Raureka School Term 2 Week 8

Newsletter 22 June 2022


Kia ora koutou katoa, Talofa lava, Kia orana,

Here we are in week 8 already and it looks as though winter has finally arrived with a cold and wet weekend. Thank you all for supporting us on Monday with our Staff Only day.

A huge thank you to everyone who bought Mama's Donuts last week, the profits go towards a bigger screen for the Hall. A big thanks as well to the RSS members who took the orders and who packed them ready for delivery last Friday.

It was great to be able to welcome our new tamariki and families this morning at our powhiri.

Our classes have been working hard completing their murals which were shared with the community today.

You are most welcome to come and have a look at the murals when you pick up or drop off your children. I know that the children are very proud of their efforts.

Please look below for photo's of the class murals and find out a little bit about the significance of the mural.

What a fantastic effort the children and staff have made to have these murals ready for Matariki and for us to all enjoy.

We are changing our transition to school process for our New Entrants. We are doing this so that the children can get used to school, know some of the children before they start, get used to classroom routines, know where the toilets are and start building a relationship with the class teacher.

If you have a new Entrant please remember that Enrolment packs and information about our school is available at the school office or on our website.

If you would like a tour of the school please book this in at the office. Uniforms (except black pants/skorts etc) and stationery are sold at the office.

Please let our office staff know as soon as possible if you are intending on enrolling your child at Raureka School. Your details are passed on to our New Entrant teachers who may contact you or your child’s ECE if they need any further information, this is so the teachers can ensure that your child has a great start to school.

We encourage all children to have three visits in the New Entrant classrooms before they start school. These are organised at the school office or with the New Entrant teachers.

More visits can be organised if needed.Normal visit days are Tuesdays 9am - 11am. If your child needs visits on other days, these can be arranged with our New Entrant teachers.

We want our New Entrants to have the best start possible, please help us ensure they get this.

3 way conferences will be held on Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th July in Week 10.

3 way conferences-are an opportunity to meet with the teacher and your child and talk about how your child is progressing and to discuss your child's next learning steps.

On Monday 4th we will close at the regular time with the first conference starting at 3:15 - and the last conference finishing at 6:30 p.m.

On Tuesday 5th July school will close early at 12:30 and the first conferences will start at 1:00 and finish 5:30.

Make your bookings by following the link/QR Code below.

Remember school will finish early on Tuesday 5th July so that conferences/ interviews can start at 1:00. All children will need to go home at 12:30- OSCAR will be available on the Tuesday for our early finish.

BOB A JOB Year 6 are fundraising for their camp.

Bob a Job has started, all year 6's are trying to raise funds for their Term 4 Camp. The children will 'contract' themselves to family and friends and complete jobs for an agreed amount. Funds will go towards paying for the Year 6 Camp in October.

Unfortunately we haven't been able to run our usual Carnival this year because of Covid-19

We hope you can all support us with this much needed fundraiser for our camp.

Emergency Numbers for Sports Coaches:

Please remember to let your child's sports coach know your contact number- this is purely for any emergency contact.

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.


Our Murals

Three Way Conference Bookings

Our Booking link is now open. Thank you to those parents who have already booked in.

Follow the link below/ QR code to make your booking.

Step 1 Enter your details and fill out your child/ren's names then click go,

Step 2 choose the teacher, then click go, choose the time click go and you will get your time confirmed as well as an email to let you know that it is booked.


Use this booking link in electronic media, like your website, school app or an emailed newsletter:


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Photos of last weeks action

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

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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 feeling and rights of others and show regard for the environment.

The expected behaviour during this week is: listen to and follow instructions

The following children received awards at our last assembly:

R1 Skylah-Jade Singer, R2 Kathrine Gibson, R3 Bryden Keegan, R4 Eden Figgess-Jury,

R5 Harlen Jensen, R7 Cooper King, R8 Teina Craig, R11 Harlyn Hema, R12 Brooklyn Taylor-Brown, R13 Leah Searl, R14 Hunter Te Whaiti, R15 Skye Hape Osborne,

R19 Hunter MacGregor-Calder, R20 Cyrus-Jay Uncles, R21 Henry Bayley.


