Raureka School Term 3 Week 8

Newsletter 14 September 2022


Kia ora koutou katoa, Talofa lava, Kia orana,

Welcome to Week 8 only a couple of weeks until we have our production. Remember Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased from www.eventfinda.co.nz

Tickets cost $10.00 each with a 25c booking fee.

If you can not buy online you can go to Hastings i-site at 319 Heretaunga Street Hastings and you can get them.

Shows are: Matinee Wednesday 28th September starting at 10:30 a.m. and the Evening performance Wednesday 28th September starting at 6:30 p.m.

400+ tickets have sold already, please make sure that you buy yours soon, so you don't miss out.

A reminder that School will be closed on Monday 26th September as we mourn the death of Queen Elizabeth II. The Memorial Day will be a one off public holiday.

Cross Country

Congratulations to all of the Senior Children who took part in the Cross Country yesterday. Mrs Sanders will be choosing our representatives for the Inter-school event being run next Wednesday. I wish you all the best. Those children who are selected will get a note with all of the details soon.

On Friday I will announce our House Cross Country winner.


Congratulations to all of the children who took part in Hockey last week. Both teams had an excellent start with the Kowhai's winning 1-0, with Tyrin the player of the day. The Tui lost 4-3, with Adelyn being the player of the day.

I have managed to organise another team as we had huge numbers of children wanting to play. This means that team sizes are more manageable now.

Tonight we have the Tui's playing Taikura on Field B at 4:50. The new team Kereru are having a bye and the Kowhai team are playing Te Mata on Field A at 5:40.

Good luck to you all. I'm really impressed to see so many children wanting to play and the determination of you all to do well.


The Government has announced that Aotearoa New Zealand has moved to a new long-term approach to managing COVID-19. The key change is the removal of the COVID-19 Protection Framework (traffic lights), which will took effect (Monday 12 September) from 11:59pm. This decision to move away from the traffic lights of the COVID-19 Protection Framework has been made based on public health advice and reflects high levels of immunity in our communities and declining case numbers, which in turn has seen declining demand on the health system from COVID-19.

The two key changes impacting education providers are: The removal of the requirement for household contacts to isolate. Instead, they will be asked to test for COVID-19 for five days.

Masks are no longer required on public transport or school transport and in line with other mask changes, they are no longer strongly recommended in school settings.

Positive cases remain legally required to isolate for seven days. Anyone who is symptomatic, including household contacts, should stay at home and get tested for COVID-19.

More details on Monday's announcement are on the Beehive website: COVID-19 Protection Framework retired as NZ moves forward with certainty – Beehive

IMPORTANT - If your child is away from school -

Reminder that you need to PHONE OR TEXT the school know if your child is going to be away. Because of the current covid situation, it is essential that you let us know the reason they are away - eg coughing, headache, tummy bug etc.

You can phone 06 8789766 or text 027 557 0085 and leave a message.

Thank you for this, it is so helpful and we want to ensure your child is okay.

Have a great week


BOT Election results 2022

Thank you to everyone who voted in the BOT elections which closed on 7 September.

Parent & Staff Elections Results Declaration

Parent representative votes:

Megan Bayley 53

Adam Davy 51

Andrea Elgie 23

KJ Stewart 57

Invalid Votes 0

Total Number of Votes 85

I hereby declare the following duly elected: Megan Bayley, Adam Davy and KJ Stewart.

Staff representative votes:

As the same number of nominations were received for the number of positions available, an election was not required for the staff representative.

I hereby declare Keryn Burns duly elected.

Vikki Tough

Returning Officer

Hello Room 12 - what have you got to share with us this week?

Room 12 have been enjoying reading these fabulous picture books. Check out their cool learning.

Values Certificate Winners

Our four values are :

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

This week we are focusing on - Responsibility/Haepapa - which means: ilook after yourself and those around you by being a committed, contributing member of society.

The expected behaviour during this week is: accepting consequences for your actions.

The following children received awards at our last assembly:

R1 TK Horua, R2 Ewan Davis, R3 Lucas Thompson, R4 Tiare Whatarau, R5 Lachlan Gray,

R7 Chloe Clarke, R8 Savannah Bennett-Konia, R11, R12 Rihari Peri, R13 Maddox Buckingham, R14 Lexie Taylor, R15 Adrianna Brightwell, R19 Zac Palmer, R20 Charli Barber, R21 Pippa Ritchie.

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Senior Assembly Certificates

Room 1 Flynn Tabernacle

Room 2 Chace Tollett

Room 3 Malachi Kawana

Room 4 Alysha Smith

Room 5 Echo Worsley

Room 11 Kora Tipu-Bartlett

Room 19 Laykin Tipu-Bartlett

Caught being good:

Haygen Brown

Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday 21 September - Inter school Cross Country Yr 4-6
  • Monday 26 September- School Closed- Queens Memorial Day
  • Tuesday 27 September - Production- Dress Rehearsal
  • Wednesday 28 September - Production - at Toi Toi
  • Friday 30 September End of term 3
  • Monday 17 October Start of Term 4
  • Friday 21 October Hawke's Bay Anniversary Day
  • Monday 24 October Labour Day - no school for students
  • Monday 21 November Teacher Only Day - no school for students
  • Friday 16 December Last Day of Year
  • Tuesday 7 February - beginning of Term 1 2023

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?

  • moved house?
  • phone/cellphone numbers changed?
  • living arrangements changed?
  • emergency contacts changed?
  • medical details?

Medical Reminders

IMPORTANT: Children are NOT to carry any form of medication in their bags etc. All medication must be held in the office. Parents must complete a Medical Form to enable staff to administer medication.

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.

Volunteers needed for supervision of our school patrollers.

The children are well trained, it is just a matter of having an adult supervise from 8.30-9.00. Please contact Chris in the school office if your are able to help (even if you have helped in the past, please confirm).

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