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

Te Ra Whanau o Reporoa

Reporoa Primary School would like to thank the following people and organisations for supporting our Reporoa Whanau Day on 30 August.


Joe McCleod, Master Chef

Mercury Energy for the use of their marquee

Tauhara Trust No 2 – Whakaparirau Team, Iwi, Dwayne, Jen & Sasha

Ngati Tahu – Ngati Whaoa Runanga for the use of their van for Eel Expedition

Erueti Rakena and Bertram Paul for presenting the Marae Korero

Te Papa Takaaro o Te Arawa – Tipi Daniella and Whakaue Savage

Shirley Trumper Rural Community Board

Kay Werahiko, Leon Forrest and Evelyn Forrest for organising our Eeling Expedition and educating our tamarki about our tuna and environment.

Robert Werahiko and Jordan Taoho for set up and supporting Joe.

Reporoa Food Market

Whanau Mums for morning tea, shopping, liaising and serving our food.

Staff and parents who made time for our tamariki to enjoy their day.

A special thank you to the families who generously donated most of our meat, groceries and veges.

Congratulations to  Tracey from 227 Strathmore Road holding ticket 21, who won the Gourmet Hangi for six people.


We couldn’t even think of hosting such events without your support. Thank you and much appreciation from Richelle McDonald, Susannah Engel and Kay Werahiko on behalf of Reporoa Primary School.

Measles Information from the Ministry of Health:

  • Measles is highly contagious – and easily preventable.
  • It affects both children and adults.
  • Two doses of the measles vaccine provides the most effective protection for yourself, your family and the wider community. After one dose of the MMR vaccine, about 95% of people are protected from measles. After two doses, more than 99% people are protected.
  • In New Zealand, if you were born in 1969 or later, you can get the measles vaccine for free.
  • Vaccination is particularly important if you are planning to travel anywhere overseas – to protect yourself and to help prevent outbreaks in New Zealand.

Stopping the spread

Measles is a highly infectious airborne virus which affects both children and adults. If you think you have measles, it’s important to call before visiting your doctor to avoid you spreading the virus in the waiting room.

If you’re feeling sick, you should stay away from work, school or public places, to help prevent putting other people at risk.

This also applies if you or a family member aren’t fully immunised and may have been in contact with someone with measles.

By isolating yourself you will help protect vulnerable people including babies, pregnant women, cancer patients and others who are unable to be immunised and for whom the impact of the disease can be devastating.

You are contagious 5 days before to 5 days after rash onset, counting the day of rash onset as day 1.

In the event of a confirmed case of measles at school, we will inform the community and ask that all un-immunised children and staff stay away until the contagious period is over.

Board Secretary:

WE NEED YOU! The Board of Trustees are after a Minutes Secretary. You will need good spelling, grammar and be organised. A laptop can be provided if necessary and training will be given. Meetings are approximately twice a term, at school on a Wednesday 11:00am-1:00pm during winter and 7:00pm – 9:00pm during summer. Please contact Richelle McDonald through the school phone (07 333 8350 or 027 660 2281) for a job description if you are interested in applying.


Make sure you are getting ready for PET DAY! Do you have a lamb, calf, cat, dog, rabbit or something else you want to enter?

Stars of the week:

Ka Rawe te mahi (awesome work) to Harley and Hamish for some awesome multiplication! Ka Pai guys!

A very big thank you:

To Susannah Engel for being the driver of our Te Ra Whanau o Reporoa last Friday. It was an awesome day and we all had such a great time! Mrs Engel rocks!



Jazmine and Jolene


Thurs 12th SeptSpeeches 9:15am
Mon 16th SeptPuppet Show
Tues 17th SeptCluster Winter Sports pp 19th
Fri 20th SeptCluster Speeches
Thurs 26th SeptLoud Shirt Day – Gold coin donation
Thurs 26th SeptLast Day of Term – 3pm finish
Fri 27th SeptTeacher Only Day
Mon 14th OctTerm 4 starts – 9:00am

Other Notices:                                                                           

School Bus Vests;

Reminder these belong to the school. If you are moving remember to return your vest to the school office.         If you lose your vest is lost it will cost $15.40 to replace it.

School Uniforms:

If you are moving and would like us to sell your old uniform on behalf come in and see us – thanks.

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, 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.

Library News:

Room 1 Friday 9am

Room 2 Friday 9am

Room 3 Friday 11am

Room 5 Friday 10am

Room 6 Monday 11am

Books must be carried in a book bag or plastic bag to and from school. Please remind, or help your children with returning their library books.

Lost or damaged library books will be charged for.

Kia ora

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

Richelle McDonald

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