Raureka School Term 4 Week 4

Newsletter 9 November 2022


Kia ora koutou katoa, Talofa lava, Kia orana,

Congratulations to our tamariki who took part in the Ki-o-Rahi tournament last week. Everyone came back really pleased with the day. Once again we have had lovely positive comments about the behaviour of the children. keep up the great work.

Remember that we have a Teacher Only Day on Monday 21st November with no-one at school on that day. If you want to book your children into the YMCA programme please let them know as soon as possible.

Athletic Sports:

Next Tuesday 15th November we have our school athletics sports. The Juniors have their events in the morning and the Seniors events start at 12:30.

Everyone is welcome to come and support the children. See you next Tuesday.

Every time a child enters an event they get house points, I wonder who will be our top house and our 2022 Athletic Champions?

The Senior team are preparing now with heats and preparation for the high jump. Good luck to you all.

Lucky Book Orders:

Thank you to those parents who ordered books. Orders closed last Friday 4 November.

I'm now waiting for the orders to be delivered to school. Hopefully this won't be too far away, they will be given out as soon as they arrive.

RSS Mamas Donuts fund raising:

Thank you to everyone who placed an order last week for the donuts.

Donuts will be delivered this Friday 11th November.

Swimming Pool:

Work is progressing well on the pool. Hopefully in the next two weeks we should receive the liner, from Australia, and then they will will complete the installation and make their final tests. We will be swimming as soon as we can.

Unfortunately we will not have community pool keys available this year because of the changes to Health and Safety.

If the pool was open we would need to have a fully qualified person on site to look after the pool and ensure that all pool testing and other safety measures are fully in place.

IMPORTANT - If your child is away from school -

Reminder that you need to PHONE OR TEXT the school know if your child is going to be away. Because of the current covid situation, it is essential that you let us know the reason they are away - eg coughing, headache, tummy bug etc.

You can phone 06 8789766 or text 027 557 0085 and leave a message.

Thank you for this, it is so helpful and we want to ensure your child is okay.

Have a great week


Values Certificate Winners

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.

The expected behaviour during this week is: strengths and weaknesses

The following children received awards at our last assembly:

R1 Bowan Jamieson, R2 Khaleesi Wood, R3 Melania Tonga-Malie, R4 Sephirah Kawana,

R5 Ruby McMeiken, R7 Oceania Ferrall-Heather, R8 Taylor Stewart, R11 Drefan Brunton,

R12 Vivaan Kumar, R13 Lovey Hilton, R14 JT Lodge, R15 Reign Crichton, R19 Zain Hassan,

R20 Nailalynn Fatua, R21 Setema Kitiona-Numia.

Senior Awards

No assembly held

Sport Results

Cricket -

Raureka/Twyford Stags v Hereworth, Score: 132-112 POD: James (from Hs Christian)

Raureka Halbert's v - won by default

Raureka Davy's v HNP, Score: 84-34 POD: Rylee


Tui v TKKM, Score: Lost POD: Davaliyah

Kowhai v bye

Kereru v Te Mata, Score: 3-1 POD: Ashton

Volleyball -

Raureka Maccas v HNP, Score: 75-36 POD: Sofia

Raureka Maccas v Lucknow, Score: 76-38 POD: Beautiful-Roze

Raureka Smiths v Lucknow, Score: 45-70 POD: Tori

Raureka Smiths v Mahora, Score: 63-55 POD: Shada

Raureka Siennas v HNP, Score: 62-40 POD: Someh

Raureka Siennas v Lucknow, Score: 42-60 POD:


Raureka Mavericks v Napier Central, Score: 6-5 POD: Liam


Firecrackers v Score: POD:

Roadrunners v , Score: POD:

Assassins v

Aces v Score: POD:

Lightning v Score: POD:

Hello Room 19 - what have you got to share with us?

EOTC (Education Outside of the Classroom) WEEK FUN AND GAMES
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Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday 15 November- School Athletics
  • Monday 21 November Teacher Only Day - no school for students
  • Wednesday 23 November - Interschool Athletics/Mobile Ear Clinic onsite
  • Tuesday 6 December- Junior School Trip
  • Thursday 8 December - Cultural Show
  • Monday 9 Monday - Reports out
  • Monday 12 December- Yr 6 Social
  • Thursday 15 December- Final Assembly
  • Friday 16 December Last Day of Year - 12.30 school finishes for the year

  • Tuesday 31 January & Wednesday 1 February - Office open for uniform & stationery sales
  • Tuesday 7 February - beginning of Term 1 2023

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?

  • moved house?
  • phone/cellphone numbers changed?
  • living arrangements changed?
  • emergency contacts changed?
  • medical details?

Medical Reminders

IMPORTANT: Children are NOT to carry any form of medication in their bags etc. All medication must be held in the office. Parents must complete a Medical Form to enable staff to administer medication.

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.

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. Please contact Chris in the school office if your are able to help (even if you have helped in the past, please confirm).

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