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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 Principal:

Kia ora e te whanau. What a whirl wind this term has been so far. We have had a big event every single week and our teachers are starting to feel it. Pet Day was amazing in week 1. A huge thank you to the Pet Day committee Hayley Hathaway, Kylie Goddard, Tori Williams, and Andrea Muggeridge for their organisation skills. They are an amazing team! In week 2 we had our 100th Centennial Celebrations. A huge thank you to the organising committee: Megan Parker, Alan Wills, Tracey Weren, Shirley Donelley, Heather Vermeulen, Lesley Handcock, John Martelli, Diane Willemsen, Kate Bowron, Paula Crafer, Connie Karl for this momentous occasion too. This was another team of dedicated and passionate people who went over and above to deliver a stunning two days for our school and community. Finally, last week we had our first Grandparents day in over a decade. The turnout was incredible and the children had a lot of fun hanging out with their grandparents for the day. On Friday afternoon we surprised the teachers with some treats and an early finish (yes, we sent them home!). It was National Teacher Day and our teachers have been going very hard out lately with all of the extra events we have put onto them while still expecting them to educate us! They don’t complain and we think they are fabulous!!!

Now, we need to get back into some solid teaching and learning as we head with speed towards the end of the year. While these events are amazing and loads of fun, they do cut into our targeted teaching times. We are mindful that we need to continue to address our learners needs and make sure they are progressing as they should. For this reason, it would be very helpful for teachers if your child was at school everyday. We really appreciate those who consider school to be of upmost importance and understand that consistency is key for your child when their learning is at stake.

All the best for the rest of the term as we slide into the silly season!

Nga mihi,



Group Day:

Congratulations to our team who attended Group Day. They did extremely well and bought back two shields for the school.

100th Centennial Committee:

Here we go! Here is our list of all our thank-yous! All of these individuals and businesses helped make

the Reporoa Primary School Reunion a success. We all had a wonderful time and hope you all did

too. A big thank -you to our Reporoa Community (from near, far and wide, past and present) for

coming out to support the reunion:

Grant Hohepa

Kylie & Sione Lafaele and Reporoa Church Youth Group


Bruce Vermeulen & Awaken Café

Reporoa College

Rustic Charm Travelling Farm

Bounce Taupo

Crystal Vanner and Greg Brown – Balepro Reporoa

Mr Whippy


NZ Uniforms Rotorua

Steiners Interiors

Handcock Family

Rotorua Hospice

Lions Club Reporoa

Quality Print Taupo

Brandt Rotorua

Reporoa Valley Traders

Alison Wills, Mathew Martelli, Jane Martelli, Morgan Donelley, Hamish Wills

Woolshed Tavern

Taupo Hydrographics

Reporoa Garden Circle

Reporoa Primary School Principal and Staff

Reporoa Primary School Whanau Group

Lakes Bubble tea

Andy’s Hire Rotorua

Karen Young


Reporoa Community Patrol

Bridget Taylor Hayes

Steve and Cedric Forrest

Scott Curry

Sammies Sweet Creations


Fiber Fresh

Perma Pine

Contact Energy

Donelley Sawmills


Ecogas/Pioneer Energy


Arataki Honey

John & Jane Martelli


Kevin & Jane McDonald – Kairuru Polled Hereford Stud


Thank-you – The Reporoa Primary School Reunion Committee:

Megan Parker, Alan Wills, Tracey Weren, Shirley Donelley, Heather Vermeulen, Lesley Handcock,

John Martelli, Diane Willemsen, Kate Bowron, Paula Crafer, Connie Karl

Star of the week: 

Ka rawe te mahi to Casey for being a very cool (actually extremely hot inside that suit all day) Pukeko at our 100th Birthday Celebration Gala.


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.



Our tamariki have been practicing their throwing and jumping skills ready for our school Athletics day On Friday 17th November. We are dressing up in whare colours for that day. Our juniors, particularly our 5 and 6 year olds would really appreciate an adult or 2 going around with them throughout the day as all our teachers will be allocated to running an event. If you are able to help please let me know by school phone or an email [email protected]

Up and coming events

2nd November – Senior Golf

14th November – Athletics

21st November – Cluster Athletics

Nga mihi – Whaea Tanissha

From the Board of Trustees:

A reminder that Reporoa Primary School opts in to the Donations Scheme. State and state-integrated schools with an EQI of 432 or higher can choose to receive a per student payment per year if they agree not to ask parents and caregivers for donations, except for overnight camps. Previously this scheme used the decile system, whereby schools with a decile of 1-7 were eligible.

This initiative is designed to alleviate  pressure and expectations on households surrounding donation payments.

You can find out more information about what you will and will not be asked to pay for HERE.

Year 3/4 Trip

In week 8 of term 4, all of Reporoa Primary Schools year 3 & 4 students are invited to join our activity week. Over 3 days we have a fun and action packed itinerary! On day one, the 29th of November we have a community based amazing race. On day 2, the 30th of November we will be leaving Reporoa for a day of bouncing and bowling at Taupō’s “The Landing”.  We will be leaving Reporoa Primary school  at 9 AM sharp and returning to school by 3 PM. For this event We will be travelling by car. On day 3, the 1st of December we will be having a day of games, challenges and swimming! There is no cost for these days. Please keep an eye out for information coming home.

BOT Survey:

The winner of the grocery vouchers is Tracey Weren! Congratulations. A voucher is coming your way 🙂


Fri 3rd Nov Gumboot Day
Mon 6th Nov R5 Assembly
Mon 13th Nov R6 Assembly
Mon 13th Nov Year 6 College Interviews
Fri 17th 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.