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


As we head into the last few weeks of school for the year, the teachers are busy writing and checking reports and finishing off lots of lose ends for the year. The children are excited about the holidays, and parents can get a little overwhelmed with the count down to Christmas. It is always a good idea to begin the day with some positive communication and it help your child to have a settled day. Here are some ideas to change it up…

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Global World Inquiry: 


This term our children have all taken a continent or country to learn more about. They have been looking at how we are connected with other cultures by comparing and contrasting similarities and differences. Some classes have taken a social conscience angle and are attempting to raise funds to support a charity/cause that they have been researching. Please note that while we love your support, the classes are all working on this and we don’t expect you to support everything! This is more about the children’s learning. More details can be found below.



Charter and Curriculum Review:

An email has been sent out to fill in our charter and curriculum review. We are keen to hear your thoughts so that we can design learning that best meets your child’s needs. Please take a moment to complete the review, if you haven’t already, online by clicking the link provided below or going through your email. Please only answer it once!


All tops / uniforms need to be returned to school – thank you.


Room 6 are organising some fun, school wide events in the next few weeks.

It is not compulsory for students to participate, Room 6 are working in small groups to raise money for different causes.

Here are some events coming up:


Wacky House Colour Day!

Gold coin donation.

Money will go towards saving the endangered Kiwi (WWF Kiwi).


Bake Sale!

$2 per piece of baking.

Money raised will go towards the Kauri 2000 Trust.

6.12.18 and 7.12.18

Crafting Club!   (During Lunch time)

Gold coin donation (which will cover the 2 days).

Money raised will go towards buying a kohekohe tree.


PJ day!

Gold coin donation.

Money will go towards buying a Rimu tree for tremendous.


Wacky hair day!

Gold coin donation

Money raised will go towards saving the Kiwi (WWF Kiwi)


Lunch time swim!

Gold coin donation.

Money will go towards saving the endangered Maui Dolphins (WWF Maui Dolphins)

Room 1 & 2 Garage Sale 11th December

Room 1 and 2 are going to be fundraising to buy Christmas gifts for kids in our local community and for the Joshua School in Tanzania. We brainstormed and voted on a Garage sale. We would love any donations of pre-loved toys, jewellery, small kitchen items and books before the 11th of December – thank you.

Michael Van de Elzen: 

Thank you to everyone who supported us, and to Sarah for organising it for the community. Micheal was great with the children and it was an enjoyable morning for all of us. If you forgot to send your gold coin donation for this show it is not too late – you can send it tomorrow – thanks.



Congratulations to the following place getters at cluster athletics, who will be representing the Reporoa Cluster at the Bay of Plenty athletics in Whakatane on Tuesday 4th December:

Tyler Phillips – 100m, 200m, Discus, High Jump

Hunter Church-Robinson – 100m, Long-jump

Nate Phillips – 200m, Long-jump, High-jump

Marley Day – 100m, Shot Put, Discus

Adeline Hohua – 200m, 400m, 800m

Tai Savage – Shot put

Jack Brennan – Shot put, Discus

Kahurangi Perawiti – Shot put, Discus

Henessey Mita – Shot put

Daeja Te Kiri – Discus



Congratulations to the orienteering team who had great fun on their day out a few weeks ago.

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Thurs 29th   NovYr 1/2 Netball taster 9am
Tues 4th DecRm6 Wacky House Colour Day – Gold coin donation
Wed 5th DecRm 6 Bake Sale $2 per piece
Wed 5th DecBoard of Trustees Meeting 6:30pm
Thurs 6th DecRm 6 Crafting Club – gold coin donation
Thurs 6th DecWhanau Meeting 7pm
Fri 7th DecGlobal World Presentation
Fri 7th DecGo Bananas xmas play 11:30
Sat 8th DecWhanau Group Garden Working Bee 10am
Tues 11th DecRm 1 & 2 Garage Sale Fundraiser
Tues 11th DecRm 6 PJ Day – Gold coin donation
Wed 12th DecTRIATHLON – please note change of date
Thurs 13th DecWacky Hair Day – Gold coin donation
Thurs 13th DecY6 Graduation – 6:30pm at the College hall
Fri 14th DecLunch Time Swim – gold coin donation
Fri 14th DecReports Home
Tues 18th DecSchool Finishes, Whanau Group free dress up day with movie & popcorn in hall at 1pm – school finishes for the year 3pm

Other Notices:

 School Account Details:

Account payments can be made directly to our school ASB account using online banking.  The account number is: 123155 0134517 00

Remember if you get a new cell phone number  to notify the school so we have up to date records, also the office needs your up to date email address so the newsletter can be emailed out – thanks.


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Reminder if your child is absent either text, leave a message fill in an or on-line absent form. We also are required to fill in the reason they are away, so remember to include this in your message – 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, Tracy, Mary, Megan & Linda.