Newsletter Week 10 Term 1

Meeanee School 6th April, 2022


What an amazing end to the week we had last week. Our Relay for Life day went really well with the support of our PTA. Thanks to Jess, Naomi, Sam and also Diana for pitching in to help out with the sausage sizzle and yummy ice creams. The students were fantastic throughout the day running, walking, and dancing for a great cause. The purple and white theme worked a treat as you can see in the photo's further on in this newsletter. It was great to see, at times, the whole school out there. We managed to raise around $1,100 for the Cancer Society.

Kelly McKay also had a starring role via Facebook live on the Cancer Society HB page! Thanks Kelly for organising the day. It took us three attempts but we finally got there. Students who were isolating at home also took part and sent through photo's of what they were up to in supporting the cause. It had a great feel to the day and the promise of more community events like this in the near future would be fantastic with a change of levels. Fingers crossed!

It's wonderful to catch up with our ex pupils from time to time and find out about their successes. Congratulations to Keira Hodgson and the Taradale High School junior girls Canoe Polo team that won gold at the National Secondary Schools Canoe Polo Championships. It is heartening that all of our Year 8 leavers from last year have popped in to say hello over the course of Term 1.

A reminder that the students last day for the term is next Wednesday the 13th of April. We have a teacher only day on Thursday 14th.

Be Kind, Stay Safe,


Easter Colouring Competition 2022

Hawke's Bay Properties is running a colouring competition for 4 year olds through to 13 year olds. If your child is interested in entering please click on the link below.

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Raffle Tickets

Thanks to all the families who have sold so many tickets for our Easter Raffle. We will draw this on Friday so could all tickets and raffle donations be in by Thursday 9am please. Once again thanks for your support in our first fundraising venture for a long time.


This weeks PB4L focus is:

  • We look after ourselves.

We chose to show respect and monitor our own behaviour.

Please reiterate this message at home with your children.

Assembly Winners - Friday 1st April

Meeanee School Relay for Life 2022

Badminton in the Meeanee Hall

Wednesday mornings 9am - 11am.

New players of any level welcome.

$2 a session.


Learn to play Pickleball.

The most fun on the planet.

You will need sports shoes and we will provide the rest.

Meeanee Hall

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 1pm to 3pm.

Thursday and Saturday 10am to 12pm.

Get fit and have fun.

Sunday Market

Taradale Sunday Market is happy to support local, and is open weekly. For more info contact or look on facebook.

Upcoming Events

  • Last Day Term 1 - 13 - April 2022
  • Teacher Only Day - 14 - April 2022