Newsletter Week 5 Term 2

Meeanee School 1st June, 2022


It's funny who you come across. Last week my older brother Jason who lives in Austin, Texas went to watch a rugby game, the Austin Gilgronis taking on San Diego Legion. Who should he come across, but our very own Magpies prop, (and parent of the school) Namatahi Waa.

Be Kind, Stay Safe,



This weeks PB4L focus is:


We will clean up, even if it is not our rubbish.


Unison's Halftime Heroes

Each week, one lucky hockey or netball team will win a $150 supermarket voucher for the whole team to enjoy.

This week thanks to one of our awesome parents, Alanna, our Year 7/8 Meeanee Swifts Netball team won! This voucher will go towards food for their camp this year.

Rocket Challenge 2022

Moananui is very lucky to have the assistance of one of our amazing parents, Simon McLoughlin, to take part in the Rocket Challenge. Below is a brief description of what this encompasses.

Step into the role of Mission Command and support students as they design, build and launch their own water rockets. While the rockets are flying, students will learn about Newton’s laws, the engineering design process, and working as a team.

Parent Interviews 2022

Looks like we will be able to hold our Parent Interviews this year. On Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th June we will finish school at the earlier time of 1pm and start interviews at 1.30pm.

When you come for your interview the teacher will take you through your child's school report.

Closer to the time we will send out an interview time slip.

Teacher Only Day - Friday 3rd June

This Friday we have our second Teacher Only day of the year. This time the staff will be working on our knowledge around Writing assessment across the school. Making sure we have clarity about the different levels of the curriculum and how we can help our students to achieve.

We have a wonderful facilitator, Karen Lethbridge, from Evaluation Associates.

Working Bee

PUT THE DATE IN YOUR CALENDAR - Working Bee Sunday 12th June.

We need to clean up our orchard area, put up soap dispensers, prune some shrubs, tidy up and plant gardens.........

Badminton in the Meeanee Hall

Wednesday mornings 9am - 11am.

New players of any level welcome.

$2 a session.


Learn to play Pickleball.

The most fun on the planet.

You will need sports shoes and we will provide the rest.

Meeanee Hall

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 1pm to 3pm.

Thursday and Saturday 10am to 12pm.

Get fit and have fun.

Sunday Market

Taradale Sunday Market is happy to support local, and is open weekly. For more info contact or look on facebook.

Upcoming Events

  • Teacher Only Day - Friday 3rd June
  • Queen's Birthday - Monday 6th June
  • Matariki Public Holiday - Friday 24th June
  • Parent Interviews - Monday 27th June & Tuesday 28th June
  • Term 2 ends - Friday 8th July.