Rākau Nui Newsletter

Term 3, Week 10

27 September 2022

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We will not be teaching a health lesson this week but will continue our programme next term.

Ballet Workshops with the Royal New Zealand Ballet

Over the next two days, your child will take part in a ballet workshop with a Royal New Zealand ballet educator. Could you please make sure that your child comes to school wearing clothes comfortable to dance in? We are very excited to be given this opportunity particularly as it links well with all the children having done ballet as a STEAM with Trelise this term.

Lollies at School

It has come to our attention that some students have been bringing lollies to school and giving them out to other students. Some students are also going to the dairy before school to buy lollies to give to others. We are aware that lollies are sometimes being eaten at school and sometimes being put in bags for later. Could you please talk with your child about not bringing lollies to school and not accepting lollies, or any other food, from others?

Sports Equipment at School

Now that the traffic light system has been removed we are able to provide students with sport equipment, such as basketballs and soccer balls, at break times again. We strongly recommend that your child does not bring their own sports equipment to school any longer and instead uses the equipment provided by school.

Hats in Term 4

A reminder that during Term 4 all students need to wear a wide brimmed hat when outside. Please ensure that your child’s hat is named and they know to keep it inside their closed school bag during the day. Hats are available from the school office for $25. We also encourage everyone to wear sunscreen and this is available in all classrooms if students wish to apply it at school.

Enviro Day and Gardening Materials Drive

Thank you to everyone who came along and supported Enviro Day today.

Yummy Stickers

Thank you for collecting these over the past two terms. Please keep collecting these and send them to school before Wednesday of week 10, 28th September so we can exchange them for sports equipment.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss anything with us, please remember that your first point of contact is your child’s home class teacher. Our email addresses are:







Hei konā mai

Jenni, Trelise, Sarah, Christine, Ali, Judy, Kath, Andi, Leah, Kuini, Haley, Min and Angela

Useful Dates - Please note that all dates are subject to COVID restrictions and events may be cancelled or postponed

Friday 30 September - Term 3 ends 3.00pm

Monday 17 October - Term 4 begins 8.55am

Monday 17 October - Niuean Language Week

Friday 21 October - Staff Development Day - School Closed

Monday 24 October - Labour Day (school closed)

Tuesday 25 October - Information evening for year 5 & 6 camp, 5.15pm in the hall

Thursday 27 October - Bake Sale (More information to come)

Monday 07 November to Wednesday 09 November - Year 5 & 6 Camp

Monday 14 November - Northern Zone Athletics (pp 21nd)

Tuesday 22 November to Friday 25 November - Swimming Lessons

Tuesday 29 November to Friday 02 December - Swimming Lessons

Tuesday 29 November - Interzone Athletics (pp 1 December)

Tuesday 06 December - Year 6 Leavers Celebration (More information to come)

Friday 09 December - Year 6 Day Out (More information to come)

Wednesday 14 December - Rākau Nui End of Year Assembly (More information to come)

Friday 16 December - Term 4 ends 1.00pm