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

Year 6 Graduation:

A very big thank you to those who came to the year 6 graduation last night. It was a lovely (and emotional) evening. We are very proud of what the year 6 students have achieved this year and wish them all the very best for their future journey at college in 2020. A special congratulations to those recipients of cups:

Martelli cup of achievement – P.K Taylor

Cowan cup of general excellence – Harley Brennan

Most improved student – Leah Edmonds and Dani’el Green

Principals award for citizenship – J.P Tuia

Berry cup for excellence in arts – George Ferrier

Kelly cup for all round sports boy – Nate Phillips

Outstanding sports girl – Marley Day

Allan cup for excellence in Science and Technology – George Ferrier

Cheeky e trophy for digital creativity – Harley Brennan

Holt cup for leadership in kapa haka – Nate Phillips, Sione Lafaele, Marley Day, Dani’el Green

Speech cup – Leah Edmonds

Whaea Jill’s Farewell:

Another big thank you to those who joined us last night for Whaea Jill’s farewell. It was a lovely opportunity to sneakily acknowledge Jill and the contribution she has made to Reporoa School over the last 30 years!

Jill has seen a great deal of change in the school, including changes in buildings, Principals, curriculum, assessment, and has made lifelong memories for countless children and in some cases their parents, who have also had the privilege of being taught by her. Jill has decided that it is time to retire from her full time teaching position, and is heading home to Cambridge to pursue all of those things that teaching has not allowed time for. I would like to publicly thank Jill in this forum for the part she played in contributing her knowledge, expertise, and aroha for the Reporoa students and community. I have come to have a huge respect for the wealth of knowledge and skill that Jill has bought to Reporoa Primary in my meagre nearly 4 years at the school.

Thank you:

to Rotorua Lakes Council who have kindly donated 30 vests to our school, it is very much appreciated.

Well done to Room 6 for Fundraising for Charity:

(Grace, Abby, Stella and Brodie) raised $40.50 for Variety – the children’s charity.

(Marley, Whitney, Leah and Krystal) raised $39.00 for SPCA.

(Nate, JP, Brian and Felix) raised $13.50 for 2000 Kauri Trust.

(Jack, Ihaka, Max and Alex) raised $88.00 for Homes of Hope.

Missing Sunglasses:

If anyone has picked them up and taken these home by mistake, or know where they are, Chelsea would love them back. 

They can be dropped off at the school office – thanks.



We would like to thank Peter and Kylie Hurihanganui from PK Tyres for their very generous donation, so that all students were able to have a sausage at our recent Athletics day – Whanau Group.


ALL sports uniforms, school t-shirts and jackets need to be returned to the school now, before school finishes – thank you.


Friday 13th May will be our annual Triathlon – information has already been sent out to parents about this day.


Jazmine and Jolene




Fri 13th DecTriathlon – notice with details have already been sent home
Tues 17th DecFinal Assembly – 9:30am
Wed 18th DecSchool finishes for 2019 – 3pm
Mon 3rd FebSchool starts for 2020 – 9am

Other Notices:

Update your details please!

It is very important that we have your correct address, email, phone number, and emergency contact details. If you have moved, changed phone numbers or email phone the office 07 333 8350 or 027 660 2281 to get your current information to us asap.

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  it will cost $15.40 to replace it.

School Uniforms:

If you are moving, or have a uniform that no longer fits 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.

FRIDAY LUNCHES: There will no lunches Friday 13th Dec because of Triathlon.


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:

ALL library books need to be returned to school NOW for stock taking – thanks.

Books must be carried in a book bag or 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.