Uenuku Newsletter

Term 2 Week 9

Kia ora

What a wonderful term we have had so far. We've trained for and run cross country; Harold has visited school and taught us about Bucket Filling and Recognising our Emotions; we've enjoyed our whole school PB4L reward wearing our pyjamas and sharing morning tea with our toys and Uenuku tamariki also celebrated our own PB4L success with a mini movie afternoon.

We are happy to have welcomed Charlotte and her family to Uenuku.

Savoury and Cupcake Lunch to celebrate the end of term

Please see below details re the Savoury and Cupcake lunch to celebrate the end of term. Your child should have brought home a flyer last week - we apologise to those of you who haven't received one yet. We will make sure that everyone brings a copy home tomorrow as orders close at 12pm on Thursday.

Jumping June

We have been having lots of fun practising our skipping skills over the past few weeks. On Thursday the school will come together and participate in a variety of skipping and dancing activities as a culmination to our fundraising efforts for the Heart Foundation. Thank you to everyone who has supported their child/ren with this.

Matariki Art

Have you been to Newlands Community Centre recently? Uenuku tamariki designed their own kite art works which are on display in the foyer. Please do take time to pop in to view their creations. We will also put them up on display in Uenuku when they are returned to us.


The children have been working hard on their handwriting following a programme called 'Casey the Caterpillar'. It is based around a story about a caterpillar that hatches from its egg and goes out to explore the world.

Follow this link to listen to the story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yk5n-b5dIKs

This link will take you to guided lessons for writing the shapes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=609NcinTkGI

In future newsletters I will share more links to support the formation of letter shapes.

Just In Case bags

Earlier in the year we sent a bag home with each child 'Just In Case' to support them if they had to learn from home during Hybrid Teaching and Learning. If you have not yet done so, we would be grateful if you could now return these bags with the contents (small whiteboard, coloured pencils, normal pencils, whiteboard pen and 'Everyday' red and white book). Thank you!

How can we help?

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or wonderings. We can respond via email or phone, or a quick verbal chat at drop off or pick up time.
Ngā manaakitanga,

Uenuku teachers

Team Uenuku

Mr M - Jason Middlemiss jason@paparangi.school.nz (part time teacher)

Miss Jensen - Michaela Jensen mjensen@paparangi.school.nz

Rebecca - Rebecca Arrowsmith rebecca@paparangi.school.nz (team leader/AP)

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