Newsletter 24th August 2023
From the principal
Mr Kini, Mrs Wood and myself had the great pleasure of transporting and accompanying twenty Y6 to Y8 students at the Northland Youth Summit last Friday. This was a great opportunity to offer nine school council members a reward for their extra leadership in and around the school, organising events for everyone to enjoy and supporting agencies in need. The other eleven places were offered to Y7/8 students who may not have had an opportunity for leadership, or that we thought would really benefit from the messages at the summit.
The range of speakers where truly inspirational and may have opened the children’s minds to a world of possibilities, and or given sound advice about dealing with challenges in life. Mr Kini really enjoyed this and will be keen to take another group next year.
Te Horo School Cross Country Taniwha Challenge
60+ students battled it out at Maungatapere School during cross country training over a number of weeks, to be selected based on their consistent effort and attitude, to represent our school at the Taniwha Challenge. What stood out to me was the collective will to strive for the top spots during training. The Maungatapere children definitely have buckets of motivation, drive and enthusiasm to compete. We have had great feedback from the students, teachers and parents about the positive day had by all. Well done Team Maungatapere! A few of Miss Ruth’s children wrote about the day (see included). Thanks to the collective effort of the teachers promoting and supporting a well-run cross country programme at school.
There is an Album of the day on our Facebook Page.
The results were:
Year 0 Boys
1st George de Ridder, 2nd Dylan Boylan, 3rd Max Kelly
Year 0 Girls
1st Leah Hanger, 2nd Ngawai Hoeta-Harrison, 3rd Lydia Reeves
Year 1 Boys
1st Noah Kennedy, 2nd Elijah McGrath, 3rd Shresh Ram
Year 1 Girls
1st Toni Railton, 2nd Georgia Hawkins, 3rd Maeve Palcic
Year 2 Boys
1st Liam Hawkins, 2nd Max Frost, 3rd Reon Kokich
Year 2 Girls
1st Ksenia Coleman, 2nd Georgie Matson, 3rd Emme Wood
Year 3 Boys
1st Lachlan Kelly, 2nd Nicolai Hansen, 3rd Finnley McGrath
Year 3 Girls
1st Ciara Compaan, 2nd Khloe Neho, 3rd Avery Morgan
8 Year Old Boys
1st Kody Wiseman, 2nd Heath Lambly, 3rd Ezra Bowen-Gamlin
8 Year Old Girls
1st Lara Fitzpatrick, 2nd Lilly Matson, 3rd Rosa Dunham
9 Year Old Boys
1st Aidan Neuhold, 2nd Taniera Ross-Hill, 3rd Freddie Chapman
9 Year Old Girls
1st Ella Watts, 2nd Lily Robertson, 3rd Isla Gibson
10 Year Old Boys
1st Selwyn Watson, 2nd Ben Oxford, 3rd Jackson Leigh
10 Year Old Girls
1st Millie Taylor, 2nd Emily Morgan, 3rd Mia Ruawhare
11 Year Old Boys
1st Jacob Oxford, 2nd Lachlan Livingston, 3rd Jake Butel
11 Year Old Girls
1st Holly-Grace Duffy, 2nd Ella Guitry, 3rd Arabella Chapman
12+ Year Old Boys
1st Xander Tissink, 2nd Sheldon Hill, 3rd Campbell Parker
12+ Year Old Girls
1st Ava Neumann, 2nd Eden Watson-Meyer, 3rd Lara Bradford
1st Dad - Joseph Oxford, 2nd Dad - Andrew Booth, 3rd Dad - Isaac Watts
1st Mum - Loren Duffy, 2nd Mum - Laura Ewing, 3rd Mum - Kate McGrath
whats coming up!
25 Aug Daffodil Day
30 Aug Barge Park Cross Country
2-8 Sep Aims Games
11-15 Sep Book Fair Week
12 Sep Year 7/8 Speech Competitions
20 Sep Mangakahia Lions Speech Competition
21 Sep Pizza Day
22 Sep End of Term 3
9 Oct First Day - Term 4
28 Oct Ag Day
Anahera Timms-Mohi R3 For showing resilience and learning to have a positive attitude - making her learning happen.
Isla Gibson R13 For showing mana in all of her learning.
Vivien Morgan R9 For all your hard work and effort you put into your learning.
Hunter Powell R5 Making good learning choices during mat time.
Maisy Dunham R5 Showing mana during work time and always trying your best.
Ag Day Help
Please contact the school office if you can help.