Raureka School Term 1 Week 7

Newsletter 17 March 2021


Kia ora koutou katoa, Talofa lava, Kia orana,

Congratulations to our Inter school swimmers last week- they represented us extremely well. Our Year 6 Relay team came first and our team placed extremely well in other events. See the photo for our place getters in the finals. I know that everyone tried their best.

Swimming Pool: We will close the pool next Friday 26th after a great term of swimming. The water temperature is starting to drop and children will not be forced to swim. Thanks to John for looking after the pool.

Carnival: Today 17 March

We have Carnival today 17th March with school closing at 12:30 and then all children back and ready to start the Tabloids at 5:00 p.m., this will be followed by the Year 6 Fundraising stalls at 6:00 p.m. Let's have a great Carnival.

School Building upgrade:

At the start of Term 2, Rooms 12 & 13 will have a major upgrade and this will bring the buildings up to modern standard with new bifold doors, an office and a bigger opening between the rooms.

Rooms 12 & 13 are working as two separate classes as they get ready for the upgrade.

A further reminder that Easter this year is in term time and this means that school will be closed from Good Friday, 2 April and open again on Wednesday 7 April. All Schools are closed on the Tuesday.

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.

A reminder that all children should be wearing their school sunhat every day during playtime and lunchtime, this is to protect them from the sun. Children who do not wear the school sunhat will need to be play in an area out of the sun. Hats may be purchased from the school office for $10 each.

Farewell to Mrs Hayley Henderson - We are sad to say that Mrs Henderson will leave us at the end of this term to be the RTLit (Resource Teacher for Literacy) based in Waipawa. This is a great promotion for Hayley. We are very pleased for her but sad for us. In the mean time Mrs Jane McKinnon will teach in Room 1 until a Permanent teacher takes over in Term 3.

Zoo Trip- We head off to the Zoo next Wednesday. A note for all children attending has been sent out with the list of equipment needed and other requirements. It will be a fantastic trip.

Mitre 10 Tough Kids Challenge- This is on next Wednesday as well, good luck to the 74 children who are taking part. I know you'll enjoy it


Sports Result: Players of the Day


Raureka / Twyford played Lucknow they won 224-46.

Players of the Day: Manjot with good batting and getting 34 runs and Zac for bowling with 2 wickets.


Raureka Black played St Matthew's and they won 24-12. They had extra players from White join them as St Matthews had a-lot of players. Cooper was the player of the day

Photo: Cooper, Manjot, Zac

Our Values

Our four values are :

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

This week we are focusing on - Resilience/Pakari - which means, having the strength, courage and resourcefulness to persevere when you face challenges.

Expected behaviour for this week: have a go and keep trying.

Our value for Week 6 was ...


The following children received awards:

R1 Haydez Ngahuka-Dunn, R2 Drefan Brunton, R4 Spencer Chalmers, R5 Taylah Figgess-Jury, R7 Pippa Burns, R8 Ella Noonan, R11 Tiare Whatarau-Hapuku, R12 J'Von Whaiapu-Smith, R14 Henry Bayley, R15 Alice-Rose MacGregor, R19 Charlie Timmins, R20 Lachlan McDonough, R21 Isaiah Massie, ESOL Harsh Badham.

Value Award Recipients

Back Row:

Drefan Brunton, Charlie Timmins, Tiare Whatarau-Hapuku, Haydez Ngahuka-Dunn, Pippa Burns, Spencer Charlmers.

Middle Row:

Isaiah Massie, Ella Noonan, Lachlan McDonough, Henry Bayley, Harsh Badham, Alice-Rose MacGregor, Taylah Figgess-Jury.

Front Row:

J'Von Whaiapu-Smith.

Senior Award Winners

R1 Malachi Kawana

R2 (none this week)

R4 Ben Burkin

R5 Xander McDonough

R11 Olivia McConnell

R19 Ben Burkin

Caught being good: Hunter Boddy

RSS Easter Raffle

The Easter raffle is coming up. Tickets will be sent home with the tamariki this Friday. When you have sold the sheet please send it back to your child's classroom teacher along with the money. If you would like more sheets please see the class teacher. All sheets, sold or unsold, need to be returned to school on Monday 29th of March.

The raffle will be drawn in Assembly on Thursday 1st April.

This year the money raised will be going towards a new outdoor sound system.

Upcoming Events

  • Carnival- TODAY - March- 17 (School Closes 12:30 and everyone goes home- then Tabloids start at 5:00 with the Year 6 stalls at 6:00)
  • Yr 4-6 Zoo Trip - Wed./Thurs. - March - 24/25
  • Mitre 10 Tough Kids- Wed- March- 24
  • Optimist Yachting Y6- Mon 29 March- Thursday 1 April
  • First Aid for Children- Wed- 31 March, Thursday 1 April, 14/15 April
  • Easter- Good Friday - Friday - April - 2 (School Closed)
  • Easter Monday - Mon. - April 5 - (School Closed)
  • Easter Tuesday - Tues. - April 6 - (School Closed)
  • School Marae Trip - Thurs. - April - 9
  • 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 8...

Room 8 has been increasing our Digital Curriculum skills. Last week we were lucky enough to work with Tracey again and practice techniques needed to make motion pictures. We were learning to centre our images, zoom in to enlarge and use the cropping tool. It was lots of fun making some mini stop motion movies.

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?

Supervision for our patrollers.

We again would be grateful for any parent who could spare ½ hr BEFORE SCHOOL ONLY, to assist our patrollers. The children are fully trained; you just need to support/supervise with them as children arrive at school.

Please contact Chris at the office if you can help. If you helped last year and would like to continue, please still contact Chris J. You will need to be Police vetted for this.

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.

Community Notices

Hastings Hibernian Sports Club

Registrations are open for all children wanting to play soccer this season.

If you’re aged between 4 and 14 and wanting to try a new sport

Visit our Hastings Hibernian Sports Club facebook page

Or email Sarah at


all skill levels and players are welcome.

Nau mai haere mai

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