Newsletter Week 11, Term 1

Huirangi Primary School, Monday 11th April 2022

Kia Ora Koutou, Hello Everyone!

It is great to see our roll and staff numbers slowly increasing! To date, we have had 50% of our students, and 60% of our staff contract COVID. The holidays have come at the perfect time for us to ensure we fully recuperate, ready to start Term 2 healthy and happy!

This week we celebrate and farewell Mrs. Curd as our Office Administrator. Mrs. Curd has been working here at Huirangi for over 32 years, and has done a brilliant job! If you have time this week it would be great if you could pop up to the office or make a phone call to wish Judy well. She has been the heart of our school for so long, and she will certainly be missed! We will be celebrating Mrs. Curd's contribution to our school this week, ensuring she has a lovely send off!

On behalf of all the BOT and staff, we wish you a happy retirement, Judy!

Enjoy the two week break and we will see you all back on Monday 2nd May.

Ngā mihi nui,

Natalie Looney


Three Way Conferences-Thursday 14th April

It is awesome to see almost 100% of you have booked in for a conference with your teachers this week! We are really looking forward to working with you to develop learning goals for your child for the next two terms!

Please remember to bring the form to the interview with the "My child is awesome because" section completed.

See you on Thursday! Remember, school is not open for instruction!

We have a Facebook Page!

We now have a Facebook Page to celebrate the great work and awesome events we have here at Huirangi School! We will still be using the School App as our main communication tool.

Please do not message us via Facebook. We prefer email or phone.

Waitara Junior Basketball

Basketball is due to start in Term 2, on Tuesday 10th May. We are looking to make up a team or two anyone interested from within our Year 5 & 6 students. We are also required to supply 2 referees. Refs referee one game per evening either directly before or straight after their schools game. So please think about taking up the whistle ! Without referees we cannot register a team.

We won't be sending home a written note - so please talk to your child tonight and contact school via email or by phone - this week so hopefully we can register a team.

Bayley Street Road Works

During the holidays we have been advised that the road to school will be widened and resealed as part of the current Waitara Road pavement works.

Should this work be delayed, please take extreme care in driving up to school when we return next term.

Head Lice

Please check your child's hair regularly as we are again having a bit of a surge in reported cases.

These pesky critters do transfer easliy from one head to another by jumping onto hair that is dangling and touching the hair on another person.... this is why we encourage all children to tie their hair up and clip fringes back - [BOYS and GIRLS]

If you do find head lice, please treat their hair before they come back to school and keep checking for nits [eggs] and combing them out. Check all other household members too please.

School Photos

Photo Day is Monday 9th May 2022. As usual, photos will be available for you to purchase online a few weeks after the photo shoot day. You will recieve an email with a 'key code' which will allow you to view and order your child's photos.

Anyone wanting siblings photos need to request a form from the school office prior to the day. Team photos for Netball [and hopefully Basketball] will be taken too - so coaches/managers/ referees need to bring in their team's uniforms to school that morning, and hopefully, stay to be in the photo!

School Mobile App

Please let your wider whānau know about our free school app ! Access this on your mobile phone by downloading the app SchoolAppsNZ and search for 'Huirangi'. Subscribe to the group you wish to get notifications for and you're done!

You will then recieve all alerts/ updates and fortnightly newsletters.

This is the best way we can effectively communicate the same message to all parents, at once.


Last week we welcomed Ava Waiariki-Takarangi to Room 1. Ava joins us from Spotswood Primary. We hope you enjoy your time at Huirangi School, Ava!

Person of Character

At our outside assembly last week the following names were drawn out:- Riley Longstaff [orange card] for being so respectful and doing the right thing, Tyler Hendry [orange card] for fantastic manners, Rose Weston, Tui Nagle, Tyler Hendry all for their awesome 'Go Noodle' fitness efforts, Alivia Williams & Evie Wilson for completing homework, Ella Tai for being respectful, Matilda Johnson for completing her times tables challenge and Tane Hall for using his initiative.

Well done everyone !

Stationery Fees

Fees of $30 per student are due please. These can be made by either by paying cash to the school office, or by direct debit to: Huirangi BOT account 153945- 0210342-00 with the reference 'stationery and the child's first & last name'. One online payment per family is OK, but please make it clear who you are paying for.

Thankyou to the families who have taken care of this already!

Duffy Book Sponsor

Greg Jupp Electrical Ltd are our fabulour sponsors!

Thanks Greg & Nic for this generous sponsorship which allows us to keep providing wonderful books for our tamariki.

Newsletter Sponsorship


Huge thanks for your support to help us produce the newsletter this year.

Upcoming Events

Thursday 14th April - 3 way conferences (ALL DAY)

Monday 2nd May - Term 2 Begins

Monday 9th May - School Photos

Monday 16th -Wednesday 18th May - Life Education

Tuesday 31st May -Wednesday 1st June -ERO

School Timetable

9.00am Start of the day

11am -11.20am Morning tea interval

1.00pm - 1.40pm Lunch break

3.00pm End of Day