Raureka School Term 4 Week 2

Newsletter 27 October 2021


Kia ora koutou katoa, Talofa lava, Kia orana,

I hope you had a great Labour Weekend break and have been able to have some quality time with your family.

The Year 6's headed off to camp yesterday and they are doing extremely well. They had a huge walk yesterday and made it to the top of table mountain. Today they have some great activities planned as well.

The rest of the senior team were cooking sausages yesterday and having other exciting activities today and for the rest of the week.

I am very impressed with the year 5's who have now started doing Road Patrol, they were trained last week by Constable Che and he was impressed with their ability.

The dental team had intended to be at Raureka school soon. However we can’t park in our spot due to the building work. Instead we will be just down the road at Ebbett Park School. You can contact us on 0272342193, and we can see any children you have dental concerns about. The van will still arrive in due course.

Sports Uniforms: Please return them as soon as possible. We still have a number of children who have some sports uniforms at home. We need these back. If they aren't returned a bill will be sent home asking for payment as the uniform will need to be replaced.

As we are in Term 4 all children need to wear a potae (hat). Hats can be bought from the office for $10:00.

  • Please remember that classes start at 8:55 a.m. each day and all children should be at school, unless they are sick, ready to start then.
  • Children are required to wear our correct Raureka School uniform - no exceptions. Royal blue polo-shirt $30, royal blue polar-fleece $40 are both available from the office. Shorts, skorts, skirts, longs must be plain black and can be purchased in town.
  • Please remember that in case of an emergency we need to have an up to date contact number for you and for your emergency contact person, also a current address - Please let the office know of any changes.


Our Values

Our four values are :

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

This week we are focusing on - Relationships/Whanaungatanga. - which means, interacting in a caring, respectful way to develop positive connections.

Expected behaviour for this week: leading others by helping.

The following children received awards at our last assembly:

R1 Zain Hassan, R2 Paka Reiri, R4 Hineata Te Kuru, R5 Olivia Ritchie, R7 Preea Tito,

R8 Steve Kevika, R11 Nair Cabrera-Carroll, R12 Adrianna Brightwell, R13 Layla Olsen,

R14 Ben-Jim Kupa, R15 Nicole Bergman-Montero, R19 Kayess Gibson, R20 Alicia Waiwiri,

R21 SophieTakiwa, ESOL Riginah Taa.

Our Award Winners

Back Row:

Riginah Taa, Nair Cabrera-Carroll, Hineata Te Kuru, Olivia Ritchie, Paka Reiri.

Middle Row:

Alicia Waiwiri, Kayess Gibson, Sophie Takiwa, Zain Hassan.

Front Row:

Layla Olsen, Preea Tito, Ben-Jim Kupa, Steve Kevika, Adrianna Brightwell, Nicole Bergman-Montero.

Hello Room 14 - what have you got to share with us this week?

We have been lucky to have Matua Duncan in the classroom with us and he has been teaching us about position and location. Here are some photos of us doing an obstacle course on the playground, going on a bear hunt, making mazes and having a puzzle morning - all using some great maths words about position.

Road patrol training with Constable Che


Upcoming Events

  • Tues. 26-29 October- Year 6 Camp at Guthrie Smith Outdoor Education Centre
  • Fri. 5 November - Senior Trip to HN/Redwoods
  • Mon. 8 Nov. - Wed. 11 Nov. - Digital Circus working with classes
  • Tues. 16 Nov. Athletic Sports
  • Mon 22 Nov Teacher Only Day- No School
  • Thu. 30 Nov. Junior Trip
  • Fri. 10 Dec Reports come home
  • Mon 13 Dec Year 6 Social
  • Tues. 14 Dec Final Assembly 1:00 p.m.
  • Last Day of 2021 - Wed. Dec. 15 (School closes at 12.30)

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

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. We need help on the following days - Front Gate: Wednesday, Friday, Back Gate: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday.

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