Raureka School Term 2 Week 8

Newsletter 23 June 2021


Kia ora koutou katoa, Talofa lava, Kia orana,

I hope you all managed to have a a great weekend and you managed to keep dry. The weather hasn't been the best at all.

I was disappointed to find out that the Year 3/4 Tui Hockey team draw was changed on Saturday. I sent the new draw out for the team yesterday to make sure that we have the right times for the other games. I did notice that last weeks time was the only one that was different from everything else

The staff only day on Monday has supported our staff to prepare for the upcoming conferences and to get reports ready for the conferences. Please remember to book in for them- details of how to book in are below.

Three way conferences: School Closes on Monday 5th July at 12:30

These will be held on Monday 5th July from 1:00 and then Tuesday 6th July from 3:15.

School will close at 12:30 on Monday 5th so that conferences can start at 1:00. The YMCA will be open to take children but they will need to be booked in. Please contact them to book in.

To make a booking for the conference:


Enter the code 3qtz9 and then follow the instructions for booking your child/ren. This is open now. Bookings will need to be made individually for each child.

If you have difficulty booking in please contact your teacher/office and we will make a booking for you.

The interview will be a time for your child to share some of the things that they are doing and then for you and the teacher to go over the progress that is being made by your child.

Please note that Mrs Hanson, from Room 8, will be away from Tuesday 6th July and so her interviews will need to be on Monday 5th of July. She will also have interviews on Tuesday 29th June and Thursday 1st July from 3:15 until 4:30 p.m. Mrs Hanson will be sending out a note to the class so parents can book a time to go over the children's progress. Please make your bookings as soon as you can. Booking with Mrs Hanson's extra days will have to be done with her so send back a request for the time you want and she will let you know what time you have.

Mrs Hanson will be away for at least four weeks into Term 2. Mrs Williams will take over the running of the class in her absence.

Health Curriculum Questionnaire: Thanks to everyone who have already returned the Health curriculum questionnaire. We have had the largest response we have ever had to the survey. Thank you very much for it. Results so far. The majority of whanau suggest that we should continue to focus on this area as there are concerns throughout NZ and help find ways to help our tamariki.

The sexuality thread is important although we need to be careful as we have our community across all areas- with responses saying it isn't important right through to very important. A number of whanau suggest that families should only teach this.

The food and nutrition thread was deemed to be important to the majority of respondents.

The Body care and physical safety thread was deemed to be important to very important by the majority of whanau.

The sports study thread was very split across all areas with the majority of responses being between somewhat important and important.

Outdoor Education was deemed to be important to very important and almost everyone was totally supportive of the Keeping Ourselves Safe Programme.

We will now look at these results and take them into consideration when we prepare our programmes. Thank you all for your carefully thought out responses.

Tomorrow our leaders will be taking part in a leadership Conference. Mrs Sanders and I will take them. I am hoping the programme will help our leaders develop new strategies to support others within the school.

Matariki Celebrations: These are on Next Thursday starting at 9:05 with a powhiri for new families, we will be continuing with this annually for now on. At 5:00 we will start our Matariki celebration at school- all whanau are invited to attend. Please bring a plate so that we can share kai after the event. Plates are to be taken to the tables outside Rooms 12/13. We are looking forward to a fantastic event like we have had in the past.

Breakfast Club: We have breakfast provided on Tuesday's and Thursday's in the hall from just after 8:00 until 8:30. This is Kick Start breakfast programme provided by Fonterra and Sanitarium. Children are welcome to come in and be part of the programme.

Please remember that classes start at 8:55 a.m. each day and all children should be at school, unless they are sick, ready to start then. When the children arrive on time they do not miss out on valuable learning time and they feel as though they haven't missed anything. Keep in mind too that when children arrive late it can be hard on their classmates as after an interruption - some children struggle to refocus on the lesson.

Chicken pox - there are a few cases in both the junior and senior school. If you child breaks out with bubbly/weepy spots, this could be it so please have them checked. They will need to remain home until all the spots have dried up.

Raureka School Board of Trustees Casual Vacancy for a Parent representative

A casual vacancy has occurred on the school board for an elected parent representative. The board have decided to fill the vacancy by selection.

