Newsletter Term 4 Week 8

Patumahoe School 7th December 2022


Kia ora,

The end of the year is just around the corner, however life at Patumahoe School is as busy as ever.

Last Friday our Junior students had their athletics day. It was lovely to see so many parents and grandparents here to cheer on their students. Our athletes showed the Patumahoe school values of Kaitiakitanga (responsibility and courage) and Manaakitanga (respect ) throughout the day.

Our Year 6 students had an absolutely amazing 2 days at City Camp. Again this group of students lived up to all of our school values, and showed courage as they challenged themselves in a range of tasks and activities. Thanks to the Year 6 teachers and the parents who accompanied the Year 6 students over the 2 days.

There was great excitement last week as the Senior playground was opened for the first play! It has been a hive of activity ever since. Again a huge thanks to the PTA, Pelorus Trust and the Patumahoe School Board for making this incredible playground a reality.

FInally, tomorrow your child will come home with a letter detailing their class for 2023. Please ensure that you check their school bag for this. On Tuesday 13th of December at 1:00pm the children will visit their new classroom with their 2023 teacher and classmates.


This week's assembly will be hosted by Rooms10, 11 and 12 and will be the final assembly for 2022. We look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible.



Hi all,

Just a reminder that if you want a copy of the blockbuster 'A teary tale of fairy fails' then it's not too late to order! You'll receive the movie (that's come out really well I have to say) and a whole bunch of photos, some shot by pro Jeremy Wells. They are excellent! All you need to do is send in $10.00 and a 32gb usb stick and I'll copy the whole lot onto it. Please send in a named bag (even name the usb stick if you can!) to the office.

Good one,


That was Year 2 - poems from Room 5

Remember when me, Blake, Hayley and Cole made the jelly bean towers?

That was Year 2

Remember when we made rock candy? It took so long to grow up the stick.

Remember when it was Calf Club and Mr Tawhiti got pied in the face?

That was Year 2

Remember when we were reading the Magic Faraway Tree?

Remember when we couldn't go to the library?

Do you remember when it was book day?

I saw lots of Harry Potters.

That was Year 2.

McKenzie - Room 5

Remember when we made our ketes, and our snowflakes?

Remember when we made our Marariki stars and the bush walk?

I slipped four times in the mud.

That was Year 2.

Remember when we made our rock candy?

We had to make sugar syrup and put sugar on the stick.

Remember when we made our Kowhai tree picture?

It was frustrating because we had to draw it on the styrofoam.

That was Year 2.

Remember when we made our Greedy Cat picture?

It was hard because I could not get the right colour.

Remember wen we did Cross Country and I came 5th?

Do you remember?

Madi - Room 5

Room 1 getting into the Christmas spirit

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Our end of year prizegiving is on December 14th at 1pm in the hall. All major prize winner parents have been notified by text message with an official invitation to attend.


Roz Turnbull

Please contact me if you are interested in your child learning guitar next year and I will forward you the information. Year 3-6 - however if your child is Year 2 and super keen - happy to chat!

Upcoming Events

  • 06th November - BOT Meeting - 5.30pm
  • 07th December - Rainbows End Year 6's
  • 08th December - Year 6 Dinner
  • 09th December - Helpers Morning Tea
  • 14th December - Prizegiving - 1pm
  • 15th December - Last day Term 4 - Finishing at 12.30pm
  • 01st February 2023 - First day Term 1



Uniform Works is our supplier for our school uniform. If you need to order please go online to . Delivery is super fast and efficient.
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