Tuesday 27 September 2022

Panui a te Tumuaki

Kia ora koutou,

Welcome to Week 10 already! Wow the time has flown by so fast.


Our Year 4-8 students do not have to wear masks in class and our 12 and 13 year olds are not required to wear masks on the school bus. However tamariki and kaiako can still wear masks if they choose to do so.


Monday 26th of September is the Queen's Memorial Day. All schools across New Zealand were closed yesterday to mark the passing of Queen Elizabeth the 2nd.


What an amazing experience for all whanau who were involved in this historic event. I know for me as it would be for many whanau, the Temple Open House was a time to meet new people, rekindle old friendships, volunteer our time for others and to bring our own families to visit the Temple.

A highlight for me was the opportunity to take our staff members through the Temple. We were very privileged to have Matua Tahi, Whaea Raharu, Matua Tahi and Whaea Jewel guide their colleagues during the Temple tour. We had the messages shared in Te Reo Maaori and Te Reo Pakeha. What a wonderful time it was to share who we are and what we believe with our staff whanau.


We had three of our Year 7&8 students represent our kura last Wednesday evening at the WFPSA Speech Finals. Te Manawa Turangi-Joseph (Yr 7 Boys), Mia Christensen (Yr 8 Girls) and Seddon Cassidy (Yr 8 Boys). These three tamariki won their sections at the Semi-Finals last week and shared their amazing speeches. A very big mihi to Mia who came 1st in the Year 8 Girls section and was the overall runner-up of the night. Congratulations e kotiro!

I want to acknowledge their whanau who helped these tamariki prepare for this event.


This event is for students Year 5 - Year 8 students who are in our cluster of schools. These kura are Ngahinapouri, Rukuhia, Pirongia, Ohaupo, Te Pahu, Pokuru, Korakanui and Paterangi. We wish these students and their whanau the very best of luck tonight.

Yr 5 Girls - Ahumai Turangi-Joseph

Yr 6 Girls - Teia Walmsley

Yr 7 Girls - Georgiana Walmsley

Yr 7 Boys - Te Manawa Turangi-Joseph

Yr 8 Girls - Mia Christensen

Yr 8 Boys - Seddon Cassidy


This event is a wonderful opportunity for us to celebrate the cultural diversity of our tamariki in our community. A newsletter was sent home on Friday. A copy of the newsletter has been attached.


We are in the midst of planning classes for next year and we are wanting to gauge an approximate number for our New Entrant Class and other year levels for 2023.

If you or someone you know has a child who is starting at Koromatua School or has moved into our area, would you please let Whaea Sue in the office know by emailing


These opened last Monday 19th of September and will close Wednesday 19th of October. Depending on the number of applications, there may need to be a ballot. If this is the case it will be done on Wednesday 26th of October.

How does the application process work?

1. First priority must be for special programmes. This is not applicable at this school because the school does not run special programmes.

2. Second priority must be given to any applicant who is the sibling of a current student of the school.

3. Third priority must be given to any student who is the sibling of a former student of the school.

4. Fourth priority must be given to any applicant who is a child of a former student of the school.

5. Fifth priority must be given to any applicant who is either a child of an employee of the board of the school or a child of a member of the board of the school.

6. Sixth priority is given to all other applicants.


Year 7 or 8 student can bring their cellphone to school to use in emergencies. However they must hand it in to the office before school starts (8:45am) and pick it up again after school (3:00pm). This replaces the procedure of students leaving their cellphones in their bags. If a student is observed with a phone, they will be asked to take it to the office. If possible, students should lock their phone before handing it to staff. Cellphones may not be taken on EOTC events.


We wish all our tamariki and their whaanau a very safe and happy holiday. To those tamariki competing in a sports competition or another event we wish you all the very best of luck and hope that you will play hard and have fun. Thank you for bringing your tamaiti to Koromatua school.

We look forward to seeing all our tamariki on Monday the 17th of October at 9:00am. We will be having a powhiri for all our new tamariki and their whaanau at 9:30am.

