Raureka School Term 2 Week 7

Newsletter 15 June 2022


Kia ora koutou katoa, Talofa lava, Kia orana,

Welcome to week 7, we have had a very busy week with sports and lots of preparation for finishing our murals and for Matariki.

Next week we have a busy time with our Teacher Only Day on Monday , Matariki Celebrations on Wednesday and our very first Matariki Public Holiday on Friday.

Duffy Books

This week all children will receive two books, these books have been given to us by the NZ Government. I am sure that everyone will enjoy them.

Teacher Only Day- No School Monday 20th June

Remember that school is closed on Monday 20th June as all staff will not be at school.

OSCAR will be available if you wish- remember to contact them to book in.

New Families Powhiri:

If you are a new family to Raureka since Last June

On Wednesday 22nd June, we are having our annual Raureka Powhiri to welcome new whānau to Raureka School. We would love you to join us.

This Powhiri is special to our kura as it is aligned with Matariki (the Maori New Year) and we use this time to celebrate all new Raureka whānau.

We would love it if you and your whanau could attend.

What: Raureka Powhiri

Where: Meet out the front of the school at 9.15 am

When: 22nd June 2022


We will be having our Martariki celebration at school next Wednesday 22nd June, this year it will start at 2:00 p.m. We will start with some speeches, a junior and senior item followed by the kapa haka performing and classes showing their new murals.

We are excited about this and welcome any whanau to come along and be part of this celebration.

3 way conferences are coming up on Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th July in Week 10.

3 way conferences-are an opportunity to meet with the teacher and your child and talk about how your child is progressing and to discuss your child's next learning steps.

On Monday 4th we will close at the regular time with the first conference starting at 3:15 - and the last conference finishing at 6:30 p.m.

On Tuesday 5th July school will close early at 12:30 and the first conferences will start at 1:00 and finish 5:30.

Make your bookings by following the link/QR Code below.

Remember school will finish early on Tuesday 5th July so that conferences/ interviews can start at 1:00. All children will need to go home at 12:30- OSCAR will be available on the Tuesday for our early finish.

BOB A JOB Year 6 are fundraising for their camp.

Bob a Job has started, all year 6's are trying to raise funds for their Term 4 Camp. The children will 'contract' themselves to family and friends and complete jobs for an agreed amount. Funds will go towards paying for the Year 6 Camp in October.

Unfortunately we haven't been able to run our usual Carnival this year because of Covid-19

We hope you can all support us with this much needed fundraiser for our camp.

Mama's Donuts:

Thank you to everyone who have ordered donuts for this fundraiser. Donuts are being delivered to school on Friday and will be sent home with the children.

Thank you to the RSS for this, the funds raised will be going towards buying a new larger TV for the Hall. Having a larger TV will make it easier for everyone to see.

Emergency Numbers for Sports Coaches:

Please remember to let your child's sports coach know your contact number- this is purely for any emergency contact.

IMPORTANT - If your child is away from school -

Reminder that you need to let the school know if your child is going to be away. Because of the current covid situation, it is essential that you let us know the reason they are away - eg coughing, headache, tummy bug etc.

You can phone 06 8789766 or text 027 557 0085 and leave a message.

Thank you for this, it is so helpful and we want to ensure your child is okay.


Three Way Conference Bookings

Our Booking link is now open.

Follow the link below/ QR code to make your booking.

Step 1 Enter your details and fill out your child/ren's names then click go,

Step 2 choose the teacher, then click go, choose the time click go and you will get your time confirmed as well as an email to let you know that it is booked.


Use this booking link in electronic media, like your website, school app or an emailed newsletter:


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Hawke's Basketball visited us on Monday

We were fortunate to have two current members of the Hawke's Basketball team come to school on Monday and work with some of children.

They helped with new skills and the children loved the time with them.

Duffy Books

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Parenting Course for those interested

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Leadership Conference

Our Leaders went to the GRIP Leadership Conference last Friday in Havelock North.

They thoroughly enjoyed it and have found that they have learned lots of new strategies to help them become better leaders.

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Hello Room 2 - what have you got to share with us this week?

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Values Certificate Winners

Our four values are :

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

This week we are focusing on - Relationships/Whanaungatanga. - which means: interacting in a caring, respectful way to develop positive connections.

The expected behaviour during this week is: be a team player.

The following children received awards at our last assembly:

R1 Te Mahia Hilton, R2 Charlotte Speakman, R3 Ella Noonan, R4Tiare Whatarau-Hapuku,

R5 Addy Bates, R7 Jayton Sula, R8 Taylor Stewart, R11 Paka Reiri, R12 Luca Singer,

R13 Arhdy Forster, R14 Prestyn Messina, R15 Nate King, R19 Kalylah David, R20 Charlie Elgie, R21.


Back Row:

Taylor Stewart, Tiare Whatarau-Hapuku, Paka Reiri, Kalylah David, Charlotte Speakman.

Middle Row:

Charlie Elgie, Te Mahia Hilton, Jayton Sula, Ella Noonan, Nate King.

Front Row:

Luca Singer, Ardhy Forster.

Senior Assembly Certificates

Room 1 Harlee De Marco

Room 2 Jules Messina

Room 3 Nathaniel Grant

Room 4 Lochlan McKenzie

Room 5 Sophia Seilala

Room 11 Jade Ngaronoa

Room 19 Nikhil Sehjal

Caught being good:

Lashaya Newton-Peri

Players of the day


Raureka White Game called off

Raureka Black Game called off

Raureka Blue v Mayfair, draw 8-8; Player of the day - Skylah Singer


B's v Lucknow, won 65-5; Player of the Day- Lochlan

A's v HNP, lost 44-26; Player of the Day- Mase

Rippa Rugby

Raureka 1 no game

Raureka 2 v St Patricks Drew 9-9; Player of the day -Sophia

Raureka 3 v Parkvale Lost; Player of the Day -Kalylah


Goings v HNP, lost16-12.

Hunters v Lucknow won; Player of the day- Paka

Upcoming Events

  • Monday 20 June School Closed Teacher Only Day- no school for students
  • Wednesday 22 June: New Whanau Powhiri: 9:30 a.m. front of school
  • Wednesday 22 June: School Matariki Celebration 2:00 p.m. - performances and murals
  • Friday 24 June School Closed for the new Matariki holiday- no school for students
  • Friday 1 July School Disco
  • Monday 4 Three Way Conferences- from 3:15- 6:30
  • Tuesday 5 July Three Way Conferences School closes at 12:30 conferences- 1:00-5:30
  • Friday 8 July End of Term 2 - Mufti Day ... gold coin donation
  • Monday 25 July Start of Term 3
  • 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

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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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).

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