Newsletter Week 5, Term 1
Huirangi Primary School, Monday 28th February 2022
Kia Ora Koutou, Hello Everyone!
We have been continuing along nicely over the past few weeks. Although at times I feel like I am waiting for COVID to 'hit' us, the kids are all happy and settled.
I hope you have all had a chance to look at the flyer I sent out via the School App and in hard copy to all families on Friday (there is also a copy below). Now we are in Phase 3, this flyer gives you information about what to do if you have a positive COVID case in your household.
If you would like another copy of this, please contact me and I can print one out or email one home for you.
THANK YOU so much for being so understanding through this crazy time! I know it is hard to keep on top of the changing paperwork that keeps coming out. The better informed we all are, the better we can provide for our tamariki.
Ngā mihi nui,
Judy has dedicated over 34 years to our school and community and she will be missed dearly. We will ensure that Judy has an enjoyable end to her working career, and we will send her off in true Huirangi style!
Class Councilors and House Captains-Terms 1 and 2
He Puāwai: Mahae Topia & Kaliyah-Jane Lilly
Room 1: Hunter Elers & Bronson Andrews
Room 2: Roxanne Ngatai & Austin Rowe
Room 3: Kaylee Lepper & Tyler Hendry
Room 4: Matilda Johnson & Ziana Webb-Podevin
Also a big congratulations to our House Captains for Terms One and Two 2022:
Tui House: Sienna Caldwell & Aidan Young
Pukeko House: Willow Chapman & Emma Lane
Kiwi House: Ryley Jupp & Aroha Morehu
This was a very hard decision to make, as the calibre of leaders we have in Year 6 this year by far exceeds any we have had before. Well done to those who were successful. We will be electing new house captains and class councilors at the beginning of Term 3.
Person of Character
Renaming of our Classrooms
In 2017 after the completion of a Transition to School Project completed by Mrs Tapp and Mrs Woodward, our New Entrant class was renamed 'He Puāwai'. There has been talk ever since about renaming the other classrooms in our school to represent the learning journey our learners are on while they are here. I feel that now we have the funding the time is right to do so.
Translated into English, He Puāwai means 'to blossom'. We refer to the children in He Puāwai as blossoming into their education. The staff and BOT are brainstorming names for the other classrooms in te reo, so they tie nicely in with the He Puāwai (blossoming) concept.
If you have any ideas or thoughts on this, please contact me: email@example.com
We are wanting to have the names finalised in the next two weeks.
Huirangi School Hoodies
Orders close on Friday 11th March.
Each term we will open up for orders. Thank you to Game Changer for allowing this to happen for us!
I suggest you arrange for the hoodies to be collected, rather than posted to save money!
Let's Go! Cycle and Scooter Safety Skills-By Ella Tai
Read Ella's recount about her day below:
Classroom Session learning about the parts of a bike and how to fit and wear a helmet correctly.
Maddison (Room 4) Learning to stop safely at speed.
Stopping safely drill.
If you discover head lice, please keep your child at home and treat with an appropriate medication from the chemist. Once treated they can come back to school.
If a teacher /teacher aide sees live lice on a child's head, we will make contact and ask you to come and pick them up to go home for treatment.
Thankyou to the families who have taken care of this already!
Please click on the link to answer three short questions.
Concerns and Complaints Flowchart
Congratulations to Charlotte Gray (Room 2) who came 4th in a Pony Club Competition last weekend.
Pastel Self-Portrait by Trey Shramka (Room 3).
Pastel Self-Portrait by Indy Watt (Room 3).
Friday 11th March-Huirangi School Swimming Sports
Monday 14th March-Taranaki Anniversary Day school closed
Monday 21st-Friday 25th March-Bike Week
Tuesday 22nd March-Science Roadshow (Years 5 and 6)
Friday 25th March-Huirangi Triathlon
Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th March-ERO Visit
Thursday 14th April- 3 way conferences (ALL DAY)
11am -11.20am Morning tea interval
1.00pm - 1.40pm Lunch break
3.00pm End of Day