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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)

Korero from the Deputy Principal:

Welcome to week 9. Next week is the last week of school and a reminder that we finish on Thursday as we have our Kahui Ako Teacher Only Day. We will be working with curriculum  experts on unpacking the ‘refreshed curriculum’ and what this will look like in our school.

A big nga mihi (thank you) to The Lions Club and our teachers and community who lent a hand in the Koru garden. Many hands make light work and the Koru garden is starting to look great. We are really excited to be continuing this next term with our whole school inquiry focus based around the garden. The sunny weather will provide lots of learning opportunities and each class will collaboratively create a pouwhenua (landpost/totem) to go in the garden with each students name and design. This will mark 100 years and what a great time for the students to leave their mark in such a special time.


Hard workers:

Ronan is very proud of his literacy project that he is working on about motorbikes. He hasn’t finished yet but I am looking forward to his finished project. Well done Ronan! keep up the great mahi!

PB4L – Positive Behaviour for Learning:

As a parent it is hard to know when to support and when to let our tamariki figure it out for themselves so that they grow and develop into responsible and capable humans. This poster has some great ideas!


Stars of the week: 

Ka rawe te mahi to Marama, Aryella, Ted, Ricjet and Jack!







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.

Lunchtime soccer

Mr Webby has been running a lunchtime soccer tournament with all age groups. Great to see our older students making a team with our younger students. Some great sportsmanship is on display, the tamariki are thoroughly enjoying it. Thanks Mr Webby.

Touch in Rotorua

Touch is starting up in Term 4 in Rotorua. We will need parents to coach/manage the teams. If you are keen, flick me your names and we will go from there. Below is some info and as always if you have any questions just shout out. Tuesdays – year 5-8 teams Wednesdays – year 0 – 4 teams.Westbrook fields Rotorua All grades are 6 a side Saturday 14th October Junior touch grading tournament years 0-8 Tuesday/Wednesday 17/18th October round starts.

Koru Garden – Room 1

Rūma tahi has been out in the koru garden carrying on the amazing work from our whanau. The tamariki really enjoyed being in that space and getting stuck in to clear the weeds. We are looking at choosing some keen enviro leaders for a lunch time enviro group.

100th Centenary Celebrations:

Remember to register.

Forms are at the office, or online through our website


Thurs 14th Sept Reporoa Valley Cluster Winter Sports Day
Mon 18th Sept R4 Assembly
Tues 19th Sept Reporoa Valley Cluster Speech Competition
Tues 19th Sept Rip Grip Whip sports
Thurs 21st Sept Whare Fun Day finish 3pm
Fri 22nd Sept Kahui Ako TOD
Mon 9th Oct Term 4 starts 9:00am
Tues 10th Oct Pet Day
Tues 24th Oct BOT Meeting
Fri 27th Oct Grandparents Day
Fri 3rd Nov Gumboot Day
Tues 21st Nov Reporoa Valley Cluster Athletics Day

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, Julie, Kylie, Maureen, Heather, Becky, Bridget, Kate, and Stephen.