Raureka School Term 3 Week 7

Newsletter 7 September 2022


Kia ora koutou katoa, Talofa lava, Kia orana,

Congratulations to all of children who took part in the Barefoot 7's Rugby competition last week.

I was fortunate to go and see a little of the event and see the children play well.

I was very impressed to see so many whanau watching the games as well, thanks for the support.

A huge thank you to everyone who came to watch, the adults who acted as managers for the teams, Mr Filipo for organising the teams and most importantly every single child who played the games.

Junior Enduro Run has been postponed until next term.

Due to the cold weather and wet grounds, unfortunately the Junior Enduro Run has been cancelled.
We hope to have the chance to do this early next term when the weather has improved and after the production.

Senior Cross- Country:

This is being held next Tuesday 13th September, parents and whanau are welcome to come and watch. Races are in the morning and everything will be finished by lunch time.

Good luck everyone.

Our Inter School Cross Country team will be selected from this.

Pool Lining:

You will have heard that the Ministry have given us permission to go ahead and repair the pool. The Board will use money that it has put aside to cover these costs.

I spent some time with the contractor discussing the project. He believes that the pool will be up and ready to use before the end of this year.

They will start the project in a couple of weeks- taking out some pipe work and then doing final measurements and preparing the pool for the liner. The liner is being made in Australia and will be shipped to us as soon as the initial site work is completed.

Thank you for your input into our decision. We appreciate it.

The production:

You will have received notices about the production. A huge thanks to those parents who have already sent back the permission slips as we need to have them back at school to show that your child can take part.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased from www.eventfinda.co.nz

Tickets cost $10.00 each with a 25c booking fee.

If you can not buy online you can go to Hastings i-site at 319 Heretaunga Street Hastings and you can get them.

Shows are: Matinee Wednesday 28th September starting at 10:30 a.m. and the Evening performance Wednesday 28th September starting at 6:30 p.m.

200+ tickets have sold already, please make sure that you buy yours soon, so you don't miss out.

Our Front Fence is now finished:

Last week the gates were hung and our fence is fully operational again. Thanks to NIc Burkin for being the go between with our fencer Dean and our fencer Dean for doing such a great job.

I'm sure that this fence will keep everyone safe.

IMPORTANT - If your child is away from school -

Reminder that you need to PHONE, SEND an APP ABSENCE NOTIFICATION OR TEXT the school to let us know if your child is going to be away. Because of the current covid situation, it is essential that you let us know the reason they are away - eg coughing, headache, tummy bug etc.

You can phone 06 8789766 or text 027 557 0085 and leave a message.

Thank you for this, it is so helpful and we want to ensure your child is okay.

BOT Elections:

All votes need to be by 4:00 p.m today.


Hello Room 8 - what have you got to share with us this week?

Room 8 has been busy making our own pepeha booklets and this is a selection of pages from various children’s books. We are practising our pepeha by using our booklets and hope to record these soon and put the recordings on seesaw so you can see how fabulous we are.
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Values Certificate Winners

Our four values are :

Respect/Whakaute, Responsibility/Haepapa, Resilience/Pakari, Relationships/Whanaungatanga.

This week we are focusing on - Relationships/Whanaungatanga. - which means: interacting in a caring, respectful way to develop positive connections.

The expected behaviour during this week is: consider others.

The following children received awards at our last assembly:

R1 Isabella, R2 Charlotte, R3 Pippa, R7 Hazel, R8 Ruby, R11 Chloe, R12 Ella, R13 Zakiah, R14 Prestyn, R15 Arohaina, R19 Lacey, R20 Harlow, R21 Betty.


