Raureka School Term 1 Week 8

Newsletter 24 March 2021


Kia ora koutou katoa, Talofa lava, Kia orana,

A huge thank you to everyone who came and participated in the Carnival last week. This years carnival was the best we have had for fundraising so far, and it looked like we had more people attend as well.

On the night $5680 was raised to go towards the camp. This is fantastic and I've only heard really positive comments from everyone who attended. Thanks to the students, parents and staff for organising such a succesful evening.

Congratulations to Kowhai for winning the inter house tabloid sports with Whero a close second.

Duffy books- next week all of our children will receive two books for themselves from Duffy Books. I'm really happy to see the first allocation come. These will be given out on Monday.

Zoo trip- today 30 of our children are heading off to the Wellington Zoo to spend the night and have a look at how the zoo runs and to also have a behind the scenes look at how the animals are looked after.

Tough Kids challenge- 80 of our seniors are also taking part in the Mitre 10 Tough kids challenge being held at Unison Park today. I know that our children are going to represent themselves and us really well.

Neighbours Day Coffee- On Monday we were fortunate to have had Bay Espresso with Shayne Jeffares and members of the Neighbours Day Aotearoa committee provide up to 100 free coffees to our community from 7:30 a.m., it was good to see the happy faces of the people getting the free drinks. What a great success it was.

Swimming Pool: Reminder - we will close the pool this Friday 26th.

A further reminder that Easter this year is in term time and this means that school will be closed from Good Friday, 2 April and open again on Wednesday 7 April. All Schools are closed on the Tuesday.

Please remember that classes start at 8:55 a.m. each day and all children should be at school, unless they are sick, ready to start then. When the children arrive on time they do not miss out on valuable learning time and they feel as though they haven't missed anything. Keep in mind too that when children arrive late it can be hard on their classmates as after an interruption - some children struggle to refocus on the lesson.


These nasty little creatures are around at the moment. Please check your child's hair weekly at least and treat your child if they have any lice.

We do have free treatment lotion at school if you would like some.

We have had a number of children leave the grounds before school to go to the shop and buy food, please remember that once your child is at school they need to stay in the grounds.


Upcoming Property work

Over the years we have had water pooling near the back of the hall and close to Room 5 as well as the seats at the back of the hall have needed to be repaired.

We are now able to fix these areas, after gaining Ministry of Education approval.

The old seats will be removed as well as the tree stumps and the area will be tidied up with new seating, hopefully some shade sails and a new sump installed to stop the water pooling.

We are looking at options now and we're hoping that this is all done before the end of the year.

Some Carnival Highlights

Welcome to Raureka

Last week we welcomed Zach, Scarlett- Rose and Quinn to Raureka School. We wish them all the best at our school.

Sports Result: Players of the Day


Raureka / Twyford played Mahora - they won 233-68.

Players of the Day: Thomas and Ashton.


Raureka Black had a Bye.

Raureka White played Hastings Christian School - they won 16-14

Player of the Day: Cooper Burns

Photo: Cooper, Thomas, Ashton

Our Values

Our four values are :

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

This week we are focusing on - Resilience/Pakari - which means, having the strength, courage and resourcefulness to persevere when you face challenges.

Expected behaviour for this week: be a problem solver.

Our value for Week 7 was ...


The following children received awards:

R1 Kalylah David, R2 Shada Hone, R4 Ashton Scannell, R5 Cooper Burns, R7 Bryden Keegan, R8 Brooklyn Earl, R11 Zac Palmer, R12 Maleiya Loughran, R13 Rhema Wainohu, R14 Emma King, R15 Grace Horne, R19 Kayess Gibson, R20 Declan Whanau, R21 Ewan Davis, ESOL Yahya Gul.

Value Award Recipients

Back Row:

Bryden Keegan, Brooklyn Earl, Cooper Burns, Ashton Scannell, Declan Whanau, Zac Palmer.

Front Row:

Ewan Davis, Yahya Gul, Grace Horne, Emma King, Maleiya Loughran, Kalylah David.

Senior Award Winners

R1 Lexii Cole

R2 Tokoai-ia Joe

R4 Naz Tuahine

R5 Sone Patisela-Mapesone

R11 Mitala Samuel

R19 Lacodah Williams

Caught being good: Lucan Blackburn

Tabloid Sports - House Results

1st Kowhai

2nd Whero

3rd Kakariki

4th Kahurangi

RSS Easter Raffle

When you have sold your sheet/s, please send it back to your child's classroom teacher along with the correct money. If you would like more sheets please see the class teacher. All sheets, sold or unsold, need to be returned to school on Monday 29th of March.

The raffle will be drawn in Assembly on Thursday 1st April.

This year the money raised will be going towards a new outdoor sound system.

Upcoming Events

  • Yr 4-6 Zoo Trip - Wed./Thurs. - March - 24/25
  • Mitre 10 Tough Kids- Wed- March- 24
  • Optimist Yachting Y6- Mon 29 March- Thursday 1 April
  • First Aid for Children- Wed- 31 March, Thursday 1 April, 14/15 April
  • Easter- Good Friday - Friday - April - 2 (School Closed)
  • Easter Monday - Mon. - April 5 - (School Closed)
  • Easter Tuesday - Tues. - April 6 - (School Closed)
  • School Marae Trip - Thurs. - April - 9
  • Last Day- Mufti Day- Gold Coin dontation
  • Last Day Term 1 - Fri. - April - 16 (School Closes at 2:55)
  • First Day Term 2 - Mon. - May - 3 (School Opens at 8:55)

Let's have a peek inside Room 20...

Room 20 is enjoying the final days of swimming. We had an amazing time learning some water valuable skills.

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?

o moved house?

o phone/cellphone numbers changed?

o living arrangements changed?

o emergency contacts changed?

o medical details?

Supervision for our patrollers.

We again would be grateful for any parent who could spare ½ hr BEFORE SCHOOL ONLY, to assist our patrollers. The children are fully trained; you just need to support/supervise with them as children arrive at school.

Please contact Chris at the office if you can help. If you helped last year and would like to continue, please still contact Chris J. You will need to be Police vetted for this.

Medical Reminders

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.

Community Notices

Hastings Hibernian Sports Club

Registrations are open for all children wanting to play soccer this season.

If you’re aged between 4 and 14 and wanting to try a new sport

Visit our Hastings Hibernian Sports Club facebook page

Or email Sarah at


all skill levels and players are welcome.

Nau mai haere mai

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