Pounamu Newsletter

Week 3 Term 4 2022

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Kia ora e te whānau,

Welcome to term 4,

Just a reminder that school photos are on tomorrow for Pounamu. We have all practised our smiles!

Thank you to the home and school committee who organised a fantastic disco on Friday. There were some fabulous costumes and great dancers.

Please carefully read the note about Covid. We really want to keep everyone well!

Ngā mihi,

Pounamu Teachers.

What's happening in Term 4

Week 3 -

Thursday 3rd November - School photos

Week 5 -

Saturday 19th November - Xmas fair

Week 6 -

Swimming (Tues - Fri)

Week 7 -

Swimming (Tues - Fri)

Week 8 -

EOTC (Education outside the classroom) week

Week 9 -

Thursday 15th December - Pizza lunches

Friday 16th December - Last day of school for the year.


We have had a few positive covid cases at school.

Under current Ministry of Health guidelines, positive Covid cases must isolate at home for 7 days, starting at Day 0 on the day that they test positive. if your child tests positive, please contact the office immediately, so that we can work with you to calculate your child's return to school date.

If your child is a Household Contact they must test daily for 5 days from the first positive test result in their house.

We encourage mask wearing to keep everyone safe. Let's keep working together, so we are able to keep school open and fully staffed for the rest of the year.

Toys and Lollies

We would appreciate it if toys and lollies don't come to school. We cannot be responsible for looking after children's toys and it is upsetting for everyone if they get lost or broken.

Lollies are great as a treat but we would prefer them not to be at school.

We appreciate your cooperation with this.

Hats - Ngā Pōtae

Term 4 is a hat wearing term. All children are expected to wear a wide brim hat outside when playing. Hats are available for purchase from the office.



Many children are finding that they need new stationery.

We sell all the books needed at school and can add the cost to your account for you to pay later. We will send you an email to let you know we have done this. Most of the books are about $3.

Let us know if you would prefer to provide your own or if you have any that were sent home in Term 1 you can return them for us to use.


Important Reminder!

Unless you hold a mobility parking permit please do not park in our disabled parking space. This space is needed multiple times each day by at least one of our families and vehicles not displaying a mobility parking permit have been preventing them from accessing it.

No Nuts!!

Pounamu syndicate is NUT FREE. This means no nuts or nut products including nutella and muesli bars with nuts in them.

We appreciate your co-operation.

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Library times

We have turns going to the library on Fridays. On an odd week Rooms 3 & 5 go, on an even week Rooms 2 & 4 go.

Team Pounamu are:

R2 - Michael Heyes michael@paparangi.school.nz

R3 - Sam Diggins sam@paparangi.school.nz

R4 - Marilyn Daly and Leah Fuimaono

R5 - Amanda Newbery amanda@paparangi.school.nz (Assistant Principal)

R5 - Carolyn Collis (Part time teacher)

We are also supported by our hardworking teacher aides. They are Meerza, Tanya, Angela, Caroline, and Selu.

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