Newsletter Week 5 Term 2

Tainui Full Primary School 2nd June 2022


Kia ora, Kia orana, Talofa, Bula, Greetings

What an amazing start to our term 2. The smooth transition in to Orange traffic lights level has meant we have some normality to school life. The remainder of the year is going to open a few more opportunities for us. The year 7 & 8 camp is booked, other teams in our school have outdoor education excursions coming up, winter sports has begun and the cultural festival is planned to go ahead. This brings a new lease of life and excitement in to our learning, as it feels like forever since we were able to even think of these type of events occurring.

Health and Safety preventative measures continue to be in place as we continue to navigate the Covid-19 virus. As you know the virus it is still in our community and so we continue to ask that you test and keep your tamariki home if they are positive or are unwell. You can let us know if you have a positive case in your household by filling out this survey below where the office will record the absence. Please once your child/ren are well or have completed their isolation, send them back to school. A barrier to a child's learning can be their absences. It is harder for a child to catch up and reconnect with their peers and this only puts them on the back burner. If your child is well enough during their isolation and are able to do school work, we have options for them to continue their learning - just ask their teacher.

Household contact form

Positive case form

I mentioned last term that a few years ago Raukawa worked with our school and gifted some amazing names to us that we could use for our learning spaces. These names associate with parts of a waka (canoe). We already use Te Tauihu, Te Rauawa and Te Taurapa. We now have used further names for some of our classrooms. Each name carries with it significant information and history.

We no longer have CC2, we have restructured and reinvigorated these flexible learning spaces and now have:
Aukaha - Mr Sanson, Mrs Downes & Ms Pohatu
Paewai - Mrs MacKinnon
Manaia - Mr Ngatipa
Taumanu - Ms Smythe
This team is known as Te Rauawa
Here is a link Waka Names showing how these names fit in. We will be renaming other spaces in our school soon as well. Watch this space.

Next week is Support Staff Week - we celebrate all our amazing support staff who add value to our school life every single day. Without these key people our school and our tamariki would definitely miss out.
Shirley Tuakana
Ange Ross
Diane John
Taoma Tamanu
Unuka Tamanu
Lisa Whaanga
Ema Trainor
Dywane George
Andrea Moore
Tralyse Sutton
Ayla Carter

Sandy Ah Siu

Please remember we don't always get things right and so if we have done something that needs to be looked at and rectified; let us know, we won't know unless you have told us and we are open to this. Come in and see us about any concern or issue. Our doors are open.

A reminder that we take enrolments at anytime from anywhere.
Stationary is free and no school fees required.
Pop in and see us.

💛 Ngā mihi Tainui Whānau. Stay Safe. Be Kind. Enjoy your long weekend.

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Our ambassadors headed to the National Young Leaders Day in Hamilton. They got to sit amongst hundreds of other young leaders from all round the Central North island and learn all about resilience. We listened to 5 guest speakers that all shared their life stories and mainly their stories of struggles. How they faced challenges, what they did to overcome those challenges and the many ways that by showing resilience, and never giving up when things get hard because amazing things can happen when you push through. It was a fantastic day out and the strident enjoyed the fun and games that were also part of the day.“Failure is inevitable but it’s how you get back up and try again that really matters” - Brooke Neal

Kaua e mate where, me mate ururoa”
Don't die like the octopus, die like the hammerhead shark.

When a octopus gets caught in a net it gives up and doesn't fight back, but when a hammerhead shark gets caught it will always fight to get out of the net.

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Pink Shirt Day is about working together to stop bullying by celebrating diversity and promoting kindness and inclusiveness. It’s about creating a community where all people feel safe, valued and respected, regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, religion or cultural background.

As a school we raised a total of $321.80 for this cause and all our tamariki looked amazing check out some of our photos below.

Samoan Language Week 2022

Talofa Lava.

How can you add to the sustainability of a language?

You can do this by learning a little bit of the language.

Here we have our Ambassadors, Patience and Vienna who are both of Samoan descent sharing with you a small portion of what you could learn.

Talofa Lava. How can you add... - Tainui Full Primary School| By Tainui Full Primary School
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Winter Sports Moments

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Tainui Stars year 3&4 against... - Tainui Full Primary School
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Award Recipients Term 2 2022

Here are some of our other amazing award recipients from this term. Well done everyone you guys ROCK!! Keep up the hard mahi.

Ka rawe!

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Te Taurapa Values... - Te Taurapa, Tainui Full Primary School| By Te Taurapa, Tainui Full Primary School
Paewai... - Paewai, Tainui Full Primary School - Mrs MacKinnon| By Paewai, Tainui Full Primary School - Mrs MacKinnon
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Ko te ahurei o te tamaiti aroha o tātou mahi, Let the uniqueness of the child guide our work.

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Nga Pēpī Manu- Transition To School 2022

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 Tuesday Thursday & Friday from 9am-1.00pm. The number of visits we recommend before starting school is six weeks. We look forward to meeting with you and working together to grow competent and confident children for our future.

Kia manuia

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After School Care 2022

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


Public Notice's

Upcoming Events

3rd June - Teachers only day (No School)

6th June - Queens Birthday (No School)

6th-10th June - Support Staff Week

24th June - Matariki (No School)

29th June -1st July - Te Taurapa Camp

8th July - End Of Term