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.

Christmas Raffle:

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.

Swimming Pool:

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.

Senior Awards

R1 Ariella Duff

R2 Imeldah Seilala

R3 Pippa Burns

R4 Riley Stichbury-Yates

R5 Hannah Devlin

R11 Meretaina Cruden

R19 Layla Owen-Smith

Caught being good:

Beautiful-Roze Jones

Sport Results


Raureka/Twyford Stags

Raureka Halbert's

Raureka Davy's


Tui v Mahora, Score: Raureka won, POD: Savanah

Kowhai v Taikura, Score: Raureka won. POD: Ben

Kereru v Mahora, Score: Raureka won. POD: Xavier

Volleyball -

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

Athletics shots

Hello Room 4 - what have you got to share with us?

EOTC (Education Outside of the Classroom) WEEK FUN AND GAMES
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Upcoming Events

  • 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

Other Notices

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?

Medical Reminders

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

Children $5

Pre-purchase tickets: email info@hbos.nz

Door sales: Cash only

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