Raureka School Term 1 Week 6

Newsletter 10 March 2021


Kia ora koutou katoa, Talofa lava, Kia orana,

Alert level 1 once again, yay .This means that now we can go back to some of our postponed events and run them.

On Monday we were able to run the Inter School Swimming Sports and our children represented us well. Congratulations to each and every one of them who took part.

Carnival: Wednesday 17 March

We have set Carnival for next Wednesday 17th March with school closing at 12:30 and then all children back and ready to start the Tabloids at 5:00 p.m., this will be followed by the Year 6 Fundraising stalls at 6:00 p.m.

If you would like your child/ren to be looked after by OSCAR please contact them and make arrangements for it.

School Building upgrade:

At the start of Term 2, Rooms 12 & 13 will have a major upgrade and this will bring the buildings up to modern standard with new bifold doors, an office and a bigger opening between the rooms with a larger verandah area to help with outside play.

Rooms 12 & 13 will move out of their rooms while the work is being done and move back in once the building is completed. In the mean time we will split the the children into two classes up so they are able to work in smaller groups and be prepared for the changes coming up.

A further reminder that Easter this year is in term time and this means that school will be closed from Good Friday, 2 April and open again on Wednesday 7 April. All Schools are closed on the Tuesday.

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.

A reminder that all children should be wearing their school sunhat every day during playtime and lunchtime, this is to protect them from the sun. Children who do not wear the school sunhat will need to be play in an area out of the sun. Hats may be purchased from the school office for $10 each.

School Patrol Helpers - we are desperate for parental help on the following days.

Back gate - Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday.

The children are fully trained it is just a matter of supporting them from 8.30-9.00am.

Bicycle helmets - it has been noticed that some children are biking either without a helmet OR carrying it. Please have a word to your children regarding their safety when biking.

School Gates- we have had word from both the Police and HDC to make sure that cars do not park over the driveways. Please keep our driveway clear to allow for easy access. They often check on this.


Sports Result: Players of the Day


Raureka / Twyford played Bledisloe they won 159-23.

Players of the Day: Ashton with good batting and getting 23 runs and Spencer for bowling with 2 wickets.


Raureka White played Raureka Black and they drew 8-8 as they couldn't complete the game during the lunch hour. The players of the day was Marilyn with great fielding skills and Lachlan and Lakai for big hitting.

Photo: Marilyn, Ashton and Spencer.

Our Values

Our four values are :

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

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

Expected behaviour for this week: back to class on time.

Our value for Week 5 was ...


The following children received awards:

R1 Ronan Burkin, R2 Nalisha Bhirkha-Willan, R4 Rohan Polon, R5 Kobe David, R7 Lucas Thompson, R8 Jorjah Cruden, R11 Echol Worsley, R12 Harlow Smith, R14 Sari Helg,

R15 Tanvi Badham, R19 Ciana Sula-Sinclair, R20 Alicia Waiwiri, R21 Keira Brightwell,

ESOL Riginiah Taa.

Value Award Recipients

Back Row:

Lucas Thompson, Ronan Burkin, Kobe David, Ciana Sula-Sinclair, Riginah Taa, Nalisha Bhikha-Willan.

Front Row:

Jorjah Cruden, Sari Helg, Rohan Polon, Keira Brightwell, Echo Worsley, Harlow Smith.

RSS Easter Raffle

The Easter raffle is coming up. Tickets will be sent home with the tamariki this Friday. When you have sold the sheet please send it back to your child's classroom teacher along with the money. If you would like more sheets please see the class teacher. All sheets, sold or unsold, need to be returned to school on Monday 29th of March.

The raffle will be drawn in Assembly on Thursday 1st April.

This year the money raised will be going towards a new outdoor sound system.

Upcoming Events

  • School Photos- Wed. - March - 10
  • Carnival- Wed- March- 17 (School Closes 12:30 and everyone goes home- then Tabloids start at 5:00 with the Year 6 stalls at 6:00)
  • Yr 4-6 Zoo Trip - Wed./Thurs. - March - 24/25
  • Mitre 10 Tough Kids- Wed- March- 24
  • Easter- Good Friday - Friday - April - 2 (School Closed)
  • Easter Monday - Mon. - April 5 - (School Closed)
  • Easter Tuesday - Tues. - April 6 - (School Closed)
  • School Marae Trip - Thurs. - April - 9
  • Last Day Term 1 - Fri. - April - 16 (School Closes at 2:55)
  • First Day Term 2 - Mon. - May - 3 (School Opens at 8:55)

Let's have a peek inside Room 2...

Room 2 has been doing STEAM tasks to challenge our thinking and working with others. We have been seeing how to make a paper plane that fly the furthest, making the longest paper chains, the tallest paper tower and making the strongest structure to hold as many books.

Room 2 were fascinated with the floating mandarin science experiment! FULL STEAM AHEAD AND BEYOND!!

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?

o moved house?

o phone/cellphone numbers changed?

o living arrangements changed?

o emergency contacts changed?

o medical details?

Supervision for our patrollers.

We again would be grateful for any parent who could spare ½ hr BEFORE SCHOOL ONLY, to assist our patrollers. The children are fully trained; you just need to support/supervise with them as children arrive at school.

Please contact Chris at the office if you can help. If you helped last year and would like to continue, please still contact Chris J. You will need to be Police vetted for this.

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.

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