Raureka School Term 1 Week 4

Newsletter 24th February 2021


Here we are in Week 4 already and we have now moved back to Alert Level 1 again. Let's make sure that we continue to sign in at school and maintain the Social distancing.

Congratulations to new school leaders who were presented with their badges at assembly on Friday. Our leaders are an essential part of our school. This year we had a large number of students who could have been selected and I'm sorry that we couldn't choose everyone.

Carnival is scheduled for next week, Wednesday 3 March. This is for our Year 6's to raise funds for camp. School closes at 12:30 p.m. and children go home then and return ready to start the Tabloids sports event at 5:00 p.m. This is followed at 6:00p.m. with the Year 6 fundraising stalls. Everyone is welcome to come to this event.

A notice has been sent home letting you know plans for the event, could you please send the return back back to the teachers so we know how your child is going home on Wednesday afternoon.

YMCA will be open during the afternoon. You will need to book your child in if you wish them to attend.

Easter this year is in term time and this means that school will be closed from Good Friday, 2 April and open again on Wednesday 7 April. All Schools are closed on the Tuesday as well.

A reminder if you have a problem please contact your child's teacher and they can help get it sorted.

Please remember that classes start at 8:55 a.m. each day and all children should be at school, unless they are sick, ready to start then. When the children arrive on time they do not miss out on valuable learning time and they feel as though they haven't missed anything. Keep in mind too that when children arrive late it can be hard on their classmates to be interrupted - some children struggle to refocus on the lesson.

A reminder that all children should be wearing their school sunhat every day during playtime and lunchtime, this is to protect them from the sun. Children who do not wear the school sunhat will need to be play in an area out of the sun.

School Photo's will take place on Wednesday 10 March, starting just after 9:00.

Photo's will cost $10 each and include 1 18x13cm class photo plus 1 18x13 individual portrait. An envelope will be sent home today, so please fill out the envelope, enclose the $10 and send it back to school so it can be ready for the photographer.

Each child will need to have an individual envelope.

The photographer will only take photos of children who have sent back their completed order and have paid.

All money and orders must be in by Wednesday 10 at 9.00am. EFTPOS is not available for photos. NO late orders can be taken.


Korowai Donation

On Friday we had the whanau from Korowai Kakahi Ltd - Charissa Eparaima-Morrison, Naadia Morrell-Morrison and the creator Leona Vercoe who kindly donated the special taonga to our school.

The Korowai were presented to our cultural leaders who will use them during the year.

The korowai reflect the colours of our school and also the paua colours which are significant to our iwi.

Once again thank you very much for this lovely donation, they will be used over the years by our leaders.

Leaders Announced

On Friday we announced our Leaders for 2021.

Congratulations to our new leaders for this year. We want to wish them all the best for the year.

Our this years leaders are :

Cultural Leaders: Alex Horua and Lakai Ngaronoa

Kowhai House Captains: Cooper Burns and Sone Paitisela-Mapesone

Kakariki House Captains: Sulianah Crichton and Summer Body

Kahurangi House Captains: Hineata Te Kuru and Bradley James

Whero House Captains: Jesiah Oli-Alainuuese and Taylah Figgess-Jury

Sports Result: Players of the Day


Raureka played Puketapu, they won 120- 63.

Players of the Day: Ashton, Zac and Spencer.


Raureka White played Raureka Black they drew 8-8.

Players of the day were Cooper and Harlen.

Photo: Cooper Corbett, Zac Palmer, Ashton Scannell, Harlen Jensen, Spencer Chalmers.

Zoo Trip

Congratulations to the 30 students who will be travelling with us to the Wellington Zoo on Wednesday 24th March and returning on Thursday 25th March approximately 2:30 p.m

I need to have all money in and permission slips back by tomorrow.

If there are any issues please contact me so we can sort out the issues. A reminder if you want to pull out there are other children who will be able to take the space.

The $60 fee pays for transport and food.

Our Values

Our four values are :

Respect/Whakaute, Responsibility/Haepapa, Resilience/Pakari, Relationships/Whanaungatanga.

This week we are focussing on - Respect/Whakaute - which means, believe in yourself, value the feelings and rights of others and show regard for the environment.

Expected behaviour for this week: Wear the correct uniform

Our value for Week 3 was ...


The following children received awards:

R1 Zain Hassan, R2 Cooper Corbett, R4 Jaylarni Nielsen-Singh, R5 Layla Wire,

R7 Preea Tito, R8 Chace Tollett, R11 Harlen Jensen, R12 Liam Davies, R14 Charlie Elgie,

R15 Spencer Kingon, R19 Thomas Barber, R20 Ella Reece, R21 Dante Pakai-McCormack.

Value Award Recipients

Back Row:

Thomas Barber, Jaylarni Nielsen-Singh, Layla Wire, Cooper Corbett, Harlen Jensen, Zain Hassan.

Middle Row:

Liam Davies, Dante Pakai-McCormack, Chace Tollett, Ella Reece, Spencer Kingon, Preea Tito.

Front Row:

Charlie Elgie.

Tohea Taonga Senior Awards

R1 Liam Anderson

R2 Chloe Bates

R4 Coco Timms-Rapaea

R5 Tiva-Jay Worsley

R11 Skylah Renata

R19 Taleah Robertson

Caught being good! Zac Palmer

Upcoming Events

  • Junior Swimming Sports - Mon. - March - 1
  • Yr 6 Carnival - Wed. - March 3 (School Closes at 12:30 p.m. Children return at 5:00 p.m.
  • Int School Swimming Sports - Thurs. - March - 4
  • School Photos- Wed. - March - 10
  • Yr 4-6 Zoo Trip - Wed./Thurs. - March - 24/25
  • Easter- Good Friday - Friday - April - 2 (School Closed)
  • Easter Monday - Mon. - April 5 - (School Closed)
  • Easter Tuesday - Tues. - April 6 - (School Closed)
  • School Marae Trip - Thurs. - April - 9
  • Last Day Term 1 - Fri. - April - 16 (School Closes at 2:55)
  • First Day Term 2 - Mon. - May - 3 (School Opens at 8:55)

Let's have a peek inside Room 1...

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?

o moved house?

o phone/cellphone numbers changed?

o living arrangements changed?

o emergency contacts changed?

o medical details?

Supervision for our patrollers.

We again would be grateful for any parent who could spare ½ hr BEFORE SCHOOL ONLY, to assist our patrollers. The children are fully trained; you just need to support/supervise with them as children arrive at school.

Please contact Chris at the office if you can help. If you helped last year and would like to continue, please still contact Chris J. You will need to be Police vetted for this.

Medical Reminders

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.

Public Notices

Maycenvale United Junior Football Club Registration

Saturday March 6 – Regional Sports Park – 11am to 2.30pm

Come and have a sausage sizzle and a play on the bouncy castle.

Fees have been set at $60 per child if paid on the day.

Any questions contact

Trish 0272132135 trishlittle4@gmail.com

Hastings Rugby and Sports Weighin/ Registration evening!

When: Tues 9th March 3.30-5.30pm

Where: Main Clubrooms at Elwood Park

Cost: $50 per player

$80 for two siblings

$100 for 3+

(Please note subs have gone up from last year as they were reduced due to Covid)

Cash and Eftpos available.

Please ensure all players are registered online and note ALL players from 5th grade up to 12th grade need to be weighed in. Follow the link below to register.


Any Questions contact Hannah McGrail 0274134594

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