Term 2 Week 2

13 May 2022


Kia ora e te whānau,

Thank you to all our families for the amazing start to term 2. It is heartening to see that despite the ongoing effects of a Pandemic our students and whānau are showing incredible resilience and tenacity. We do understand that many families are under stress at the moment, and would like to remind you that we are all human and are here to help. Please continue to talk to your tamariki and their teachers so that we can lend a hand if we need to.

We have been working hard at school to ensure that we keep everything as normal as possible. We have also looked at initiatives that we can bring in that will ensure a lighter load for whānau. I will explore some of these further in the newsletter.

It has been fantastic to see our students participating in team sports again. Last week our netballers played some tough games, but their determination shone through and we had nearly all our teams score a win. Well done teams!

Ngā mihi


Breakfast in Schools

One of the new initiatives that we will be starting this term is Breakfast in Schools. We know that most of our families are well placed for food, however, sometimes, especially with the sharp increases in petrol prices and the current high inflation rate, it becomes slightly more difficult to put kai on the table. We have partnered with Sanitarium and Fonterra to implement a programme called Breakfast in Schools. This means that we are able to provide Weetbix and Milk to those tamariki that want an extra top up in the mornings - or for that matter lunch if they so desire. We are still working through the logistics of this, but from Monday next week we will have the programme up and running.


Many thanks to all our whānau that attended our Pōwhiri for new students, staff and whānau last week. Our students really shone and everyone would have been proud of them. Our kaumātua was really impressed by their knowledge and beautiful singing.

New whānau

A very warm welcome to the following students who joined our whānau in the last 2 weeks.

Room 8 Esleen C.John Seth Cole Pesandu Ilangamge

Room 13 Koehler Anderson-Milne

Room 4 Thalia Madeja-Dieye Devine Prestoza

Room 3 Hayden Ward

Room 20 Jared Santos

Enrolment applications

A reminder to parents that we are now open for enrolment applications for 2023. If you have a child that is due to start school between now and December 2023 please complete your enrolment forms so that we are able to plan appropriately.

The deadline for Term 3 out of Zone applications is Monday 6th June 2022.

Please contact the office if you have any queries regarding enrolment - office@marlboroughprimary.school.nz

Assembly certificates

Congratulations to the following students for being awarded certificates at our assembly on Friday.

Room 1 Ariel Gronberg Arielle Sutton

Room 2 Litea Ngaluafe Liyana Abdullah

Room 3 Pippa Smith Dohyun Kim

Room 4 Shyla’Rose Hill Bini Na

Room 5 Kristy Patel Abhishek Kumar

Room 6 Jazmine Thowkeek Ashlyn Pearson

Room 7 Rachel Dong Sophia Lee

Room 8 Jack GIbson Scarlett Staples

Room 10 Kaiden Ruka Miel Azul

Room 11 Cyrus Sta Cruz Chloe Eltanal

Room 12 Gemma Zhang Mila Roukema

Room 13 Mackenna Hilton Dev Solanki

Room 14 Isla Gattsche Toa Sefilino

Room 15 Sione Ngaluafe XinXin Bai

Room 16 Ruby Liu Aiden Oh

Room 18 Penelope Gronberg Logan Smith

Room 19 Alice Webber Ezekiel Vallarta

Room 20 Dillon Cumming Nathan Mathis

Dates to remember

Term 2

Monday 2 May to Friday 8 July

Term 3 Out of Zone enrolments close Monday 6th June

Queens Birthday - Monday 6th June

Matariki - Friday 24th June

Teacher only Day - Kāhui Ako Conference - Monday 27th June

Term 3

Monday 25 July to Friday 30 September

Term 4 Out of Zone enrolments close - Monday 5th September

Term 4

Monday 17th October to Wednesday 14th December

Labour Day - Monday 24th October