Newsletter Term 2 Week 9

Patumahoe School 30th June 2021

Principal's Desk

Kia ora whanau

Nga mihi nui to all of our families who attended the parent-teacher interviews. I trust a clear learning pathway has been set for the remainder of the year.

Next week is the final week of the term and it is a big one. It is Matariki Week here and all of our tamariki will be involved in various te ao Maori activities, the week culminates in a hakari (shared kai) on Friday where we ask each whanau to provide a plate of kai. Carrying on the traditions of this hakari, we welcome kai unique to your culture as we see the week as a celebration of all cultures in our school (I particularly enjoyed the samosa, beef and taro, and chop suey last year). We also have a special assembly in the afternoon following the hakari.

We welcome Sandy Van Lieshout to the team. Sandy has stepped up to take on the caretaker responsibilities while Ngaire Jamieson is away on medical leave.

A reminder that next Wednesday is a short day due to an NZEI Teachers Union meeting. School closes for instruction at 12.30pm. There is an information slip coming home today that we need each family to complete and return to the classroom teacher in order to know of every child's movements.

We have some confirmed details for next week's Caretakers Cup Rugby Challenge. It is on Thursday the 8th of July at Pukekohe Hill School. The girls game will kick off at 12pm with the boys game kicking off at 12.30pm. This will be a very big occasion and any interested spectators are welcome to watch. We will need all the support we can get.

Stay warm and healthy

Mr Tawhiti

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This week's assembly will be hosted by Room 9 & 14 starting at 1.45pm. All welcome. Next week's assembly will be a Matariki assembly starting at 1.45pm.


Access Keycode forms for photos are coming home today. FREE DELIVERY EXPIRES Midnight SUNDAY 25TH JULY. Photos will be delivered to school for distribution.

PJ Day

This Friday we are having a PJ Day (pajama day). Children can wear their PJ’s to school for the day. This is to promote us being a drop off point for Jammies in June- an initiative set up to provide PJ’s to sick and/or needy children at Middlemore Hospital.

Please either bring a new pair of PJ’s or a gold coin donation (koha) for us to pass on to the hospital.

Thank you for your continued support

Patumahoe School Staff


Tea Towel Fundraiser forms were handed out to eldest and only children on Monday. All completed forms are to be returned to school and payments received by direct debit only.
Orders close Wednesday 7th July.

Tea towel copies are displayed on the staff room window (veranda side, facing the cloud)
ACC: 12-3023-0694010-00
REF: Family name/RM number
CODE: Tea Towel


A seperate notice is coming home today for our calf club demonstration day, parents please make sure children have a idea of what they will be doing for calf club so they know what room to go too. We encourage parents to attend this information day also.


A calf club committee is being formed to help with organising this great day. If you are keen to be involved please come along or contact the PTA via email.

Upcoming Events

  • 30th June - School Speech Finals - 6pm start
  • 06th July - Hockey Y5/6
  • 07th July - Gymnastics Y3/4
  • 07th July - School early closing at 12.30pm for Teachers Union meeting
  • 08th July - Calf Club Demo Day - 1.30pm
  • 09th July - Matariki Day
  • 02nd August - Year 5/6 Netball
  • 04th August - Year 3/4 Netball
  • 20th August - School Cross Country
  • 24th August - Central Group Cross Country
  • 27th August - Daffodil Day (wear yellow) gold coin donation
  • 01st September - Zone Cross Country
  • 22nd October - TEACHER ONLY DAY - NO SCHOOL



Young at Art offer Children’s, Teens & Adult Art classes in Pukekohe. Our Holiday workshops are open for booking. These holidays we are offering Acrylic Pour Art, Papier mache, Puppet making, Print making, Canvas painting and Weaving, Term 3 ART ADVENTURES 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. For more information or to book please check out:, email: or phone: 0297 712 923. Bookings are essential as places are limited

Cross Country Programme

TTT Runners. Y5-Y8 Cross Country Programme.

Cross Country Training Programme for Year 5 - 8 students hosted by Papakura Coach of the Year James Kuegler and NZ Cross Country Champion Lisa Cross.



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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