Raureka School Term 2 Week 10

Newsletter 6 July 2022


Kia ora koutou katoa, Talofa lava, Kia orana,

Only a few days now until we get to the July Holiday break. Once again it has been a very different term with lot's of whanau, tamariki and staff affected by COVID-19, Flu and tummy bugs. This has meant that the classes have not always been running as usual. At times during the term we have had up to 100 tamariki/staff away at any one time.

Our staff have been working hard to do their best to provide exciting and challenging programmes to best meet the needs of the children. I am proud of everyone of them for the effort they have put in to try and keep the classes operating. A huge thanks as well to the relievers for their efforts as well.

Thank you all very much for the support this term as well.

I have heard that the Beach Party Disco was a huge success last Friday night and everyone had a great night. Thanks to the RSS and helpers and staff for being available to run the night. Around $1000 was raised for the purchase of the new bigger screen for the hall. I have ordered this now and it should arrive shortly.

We have had a busy term with the Mural work being completed, Matariki, Samoan Language week, Ripper Rugby, Duffy books, 3 way conferences and the winter sports for netball, basketball and barefoot 10's rugby.

Next term we have a busy timetable as well as we prepare for the Production being held at Toi Toi on Wednesday 28th September. We also have Cross Country, Barefoot 7's, The Year 6's visit the Intermediates as well as Digital Circus visiting us and Murray Gadd coming back to support our writing programmes.

We are really looking forward to another exciting term.

We have changed our transition to school process for our New Entrants so children can get used to school, know some of the children before they start, get used to classroom routines, know where the toilets are and start building a relationship with the class teacher.

We encourage all children to have three visits in the New Entrant classrooms before they start school. These are organised at the school office or with the New Entrant teachers.

More visits can be organised if needed.Normal visit days are Tuesdays 9am - 11am. If your child needs visits on other days, these can be arranged with our New Entrant teachers.

We want our New Entrants to have the best start possible, please help us ensure they get this.

BOB A JOB for Year 6 Camp.

Bob a Job is raising funds for their Term 4 Camp. The children have been bring money in over the last couple of weeks- they have now raised over $3000. This will definitely help pay for the camp.

The Board Triennial 2022 election date is Wednesday 7 September 2022.

We have these elections coming up soon. Next Term we will get nominations for the three vacant spaces on the Board. More information will be shared about the process soon. All parents will have the opportunity to vote for our new members.

Emergency Numbers for Sports Coaches:

Please remember to let your child's sports coach know your contact number- this is purely for any emergency contact.

IMPORTANT - If your child is away from school -

Reminder that you need to PHONE OR TEXT 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 06 8789766 or text 027 557 0085 and leave a message.

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


Hello Room 19 - what have you got to share with us this week?

Ruma te kau ma iwa have celebrated Matariki over the last few weeks in style. We have weaved kites, retold the Rona and the moon legend, had a Matariki breakfast, played Matariki bingo, made concertina books and had so much fun learning and celebrating together.
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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: use manners

The following children received awards at our last assembly:

R1 Naychan Chadwick, R2 Khaleesi Wood, R3 Kaylee Gibson, R4 Manaia Vella, R5 Edie List, R7 Kane Davies, R8 , R11 Emma Takiwa, R12 Waiatarangi Hoskins, R13 Moni Kapao,

R14 Iha Kiwara, R15 Manaia Horua, R19 Haygen Brown, R20 Tanvi Badhan, R21 Setema Kitiona-Numia.


Back Row:

Edie List, Emma Takiwa, Haygen Brown, Manaia Vella, Kaylee Gibson.

Front Row:

Khaleesi Wood, Naychan Chadwick, Moni Kapao, Kane Davies, Harlem Tapara-Halbert, Setema Kitiona-Numia, Waiatarangi Hoskins, Manaia Horua, Tanvi Badhan.

Senior Assembly Certificates

Room 1 Steve Kevika

Room 2 Benji Jamieson

Room 3 Bryden Keegan

Room 4 Kayess Gibson

Room 5 Jessie Gabrielle

Room 11 Meretaina Cruden

Room 19 Hannah Bayley

Caught being good:

Cooper Corbett

Players of the day


Raureka White v Ebbett Park, won 7-2; Player of the day - Jerry

Raureka Black v Ebbett Park, won 12-8; Player of the day - Jessie

Raureka Blue - bye


A v Peterhead, lost 5-25; Player of the day - Spencer

B v St Marys, lost. 15-55; Players of the day- Drefan, Bryden and Cooper

Rippa Rugby

Raureka 1 v Raureka 3, lost 2-9; Player of the day - Emma

Raureka 2 v Parkvale, Lost 7-9l Player of the day - Ciana

Raureka 3 v Player of the day - Sophia


Goings v Raureka Hunters - Hunters won.

Upcoming Events

  • Friday 8 July End of Term 2 - Mufti Day ... gold coin donation
  • Monday 25 July Start of Term 3
  • Thursday 4 August- Hastings Int visit Raureka
  • Monday 15 August- Year 6's visit Hastings Int- all day
  • Tuesday 30 August- Year 6's visit Heretaunga Int- all day
  • Thursday 1 September- Barefoot 7's Rugby
  • Tuesday 13 September- School Cross Country
  • Wednesday 21 September- Inters-chool Cross Country Yr 4-6
  • Tuesday 27 September- Production- Dress Rehearsal
  • Wednesday 28 September- Production - at Toi Toi
  • 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

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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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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