Newsletter Term 3 Week 7

Patumahoe School 7th of September 2022

Principal's Desk

Kia ora parents, caregivers, and extended whanau

I trust you all had a great weekend. My children did a good job paying their Father's Day respects on Sunday, which included a cooked breakfast, a few instant kiwi 'scratchies' and some new golf balls.

The Caretakers Cup rugby challenge took place last Friday. Pukekohe Hill School arrived with a large contingent of support. Proceedings got underway with the girl's game. We went down by a solitary try. Notable performances came from Sophie Wynne, a powerhouse on attack and Sienna Hender who was an imposing threat on defence. The boys game was a tight and very physical encounter. With scores tied, we managed to secure the game with a try in the dying seconds of the match. There were outstanding performances across the paddock. However, Cooper Mohan, Ryan Johnston, Ray Naran, and a promising debut from young Alex Brady stood out. A very special occasion and as my time here draws nearer to a close, I am delighted that the cup remains in our cabinet. Thank you for coming down and supporting.

2023 signals a new approach to school strategic planning. The Ministry of Education want school's to produce a 3 year strategic plan from the beginning of next year. This strategic plan supersedes what we currently call the 'charter'. I have spent time with the board and our incoming principal Mrs Grey preparing ourselves for this new change. In the coming weeks, we will be inviting your input into our strategic plan. With a particular focus on our 'vision' and 'mission' statements. You may already know that our current vision statement/ motto is 'Play the game with pride/ mahia nga mahi i te kaha rawa'. But do you think this is still relevant? Is this an accurate reflection of what we do and what we want to achieve at Patumahoe School? No answers needed just yet. But definitely things to ponder in the meantime. Expect to become involved early next term as we try to produce a meaningful strategic plan that not only captures who we are, but also captures our community (parents, teachers, and students) aspirations.

Calf Club preparations are in full swing. Our tamariki are working extremely hard on their art and writing for the Calf Club displays. We are, however, struggling to find display boards for our art works because the container housing them has gone MIA according to Powells Transport. So if anybody has any contacts or ideas for large display boards that can be erected temporarily in the hall, please contact the office. I heard through the grapevine that the PTA are organising a farewell for me in the form of a whipped cream pie throwing contest. It will be a great day.

Kia pai to ra

Jade Tawhiti



Results will be announced on 13th September 2022.


Margaret Stormont

Returning Officer


This week's assembly is being hosted by Rooms 7 and 12. Assembly starts at 1.45pm in the hall. Next week's assembly will be hosted by Rooms 10 & 14.

Upcoming Events

  • 7th September - Voting closes if a Voting BOT election is held
  • 15th September - PTA Grocery Raffle Mufti Day
  • 20th September - BOT Meeting - 5.30pm
  • 24th September - Calf Club Day (SCHOOL DAY)
  • 26th September - Year 5 & 6 Girls Basketball
  • 27th September - Year 5 & 6 Boys Basketball
  • 30th September - Last day Term 3 - 2.25pm finish
  • 17th October - First day Term 4


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