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

Happy New Year:

I trust that you are all having a wonderful summer full of family adventures. This is just a very short newsletter with some back to school information for you.

Term One:

School starts back on Thursday the 31st January at 9am. Children need to go to the class they were allocated at the end of 2018. New students may report to the office if they do not know their class yet.


We use a variety of methods to communicate with you, but we need you to do your bit and make sure you receive that communication!

School Newsletters – get emailed via an automated system every second Wednesday and are held in the school website. We must have your correct email address. To see all newsletter you can go to the website 

If you do not receive the newsletter email, make sure you phone the office and let us know what your email address is. The newsletter has important information in it and we need you to keep up to date with what is happening in the school. It is not helpful when parents don’t read the newsletter and the complain that they were not informed. We do provide a paper newsletter on request.

Text and Phone – We will text and/or phone when there is an issue or to clarify something important, or if we have not heard why your child is away. It is vital that we have your correct phone details for health and safety reasons. Please text and/or phone us when your child is away.

Facebook – Our school has a facebook page which we post news and events. If you use facebook, be sure to follow us!

School App – We use the school app to get information out that is of importance such as cancellations. Be sure to down load the app on your phone. Instructions are at the bottom of every newsletter. Make sure you have the newest app available as it changed in 2018.

SeeSaw – This year classes will be using SeeSaw as a way to share progress with home. Make sure you sign up and keep interested in how your child is doing at school. An email will come out at the beginning of the year inviting you to join.

Website – Our website contains all basic information about how we operate at Reporoa Primary School. We aim to keep this as updated as possible. If you need information, check out the website first.

LincEd – Our reporting and assessment details will be kept in the LincEd SMS (Student Management System) from 2019. This means mid-year and end of year reporting will be done online and available to you at any time. This is a new programme which staff are currently learning. Information will be avaiable prior to the mid-year reporting stage on how to view.

Policies and Procedures – All of our policies and procedures are online and available to view by going to . Click ‘search for your school’ and type in Reporoa. Our user name is reporoa and our password is pukeko. Each term we will ask you to review a policy online for us.


If you missed all communication during 2018 about the implementation of a uniform this year, as voted by the community, you can get the information you need here:

The compulsory part of the uniform is the polo shirt, pants and black hat in term 1.


The link for stationery lists can be found here:

It is expected that children will start the year with their stationery. It is difficult for you child to make the best possible start to their learning if they do not have their stationery ready on day one.


We have had a few changes over the holidays and welcome Jazmine Elkington to the staff. Jazmine comes from Nelson and will be teaching in Room 6 this year. She will be sending an introductory letter home early in the term.

We also welcome Karla Shaw who will be working on Wednesdays taking our STEAM programme which provides for the teacher’s classroom release time.

The staff have teacher only days on Tuesday the 29th and Wednesday the 30th January. They will be busy involved in professional learning and setting up for the year in the staffroom between 9am and 3pm. If you need to make contact, please do so outside of these hours where possible.



We hope to start swimming straight away and remind you that your children need to bring their togs everyday in term 1.


Thursday 31st JanTerm 1 starts
Monday 4th Feb1st Assembly 9am
Wednesday 6th FebWaitangi Day – no school

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.


Lunch menu


Reminder – if your child is absent either text, phone and leave a message, or fill in an 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.

Car Parks:

Please use the car parks provided at the front or back of the school. No vehicles are permitted on the school grounds except for staff or service vehicles.

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

Richelle McDonald

and our team –Jill, Jazz, Debs, Susannah, Rachel, Julie, Maureen, Heather, Mary, Karla & Linda.

Contact Details:

Massey Road
Box 2, Reporoa, 3060

Phone 07 3338350
Cell 027 660 2281


Principal: Richelle McDonald,