Newsletter Week 9 Term 1

Meeanee School 30th March, 2022


Only two weeks today to go in Term 1. It has certainly flown by and had it's challenges for our Meeanee School Community. Students last day for Term 1 is Wednesday 13th April. On Thursday 14th April staff will be in at school working on our PB4L (Positive Behaviour for Learning) work and Healthy Active Learning with Sport Hawke's Bay.

This week at Staff Meeting we had a visiting facilitator, Karen Lethbridge, from Evaluation Associates who came to take a look at our Meeanee School Curriculum. It was encouraging to see that all the work we have done over the past five years means that we have developed a strong curriculum for our children. Reading, Writing, and Mathematics are still at the core of what we do. The amount of Sport we are able to offer now has increased and students are receiving more opportunities to do something different. Thanks to all of those parents over the years who have taken part in our community consultation and provided us with your thoughts on what you want for your students.

Fingers crossed this year that it also means the Senior class may be able to go away for camp this year. Unfortunately in the last two years we have been hampered by COVID-19. Kelly and her class are very good at fundraising so that they can enjoy some cool activities.

Also with the easing of restrictions we may also be able to enjoy Matariki and have another hangi. Last year's was a huge success and brought in new members of our community to school. I hope to be able to update you more in the future.

Be Kind, Stay Safe,


Easter Colouring Competition 2022

Hawke's Bay Properties is running a colouring competition for 4 year olds through to 13 year olds. If your child is interested in entering please click on the link below.

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This weeks PB4L focus is:

  • We look after ourselves.

We chose to show respect and monitor our own behaviour.

Please reiterate this message at home with your children.

Assembly Winners - Friday 25th March

Unfortunately due to the weather and COVID-19 red traffic light restrictions we were unable to hold Assembly on Friday.

Relay for Life - Friday 1st April

Teachers have entered into the Relay for Life event. Sadly like a number of other events this can't take place as usual at the Hawke's Bay Regional Sports Park. We were going to complete this event on Saturday 12th March and then we were interrrupted by a member needing to isolate. So as a fun event we have now decided to run it on Friday 1st April. All staff will take part and students will be going out in groups to circulate around the bike track.

Students can wear purple or white to support the cause.

Thanks to those people who have made donations to our staff page. A lot of staff have been affected in one way or another by Cancer. This is our opportunity to give back.

Badminton in the Meeanee Hall

Wednesday mornings 9am - 11am.

New players of any level welcome.

$2 a session.


Learn to play Pickleball.

The most fun on the planet.

You will need sports shoes and we will provide the rest.

Meeanee Hall

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 1pm to 3pm.

Thursday and Saturday 10am to 12pm.

Get fit and have fun.

Sunday Market

Taradale Sunday Market is happy to support local, and is open weekly. For more info contact or look on facebook.

Upcoming Events

  • Papakura Sports Park trip - 31 March 2022
  • Relay for Life - 1 April 2022
  • Last Day Term 1 - 13 - April 2022
  • Teacher Only Day - 14 - April 2022