Ngaere School

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Cross Country

Ngaere School children performed very well at our Rural schools' cross country on Friday despite the cold conditions. There are 27 students racing at Stratford today in the Central Taranaki Primary Schools' event.

Those who finish in the top 10 will be invited to enter the Taranaki Champs in Hawera on Wednesday 26th Sept.

Congratulations to everyone who completed their race.

Our top place getters:

5 Year old Boys - 1st= Finn Lawrence

6 Year old Girls - 1st Poppy White

7 Year old Girls - 2nd London Oxenham

8 Year old Girls - 3rd Niamh O'Sullivan

9 Year old Boys - 2nd Wyatt Swan, 3rd Tae Rupapera

10 Year old Girls - 3rd Gemma Wicksteed

10 year old Boys - 1st Kemp Nickel

11 year old Girls - 3rd Holly Andrews

12+ year old Boys - 1st Jack Keller, 2nd Zack Radford

School Photos

Information envelopes will be sent home today with each child re school photos. Please check you have the correct envelope - they are named! School photos will take place on Tuesday 25th Sept. Sports team and sibling photo envelopes are available at the office.

Please ensure all sports uniforms are returned by this Friday.


Thanks to Taranaki Tennis Association we have had professional tennis coach Ghislaine Brien from Huatoki Tennis Club in school this week working with each class, teaching the fundamentals of tennis. As part of this we also receive some new rackets, balls and fold out net.

School Production

Auditions are well underway for the main characters in this year's production, 'Mindcraft the Musical'. Scripts will be given out next week so the actors can work on memorising their lines over the holiday break. Practices will begin after Pet Day with anticipated performance dates being 21 / 22 November. If you want to be involved or are able to help out in any way please see Penny, Kathryn or Megan. At this stage we anticipate we will need help with costumes, set design, and coaching of lines.

School Uniforms

Nothing is easy is it! We are still awaiting the arrival of the latest order of school shirts. Thank you to those who have already paid for their order. Your child will be given a shirt as soon as they arrive!

School Accounts

With the end of term fast approaching please ensure your school account is settled before the holidays.

From the Children

These Year 1 girls are beginning to use more punctuation (commas and speech marks) in their writing.

I went to the Empire in town. To eat I had a hot dog and chips. After tea we had pudding. For pudding I had some icecream from the ice cream trucks. I felt happy.

I said, "Thank you." They said, "You're welcome." Then we went home. At home I went to bed.

by Emma M

Last night I got out of bed and I went to the hallway. Mum and Dad were talking about pony training. Mum said, "We can command the pony to stop but we need a word."

Dad said, "Yes we do."

by Alice K

Dates for the Diary

25 Sept School Photos

25 Sept PTA Meeting 7pm

26 Sept Taranaki Cross Country Champs @ Hawera

26 Sept Board of Trustees Meeting 7pm

28 Sept Last day Term 3

15 Oct Term 4 begins

17 Oct PET DAY

6 Nov Rural Schools' Group Tabloid Sports @ Midhirst

21/22 Nov School Production

13 Dec End of Year prize Giving

17 Dec Last day 2018

PTA Update

  • Pet day planning is underway. All trophies to be returned please.
  • Entries for Pets or lambs to be in before next Friday 21st Sept. please. Entry forms at the office.
  • Please send along grocery items to be included in a 'Monster Grocery Raffle'.
  • Slink Roster:
Wed 12th Neil Dodunski

Friday 14th Briar Yarrall

Sunday 16th Ben Sarten (0272385666)

Anyone wishing to 'do' another run please contact Bernadette Joubert 06 7656792

  • Bull calves - anyone wishing to rear a bullcalf in Ngaere School's name, NAIT number is 551786. Thank you!

Community Notices

Disco: E Town Youth Centre (All Saints Hall, Eltham) Friday 21 Sept. 5.30pm - 7pm.

Theme: Fancy Dress or Dress Fancy. Cost $2. Drinks, snacks available for sale. Prizes for best dressed and for challenges (dance off, freeze etc.)

Pet lambs: $20 small, $25 large Ph. Sarah Collier 06 7647418

Daylight Saving begins 30 September