Ngaere School Newsletter

Living and Learning With Respect

Wednesday 11 March 2018

Power Outage

Thank you to everyone for being so understanding with the events as they unfolded during yesterday's storm and Civil Defence warning. It is difficult to arrive at school around 8am to no power, no means of communication other than my own mobile phone with less than reliable Vodafone coverage! However, we got through with power restored around 10.30am (in time for morning smoko!). Tranzit took the Civil defence warning seriously and wanted all their buses off the road before the 3pm forecasted 'wind and rain' hit our area so buses were scheduled to pick our students up at 2pm. All in all, we did what we had to to get through the day and hopefully will not have to go through it all again any time soon!

Athletics @ Toko

What a great day at Toko on Monday! Once again, we were all very proud of our Ngaere students; for the way they participated, for the way they behaved and for the way they performed! Congratulations for all who gained places in their events. Top placings in each year group, from Ngaere - Jack, Haylee, London & Poppy. Our relay team of Finn, Poppy, Hoani, Jacob L, Kemp, Holly A, Ethan & Jack won the School Relay race. Awesome effort!


Well done to the 8 students who represented Ngaere School last week at the EPro 8 competitions at Stratford Primary School. Great team work was displayed by both groups. The Year 7 & 8 team of Jack, Zack, Luci & Charlotte were placed 9th while the Year 5 & 6 team of Holly A, Millie, Wyatt & Blake were placed 3rd. This means the Year 5 & 6 team will compete in the finals this Thursday at 9.30am at Stratford. Good luck!

Full School Assembly

This Friday 2.30pm, end of term assembly in the hall.

PTA Update

A reminder that the PTA AGM is tonight at 7pm in the staffroom. This will be followed by a 'normal' meeting. On the agenda will be upcoming fundraiser events and the change to our school uniform. Supper will be served. Please come along and show your support!.

Board of Trustees Update

At our last Board meeting, Brendan Haami announced his decision to stand down as Chairperson. Brendan has held this position for the last two years and, as a school we are greatly appreciative of the guidance and behind the scene support Brendan has given us. At this stage he will remain on the board. Karen Smylie has been co-opted on to the board and has agreed to take on the Chairperson role for the rest of the year.

End of Term

School finishes for the term at 3pm on Friday and will resume for all children on Monday 30 April. Have a safe and relaxing holiday break!