Raureka School Term 3 Week 5

Newsletter 24 August 2022


Kia ora koutou katoa, Talofa lava, Kia orana,

Welcome to Week 5, we are half way through Term 3 and getting much closer to our Production. Our tamariki are working hard with the teachers to get their items finalised.

On Friday I was fortunate to see one class run through their item for me. I was impressed as I know the effort that is going into getting this looking great.

I'm sure you will be blown away with the show.

Remember the show is on Wednesday 28 September- with a matinee and an evening performance. Tickets go on sale in Week 7.

A huge thanks to everyone who supported the Disney Dress up day on Friday. The costumes were fantastic. $304 was raised for the Year 6 camp. See some photos further on.

Tohea Trophy: Today our Seniors are competing against Ebbett Park, Irongate and Mayfair to see who will win the Trophy this year. The children will play either Rugby, Netball, Girls Football or Boys Football. All games are played at Raureka.

I wish them all the best.

Intermediate Visits: Next week our year 6's will be visiting Heretaunga Intermediate, on Tuesday and Hastings Intermediate on Friday.

Pool Survey: Thanks to everyone who has responded to our survey asking if you were in favour of getting our pool repaired. The overwhelming response has been to get this done. We are now contacting the Ministry of Education to get their approval to do this. I'm very hopeful that we can get this shortly so the pool will be ready for our new swimming season.

Road Safety Survey:

A few weeks ago I said that a survey would be coming out about road safety, speed and parking around us. Each family has had a survey sent home, it is being co-ordinated by our local MP- please have your say- fill it out and hopefully we could end up with something put in place to help reduce the speed of cars going up and down our road.

BOT Elections:

Kia ora whanau!

We are right in the middle of our election process with 4 fantastic candidates!

The voting papers are out!

Your vote makes a genuine difference to our tamariki and our kura!

Votes need to back to the school office by Wednesday 7 th September at 4pm please…

Make sure your vote counts!


Hello Room 7 - what have you got to share with us this week?

Room 7 have been making a Tivaevae. We used coloured paper to fold squares and then used one square to cut out patterns. This was glued onto the background.
Tivaevae is a patchwork quilt that is sewn communally. It can take from 1 week to 2 years to complete a Tivaevae, depending on the design.
This week is Cook Island Language week so we have been learning about some traditions of the Cook Islands and their language.

Values Certificate Winners

Our four values are :

Respect/Whakaute, Responsibility/Haepapa, Resilience/Pakari, Relationships/Whanaungatanga.

This week we are focusing on - Resilience/Pakari - which means: having the strength, courage and resourcefulness to persevere when you face challenges.

The expected behaviour during this week is: strengths and weaknesses

The following children received awards at our last assembly:

R1 Odin Johnson, R2 Cory Nuku , R3 Addy Gardner, R4 , R5 Thomas Barber, R7 , R8 Vaden Worsley, R11 Nikayla Windley, R12 Rihari Peri, R13 Lovey Hilton, R14 Quizaysha-Jade Hume, R15 Ben-Jim Kupa, R19 Nikhil Sehjal, R20 Zach Anderson , R21 Ella Kane

Senior Assembly Certificates

Room 2: Xavier

Room 3: Marino and Melania

Room 4: Tai

Room 5: Tuma

Room 11: Azaria

Room 19: Freddie

Caught being good:

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Sports Results


Raureka Blue Played St. Josephs lost 5-4. Player of the day Preea


A Team- Played Mahora won 59-39. Player of the day Paka

Tohea Trophy

Disney Character Dress up day raises $304 for Camp

Road Safety Survey Please complete and send back to our MP

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Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday 30 August - Year 6's visit Heretaunga Int- all day
  • Thursday 1 September - Barefoot 7's Rugby
  • Friday 2 September- Year 6's visit Hastings Int- all day
  • Tuesday 6 September - Junior School Enduro Run
  • Tuesday 13 September - Senior School Cross Country
  • Wednesday 21 September - Inter school Cross Country Yr 4-6
  • Tuesday 27 September - Production- Dress Rehearsal
  • Wednesday 28 September - Production - at Toi Toi
  • Friday 30 September End of term 3
  • Monday 17 October Start of Term 4
  • Friday 21 October Hawke's Bay Anniversary Day
  • Monday 24 October Labour Day - no school for students
  • Monday 21 November Teacher Only Day - no school for students
  • Friday 16 December Last Day of Year
  • Tuesday 7 February - beginning of Term 1 2023

Other Notices

School Uniform – this is compulsory. No exceptions.

