Newsletter Week 6 Term 2

Meeanee School 8th June, 2022


Unbelievably it is halfway through the term already. COVID-19 is not the number one reason why students are away at present. Influenza seems to be taking a grip upon families and we are seeing a similar numbers of students away per day as towards the end of Term 1. Unfortunately this means that some students attendance rates are not looking as good as usual and this has a knock on effect for their learning. It is extremely important that students are at school if they are not sick or have extenuating circumstances.

Fingers crossed we are through the worst of it and students can get some consistent learning over the rest of the year. Further in this newsletter you will find advice from the HBDHB.

We are holding a working bee this Sunday 12th June at 9am. This is to carry out some odd jobs so we can keep the school looking tidy. We are not in the fortunate situation to have a full time property supervisor so as much assistance as possible is required. If you can help out please email There is plenty of gardening, trimming, pruning etc... to be done. BYO tools! A couple of trailers would be great too!

Be Kind, Stay Safe,



This weeks PB4L focus is:


We will clean up, even if it is not our rubbish.

ASSEMBLY WINNERS - no assembly last week


Congratulations to one of our Year 8 students, Tuta, who has made it into the Tautoko Basketball Club's Under 14 development team.

This means he will be playing the Hoop Nations basketball tournament in Tauranga over labour weekend.

Health Advice from HBDHB

Advice if unwell: Test for COVID-19 using a RAT. If you test positive, upload your result to your My Covid Record and follow the Ministry of Health advice. If you have had a COVID-19 infection within the previous 90 days and are unwell again it is very unlikely this is a reinfection of COVID. Repeat COVID testing (RAT and PCR) within these 90 days is necessary only on medical advice.

Stay home if unwell as winter viruses are very infectious. Return to school when symptoms have resolved. Wearing masks, cough etiquette and hand hygiene are strongly encouraged. This helps to reduce the spread to other people. Drink plenty of fluid, take some paracetamol or ibuprofen as directed. Paracetamol and ibuprofen can help reduce pain, headache and fever. Warm lemon and honey drinks have been found to be as effective as cough syrups. On average, a cough after a viral infection lasts for 17 days.

Teacher Only Day

On Friday, our staff took part in Professional Development with Karen Lethbridge from Evaluation Associates. We spent the day looking into our Writing programme and the way we assess our writing. Staff spent time altogether and as smaller groups to talk about expectations and what we are doing in classrooms.

Staff also all had to write a 5 minute story with the provocation of hut building. Wow! I didn't realise what talented writers our staff are. They all had to share their writing to the group and we were all stunned.


The PTA has decided for the first time ever to do a Whittaker's chocolate fundraiser. We are hoping each family at school will take a box of 36 chocolate bars to sell. They are $2 and if everyone is on board we will make a good profit that the students will benefit from.

The flavours are Peanut slab, Creamy milk, Hokey Pokey crunch, Coconut slab and Almond Gold.

The PTA has already committed to $2440 towards robotics and updating Jump Jam. We will also be purchasing a new BBQ. Other things are on the agenda too.

Every box sold will earn a raffle ticket to win a $50 grocery voucher.

Thanks to everyone for helping the Meeanee School PTA to support the wonderful children at our school with 'extras!'

Book Club

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Parent Interviews 2022

Looks like we will be able to hold our Parent Interviews this year. On Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th June we will finish school at the earlier time of 1pm and start interviews at 1.30pm.

When you come for your interview the teacher will take you through your child's school report.

Closer to the time we will send out an interview time slip.

Working Bee

PUT THE DATE IN YOUR CALENDAR - Working Bee Sunday 12th June 9am.

We need to clean up our orchard area, put up soap dispensers, prune some shrubs, tidy up and plant gardens.........

Sunday Market

Taradale Sunday Market is happy to support local, and is open weekly. For more info contact or look on facebook.

Upcoming Events

  • Working Bee - Sunday 12th June
  • Matariki Public Holiday - Friday 24th June
  • Parent Interviews - Monday 27th June & Tuesday 28th June
  • Term 2 ends - Friday 8th July.