Te Puru School


This week at Te Puru School...

Bits and pieces from the Principal

Greetings Parents, Whanau and members of Our School Community.

We are really excited to introduce, from today, a new and more creative format for our weekly newsletter. We would appreciate your feedback over the next few weeks. There's a brief survey below that we'd love you to take. Thanks!

It’s fabulous to be in a school where learning is fun and the students are so

respectful. Murray Taylor and I are teaching a maths group together this year

and we are enjoying working with students who are so keen to learn. Without

exception, they all say thank you as they leave each maths lesson. Our school

Virtues Programme and our high expectations have a lot to do with this and have made our school what it is.

New Sports T-Shirts

I have included a photo of two senior students wearing the new sport t-shirt.

From next week, parents will be able to order a shirt for their child through Tania

in the office. This offer will be open for two weeks, then an order will be placed

with Kukri, the manufacturer. No shirts will be kept at school for sale, so this

is the only chance to purchase a shirt this term.

Orders can be placed at different times during the year for new students and

those wishing to buy at that time.

Missing Chrome Book

At the end of last year a Chrome Book lap top computer went missing from Room

Rata. It may have been put in storage here at school, but so far it hasn’t turned

up. Possibly, it may have been taken home by mistake. The Chrome Book is owned by a

student and she would like to get it back so she can use it in class. If you know

anything about it please contact Tania in the office. Thanks.

School Bus

Our school bus offers the opportunity for our students to travel to and from

school each day. John, our bus driver is a very experienced driver who has driven

our bus since the days of Bob Paki, as a relief driver. It is very important that

our students show John respect which will enable him to drive the coast road safely.

This means students remaining seated, until the bus stops and noise levels should be at

an acceptable level. Using our bus is a privilege not a right. So any students who

cause issues and don’t meet our expectations while on the bus will be given a

warning as the first step. Then, if that behaviour continues they will be excluded

from using the bus for a period of time.

BOT Elections

We are due to have BOT elections this year. This is an opportunity for parents

and caregivers to take a more active role in the governance of the school. Being a

BOT member is hugely rewarding and doesn’t require hours and hours of your

time. Tania will keep you posted as to when the nominations can be handed in to the

office, so please consider putting your name forward.

Principal's Award

Principal’s Award this week goes to Liam Arthur for his enthusiasm for school.

Mike Friis

Sesame Street: Respect (Word on the Street Podcast)

Our new sport T-Shirt

Our new sport shirts are available to order from the office from next week. T-Shirts are $25.00 and the Polo $30.00. These will be available to order for a 2 week period and then the order will be sent away, so if you would like to order one please see Tania at the office as soon as possible.

Te Rerenga o te Wiki

Te rerenga kōrero o te wiki = The

sentence for the week.

Schools back yahoo! = Kura hoki rato!

Office Cell phone 0277572058

Remember this is a great way to let us know if your child is absent. If you have a change of pick up plans or need to get a message to your child/ren please let us know as soon as possible.


Invoices have been sent home this week. Please remember to pay bus fares and class stationary before the end of the term. If you would like to set up an Automatic payment, please come and discuss this with Tania. Thank you.

Our Assemblies

Today, our assembly is being led by our Whanau Leaders. Kia ora, Whanau Leaders!

Coming Up

Wk 4 Kowhai

Wk 5 Rimu

Wk 6 Matai

Wk 7 Pohutukawa

Wk 8 Good Friday (no assembly)

Wk 9 Nikau

Wk 10 Whanau Leaders

Wk 11 Certificate Assembly


24.2.16 Swimming Sports – Centennial Pools

25.2.16 Duathlon

29.2.16 Life Education Caravan here

04.3.16 Cricket Festival - Paeroa

08.3.16 Thames Valley Swimming Sports

10.3.16 Multi Sports

15.3.16 Rimu Camp

15.3.16 Thames Valley Triathlon – Cooks Beach

23.3.16 Pohutukawa - Tararu

24.3.16 Yr 7 students vaccinations, Yr 8 girls only vaccinations

25.3.16 Good Friday

28.3.16 Easter Monday

29.3.16 No school (nationwide for schools due to long weekend)

05.4.16 Vision tests

13.4.16 Pohutukawa - Tararu

14.4.16 Grandparents Day – Anzac Ceremony

15.4.16 Last Day Term 1

02.5.16 First Day Term 2


our super food this week is .............

community news

rental wanted

Small working Te Puru school family seeking a rental property preferably on the the coast but all options considered 0272558567.

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Te Puru Creative Kidz Art Club

Spaces available Tues – Fri 3.00pm – 5.00pm, phone Linda 8682991 (by tennis courts at Te Puru Hall)

sport section

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Sheryl Krissansen is an internationally recognised IDTA cheerleading instructor and dance teacher of 40 years.

Her classes are fun, effective and are designed to build skill upon skill.

To register your child email aliasf@xtra.co.nz or call 027 448 7967 for more info.


BMX racing is a great sport for all the family. We cater for children as young as 3 who can ride a strider bike to parents who want to do some form of sport with their kids.

Our club nights are fun and you get to ride with other kids of your ability.

Come give it a go.

Tuesday nights 5.30pm.

Paeroa BMX Club

Taylor Ave, Paeroa.

For further information cal Terry on 0275626438 or email paeroabmx@hotmail.co.nz

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netball workshops

Netball season is fast approaching and if you are looking to coach and/or manage a team, Thames Netball Centre is hosting a weekend on the 5th & 6th March with workshops run by Netball Waikato Bay of Plenty. Please see the Tania at the office for more information.

have a great weekend

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