Newsletter Week 3 Term 2

Huirangi Primary School 17th May 2021

Kia Ora Koutou, Hello Everyone!

It has been a real pleasure to meet you all. I am still busy putting names to faces, but everyone has been so warm and welcoming. Thank you!

Over the weekend I went to Napier and ran the Hawkes Bay Half Marathon. It was such a beautiful sight running through the vineyards and orchards alongside 5000 other people during Autumn!

We are a busy school this week with Life Education taking place for all classes. This is a great opportunity for you to follow up at home with your children about their visits to the Life Ed classroom. Each class will have a different focus for the week:

He Puāwai and Room 1 will be learning about friendships, Room 2 are learning about being healthy and happy, Room 3 will find out about kindness and empathy and Room 4 will be learning how to use different and appropriate strategies when interacting with others.

Please note we have a Teacher Only Day on Friday 4th June. Please do not send your tamariki to school this day. The staff will be having a refresher course on using our school management systems and our new active boards that were installed last week.

Our school website is currently being upgraded. I hope to be able to share the 'swish' new version with you all later on this week. Keep an eye on the app!

Ngā mihi nui,

Natalie Looney


Person of Character

During the course of the school day children are awarded POC cards for many reasons - completing homework tasks or caught being good, being just two reasons. The child then places the card into their House box and at assembly cards are drawn out and the child receives a Duffy book as their reward. So, over the last few weeks the following children's names have been drawn:- Axl Hewson for having his clothing named, Harper Jupp for super tidying up, Tane Hall for making an awesome start to the day, Allie Pokere & Indie Cragg, both for fabulous homework, Izzan Bradley for great reading, Jordan Anglesey for being a great 'talk partner' and Person of Character, Isaac Downer for being a great 'talk partner', Maria Monroy Felix for super reading, Neko Kettle for working hard, Max Weston for helping others, Jamie Taylor for being very helpful and Rylan Marx for being a good friend, Maddeline Pearce for her hard work, Sophie George & Roxanne Ngatai for amazing reading, Jahvis Lilly, Tane Hall, Amali Ryan & Conner Alldridge for completing homework tasks and Max Weston for following instructions. Congratulations everyone!

Parent Meeting

Parents of children in He Puāwai and Rooms 1 & 2 are invited to a meeting about our new Literacy programme. This will be on Thursday 20th May at 2.30pm, in Room 1. More details will follow.

Huirangi School Reunion

Thank-you to the families who attended the inaugural meeting to set up a committee to organise the upcoming reunion. The date for the celebration will be set shortly and we will try to keep you updated via the newsletter with what the committee is planning and how to register for the event. Exciting times in our history!

Home & School News

Huge thanks to families who supported the 'Jucies' fundraiser. The next meeting is this Wednesday [see upcoming events] and the H&S group are trialing meetings at a slightly later time so that hopefully more parents can attend as many of you come early at pick-up time. So, pop up to the staffroom - even if it is only to say 'Hi - I can help every now and then!'

School Photos

It is always organised chaos on photo day! We wait now until PhotoLife Studios send out the 'shoot keys'. Once received these will be sent home to you and from there you can go online to order photos if you wish.

Sports - Basketball & Netball

This season we have six Netball teams of boys and girls ranging from Y1 to Y6 and two Basketball teams from Y5 & 6. The first games for both codes have been played and subs are now due. The Basketball sub is $10 per player and for Netball the subs for Huirangi Heat, High Tops, Haze and Hammers are $32 per player. The Huirangi Hoops and Hotshots are free this year courtesy of Netball NZ. Please either bring the correct cash to the school office or internet bank into the following account:- 153945 0210342 00 with your child's name and eg 'basketball'

Stationery Fees

A big thank-you to the families who have already paid their child/ren stationery fee of $30 per student. We always give you the first term to get these settled. Now we are into Term 2, we ask the remaining families to settle these fees as soon as possible please. If you are unsure please give the office a call or email to check if yours are paid or still owing. Like the sports subs, you can either bring the correct cash into the school office or internet pay the the account above -with your child's name and the word 'stationery' as the reference.

New Look Newsletter !

We trust you are enjoying our new look newsletter! It made sense to change to this format which is through SchoolApp and shortly our school website will be upgraded and updated to match. So far we have had very positive comments!

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 Events

  • Life Education Mobile Classroom - Tuesday 18th to Friday 21st
  • Home & School Meeting - Wednesday 19th May at 2.30pm
  • Mobile Library Bus - Thursday 20th May
  • Parent Meeting - Thursday 20th May, at 2.30pm [He Puawai, Rooms 1 & 2]
  • Board of Trustees Meeting - Thursday 20th May at 6.00pm
  • Mobile Library Bus - Thursday 3rd June
  • Teacher Only Day [school closed] - Friday 4th June
  • Queens Birthday [school closed] -Monday 7th June

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