Frankley School Newsletter

Term 3 Week 8

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Kia ora, Talofa, Malo, Bula, Hola, Ciao, Kamusta po, Guten tag

The last day of term has arrived. With a smile, I can say that in term 4 our tamariki (children) have to wear a bucket/floppy hat when they are outside, we have had moments of teasing sunshine in the last few weeks! This is for their safety in the sun. No hat means they will be asked to sit in a shaded spot and will miss the freedom of moving around the school in their breaks. No caps please - look after those precious ears and neck. The sun shades will be going up over the sand pit and 2 other outside areas. Work on our school septic tank will begin this weekend and hopefully will be completed during the 2 week break. I am very thankful to the Ministry of Education for ensuring this essential work is being done.

We have a number of touch, cricket, hockey and junior netball teams competing in term 4. Thank you to the parents who have put their hand up to support sport at our school.

We welcome Kristina Watson to our staff next term. Kristina will be working alongside Kim and Tania in Tuhono every Monday. She has been relieving during the year and I know the children appreciate her warm and supportive nature. She smiles a lot.

It has been a very wet and busy couple of weeks and our children need time to run around outside, recuperate and just be. Have a super break and we look forward to having an amazing term 4.

Ngā mihi


Taranaki Cross Country Results

Well done to all our tamariki who participated in the Taranaki Cross Country Championships at Hawera. They showed determination and resilience amongst a competitive field of entrants and placed very well within their age groups.

9 Year old girls - Rosie Hawkins - 41st

11 Year old girls - Kiahn Smithson - 14th

10 Year old boys - Baxter Surrey - 11th

11 Year old boys - Hunter - 49th

Famous Frankley School Carnival - Sunday 10 November

White Elephant - Carnival time is getting closer. The holidays is a fabulous time to gather together your bits and pieces that other people will treasure. The hall will have an allocated space for you to drop off items for the White Elephant in week 2 of next term. SFRC are working hard to make this another successful event for our community. We will be asking for volunteers to support stalls and activities on the day.

The grocery raffle was so well supported. Thanks to Erin Smith, her family and her Year 6 helpers for collecting, counting and sorting an extensive range of grocery items. To our families for donating and selling tickets - great mahi (work). The hub competition was fierce for Milo Munchie.

SFRC presents Cinderella

A number of our students are performing in Cinderella. Frankley school benefits from the sale of tickets for this particular performance.



FRIDAY 22 NOVEMBER 2019 – 7.30 PM


Save the Date

Term 3 2019

Friday 27 September- Nearest and Dearest day . Check out the details to share with your nearest and dearest. They can come along and spend some time with us at Frankley School.

Term 4 2019

Thursday 24 October - Ukulele Festival 7.00pm TSB Stadium

Tuesday 29 and Thursday 31 October - Student Led Conferences (times to be confirmed). These will take place after school. Online booking details to come out next term.

Friday 1 November-Puanga Kapa Haka Festival

Sunday 10 November - Frankley School Carnival. This is a great day out and a positive way to support our school community.

We will continue to add important dates to the newsletter and the school website. The last day of the school year is Tuesday 17 December. Our farewell for our Year 6 students will take place on this special day.

Mountain Music Concert

MOUNTAIN MUSIC CONCERT: At 6pm Friday 20th March 2020, the World Premier of David Hamilton's Mountain Music is to be sung and performed by our young singers from the schools of Taranaki at the Showplace. This massed choral event tells the story of our Mountain and the efforts underway to return the native flora and fauna to our precious mountain. The choirs will be accompanied by the Taranaki Youth Orchestra. If you would like your child to be part of this exciting event, they are welcome to come along to rehearsals with the Taranaki Children's Choir in Term 4 and next year in Term 1. Please contact for more information on how to join the choir and where rehearsals will be.

Life Education Taranaki

Life Education Taranaki present an evening with....

S o l 3 M I O

We would love to see you at our formal red-carpet event, with all proceeds raised supporting our local children and the teaching of our
Life Education programme.

Saturday 23rd November 2019
Puke Ariki Museum Foyer

Tickets available from Ticketek

Thank you for your support

Kids Yoga Pod

Yoga programmes for children to get them moving, stretching and smiling. For more information please click this link