Newsletter Week 9 Term 2

Turua School 30th June 2022


Well done to all those students who have found sponsors for their skipping. The weather turned on an awesome day for us!

Next week brings us to the end of term 2. It has been a busy term with continued disruption across the school due to COVID. I wish to thank and acknowledge all the staff for the way they have got on with teaching and supporting our students. Changes often being made at the last minute.

Here are a few photos from our Jump Jam today - more photos will be posted on facebook.
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Just a reminder that if students test positive for COVID they must remain in isolation for at least 7 days. Day 0 is the day your symptoms started or when you tested positive, whichever came first.

Your Household Contacts will also need to isolate for 7 days, unless they have had COVID-19 in the last 3 months. We still have RAT tests available at the office if you require them.


Becoming a board member

Why join a school board?

School board members are active leaders in our schools. They have an important role of supporting strong professional leadership and ensuring effective teaching for all students through informed governance.

Parents/caregivers and people in the wider community can be parent representatives. School boards need to represent the diversity of their school communities to ensure a bright future for all our children.

The school board elections are the opportunity to vote for candidates who will make a positive difference for children’s education. We need more people willing to use their skills and experiences for the benefit of students!

"Board members are entrusted by the community to ensure the success of our schools and a bright future for our children. We need an education system where all children are expected to succeed and one where we all take shared responsibility in ensuring this happens. As a member of a school board you can make things happen - you can make a difference."

- Lorraine Kerr, NZSTA President

What does it mean to be on a school board?

Our Community member guide to the role of school boards provides information on what school boards are, the role of members, and how to become a board member. You can also check out our information for parents on the NZSTA website.

Our communities need great boards to help build great schools

School trustees (now known as school board members) share their experience on what it's like to be on the board.


We are seeking a School Administrator to join our team at Turua School. This is a permanent, term time only position, working daily from 8.30am - 12.30pm.

You will be responsible for:

  • Normal reception duties such as answering phones, assisting students and parents with queries etc
  • Admin support for the principal and teachers
  • Ordering stationery and first aid supplies
  • Managing support attendance, enrolments and withdrawals
  • Managing accounts
  • First aid support

Key skills and attributes include:

  • A real people person, great with kids, professional and friendly with parents; able to prioritise and multi-task
  • An excellent verbal and written communicator
  • Excellent phone manner
  • Highly organised
  • Confident in using a wide range of IT and applications

If you have the right skills and experience we look forward to receiving your application.

Please forward an up to date CV and Covering Letter to


Last chance to book into the school holiday programme. Monday 18th July - Friday 22nd July. 8.30am - 5pm. Get in touch with the office or after school care team.


Kaitaki and Mangōpare had their final sessions for garden to table this term, and whilst it started off well it soon started raining. Fortunately though Mangōpare were able to take part in the New Zealand bird survey, as Te Wheke did earlier in the week. From the data we can see that sparrows were the most frequently sighted this year. Taking part in the survey helps scientists track changes in our environment, it runs until July 3. If your whānau would like to take part you can find more information here The rain did not dampen the spirits of the Kaitaki garden group though and they continued damply outside with compost bin construction until swollen timber thwarted their efforts! Our Kaitaki project group have been working hard researching how we can incorporate a bokashi system into our school. Costings have been done and a plan drawn up, we can’t wait to get this food waste system up and running. In the kitchen Te Wheke enjoyed some sweet and sour cauliflower, and to wrap up the term the seniors made a hearty vegetable dhal, perfect for a wet and cold day. Thank you to the volunteers that have helped us through the term. We look forward to your continued support, but we really do need a few more people on our roster. Can you spare a couple of hours just once a term? Let us know, we would love to have you join in the fun.
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Yesterday was Waka Wednesday in the Junior School! There has been so much wonderful 'Ako' - learning and understanding - being shown by our tamariki! Ka pai everyone.
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The dental van has already seen a lot of students this week and will be here for another few weeks. If your child hasn't bought home a covid checklist for signing, please send them to get a form from the office so the dental team can see them.


We have a lot of overdue library books at the moment, could you please check at home to see if you have any. Thanks


We are having our meeting on Monday the 4th July at 7pm, in the staffroom. All welcome.
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Goldfields Got Talent

During the school holidays Goldfields Shopping Centre is hosting a good old talent quest. We have a couple of entry forms in the school office.
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