Raureka School Term 2 Week 10

Newsletter 7 July 2021


Kia ora koutou katoa, Talofa lava, Kia orana,

Here we are in the last week of Term 2, this term has just flown by.

It has been a very busy term with lots of exciting things happening. We were fortunate to have Keeping Ourselves Safe, Safe Cycling/ Scootering, Duffy Theatre, Duffy Book handed out, Leadership Conference, Matariki, Junior trip to Pakowhai, Disco and of course winter sports starting for netball, rugby and hockey.

I am so proud of the effort put in by the tamariki and our staff for developing an exciting learning programme for the children.

We are having a Powhiri tomorrow morning for new families to welcome them to Raureka. This will become an annual event.

On Friday we will have a mufti day - children please bring a gold coin proceeds to go towards the RSS.

I would also like to thank Whaea Jane for stepping into Room 1, when Mrs Henderson left us, and teaching the children this term. She has been absolutely fantastic and has worked really hard to provide an excellent learning programme for the children. Whaea Jane will be missed although she will be back relieving for us I'm sure.

Mr Zach Severinsen will be in Room 1 for next term as he joins our team.

We wish Mrs Hanson all the best as she is off for the next few weeks as she had an operation yesterday. She will be away for at least four weeks in Term 3. Mrs Williams will take over the running of the class in her absence.

Thank you to everyone who came and took part in our three way conferences on Monday and Tuesday. Conferences are a great opportunity to talk with the teacher and find out how your child is getting on and to find ways to help support your child.

Exciting times ahead!!!

Our school production Raureka, My Home - Ko Raureka taku kainga is planned for the 28th September (last week of the term 3).

This will include all children and will be held at Toi Toi - The Hawkes Bay Arts and Events Centre. The teachers are busy planning this exciting event for our children. If you are interested in helping with costumes, props or have a talent we don’t know about please contact Rose Doolan on 021751407.

Tickets will be sold for the event and they will be $10 each to cover the venue hire and use of sound equipment etc. Tickets will go on sale nearer the time

Next term we will also have Mr Murray Gadd back to work with staff and children to further enhance our teaching of writing. Murray will also run a parent evening on Thursday 19th August to show parents how they can help children with writing at home.

Thank you to everyone who ordered donuts through the RSS, they were delivered on Friday. They were superb. Thanks to the RSS for organising this.

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: stay within set boundaries.

Our value for Week 9 was ...


The following children received awards:

R1 Hunter MacGregor-Calder, R2 Amelia Chilton, R4 Payton Wihongi, R5 Sone Patisela-Mapesone, R7 Cedric Heath, R8 Xavier Sehjal, R11 Edie List, R12 , R13 J'Von Whaiapu-Smith,

R14 Meisha-Mary Chadwick, R15 Kole Davies, R19 Connor Lean, R20 Daemon Lincoln,

R21 Georgia Scannell. ESOL Nalisha Bhirkha-Willan.

Our Award Winners

Back Row:

Connor Lean, Payton Wihongi, Hunter MacGregor-Calder, Sone Patisela-Mapesone, Edie List.

Middle Row:

Georgia Scannell, Cedric Heath, Amelia Chilton, Xavier Sehjal, Nalisha Bhirkha-Willan, Daemon Lincoln.

Front Row:

J'Von Whaiapu-Smith, Meisha-Mary Chadwick, Hibba Gul, Kole Davies.

Sport Results


Raureka Kowhai played Taikura and won 8-0

Players of the day were Cody and Nair.

Raureka Tuis played Te Mata and drew 2-2

Player of the day was Amelia.


Raureka Force played Ebbett Park and won 10-8

Player of the day was Jessie.

Raureka Magics played Mayfair and won 7-1

Player of the day was Marilyn.


A Grade played Peterhead and lost 12-27.

Player of the day was Ashton.

B Grade did not play.

Hello Room 8 - what have you got to share with us this week?

Room 8 has been doing some art work to go with our pepeha. We have focused on our awa the Ngaruroro.

Room 21 item


Upcoming Events

  • Last Day Term 2 - Fri. - July 9 (School Closes at 2:55) Mufti Day - gold coin donation
  • 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- 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

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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Acreswild Riding School - Holiday Programme

  • all ponies and gear supplied
  • half or full day sessions available
  • 5 years upwards
  • loads of riding and horsing around!

Contact Janine - 0274546576

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