All children are required to have the school royal blue polo-shirt, royal blue hat, and on colder days the royal blue polar fleece jersey. All of these are available at the school office.

The lower half of the uniform (short, longs, skorts, skirts) must be plain black and can be purchased in town No stripes, no flowers etc, can

be purchased in town.

· Do your child’s records need updating?

  • moved house?
  • phone/cellphone numbers changed?
  • living arrangements changed?
  • emergency contacts changed?
  • medical details?

Medical Reminders

IMPORTANT: Children are NOT to carry any form of medication in their bags etc. All medication must be held in the office. Parents must complete a Medical Form to enable staff to administer medication.

We often have a few ‘bugs’ around the school.

· A common one is a nasty cough/flu type illness. Keep your children home if they have symptoms of this as it spreads easily.

· If your child has had vomiting or diarrhoea, they MUST stay home for 2 days after the last event. This illness definitely spreads quickly around the school.

· Headlice are always around so make sure that you check your child’s hair regularly (we suggest weekly) and treat the hair if necessary. We have treatments available from school for free. Just pop in and we can give you some.

· If your child is at all unwell, please keep them home so that they don’t pass bugs on to other children. Also if a child is feeling unwell they are not able to learn easily and are much better off at home snuggled up in bed.

Don’t forget to contact the school office to let us know when your child is unwell please.

Volunteers needed for supervision of our school patrollers.

The children are well trained, it is just a matter of having an adult supervise from 8.30-9.00. Please contact Chris in the school office if your are able to help (even if you have helped in the past, please confirm).

Launch Pad - every Wednesday 12.30-1.00pm

Formerly known as Religious Instruction.

This starts this Wednesday for any Y4-6 students. It will be held in the hall. All Welcome!

Covid Information


Covid19 -We are at Orange level Orange now. We are seeing that cases are declining due to high levels of vaccination and natural immunity after infection.

At Orange, face masks are no longer required at school. However public health advice is that masks continue to be strongly encouraged when indoors. Wearing a mask is a key health measure that slows the spread of COVID-19 in indoor settings. For that reason, we ask that visitors to the school, including parents and whānau, wear a mask whenever they are indoors on school grounds.

We also ask that your child (if they are Year 4+) continues to bring a mask to school every day. There may be times that we’ll ask them to wear a mask, too – for example, when we are having an assembly in the hall. If there are a high number of cases at school or in the community, we may ask that masks are worn in classrooms for a time.

We will continue to keep all the other health measures in place at school that we know slow the spread of COVID-19. These include ensuring our indoor spaces are well-ventilated, maintaining good hand hygiene and cough and sneeze etiquette, appropriate physical distancing whenever we can and, most importantly, staying home if we are sick.

Remember if your child is feeling sick please keep them home until they are well.

If your child does need to isolate either as being a household contact or for testing positive please let us know.

Symptoms of COVID-19:

  • A new or worsening cough
  • Sneezing and runny nose
  • A fever
  • Temporary loss of smell or altered sense of taste
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath

Less common symptoms include diarrhoea, headache, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, malaise, chest pain, abdominal pain, joint pain, or confusion/irritability.

We know how hard the impacts on COVID-19 have been for many families in New Zealand. If you know of a family in your community who is struggling, please encourage them to reach out for support for example to access food, medicine, or access financial support: Help is available – COVID-19 Health Hub.

If you have any concerns, please do get in touch. We are here to help.

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