Raureka School Term 4 Week 6

Newsletter 23 November 2022


Kia ora koutou katoa, Talofa lava, Kia orana,

Congratulations to our Ukulele group who went and joined in the festival at Havelock North on Friday night. I'm proud of your efforts and I know that you represented us well. A huge thanks to Mrs Corbett for all of the effort you put in to making this a success for our players.

Covid 19 seems to rearing its head again. We have had a number of children go down with Covid over the last couple of weeks. If you or your family members get Covid, please follow these steps;

You must self-isolate for 7 days while you recover. Day 0 is the day your symptoms started or when you tested positive, whichever came first. Your Household Contacts do not need to isolate although they should test daily for 5 days and should wear a mask. If they contract Covid then they need to isolate.

Let's keep everyone safe and stop Covid once again.

Our pool is getting closer to being repaired. Yesterday the liner arrived and was being installed, the contractors will now continue to finish off the plumbing and get everything running smoothly. Hopefully everything will be up and running smoothly in the next few weeks.

Congratulations to everyone for doing so well in our Athletic Sports last week.

The Senior Champions for 2022 are;

Haygen Senior Boy and Tori Senior Girl.

The Athletics House winner is Whero, with Kowhai 2nd, Kahurangi 3rd and Kakariki 4th, only 8 points separated 2nd-4th place.

Good luck to all of the Yr 4-6 children who will be taking part in the Inter-School Athletics today.

Please note that last week I let you know that Whaea Whitney will not be with us next year and she would be back in 2024, unfortunately she will be leaving us as she has been appointed as Deputy Principal at Mahora School as from the start of the year.

She will be sadly missed and we wish her all the best in her new job.

Remember the Change to the Start of year day to 3rd February:

In order to ensure that we are open for the correct number of days next year, school will open on Friday 3rd February 2023, this will be the first day for the children and the school year will finish on Wednesday 20th December.

Stationery will be available to buy from school on 31st January and 1st February, we will send the stationery costs out with the reports on Friday 9 December.

New enrolments can also be done on 31st January and 1st February next year.

New Children for Room's 12/13 for 2023

The dates for visits for our starting tamariki in 2023 are Thursday 24th November (wk 6) and Tuesday 29th November (wk 7) from 9.30 - 10.30am.

Please remember that if you have a child starting (with Dec/Jan birthdays) please let the office know so they can get enrolled and come to the visits.

Christmas Raffle:

Thank you to everyone who has been selling the raffle tickets- please remember to get these back to your child's class teacher as soon as possible.

This year there are 12 prizes. A huge thanks to everyone who has supported us by donating an item for the raffle.

Tickets are $1:00 each, proceeds are going towards shade sails by the hall. Raffle tickets need to be back at school by Monday 5th December, the raffle will be drawn on Friday 9th December.


Please remind your child to wear their school sun hat at school as the sun is very strong at the time being.

While we do not provide sunscreen, because of skin allergies etc, we recommend that all children apply sunscreen before school in terms 1 and 4. If you wish you can provide sunscreen for your child for them to apply during the day.

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.

Have a great week


Values Certificate Winners

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.

The expected behaviour during this week is: focus on others.

The following children received awards at our last assembly:

R1 Cooper Horua, R2 Kathrine Gibson, R3 Cedric Heath, R4 Tiare Whatarau-Hapuku, R5 ,

R7 Jayla Truman, R8 Cataleya Mahia, R11Harlyn Hema, R12 Waiatarangi Hoskins,

R13 Skylah-Rey Platt, R14 Harvey Anderton, R15 Livana Bryers-Sutcliffe, R19 Freddie Finbogason, R20 Millie Buckingham, R21 Maleiya Loughran.

Senior Awards

R1Skylah Singer

R2 Chloe Lean

R3 Meelah-Rose Hema

R4 Tyrin McMahon-Going

R5 Ashton Scannell

R11Tori Cahill

R19 Freddie Finnbogason

Caught being good:

Sophia Seilala

Sport Results

Cricket -

Raureka/Twyford Stags v Lucknow, Score: 142-66 POD: Spencer

Raureka Halbert's v Raureka Davy's - no game played

Raureka Davy's


Tui v HNP , Score: lost , POD: Teina

Kowhai v Taikura: Lost Score: 1-6 POD: Lucas

Kereru v won by default

Volleyball -

Raureka Maccas v HN Slammers, Score: 45-23 POD: whole team

Raureka Maccas v Lucknow Bullets, Score: 74-51 POD: Jaeda-Lee

Raureka Smiths v HNP, Score: 59-30 POD:Mitala

Raureka Smiths v Lucknow, Score: 89-49 POD:

Raureka Siennas v Peterhead, Score: 38-64 POD: Lily

Raureka Siennas v HNP, Score: 48 all.


Raureka Mavericks v Porritt, Score: 2-5 POD: Cooper


Firecrackers v Mahora, Score: 0-10 POD: Lochlan

Roadrunners v Puke Panthers, Score: Draw POD: Ashton

Assassins v Flamere Bears, Score: LBD

Aces v Te Mata, Score: 7-3 POD: Kathrine

Lightning v Sherenden, Score: 4-2 POD: Numia

Pool Liner

Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday 6 December- Junior School Trip
  • Thursday 8 December - Cultural Show
  • Monday 9 Monday - Reports out
  • Monday 12 December- Yr 6 Social
  • Thursday 15 December- Final Assembly - starts 1.00pm
  • Friday 16 December Last Day of Year - 12.30 school finishes for the year

  • Tuesday 31 January & Wednesday 1 February - Office open for uniform & stationery sales
  • Friday 3 February - beginning of Term 1 2023

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.

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Hawkes Bay Youth Orchestra Community Concert for 2022

A Christmas Harmony

Date: December 10th

Concert time: 4:00 – 5.30pm

Venue: St Matthews (200 King Street South, Hastings)

Ticketing Info: Adult $10

Children $5

Pre-purchase tickets: email info@hbos.nz

Door sales: Cash only

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