Raureka School Term 4 Week 5
Newsletter 16 November 2022
Kia ora koutou katoa, Talofa lava, Kia orana,
A huge thank you to everyone who bought Donuts last week, a massive 597 Donuts were ordered. A huge thanks to the RSS team for doing this. You are absolutely fantastic.
Congratulations to all of the tamariki who took part in the Athletic Sports yesterday. I was impressed to see everyone doing their best in the different events. It was also great to see so many parents come and support the children.
Good luck to all of the Yr 4-6 children who will be taking part in the Inter-School Athletics next week, notes will be sent home with these children very shortly.
Class Placements 2023
Next year teachers will be teaching in the following classes...
Room 1, Yr 3/4- Miss Cuttance,
Room 2, Yr 4/5- Whaea Jane,
Room 4, Year 5/6- Mr Filipo
Room 5, Year 6 - Mrs Sanders (Team Leader)
Room 11, Year 5- Matua Zach
Room 19, Year 5- Miss Smythe
Room 12, Year 0/1- Miss Macaulay
Room 13, Year 0/1- Mrs Grace
Room 15, Miss Smith- Year 1
Room 21, Mrs Butler - Year 2
Room 20, Mrs Benge- Year 2
Room 7, Mrs Ellis/Mrs Williams- Year 3
Room 8, Mrs Corbett- Year 3
Mrs Hanson- Reading Recovery Teacher
Mrs Burns- Deputy Principal
Mrs Doolan- Learning Support Coordinator
Mr Riceman- Principal
Please note that Whaea Whitney will not be with us next year as she will be enhancing her Te Reo skills working in a Bilingual Class- she will be back in 2024 to continue to develop our school wide Te Reo skills. We will miss her.
Mrs Hanson will be training to be our Reading Recovery teacher next year, and will be supporting this reading programme from now on.
Change of Start of year day to 3rd February:
In order to ensure that we are open for the correct number of days next year, school will open on Friday 3rd February 2023 and the school year will finish on Wednesday 20th December.
Stationery will be available to buy from school on 31st January and 1st February, we will send the stationery costs out with the reports on Friday 9 December.
New enrolments can also be done on 31st January and 1st February next year.
We are really looking forward to a great year.
Remember that we have a Teacher Only Day on Monday 21st November with no-one at school on that day. If you want to book your children into the YMCA programme please let them know as soon as possible.
New Children for Room's 12/13 for 2023
The dates for visits for our starting tamariki in 2023 are Thursday 24th November (wk 6) and Tuesday 29th November (wk 7) from 9.30 - 10.30am.
Please remember that if you have a child starting (with Dec/Jan birthdays) please let the office know so they can get enrolled and come to the visits.
Our annual raffle tickets will be sent home with the children very soon. This year there are 12 prizes. A huge thanks to everyone who has supported us by donating an item for the raffle.
Tickets are $1:00 each, proceeds are going towards shade sails by the hall. Raffle tickets need to be back at school by Monday 5th December, the raffle will be drawn on Friday 9th December.
Work is progressing well on the pool. Hopefully in the next two weeks we should receive the liner, from Australia, and then they will complete the installation and make their final tests. We will be swimming as soon as we can.
Unfortunately we will not have community pool keys available this year because of the changes to Health and Safety.
If the pool was open we would need to have a fully qualified person on site to look after the pool and ensure that all pool testing and other safety measures are fully in place.
Please remind your child to wear their school sun hat at school as the sun is very strong at the time being.
While we do not provide sunscreen, because of skin allergies etc, we recommend that all children apply sunscreen before school in terms 1 and 4. If you wish you can provide sunscreen for your child for them to apply during the day.
IMPORTANT - If your child is away from school -
Reminder that you need to PHONE OR TEXT the school know if your child is going to be away. Because of the current covid situation, it is essential that you let us know the reason they are away - eg coughing, headache, tummy bug etc.
You can phone 06 8789766 or text 027 557 0085 and leave a message.
Thank you for this, it is so helpful and we want to ensure your child is okay.
Have a great week
Values Certificate Winners
Our four values are :
Respect/Whakaute, Responsibility/Haepapa, Resilience/Pakari, Relationships/Whanaungatanga.
This week we are focusing on - Relationships/Whanaungatanga, - which means: interacting in a caring, respectful way to develop positive connections.
The expected behaviour during this week is: help support others.
The following children received awards at our last assembly:
R1 Te Mahia Hilton, R2 Xavier Sehjal, R3 Ella Noonan, R4 Alysha Smith, R5 Thomas Barber,
R7 Carter Nuku, R8 Ruby Aitken-Hopping, R11 Pukehuia Pakai-McCormack,
R12 Tangaroa Maui, R13 Maddox Buckingham, R14 Hunter Te Whaiti, R15 Isla-Rose Sanders, R19 Hunter Boddy, R20 Zach Anderson, R21 Lincoln Platt.
