Newsletter Week 5 Term 1

Tainui Full Primary School 4th March 2022


Kia ora, Kia orana, Talofa, Bula, Greetings

💛 What a beginning to our 2022 school year.

It certainly has been an interesting and definitely a mix of unsettling times. What I do want to assure you is that we do our utmost to make sure our tamariki and staff are safe. We strive to follow our clear directives from the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health. Keeping all our communication transparent and regular. We thank you Tainui whānau for supporting us, having your kind words and acknowledgment really uplifts us.

Now that we are in Phase 3 there are a number of key messages for you to be aware of:

😷 Close Contacts no longer need to isolate.

😷 If there is someone in your household who is Covid positive every one who lives in your house needs to isolate for 10 days. test on day 3 and test again on day 10.

😷. Asymptomatic household contacts who return two negative tests will be able to leave isolation after 10 days, regardless of whether another member of their household tests positive.

😷. Support for people in self-isolation - If you are self-isolating at home, you can get help if you need essential supplies like food or medicine. If your symptoms worsen, call your doctor or Healthline for advice. They will tell you what you need to do next.

😷 Vulnerable people will have access to clinical care to help them self-isolate safely.

😷 Help if you are self isolating -

😷 Financial support -

We look forward to seeing your tamariki return to school if they are well enough to do so. With all this going on what I can say is that our teaching team are working tirelessly behind the scenes still making certain that learning is occurring.

We are thinking of ways that we can still keep in touch and maintain our school-whānau relationships with you.

Each week you will see via our facebook page and school app we sum up and celebrate our week with the amazing learning that is happening across our teams. Our tamariki continue to get a really robust learning programme and this will continue even as we work under the different phases of Covid.

We are now on instagram (tainufullprimary)and here you will see the celebration of our tamariki, key communication and some feel good stories about how student achievement is going. Go and add us on instagram whānau.

At Tainui we are always wanting to make sure we do the best for everyone here. We are not perfect and we do not always get things right so If you think we need to improve on something, please do not hesitate to let us know. We are open to feedback. Drop us a line on any of our social platforms.

To send an email to any of our staff you can access these via our school website see here -

💛 Ngā mihi Tainui Whānau. Stay Safe. Be Kind.

Whānau Survey

Kia Ora whānau, Here is a short survey for you to fill out to support the planning of our future gatherings and EOTC. It will be made available for one week, it will close on the 9th of March 8pm. Ngā mihi

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Please continue to be extremely vigilant with your masks and make certain our tamariki are wearing masks in and around school. A mask can make all the difference.

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Drop off & Pick Up Times

Due to Covid-19 & Omicron circling our community we are putting extra safety procedures in place to keep our children & ourselves safe starting with locking our school gates from 9.30am until the end of the day.

If you need to enter the school for any reason please ring the school office on 07 8869860.

School pick up times will now be staggered please take note of the changes below.

Pick up times:

2.50pm TT1, TT2, Rooms 5 & 6

2.55pm CC2, Rooms 7 & 8

3:00pm Te Taurapa (CC1)

Ngā mihi ki a koutou.

Celebration Awards Week 5 Term 1 2022

Well done to all our tamariki who received awards today you are all superstars keep up the great work and keep striving for excellence.

Tau Kē

Te Taurapa

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Te Rauawa

Te Tauihu

Room 6

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Our Wāhine Toa Leadership Team

Natalia King-Taylor - Deputy Principal

Tania Morrison - Principal

Rosie Garnett - Deputy Principal

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The Awesome Te Tauihu Team Year 0-3

Leader of Learning - Taiora Daniel-Malietoa

Leader of Learning - Amanda Bega

Teacher - Talia Henry

Teacher - Alexis Whetu

Teacher - Crispian Rakels

Teacher - Jacqui Hooper

Teacher - Rangi Lockington

Teacher - Chantelle Anderson

Release Teacher - Larissa Taylor

The Fantastic Te Rauawa Team Year 4-6

Dean Sanson - Leader of Learning

Charisse Downes - Leader of Learning

Jacque Smyth - Teacher

Maewa Pohatu - Release Teacher

Des Ngatipa - Teacher

Theresa MacKinnon - Teacher

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The Incredible Te Taurapa Team Year 7-8

Natalia King-Taylor - Leader of Learning

Jaemie Sheck - Teacher

Dwyane George - Learning Assistant

Briana Te Whare - Teacher

Mata Tuau - Teacher

Sonia Winikerei - Release Teacher

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Our Fabulous Learning Assistants

Dywane George, Lissa Norris, Ema Trainor, Ayla Carter, Ange Ross, Tralyse Sutton, Andrea Moore
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Our Lovely Office Staff

Shirley Tuakana - Administraion

Diane John - Principal's PA

Ange Ross - Admin support

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Our Hard Working Caretakers

Taoma Tamanu

Enuka Tamanu

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Our Super School Ambassadors

Our school would like to introduce you to our 2022 Ambassadors. These fine upstanding students will play a big part in leading our school in school wide and community events. They are all excited to be involved in organising and hosting events such as Heart Day, Daffodil Day, our schools Matariki and Art Evenings and Tuakana-Teina program to name a few. Our Ambassadors will promote what Tainui is all about through their active and positive participation in the school and community. These students are excellent role models of what a Tainui Full Primary Student is all about. Watch out for our Ambassadors and follow their journey as they lead our school through 2022.

Patira Mahanga, Lynal Ratu, Rhiannon Stevens, Vienna Paito, Patience Lyndon.

Absent: Stepharn Tekotia

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BiteLab Menu Term 1 2022

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

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

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Upcoming Events

9th March 2022 - Vaccinations Yr 7& 8 (not covid)