Newsletter Week 2 Term 4

Turua School 27th October 2022


I hear that Calf Club Day was another very successful event. A big thank you to Estelle, Carl and their team for all your efforts in making it a special day for our families. The results will follow next week.

This week we have had 2 staff members away with COVID and it appears we are experiencing a second wave. Please ensure you test your children if they are unwell. We still have RAT tests available at the office for our families.


What a day we had on Tuesday! A huge congratulations to all the competitors in the art, animal and DIY competitions. We are actually very privileged to be able to hold this event every year and it absolutely would not be possible without the help of the many volunteers who work behind the scenes to organise the sponsorship, confer with the judges, sort out and order the confusion that is ribbons and the program, make up raffles, cook the bbq, mow the field, and set up for the day.

The first huge thank you is to everyone that has helped out this year: Shelley, James, Mel, Rachael, CJ, Lissy, Ian, Oli, Anikha, Greg, Carl, Kylie, Amy, Hayden, Phillipa, Luke, Wayne, Veronica, Debbie, and Lyn. Your support is what made the day a success which ran smoothly. Also, a special mention to those who made cakes for the cake auction, this raised over $200 specifically for the school literacy program.

A second thank you to all the children and staff at school, running an amazing art competition that complements the animal competition, and working alongside us on the day. This year Mrs Belton and Mrs Way collated the judging and worked the points, ribbons, and trophies like pros. And the senior students did a great job on the day helping out the adults and ribbon running.

A third thank you to everyone that came on the day and supported us, bought raffle tickets before the big day, bought their lunch from the bbq, bid on an auction, and just generally made it a wonderful community day.

A fourth and final thank you to all our sponsors. This year we were overwhelmed with generosity especially given the current financial pressures that are all too present. Please support these businesses listed on our Facebook page as they in turn support our school.



As notified last term, school will be closed for instruction on Friday 4th November and Monday 7th November.


Term One Wednesday 1st February - Thursday 6th April

Term Two Monday 24th April - Friday 30th June

Term Three Monday 17th July - Friday 22nd September

Term Four Monday 9th October - Friday 15th December

Garden to Table

Thank you to everyone that came and bought their seedlings from us at calf club. If you missed out never fear we have some left ready for you.
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Wednesday, Nov. 9th, 11am

Turua School

Our schoolwide Athletics Event will be held on Wednesday 9th November. More information will follow closer to the time.

Saints & Angels

St James Church is again running a


Monday 31st October 2022

from 4.30pm to 7.00pm

at St James Church, Corner Pollen and

Pahau Streets, Thames.

A cordial invitation is extended to all children who are invited to come

along in fancy dress to enjoy a time of fun including Games, Sausage

Sizzle($1) Bouncy castle, Face painting, Craft making, Fancy dress

parade and more followed by a light finger food snack/tea

Children are asked to please bring along your parents, grandparents,

caregiver to watch over you.

This evening for the children is FREE

The aim of the evening is to provide a safe and fun environment for children to

celebrate Halloween. We teach children NOT to take sweets/treats from strangers

yet Halloween encourages this behaviour.

Our intention is to have children enjoy a variety of activities and fun celebrating the

evening before All Saints Day

For more information contact

Lynne Wood ph (07)8687550

Outreach Committee Convenor

St James Church, Thames

Members and Leaders wanted for St John Youth

St John Youth is a fun youth group which will teach you new skills, open opportunities like

camps and competitions, meet new people and assist future pathways. Want to learn how to save a life? Hauraki Plains Division is looking for new members and leaders. We meet on a Tuesday night from 6 - 7.30 at the Centennial Centre on Haywards Road in Ngatea (although this may change to Thursday if it suits more people). Come along on any meeting night to our local division and get an idea of what we do and learn. Anyone who would be interested in either becoming a cadet (5-18 year old's) or becoming a leader (18+) feel free to contact Marie on 021 11 88 098.

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If you would like to ask any questions please get in touch and like our facebook page.


Can you please update the office with any new contact details. Email addresses included.