Uenuku Newsletter

Term 4 Week 8

Kia ora

EOTC week is upon us!

Please find below a run down of each day. Any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us on our email addresses below.

Education Outside The Classroom (EOTC) Week

Monday 5 Dec.

Outdoor Classroom Day - Adventure Zone Obstacle Course and Play, Gardening, Treasure Hunt, Sporting Fun

Wet day plan - Activity rotation in the hall (baking, crafts etc)

Tuesday 6 Dec.

Wheels Day - Bring your wheels! Bikes, trikes, scooters, skateboards etc.

Please bring them to the Uenuku court and park them by the big white basketball backboard.


Wet day plan - Music Making (designing and making instruments, playing ukuleles, playing chime bars, reading music)

Wednesday 7 Dec.

Festive Fun Morning - Christmas themed arts and crafts

PM: Last swimming lesson of the term.

Thursday 8 Dec.

Gully Walk

Wet day plan: Science activities/experiments

Friday 9 Dec.

Teddy Bears Picnic and Pyjama Dress Up Day - wear your pyjamas and bring a cuddly toy for a day of teddy themed activities.

Thank you to those of you who have spoken to us about helping on Thursday for our Gully Walk. Please look out for the permission form in your child's book bag on Monday. We'd love to have some extra helpers too please!

Health Education Lessons

These have resumed for Room 6 and Room 7 tamariki. Please look out for a separate email detailing this week's lesson content.

Hats, sunblock, water bottles and clothing.

In term 4 all tamariki and staff must wear a wide brimmed sun hat whilst outside. We have a school policy of no hat, no play. School sun hats are available to purchase from the office.

Looking ahead to the warmer weather, please remember to apply sunblock to your child before school. We have bottles of sunblock in class for the children to apply before lunch time. Alternatively, you are welcome to send your own sunblock with your child if you prefer. Please name this clearly.

We ensure that the children drink water throughout the day, every day. Please make sure that your child has a named water bottle with them every day. Thank you.

With our typical changeable Wellington weather we are experiencing warm, cool, wet and dry days. It's helpful if your child has a warm jersey and raincoat even if the day seems sunny, and perhaps wears layers that they are able to put on and remove as the temperature changes during the day. Many thanks.

Daily reminders

  • Classrooms open at 8:30am. Prior to this teachers may be in meetings or busy preparing for the day and are not available to supervise the children.
  • Please provide a change of clothes in your child's bag, just in case of accidents.
  • Please check your child's school bag each day - they may have a new reading book in their book bag, a notice, or have some of their wonderful creations to share. Wet/dirty clothes might be a possibility too!

Dates for your diary - TERM 4

Weeks 1-8

Wednesdays - Swimming

Week 8

EOTC (Education outside the classroom) week

Week 9

Thursday 15th December - End of year Junior Assembly (Uenuku & Pounamu)

Thursday 15th December - Pizza lunches organised by the Home and School committee

Friday 16th December - Last day of school for the year

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us with any queries, or pop in to see us for a quick chat either before or after school.

Ngā manaakitanga

Team Uenuku teachers

Team Uenuku

Mrs Fui - Leah Fuimaono leah@paparangi.school.nz (Mon, Tues, Wed)

Mrs Daly - Marilyn Daly (Thurs, Fri)

Mr M - Jason Middlemiss jason@paparangi.school.nz (part time teacher)

Miss Jensen - Michaela Jensen mjensen@paparangi.school.nz

Rebecca - Rebecca Arrowsmith rebecca@paparangi.school.nz (team leader/AP)