Newsletter Week 9, Term 4
Huirangi Primary School, Monday 13th December 2021
Kia Ora Koutou, Hello Everyone!
Welcome to the last week of term! It is hard to believe how fast term 4 has gone. Today's newsletter is jam packed with reflections and notices, so please note dates and changes moving into the new year.
School finishes for our students on Wednesday 15th December at 3pm. As it will be the last time our Year 6 students will walk out of our gates as Huirangi students, we will be forming a Guard of Honour down the pathway to celebrate them as they leave. Parents of Year 6's are more than welcome to stand at the gateway (not onsite) for photo opportunities. Please wear a mask.
End of Year reports come home with your child this afternoon. These are a wonderful celebration of your child's learning journey this year.
Again, a sincere thank you from myself, the staff and our Board of Trustees for being such a wonderfully supportive community. This year has really proved challenging with all the COVID-19 restrictions in place. I must admit I am looking forward to a break from all the COVID updates for a few weeks! I really do hope that the 2022 school year runs in a smoother fashion for all schools across the country!
Enjoy a safe summer holiday with your fabulous tamariki. We look forward to seeing them all again when school starts on Tuesday 1st February 2022.
Ngā mihi nui,
Staffing Changes for 2022
Thank you for your service to our school community, Maurice! We will miss you and wish you all the best for the future.
In 2022 we welcome Mrs Adriana Thomas and Mrs Carly Douglas to our staff. Adriana will be teaching alternate weeks in Room 3 with Mrs Julie Walker. Carly will be our Learning Through Play Coach in the Junior School. We know that Adriana and Carly will both be a huge asset to our teaching team!
Taranaki Primary Schools Surfing Champs
It was a great day and our girls performed exceptionally well, with Philippa coming in 1st place in the Year 5 Girls section, and Rawina placing 3rd in the Year 6 Girls competition.
Kei te pai raua kotiro! We are very proud of you both!
Year 6 Day Out
We look forward to celebrating their time at Huirangi School on Tuesday evening with them, before their last day on Wednesday.
Thanks to Mrs Drinkwater for putting the day together for us. We all enjoyed competing in the events and playing games. We finished off with a house relay-Kiwi the winners for 2021!
2022 Year 5 and 6 Camp
A letter went home to all 2022 Year 5 and 6 students last week, outlining basic information for the camp. If you didn't receive information regarding this, please contact the office before Wednesday afternoon.
We will be holding a camp meeting for the parents who will be helping during camp, on Thursday 3rd February at 3.10pm. In the event we have too many parents offering their help, we will make a selection prior to this meeting.
Touch Subs & Thanks
Thank you to all our wonderful coach/managers! It hasn't been an easy season, but at least we have actually had a season !!
Waitara Foodbank Pataka Kai Food Drive 2021
Once again, sincere thanks for your support.
Swimming Pool Closed for the holidays
The BOT have chosen not to fill Adam's position on the Board until the September 2022 elections, as to do so would require a By-election. In the meantime Zara Ryan has been selected to fill the position left vacant after Sanne Duntjer-Tebbens resigned earlier in the year. Welcome Zara !
Person of Character Cards
Kadynce Anglesey [orange 10 point card!] - amazing cleaning
Allie Pokere [orange 10 point card] - being a helpful wahine
Autumn Featonby - helping
Rawinia Andrews - great speech
Hunter Narayan - being respectful
Axl Hewson, Izzan Bradley - super homework
Lennox Mabey - getting stuck into writing
Tyler Hendry - great cleaning up
Maddeline Pearce - working hard on the Cluster Quiz
Harper Jupp - great basic facts
Indi Ryan - finishing Level 1 ukelele
Maria Monroy Felix - great maths basic facts
Amali Ryan - super tidying up
Emma Lane -great maths
Billy Marx - beautiful mahi
Huirangi School & Community 150th Jubilee - Taranaki Anniversary weekend March 12th & 13th 2022.
Registrations are open! Please click on the link below to register.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfvuDvcTvvtFs2F7GTmSvcnvScpm-7uD4_zoBO6GZ4gLFruZQ/viewform?usp=sf_link 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!
If you, or someone you know, are not 'computer savvy' REGISTRATIONS can also be made by phoning school [weekday mornings] where your details will be recorded.
Huirangi Stories: If you have any awesome, inspiring family stories that could be added to the Jubilee Book:
Public Health Nurse
Monday 13th December-End of Year Reports sent home
Tuesday 14th December-Graduation Assembly (Year 6 students and their parents only)
Wednesday 15th December-Whole School Assembly (outdoors).Last day for students with school finishing at 3pm.
Tuesday 1st February 2022-Term One 2022 starts
11am -11.20am Morning tea interval
1.00pm - 1.40pm Lunch break
3.00pm End of Day