Newsletter Week 11 Term 1

Patumahoe School 14th April 2021


Whakatauki of the week:

Waihoi i te toipoto kaua i te toiroa (Let us keep close together, not wide apart) Lets keep the beautiful connections and friendships made over camp going. Keep supporting your classmates to succeed and most importantly lets enjoy the last week of term 1 together!

Kia ora whanau

A big thank you to everybody who made camp such a memorable experience. I enjoyed seeing our parents rolling up their sleeves, managing groups, running activities as well as having a bit of fun themselves. To the staff who organised and made it run so smoothly, thank you. Finally to the kids who represented the Patumahoe way and played the game with pride (and slept well) you were awesome.

Our little people had their own fun while the big kids were away on camp. They had the school to themselves and decided to have a 'Wheels and Water day' on Friday. I would imagine that there would have been some very tired children over the weekend.

I am really proud to read that some ex Patumahoe School students have continued to shine at Pukekohe Intermediate. The recent announcement of school leaders has included many of "our" kids and I am so happy for them and their whanau.

Learning Community Leaders: Imogen Lamont, Kate Sheppard, Annaleah Beloe and Lenny Hender

Maori Leaders: Tristan Mitchell, Grace Dunn-Moon, Grace Siriett, and Casha Brodie-Mason

Arts Leaders: Dacie Duke and Marlee Judson-Healy

Sport Leaders: Tyson Forbes and Leila Erick

Enviro Leaders: Ashlee Batterham, Dan Turnbull, Kahleea Starnes, and Tegan Shaw.

It has been a big term for everyone and I would like to thank the entire school community for your understanding and ongoing support throughout. We hope you have an enjoyable and relaxing term break.

Jade Tawhiti and the team

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This week's assembly will be hosted by Room 5 & 9, starting at 1.45pm. All welcome


It's getting to that time of year when we are starting to get things organized for calf club. If there is anyone that is willing to give Anneke Reeves a hand in organizing the animal side of calf club, can you please contact the school office.
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Upcoming Events

  • 14th April - Orienteering Practise Day - Year 5/6
  • 16th April - RSA Poppies for purchase at school gate in the morning
  • 11th May - Franklin Orienteering - Reeves Farm
  • 22nd October - TEACHER ONLY DAY - NO SCHOOL


Uniform Works is our supplier for our school uniform. If you need to order please go online to . Delivery is super fast and efficient.


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