Newsletter Week 3 Term 2

Turua School 19th May 2022


It's great to see the rain finally here to give our gardens a good watering! This Sunday is our Working Bee and if it is raining the Board has decided to go ahead even if the scope of works needs to be reduced. Thank you to those who can't make Sunday but have offered to carry out a task at an alternative time.

It’s also been great to see winter sports getting into full swing these last few weeks. It’s brilliant that so many of our students get involved in team sports whether it’s basketball, hockey, soccer, netball or rugby. Thank you to all those parents and coaches that make these opportunities happen. Our students learn so many skills both social and physical from being a team member. Remember to keep in touch with the office if there are any changes to your child's pick up arrangements.

Harcourts Foundation

Much excitement in our Junior School on Monday morning! A team from Harcourts Real Estate arrived with a rather large cheque!

A huge thank you to Anikha for putting in her time and effort to forward an application for a grant towards a sunshade for our new Junior School sandpit.

We were very fortunate to receive the grant of $4,000 towards the the cost.

You can still view the enormous cheque in the school office.

Thank you Harcourts Gold Star - much appreciated!

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National Leaders Day

Year eights enjoying a day out away from school at last! They were part of National Young Leaders Day held in Claudlands Event Center.

Garden To Table

The threat of rain couldn’t put us off our time in the garden. Te Wheke spent the morning harvesting our Jerusalem artichokes and planting some kohlrabi. In the kitchen we made an apple and nectarine crumble which we enjoyed with our lunch. Mangōpare and Kaitaki got to sample the artichokes both roasted and as a soup. A new taste for many of us, creamy and delicious. In the garden a lot of hard mahi collecting up leaves both at school and around at the neighbours to make some nutritious leaf compost for the garden. Also preparing the new compost bin site ready for installation next week.


Today was ‘Waka Wednesday’! We recognised some of our Junior School students who have been demonstrating our value Ako - meaning growth in their learning. These students earned points for the Waka! Ka pai everyone!
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On Sunday 22nd we are holding a working bee to support tidying up our school environment. We hope that we can get as much support as possible. While the working bee will be from 10.00am until 2.00pm, we realise that everyone is busy and the time may not suit. If you are happy to lend a hand with any of the jobs below at an alternative time, just give us a call and we can provide further details. Much of the jobs are removing rubbish into the skip. gardening or minor repairs. Thanks for your support.

  • Trimming roadside trees
  • Weeding gardens in the junior area
  • Water blasting paving in senior area
  • Thinning out garden in junior area
  • Removing fallen trees at the back by the cricket cage
  • Clearing out hall
  • Weeding and mulching Leavers Garden
  • Move worm farm to sunnier position
  • Remove garden debris/tree waste from compost box area.
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Scholastic Book Club

Please get any book club orders into the office. We will make an order early next week.


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Please make sure your children have a spare change of clothes in their bags.

Community Notices

If you’re looking for something for dinner Turua Scout Group are fundraising through Domino’s pizza tonight. Please support our local troop. If you would like more information about Cubs (ages 8-11) or Scouts (age 11-15) please contact Judy or come along to Cubs on Tuesday or Scouts on Thursday 6pm at the den on Raupoiti St (next to Banardos) All welcome
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