Newsletter Term 4 Week 6

Patumahoe School 23rd November 2022


Kia ora Parents, Caregivers and extended Whaanau

The production last week was absolutely amazing. The display of talent from the writing to the singing, dancing and acting exceeded any expectations. Of course, no production of this scale is possible without an enormous team effort. Huge thanks to all involved. Special thanks to our past pupils, it was great to have you all here!

The Senior playground is very close to being finished, and the children are desperate to get an opportunity to play on it. Thanks again to our PTA, Board and Pelorus Trust for their support of this development.

Calendar Art - this has arrived and your children will be bringing this home the next couple of days. Thank you for your support of this fundraiser.

The end of the year is always a really busy time at school, please check the key dates below and your school app to ensure that you are up to date with the many events that will be taking place.

I am looking forward to seeing many of you at our whaanau meeting tomorrow afternoon.

Nga mihi nui,

Keryn Grey


All the invites have gone out to whaanau for our hui tomorrow at 2.30pm in the staffroom and the tamariki will be supervised in the library. Ngaa Mihi


This week's assembly will be hosted by Room 3 & 6 starting at 1.50pm. All welcome. Next week's assembly will be hosted by Rooms 10, 11 & 12.


Last day for orders for book club is this Thursday 24th November.


Just wanted to say thank you to ALL of you who came to the School Production ‘A teary tale of fairy fails!’. The kids had a ball and the feedback was pretty good. Your ongoing support was really appreciated. The costumes you came up with were bang on.

I want to say thank you to all of the parents who were involved in getting the show onto the stage. Danica Mohan was a huge help. Melissa Tilyard and Amy Harkness in the makeup team were amazing. The Tulafono family were extremely helpful. The Senior teaching team were committed and proficient. The Junior team teachers went out of their way to make sure we had the right of way to the hall. Roz Turnbull was a bloomin legend both in stage managing and also giving up shedloads of time in acting coaching and problem solving (except for the stage curtain, just open the curtain Roz!). The Senior kids were also committed and some of the boys might even say they enjoyed it at a push! It was also a treat to have the Year 7 kids back and see them get the job done. Their parents were pretty amazing too in getting their kids prepared and incredibly costumed.

So, now it's done and I have to say it’s quite a big load off!


There is still one more job to do. You may recall that there was a lady there filming the show. Her name is Laura Fawthrop and she is Jo Syme’s student teacher. Well I have to say that she did a top job filming and the video has come out really well! There are also a bunch of photos that have been taken and some of them professionally done by Jeremy Lamb (Thanks mate, legend!). Now I can’t promise that your budding thespian is in there, but there’s a whole heap, so they should be!

If you would like a copy of the movie and the photos can you please send $10.00 along to school with your child and a usb stick (the usb stick has to be 32gig minimum) and I’ll chuck all the photo’s and the movie on there for you. The funds will go into fixing the curtain!! And also our future shows at school. Can you please not share the files? Sort of defeats the purpose. ;)

Thanks again everyone.

Todd Williams.

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Upcoming Events

  • 24th November - Zone Athletics
  • 24th November - Whaanau Meeting 2.30pm
  • 01st - 2nd December - Year 6 City Adventure
  • 02nd December - Junior Athletics (Rm 14,13, 1,2,3,4,5, 6-Yr 2's )
  • 06th November - BOT Meeting - 5.30pm
  • 07th December - Rainbows End Year 6's
  • 08th December - Year 6 Dinner
  • 09th December - Helpers Morning Tea
  • 14th December - Prizegiving - 1pm
  • 15th December - Last day Term 4 - Finishing at 12.30pm
  • 01st February 2023 - First day Term 1



We would be very grateful if you can please enter the following into your next newsletter.

‘Young at Art offer Children’s, Teens & Adult Art classes in Pukekohe. Our pre-Christmas Holiday workshops are now open for booking. These holidays we are offering Christmas themed Watercolours, Mixed Media and Christmas Craft days. Term 1 ART ADVENTURES after school classes are open for booking in groups for children aged 6-9yrs, 9-12yrs and 13yrs+ on Monday’s, Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s. If there is no space in your chosen class, please email Anna to join the waiting list we often have an odd spot come up at the beginning of term. Adult workshops include Family Watercolours, Resin Art and Resin Cheeseboards in the new term. For more information or to book please check out: / email: Bookings are essential as places are limited

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Uniform Works is our supplier for our school uniform. If you need to order please go online to . Delivery is super fast and efficient.
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