Newsletter Week 3 Term 4
Turua School 3rd November 2022
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
TEACHER ONLY DAYS
CALF CLUB RESULTS
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
TERM DATES FOR 2023
Term Two Monday 24th April - Friday 30th June
Term Three Monday 17th July - Friday 22nd September
Term Four Monday 9th October - Friday 15th December
Wednesday, Nov. 9th, 11am
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.