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Newsletter 201228 - 12 September 2012

This week we welcome Harriet Wehi to our school.


At the end of this term we say thank you and farewell Matua Francis who has been teaching in Rangimarie this term. Matua Francis will continue relief teaching at ours and other schools in Term 4.  It is likely that Whaea Marje McGee will return to teach in Rangimarie for Term 4.


Celebration Day Thanks

What a wonderful day we had last Friday. A huge thank you, to the whanau who came along to help with the hangi preparation, to support our tamariki and spend the day with us. We were thoroughly proud of all our performers and plan to make this an annual Term 3 event.


Room 5 & 6 Farm Trip

On Tuesday we went to the farm to feed the geese and all the other animals. It was amazing how they were drinking the milk. The milk was long. They must like lots and lots of milk. I wish our school had cows and babies. That would be cool if we can feed the babies. It is good that they feed all the animals. I think they are doing a good job in Northland College. Before they feed they put on something like a jacket. I wish I did that.

By Elton Komene-Mau


On Tuesday we went to the farm. We feed the baby calves. We saw chickens. We feed the ducks. I felt happy.

By Trevan Wilson


At Northland College Mr Alexander talked to us about the hens and he talked to us about holding the hens carefully, and the eggs too.  When we fed the lambs we had to hold the lambs very tightly because when I feed the lamb it went under the chair.

By Shaylahne Horua


Maternity Leave

After the first week of Term 4 we also say farewell to Miss Manukau our Office Administrator who will be taking leave for approximately 10 weeks to have her baby.  While Miss Manukau is away Miss Ashlee Maihi will be relieving in the office.


Hockey trip to Whangarei

On Tuesday, 18th September, our Saturday Division 2 hockey team will be participating in a fun day hockey tournament to be held at Kensington Stadium in Whangarei. The children involved will be bringing home with them today another letter with all the information they need to know.


22nd September Hockey Prize Giving

A reminder to all our hockey players and whanau that Saturday, 22nd September, will be our end of year prize giving.  This will be held in the Lindvart Park pavilion starting at 9am.  We are asking all parents to please bring along a plate, and for as many people to attend as possible.


Northland College Hangi

Te Awatea Whanau Fundraiser, this Friday 14th September, Hangi and Steam Pudding, $10 ticket, available at Northland College Office.  Pick up from Northland College Hub at 3pm.


Cultural Festival

Tomorrow our two groups: Te Korowai o te Aroha (Manawanui – R7, Rangimarie – R8 and Tumanako – R9) tamariki and Whaea Khrystal’s Hip Hop group will be performing at the annual Cultural Festival being held at Northland College. A programme is being sent home today. It is likely that Te Korowai o te Aroha will be on at approximately 10.45am and the Hip Hop group at approximately 11.25am. Feel free to text Whaea Chicky – 021411534 on Thursday to get a better idea of time if you wish. She will do her best to respond to give you a more accurate time. Come along and support our tamariki!.


Trans Tasman Principal’s Conference

This Saturday 15th September Whaea Chicky will be attending the Trans Tasman Principal’s conference being held in Melbourne. See will return on Saturday 22nd September. During her absence whanau are welcome to contact Mr Graeme Shaw our Deputy Principal.


Rhthym And Groove

On the 24th September our Hip Hop group and a group of children from Aniwaniwa will be going to Kawakawa to compete in the annual Rhythm and Groove competition.


Drop, Cover, Hold

A National Earthquake Drill that will be held on the 26th September at 9.26am. Students will be at school at this time.  Please take the time to read the leaflet that came home last week.


WE Connect

By Term 4 the WE Connect class will have a uniform that they will need to wear each day so that they are identifiable when working in and around the community.