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Newsletter 201231 - 17 October 2012


This term we welcome back Whaea Marje to Rangimārie.  We would also like to welcome the following new tamariki to our school: Ataahua Puaha-Griffiths and Ace Mokaraka-Vakatini.



This Friday we farewell our Administration Officer Kohi Manukau who will be taking maternity leave until the beginning of 2013. Miss Manukau will return in Term 1. We welcome our relieving Office Administrator, Ashlee Maihi who will be with us for Term 4.


Labour Day Holiday

There will be no School on Monday 22nd October as it is Labour Day.


Hats for Term 4

As part of our sun smart commitment we ask that all children wear a hat during the summer months of Term 4. Please ensure that your child brings a named hat to school, the hat can be left at school and taken home regularly for washing.


2013 Ideas

Currently we are making plans for 2013. If you have any ideas about what we could purchase, do or you have an idea to share please contact Whaea Chicky on 4011532.


2013 Class Lists

We are also currently planning classes for 2013. If whānau have any requests as to which class or teacher they would like their child or children to have for next year please give Whaea Chicky a phone call and if possible this will happen. At this stage we know only of Whaea Robin who will be sadly leaving us at the end of the year. It is likely that Whaea Stevie will be the teacher in Tumanako.


Bells Ringing

Our apologies to anyone who was annoyed by our school bells ringing continuously during the holidays.


Written Reports

This term teachers will be preparing written reports for all children except those children who enrol in Term 4. Reports are due to come home with your child/children on Wednesday 5th December.


Term 4 Trips

This term some classes have planned trips that are integral to their Term 4 classroom programmes. Recently the

BOT approved the following trips in principle. Further detail must be presented to Whaea Chicky for final approval.

Kimihia to Whirinaki –  two nights

Te Korowai o te Aroha to Omapere/Kokohuia Marae from 21st November to 23rd November

Room 1 to Whangarei has been approved – day trip to the Lion Park on 7th November

Rooms 5 and 6 – overnight to Kelly Tarlton’s on 27th November


Finalisation of trips will happen at least a month prior to the trip dates and details about costings etc will come home following this. If you have any queries for now do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher.


Touch Season

Mrs Stillwell and Whaea Beeby are once again organising school touch teams and would like to hear from any whānau members who are able to help with teams on a Thursday at Lindvart Park usually from about 3.30pm until 5pm. The season is due to commence on Thursday 18th October, please contact the school office or call in if you are able to help. A letter will come home with children wishing to play touch for the school today.


Wonkey Donkey Show

Some classes of Year 1 – Year 3 children have planned to go to the Wonkey Donkey Show which is on this Friday, starting at 1pm at the Memorial Hall. Classes will walk up and back to the show with their teachers. It would be preferable if the children wore shoes and bought a jacket for this trip please. The school will cover the cost of the show and follow up will happen in classes.


Furniture for Sale

Currently we have more sets of children’s tables and 6 chairs for sale, $60 per set. Please see Whaea Chicky if you wish to purchase a set. We will also have odd bits of furniture from Kimihia, Rooms 5 and 6 for sale as new furniture for these rooms have been ordered. If you are interested call in and see the teachers of these classes to see what they will not be needing. Most of this furniture will be about $10 per item.


Northland College Meeting with the Commissioner

Tonight a meeting is to be held at Northland College for all whānau who are interested in hearing from the Commissioner who has been appointed to the school, Mr Chris Saunders about progress to date for the school. The meeting is scheduled to start at 7pm in the school hall.


Little Dippers for Special Needs

Next Wednesday a few of our special needs children will be heading off to start swimming at Little Dippers in Waipapa.


Free Meningococcal C Vaccination

The Meningococcal C vaccine is still available FREE through most GPs in Northland for

all children and youth aged 12 months up to under 20 years, who did not receive it in the

emergency programme in 2011.


Last day correction

Our apologies however following a recent check we have discovered that the last day of our school year is Thursday 20th December. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


Garden Club Seeds

Are available for purchase again, order forms are available at the school office.