Greerton Village School Panui

August - September 2021

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Principals Word

As Term three comes to an end, I want to say a big thank you to all our community for adjusting and supporting the many changes and procedures we have been through over the past weeks as we have moved down alert levels. We have our fingers crossed for levels to continue to go down, so we can come together with our community in planned events such as Pasifika in the Bay which we are hosting early term 4.

A huge thank you to our dedicated staff who work tirelessly to support, teach and nurture our children.

We are all looking forward to term 4, which is always a fun term with graduations, fun days, Christmas assemblies, senior school camps and typically some good weather!

Have a happy holiday together and fingers crossed for sunshine.

Love Kimberley


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Congratulations GVS Slam

Congratulations GVS Slam for winning the Tauranga City Basketball Yr 5/6 A grade final 46-40.

We cheered and supported these gorgeous kids from outside the stadium via livestream, thanks to level restrictions!

A huge thank you to Matua Jared coach, and Rachel for being Manager! A huge thank you to Anita Page who has been there along side the rest of our whanau supporting these kids throughout the season!

It's great to win, but even greater that our tamariki do it with encouragement for each other and great sportsmanship!

Your kids have done us proud tonight!

GreVouS at Bandquest 2021

These incredibly talented kids from our Kura silenced the theatre with this incredible performance… the only primary school in the competition and they blew everyone away with their rawness and talent. Beyond proud. A huge thank you to Mr Dekker and his team How blessed are we! 2nd Place! at Band Quest 2021 in week 4, Monday 16th August.
GreVouS from Greerton Village Primary School at Bandquest 2021.HD

GreVouS are:

Halo Matenga Lewis - Vocals

Aaliyah Tauvaka - Vocals

Ruby-Tooa Iupeli - Vocals

Te Wai Tamihana-Ahomiro - Guitar

Jayne Peita-Kohunui - Bass

Alexa Kete - Keyboard.

Tupaea Pinga - Drums.

Congratulations to these talented students who represented their classrooms in the Year 5/6 speech competition today. They were all outstanding and we were very impressed with the content and delivery of all speeches. A huge congratulations to Koula Room 10 who was awarded 1st place with her speech on Tonga

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Community Hui

It was such an exciting evening at our kura, as we held our second community hui to establish bilingual classrooms to begin 2022. Incredible support from within our community.

We are feeling very blessed and very excited for our kura and our tamariki ❤️

Welcome new staff member Veveni

We have another Big Brother/ Mentor at our kura. Veveni joined GVS just before Lockdown.

He will be supporting in classrooms, with sports and Pasifika.

Welcome Veveni ❤️


We are so excited for Ms Stephanie McGovern as she leaves to go and have a wee girl ❤️ we know that this little girl is going to be so blessed to have a lovely Mum like our Steph and we can't wait to meet her 💕💕💕


Rippa Rugby

Term 4 Rippa Rugby Registration.

Please complete the attached form to register your child to be a part of the Term 4 Rippa Modules at Greerton Park. All information and cost is in on the registration form. (Click the Link to go to the Registration Form)



Term 4 Summer Series Basketball Here is the form to fill out to show your interest in the 6 week round for Summer Basketball. We would like to open this up to Year 1/2 if we have the interest and support for Coaching and Managing from whanau. Once this has been filled out we will be in touch regarding Teams (Click the link below to register)


Pasifika 2021


Exciting times for our students and staff to have the opportunity to host this incredible event next term.

Please note that this day Wednesday 27th October will be a teacher only day, as all staff will have responsibilities throughout the day hosting the festival and supporting our students who are performing ❤️

KidzROCK 2021

The KidzROCK conference is back in 2021 and GVS will be sending 15 talented tamariki to represent our Kura in 2 bands, GreVouS & GeForce.

When: 6:30pm, Thursday 25th November Week 6, Term 4.(If at Level 1)

Where: Selwyn Ridge School, 20 Holmburn Street, Welcome Bay, Tauranga.

Click here to go to KidzROCK site.

Cherry Blossom Festival - Cancelled

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Term 3

Monday 26 July – Friday 1 October

Term 4

Monday 18 October – Tuesday 14 December

(School finishes at 12.00pm)

*Labour Day – Monday 25 October- SCHOOL CLOSED


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Our beautiful new sponsorship signs are up and are looking incredibly amazing. One for our bike track and one for our fabulous Community Garden.

A huge thankyou to New Zealand Transport Agency, Tauranga City Council, Kennards Hire, Bike On New Zealand Charitable Trust,

Bay of Plenty Asphalt, ITM Tga, Naturally Native, Craig Hussey Earthmoving, Paul Hofsteede Builder, Menz Shed Tauranga, Tga Rotary and Page.

So thankful to everyone who was a part of these projects ❤️

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