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

Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Day:

You will be aware that on Monday 12 September Cabinet agreed to introduce legislation

to implement a one-off public holiday to recognise and celebrate the life of Queen Elizabeth

II. This public holiday, the Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Day, will take place on Monday

26 September 2022. Reporoa School will be closed on next Monday for this reason.

Kahui Ako Day:

You will be aware from past notices that we are having a Kahui Ako Day for staff learning on Friday the 30th September. This is where teachers and teacher aides from Reporoa College, Reporoa Primary, Broadlands, Upper Atiamuri, Lake Rerewhakaaitu, and Galatea will come together to learn, connect and collaborate. We are hosting this day of learning at Reporoa Primary.

Because we are hosting this day, we will be onsite. While your child’s teacher will not be available to work with them, we can accomodate children if you are unable to find alternative arrangements for them. Please let us know and we will assist with a 9am – 3pm programme.

Stars of the week:

Ka rawe te mahi to our Kaiarahi Leaders Rico, Olivia, Greer, and Braxton for learning the protocols of putting our NZ flag up and taking it down again. They do this everyday. Last week it was flying half mast in respect for the Queen’s passing.


We are super excited to have our new playground! It looks amazing. There are some Health and Safety checks, more bark yet to be put in and some education for the students so it is still roped off. Please respect this and keep your children off the playground until the barrier has been taken down. We will have a proper opening on Tuesday next week.

How to help your child when they are feeling angry:

We have been finding that many of our boys are struggling with their feelings. They find it difficult to self regulate and manage their angry feelings. Often the way we respond has an impact on their ability to calm down. Here are some tips for you at home to have empathy and develop a stronger connection to support your tamariki.


Pet Day:

Message from the Board:

The board would like to give a very big thank you to everyone who has raised money or contributed in some way to the new playground. Thank you to NZCT, Pub Charities, the students who raised money through the Fun Run, and Phillip Berry – Rural Real Estate. A special mention to Mia-Marie Selwyn who raised the most money with a whopping $805!
We are super excited to finally have it finished and are looking forward to opening it once it has had it’s final safety inspection.

Kate Bowron – Presiding Member





Kate Bowron, Presiding Member



Reminder the fees $12.50 need to be paid to the school office by Thursday the 29th September for the children who are in teams.



Wed 21st Sept BOT Meeting 7pm
Thurs 22nd Sept Reporoa Valley Cluster Winter Sports
Mon 26th Sept Queens Memorial – Public Holiday – No School
Tues 27th Sept Rip, Grip & Whip Y4-6
27th – 29th Sept Pet Week
Thurs 29th Sept Pet Day
Fri 30th Sept Teacher Only Day – Kahui Ako
Fri 30th Sept Term 3 Finishes 3pm
Mon 17th October Term 4 starts 9:00am
Thurs 20th October Whanau Group Hui 7pm
Wed 2nd November BOT Meeting 7pm

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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 change address, get a new cell phone number or email address  to notify the school so we have up to date records. The office needs your up to date email address so the newsletter can be emailed out – thanks.


We are part of the governments healthy lunch programme. Children are provided lunch everyday. If they have any allergies, please let the office know so that allowances can be made. Children still need to bring a drink bottle (water only please) and morning tea every day.


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. IF CHILDREN ARE SICK PLEASE KEEP THEM AT HOME.

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 – Nikkole, Korkz, Gemma, Tanissha, Steven, Pip,  Julie, Maureen, Heather, Mary, Bridget, Sarah and Linda.