Newsletter Term 3 Week 1

Patumahoe School 27th of July 2022

Principal's Desk

Kia ora parents, caregivers, and extended whanau

Welcome back to the new term and to Mrs Sheree Edhouse and Ms Rochelle Pamich who both take on regular teaching duties this term. Mrs Edhouse is teaching a small class of new entrants in Room 14 and Ms Pamich is teaching in Room 4. It is cross country term and classrooms are getting daily running practice in. Our school cross country is Friday of week 4.

Well done to those children who I spotted at the Pukekohe library over the term break. Great to see this marvellous local resource being used.

I was a little surprised to hear that both the Patumahoe premier rugby side and u-21 team were pipped in the Counties Manukau Club rugby finals over the break. Commiserations to both teams. We do have a chance to redeem ourselves next Friday as our Patumahoe School boys and girls rugby team's compete in the Franklin Zone Rugby tournament. What is even more exciting is that Patumahoe domain is the host venue this year which is a change from Waiuku. Following this will be the eagerly anticipated Caretakers Cup rugby clash against Pukekohe Hill School on Thursday the 18th of August. As we are current holders we take on hosting responsibilities.

We do have a few important upcoming dates you need to be aware of, namely parent interviews, mid year reports and teacher only day. They are listed in the 'Upcoming events' below.

COVID-19 update

You will already be aware that we have reintroduced indoor mask wearing for students year 4 and above for the first 4 weeks of this term. We also encourage parents to wear masks indoors whilst you are here at school. This is particularly important for school assemblies and the upcoming parent interviews.

Stay warm and stay well

Noho ora mai

Jade Tawhiti


Nominations are open for the election of 3 parent representatives to the school board.

All eligible voters should have received a nomination form in the mail during the school term break. If you have not received nomination forms, these are available at the office. Also, if you didn't received your forms by mail please contact the school office and make sure that we have your correct postal address on file, especially for family's that have moved house in the last couple of years.

Nominations close at noon on 3rd August 2022 You may provide a signed candidate statement and photograph with your nomination.

As nominations are received, there will be a list of candidates’ names kept at the school up until election day, which you can view.

Voting closes at 4pm on 7th September 2022

Signed Margaret Stormont

Returning Officer


Photolife key codes will be coming home with your child/ren today. Please keep an eye out for these. Order before Sun 07th August for free delivery to the school.


This week's assembly will be for hosted by Room 13 & 6 starting at 1.45pm. All welcome. Next week's assembly will be hosted by Rm 7 & 11.


Dear school community,

Is their anyone with a pony suitable for pony rides and/or a handler able to lead on Calf Club Day.

If interested to help please contact Gabrielle Drury on 021 192 1542

Upcoming Events

  • 27th July - Board of Trustees Meeting 5pm
  • 3rd August - Board of Trustees Nominations close at noon.
  • 5th August- Franklin Gym Sports & Franklin Tackle Rugby day @ Patumahoe
  • 5th August - Bean out for calf club
  • 09th August - Year 3/4 Netball
  • 10th August - Year 5/6 Netball
  • 10th August - Voting papers will be issued by now if a voting BOT election is to be held
  • 11th August- Parent Interviews and mid-year reports home
  • 12th August- Teacher Only Day Aotearoa NZ Histories Curriculum
  • 19th August - School Cross Country
  • 24th August Central Group Cross Country
  • 01st September - Zone Cross Country
  • 7th September - Voting closes if a Voting BOT election is held
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Young at Art offer Children’s, Teens & Adult Art classes in Pukekohe. Term 3 ART ADVENTURES after school classes commence in week 2 of term and are open for booking in groups for children aged 6-9yrs, 9-12yrs and 13yrs+ on Monday’s, Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s. We do currently have some places available in all age groups.If there is no space in your chosen class please email Anna to join the waiting list we often have an odd spot come up at the beginning of term. We are also offering a Photography one day workshop this term for students aged 10-18yrs. Our Adult workshops include Watercolours, Face Painting, Resin Art and Family (adult & child) Mixed Media workshops. For more information or to book please check out: / email: Bookings are essential as places are limited’.
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