Nga mihi aroha,

Rosina Nin

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Kia ora whaanau,

Please sign up to KINDO whaanau. Payments are easy and our kura gets extra benefits.

New users can click on the link below to set up your family myKindo


myKindo app

myKindo app is also available for both android and iPhone.

Visit Google Play or the App Store to download the app today.

Kindo helpdesk

The Kindo helpdesk is available if you need a hand with anything relating to your myKindo account.

Our helpdesk team are available Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm.

Call on freephone 0508 4 KINDO (0508 454 636), or email

We also have an online support page for more information and FAQ’s too -


Kia ora koutou,

Our Teina and Tuakana camps are available to view and pay for through

the Kindo school shop. Click on the fees and donations icon to view these

items. Payments are due next Tuesday 27th of September.

Click the link below to log in to your myKindo account.

Camp Raglan - Year 7&8

Wednesday 26th October -Friday 28th October Camp Fee is $45

Camp Karakariki - Year 5&6

Wednesday 30th November - Friday 2nd December Camp Fee is $60


Tuu Pono Kapa Haka - Tainui Primary Schools Kapa Haka Regionals

Tuu Pono kapa haka roopu are performing at the Tainui Primary Schools Kapa Haka Regionals competition on Saturday the 12th of November.

Te Aroha Kapa Haka - Mangakotukutuku Cultural Festival

Last Friday Te Aroha kapa haka roopu performed to our kura. Wow! Ka mau te wehi tamariki ma! It was a great opportunity for Te Aroha to perform in front of their peers in preparation for the Mangakotukutuku Cultural Festival next Friday.


We have our final fundraiser for this term on Friday 30 September at the cultural festival day. There are 3 lunch packs tamariki and adults can choose from. A poster is attached.

Lunch packs at the Mangakotukutuku Cultural Festival - Friday 30th September


Week 10

Tuesday 27th September

Lower Waipa Speech Competition 6:30pm at Ohaupo school.

This event is for the Yr 5-8 students who came 1st in their year group at the school speech finals.

Wednesday 28th September

Guest speaker Brooke Neale an ex-Olympian is talking to Tuakana and Teina syndicates about the Olympics.

Thursday 29th September

Staff/Parents vs Student Council netball at 1pm

School Assembly 2:15pm - Final one for Term 3

Friday 30th September

Mangakootukutuku Cultural Unity Festival

Melville High School 9:00-2:30pm

Our very own Te Aroha kapa haka roopu are performing at this event. How exciting for our tamariki to perform and be part of the very first cultural festival that our community of schools have ever had. We are looking forward to celebrating our cultures, our tamariki and our community.

We are taking our whole school to this community event. . We will need parent/adult helpers to assist with supervising tamariki. A newsletter came out last Friday. However there is a newsletter attached.

Term 4

Week 1

Monday 17th October

School starts back.

Powhiri starts at 9:30am for all new tamariki and their whanau.

Whole School Production Practice.

Tuesday 18th October

Yr 7&8 Technology

Whole School Production Practice.

Wednesday 19th October

Dress Rehearsal 11:30am

Out of Zone enrolments close

Thursday 20th October

Matinee 11:30am

Evening Show 6:30pm

Friday 21st October

School Assembly 2:15pm

Evening Show 6:30pm

Week 2

Monday 24th October

Labour Day

Tuesday 25th October

Yr 7&8 Technology

Wednesday 26th - Friday 28th October

Yr 7&8 Camp at Raglan

Wednesday 26th October

Out of Zone Ballot (if needed)

Thursday 27th October

School Board Meeting 7pm

Week 3

Tuesday 1st November

Yr 7&8 Technology

Thursday 3rd November

New Entrant school visits

Friday 4th November

School Assembly 2:15pm

Week 4

Tuesday 8th November

Yr 7&8 Technology

Wednesday 9th November

Tuakana/Teina Athletics 9:30am - 2:30pm

Students 8yrs and older

Thursday 10th November

New Entrant school visits

Yr 8 HPV Immunisations

Friday 11th November

Tuakana/Teina Athletics - postponement day

Saturday 12th November

Tainui Kuratahi Kapa Haka Regionals - Tu Pono Kapa Haka

(Details for this event will be confirmed at a later date).

