Raureka School Term 2 Week 9

Newsletter 30 June 2021


Kia ora koutou katoa, Talofa lava, Kia orana,

Here we are in the second to last week of Term 2 and once again we have had a very cold start to the week.

We were going to have a Powhiri tomorrow morning for new families but we have postponed it until next Thursday 8th July at 9:05 when the weather is supposed to be alot better than this week.

Matariki celebrations will still go ahead tomorrow, but they will be held at school at 2:00 pm in the hall. The event will be live streamed on facebook because we realise that not everyone could make it.

We are not asking for a plate any more. A cup of soup will be provided instead outside Room 4/5. Children's art work will still be on display- some outside the hall and some in classroom areas.

The children will go home as usual at 3:00p.m.

Thank you to everyone who has ordered donuts through the RSS, these are being delivered on Friday. Please note that Friday Assembly will start early this week (2:15) and will finish early so that the ordered donuts can handed out from the classrooms.

Our Year 6 Leaders took part in a Leadership Conference last week. Mrs Sanders and I took them to Havelock North where another 400 or so leaders from throughout Hawkes Bay took part. Our Leaders were fantastic and they got involved in the day. I was very proud of their efforts.

Hockey Draw: As we had an issue with the Hockey draw a couple of weeks ago I thought I'd put this weeks draw , straight from the Hockey Website, in the newsletter for us.

Raureka Tui,

9:30am v.Te Mata Kerr UHS1 A

Raureka Kowhai,

10:20am v.Taikura Blue UHS1 B

Last chance to book Three way conferences: School Closes on Monday 5th July at 12:30

These will be held on Monday 5th July from 1:00 and then Tuesday 6th July from 3:15.

School will close at 12:30 on Monday 5th so that conferences can start at 1:00. The YMCA will be open to take children but they will need to be booked in. Please contact them to book in.

To make a booking for the conference:


Enter the code 3qtz9 and then follow the instructions for booking your child/ren. This is open now. Bookings will need to be made individually for each child.

If you have difficulty booking in please contact your teacher/office and we will make a booking for you.

The interview will be a time for your child to share some of the things that they are doing and then for you and the teacher to go over the progress that is being made by your child.

Reminder: Mrs Hanson, from Room 8, will be away from Tuesday 6th July and so her interviews will need to be on Monday 5th of July. She will also have interviews on Tuesday 29th June and Thursday 1st July from 3:15 until 4:30 p.m. Mrs Hanson will be sending out a note to the class so parents can book a time to go over the children's progress. Please make your bookings as soon as you can. Booking with Mrs Hanson's extra days will have to be done with her so send back a request for the time you want and she will let you know what time you have.

Mrs Hanson will be away for at least four weeks into Term 2. Mrs Williams will take over the running of the class in her absence.

Breakfast Club: We have breakfast provided on Tuesday's and Thursday's in the hall from just after 8:00 until 8:30. This is Kick Start breakfast programme provided by Fonterra and Sanitarium. Children are welcome to come in and be part of the programme.

Please remember that classes start at 8:55 a.m. each day and all children should be at school, unless they are sick, ready to start then. When the children arrive on time they do not miss out on valuable learning time and they feel as though they haven't missed anything. Keep in mind too that when children arrive late it can be hard on their classmates as after an interruption - some children struggle to refocus on the lesson.


Our Values

Our four values are :

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

This week we are focusing on - Haepapa/Responsibility - which means, look after yourself and those around you by being a committed, contributing member of society.

Expected behaviour for this week: be a good role model.

Our value for Week 8 was ...


The following children received awards:

R1 Kalylah David, R2 Jade Ngaronoa, R4 Aries Collier-Edwards, R5 Alex Horua, R7 Annabelle Davy, R8 Imeldah Seilala, R11 Kora Tipu-Bartlett, R12 Pippa Ritchie, R13 Nate King,

R14 Charlie Barber, R15 Ezeius Collier-Kara, R19 Lucan Blackburn, R20 Ella Reece,

R21 Sophie Takiwa. ESOL Mason Olano.

Our Award Winners

Back Row:

Jade Ngaronoa, Aries Collier-Edwards, Alex Horua, Lucan Blackburn, Ella Reece, Sophie Takiwa.

Middle Row:

Kalylah David, Annabelle Davy.

Front Row:

Ezeius Collier-Kara, Imeldah Seilala, Pippa Ritchie, Charlie Barber, Mason Olano.

Senior Awards

R1 Malachi Kawana


R4 Isaac Schimanski

R5 Rayne Tito

R11 Caitlin Eagle

R19 Charlie Timmins

Caught being good:

Coco Timms-Rapaea

Sport Results


Raureka Kowhai played Hereworth 1-1

Player sof the day were Lochlan and Chazaria

Raureka Tuis played MKK and lost 1-3

Player of the day was Keira Brightwell.


Raureka Force played Mayfair and lost 2-18.

Player of the day was Ruby McMeikin.

Raureka Magics won by default.


A Grade played Flaxmere and lost 12-65.

Player of the day was Sone.

B Grade played Parkvale and lost 20-30

Players of the day - the whole team.

Hello Room 11 - what have you got to share with us this week?

Room 1 item

Leaders Conference

Upcoming Events

  • Thurs July 1 - Matariki 2:00pm meet School Hall
  • Mon July 5 - 3 Way Conferences - School closes 12:30- 6:30 first Conference 1:00
  • Tues July 6 - 3 Way Conferences first Conference 3:15-6:30
  • Last Day Term 2 - Fri. - July 9 (School Closes at 2:55)
  • Mufti Day
  • First Day Term 3 - Mon. - July 26 (School Opens at 8:55)
  • Thurs August 19- Parent evening with Murray Gadd about Writing
  • Fri 27 August Teacher Only Day- all COL- No School
  • Tues. 28 September - School Production - matinee & evening shows
  • Last Day Term 3 - Fri. - October 1 (School Closes at 2.55)
  • First Day Term 4 - Mon. - October 18 (School Opens at 8.55)
  • Mon 22 Nov Teacher Only Day- No School
  • Last Day of 2021 - Wed. Dec. 15 (School closes at 12.30)

Other Notices


One of our new families is desperately seeking accommodation ...1-2 bedrooms, (preferably 2 and preferably Raureka area but will look at anything.)

Please phone Kirsty 0274302424.

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

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. We need help on the following days - Front Gate: Wednesday, Friday, Back Gate: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday.

Medical Alarms

Hello my name is Sharon and I would like to give the families in Raureka medical alarm information.

MEDICAL ALARMS can be funded through Work and Income if you have had a health concern for 6 months or more, your income =

Single not more than $9,600 per year,

Couple = $13,500 per year. Disability Allowance (maximum $66.11 PER WEEK CAN BE APPLIED FOR)

You apply for the Disability Allowance/ MEDICAL ALARM through your Doctor. The Disability Allowance is an extra payment added to your benefit, if approved WINZ pays into your bank account, you pay the Provider.

A medical alarm is for YES the Ambulance, but also for Police contact, Fire Brigade contact, family contact (Emergency contacts you choose)

PLEASE do not let finances stop you from having support when you need it. We the provider pays the Ambulance bill if called to your home.

If you want to chat or have more information please call or text me on 0276877304.

Sharon Ross

Supporting your Independence

027 6877 304

Whakaako Hauora Whakaoho

Medical Alarm Advisor.

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