Raureka School Term 4 Week 2

Newsletter 26 October 2022


Kia ora koutou katoa, Talofa lava, Kia orana,

I hope you all had a very relaxing and enjoyable Long Weekend.

Our Year 6's headed off to camp yesterday and they were super excited. Yesterday they would have had the tramp and hopefully they would have had some fantastic views from the top. They will be having a great time and should be arriving back at school on Friday somewhere around lunch time.

The rest of the Senior team are also having EOTC events, yesterday they all cooked sausages on an open fire, scavenger hunt, hut construction and many more activities. They end up with a Trip to Havelock North and the Redwoods on Friday.

Emergency Practices:

We have also been practising our emergency procedures this week with a fire drill on Tuesday, an Earthquake drill today and we will have a Lockdown drill later in the week. We practise so that the children and staff know what to do in an emergency.

Recording of Production available to buy:

Recordings of the show are finalised now and you are able able to buy them, see the details of how to do this further on in the newsletter.

Next week we have the Ki-o-rahi tournament on Wednesday 2nd November for some of the Senior children. On Friday the Seniors will be going to visit the Atea at Waitangi.

Remember that we have a Teacher Only Day on Monday 21st November with no-one at school on that day. If you want to book your children into the YMCA programme please let them know as soon as possible.

Lucky Book Orders:

Thank you to those parents who have ordered books. Orders will close next Friday 4 November.

The books will then be sent to school after the order closes and we will distribute them.

Please follow this link and order books if you wish.


RSS Mamas Donuts fund raising:

We are doing this again- order forms will be going out shortly and can be ordered from School on Friday 4th November.

Donuts will be delivered on Friday 11th November.

If anyone has any clean super market bags that they want to get rid of please send them to us so we can use them to package large orders.

Funds raised will go towards shade sales outside the hall.

RSS Christmas Raffle:

We are once again looking for donations for our Christmas Raffle- if you can ask any businesses, friends or family if they would like to donate any Vouchers, Services or products that we can put into our raffles. Please let us know- Contact Rachel on 0273504088 for more details. Non food items please.

IMPORTANT - If your child is away from school -

Reminder that you need to PHONE OR TEXT 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.

Have a great week


Preparing for Camp and cookout at school

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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 - Respect/Whakaute, - which means: believe in yourself, value the feelings and rights of others and show regard for the environment.

The expected behaviour during this week is: communicating well.

The following children received awards at our last assembly:

R1 Naychan Chadwick, R2 Chace Tollett, R3 Nathaniel Grant, R4 Zakariya Gul,

R5 Ngawai King, R7 Salesa Iosefo Au, R8 Hereraina Ngahuka-Dunn, R11 Pukehuia Pakai-McCormack, R12 Mason Hemi, R13 Lilah Bryer-Sutcliffe, R14 Sopi Taa, R15 Lukah Monaghan, R19 Hunter MacGregor-Calder, R20 Tom Tuiala, R21 .

Senior Awards

R1 Kaiyah

R2 Ewan

R3 Hazel

R4 Chazaria

R5 Echo

R11 Liam

R19 Peyton

Caught being good:


Sport Results

Cricket - starting next week

Raureka Twyford Stags

Raureka Halbert's

Raureka Davy's


Tui v Parkvale Score: loss POD: Lachlan

Kowhai v Mahora Score: draw POD: Manahi

Kereru v HNP Score: loss POD: Kaylee


Raureka Maccas v Lucknow Bullets Score: 62-42 POD: whole team

Raureka Maccas v Mahora Score: 49-43 POD: Ashton, Spencer, Iesha

Raureka Smiths v Lucknow Score: 43-23 POD: Sophia

Raureka Siennas v HNP Score: 34-22 POD: Aaysia

Raureka Siennas v Lucknow Score: 22-21 POD: Aaysia


Raureka Mavericks v Port Ahuriri Score: 6-3 POD: Cadence

Touch - starting next week






Hello Room 20 - what have you got to share with us?

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How to order Lucky Books

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Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday 25 - Friday 28 October - Y6 Camp at Tutira
  • Friday 28 October- Rm 1,2,11 and 19 Trip- No Assembly this week
  • Wednesday 2 November- Ki-o-rahi Tournament
  • Friday 4 November- Senior trip to the Atea
  • Tuesday 15 November- School Athletics
  • Monday 21 November Teacher Only Day - no school for students
  • Wednesday 23 November - Interschool Athletics/Mobile Ear Clinic onsite
  • Tuesday 6 December- Junior School Trip
  • Wednesday 7 December - Cultural Show
  • Monday 9 Monday - Reports out
  • Monday 12 December- Yr 6 Social
  • Thursday 15 December- Final Assembly
  • Friday 16 December Last Day of Year - 12.30 school finishes for the year

  • Tuesday 31 January & Wednesday 1 February - Office open for uniform & stationery sales
  • 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).

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