Pounamu Newsletter

Week 6 Term 3 2022

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Kia ora e te whānau,

Happy Spring,

We have kowhai blossoming and daffodils waving so warmer weather is on its way.

The children have been busy planting in the garden this week. We will be doing some more gardening next week so that everyone has a chance to put some seeds or seedlings in.

Week 7 is Conservation week so we will be out and about in nature.

Tomorrow is Teachers' Only Day. I hope you get to enjoy some time outside if the weather is fine.

Ngā mihi,

Pounamu Teachers.


We have run out of pens at school! We would appreciate if everyone could bring 2 to school.

Relationship and Sexuality Education - Monday

We have started our Relationship and Sexuality Education programme.

This lesson was not taught this week due to illness so it will be this coming Monday.

The topic this coming Monday is as follows:

Y2s -Learning outcomes

  • Students will identify and name their body parts.

  • Students will identify private body parts.

Y3s -Learning outcomes

  • Students will describe the different stages of human growth, from birth to old age.

  • Students will describe some of the changes that occur to their bodies during puberty.

This part of the program contains a brief description of how babies are made. This is for the Y3 children only.

For those of you who were unable to come to the parent meeting the link to our presentation is here.

If you have any questions please contact Amanda at amanda@paparangi.school.nz.

No Nuts!!

Pounamu syndicate is NUT FREE. This means no nuts or nut products including nutella and muesli bars with nuts in them.

We appreciate your co-operation.

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Many children are finding that they need new stationery.

We sell all the books needed at school and can add the cost to your account for you to pay later. We will send you an email to let you know we have done this. Most of the books are about $3.

Let us know if you would prefer to provide your own or if you have any that were sent home in Term 1 you can return them for us to use.


Library times

We have turns going to the library on Fridays. On an odd week Rooms 3 & 5 go, on an even week Rooms 2 & 4 go.
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What's happening in Term 3

Week 6 - 2.9.22- Teacher Only Day

Week 7 - Conservation week and Tongan Language Week

Week 8 - Te wiki o te reo Maori

Week 10 - Tuesday 27th - Enviro Day

Team Pounamu are:

R2 - Michael Heyes michael@paparangi.school.nz

R3 - Sam Diggins sam@paparangi.school.nz

R4 - Marilyn Daly and Leah Fuimaono

R5 - Amanda Newbery amanda@paparangi.school.nz (Assistant Principal)

R5 - Carolyn Collis (Part time teacher)

We are also supported by our hardworking teacher aides. They are Meerza, Tanya, Angela, Caroline, and Selu.

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