Newsletter Week 3 Term 4

Tainui Full Primary School 05 November 21


Kia ora, Kia orana, Talofa, Bula, Greetings

How time flies when you are having fun and with a little over 5 weeks of the school term left, every minute counts and so regular attendance of your child/ren is so important.

Even under these crazy & unusual times Tainui is striving forward and working hard to normalise school life as best we can. We do think of our Auckland and Waikato colleagues, whānau and students who are navigating online learning with an uncertain time of normality for them. Our thoughts are with them.

At this time of the year we would be looking forward to our major events such as Market Day, Prize Giving and Athletics, however, with Covid amongst us and our region being at alert level 2 unfortunately it does not allow us to provide such events like we would normally be doing. The challenge is continuing to provide rich opportunities and events, adapting it as another version along with making sure that the strict health requirements are still in place. In saying this; I have been extremely proud of our staff and students who continue to work hard and are designing some fantastic learning opportunities for our students to keep them engaged and motivated.

Details for any of the above events like prize giving will be shared soon, this will look a lot different for us all.

Enrolments are open for the rest of this year and for next year. To help whānau make a decision our Year 7 & 8 education classes are open on Wednesday 10 November at 5:00pm - we encourage you to come along and check it out. Please spread the word. Anyone keen to join our school tell them to come along.

Check out our Year 7 & 8's participating in their boxing class as part of their Talents programme. Every Friday Boxing classes with Mrs Morrison.

Some dates to keep in mind:

5:00pm Wednesday 10 November Open Evening for interest in enrolling in our Year 7 & 8 education for 2022

1:30pm Friday 12 November Year 7 & 8 Students teaching traditional Māori games at Strathmore School

Thursday 25 November Road Patrol Fun Day

6:30pm Tuesday 7 December BOT HuiThursday 9 December Year 8 Leavers Dinner

A friendly reminder, school is closed:

Monday 22 November Teachers Only Day

School Finishes:

12:30pm Wednesday 15 December

Ngā mihi Tainui Whānau. Stay Safe. Be Kind.

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A big THANK YOU toTeupoko Natua & Alfie Collier for coming in and teaching our tamariki Cook Island Dancing every Friday we appreciate you.

School Pōtae/Hat

School hats MUST be worn in Terms 4 & 1 these can be purchased from the school office for $8 Wearing a sun-protective hat is a simple and effective strategy for reducing ultraviolet radiation to the face, head and neck. If children could become accustomed to wearing a hat when outdoors at school it should increase the likelihood that they will routinely wear one for non-school outdoor activities as well.
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School lunches Menu Week 4 & 5

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Parent/Caregiver information

It is very important that we as a school have the correct information on file for your tamariki. If your number or address has changed or you are unsure if we have the correct details please call the office on 07 8869860 and have these updated.

Nga Pēpī Manu- Transition to school

Ngā Pēpī Manu-Transition to School

Kia ora, Kia Orana Talofa lava & greetings whānau,

Our Ngā Pēpī Manu programme supports your tamariki during their transition to primary school life. Every child adapts differently when finding a sense of belonging in new environments, all who are involved should make this a positive experience. We will work together to create a plan and timetable that will suit the needs of the child and family.

Our programme will run Monday to Thursday from 9am-1.30pm. The number of visits we recommend before starting school is six weeks. In the first three weeks visits will be two times a week and the last three weeks visits will be three times a week. If there is a need for more visits to support the transition, that can be arranged. We look forward to meeting with you and working together to grow competent and confident children for our future.

Kia manuia

After School Care 2021

Tainui’s After School Care programme runs from

3:00 - 5:30pm Monday - Friday (During term time)

$4.50 per hour for the first child then $3.50 per hour for each additional sibling.

If this is something you are interested in please pop into the office and see one of our lovely office ladies for more information.

-Arts and crafts -Movie days

-Outdoor sports -Fun & exciting

-Team building activities -Oscar registered

-Treat days


Holiday Programme Information

Upcoming Events

  • 10th November Te Taurapa (Yr 7 & 8) Parents evening for New enrollments 2022
  • 22nd November Teachers Only Day