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)
Korero from the Principal and Board of Trustees:
It is with heavy hearts that we share the sad news of the passing away of our dear school caretaker, Linda Forrest. Linda was not just a caretaker; she was an integral part of our school family. Her warm smile, generous spirit, and caring nature touched the lives of countless students, teachers, and staff members over the years. Her dedication to her work was evident in every corner of our school, and her helpful manner was always much appreciated by students and staff. I often boasted to other principals that we had the best caretaker in the country. Linda’s departure leaves a void that cannot be easily filled, and she will be sorely missed by everyone who had the privilege of knowing her. We cherish the memories of our beautiful Whaea Linda and support the Forrest whanau with heartfelt condolences. We have sent a care package on behalf of the school and Board of Trustees.
If you have not already done so, please talk to your children about this tonight. If they need support from school, please let us know and we will arrange it.
We will have some staff attending the tangi on Thursday but the school will remain open. We have enough staff onsite to cover for the duration of the tangi.
A message from the Ministry of Education:
Reminder for caregivers: supervise children at bus stops
Please remind your caregivers that it is their responsibility to supervise their children prior to the children boarding the school bus in the morning and once they get off the school bus in the afternoon.
This is especially pertinent during the winter months as visibility is poorer due to the time of year and the weather conditions. School buses are not able to wait at bus stops for children to be collected so it is important that the caregiver is on time.
Also remember that your children MUST be wearing their bus vests. It is very foggy and we want all of our tamariki to be safe to and from school.
PB4L – Positive Behaviour for Learning:
At our school we focus on 4 values which we call REPS (Respectful, Engaged, Positive, Striving). This term our big focus is being positive. When your child gets home from school, do you ask them what went wrong today or what went right?
Student Learning Conferences:
A very big thank you to all whanau who attended our SLC’s last week. If you have not yet had yours, your child’s teacher will be in touch shortly.
A reminder that every day at school is important. Taking days off for reasons other than being sick or attending important whanau events such as tangi, are not justified.
Stars of the week:
Ka rawe te mahi to Mrs V and the children who were at school on Thursday last week during SLC’s. Mrs V enjoyed reading a neat story to the group who were hanging off every word!
100th Centenary Celebrations:
Remember to register.
Forms are at the office, or online through our website https://www.rep.school.nz/history-2/
Please note whanau, sports notices will be posted in our community feed on Hero. You will need to download the app and sign up using your email address you have given to Mrs J in the office. See instructions below.
Super proud of our year 4-6 hockey team who have come a long way over the last 10 weeks. Some of these tamariki have never even played before and each Friday they go out on the turf and give it their all. The Reporoa Pukeko’s would like to thank all the parents for their support especially the team manager Sarah Martelli and co-coach Duncan Wills.
Whaea Tanissha – Sports Coordinator
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.
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, Gemma, Tanissha, Steven, Pip, Jenni, Julie, Allie, Maureen, Heather, Becky, Bridget, Kate, Kylie and Linda.