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.
Message from the Board:
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.
Have you got our app downloaded for all current communications?
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.
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
and our team – Nikkole, Korkz, Gemma, Tanissha, Steven, Pip, Julie, Maureen, Heather, Mary, Bridget, Sarah and Linda.