Newsletter Term 3 Week 10

Patumahoe School 29th of September 2021

Principal's Desk

Kia ora and greetings everybody

The end of term 3 is nearly here. Quite an achievement to get through the past month or so with your hauora positive and intact. Thank you for supporting and encouraging distance learning at home. I know that it is a juggling act but your efforts will have made a difference and helped our teachers cause when we hit the tarmac again in term 4. To the teachers and support staff who have contributed to the distance learning programmes, I take my hat off to you. Distance learning is a very unnatural concept in a profession where kanohi ki kanohi (face to face) relationships with our tamariki provide the crucial spark for a love of learning. Thank you for your enormous efforts to stimulate and facilitate learning throughout the lockdown.

I have outlined a comprehensive set of important dates for Term 4 so that families can map out the rest of the year until Christmas. Please have a good look and make note of the dates. They will be updated to the website and on schoolsapp too.

I miss the kids and my colleagues. I look forward to bright smiling faces streaming through the gates on the 18th of October, and some of the nonsense talk we occasionally have around the staffroom coffee machine. Little things we take for granted.

Take care and I hope you get to have a few outdoor adventures over the term break.

Nga mihi nui

Mr Tawhiti

Upcoming Events

  • 1st October- VIRTUAL ASSEMBLY 2.30pm - link will be sent out
  • 26th- 29th October - CALF CLUB WEEK
  • 5th November- PTA Xmas grocery raffle MUFTI DAY
  • 8th November- Y6 Pukekohe Intermediate transition visit 11am-12pm
  • 12 November- School Athletics Day
  • 1st December- Y6 Rainbows End trip/ JUNIOR ATHLETICS
  • 2nd December- Y6 Leavers Dinner 6-8pm
  • Production: 29 Nov Dress rehearsal, 30 Nov & 3 Dec Matinee day performances, 6 & 7 Dec Evening performances
  • 9-10th December- Year 6 City Camp
  • 14th December- PRIZEGIVING 1pm/ Reports home
  • 15th of December- School finishes at 12.30pm

  • 2nd of February- Kaiako Korero (1pm) Opportunity to meet and chat with teacher before school starts.
  • 3rd of February 2022- Term 1 starts

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1st October- VIRTUAL ASSEMBLY 2.30pm goes online but will be pre-recorded and can be accessed anytime for those who are out and about. Link will be sent to families next week.


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