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

Welcome:

We have a number of newcomers to the school this year. To welcome them, last Friday we had a powhiri in the hall in place of our usual Kapa Haka. A big thank you to all who came. It was a wonderful time together and is something we do at the beginning of every term. A very big thank you to our kapa haka leaders who ran the event with mana. I was very impressed. Ka rawe te mahi!

Food at Reporoa Primary:

It is timely at the start of the year to have a few reminders about how we do things at Reporoa Primary School. We have healthy food guidelines and procedures which can be found within our policies and procedures on schooldocs. The main points are:

At Reporoa School, we promote a healthy lifestyle to our community – students, staff, and families – as part of our commitment to a safe school environment.

Educating students about nutrition and encouraging healthy eating habits contributes to their personal success and well-being, and to a healthier community for everyone.

Promoting healthy food choices

Healthy food choices are important to establish in childhood to support the child’s immediate physical and mental growth and development, and to set behaviours for the future. We encourage and educate our students to be responsible for their own health and to follow Internal link icon food safety guidelines.

We deliver clear and consistent messages about nutrition by:

  • ensuring that any food provided by/through school follows national food and nutrition guidelines
  • incorporating nutrition education across the curriculum, including the health programme
  • encouraging staff members to model healthy food choices
  • communicating our nutrition messages to the wider school community in various ways, including the newsletter
  • acknowledging the cultural diversity of our community with our nutrition messages
  • considering our nutrition messages when deciding on class rewards and celebrations, student prizes, fundraising activities, and school camp menus
  • actively promoting physical activity as the partner of good nutrition.

Our enrolment pack contains our nutrition message and tips for healthy lunches.

Additional points to note are:

  • We allow milk and water to drink at school. Please do not send juice or fizzy.
  • Children will bring their packaging back home in their lunchbox.

Policy Review:

Each term we have some policies up for review. Some of them are able to receive feedback from parents. This term we are reviewing the ‘Recognition of Cultural Diversity’ policy. Please follow these instructions to give feedback on these policies:

Instructions for reviewers

  1. Go to http://reporoa.schooldocs.co.nz/
  2. Username = reporoa, password = pukeko
  3. Click on ‘Current Review’
  4. Follow the link to each policy in the table.
  5. Read the policy.
  6. Click the red Policy Review icon at the right-hand top corner of the page. A new screen will appear.
  7. Select your role (board member, staff member, or parent/caregiver) from the drop-down list.
  8. Enter your name (optional).
  9. Submit your ratings and comments.

    If you don’t have internet access, school office staff can easily provide you with printed copies of the policy and the review form.

Note change of date – Meet and Greet:

This year our meet and greet will be on Wednesday the 26th February at 5pm. Please come along with your whanau and a picnic. You can meet your child’s teacher. It is a social time where we open the pool and have games on the field. Come along and enjoy our school community! We also have an exciting prize draw this year – details coming home with the invitation.

The Board of Trustees AGM will follow the Meet and Greet at 7pm.

Concerns and Complaints Process:

Even if it is a tiny niggle, please make sure you follow our Concerns and Complaints Process to make it fair on everyone involved and help arrive at a solution that suits us all. Nga mihi – Many thanks!

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Well done to our Flippa ball team last night. We came out with a loss, but the kids had an awesome time.

Swimming:

Swimming has already started with classes swimming daily. Please remind your child to bring their togs every day!

Unfortunately due to circumstances outside of our control we have ended up with the Rats Duathlon and our Cluster swimming on the same day the 10th March.  Registration for Rats duathlon closes on the 3rd of march therefore you will need to make an decision between either entering the Rats Duathlon or completing at Cluster Swimming. Sorry for any inconvenience 

Jolene

We have got a few kids interested in the Rats Duathlon and the Top School Competition, information will come home this week. Please have it returned by the Monday 2nd March.

Sports Calender for term 1

25th February  – Reporoa Primary Swimming sports11am Junior Demonstrations at Reporoa Primary School Pool. 1pm Senior Swimming Sports at the College Pool. Children need to wear appropriate footwear, and bring a towel, drink and sun hat.

10th March – CBOP Rats Duathlon (Rotorua) – change of date

10th March – Cluster Swimming Sports (Reporoa College) – change of date

12th March –  CBOP Top School (Rotorua)

8th April – CBOP Swimming (Rotorua)

Have a great week

Jazmine and Jolene

Calendar:

Date TBABus Warden Training
Tues 25th FebReporoa School Swimming Sports pp 26th Feb
Tues 26th FebMeet and Greet
    ”       ”        “BOT AGM 7-9pm
Tues 10th MarchRATS Duathlon (Change of Date)
Tues 10th MarchCluster Swimming Sports (Change of Date)
Thurs 12th MarchTop Schools
Friday 20th MarchKahui Ako Teacher Only Day
Wed 8th AprilCBOP Swimming Sports
Thurs 9th AprilLast Day of Term 1 – 3pm finish
Friday 10th AprilGood Friday
Tues 28th AprilTerm 2 starts 9:00am

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.

FRIDAY LUNCHES: 

Lunch menu

http://www.rep.school.nz/lunches/

Lunches can be paid directly into the Whanau Group Bank Account 123155018067950 ASB 

Absences:

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 –Cherie, Jazz, Debs, Susannah, Rachel, Julie, Tina, Maureen, Heather,  Karla & Linda.

Contact Details:

Massey Road
Box 2, Reporoa, 3060

Phone 07 3338350
Cell 027 660 2281

Email: office@rep.school.nz

Principal: Richelle McDonald, principal@rep.school.nz