Newsletter Term 4 Week 6
Pekapekarau Primary School - 26th November
Tēnā koutou katoa
The wild weather has certainly brought about some disruption and chaos for everyone over the last couple of weeks. Unfortunately this impacted our Athletics, both our school event and the Inter-schools, but at least we were able to get the bulk of this completed. The Inter-School event did not have a postponement date set as this did not suit all of the schools involved so if this changes, we will let you know. We are lucky to be able to host some sports events and activities to keep our tamariki active during wet lunchtimes, but this is certainly a challenge to be needing hats and sunscreen as well as an umbrella or jacket all in the same day!
We are experiencing lots of illness in a couple of classrooms in particular, as well as a number of covid cases. If anyone in your whānau has symptoms, please test them as we are trying to avoid the spread of this especially in the last few weeks of school. One of our neighbouring schools has had to close for on-site learning this week because of a large outbreak, so let's work together to try and prevent this for our kura. If you need any tests, we can help with this. Just reach out to one of our team in the office and they will help you arrange this.
We have a couple of busy weeks ahead, we are looking forward to everyone going on different trips, our Year 6 graduation at their overnight camp, and celebrating successes with our final prizegiving. I hope you are keeping on top of everything happening and all the notices! It is a crazy busy time for everyone, so remember to take care and be kind to yourselves.
Tania and Pekapekarau Team
Save the Date
Potato in the Bucket Day
Monday 5th December
Narrows Park Trip - Rooms 1, 2, and 3
Wednesday 7th December
Year 6 Graduation - Narrows Park
Year 6 only - see information on personal invite
Butterfly Creek and Rocket Ropes Trip - Room 11 and 12
Friday 9th December
Final Assembly for 2022
Tuesday 13th December 9.30am - 10.30am
Reports Go Home
Tuesday 13th December
Last Day of Term 4
Wednesday 14th December 12pm finish
Sharing from Room 12
Drama at Pekapekarau
Wearing a hat in Term 1 and 4 is compulsory. Well done to those tauira that are remembering to wear their hat out to play. It is important to ensure that these are named.
Congratulations to Seranayde Moananui Barbarich who placed 1st for 7 year olds in "Round The Bridges"
We love to celebrate the successes of our tauira outside of school. Be sure to let the teacher know or email email@example.com
We know that we have some amazing singers in our kura. This looks to be an exciting opportunity!
Rerenga kupu ō te rā & Wero ō te rā
This Week's Board Introduction
Kia ora koutou
Ko Kylie McKay tōku ingoa
I am the Staff Board Member.
As a teacher, Deputy Principal, Board Member and local community member, education is and has always been of high interest to me. My focus has been on making student achievement a priority of my role in education throughout the years.
I have previously been a Board Member as a parent representative at my children’s school.
I am looking forward to contributing in an additional way at Pekapekarau and we have a fantastic team of parent representatives to work alongside. I look forward to further community consultation in understanding what whanau want for their children at their kura.
The dental truck has been here for the past two weeks. They will be returning again at the beginning of next year. For any urgent enquiries please ring 0800TALKTEETH
With the end of term 4 fast approaching Waikato Rugby are putting on one last day of rugby for 2022. We are hosting our Mini 2 Mooloos Holiday Programme on Monday 19th December at Memorial Park in Cambridge.
We have online registration and payment set up via our website to hopefully make it as easy as possible to sign the kids up. Here is the link to our Mini 2 Mooloos page. https://www.mooloocommunityrugby.co.nz/community/minis-2-mooloos-holiday-programme-1
We are a small whanau business based in Te Awamutu! We offer a range of fun filled entertainment for children of all ages. Bouncy castles, candy floss, popcorn and much more.
We are running a December Weekday special for FREE DELIVERY within the Te Awamutu area and 20% off all Bouncy Castles.
We would love to bring some cheer and excitement to your children this holiday season :)
Please let us know if you have any questions.
You can find all our offerings on our website www.humblehappyhire.co.nz
Do you or someone you know have a child turning 5 before the end of 2022 or during Term 1 2023? Encourage them to contact us and come for a visit. We would love to meet them.
We have some spaces at other year levels as well. Share this with whānau that you know. We have information on our website.
Have you downloaded our School App?
See the link below