Raureka School Term 2 Week 3

Newsletter 18 May 2022


Kia ora koutou katoa, Talofa lava, Kia orana,

Welcome to week 3. We were able to welcome a couple of our new New Entrants in assembly on Friday, please see the photo below.

Our Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 children took part in the Rippa Rugby competition in Flaxmere last week, congratulations to you all for doing so well, please see photos below of some of the action. A huge thank you to Mr Filipo for organising the teams and for all of the parents who came and managed the team or provided transport. It was so fantastic to see the children do so well. I'm proud of you all. A huge thanks to Vikki for taking the photo's.

Pink Shirt Day Friday

It is pink shirt day - anti-bullying on Friday, if the children want to wear pink on Friday to celebrate this day, they can as some of our classes have had a big focus on how to be kind.

There is no charge for this.

Please remember that next week we have class photo's being taken on Tuesday. If you want to get a photo taken you will need to fill out the order form below before Tuesday.

School Class Photo's Tuesday 24th May: Cost $12:00

Here is the information and link below for families to order and complete their payment


Shayne will also send us some payment envelopes to school for parents who prefer to use these - if you use these envelopes you will need to pay when you order.


Kia ora
Thanks for stopping by
School photographs are being taken on Tuesday May 24th

  • Your $12 package includes one single portrait and a group photograph , both sized 18x13cm.
  • If you have more than one tamariki at school please complete one online form for each.
  • Additional packages can be ordered and digital files are also available .
  • Payment and your order needs to be received by Monday 23rd May 5pm
  • Sorry, no late orders or orders on photo day can be accepted by the photographer.

COVID is still Hanging around:

If your child is sick please keep them home so that others don't get sick, and let us know as we need to record details for the Ministry of Education. Please also see the other information about COVID below.

IMPORTANT - If your child is away from school -

Reminder that you need to let the school know if your child is going to be away. Because of the current covid situation, it is essential that you let us know the reason they are away - eg coughing, headache, tummy bug etc.

You can phone either 06 8789766 or 027 557 0085 and leave a message.

Thank you for this, it is so helpful and we want to ensure your child is okay.


Welcome to our new New Entrants

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$10 Portrait Fundraiser

The RSS are running the portrait fundraiser again this term. The booking sheets will be coming home today with your child. You can either send this back to the school office with your $10 or contact Nic.
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Hi Room 12 - what have you got to share with us this week?

Rooms 12 and 13 are loving being in the classroom.

We have been very busy doing lots of mahi and Te Kakano o Maui (Playful learning). Here is a little snapshot of what we have been up to.

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Values Certificate Winners

Our four values are :

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

This week we are focusing on - Responsibility/Haepapa, - which means: look after yourself and those around you by being a committed, contributing member of society.

The expected behaviour during this week is: play safely.

The following children received awards at our last assembly:

R1Cooper Horua, R2 Yahya Gul, R3 Indi Craven, R4 Chazaria Ferrall-Heather, R5 Aaysia Tito, R7 Georgia Scannell, R8 Bella Kerr, R11Lily Bartlett, R12 Vivaan Kumar, R13 Marcus Isaac,

R14 Quizaysha-Jade Hume, R15 Ethan Clarke, R19 Olivia McConnell, R20 Grace Horne,

R21 Leo Craven.


Back Row:

Cooper Horua, Aaysia Tito, Chazaria Ferrall-Heather, Georgia Scannell, Olivia O'Connell, Lily Bartlett.

Middle Row:

Quizaysha-Jade Hume, Yahya Gul, Bella Kerr, Indi Craven, Grace Horne.

Front Row:

Marcus Isaac, Leo Craven, Vivaan Kumar.

Senior Assembly Certificates

Room 1 Odin Johnson

Room 2 Riley Foster

Room 3 Hazel List

Room 4 Eden Figgess-Jury

Room 5 Ben Burkin

Room 11 Kason Mahia

Room 19 Cooper Corbett

Caught being good:

Rohan Polon

Rippa Rugby

Upcoming Events

  • Friday 20 May- Pink Shirt Day- Anti bullying- Children can wear Pink
  • Tuesday 24 May (Wednesday 25 if raining) School Class Photos
  • Monday 6 June Queens Birthday no school
  • Friday 10 June: Leaders Conference HN
  • Monday 20 June School Closed Teacher Only Day- no school for students
  • Wednesday 22 June: School Matariki Celebration
  • Friday 24 June School Closed for the new Matariki holiday- no school for students
  • Friday 1 July School Disco
  • Monday 4 Three Way Conferences- from 3:10- 6:30
  • Tuesday 5 July Three Way Conferences School closes at 12:30 conferences- 1:00-5:30
  • Friday 8 July End of Term 2
  • Monday 25 July Start of Term 3
  • Friday 30 September End of term 3
  • Monday 17 October Start of Term 4
  • Friday 21 October Hawke's Bay Anniversary Day
  • Monday 24 October Labour Day- no school for students
  • Monday 21 November Teacher Only Day - no school for students
  • Friday 16 December Last Day of Year

Covid Information


Covid19 -We are at Orange level Orange now. We are seeing that cases are declining due to high levels of vaccination and natural immunity after infection.

At Orange, face masks are no longer required at school. However public health advice is that masks continue to be strongly encouraged when indoors. Wearing a mask is a key health measure that slows the spread of COVID-19 in indoor settings. For that reason, we ask that visitors to the school, including parents and whānau, wear a mask whenever they are indoors on school grounds.

We also ask that your child (if they are Year 4+) continues to bring a mask to school every day. There may be times that we’ll ask them to wear a mask, too – for example, when we are having an assembly in the hall. If there are a high number of cases at school or in the community, we may ask that masks are worn in classrooms for a time.

We will continue to keep all the other health measures in place at school that we know slow the spread of COVID-19. These include ensuring our indoor spaces are well-ventilated, maintaining good hand hygiene and cough and sneeze etiquette, appropriate physical distancing whenever we can and, most importantly, staying home if we are sick.

Remember if your child is feeling sick please keep them home until they are well.

If your child does need to isolate either as being a household contact or for testing positive please let us know.

Symptoms of COVID-19:

  • A new or worsening cough
  • Sneezing and runny nose
  • A fever
  • Temporary loss of smell or altered sense of taste
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath

Less common symptoms include diarrhoea, headache, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, malaise, chest pain, abdominal pain, joint pain, or confusion/irritability.

We know how hard the impacts on COVID-19 have been for many families in New Zealand. If you know of a family in your community who is struggling, please encourage them to reach out for support for example to access food, medicine, or access financial support: Help is available – COVID-19 Health Hub.

If you have any concerns, please do get in touch. We are here to help.

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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?

  • moved house?
  • phone/cellphone numbers changed?
  • living arrangements changed?
  • emergency contacts changed?
  • medical details?

Medical Reminders

IMPORTANT: Children are NOT to carry any form of medication in their bags etc. All medication must be held in the office. Parents must complete a Medical Form to enable staff to administer medication.

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.

Volunteers needed for supervision of our school patrollers.

The children are well trained, it is just a matter of having an adult supervise from 8.30-9.00. Please contact Chris in the school office if your are able to help (even if you have helped in the past, please confirm).

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