Rākau Nui Newsletter

Term 4, Week 8

06 December 2022

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Option 1 (visit to the park) on Thursday 8 December is full. If your child has not yet returned their permission slip, this still needs to be done so that we can take them on the visit to the gully. Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to help out. If you are still available and have not yet responded could you please let us know as soon as you can.

If your child is going to Pukehuia Park on Thursday and bringing a scooter please have them take it (and their helmet) straight to the hall when they arrive at school. We will be leaving school around 9:30am.

Wednesday 7 December - Scavenger Hunt and All Sports

Thursday 8 December - Big Day Out (park) or Wheels

Friday 9 December - Year 6 Day Our or Sports

Monday 12 December - Gully Walk

Tuesday 13 December - Water Games

  • Items that can be brought include water pistols, buckets, sponges but please NO water balloons. Please pack a named towel and a change of clothes.

Wednesday 14 December - 9.15am - End of Year Assembly

Thursday 15 December - Festive Activities

Friday 16 December - 1pm finish

Please note, all EOTC week activities are weather dependent.

Year 6 Graduation

Our Year 6 Graduation is today. Parents of the Year 6 students are invited to attend the graduation ceremony, arriving from 5.30pm ready for the 5.45pm start.

Movies Week 9

We are planning on showing a couple of movies in week 9. One of the films will be The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2015), which is a PG film. If you would prefer you child did not view this movie, please email Miss Grant directly before next Monday - sarah@paparangi.school.nz

Year 6 Digital Learning

To prevent Year 6s losing their digital work when they move to Intermediate, they should be able to log on to their Google Drive at home and download the folders with their learning in. Any learning in Seesaw can be downloaded as a PDF. This should be done before the end of the school year. If there are any problems with this, please let Jenni or Trelise know and they will try to help with that.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss anything with us, please remember that your first point of contact is your child’s home class teacher. Our email addresses are:







Hei konā mai

Jenni, Trelise, Sarah, Christine, Ali, Judy, Kath, Andi, Leah, Kuini, Haley, Min and Angela

Useful Dates - Please note that all dates are subject to COVID restrictions and events may be cancelled or postponed

Friday 09 December - Year 6 Day Out

Wednesday 14 December - Rākau Nui End of Year Assembly 9.15am

Thursday 15 December - Home and School Pizza Lunch

Friday 16 December - Term 4 ends 1.00pm