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Newsletter 201815 - 23 May 2018


Welcome to our new tamariki and their whānau: Manaia Cummings and Sa’Learh Maine.

It is with sadness that tomorrow we say farewell to Matua Alma who has been a Teacher Aide in Poutama. We thank you Matua Alma for the wonderful contribution you have made to our school, we will miss you and wish you the best in your new employment venture.

Education Review Office 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. On Thursday’s we will be selling hot soup and bread and on Friday we will sell Pies, $2, and juicies, $1. 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, NO HOCKEY for Whaea Michelle & Whaea Waiora this week you have a bye and Whaea Claire’s team at 10.30am

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

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

Nikau Johnson

Kowhai Johnson and

Maia Andrews-Quinlan

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 8.15am, they need to meet their coach, and change into their uniform and then warm up. Games start at 9am and are played in 8 minute quarters. Games will end around 9.45am.

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: Jaya Brophy-Johnstone

Year 5 and 6 Team: Te Waimarama Clarke-Tumata

Year 3 and 4 Team: Te Moananui a Kiwa Tulua-Rameka

Queen’s Birthday Weekend NO Hockey or Netball

Due to the Queen’s Birthday public holiday there will be NO Hockey or Netball on Saturday 2nd June.

Manawanui, Rangimārie, Room 1 & 2 Class Trip

On Thursday the 7th & Friday the 8th of June Manawanui, Rangimārie, 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. Bus will be leaving at 9.15am on both days.


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

Whānau Hui

Reminding our whānau that we have our Mid Year Whānau Hui on the 2nd and 3rd of July, if you haven’t already, please complete the attached form and return to school by Friday 22nd June. Confirmed meeting times will be sent home on the 27th June with children.

Lighting the Way Health Expo

On Friday 15th and Saturday 16th June at the Kaikohe Memorial Hall from 10am – 4pm, koha entry. For more information follow them on Facebook.