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Newsletter 201904 - 6 March 2019


A special welcome to our new tamariki and their whānau.

Sadidas Poa-Wilson

Principal’s Award

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Congratulations Tiara Wharerau for always being courteous! A very well deserved award.

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Congratulations also to Ataahua Johnstone for showing Manaakitanga to a Junior girl on the basket swings this week.

Role Models

A massive congratulations to the following school Role Models who were celebrated at our school assembly last week and received a Duffy book;

Alexis Wharerau, Wiremu Milner,  Tui Ritchie-McGee, Ropata Tarawa, Kora Heremaia, Stephen Burgess, Portia Dalton, David Brown, Delroy Stevens, Charlie Young, Storm Stevens, Hunter Naera, Serenity Kepa-Tahere-Kopa, Ariana Andrews-Quinlan, Dennis Perry, Mykz Poa, Kobe Kopa, Samuel Edmonds, Semi Johnstone, Fern Edmonds and Lennox Marsh-Clay

Tanga Cards

Congratulations also to our Tanga Cards winners who received an ice-cream sandwich for their efforts.

For showing Rangatiratanga:

Lennox Marsh-Clay

Storm Poa-Wilson

Del-Roy Stevens

For showing Manaakitanga:

Dennis Perry

Portia Dalton

Mykz Poa

Hunter Naera

For showing Kotahitanga:

Ropata Tarawa

Wiremu Milner

Marae Stays

Wednesday 6 March

Staying overnight Rooms 9 and 14

Visiting Rooms 3 and 6

Thursday 7 March

Staying overnight Rooms 7 and 15

Rooms 9 and 14 return about 1.30pm

Tuesday 12 March

Staying overnight Room 16 and 8

Wednesday 13 March

Staying overnight Room 10

Rooms 16 and 8 return about 1.30pm

Thursday 14 March

Room 10 returns about 1.30pm

Some pictures from Day One at Pukerata

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Paid Union Teacher Meetings

All teachers who are union members will be attending a NZEI Union meeting on Wednesday 20th March at Kerikeri Primary School.  To try to avoid any disruption to whānau on this day classes will be buddied up to allow all teachers to attend.  One teacher will attend the 9.30am meeting and the teacher they buddy up with will attend the 1pm meeting.


A big thanks to whānau who have managed to get their tamariki into uniform this term.  Our school looks very smart with most children now in Uniform. We have been notified that the Size 6 Polo shirts will be here hopefully by 15th March.

School Lunches Term 1

Pies: $2 each

Juicies: $1 each

Orders taken in the office from 8.30am on Thursday and Friday only.

Whānau Fun Day

When:  Thursday 21 March.  

8.55-9.05am Karakia / Hīmene in the hall

9.05-11am  Whānau welcome in classrooms to see tamariki in action and look at their work progress so far

11-11.30am Morning Tea – come and have a cuppa with the staff or feel free to be in the playground

11.30-1pm  Class activities set up and children participating.  Tickets must be used to purchase items, they will be ripped in half once used.  Most activities will cost 1 or 2 tickets ($1 per ticket available at the school office from next week)

12.45pm Hāngi Wrapping (anyone available please help)

1pm Hāngi distributed to classes – pre sales start tomorrow from school office, only x200 at $10 each – includes 3 meats, 4 veges and stuffing.

2.30pm All activities packed up, children in class until 3pm bell.

Fill in the survey

There will be a survey on the day to fill out also please.  Whānau that attend and complete the survey will go into a draw to win prizes.