Raureka School Term 2 Week 6

Newsletter 8 June 2022


Kia ora koutou katoa, Talofa lava, Kia orana,

Welcome to week 6, another busy week was held last week and we have a lot of people who are not well with either flu, upset stomach or Covid-19. I hope you and your family are feeling well.

It was absolutely lovely to have a had an extra day in the weekend so we could enjoy time with our families.

Last week we had Mr Murray Gadd back again to work with our staff with ways to improve our writing programmes. His visit was a huge success and teachers are using his strategies to help improve writing throughout the school.

3 way conferences are coming up on Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th July in Week 10.

3 way conferences-are an opportunity to meet with the teacher and your child and talk about how your child is progressing and to discuss your child's next learning steps.

On Monday 4th we will close at the regular time with the first conference starting at 3:15 - and the last conference finishing at 6:30 p.m.

On Tuesday 5th July school will close early at 12:30 and the first conferences will start at 1:00 and finish 5:30.

I will send out booking information in next weeks newsletter.

Remember school will finish early on Tuesday 5th July so that conferences/ interviews can start at 1:00. All children will need to go home at 12:30- OSCAR will be available on the Tuesday for our early finish.

BOB A JOB Year 6 are fundraising for their camp.

Bob a Job has started, all year 6's are trying to raise funds for their Term 4 Camp. The children will 'contract' themselves to family and friends and complete jobs for an agreed amount. Funds will go towards paying for the Year 6 Camp in October.

Unfortunately we haven't been able to run our usual Carnival this year because of Covid-19

We hope you can all support us with this much needed fundraiser for our camp.

Teacher Only Day- No School Monday 20th June

Remember that school is closed on Monday 20th June as all staff will not be at school.

OSCAR will be available if you wish- remember to contact them to book in.

New Families Powhiri:

On Wednesday 22nd June, we will be welcoming new whanau and tamariki to Raureka School. This will start at 9:30 in the morning. Parents and whanau are welcome to attend. We do this once a year and welcome you to join us.


We will be having our Martariki celebration at school on Wednesday 22nd June, this year it will start at 2:00 p.m. We will start with some speeches, a junior and senior item followed by the kapa haka performing and classes showing their new murals.

We are excited about this and welcome any whanau to come along and be part of this celebration.

Mama's Donuts:

Our RSS are doing another Mamas Donuts fundraiser. This Thursday and Friday, orders are able to be placed outside the hall from 8:15.

Order forms were sent home last week. If you want to order some please follow the instructions and place your orders so you don't miss out. Thank you to the RSS for this, the funds raised will be going towards buying a new larger TV for the Hall. Having a larger TV will make it easier for everyone to see.

Emergency Numbers for Sports Coaches:

Please remember to let your child's sports coach know your contact number- this is purely for any emergency contact.

I have a message from the DHB that they wish us to share with you- see below

Kia ora koutou

Community: Advice from the DHB:

Make sure your whānau is up to date with immunisations. With the borders opening, we are expecting a big increase in influenza numbers. There is also a risk that measles, whooping cough or other vaccine preventable illness outbreaks will occur over the next few months. Babies are at greatest risk from these diseases but making sure the whole whānau is up to date will help protect them.

Advice if unwell: Test for COVID-19 using a RAT. If you test positive, upload your result to your My Covid Record and follow the Ministry of Health advice.

If you have had a COVID-19 infection within the previous 90 days and are unwell again it is very unlikely this is a reinfection of COVID. Repeat COVID testing (RAT and PCR) within these 90 days is necessary only on medical advice.

Stay home if unwell as winter viruses are very infectious. Return to school/ kura/ early learning centre, te kohanga reo when symptoms have resolved.

Wearing masks, cough etiquette and hand hygiene are strongly encouraged. This helps to reduce the spread to other people.

Drink plenty of fluid Take some paracetamol or ibuprofen as directed.

Paracetamol and ibuprofen can help reduce pain, headache and fever. Cold and flu medicines Warm lemon and honey drinks have been found to be as effective as cough syrups.

On average, a cough after a viral infection lasts for 17 days.

When to see a GP If you have worsening symptoms, difficulty breathing, have pain in your chest, are feeling dehydrated despite drinking plenty of fluid, are coughing up blood, or have had fevers for more than five days or call Healthline on 0800 611 116.

COVID is still Hanging around:

If your child is sick please keep them home so that others don't get sick, and let us know as we need to record details for the Ministry of Education. Please also see the other information about COVID below.

IMPORTANT - If your child is away from school -

Reminder that you need to let the school know if your child is going to be away. Because of the current covid situation, it is essential that you let us know the reason they are away - eg coughing, headache, tummy bug etc.

You can phone 06 8789766 or text 027 557 0085 and leave a message.

Thank you for this, it is so helpful and we want to ensure your child is okay.


A huge thank to our newsletter sponsors they help provide us with support for our school. If you can please use them for any purchases you may need.


Parenting Course for those interested

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$10 Portrait Fundraiser

The RSS are running the portrait fundraiser again this term. The booking sheets will be coming home today with your child. You can either send this back to the school office with your $10 or contact Nic.
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Hi Room 21

Room 21 are sharing with us this week. let's have a look and see what they have been up to.
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Last week activities

Values Certificate Winners

Our four values are :

Respect/Whakaute, Responsibility/Haepapa, Resilience/Pakari, Relationships/Whanaungatanga.

This week we are focusing on - Relationships/Whanaungatanga. - which means: interacting in a caring, respectful way to develop positive connections.

The expected behaviour during this week is: show good sportsmanship.

