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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 Term 4 week 2! What a busy start to the term it has been already. All classes have been working hard on learning about things that happened 100 years ago at Reporoa Primary and in our community. The students are very excited for the centennial celebration as are we. We are looking forward to meeting past pupils and our community.

Thank you to Perma Pine for donating 6 posts for our school for our inquiry learning this term. We are very appreciate of this donation. nga mihi!


Hats and Sunscreen:

Term 4 it is compulsory for students to wear a Potai (hat). If students have no hat – students are required to play in the shade under the shade sails. It is also a great idea if sunblock can be put on in the morning before getting to school. We do have some sunblock available at school if it needs reapplying on extra hot days.

School hats can be purchased from the uniform shop for $18

100th Programme:


Star of the week: 

Ka rawe te mahi to Tayze! What a wonderful start to the term with your fabulous writing.







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.

A couple of photos from our awesome cluster sports day. It was a great day with lots of sportsmanship shown. Well done to everyone who participated and to our parent helpers!



Winter Cluster Sports

What an awesome way to finish the term by getting together with our kahui ako schools and having some fun. Super proud of our tamariki for showing such great sportsmanship and having a positive attitude throughout the day. They had a couple of favourite games which they requested we play during lunch times at our kura. It was a fantastic day!

Touch and Rippa

Unfortunately we did not have enough interest to get any year levels to these modules. Keep an eye out for term one touch modules through the newsletter or Seesaw, the details of the module will likely be the same in term one.


We are a country surrounded and filled with stunning beaches, rivers and lakes and we need our tamariki to be confident in and around water. Swimming is a compulsory part of our school curriculum. It is essential that all tamariki bring their togs, we really need parent support behind this!

Up and coming events

2nd November – Senior Golf

14th November – Athletics

21st November – Cluster Athletics

nga mihi – Whaea Tanissha

Tuakana Teina Sports at the College

This week Rūma Tahi have visited the college to work with some year 13 students. Jayden, Desire and Awatea took our class for some warm up games, stretches and a very competitve and enjoyable game of multi-sports. Rūma Tahi had such a blast, some excellent sportsmanship displayed and engaged tamariki.

From the Board of Trustees:

A big thank you to all those that have contributed to the work of our centennial. The Koru garden is looking amazing! We have a wonderful community and we are very grateful! We are looking forward to seeing everyone on Friday and Saturday.

Year 3/4 Camp

Unfortunately due to health and safety concerns at our usual 3 and 4 venue, we will be having a couple of day trips instead. We are looking at heading to Taupo where the year 3 and 4 students will participate in exciting team building and fun events without staying overnight. The cost will be very minimal (transport). Dates to TBC. There will be a newsletter with more info coming out soon.

LOST  – Black Sketchers with thick White Sole Size 3. If you have seen them or if they have been taken home by mistake could they be returned to the school office – thanks.

BOT Survey:

Please help us plan for 2024 by filling in this short survey. You will go in the draw to win a $100 voucher.

Grandparents Day:


Fri 20th Oct weekend 100th Centennial
Tues 24th Oct BOT Meeting
Fri 27th Oct Grandparents Day
Mon 30th Oct Assembly R4
Fri 3rd Nov Gumboot Day
Mon 6th Nov R5 Assembly
Mon 13th Nov R6 Assembly
Mon 13th Nov Year 6 College Interviews
Tues 14th Nov Athletics Day
Thurs 16th Nov 11am Math Quiz
Mon 20th Nov R2 Assembly
Tues 21st Nov Reporoa Valley Cluster Athletics Day
Fri 24th Nov Y6 Kayak Trip
Mon 27th Nov R1 Assembly
Tues 28th Nov BOT Meeting
Mon 4th Dec R2 Assembly
Thurs 7th Dec Junior School Sleepover
Thurs 7th Dec Whare Fun Day
Fri 8th Dec Reports Home
Fri 8th Dec Triathlon
Tues 12rh Dec Y6 Graduation 5:30 College Hall
Wed 13rh Dec End of Year Graduation
Thurs 14th Dec Term 4 finishes – 3pm
Thurs 1st Feb First day of term 2024 9:00am start

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.