Uenuku Newsletter

Term 3 Week 1

Kia ora

Welcome to term 3!


The children have had lots of fun reconnecting with their friends and exploring our rearranged space over the last two days. We have loved seeing their smiles and hearing about their holiday adventures.


We are looking forward to a term full of learning and fun and will keep you informed each week of our focus areas for learning.

NZ Playhouse - The Emperor's New Clothes

Tomorrow we welcome the NZ Playhouse company and their performance of 'The Emperor's New Clothes'.


This will be performed in the hall in front of the whole school. With this in mind, and the health and safety of our children paramount, we ask that all children wear a mask during the show. Your child is welcome to bring a mask of their own (named please), or we will provide them with a child sized medical style mask. Thank you.

Kindy Pathway

The kindy have kindly offered to re-open the pathway that runs down the side of their building. You are welcome to use this path to access school when dropping off or picking up your children.

School Board Elections - Call for Nominations

It’s board election time! Nominations are open for the election of 5 parent representatives to the school board. The returning officer for the triennial board election is Bernardine Vester. She can be contacted at returningofficer@myschoolelection.nz. Nominations close: Wednesday 3 August


Nominations can be made online through an email link provided in the Call for Nominations: https://myschoolelection.nz/mynomination/ . However, a hard copy nomination form can also be obtained from the school office. If you wish to stand for the board, it is recommended that you provide a candidate statement and photograph. We encourage those of you who are keen to stand for election to start preparing – take a great ‘head & shoulders’ photo of yourself and write 1-2 paragraphs about what you have to offer.


Who can join a School Board?

Parents/caregivers and people in the wider community can be parent representatives on the Board. School Boards need people with a wide range of skills but most of all with an interest in education and the well being, progress and achievement of all children. If you would like to know more about the rewards of being a Board Member you are invited to come along to morning tea with the Principal on Thursday 28 July at 9am to hear about becoming a Board Member (RSVP to the office) or contact the current Presiding Member (Chairperson), Helen Ashton, who is available to answer any of your questions - helena@paparangi.school.nz .

Change to library day - again!

From next week, we will be changing our library visit days AGAIN for Ruma Rata (room 7) tamariki. They will visit the library on Tuesday afternoons. Ruma Harakeke (room 6) tamariki will continue to visit the library on Wednesday afternoons. Apologies for any inconvenience and confusion this may cause.

What's On:Term 3

Week 1

Wednesday - Playhouse theatre production in the hall.


Week 2

Tuesday 5.30pm, Room 8, Uenuku - Relationship and Sexuality Education information evening. Please RSVP to Rebecca so we have an idea of numbers attending.


Week 3 Maths week


Week 8 Te wiki o te reo Maori

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)