Newsletter Week 10, Term 2
Huirangi Primary School, Friday 8th July, 2022
Kia Ora Koutou, Hello Everyone!
Another term down! It started off as a healthy one, but has sadly ended with many students and staff getting sick with the flu. For those of you still battling with coughs and colds, I wish you a speedy recovery over the holidays.
As we look forward, Term 3 has lots of fun events planned for our children included a Wig/Wacky Hair Day and the Colour Fun Run. More information about these events will be sent out early in the term.
We are wanting to get our roll numbers up a bit for 2023, and our ballot for Out of Zone students will open in September. If you know of anyone who has a child about to turn five, or a family moving close to our area, please encourage them to call or email the office to make an appointment to have a look around and grab an enrollment pack.
It has been a wonderful term! My highlight being the Puanga Celebration morning, and the lovely surprise the school made for me, writing and performing a song and presenting me with a gift and poem for Tumeke Tumuaki Week. I was totally overwhelmed! Thanks everyone!
Enjoy the two week break with your whānau, and I look forward to seeing you all in Term 3.
Ngā mihi nui,
Board of Trustees Elections
If you are interested in learning more about what being a Board Member involves, please click on this link: https://www.schoolboardelections.org.nz/assets/05fbf6dda2/Community-member-guide-to-the-role-of-the-board-of-trustees_Sept-2020-v2.pdf
On Thursday July 21st at 7pm NZSTA will also be hosting a Kōrari Question and Answers session. This will provide an opportunity for people ask questions directly from our regional advisors. This is a free event, anyone with an interest in the work of school boards can register online here.
More information about nominations will be out in our first newsletter next term. Board Meetings are open to the public, so if you would like to come along to see what a BOT meeting involves our next meeting is at 6pm on Thursday 11th August in Māhuri.
This year Huirangi School entered six teams in the competition and we must give a special mention and thanks to our super star coaches;
Huirangi Haze - Trish George and Hannah Johnson.
Huirangi Hammers - Mel Lane.
Huirangi Hightops - Nicola Jupp.
Huirangi Heat - Jo Alldridge.
Huirangi Hotshots - Louisa Clarke.
Huirangi Hoops - Kristy Hartley.
Please get all netball uniforms back to the school office in a clean and tidy condition :)
Year 5 and 6 Tough Kids
Person of Character
Blake Wissema - Kind to others; Katie Alldridge - Amazing presentation and being respectful and mindful of others; Hunter Elers - Awesome cleaning up; Ariana Morehu - Super manners on the mat; Ava Waiariki-Takarangi and Makani Topia - Working co-operatively with their buddies; Isaac Downer - being focussed on his work always x 2; Roxanne Ngatai-Amazing cleaning and sorting of the toys; Ziana Podevin-Great presentation and always willing to share ideas and make supportive comments; Aroha Morehu-Focussed and hardworking. Always gives 100%; Axl Hewson-Helping to clean up; Nataliya Comrie-Working and co-operating with her buddy; Sienna Caldwell-Being a great talk partner and being positive! Ella Tai-For the Otago Problem Challenge; Motu Timu-Great listening in assembly.
School Hoodie Orders!
Huirangi Home and School
- Tickets are circulating for our Winter Getaway. This is an amazing prize valued at $700. If you would like more tickets to sell over the holidays, please come and see Mrs. Hunt in the office.
- Thanks to everyone for supporting our fundraising lunch last Friday. It was a huge success! Massive thanks to the Home and School helpers for the hours they put into cooking all the kai!
- We are on the look for new members! Come along to the staffroom at 2pm on Wednesday 27th July, and see if being part of our Home and School is something you would consider. All welcome!
- Next terms major fundraiser will be the Colour Fun Run.
Can you help?
Please contact Miriam on 027 866 3269 .
Children arriving Late
Bertrand Road Bridge Turns 125!
You are invited to come and celebrate the Bertrand Road Bridges 125th Birthday.
Sunday 17th July at the bridge at 11:00am
Assemble on the west (NP) side of the bridge.
(If it is wet we will meet at the Huirangi Hall, Bayley Street, Huirangi)
The New Plymouth City Brass Band will perform while a parade of vintage cars cross
the bridge. There will be some brief speeches before we spread out to enjoy a picnic on the riverbank paddock.
A well-Illustrated booklet has been published detailing a lot of information about the bridge and will be available to purchase at $9.99.
There will be food available to purchase and tea and coffee will be available. Bring a
picnic rug or chairs to sit on. You are welcome to BYO food and drink if you wish.
There will be parking available on both sides of the bridge. This will be on private land so please respect the landowners generosity and treat their paddocks with care. Some of this parking may involve you in a short walk to the bridge.
Baking Required please.
Huirangi Home and School have the opportunity to do a fundraiser on Sunday the 17th July for the Bertrand Road Suspension Bridge 125th Birthday Celebration.
What we need is some sweet home baking delivered to Jo Alldridge, 139 Waitara Road, on Saturday 16th July by 4pm please.
Any questions please contact Jo on 021 402 538.
Monday 25th July - Start of Term 3
Wednesday 27th July-Home and School Meeting, 2pm in the staffroom
Wednesday 3rd August-Wig/Wacky Hair Wednesday (Raising money for the Child Cancer Foundation)
Friday 9th September-Cluster Cross Country
Thursday 29th September-3 Way Conferences (3-6pm)
Friday 30th September-3 Way Conferences/Teacher Only Day
11am -11.20am Morning tea interval
1.00pm - 1.40pm Lunch break
3.00pm End of Day