Raureka School Term 2 Week 9

Newsletter 29 June 2022


Kia ora koutou katoa, Talofa lava, Kia orana,

Here we are in week 9 already with only one more week of school before the July Holiday break.

We have been assured that the front fence will be started during the break and hopefully all completed for the start of term.

It was great to see so many people come and be part of the powhiri, welcoming new tamariki and new whanau to school last Wednesday. It was also lovely to see so many parents come and be part of the Matariki celebrations at 2:00 p.m. as well.

Matariki was once again a huge success, the children were superb, especially when it came to moving the celebration in the hall, as it rained about 20 minutes before we were due to start. It was so lovely to be able to welcome parents back into the school and it was apt to do this at the start of Matariki- new beginnings.

I have some photo's below of the different events.

Thank you all for being part of it.

The Dental Clinic van has arrived at school and the children will all be checked from now on until the end of next term. We are fortunate to have the Van return as it has nearly been two years since we saw them last- unfortunately this has been due to Covid.

On Friday we have our annual school Disco in the Hall- This year it is a Beach Party Disco Juniors are from 6-7 and the Seniors from 7:15- 8:30. $3:00 entry this includes a free glow-stick. Drinks and Chocolates for sale. All funds go towards a larger screen for the hall.

We are changing our transition to school process for our New Entrants. We are doing this so that the children can get used to school, know some of the children before they start, get used to classroom routines, know where the toilets are and start building a relationship with the class teacher.

If you have a new Entrant please remember that Enrolment packs and information about our school is available at the school office or on our website.

If you would like a tour of the school please book this in at the office. Uniforms (except black pants/skorts etc) and stationery are sold at the office.

Please let our office staff know as soon as possible if you are intending on enrolling your child at Raureka School. Your details are passed on to our New Entrant teachers who may contact you or your child’s ECE if they need any further information, this is so the teachers can ensure that your child has a great start to school.

We encourage all children to have three visits in the New Entrant classrooms before they start school. These are organised at the school office or with the New Entrant teachers.

More visits can be organised if needed.Normal visit days are Tuesdays 9am - 11am. If your child needs visits on other days, these can be arranged with our New Entrant teachers.

We want our New Entrants to have the best start possible, please help us ensure they get this.

3 way conferences will be held next Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th July in Week 10.

3 way conferences-are an opportunity to meet with the teacher and your child and talk about how your child is progressing and to discuss your child's next learning steps.

Bookings are closing tomorrow afternoon for the Conferences- so please make your booking if you haven't already done this:

On Monday 4th we will close at the regular time with the first conference starting at 3:15 - and the last conference finishing at 6:30 p.m.

On Tuesday 5th July school will close early at 12:30 and the first conferences will start at 1:00 and finish 5:30.

Make your bookings by following the link/QR Code below.

Remember school will finish early on Tuesday 5th July so that conferences/ interviews can start at 1:00. All children will need to go home at 12:30- OSCAR will be available on the Tuesday for our early finish.

BOB A JOB Year 6 are fundraising for their camp.

Bob a Job has started, all year 6's are trying to raise funds for their Term 4 Camp. The children will 'contract' themselves to family and friends and complete jobs for an agreed amount. Funds will go towards paying for the Year 6 Camp in October.

Thank you to everyone who has already supported this, funds are coming in already and over $2000 has been raised to support the camp. Camp usually costs around $10000.

The Board Triennial 2022 election date is Wednesday 7 September 2022.

We have these elections coming up soon. Next Term we will get nominations for the three vacant spaces on the Board. More information will be shared about the process soon. All parents will have the opportunity to vote for our new members.

Emergency Numbers for Sports Coaches:

Please remember to let your child's sports coach know your contact number- this is purely for any emergency contact.

IMPORTANT - If your child is away from school -

Reminder that you need to PHONE OR TEXT the school 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.


Powhiri and Matariki Celebrations

Three Way Conference Bookings

Our Booking link is now open. Thank you to those parents who have already booked in.

Follow the link below/ QR code to make your booking.

Step 1 Enter your details and fill out your child/ren's names then click go,

Step 2 choose the teacher, then click go, choose the time click go and you will get your time confirmed as well as an email to let you know that it is booked.


Use this booking link in electronic media, like your website, school app or an emailed newsletter:


Big picture

Hello Room 20 - what have you got to share with us this week?

Room 3 has had a busy term two!

We have been working hard on our class mural which was of our school pepeha. We each had a different role in the mural and we are very happy with how it has turned out.

Each week we enjoy working with our buddy classes rooms 12 and 13. We read, play sports and do some art and crafts together. Last week we created stars together for Matariki.

Big picture

Values Certificate Winners

Our four values are :

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

This week we are focusing on - Respect/Whakaute. - which means: believe in yourself, value the feeling and rights of others and show regard for the environment.

The expected behaviour during this week is: use manners

The following children received awards at our last assembly:

R1 Kaiyah Mason, R2 Kisone Tonga-Malie, R3 Melania Tonga-Malie, R4 Kirisome Oli-Alainuuese, R5 Charlie Timmins, R7 Meila Bates, R8 Hereraina Ngahuka-Dunn, R11 Sabrina Sehjal, R12 Dominic Edmonds, R13 Levi Khumalo, R14 Emily Warwick, R15 Hibba Gul,

R19 Zac Palmer, R20 Emma King, R21 Cahlani Sula-Sinclair.


Back Row:

Kaiyah Mason, Charlie Timmins, Zac Palmer, Kisona Tonga-Malie, Melania Tonga-Malie, Sabrina Sehjal.

Middle Row:

Meila Bates, Emma King, Hibba Gul, Cahlani Sula-Sinclair, Levi Khumalo.

Front Row:

Emily Warwick.

Senior Assembly Certificates


Room 1

Room 2

Room 3

Room 4

Room 5

Room 11

Room 19

Caught being good:

Players of the day


Raureka White v St Matthews lost 1-7 Player of the day -Ashton

Raureka Black v Ebbett Park won 11-1 Player of the day - Hannah

Raureka Blue v St Josephs won 7:3 ; Player of the day - Addy G


A's v B's Lost 25-27 Player of the day - Numea

B's v A's Won 27-25 Players of the day -Brydon and Kooper

Rippa Rugby

Raureka 1 v Parkvale lost 4-10 Player of the day - Iesha

Raureka 2 v Maraenui won 12-3, Player of the day - Shada

Raureka 3 v St Patricks won 9-2, Player of the day -Tayah-Leigh


Goings v HNP, lost 12-20 , Player of the day -Addy

Hunters v St Josephs, won 32-0 Player of the day - Drake

Upcoming Events

  • Friday 1 July School Disco
  • Monday 4 Three Way Conferences- from 3:15- 6:30
  • Tuesday 5 July Three Way Conferences School closes at 12:30 conferences- 1:00-5:30
  • Friday 8 July End of Term 2 - Mufti Day ... gold coin donation
  • Monday 25 July Start of Term 3
  • Friday 30 September 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

School Disco this Friday night

Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture

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.

Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture

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).

Big picture
Big picture