Newsletter Week 7 Term 4

Meeanee School 30th November, 2022


We are getting a lot of queries at the moment from out of zone families about Meeanee School. I need to reiterate that currently we are full and can only accept in zone enrolments. Mrs M will be having school visits in the last week of term for some of our new 5 year olds who will be starting at the beginning of the year.

I think it is a good time to thank Mrs Anne McGregor for all of her hard work and sacrifice this year. Some of you may know that in just the second week of school this year we had a change of circumstance with staffing. I asked Anne very nicely if she could help us out by spending 8 weeks in Room 2 (Kiwi). As circumstances continued to change this has meant that Anne will see out the year working 3 days a week. We really appreciate everything you have done for us Anne and the growth in your students has been fantastic. This is not goodbye for Anne though as she will be back as a release and specialist teacher next year, one day a week.

In 2023 our staffing will remain stable (fingers crossed!).

Office Administrator - Alison Smith

Teacher Aides - Cathy Kyle and Sue Lewis

Property Supervisor - Fletcher Smith

Room 1 (Pukeko) - Danielle Norman - Year 0/1

Room 2 (Kiwi) - Bronwyn Donnison - Year 1/2

Room 3 (Tui) - Jo Sciascia - Year 3/4

Room 4 (Moananui) - Simon Evans - Year 5/6

Room 6 (Papakura) - Kelly McKay - Year 7/8

Release teachers - Anne McGregor and Damion Kinsey

I'm also very excited to announce that we will have 28 Year 7/8 students next year. When I first arrived in 2020 it was a goal of ours to retain our Year 7/8's. I would like to thank all of the hard work from our staff and community that has made this come to fruition.

Thank you also for those families who responded to our survey. The results were very affirming but also gave us some work ons. I will draw out a family to receive a $50 grocery voucher for completing the survey (apparently I also owe another family one from last year!).

Be Kind, Stay Safe,


PB4L Weekly Goal

Our School Values are very important to us here at Meeanee School. We believe in showing Respect, Excellence, Empathy, and Perseverance. While our students are in school or sports uniform we encourage the display of these values.

Finally we have cracked it! Today we had our first free swim at lunchtime because our sports equipment has been all picked up two days in a row. Well done school!

Now we need to continue with getting our uniform picked up and put away too!

Stars of the Week

Congratulations to Shakylah, Carter, Reuben, and Dezire.
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Congratulations to Jayde and Annabell for Volleyball. Daragh, Brendan, Scarlett and Lukas for Basketball.
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School Concert Evening 2022

Don't forget our school concert evening next Monday to welcome our community back into Meeanee School.

We would love you all to come and join us. All students are expected to attend. Feel free to bring your own picnic. No alcohol please. It's a great opportunity for families to mingle.

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Interschool Athletics.

A small group of Year 5-8 students was selected to compete in the Hastings Athletics Club Interschool Competition on Monday. Without much training and a cancelled Athletics Day we still enjoyed some success. Thanks to Mrs McKay for looking after the team.

Liam Funnell (Year 5 Boys) - 2nd 200m

Maia Eketone (Year 6 Girls) - 2nd 200m, 1st 400m, 1st Shot Put

Boston Carlton (Year 7 Boys) - 1st 100m, 2nd equal High Jump

Carter Blunsdon (Year 7 Boys) - 2nd 200m, 2nd 800m, 2nd 1500m, 1st Long Jump, 2nd equal High Jump

Brooke Lemalu (Year 7 Girls) - 3rd Long Jump, 2nd High Jump, 3rd Shot Put, 3rd Discus

Tuta Hiha-Wano (Year 8 Boys) - 3rd 200m, 2nd 400m, 2nd equal High Jump

Pool Keys

At next week's Board of Trustees meeting we will be deciding upon the price of pool keys for the summer break. Please be aware that these keys will only be available to our school community and a lengthy contract must be signed before receiving a key.

The pool is now run by a saltwater chlorination system and a UV filter so it is looking amazing! The interior of the pool was also painted. Another big thanks to the support of Taylor's Pool Service who have been amazing.

Local Employment Opportunities

The NZ Census is undertaken every 5 years, the next being in 2023. If you would like to for approximately 7 weeks part or fulltime once the children have headed back to school in February, consider a Field Collector position. I have been allocated the Nelson Park/ Meeanee/ Clive area. If you live, or would like to work in this area, please contact me for further details.

Gill Scarlett 0211485821

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Sunday Market

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

Upcoming Events

  • School Concert Evening - Monday 5th December
  • Year 8 Leavers Dinner - Wednesday 14th December
  • End of Year Prizegiving - Friday 16th December 11am (school finishes at 12pm)