Back Row:

Teina Craig, Hunter MacGregor-Calder, Bryden Keegan, Henry Bayley, Harlyn Hema.

Front Row:

Skye Hape-Osborne, Hunter Te Whaiti, Cyrus-Jay Uncles, Kathrine Gibson, Skylah-Jayde Singer, Leah Searl, Brooklyn Taylor-Brown.

Senior Assembly Certificates

Room 1 Mykah Muir

Room 2 Imeldah Seilala

Room 3 Cedric Heath

Room 4 Tai Khumalo

Room 5 Echo Worsley

Room 11Connor Lean

Room 19 Zain Hassan

Caught being good:

Emma-Rose Tonge

Players of the day


Raureka White v St Matthew's, won 8-6; Player of the day - Edie.

Raureka Black v Mayfair, won 9-1; Players of the day - Laylah, Aaysia.

Raureka Blue v Ebbett Park, won 9-6; Player of the day - Kathrine Gibson.


A's v Parkvale, won 25-0; Player of the day - Cooper H.

B's v Kimi Ora, lost; Player of the day - Paka.

Rippa Rugby

Raureka 1 v Raureka 2, lost; Player of the day - Emma.

Raureka 2 v Raureka 1, won 9-2, Player of the day -Sophia

Raureka 3


Goings v Te Mata, won 14-2;


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Upcoming Events

  • Friday 24 June School Closed for the new Matariki holiday- no school for students
  • Friday 1 July School Disco
  • Monday 4 Three Way Conferences- from 3:15- 6:30
  • Tuesday 5 July Three Way Conferences School closes at 12:30 conferences- 1:00-5:30
  • Friday 8 July End of Term 2 - Mufti Day ... gold coin donation
  • Monday 25 July Start of Term 3
  • Friday 30 September End of term 3
  • Monday 17 October Start of Term 4
  • Friday 21 October Hawke's Bay Anniversary Day
  • Monday 24 October Labour Day- no school for students
  • Monday 21 November Teacher Only Day - no school for students
  • Friday 16 December Last Day of Year

Covid Information


Covid19 -We are at Orange level Orange now. We are seeing that cases are declining due to high levels of vaccination and natural immunity after infection.

At Orange, face masks are no longer required at school. However public health advice is that masks continue to be strongly encouraged when indoors. Wearing a mask is a key health measure that slows the spread of COVID-19 in indoor settings. For that reason, we ask that visitors to the school, including parents and whānau, wear a mask whenever they are indoors on school grounds.

We also ask that your child (if they are Year 4+) continues to bring a mask to school every day. There may be times that we’ll ask them to wear a mask, too – for example, when we are having an assembly in the hall. If there are a high number of cases at school or in the community, we may ask that masks are worn in classrooms for a time.

We will continue to keep all the other health measures in place at school that we know slow the spread of COVID-19. These include ensuring our indoor spaces are well-ventilated, maintaining good hand hygiene and cough and sneeze etiquette, appropriate physical distancing whenever we can and, most importantly, staying home if we are sick.

Remember if your child is feeling sick please keep them home until they are well.

If your child does need to isolate either as being a household contact or for testing positive please let us know.

Symptoms of COVID-19:

  • A new or worsening cough
  • Sneezing and runny nose
  • A fever
  • Temporary loss of smell or altered sense of taste
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath

Less common symptoms include diarrhoea, headache, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, malaise, chest pain, abdominal pain, joint pain, or confusion/irritability.

We know how hard the impacts on COVID-19 have been for many families in New Zealand. If you know of a family in your community who is struggling, please encourage them to reach out for support for example to access food, medicine, or access financial support: Help is available – COVID-19 Health Hub.

If you have any concerns, please do get in touch. We are here to help.

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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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