Newsletter Week 6 Term 1

Turua School 17th March 2022


Your support and understanding as we continue to navigate the way through Covid Protection Framework Red has been amazing and so appreciated. You have been so great arriving at school to collect any unwell children, and keeping us informed. Our strict protocols have meant the spread of Covid at school is minimal. Covid appears to be more commonly spread amongst whānau members at home and not at school. To date, we have still only had 4 cases confirmed amongst our students and 3 of these have now returned to school.. The MOE has acknowledged that more than 75% of schools are dealing with active Covid cases.

For those of you currently isolated, we wish you all the best and hope that your family members are not feeling too unwell with Covid. The health sector has developed some excellent resources for parents coping with children who have covid on the KidsHealth website. Please check out this link.


This is one of our students amazing poem, we just had to share it. Awesome work Keaton!
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School Holiday Programme

We will be running the school holiday programme from Tuesday 26th April - Friday 29th April. 8.30am - 4.30pm. Limited spaces are available. Please book via email to or Or call the office. Thanks

Pumpkin Festival

Today is the day! Going home with students today will be raffle tickets and information for everyone about the Giant Pumpkin Festival. This event is definitely a lot different this year but we still have all the awesome prizes. Our decorated pumpkin and gumboot, and colouring competitions are going ahead though. As well of course as our spectacular raffles. Check out some of these prizes and please support our very generous sponsors

Barker's of Geraldine boxes of delicious goodies, Tui Garden Products fertiliser and tools to get your garden growing, Whittaker's Chocolate Lovers chocolate goodness, Bulbs Direct mixed daffodils galore, Mad Millie kits to make your own great goodies, Edible Backyard all the information to help you get growing, The Plantery Shop a lovely indoor plant, Four Square Ngatea all the treats, Jimmy's Doors a generous donation towards costs The Waterworks Coromandel a day out for the family.

Garden To Table

What a week we had at Garden to Table. Te Wheke made a spectacular pizza with some lovely taewe potatoes donated by Anikha. On Wednesday we had a small problem with the power, Mangōpare managed to make some quiches although they skipped out on doing the dishes when the water was off too. Kaitaki was a different story we had no power at all but they do d manage to cut up our pumpkins ready for soup next week.

Out in the garden more seedlings we’re planted, and the leavers garden got a long overdue tidy up.

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School Values

At our Junior School Assembly we talked about one of our school values, Whanaungatanga, which refers to how we relate to each other and have a sense of connection through working together. These students have demonstrated Whanaungatanga in a variety of ways over the past week and have earned points for their Waka!

Our three school Wakas are Arawa, Takitimu and Tainui. We are going to be referring to our Wakas more often and giving students Waka points at each assembly, as this helps to grow their identity at school.

Ka pai to all our wonderful tamariki who are demonstrating our school values everyday!

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Stars of the Week

Our stars of the week from our Junior School assembly.
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Upcoming Events

  • Junior Tryathlon - Thursday 24th March
  • Senior Tryathlon - Friday 25th March
  • Pumpkin Weigh in - Saturday 26th March

Community Notices

Before School Care

Is there anyone around the Turua area that does before school care? Please let the office know. Thanks