Newsletter Week 10 Term 2

Huirangi Primary School, 9th July 2021

Kia Ora Koutou, Hello Everyone!

Firstly, a HUGE thank you for making the effort to come to our 3 way conferences on Monday and Tuesday!

Our School Values are very important to us and the partnership between home and school is at a really high level. This is essential is getting the best learning and well being out of our children. Thank you!

Please come and see us anytime if you have concerns or questions. The better we communicate, the better we will work together.

Finally, a huge thank you to our teachers. They work hard and care deeply about your children and their learning. We are very fortunate to have such an experienced and passionate team here at Huirangi School!

We have introduced special Principal's Awards for the end of each term. These will be awarded to those who demonstrate qualities that are linked to our values. Each term there will be a different School Value that is celebrated. This term we are awarding children who demonstrate accountability.

I wish you all a happy and safe two week break from school!

Ngā mihi nui,

Natalie Looney



A huge Huirangi Welcome to Jake Hine who started in He Puāwai in Week 7. We hope you enjoy your years at Huirangi School, Jake!

End of Term Principal's Award-Accountability

A huge congratulations to the following students for being awarded with this terms Principal's Awards:

He Puāwai-Bronson Andrews and Hunter Elers

Room 1- Roxanne Ngatai and Conner Alldridge

Room 2- Ava Ngatai and Max Barrett

Room 3- Aiden Young and Tito Uatiree

Room 4-Isaac Downer and Kane Alldridge

These students have shown Accountability by; taking responsibility in the choices they make within their relationships, their learning and their environment.

Person of Character

Week 9: Rawinia Andrews for encouraging silent cheers in assembly; Jamie Taylor for being respectful and giving hockey his best shot; Alivia Williams for excellent tidying up; Kaliyah-Jane Lilly for being a person of character during assembly; Mahae Topia for perseverance and Evie Wilson for amazing reading. Well done everyone!

Week 10: Alisha Kumar for concentrating on her work; Luca Webb-Podevin for looking after property and being respectful and coming onto the mat quickly [2 cards]; Nova Kemp for being respectful and quiet during assembly; Lewis Young for returning his sample book; Bella de Waard for picking up rubbish and Maria Monroy-Felix for returning her sample book. Congratulations everyone!

Home and School Term 2 Fundraising

Our wonderful Home & School group has has a very successful term with the Anderson Pies, the Quiz Night and Pizza lunches. Huge thanks to families and friends who have supported these fundraisers. Through your efforts a really good amount of money has been made. Full details of the exact amounts per event will be published after the next Home & School meeting.

Thanks to Farryn, Kelsey, Tara and Nic who have lead the fundraising efforts!

There are some exciting new fundraisers coming up in the latter part of the year too, so watch this space!

Music Lessons

Joe (our music teacher) has the following spaces available for tuition in Term 3:

  • 1 x Ukelele
  • 1x Guitar

If you are keen for your child to participate in these sessions on Thursday mornings at school, please contact him:

Kapa Haka

This is just a reminder that ALL friends and whānau of the school are invited to come along and join in on our Kapa Haka sessions. These happen every Friday afternoon from 2.20pm in Room 1.

Lockdown Procedure Reminder

In the event of a real lockdown, parents will be alerted via the SchoolApp. It will say:

"Huirangi School is in lockdown"

When you see this, please refrain from contacting school, or any teacher/teacher aide as this could lead to the distraction of their focus; which is caring for our students. Please do not drive up to the school, or attempt to enter the school.

We will alert you again as soon as the lockdown has been lifted.

Huirangi School Hoodie

There is only two days left to order a Huirangi Hoodie.

The unique design includes our school colours, logo and our turangawaewae - Kairau Marae and the Waitara River. The manaia in the middle of the artwork represents our School Values (Respect, Accountability, Family and Whānau and Thinkers), and also the wider community watching down on our school, keeping us safe. This artwork is uniquely ours.

When ordering your hoodie, you don't have to have a name printed on the back. That decision is completely yours. It does make on selling the hoodie once your child has outgrown it (if you wish to) easier. Adult sizes are also available. The adult sizes are a bit on the small size. If you are unsure, you can pop into Game Changer on Carrington Street in New Plymouth.

Please click on the link to order. Note: if you do an instore pick-up, delivery is free. Laybuy and Afterpay options are also available.

If there is demand for another order, I will look at launching another one in September.

Huirangi School & Community 150th Jubilee - Taranaki Anniversary weekend March 12th & 13th 2022.

Huirangi Stories: If you have any awesome, inspiring family stories that could be added to the Jubilee Book:

Peter Wilson


Registration: forms will be available in August however should you need any information about registration, please either phone Huirangi School, or make contact via the jubilee email address

Please pass on this jubilee information to anyone you know who has had children at the school, attended the school themselves or lived in the district.... we'd love everyone to be able to attend the celebrations.

Duffy Book Sponsor

Greg Jupp Electrical Ltd are our 2021 Duffy Books in Homes Sponsors. Thanks Greg & Nic for this generous sponsorship which allows us to keep providing wonderful books for our tamariki.

Upcoming Dates:

  • Monday 26 July-Term 3 Begins
  • Thursday 29th July-Library Bus
  • Friday 6th August-Year 5/6 Hockey Festival
  • Thursday 12th August - Huirangi Domain Board [Hall Committee] AGM, 7.00pm at the Hall

School Timetable

9.00am Start of the day

11am -11.20am Morning tea interval

1.00pm - 1.40pm Lunch break

3.00pm End of Day