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Nga mihi nui ki a koutou katoa – warm greetings to everyone

Welcome to week 2 of term 2. We have had a great week settling into school and are enjoying our science. This term our REPS focus is engaged.


This graphic is an eye opening guide to the effect of absence on our children who miss a lot of school. Please make sure your child attends school to get the education they need to succeed.

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The Breakfast club:

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A big thank you to Puti for getting this project underway. See the office or Puti if you would like to donate anything to assist in filling our kids tummies so that they can start the day learning! We are in need of toast bread, butter and spreads to start with. All welcome.


This term we are looking at “ENGAGED” as part of our REPS. In assembly I spoke about being engaged and likened it to ‘GRIT’ as outlined in this poster. It is important that we help our children to learn to persevere when things get hard and stay engaged on a task until they master it. I like to say “If it’s easy, it’s probably not worth it.” The satisfaction and pride in a job well done comes when we achieve something that required effort and perseverance.



As part of our REPS, we have to manage behaviour from time to time. We have policies around behaviour management and also physical restraint. They can be found by clicking on the link in our website page called ‘Policies and Procedures’. The UBRS (Understanding Behaviour, Responding Safely) training that the staff had in the holidays addressed this topic.

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Ka Rawe te mahi (awesome work) to  Felix and Sam for their awesome science writing and to Marley for her cool blog post. You can check out Room 6’s blog posts under their class page on our website!

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Thank You…

to Puti for setting up the breakfast club. We have enjoyed hot milo and weetbix or toast this week!



Kia ora Whanau!

Rotorua Mini Marathon

Wow! Fantastic turn out Reporoa! This year they had 2,500 children participating! Congratulations to Reegan Brennan and Ruby Martelli who won spot prizes! Although there were no times, I was impressed with how fast RJ Katene ran! Wow! That kid can go! Looking forward to seeing him race in our Cross Country!

RIPPA RUGBY TEAMS (Wednesday 6th June)

After the trial last week, we have selected the two Rippa Rugby teams.  Please note that some senior children did not trial as the ripper rugby tournament is on the SAME DAY as their Hillary Pursuit.  Practises will be held Tuesday and Thursday lunchtimes.

YEAR 3/4                                      YEAR 5/6

Stella Marshall                             Marley Day

Libby Wills                                    Teagan Guyton

Malachi McIndoe                         Daniel Ohlson

Ihaka Davis                                   Nate Phillips

Lovely Conrad                              Adeline Hohua

Ngahirata Tane                            Priya Patel

Liam Guyton                                 Rakau Marino-Maangi

Brodie Klaus                                 Memphis Conrad

Sam Phillips                                 RJ Katene

Riki Holt                                       Hunter Church-Robertson


Our girls had their first game Saturday!  Congratulations on your win!  While we always Strive to win, having a positive attitude and trying your best and representing our school with pride is what is most important!  Well done girls!

Primary – 12:00PM  Ct 06    Sect 4          Owhata Mystics v Reporoa


Draw for Friday 11th May:

4.30pm  Court 1  Reporoa Rascals. vs  Glenhome Taeatu. (Middles)

6 pm.  Court 3.  Reporoa Rebels. vs  Glenhome Rangiwaho. (Senior)

Games played at the Rotorua Energy Events Centre-Rotorua Sports Dome

Also, all fees must be paid by Friday 17th May please.


Still sketched in for Wednesday 16th May.


Reminder, it’s on this Friday 11th May, our game is Netball. As Friday is our lunch order day, why not order or bring your lunch down and eat with your child/children! While you’re here, feel free to pop into their class and check out recent work! 🙂

Game for next Friday the 18th – T-ball! I had a lot of parents say, I haven’t played Netball in years, I won’t be good, so next week, our game is T-ball! If you can swing a bat, and hit a ball (which is on a T-ball stand! SO not even thrown!), you can play! Go on! DO IT!


Sports is a HUGE job and it’s on-going! Those of you who know me, will realise I have other responsibilities in the school as well as (teaching the best) class in the school!  So I rely heavily on whanau support. Parents involvement in schools helping out with sports is diminishing across New Zealand. I’ve experienced this through out all the schools I’ve taught in (from Orewa down to Invercargill). The whanau at Reporoa have come on board and continue to support me, but more importantly the tamariki of our school. So I’ve got to recognise these whanau in our weekly shout outs!

BELINDA COX & KERERA HOHUA –  Coaching and training our Netball girls.

OLIVIA PHILLIPS. – For helping with the Rippa Rugby trials.

JOHN GUYTON  –  For helping with the Rippa Rugby trials.

JUSTIN PHILLIPS. –  For offering to train our Rippa Rugby teams.

CRYSTAL VANNER. –  For coaching our Senior Basketball team.

JOLENE GUYTON. –  For sorting the children’s sports uniforms, pumping up and providing teams with balls, dishing out and collecting in sports tops for the mini-marathon.

Wow! Lots going on!  Any questions, please see me, Phil McIndoe!

Thanks for your support Reporoa Whanau! 🙂


 Term Dates
Term 415th Oct – 20th Dec
 Thurs 10th MayElectricity Safety – ask your children what they learnt tomorrow
Thurs 10th May 7pmWhanau Group Meeting in Whanau Room (R7) any parents are welcome to attend
Wed 16th MayX-Country
Thurs 17th MayBOT Meeting 6:30pm
Tues 29th MayCluster schools X-Country pp Thurs 31st May
Mon 4th JuneQueen’s Birthday – No School
Wed 6th JuneRippa Rugby
Fri 22nd JuneKapa Haka Festival
Fri 6th JulyTerm 2 finishes 3pm
Mon 23 JulyTerm 3 begins 9:00am


 Lunch Orders:

NEW LUNCH MENU starting this Friday. We are needing a few more parents to help with preparing the lunches to keep it going, if you can help phone the school 3338350.

Nifty Nachos

Freshly made mince packed with veges and homemade tomato sauce

Edam cheese and healthy corn chips



Roastie Toastie

Nature’s Fresh multigrain toast bread, plus your choice of two fillings:

(Circle your two choices)

Edam cheese        Hellers ham         Pineapple          Onion        Tomato


Extra fillings 50c each:






Macaroni cheese

Made the old fashioned way






Seasonal piece of fruit



□ $1.00

Banana & chocolate chip muffin □ $2.00

Anchor UNO yoghurt pottle, strawberry




Smoothie – Pink panther, strawberries


Pop’n’Good popcorn




Reminder if your child is absent either text, leave a message or on-line absent form is needed. We also need to know the reason they are away so remember to include this in your message – thanks.

 Scholastic Book Orders:

All orders back to school by Tuesday 15th May – thanks.

Nãku i runga i aku mihi ki a koe – Yours with thanks

Richelle McDonald

and our team –Jill, Phil, Debs, Susannah, Rachel, Julie, Maureen, Heather, Tina, Mary, Kim, Ross & Stevie.