The following children received awards at our last assembly:

R1 Flynn Tabernacle, R2 Meila Stichbury-Yates, R3 Haydez Ngauhuka-Dunn, R4 Jurnee Tihema-Mako, R5 Echo Worsley, R7 Kaylee Owen-Smith, R8 Brase Grant, R11 Lucas Isaac,

R12 , R13 Zakiah Heal, R14 Baylee Williams-Michaelsen, R15 Lukah Monaghan,

R19 Hunter Boddy, R20 , R21 Nicole Bergman Montero.


Back Row:

Flynn Tabernacle, Lucas Isaac, Jurnee Tihema-Mako, Haydez Ngahuka-Dunn, Hunter Boddy.

Middle Row:

Brase Grant, Kaylee Owen-Smith, Meila Stitchbury-Yates, Echo Worsley.

Front Row:

Baylee Williams-Michaelsen, Lukah Monaghan, Zakiah Heal, Nicole Bergman Montero, Sarsha Edmonds.

Senior Assembly Certificates

Room 1 Isabella Crichton

Room 2 Ewan Davis

Room 3 Meelah-Rose Hema

Room 4 Kayess Gibson

Room 5 Nair Cabrera-Carroll

Room 11 Mitala Samuel

Room 19 Lacey Chilton

Caught being good:

Hunter MacGregor-Calder

Players of the day


Raureka White bye

Raureka Black no game due to weather

Raureka Blue v St Josephs won 13-10: Player of the day Georgia


Goings v Te Mata Won 58-2: Players of the day = Ashton

Hunters v Lucknow Won 20-10; Player of the Day = Tiare and Paka

Upcoming Events

  • Friday 10 June: Leaders Conference HN
  • Monday 20 June School Closed Teacher Only Day- no school for students
  • Wednesday 22 June: New Whanau Powhiri: 9:30 a.m. front of school
  • Wednesday 22 June: School Matariki Celebration 2:00 p.m. - performances and murals
  • Friday 24 June School Closed for the new Matariki holiday- no school for students
  • Friday 1 July School Disco
  • Monday 4 Three Way Conferences- from 3:15- 6:30
  • Tuesday 5 July Three Way Conferences School closes at 12:30 conferences- 1:00-5:30
  • Friday 8 July End of Term 2 - Mufti Day ... gold coin donation
  • Monday 25 July Start of Term 3
  • Friday 30 September End of term 3
  • Monday 17 October Start of Term 4
  • Friday 21 October Hawke's Bay Anniversary Day
  • Monday 24 October Labour Day- no school for students
  • Monday 21 November Teacher Only Day - no school for students
  • Friday 16 December Last Day of Year

Covid Information


Covid19 -We are at Orange level Orange now. We are seeing that cases are declining due to high levels of vaccination and natural immunity after infection.

At Orange, face masks are no longer required at school. However public health advice is that masks continue to be strongly encouraged when indoors. Wearing a mask is a key health measure that slows the spread of COVID-19 in indoor settings. For that reason, we ask that visitors to the school, including parents and whānau, wear a mask whenever they are indoors on school grounds.

We also ask that your child (if they are Year 4+) continues to bring a mask to school every day. There may be times that we’ll ask them to wear a mask, too – for example, when we are having an assembly in the hall. If there are a high number of cases at school or in the community, we may ask that masks are worn in classrooms for a time.

We will continue to keep all the other health measures in place at school that we know slow the spread of COVID-19. These include ensuring our indoor spaces are well-ventilated, maintaining good hand hygiene and cough and sneeze etiquette, appropriate physical distancing whenever we can and, most importantly, staying home if we are sick.

Remember if your child is feeling sick please keep them home until they are well.

If your child does need to isolate either as being a household contact or for testing positive please let us know.

Symptoms of COVID-19:

  • A new or worsening cough
  • Sneezing and runny nose
  • A fever
  • Temporary loss of smell or altered sense of taste
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath

Less common symptoms include diarrhoea, headache, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, malaise, chest pain, abdominal pain, joint pain, or confusion/irritability.

We know how hard the impacts on COVID-19 have been for many families in New Zealand. If you know of a family in your community who is struggling, please encourage them to reach out for support for example to access food, medicine, or access financial support: Help is available – COVID-19 Health Hub.

If you have any concerns, please do get in touch. We are here to help.

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Other Notices

School Uniform – this is compulsory. No exceptions.

All children are required to have the school royal blue polo-shirt, royal blue hat, and on colder days the royal blue polar fleece jersey. All of these are available at the school office.

The lower half of the uniform (short, longs, skorts, skirts) must be plain black and can be purchased in town No stripes, no flowers etc, can

be purchased in town.

· Do your child’s records need updating?

  • moved house?
  • phone/cellphone numbers changed?
  • living arrangements changed?
  • emergency contacts changed?
  • medical details?

Medical Reminders

IMPORTANT: Children are NOT to carry any form of medication in their bags etc. All medication must be held in the office. Parents must complete a Medical Form to enable staff to administer medication.

We often have a few ‘bugs’ around the school.

· A common one is a nasty cough/flu type illness. Keep your children home if they have symptoms of this as it spreads easily.

· If your child has had vomiting or diarrhoea, they MUST stay home for 2 days after the last event. This illness definitely spreads quickly around the school.

· Headlice are always around so make sure that you check your child’s hair regularly (we suggest weekly) and treat the hair if necessary. We have treatments available from school for free. Just pop in and we can give you some.

· If your child is at all unwell, please keep them home so that they don’t pass bugs on to other children. Also if a child is feeling unwell they are not able to learn easily and are much better off at home snuggled up in bed.

Don’t forget to contact the school office to let us know when your child is unwell please.

Volunteers needed for supervision of our school patrollers.

The children are well trained, it is just a matter of having an adult supervise from 8.30-9.00. Please contact Chris in the school office if your are able to help (even if you have helped in the past, please confirm).

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