Newsletter Week 5 Term 3

Huirangi Primary School, Monday 23rd August 2021

Kia Ora Koutou, Hello Everyone!

Well, what a week it has been! As you will now be aware, the nation remain in Level 4 of lockdown until 11.59pm Friday. Although I am keeping in regular contact with you all, I have created this newsletter to keep you informed of upcoming events and notices as they come to hand.

My two sons and I were on the road for most of the day today delivering devices to those of you who had requested them. It was awesome to drive around our stunning community making connections to where some of you live. I was even pulled over by the Police to see what we were up to! Luckily we weren't breaching the safety rules!

If you didn't receive a device and think you did request one, please email me:

As a staff we have been working very hard over the past few days to ensure that distance learning programmes are delivered in the most effective and less stressful way. You will have all heard from your child's teacher by now. Please ask if you have any questions or concerns. If the distance learning is a chore and causing frustration in your home, take a break from it. I have found what works best for us in my household is to set a routine and stick to it. No more than 30 minutes of one subject or activity at a time, and definitely don't try and fill your child's day with JUST schoolwork.

As we all learnt last lockdown, plenty of learning can be done through general day to day activities.

Keep an eye on your inbox for an invite to our School Assembly on Friday.

Until then, stay safe.

Ngā mihi nui,

Natalie Looney


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Term 3 Policy Review

Term 3 Policies that are up for review are: Behaviour Management and Concerns and Complaints. If you wish to review these and provide any feedback, please follow the following steps.

  1. Visit the website
  2. Enter the username (huirangi) and password (raft).
  3. Follow the link to the relevant policy as listed.
  4. Read the policy.
  5. Click the Policy Review button at the top right-hand corner of the page.
  6. Select the reviewer type "Parent".
  7. Enter your name (optional).
  8. Submit your ratings and comments.
  9. If you don't have internet access, school office staff can provide you with printed copies of the policy and a review form.

Out of Zone Enrolments for 2022

HUIRANGI SCHOOL Out of Zone Enrolments for 2022

Under our Enrolment Scheme guidelines, the Board of Trustees has determined that 10 places are likely to be available for ‘out of zone’ students who will be starting school in 2022. Priority will be given to New Entrant students starting school. The exact number of places available will depend on the number of enrolments received from students who live within the school ‘home zone’.

Applications for enrolment for an ‘out of zone’ student is to be made by completing an enrolment form available from the school office. The deadline for receipt of this application is FRIDAY 24th SEPTEMBER 2021

Parents who live within the ‘home zone’ and intend enrolling their child in 2022 should also apply before this deadline to allow the school the opportunity to plan for the 2022 year.

If the number of ‘out of zone’ applications exceeds the number of places available, students will be selected by ballot. If a ballot is required, it will be held on Monday 27th September 2021. Parents will be informed of the outcome within three school days of the ballot being held.

The Board of Trustees

Huirangi School

Please Note - as mentioned in past newsletters, if you live out of zone, and if you already have a child/children at this school, and you have a younger child starting school next year, you still have to make application [hand in a completed enrolment form] on or before the date advertised above. So, please be aware of this. Don't hesitate to call school to clarify this if need be.

Huirangi School & Community 150th Jubilee - Taranaki Anniversary weekend March 12th & 13th 2022.

Registrations are open! Please click on the link below to register. Please pass on this link to anyone you know who has had children at the school, attended the school themselves or lived in the district. We'd love everyone to be able to attend the celebrations!

Huirangi Stories:
If you have any awesome, inspiring family stories that could be added to the Jubilee Book:

Peter Wilson


Huirangi Home & School Fun Run Crazy Colour Day!

We are still looking forward to seeing students get involved in this amazing school event. A new date will be made, when we can.

Please remember to keep collecting donations, raising money for new playground equipment! So far we have raised $2000 as a school to go towards this. How fantastic!

Cluster Schools Cross Country

We are unsure when this event will take place. But our Home and School requires parent help on the day with cooking on the BBQ and selling raffle tickets. Our Home and School will also be holding a Bake Stall at the event, so if you are keen to donate some of that awesome home baking of yours to sell, I know it would be appreciated. Watch this space!

Spring Time Family Portraits

The Home & School is excited to offer family portraits! Beautiful pics of you and your loved ones, including your pets if you wish!

The photos will be taken at the Waitara Beach on Saturday 18th September [weather postponement date Saturday 25th]

Waitara Beach is down past the Motor Camp and Beach House Cafe i.e. on the New Plymouth side of the river!

The cost: $10 sitting fee [payable on booking] for a printed family portrait [8x10] You can also purchase your individual family package [at least 5 high resolution fully edited photos] for $100.

These photos are very kindly being taken by Rachel Anna Portraiture with all the profits going to Huirangi Home & School.

Appointment times will be every 30 minutes from 9am through to 5pm. Please arrive 10mins before your allotted time.

Please contact the school office: to make your appointment and then pay the sitting fee to the Huirangi Home & school account:-

15-3945-0291373-00 with your name and 'portraits' as the reference.

This is our very last chance to have this wonderful offer from Rachel, so please give it your support. These portraits make beautiful memories and great gifts!

Duffy Book Sponsor

Greg Jupp Electrical Ltd are our 2021 Duffy Books in Homes Sponsors. Thanks Greg & Nic for this generous sponsorship which allows us to keep providing wonderful books for our tamariki.

School Timetable

9.00am Start of the day

11am -11.20am Morning tea interval

1.00pm - 1.40pm Lunch break

3.00pm End of Day