Back Row: Prestyn, Lacey, Charlotte, Pippa, Chloe, Isabella

Front Row: Hazel, Arohaina, Ruby, Harlow, Zakiah, Emma, Betty

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Sports Results


Girls Raureka v Parkvale: Lost 11:0 Player of the Day Echo

Boys Raureka v Parkvale: Won 8:2 Player of the Day Lachlan

Senior Assembly Certificates

Room 1 Harlee

Room 2 Chloe

Room 3 Adelyn

Room 4 Manahi

Room 11 Lucas

Room 19 Tayah-Leigh

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Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday 13 September - Senior School Cross Country
  • Wednesday 21 September - Inter school Cross Country Yr 4-6
  • Tuesday 27 September - Production- Dress Rehearsal
  • Wednesday 28 September - Production - at Toi Toi
  • Friday 30 September- Mufti Day; End of term 3
  • Monday 17 October- Start of Term 4
  • Friday 21 October- Hawke's Bay Anniversary Day
  • Monday 24 October -Labour Day - no school for students
  • Monday 21 November -Teacher Only Day - no school for students
  • Friday 16 December- Last Day of Year
  • Tuesday 7 February - beginning of Term 1 2023

Other Notices

School Uniform – this is compulsory. No exceptions.

All children are required to have the school royal blue polo-shirt, royal blue hat, and on colder days the royal blue polar fleece jersey. All of these are available at the school office.

The lower half of the uniform (short, longs, skorts, skirts) must be plain black and can be purchased in town No stripes, no flowers etc, can

be purchased in town.

· Do your child’s records need updating?

  • moved house?
  • phone/cellphone numbers changed?
  • living arrangements changed?
  • emergency contacts changed?
  • medical details?

Medical Reminders

IMPORTANT: Children are NOT to carry any form of medication in their bags etc. All medication must be held in the office. Parents must complete a Medical Form to enable staff to administer medication.

We often have a few ‘bugs’ around the school.

· A common one is a nasty cough/flu type illness. Keep your children home if they have symptoms of this as it spreads easily.

· If your child has had vomiting or diarrhoea, they MUST stay home for 2 days after the last event. This illness definitely spreads quickly around the school.

· Headlice are always around so make sure that you check your child’s hair regularly (we suggest weekly) and treat the hair if necessary. We have treatments available from school for free. Just pop in and we can give you some.

· If your child is at all unwell, please keep them home so that they don’t pass bugs on to other children. Also if a child is feeling unwell they are not able to learn easily and are much better off at home snuggled up in bed.

Don’t forget to contact the school office to let us know when your child is unwell please.

Volunteers needed for supervision of our school patrollers.

The children are well trained, it is just a matter of having an adult supervise from 8.30-9.00. Please contact Chris in the school office if your are able to help (even if you have helped in the past, please confirm).

Spring Sale at Aspyre

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Covid Information


Covid19 -We are at Orange level Orange now. We are seeing that cases are declining due to high levels of vaccination and natural immunity after infection.

At Orange, face masks are no longer required at school. However public health advice is that masks continue to be strongly encouraged when indoors. Wearing a mask is a key health measure that slows the spread of COVID-19 in indoor settings. For that reason, we ask that visitors to the school, including parents and whānau, wear a mask whenever they are indoors on school grounds.

We also ask that your child (if they are Year 4+) continues to bring a mask to school every day. There may be times that we’ll ask them to wear a mask, too – for example, when we are having an assembly in the hall. If there are a high number of cases at school or in the community, we may ask that masks are worn in classrooms for a time.

We will continue to keep all the other health measures in place at school that we know slow the spread of COVID-19. These include ensuring our indoor spaces are well-ventilated, maintaining good hand hygiene and cough and sneeze etiquette, appropriate physical distancing whenever we can and, most importantly, staying home if we are sick.

Remember if your child is feeling sick please keep them home until they are well.

If your child does need to isolate either as being a household contact or for testing positive please let us know.

Symptoms of COVID-19:

  • A new or worsening cough
  • Sneezing and runny nose
  • A fever
  • Temporary loss of smell or altered sense of taste
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath

Less common symptoms include diarrhoea, headache, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, malaise, chest pain, abdominal pain, joint pain, or confusion/irritability.

We know how hard the impacts on COVID-19 have been for many families in New Zealand. If you know of a family in your community who is struggling, please encourage them to reach out for support for example to access food, medicine, or access financial support: Help is available – COVID-19 Health Hub.

If you have any concerns, please do get in touch. We are here to help.

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