Raureka School Term 1 Week 10

Newsletter 7 April 2021


Kia ora koutou katoa, Talofa lava, Kia orana,

Marae Visit- Tomorrow we will are going to Te Aranga Marae. The children will be learning about our local community and also learning about tikanga Maori. Children will be travelling by bus and leaving school at 9:30 and returning back to school at 12:30. Thanks to everyone who has offered to support us.

First Aid- The first aid training last week was fantastic for our children. All of the classes so far have been very impressed with what they have learned.

Susan is back next week to work with the rest of the classes.

Hockey training starts this week- Thank you to the parents who registered children for Saturday Hockey next term. We have two teams this season.

The Raureka Tui's (Year 3/4) - are coached by Anita Bhika-Willan and training will be on Wednesday's at Lunch time on the courts. The Tuis team is Fusi, Xavier, Melania, Ashley, Laylah, Amelia, Lacey, Keira, Nalisha, Freddie and Kayess. The first training was today at lunchtime.

The Raureka Kowhai (Yr 5/6)- will be managed by Mr James Fergusson and training will be at school Tuesday's at lunchtimes with Mr Riceman. The team is Kooper, Tai, Xander, Riley, Charlie, Skyla, Lachlan, Olivia, David, Cody, Nair and Chazaria.

Bring your hockey stick to school tomorrow so we can have our first training then we will train on Tuesdays after that.

Children can start paying for the fees now. A reminder the fees are Tui's (Yr3/4) $35 and Kowhai's (Yr5/6) $45.

All children need to pay this before they play.

Please remember that classes start at 8:55 a.m. each day and all children should be at school, unless they are sick, ready to start then. When the children arrive on time they do not miss out on valuable learning time and they feel as though they haven't missed anything. Keep in mind too that when children arrive late it can be hard on their classmates as after an interruption - some children struggle to refocus on the lesson.


These nasty little creatures are around at the moment. Please check your child's hair weekly at least and treat your child if they have any lice.

We do have free treatment lotion at school if you would like some.

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. We need help on the following days - Front Gate: Wednesday, Friday, Back Gate: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday.

We have had a number of children leave the grounds before school to go to the shop and buy food, please remember that once your child is at school they need to stay in the grounds.

Mufti Day next Friday: As it is last day of term next week we will have a Mufti Day on Friday 16th. Money will go towards the new outdoor speaker system.


Room 4/5 America's Cup yachts

Optimist Yachting

A big thank you to all of the parents who were able to come and be part of the yachting last week.

The children had a great time and were fortunate to have been able to learn a new skill.

Unfortunately because of the bad weather we couldn't go on Thursday.

Thanks to Mr Filipo for teaching the children how to sail

First Aid training in all classes

Sports Result: Players of the Day


Both Raureka Teams played Parkvale teams last week and they both won.

Player of the Day: Raureka White: Lachlan Clifton. Raureka Black: Whole team.

A big thanks to the coaches and managers for supporting these teams

Our Values

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.

Expected behaviour for this week: celebrate others' success.

Our value for Week 9 was ...


The following children received awards:

R1 Liro Susanto, R2 Tayah-Leigh Ray, R4 Lachie Jones, R5 ,

R7 Hazel List, R8 Skylah-Jayde Singer, R11 Jaeda-Lee Reiri, R12 Scarlet-Rose Heal,

R13 Ngarangikaruia Knox, R14 Lisbeth Davy, R15 Savannah Bennett-Konia,

R19 Addisyn Bates, R20 , R21 Naychan Chadwick, ESOL Nalisha Bhikha-Willan.

Our Award Winners

Back Row:

Hazel List, Ocean Ferrall-Heather, Liro Susanto, Addisyn Bates, Nalisha Bhikha-Willan, Naychan Chadwick, Tayah-Leigh Ray.

Front Row:

Scarlet-Rose Heal, Ngarangikaruia Knox, Skylah-Jayde Singer, Lisbeth Davy, Savannah Bennett-Konia.

RSS Easter Raffle

We are pleased to announce the following winners for our Easter Raffles:

1st Bex Ward

2nd Ronan Burkin

3rd Tori Iosefo

Top Sellers:

Hannah Bayley

Henry Bayley

We raised $3,000 towards an outside speaker system.

Upcoming Events

  • School Marae Trip - Thurs. - April - 8
  • Last Day- Mufti Day- Gold Coin dontation
  • Last Day Term 1 - Fri. - April - 16 (School Closes at 2:55)
  • First Day Term 2 - Mon. - May - 3 (School Opens at 8:55)

Let's have a peek inside Room 7...

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?

o moved house?

o phone/cellphone numbers changed?

o living arrangements changed?

o emergency contacts changed?

o medical details?

Medical Reminders

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.

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