Newsletter Week 3 Term 4

Turua School 3rd November 2022

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

Our students are very excited about the Halloween Disco tonight!! I am sure we will see some frightful costumes arriving in our school grounds.

The weather has been particularly hot lately and teachers are reminding students about hats, appropriate clothing and staying hydrated. It can be particularly unpredictable at this time of year so students need to wear clothing that can be layered for changing temperatures.

Thank you to those families who returned their Board survey A paper copy was sent home last week. Apparently there was an issue with the online link in the newsletter but this has now been rectified and can be found below.

Kia ora koutou from the Board of Trustees.



Our last meeting was on Monday 31 October, where we acknowledged the success of the recent Calf Club Day. Our congratulations to all who participated and our thanks to the PTA and volunteers. As a rural school, we rely on whānau and community support to provide this type of learning opportunity and experience for our students. Last week we sent home a form with ideas for getting involved in our school, and we encourage you to let us know how you might do this.

During our meeting, we were joined by our Ministry of Education appointed Property Advisor, to discuss the work required on our school hall. The Board shared our frustration with the unacceptable condition of this building and the years of delays in starting remedial work. The Property Advisor has committed to prioritising approval of the procurement plan and tender process, and we hope to share a positive update on timelines with you in the new year.

2023 will be an exciting time of transformation in our school grounds. The Board were presented with plans to further enhance our Junior learning-through-play area. We also heard that $58,000 in successful funding applications will allow the school to install artificial turf on our two playing courts.

The Board will soon be considering the Annual Plan for 2023 and we’re keen to hear your views – particularly on education outside the classroom; how the school communicates with you; and the values/principles you want the Board to model as your parent representatives. Look out for Board members at upcoming events, including the Halloween Disco, Athletics Day and Wearable Arts. We’d love to chat.

Our next meeting will be held on 28 November at 5.15pm in the school staff room

This week's Certificate Winners

Well done boys.
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TEACHER ONLY DAYS

As notified last term, school will be closed for instruction on Friday 4th November and Monday 7th November.

CALF CLUB RESULTS

FROST CUP Calf Champion Leading Ivy

HULL TROPHY Calf Champion Rearing Ivy

J DEANE CUP Calf Champion Dairy Type Anessa

RICHARDS FAMILY TROPHY Calf Champion Beef Type Ivy

GUBB FAMILY TROPHY Calf Champion Obstacle Course Hazel

GOBLE CHALLENGE TROPHY Lamb Champion Leading Liam

F DEANE CUP Lamb Champion Calling Arlen

JAMIESON TROPHY Lamb Champion Rearing Roseanna

FROST BUILDER FAMILY TROPHY Lamb Champion Obstacle Course Liam

SCHULTZ TROPHY Goat Champion Leading Declan

WILTON FAMILY TROPHY Goat Champion Calling Declan

PAGE FAMILY TROPHY Goat Champion Rearing Declan

RITCHIE,FROW FAMILY TROPHY Goat Champion Obstacle Course Declan

EXPRESS ENGRAVERS CUP CHAMPION OF CHAMPION GOAT Declan

RESERVE CHAMPION Ella

SANFORD CUP CHAMPION OF CHAMPION LAMB Arlen

RESERVE CHAMPION Liam

VUKOJEVICH CUP CHAMPION OF CHAMPION CALF Ivy

RESERVE CHAMPION Anessa

PRIZE GIVING CUPS

Please return all 2021 cups in preparation for our End of Year Prize Giving.

TERM DATES FOR 2023

Term One Wednesday 1st February - Thursday 6th April

Term Two Monday 24th April - Friday 30th June

Term Three Monday 17th July - Friday 22nd September

Term Four Monday 9th October - Friday 15th December

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SCHOOL ATHLETICS

Wednesday, Nov. 9th, 11am

Turua School

Our schoolwide Athletics Event will be held on Wednesday 9th November. More information will follow closer to the time.
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Members and Leaders wanted for St John Youth

St John Youth is a fun youth group which will teach you new skills, open opportunities like

camps and competitions, meet new people and assist future pathways. Want to learn how to save a life? Hauraki Plains Division is looking for new members and leaders. We meet on a Tuesday night from 6 - 7.30 at the Centennial Centre on Haywards Road in Ngatea (although this may change to Thursday if it suits more people). Come along on any meeting night to our local division and get an idea of what we do and learn. Anyone who would be interested in either becoming a cadet (5-18 year old's) or becoming a leader (18+) feel free to contact Marie on 021 11 88 098.

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PTA News


If you would like to ask any questions please get in touch pta@turua.school.nz and like our facebook page.

CONTACT DETAILS

Can you please update the office with any new contact details. Email addresses included.