Newsletter Week 8 Term 3

Meeanee School 14th September, 2022


I have now been at Meeanee School for 2 and 1/4 years. Finally I think we are getting to a point where adults are now able to come back into school. This means that Assemblies on Friday's can now be attended by parents again. One of our main goals has been to create an inclusive environment for our whole school community, and this has been really difficult when families haven't been able to come into school en masse. It will be great to see you back in!

As the announcement of a one off public holiday was presented I heard the collective groans from parents (including me). For us at Meeanee School it means that over 3 school weeks in a row we will have short weeks.

Week 10 Term 3 - Tuesday 27th September to Thursday 29th September

School Holidays

Week 1 Term 4 - Monday 17th October to Wednesday 19th October

Week 2 Term 4 - Tuesday 25th October to Friday 28th October.

Next term is also the shortest term of the year, being only 9 weeks in length. It is really important that students are at school everyday available. We have seen a big reduction in absences over the last two weeks which is really encouraging.

BOT elections saw only the current 5 parent members nominated so no vote needs to take place. Congratulations to Jo, Andrew, Chivon, Alisha, and Kim who remain on the board. They will be joined by our new staff rep, Kelly McKay.

Be Kind, Stay Safe,



This weeks PB4L focus is:


We will try to solve our own problems.

Students quite often seek out a teacher before trying to work on the problem themselves. Teachers are giving students suggestions about how they can calmly discuss any problems they are having in their games.


School Photo's 2022

Hopefully you all would've received your personalised key-code via email to order your school photo's on-line. The email would've come from 'Natasha Claassen' at PhotoLife. The last day for ordering photos with free delivery back to school, is midnight Sunday 18th September. If you haven't received your keycode by email, please contact the school office - and we can give it to you.

Wheels Day 2022

Last Wednesday we had our Wheels Day ably supported by Sports Hawke's Bay. It was great to see all of our students out exercising during morning tea and lunchtime. They also all had a lesson with Sports Hawke's Bay learning correct biking techniques through games. Thanks Diana and team.

Hopefully the neighbours didn't mind the 70's Disco music blasting through the speaker.

Book Amnesty

With only 11 school days left of the term we are having a book amnesty. Where is the weirdest place in the house you can find one of our school books? Have a look under beds, in wardrobes, in cars....

Please return your book to your classroom teacher.

Napier Technical Cricket Club registrations

One of our lovely parents has let me know that Napier Technical Cricket Club are looking for a few extra players for their junior teams. If any students are interested below is the link to the registration.

Sunday Market

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

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Upcoming Events

  • Queen Elizabeth Memorial Public Holiday - Monday 26th September
  • Wacky Wednesday Mufti Day (Camp Fundraiser) - Wednesday 27th September
  • Bacon Buttie Thursday (Camp Fundraiser) - Thursday 28th September
  • Teacher Only Day - Friday 30th September