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Newsletter 202104 - 24 February 2021

Welcome to all our new tamariki and their whānau!

Nau mai haere mai!

Here are the names of our new tamariki – Donna Marei Rogers, Ghia Harris, Twan and Skylah Harris-Wilson, Aisha Reddy and Logan Martin.

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 26 February

Whānau 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 an opportunity for whānau to have a kōrero with kaiako. Sausage-sizzle and ice blocks provided for all students after the sports. Whānau are welcome to bring kai to share with your tamariki or buy a sausage.

All classes are in these sports teams for the day and competing against each other. Each team will have a colour that we would like children to dress in. Do not feel pressured to buy anything special as it is not that important and we will have some bits at school for children to use.

  • Rooms 5, 7 and 17 - Te Korowai o te Aroha – Team Colour – green

  • Rooms 4, 12, 15 – Charlie's Angels - Team colour - Orange

  • Rooms 1, 2, 10 –Shooting Stars Team Colour – Gold/black

  • Rooms 6, 8, 16 – Kaha Taimana - Team Colour - Purple

  • Rooms 3, 9, 14 – Te Piringa - Team Colour - blue

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 

Please return your signed pānui by Friday. Thanks to all whānau who have offered to come and help out, some classes have had too many offers of help therefore teachers will confirm which whānau are able to attend as we have limited space in the marae. 

Whānau are welcome to visit their tamariki after 3pm at the marae. Please let your child’s teacher know if you would like to do this. 


Uniform items are available from the school office – cash only, lay by option or WINZ quote available. Unavailable sizes School Fleece Jumpers Sizes 10 and 12.

Please call in or contact the office for more information. Phone 09 4011532.

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.

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.

Free Lunch Box

All tamariki who attended school on Wednesday 24 February went home with a free lunch box that has kai in it. Over the last few years the Salvation Army have donated lunch boxes. Here’s a look at one of the lunch boxes.

Healthy School Lunches Programme

We are excited to announce that Subway has been chosen as our free school lunch provider for Term 1. We are working with the Ministry and Subway to have this up and running in the next few weeks and will let whānau know more details when this is ready to start.  Please let the office or class teacher know of any allergies or dietary requirements for any tamariki asap.