Newsletter Term 2 Week 1

Patumahoe School 4th of May 2022

Principal's Desk

Kia ora parents, caregivers, and extended whanau

Welcome back!! I trust you all had a bit of a break. I managed a wee bit of fishing action, watched a few of the Northern Stars netball games and even got out on the golf course as well.

We will be doing a bit of 'connecting' this week as our tamariki will no doubt have loads of cool holiday stories to share, but this term is all about 'shifting' in our learning. Our kids have got the reading bug back in term 1 thanks to our reading challenge so we want to keep daily home reading a habit. Kotahitanga meetings are next Tuesday and these will give you an understanding of where your child is at and where to next in their learning. Teachers have also planned some very exciting learning units as well. So all is set for a busy and productive term.

Winter sports for the most part is set to get underway this weekend. If you are a parent who has put your hand up for coaching and managing roles, I take my hat off to you. Team sports are so beneficial for our children and it is often taken for granted that kids can simply turn up and play sports. But if it weren't for volunteer parents committing to the rather large task of coaching and managing, then the kids would miss out. Thanks a lot mums and dads.

Noho ora mai

Mr Tawhiti


We will be holding our Kotahitanga meetings on 10th May from 2.30pm to 6.21pm in the hall. This is an opportunity for you to discuss your child’s learning pathway with their teacher.

Please go to the following website and enter in the code xuku7 and follow the online instructions to set up an interview time with your child’s class teacher (ONE SLOT PER CHILD ONLY). If you do not have access to the internet please phone the office and we will book for you.

If you are unable to attend due to COVID-19, please notify the office and we will make other arrangements for you to discuss your child’s goals as soon as you are available.

Please ensure you wear a face mask.

Nga mihi


This week's assembly will be hosted by Room 11 starting at 1.45pm on Friday under the Cloud. All welcome
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Upcoming Events

  • 10th May- Kotahitanga meetings (parent teacher learning interviews)
  • 10th May - Franklin Zone Orienteering
  • 12th May - PTA Meeting - 2.30pm Library
  • 19th May - Heroes for Hospice Mufti Day
  • 24th May - Board Meeting - 5.30pm
  • 27th May - Trees for Survival Planting Day
  • 31st May - Year 3/4 Zone Soccer
  • 01st June - Year 5/6 Zone Soccer
  • 06th June - Queens Birthday

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