If 10% or more of eligible voters on the school roll ask the board, within 28 days of this notice being published, to hold a by-election to fill the vacancy, then a by-election will be held.

Request for a by-election should be sent to:

Marguerite Watt, Presiding Board Member, Raureka School Board of Trustees, Gordon Road, Hastings. Please email chair@raureka.school.nz

by: 21st July 2021


Our Values

Our four values are :

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

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

Expected behaviour for this week: be a team player.

Our value for Week 6 was ...


The following children received awards:

R1 Liam Anderson, R2 Nikhil Sehjal, R4, R5 Cooper Burns, R7 Davaliyah Chauhan, R8 Raven Brunton, R11 Zac Palmer, R12 Skye Hape-Osbourne, R13 Kalayis Gill-Marshall, R14 Harlow Smith, R15 Leila-Jay Houia, R19 Kirisome Oli-Alainuu, R20 Chloe Clark, R21Nathen Siju. ESOL Zakariya Gul.

Our Award Winners

Back Row:

Nikhil Sehjal, Zakariya Gul, Cooper Burns, Kirisome Oli-Alainuuese, Zac Palmer.

Middle Row:

Liam Anderson, Davaliyah Chauhan, Raven Brunton, Nathen Siju.

Front Row:

Leila-Jay Houia, Chloe Clark, Skye Hape-Osbourne, Kalayis Gill-Marshall, Harlow Smith.

Sport Results


Raureka Kowhai played Pukehamoamoa and drew 0-0.

Player of the day was Olivia.

Raureka Tuis played Mahora and drew 1-1.

Player of the day was Ocean.


Raureka Force played St Josephs and won 10-5.

Player of the day was Teina-Marie.

Raureka Magics played Mayfair and lost 5-10.

Player of the day was Rayne.


A Grade played Havelock North and lost 4-15.

Player of the day was Taylah.

B Grade played Havelock North and won 8-7.

Payer of the day was Haygen.

Hello Room 2 - what have you got to share with us this week?

Talofa Lava,

Room 2 has been very busy the last couple weeks. We had an awesome Samoan Language Week in week 5 and learnt so much through reading, writing and pese (song). This was capped off by making some yummy ula lole (lolly necklaces) and watching our Senior Pasifika group perform at our school assembly.

We are also learning our times tables using skip counting cards. Mr Filipo challenges us to work these out through group competitions- we learn and have fun at the same time. it gets so competitive. We have been orbiting the subject of the Solar System and using our knowledge to make our own planets. We design our planet on how it looks, how many moons, what lives on the planet and so much more. These are Hannahs and Lily's creations. They are so creative!!

Fa'afetai Lava and Tofa from Room Lua! Seki!

Room 19 item

Upcoming Events

  • Thurs June 24 - Leadership Day School Leaders
  • Tues June 29 - Senior Cycling
  • Thurs July 1 - Matariki 5:00pm meet School Quad
  • Mon July 5 - 3 Way Conferences - School closes 12:30- 6:30 first Conference 1:00
  • Tues July 6 - 3 Way Conferences first Conference 3:15-6:30
  • Last Day Term 2 - Fri. - July 9 (School Closes at 2:55)
  • Mufti Day
  • First Day Term 3 - Mon. - July 26 (School Opens at 8:55)
  • Thurs August 19- Parent evening with Murray Gadd about Writing
  • Fri 27 August Teacher Only Day- all COL- No School
  • Tues. 28 September - School Production - matinee & evening shows
  • Last Day Term 3 - Fri. - October 1 (School Closes at 2.55)
  • First Day Term 4 - Mon. - October 18 (School Opens at 8.55)
  • Mon 22 Nov Teacher Only Day- No School
  • Last Day of 2021 - Wed. Dec. 15 (School closes at 12.30)

Other Notices


One of our new families is desperately seeking accommodation ...1-2 bedrooms, (preferably 2 and preferably Raureka area but will look at anything.)

Please phone Kirsty 0274302424.

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

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. We need help on the following days - Front Gate: Wednesday, Friday, Back Gate: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday.

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