Uenuku Newsletter

Term 2 Week 10

Kia ora

The last day of term is upon us and what a busy term it has been. We hope that you enjoyed reading your child's report which came home yesterday in their book bags.

Whilst we now have a two week break from school, we are looking forward to some exciting learning opportunities next term with the visit from the NZ Playhouse and Maths week to name just a couple.

We will also be holding a parents and caregivers information evening on Tuesday 2nd August about our RSE (Relationships and Sexuality Education) programme that we will be teaching later on next term. The last school newsletter included an outline of what this programme covers. Please put this date in your diary - we will be sending out more information closer to the time.

NZ Playhouse - The Emperor's New Clothes

We are looking forward to having NZ Playhouse come to the school during the first week of next term to perform their Emperor's New Clothes play for the whole school. The tamariki thoroughly enjoy these shows, which allow us to bring the experience of the theatre to the children.

The Emperor's New Clothes performs on Wednesday 27 July at 11.45. The cost per student is $6.00 per person. Please pay via Kindo, internet banking or EftPos at the office.

Lost Property

There are several items of lost property in our Uenuku lost property bin. We laid this out today and the children recognised lots of their own clothing which they have already brought home. Please see the photo below of what is left and let us know if you recognise anything. Thank you.

Jumping June

The children had lots of fun taking part in our skipping event last Thursday. Their enthusiasm for skipping has been infectious and we will continue to practise this during our PE sessions. Thank you to you all for supporting this worthwhile charity fundraising.


The children have been working hard on their handwriting following a programme called 'Casey the Caterpillar'. It is based around a story about a caterpillar that hatches from its egg and goes out to explore the world.

Follow this link to listen to the story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yk5n-b5dIKs

This link will take you to guided lessons for writing the shapes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=609NcinTkGI

Please encourage your child to use these shapes as they write at home, and especially to write their name with a capital (upper case) letter at the beginning and then lower case letters for the rest of their name. This is something that we teach at school and encourage them to remember when they write their name independently.

Happy holiday!

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your whanau a wonderful couple of weeks of fun and family time during the school break.

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)

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