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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.

This term has been amazing for me because today I am Principal for the first time because I spun Principal for the Day on the ‘Gotcha’ wheel.

So far I have walked through the classes to see what everybody has been doing, I checked that some berries on a tree were safe and not poisonous, wrote a news post for the teachers, put some posters up, and laminated a few staff Pepeha. I still have 6 things to do which isn’t a problem for me.

Maddison G


Year 3 and 4 Amazing Race:

Today our awesome year 3 and 4 students went on an amazing race around the village. They then worked in teams to create some Mindcraft wearable art. This was day 1 of their activity week. Tomorrow they are heading into Taupo for some more fun!



Last week some of our Te Ara Whakamana roopu were privileged to travel to Rotorua for a sneak preview of our Waharoa and a korero with the carvers about its meaning. Nga mihi to Conrad and Wiremu for your awesome mahi. The boys are very keen to become carvers now!
No close ups…it’s looking amazing already but we are keeping the details a surprise!

Star of the week: 

Ka rawe te mahi Ted for his awesome mahi in writing last week. What super progress Ted!

Congratulations to Serah who received our prestigious Martelli Cup for general achievement award. She won’t be at our year 6 graduation so we presented it this week. Serah also got to go out for lunch with the principal today as she is a Rangitira.


What an awesome day at Reporoa College for cluster athletics. Well done to all our tamariki who showed sportsmanship, determination and grit. Thank you to our whanau for their awhi. It was greatly appreciated and we could not have done it without you. 

We had a very successful time over here with 12 students ( 9 years old and up) heading off the CBOP (Central Bay of Plenty) with their 1st or 2nd placing in the respective event. Please check your Hero inbox for information. 

A special mention to Maia Tauariki who broke the 10 year old girl cluster record for high jump, jumping 1.15m.

Maia Thomas who broke the 10 year old girl cluster record for 100m sprints, running 15.47seconds.

Johnny Wills who broke 2 cluster records for the 8 year old boys. High jump 1.10m and Discuss 20.22m 

Up and coming events

21st November – Cluster Athletics


Nga mihi – Whaea Tanissha

From the Board of Trustees:

Reporoa Primary School Board
Casual vacancy for a parent representative


A casual vacancy has occurred on the school board for an elected parent representative.

The board has decided to fill the vacancy by selection.

If 10% or more of eligible voters on the school roll ask the board, within 28 days of this notice being published, to hold a by-election to fill the vacancy, then a by-election will be held.

Request for a by-election should be sent to:


Kate Bowron – [email protected]

 OR Reporoa Primary School Board

 34 Massey Rd, Reporoa

by: 27th December 2023

Whanau Group News:

Bull Calf Fundraiser: Big thank you to our community for all of the donations towards our annual bull calf fundraiser. We raised a total of $6710. This will go towards purchasing items on our school wish list.

Also thank-you to Torey and Reece Williams for arranging it all and to Simon Marra from Silver Fern Farms.


Mon 4th Dec R2 Assembly
Thurs 7th Dec Junior School Sleepover
Thurs 7th Dec Whare Fun Day
Fri 8th Dec Y6 Kayak Trip
Fri 8th Dec Reports Home
Tues 12rh Dec Y6 Graduation 5:30 College Hall
Wed 13rh Dec Final Assembly
Wed 13th Dec Whanau Group Disco
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.