Newsletter Term Two Week 1

Reporoa College 6th May 2022

Principals Message

Kia Ora Reporoa College Whanau.

Term 2 has begun and the message to the students is that we are here to work and to make up time from last term. Not a single minute is to be wasted in class. Now we are in the Orange traffic light system, we can invite parents to come and be spectators at school events. The wearing of masks is not compulsory in class and other school events such as assemblies can run. A reminder to all however, is that if you are sick and are displaying symptoms of Covid 19 that you get tested and stay home. We are still having whanau being affected by the pandemic.

A lot of normality is returning this term, with school events being reintroduced, beginning with next week as we have the annual school cross country and I welcome any parents that want to come along and watch, the first race starts at 1.35pm. We are also hosting the Annual Fell cup for Year 7 and 8s on Wednesday where we will be welcoming teams from schools throughout the valley.

Next Friday the 13th of May, we will be holding a Teachers Only Day, this is the day the nation wide training days for the implementation of the changes coming to NCEA, here staff will be participating in training sessions relating to those changes.

With winter bringing the cold, please ensure that your children return with the correct uniform. We seem to accumulate a lot of non uniform items including hoodies, footwear and so forth at this time of year. We also have available a number of second hand uniform items and ‘Kidscan’ supplied shoes for all students. We wish to advise that we confiscate items that are non uniform and hold them until the parent or caregivers come to school to collect them.

Improvements to the buildings are continuing and now the gym has been recladded, replacing the cracked and aged sheets, then will be repainted. It is all about fixing and improving the physical environment of the college.

A big thank you to our senior students that attended the ANZAC services in Taupo, Reporoa and Rotorua, you made us proud. Also, thank you to Catherine Silberschmidt for the amazing wreaths you created for the occasion.

Also, the next board of trustees meeting is next Wednesday the 11th of May. Anyone is welcome, it is held at 6:30pm at the college.

Nga Mihi

Brendan Carroll


At the end of Term One 38 students were selected from the Rotorua region to attend this camp at Lake Okataina.

RYPEN is designed for students who are seen as the upcoming leaders. The following students attended : Caleb Stolzenberg, Zara Pearce and Hunter Robertson.

Hunter said it packed with activities and they made lots of friends and would recommend the camp to anyone looking at an amazing experience next year .

School Pool

Opened by Sue every lunchtime - the kids sre still swimming and enjoying the pool

Thanks Sue

SCHOOL DOCS ( Policies and Procedures for Reporoa College)

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The Reporoa College Board of Trustees has a current vacancy as the result of the resignation of a parent representative. The Board will be looking to fill this vacancy, so if you have an interest in becoming part of moulding the Strategic Direction of Reporoa College please get in contact with the Board Secretary or any current Board member to discuss. The current Board of Trustees is:

Kerry Pearce (Chair)

Brendan Carroll (Principal)

Catherine Silberschmidt (Staff Representative)

Alaina Ferreira (Student Representative)

Bruce Tremain

Hine Ratu

Tracey Meads

John Guyton

Sue Melville (Board Secretary)