Uenuku Newsletter

Term 3 Week 8

Kia ora

We are looking forward to the last three weeks of term and hoping that the sun shines everyday!

Health Education this week

Due to extra additions to our timetable last week, this week we will be completing last week's Monday session 'How my body moves' today, summarising the benefits exercise and Thursday's session is as detailed for last Thursday: 'My growing body and the things it can do',

discussing how they have changed from a baby until now, and the things that they can do e.g. the toys and games they play with and their ability to crawl/walk/run/ride a bike etc. We will predict what they think they will be able to do as an older child, teenager and adult. This is rolled forward from last week.

Baby and Toddler photos

Please send a baby or toddler (or both!) photo to your child's class teacher for us to use in Thursday's Health Education lesson 'My growing body and the things it can do'.


Thank you to those of you who have already done so.

Mobility Parking Space

Unless you hold a mobility parking permit please do not park in our disabled parking space. This space is needed multiple times each day by at least one of our families and vehicles not displaying a mobility parking permit have been preventing them from accessing it. Thank you.

Daily reminders

  • Classrooms open at 8:30am. Prior to this teachers may be in meetings or busy preparing for the day and are not available to supervise the children.
  • Please provide a change of clothes in your child's bag. It's also helpful to have a warm jersey and a raincoat even if the weather seems warm and dry in the morning.
  • Please check your child's school bag each day - they may have a new reading book in their book bag, a notice, or have some of their wonderful creations to share. Wet/dirty clothes might be a possibility too!
  • Please send your child with a water bottle every day.

Coming up in Term 3

Week 8 Te wiki o te reo Maori

Week 10

Tuesday: Enviro Day

As always, please feel free to pop in for a quick chat before or after school with any queries or wonderings. We are also available via email and can always give you a call if you prefer.


Ngā manaakitanga


Team Uenuku teachers

Team Uenuku

Mr M - Jason Middlemiss jason@paparangi.school.nz (part time teacher)

Miss Jensen - Michaela Jensen mjensen@paparangi.school.nz

Rebecca - Rebecca Arrowsmith rebecca@paparangi.school.nz (team leader/AP)