay by cash or talk to us about automatic payments online.

School Closed for Queen’s Birthday

A reminder to whānau that school will close on Monday 4th June due to Queen’s Birthday.

Transition Days for Year 6

Two transition days for the year 6 tamariki have been planned for Tuesday 12th June and Wednesday 5th September. In Term 4 whānau will be contacted to start the enrolment process

iMoko Information

Starting from this term we are able to do iMoko assessments with the children. Before we can do assessments, we will need the parent to consent.

Because this is a new health system, we are unable to utilise/convert the RF consent forms we currently have for the Throat Swabbing program to utilise for iMoko, all children must have an "iMoko Consent" form. However if the parent does not want their child to partake in the iMoko program and still want our team to throat swab their child under the RF program, this can still happen until further notice, which they would need to fill out the "RF Consent" form, both forms will be sent home today along with an iMoko Summary.