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

Welcome back to term 3:

A very warm welcome to friends and whanau returning to Reporoa Primary and a special welcome to our new families! As per usual, we are holding a powhiri to welcome all of our newcomers this Friday at 9:15 in the hall.

College Open Day:

Reporoa College has their Open Day for Year 6 & 8 students on Wednesday 28th August 2019.  They will follow this up with the enrolment interviews (conducted by Jane Goss and Brendan Carroll) between the 5th to the 9th of September. More communication regarding both the Open Day and the enrolment interviews will follow.

Friday Koru Garden Mucking In Day-ALL WELCOME!

This Friday at 10:30am we will be having a big working bee and activity rotations in the Koru Garden. All are welcome to come and help “Muck In” with us!

We will be weeding, planting, sorting, creating mosaics and learning some games.


Charter and Curriculum Survey:

A very big thank you to all of those who gave feedback in our charter and curriculum survey. This information is helpful for management and the Board of Trustees to set the direction for the school in the coming years. I am please to share that the vast majority of those who completed the survey are very happy with our vision, mission, values and charter goals for 2019. The board will be working on 2020 strategic aims later in the term.

The scale represented in these graphs is 1 = strongly disagree to 5 = strongly agree.

We had approximately one third of our whanau complete the survey and the winner of the tickets to Waikete Pools is Jenna Taylor. Congratulations! The tickets are coming your way.

A very big thank you:

We are very fortunate to have such an active and amazing whanau group who raise lots of money so our school can purchase things that we don’t get enough money for in our budget. We really appreciate the hard work you do. A big thanks for organising Dads in Drag this year. This money is tagged to go towards a school van which we are increasingly in need of as we become more involved in events outside of Reporoa School.


Another big thank you to Waikite Thermal Pools for their donation of a family Concession plus one extra child voucher. This was used as a draw for our Charter and Curriculum survey.


Congratulations to the following BOP cross country students Grace, Stella and Sam it was a cool and windy day but an awesome one. With over 400 runners from around 90 different BOP Schools, you guys did really well and should be proud.

Term two was a huge term for sports.
* Mini Marathon
* Fell Cup ( Rugby &  Netball)

* School Cross Country (Fun Run)
* Cluster Cross Country
* Rippa Rugby
* BOP Cross Country

Congratulations to all children that took part in the activities above. It has been great to see so many of our students participating. You should be proud of your achievements.
A huge thanks to all the parents that have either coached, transported children and or supported these events. Without your involvement we wouldn’t be able to provide these opportunities.
Jazmine and Jolene


Fri 26th July Student led Powhiri – welcome new families
Fri 26 July Koru Garden Day Start 10:30am
Fri 2 August School Photos
Wed 21st Aug Amazing Race Y5/6
Thurs 12th Sept Speeches 9:15am
Tues 17th Sept Cluster Winter Sports pp 19th
Fri 20th Sept Cluster Speeches
Tues 24th Sept BOP Winter Sports
Thurs 26th Sept Loud Shirt Day – Gold coin donation
Thurs 26th Sept Last Day of Term – 3pm finish
Fri 27th Sept Teacher Only Day
Mon 14th Oct Term 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 $8 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.


NEW 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:

Library sessions happen every Monday for Rooms 1, 2 and 3.

Rooms 5 & 6 have theirs on alternate Fridays.

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


Japanese Student Hosting:

Reporoa college will host Japanese student group (age 13-16 years old) in August. We are looking for

two more families to accommodate student.  Could you please circulate this information

to your staff and families at Reporoa primary school.


Dates:  Arrival-Tuesday 13th August 2019. Pick-up around 4pm time to be confirm

Departure – Friday 23 August 2019 after school program.

Nights:    10 nights homestay

Number:   1 student per host family.

Programme: The program includes English classes and buddy class, farewell party it will be at the Reporoa college.

Payment:   The homestay payment will be a $450 for 10 nights and includes all meals.


–  Please provide the student with a friendly, family-like environment which is safe, secure and supervised. The student will be regarded as part of

the family and be offered the opportunity to be included in family activities and social event.

– Please provide a room which is furnished with a bed and clothing storage.

– Please provide breakfast, school lunch and evening meals Monday to Friday and breakfast, lunch and evening meals at weekends.

If you are interested in hosting student, please contact me on 021 741 664 or e-mail

Thank you very much for supporting this exchange program in advance.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.


Kind Regards,


Yumiko Kawano

KORU Global Connect

Rotorua, New Zealand

M: 021-741-664




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.