Week 5

Tuesday 15th November

Yr 7&8 Technology

Thursday 17th November

New Entrant school visits

Te Aroha and Tu Pono Kapa Haka Show 11:30am

Friday 18th November

School Assembly 2:15pm

Te Aroha and Tu Pono Kapa Haka Show 6:30pm

This is for whaanau of the tamariki in these roopu.

Week 6

Monday 21st November

Cohort Entry - New Entrant children

Tuesday 22nd November

Yr 7&8 Technology

Potiki athletics 1:30pm - 2:45pm

Students 5-7 years of age.

Thursday 24th November

Potiki athletics - postponement day.

School Board Meeting 7pm

Friday 25th November

Lower Waipa Athletics at Te Awamutu 8:30am-2:30pm

Students 8yrs of age and older, who gained 1st or 2nd placings at the Tuakana/Teina athletics will be selected to compete at this event.

Week 7

Monday 28th November

Staff Only Day - students do not attend kura on this day.

Tuesday 29th November

Yr 7&8 Technology

Lower Waipa Athletics - postponement day.

Wednesday 30th November - Friday 2nd December

Years 5&6 Camp at Karakariki

Thursday 1st December

New Entrant school visits

Friday 2nd December

WFPSA Athletics for Yrs 7&8 students. Held at Porritt Stadium.

(Waikato Full Primary Schools Association)

Week 8

Tuesday 6th December

Last day for Yr 7&8 technology

Wednesday 7th December


Thursday 8th December

New Entrant school visits

School Board Meeting 7pm

Week 9

Monday 12th December

Class Shared Lunches

Tuesday 13th December

Yr 4-6/Kapa Haka Prize Giving 1:00pm

Wednesday 14th December

Potiki Prize Giving 11:00am

Thursday 15th December

Final New Entrant school visits

Year 8 Dinner 6:30pm

Friday 16th December

Yr 7&8 Prize Giving 12pm

Reports go home

Last Day of school


Kia ora e te whanau,

This year is our school production and usually it is held in Term 3. However this school event will now be in Term 4 Week 1.

Dates for the performances will be:

Thursday 20th October - Matinee show 11:30am

Thursday 20th October - Evening show 6:30pm

Friday 21st October - Evening Show 6:30pm

The matinee will now be on Thursday 20th of October NOT Wednesday 19th of October.

All performances will be in our school hall. Ticket sales will be payable through MyKindo.

Tickets are $2 per person. Children 0-2 yrs are free.

Due to health and safety regulations we need safe numbers for each night show so whanau have been assigned a certain night to attend.


Thursday 20th October - Students whose surnames start with A - J

Friday 21st October - Students whose surnames start with K - W

I understand that the night assigned to whanau may not suit everyone, but it would help with keeping numbers at a safe ratio and the audience having a clear view of the performers. If you need to swap nights please email me at so if needs be, numbers can be adjusted.


This is a school event so it is expected that every child will participate in our school production. However if your child is unable to perform in a show due to being away you will need to email their kaiako. We have been informed that some whanau will be away at a Basketball Tournament on Friday. This is why you need to inform your child's kaiako as soon as possible. It is very important for their class performance.

Melville Year 7-13 College

Please see the attachment below regarding the Community Information Meeting being held tomorrow night Wednesday 28th of September 5:30pm at the Melville Rugby and Sports Club, Collins Road. It is for all school whanau.


Ko wai maatou? Who are we?

We are a full primary school from Years 1 - 8 with 6 mainstream (Auraki) classes and 4 Bilingual (Reorua) classes. There are currently 220 students on our school roll.

We have a team of 6 Kaimahi or Teacher Aides, a Learning Support Coordinator and a SENCO/ORS leader. We have 11 teaching staff, 1 caretaker, 1 Administration officer and 1 Finance officer.