Raureka School Term 4 Week 8

Newsletter 7 December 2022


Kia ora koutou katoa, Talofa lava, Kia orana,

We only have one more week of school left before we start the holidays. Enjoy this as we make the most of 2022.

Cultural Showcase:

On Thursday at 10:00 a.m. we are having our first Cultural Showcase where different groups are performing in front of the school. You are invited to come and see how well our children have been doing this year. The performance starts at 10:00 and is in the Hall.

We are very sad to say that Mrs V (Anna Vignolini) will leave us at the end of the year to work at St John's College. Mrs V has worked with us for 16 years and wish her all the best for her new job. We will miss her and congratulate her on her promotion.

Congratulations to all of year 6 Road patrollers, they have completed a very busy year managing and keeping children safe while crossing the roads. They were fortunate to have spent Monday at Splash Planet as a reward for all of their efforts.

They also won the Hastings Schools best patrollers for 2023. Well done.

The Year 5 patrollers have now started and they are very keen.

Sports uniforms: please remember to get these back to school before Tuesday. Any uniforms not returned will be have invoices sent to replace them.

Yesterday and today our Junior classes have been out at the library, Art gallery and Cornwall Park. I hope that that the trips were great. Thank you to all parents who helped out

Remember to keep Thursday 15th December free as we will having our end of year assembly at 1:00 p.m. Parents are invited to be part of it so please come along and share in our farewell to our Year 6's and celebrate our achievements this year.

Remember the Change to the Start of year day to 3rd February:

In order to ensure that we are open for the correct number of days next year, school will open on Friday 3rd February 2023, this will be the first day for the children and the school year will finish on Wednesday 20th December.

Stationery will be available to buy from school on 31st January and 1st February, we will send the stationery costs out with the reports on Friday 9 December.

New enrolments and uniform purchases can also be done on 31st January and 1st February next year.

Christmas Raffle:

Thank you to everyone who has been selling the raffle tickets - the raffle will be drawn on Friday 9th December.

Thank you to Iona College who have brought along some preloved books to give away. These books have been handed out to the children- unfortunately there wasn't enough for everyone. Thanks again Iona for thinking of us.


Please remind your child to wear their school sun hat at school as the sun is very strong at the time being.

While we do not provide sunscreen, because of skin allergies etc, we recommend that all children apply sunscreen before school in terms 1 and 4. If you wish you can provide sunscreen for your child for them to apply during the day.

IMPORTANT - If your child is away from school -

Reminder that you need to PHONE OR TEXT the school know if your child is going to be away. Because of the current covid situation, it is essential that you let us know the reason they are away - eg coughing, headache, tummy bug etc.

You can phone 06 8789766 or text 027 557 0085 and leave a message.

Thank you for this, it is so helpful and we want to ensure your child is okay.

Have a great week


Values Certificate Winners

Our four values are :

Respect/Whakaute, Responsibility/Haepapa, Resilience/Pakari, Relationships/Whanaungatanga.

This week we are focusing on - Responsibility/Haepapa, - which means: look after yourself and those around you by being a committed, contributing member of society.

The expected behaviour during this week is: make good choices.

The following children received awards at our last assembly:

R1 Savanna-Dolly Hammond, R2 Jules Messina, R3 Jerry Pakai-Hall-Moa, R4 Drake Black,

R5 Edie List, R7 Daemon Lincoln, R8 Declan Whanau, R11 Lily Bartlett, R12 Keiti Biritia,

R13 Levi Khumalo, R14 Harlow-Rose James, R15 Liam Davis, R19 Zain Hassan, R20 Emma King,

R21 Henry Bayley.

Photos from throughout the year

Senior Awards

R1 Odin Johnson

R2 Yahya Gul

R3 Dante Pakai-McCormack

R4 Jaeda-Lee Reiri

R5 Harlen Jensen

R11 Liam Anderson

R19 Mckenzie Edmonds

Caught being good:

Haygen Brown

Vist to ECE's

Last week a small group of children went to visit some of our ECE's and performed for them. Congratulations to you all for doing such a great job.

Congratulations Raureka Macca's

Raureka Macca's had a very successful volleyball season playing in the Year5/6 Competition at the Hastings Stadium. they were undefeated going into the final. They played Raureka Smith's in the semi-final winning by two points and then lost to Lucknow Bullets in the final.

A great season was had by all teams.

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Sport Results

Cricket -

Raureka/Twyford Stags v , Score: POD:

Raureka Halbert's v, Score: POD:

Raureka Davy's v , Score: POD:


Tui v Taikura, Score: 4-1 loss POD: whole team

Kowhai v TKKM, Score: Won by default POD:

Kereru v Frimley , Won by Default- played parents and Frimley Score: 2-1 POD: Nalisha

Volleyball -

Raureka Maccas v Raureka Smiths's, Score: 63-61 POD: whole team

Raureka Maccas v Lucknow Bullets, Score: 64-81.

Raureka Smiths v , Score: POD:

Raureka Smiths v , Score: POD:

Raureka Siennas v , Score: POD:

Raureka Siennas v , Score: POD:


Raureka Mavericks v , Score: POD:


Firecrackers v Te Mata Dawson, Score: POD:

Roadrunners v LN Steppers, Score: POD:

Assassins v St Mary's Totara, Score: POD:

Aces v LN Chargers, Score: POD:

Lightning v HNP Blues, Score: POD:

Upcoming Events

  • Thursday 8 December - Cultural Show
  • Monday 9 Monday - Reports out
  • Monday 12 December- Yr 6 Social
  • Thursday 15 December- Final Assembly - starts 1.00pm
  • Friday 16 December Last Day of Year - 12.30 school finishes for the year
  • Tuesday 31 January & Wednesday 1 February - Office open for uniform & stationery sales
  • Friday 3 February - beginning of Term 1 2023

Other Notices

School Uniform – this is compulsory. No exceptions.

All children are required to have the school royal blue polo-shirt, royal blue hat, and on colder days the royal blue polar fleece jersey. All of these are available at the school office.

The lower half of the uniform (short, longs, skorts, skirts) must be plain black and can be purchased in town No stripes, no flowers etc, can

be purchased in town.

· Do your child’s records need updating?

  • moved house?
  • phone/cellphone numbers changed?
  • living arrangements changed?
  • emergency contacts changed?
  • medical details?

Medical Reminders

IMPORTANT: Children are NOT to carry any form of medication in their bags etc (e.g. inhalers). All medication must be held in the office. Parents must complete a Medical Form to enable staff to administer medication.

We often have a few ‘bugs’ around the school.

· A common one is a nasty cough/flu type illness. Keep your children home if they have symptoms of this as it spreads easily.

· If your child has had vomiting or diarrhoea, they MUST stay home for 2 days after the last event. This illness definitely spreads quickly around the school.

· Headlice are always around so make sure that you check your child’s hair regularly (we suggest weekly) and treat the hair if necessary. We have treatments available from school for free. Just pop in and we can give you some.

· If your child is at all unwell, please keep them home so that they don’t pass bugs on to other children. Also if a child is feeling unwell they are not able to learn easily and are much better off at home snuggled up in bed.

Don’t forget to contact the school office to let us know when your child is unwell please.

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Hawkes Bay Youth Orchestra Community Concert for 2022

A Christmas Harmony

Date: December 10th

Concert time: 4:00 – 5.30pm

Venue: St Matthews (200 King Street South, Hastings)

Ticketing Info: Adult $10

Children $5

Pre-purchase tickets: email info@hbos.nz

Door sales: Cash only

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