Newsletter Term 3 Week 2

Patumahoe School 3rd of August 2022

Principal's Desk

Kia ora parents, caregivers, and extended whanau

Alongside our daily cross country training I have started taking a group extra keen students for an advanced run around Patumahoe, looking to build our endurance up McMiken Hill and the new subdivision. If you live locally, get your children to run the cross country loop afterschool or on the weekend and time themselves. If you don't live locally then find a decent 1.5- 2.5km loop and get your kids to run it and record their time. Get them to improve that time each run they do.

Parent interviews

School will close at 12.30pm next Thursday. We kindly ask that you please make arrangements for your child to be picked up at this time. Bus children will remain at school supervised until 2.25pm. Parent interviews are booked online and an information sheet on how to do this will be coming home with children today.

Teacher Only Day

Next Friday the 12th August is a Teacher Only Day. So no kids at school this day sorry. Staff will be doing professional development linked to the new Aotearoa NZ histories curriculum which launches in 2023. I believe we have a local 'amazing race' in store so you may see teachers out and about in Patumahoe.

The BOT and I met last week to discuss a few things. The senior playground was a hot topic, and we are very excited to almost have a date set for the beginning of the new build. It will involve removal of the existing structures, followed by an extensive drainage install. It is still a few months away, however, so we just have to make the most of it on the dry days at this point in time.

Best of luck to our rugby teams this Friday and best of luck to the parents on jersey washing duties.

Noho ora mai

Jade Tawhiti


Nominations close at noon today Wednesday 3rd August 2022.

At the stage of writing we have received 4 nominations for 3 positions on the board meaning a voting election will be held.

Voting papers will be issued by 10th August. Voting closes at 4pm on 7th September 2022.

Signed Margaret Stormont

Returning Officer


On Thursday 11th August from 1.00pm to 5.48pm we will be holding parent interviews in the hall. This is an opportunity for you to find out how your child is tracking in their learning.

Please go to the following website and enter in the code wck5v and follow the online instructions to set up an interview time with your child’s class teacher. If you do not have access to the internet please phone the office and we will book for you.

Please note that Rm14 will be separate interviews and parents will be notified by the teacher.

School will close at 12.30pm on this day. Please make arrangements for your child to be picked up at this time. Bus children will remain at school supervised until 2.25pm.


This week's assembly will be for hosted by Room 11 starting at 1.45pm. All welcome. No assembly next week due to teacher only day.


All book orders to be into the office by Thursday 04th August.


If your child is doing beans for calf club this year these will be given out this Friday 05th August. Happy planting.

Calf Club Sponsorship Appreciation Post

The calf club committee are extremely grateful and honoured to have the support of sponsors, especially in these post-lockdown recovery years.

All donations are welcomed, and to show our thanks, every sponsor will go into the drawer for a Sponsor Prize, drawn on the day of Calf Club.

The support of our local community and businesses are what make our calf club successful – thank you!

If you think you could sponsor or donate, please, reach out to or 021967143, or any of the other PTA members.

This weeks Sponsorship Shout out goes to:

Campbell Tyson Chartered Accountants

Harleh Laser Clinic


Navigation Homes

OohLaLa Studio

New World Waiuku

Tuppaware Nicole Hogan

Red Shed Palazzo

Counties Manukau Fitness

David’s Emporium

Searle Group

Pure Indulgence

Pak and Save Pukekohe

New to You Boutique

MeMe's Closet

Whittakers Chocolates

Patumahoe Hotel

Nicola Blackwell Photography

Gravity Trampoline Park

Upcoming Events

  • 5th August- Franklin Gym Sports & Franklin Tackle Rugby day @ Patumahoe
  • 5th August - Beans out for calf club
  • 09th August - Year 3/4 Netball
  • 10th August - Year 5/6 Netball
  • 10th August - Voting papers will be issued by now if a voting BOT election is to be held
  • 11th August- Parent Interviews and mid-year reports home
  • 12th August- Teacher Only Day Aotearoa NZ Histories Curriculum
  • 19th August - School Cross Country
  • 24th August Central Group Cross Country
  • 01st September - Zone Cross Country
  • 7th September - Voting closes if a Voting BOT election is held


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