Tui v Mahora, Score: Raureka won, POD: Savanah
Kowhai v Taikura, Score: Raureka won. POD: Ben
Kereru v Mahora, Score: Raureka won. POD: Xavier
Raureka Maccas v HCS, Score: 59-35 POD: Spencer
Raureka Maccas v St Joseph, Score: 68-31 POD: Mitala
Raureka Smiths v Hastings Crhistian, Score: 45-76, POD: Cooper
Raureka Smiths v St Matthews, Score: 73-97 POD: Ngawai
Raureka Siennas v Mahora, Score: 59-46 POD: Puke
Raureka Siennas v , Hastings Christian, Score: 59-58.
Raureka Mavericks BYE
Firecrackers - did not play
Roadrunners v Outkast, Score: 3-10 POD: Amelia
Assassins - did not play
Aces v All in, Score: 2-4 POD: Harlee
Lightning v Te Mata Baty, Score: 5-1 POD: Isabella
Junior Athletics Races Results 2022
5 Year Old Girls Sprint
1st Place Ayvah-Rose Tuiala
2nd Place Ella Bowman
3rd Place Skylah-Ray Platt
5 Year Old Boys Sprint
1st Place Maddox Buckingham
2nd Place Arhdy Forster
3rd Place George Bates
6 Year Old Girls Sprint
1st place Rhema Wainohu
2nd place Harlow Smith
3rd place Isla-Rose Sanders
6 Year Old Boys Sprint
1st place Leithyn David
2nd place Nate King
3rd place Koby Irwin
7 Year Old Girls Sprint
1st place Shyah Tito
2nd place Maddi Taylor-Brown
3rd place Ella Kane and Ariana Matika
7 Year Old Boys Sprint
1st place Lincoln Platt
2nd place Henry Bayley
3rd place Jayton Sula
8 Year Old Girls Sprint
1st place Hazel Bartlett
2nd placeTaylor Stewart
3rd place Sophie Takiwa
8 Year Old Boys Sprint
1st placeTiaki Taylor
2nd place Teina Craig
3rd place Lachlan McDonough
7 Year Old Girls Lap
1st place Maddi Taylor-Brown
2nd placeCahlani Sula-Sinclair
3rd place Shyah Tito
7 Year Old Boys Lap
1st place Jayton Sula
2nd place Lincoln Platt
3rd place Charlie Elgie
8 Year Old Girls Lap
1st place Hazel Bartlett
2nd place Chloe Clarke
3rd place Cataleya Mahia
8 Year Old Boys Lap
1st place Tiaki Taylor
2nd place Lachlan McDonough
3rd place Cooper King
Hello Room 4 - what have you got to share with us?
- Monday 21 November Teacher Only Day - no school for students
- Wednesday 23 November - Interschool Athletics/Mobile Ear Clinic onsite
- Tuesday 6 December- Junior School Trip
- Thursday 8 December - Cultural Show
- Monday 9 Monday - Reports out
- Monday 12 December- Yr 6 Social
- Thursday 15 December- Final Assembly - starts 1.00pm
- Friday 16 December Last Day of Year - 12.30 school finishes for the year
- Tuesday 31 January & Wednesday 1 February - Office open for uniform & stationery sales
- Friday 3 February - beginning of Term 1 2023
School Uniform – this is compulsory. No exceptions.
All children are required to have the school royal blue polo-shirt, royal blue hat, and on colder days the royal blue polar fleece jersey. All of these are available at the school office.
The lower half of the uniform (short, longs, skorts, skirts) must be plain black and can be purchased in town No stripes, no flowers etc, can
be purchased in town.
· Do your child’s records need updating?
- moved house?
- phone/cellphone numbers changed?
- living arrangements changed?
- emergency contacts changed?
- medical details?
IMPORTANT: Children are NOT to carry any form of medication in their bags etc. All medication must be held in the office. Parents must complete a Medical Form to enable staff to administer medication.
We often have a few ‘bugs’ around the school.
· A common one is a nasty cough/flu type illness. Keep your children home if they have symptoms of this as it spreads easily.
· If your child has had vomiting or diarrhoea, they MUST stay home for 2 days after the last event. This illness definitely spreads quickly around the school.
· Headlice are always around so make sure that you check your child’s hair regularly (we suggest weekly) and treat the hair if necessary. We have treatments available from school for free. Just pop in and we can give you some.
· If your child is at all unwell, please keep them home so that they don’t pass bugs on to other children. Also if a child is feeling unwell they are not able to learn easily and are much better off at home snuggled up in bed.
Don’t forget to contact the school office to let us know when your child is unwell please.
Hawkes Bay Youth Orchestra Community Concert for 2022
A Christmas Harmony
Date: December 10th
Concert time: 4:00 – 5.30pm
Venue: St Matthews (200 King Street South, Hastings)
Ticketing Info: Adult $10
Pre-purchase tickets: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Door sales: Cash only