What a week!

We hope that all of you are safe and well without too much damage around your property from cyclone Gabrielle. Looking at the devastation around the motu, our community got off very lightly! Please keep in touch if there are issues getting to school or if there is anything we can support you with. It has been nice to see and hear people helping others in need so that things get back to normal quickly.


Complaints Policy: 

From time to time there may be issues that arise for you. In my experience, these issues usually occur through lack of communication, or misread communication. We ask that you PLEASE come and see us first and foremost. Please follow the procedure below until you get the result that you need.

How can parents help?
Posting your frustration on social media DOES NOT help your child.

Having a good complain at the school gate DOES NOT help your child.

Come in and have a conversation with us. We will listen and act. We always gather the facts from all sides of the story as often as a parent you will only get one perspective on the matter. If, after a while, the issue starts up again let us know and we will continue to deal with it again. These problems sometimes take a couple of times before children learn. Let us do our job by communicating clearly and in a timely manner with us.


The Year 5&6 camp to Papamoa is coming up fast 20-23 March. Please keep an eye out for notices coming home. Parent applications close THIS FRIDAY! Make sure you have your police vet form and your application form in if you want to apply to come with us. The cost is $180. Payments can be made at any time PRIOR to camp.

The Year 3&4 camp has been postponed until term 4 so that Whaea Jenni can settle in to her new school and get to know the tamariki a bit first.



Stars of the week: 

Ka rawe te mahi to Ruma Ono – A superstar class who were all engaged making taniwha and measuring their length with jellybeans.


Many of our students still do not have their stationery. This becomes problematic for them to begin their learning at school as they don’t have the correct tools to do so. Please get on to this immediately if your child does not have stationery for school.

The link for stationery lists can be found here:



Meet and Greet:



SuperSmash Hub (for Years 1-3)

  • Designed to teach children the basics of cricket:  catching, throwing, striking
  • Tuesdays or Thursday’s at Smallbone Park (3.45 – 4.45pm) – starting 21st / 23rd Feb and running until  28th/ 30th March
  • Mixed gender and children sign up as individuals
  • $30 per child for the 6-week programme
  • Parent’s to click here to register for Term 1:  https://www.playhq.com/new-zealand-cricket/register/150c7a
  • No need for schools to collect fees for this programme – parents are able to register DIRECT and pay fees via the above link.

Incrediball Cricket (for years 4-6)

  • Incrediball is a modified 8-aside game of cricket using a soft ball / plastic equipment suited for children who understand the basics of cricket or have reasonably developed hand-eye coordination.
  • Thursday afternoons at Smallbone Park (3.45pm – 5.00pm approx.)  – starting 23rd Feb until 30th March
  • $35 per player – schools to collect fees, Rotorua Cricket will invoice each school for their players.
  • Mixed genders and all equipment is provided
  • Incrediball teams are required to have a coach and someone to score / umpire
  • Schools ideally register a whole ‘team’, but if not, I’ll try to form ‘composite’ teams to ensure all children get a chance to play

Shaun Anastasi (021 755 332)

Rotorua Cricket Association

Swimming sports

Thursday March 9th Reporoa Primary Swimming sports

Wednesday 15th March Reporoa Valley Cluster Swimming Sports


Whaea Tanissha – Sports Coordinator


Friday Bake Sale this Friday 17th Feb – Ice blocks  following Fridays
Mon 20th Feb Assembly R2 – 9:15am
Tues 21st Feb Meet & Greet from 4:30pm
Tues 21st Feb BOT Meeting 7pm in the Staffroom
Tues 21st Feb Keeping Ourselves Safe Community Hui 1:45pm & 5:00pm in the school hall
Mon 27th Feb Assembly R3 – 9:15am
Mon 6th Mar Assembly R5 – 9:15am
Thurs 9th Mar Swimming Sports
Mon 13th Mar Assembly – R6 – 9:15am
Wed 15th Mar Reporoa Valley Cluster Swimming Sports
20 – 23rd Mar Senior Camp
Thurs 30th Mar Reporoa Valley Cluster Summer Sports

Have you got our app downloaded for all current communications?

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.

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, Gemma, Tanissha, Steven, Pip, Jenni, Rebecca, Julie, Julia, Maureen, Heather, Becky, Bridget, Kate and Linda.

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

Kia ora, Nameste, Talofa, Konnichiwa, Guten Tag , Gidday, Vannakkam, ni Hao, Kia orana, Hola, Salam, Sa wat dee kha, Dia Dhuit, Goeie Dag, Bonjour, Hello, (please let us know the greeting in your language if it is not here)