Pounamu Newsletter

Week 1 Term 4 2022

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Kia ora e te whānau,

Welcome to term 4!

We have a busy term coming up with swimming in weeks 6&7, and Education Outside the Classroom week in week 8.

This term is a hat term. We expect all children to be wearing a wide brim hat outside from week 2. They are available from the office for purchase.

Don't forward it is teacher only day on Friday and Labour Day on Monday. Lets hope for some nice weather during the long weekend!

Ngā mihi,

Pounamu Teachers.

Welcome to Miss Vesty in Room 4.

We are pleased to welcome back Loreece Vesty to Paparangi. Loreece has been away on maternity leave and has previously taught in both the senior and junior school. She has been looking forward to getting to know the children in Room 4.

Swimming Notices

Notices were sent home last week giving information about swimming lessons. This is happening in weeks 6&7 of term 4.

Please fill them in and return to us in week 1 if you haven't already. If you have misplaced your notice you can email amanda@paparangi.school.nz confirming your child has permission to go. Also feel free to contact us if you have any other queries regarding swimming.

Hats - Ngā Pōtae

Term 4 is a hat wearing term. All children are expected to wear a wide brim hat outside when playing. Hats are available for purchase from the office.


Many children are finding that they need new stationery.

We sell all the books needed at school and can add the cost to your account for you to pay later. We will send you an email to let you know we have done this. Most of the books are about $3.

Let us know if you would prefer to provide your own or if you have any that were sent home in Term 1 you can return them for us to use.


Important Reminder!

Unless you hold a mobility parking permit please do not park in our disabled parking space. This space is needed multiple times each day by at least one of our families and vehicles not displaying a mobility parking permit have been preventing them from accessing it.

No Nuts!!

Pounamu syndicate is NUT FREE. This means no nuts or nut products including nutella and muesli bars with nuts in them.

We appreciate your co-operation.

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Library times

We have turns going to the library on Fridays. On an odd week Rooms 3 & 5 go, on an even week Rooms 2 & 4 go.

What's happening in Term 4

Week 1 - Friday 21st October - Teacher Only Day on - No school for the children

Week 2 - Monday 24th October - Labour Day - No school for the children

Week 3- Friday 28th October - Halloween Disco 5pm

Week 9 - Friday 16th December - Last day of school for the year.

Team Pounamu are:

R2 - Michael Heyes michael@paparangi.school.nz

R3 - Sam Diggins sam@paparangi.school.nz

R4 - Marilyn Daly and Leah Fuimaono

R5 - Amanda Newbery amanda@paparangi.school.nz (Assistant Principal)

R5 - Carolyn Collis (Part time teacher)

We are also supported by our hardworking teacher aides. They are Meerza, Tanya, Angela, Caroline, and Selu.

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