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Newsletter 202103 - 17 February 2021

Welcome to all our new tamariki and their whānau!

Nau mai haere mai!


Here are the names of our new tamariki – Alina Clausen-Stevens, Chavez Paul-Nehua, Mahia Taipari, Lazade Hohepa-Heke, Kristy Uili-Livingstone, Ataria Hati-Cremins and Talya Henry-Livingstone


Welcome to our new staff

Kia ora tātou!

Ko Te Manga te maunga

Ko South Pacific te awa

No Kerikeri ahau

Ko Lucinda tāku tamāhine

Ko Rose tōku whānau

Ko Renee tōku ingoa


Ko Taratara te maunga

Ko Whangaroa te moana

Ko Ngāti  Kahu te iwi

Ko Te Aeto te Hapū

Ko Tauroa te whānau

Ko Jacinda ahau


Ko Hikurangi tōku maunga

Ko Te Raparapa tōku awa

Ko Botlon tōku waka

Ko Matawaia tōku marae

Nō Whangārei Ahau

Kei Matawaia ahau e noho ana

Ko Ellen Milne tōku ingoa.


Ko Puhangatohorā te maunga

Heke iho ngā wai ki te riu o Ōtaua, taku kainga

Ko Ōtaua me Mangatawa ngā awa

Ko Te Rau Tawa-i-nui te wharenui

Koia te poho o te marae

Ko Pukerātā te Marae

Ko Ngāi Tuteauru te hapū

Ko Te Paerangi Kopa ahau


Congratulations

Principal's award

Elijah Grace Room 15 for showing Manaakitanga.

Tanga card winners from School Assembly Hui on 12th February were from: 

Ngā Kākano - Gordon Paitai-Sampson

Rm 3 - Arafel Needham

Rm 8 - Areka Wilson-Astle, Teina Wikaira-Mokaraka

Rm 9 - Kanesi, Eminee

Rm 10 - Sarah Edmonds x2, Andrea Warren, Eleazar Tarawa, Nardia Stevens

Rm 14 - Mapa Tuhiwai

Rm 15 - Sivanie Tarawa

For excellent attendance for the last two weeks congratulations to the following: 

Ngā Kākano Parrhesia Ruka

R3 Arafel Needham

R4 Azariah Poa

R5 Yahkyrah Veevers

R6 Jamirah-Lily

R7 Amethyst Otene 

R8 Areka Wilson-Astle

R9 Mykz Poa

R10 Lelan Flanagan/ Yahrntaey Veevers

R12 Jonnie Young

R14 Arthur Tarawa

R15 Kade Pene Johnstone

R16 Hayze Waikai-Kepa

R17 Rangimarie Poutai


School Closed 

Our Te Arahura Kāhui Ako have another planned Professional Development day on Friday 12th March therefore school will be closed while teachers attend this.


Sports Day - Friday 26th February

Whanau are welcome to come into school at any time on Friday to sit in their child’s/children’s class, see their mahi and join in on any mahi happening during the day.  There may also be opportunity for whānau to have a kōrero with kaiako. Sausage-sizzle and ice blocks provided for all students after the sports.  Whanau are welcome to bring kai to share with your tamariki.


Marae Overnight Stays

We have confirmed the following dates for our Ngāwhā Marae overnight stays. 

  • Rooms 5, 7 and 17 - Te Korowai o te Aroha - Tuesday 2nd March

  • Rooms 4, 12, 15 - Wednesday 3rd March

  • Rooms 1, 2, 10 - Thursday 4th March

  • Rooms 6, 8, 16 - Tuesday 9th March

  • Rooms 3, 9, 14 - Wednesday 10th March 

Every child will bring home a Marae Pānui today, please be sure to fill it in and return it to school.


Food at School

Breakfast Club

Breakfast will be available in the school hall every day from 8am until about 8.30am.

Snacks in classrooms

Teachers will have snacks from Kids Can available for children in their rooms.

Fruit in Schools

Fruit is available to children in their classes.

Free Lunch programme

We are currently working through this process with the Ministry of Education; we are scheduled to start the free lunch programme from the beginning of Term 2.

Term 1 Hotdogs/Pie/Juicie days

Thursday is Hotdog/Juicie day

Friday is Pie/Juicie day

Prices: Hot dogs and Pies $2.50

Juicies $1

Please order before 9am in the school office, lunches will be delivered to classes at lunchtime.


Uniform

Uniform items are available from the school office – cash only, pay as you go option or WINZ quote available