Uenuku Newsletter

Term 3 Week 3

Kia ora

Our poor Uenuku tamariki have been hit hard by illness this week. Thank you for keeping them at home in the warm while they recover and rebuild their strength. We look forward to seeing everyone when they are rested and well.


As the weather is so changeable at the moment, please remember to make sure that your child has a warm coat/jacket each day and a change of clothes in their bag. Thank you.

Follow up from Health Information Evening

Thank you to those of you who managed to attend our Health Information Evening about our Relationship and Sexuality Education programme. Please find below a link to the slide presentation for those who weren't able to join us. Please feel free to email rebecca@paparangi.school.nz with any questions.


Health presentation

Learning this week in Uenuku

This week our learning has centered around the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. We have used footprints from Jack and the Giant to measure things in the classroom, sequenced the growth of a beanstalk and discussed the similarities and differences between versions of the story. The children have illustrated their favourite part of the story and made puppets to retell the story.


Next week we will be using the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears as the starting point for our learning.

Coming up in Term 3

Week 5

Tuesday 23rd August 6pm New Entrant Information Evening

Week 6

Friday 2nd September Professional Development Day - SCHOOL CLOSED

Week 7 Tongan Language

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)