Raureka School Term 2 Week 4

Newsletter 26 May 2021


Kia ora koutou katoa, Talofa lava, Kia orana,

Last week we were fortunate to have had some hand sanitiser donated to us by the Raureka Pharmacy- enough for each of the Senior classes- a big thanks to them for doing this for us.

All tamariki were also given a free toothbrush, this came from a local dentist. We certainly have been spoiled.

As part of the Senior Team study this term they went to visit the planetarium last week and looked at the stars and planets and also finding out how people used the stars as a navigational tool.

The trip this Friday to the Waitangi Regional Park to look at the Atea, has had to be postponed because of the weather. This will be rescheduled for another time, thanks to everyone for your support.

Unfortunately the Barefoot 7 a side Rugby competition was to be played tomorrow, it has had to be postponed because of the weather. The tournament will now be held next term. A further note will be sent out getting permission next term.

Next week the Junior Team start off our Keeping Ourselves Safe programme with Constable Che. This is a great programme and helps us help the children to learn strategies to be safe.

We have been so fortunate to have had Mr Murray Gadd come and visit us this week to work with teachers and some children on ways to improve writing in the classrooms. Murray will be coming back again on 19/20 August. He will run a parent evening on Thursday 19th August to discuss ways that parents can help children with writing. I will notify you closer to the time about this- everyone is welcome to attend this.

The Junior team will hopefully be having a trip to Pakowhai Park on Thursday 10th June to learn about our local story. More information and consent forms will be sent out shortly. I know that the children will thoroughly enjoy themselves.

Please remember that classes start at 8:55 a.m. each day and all children should be at school, unless they are sick, ready to start then. When the children arrive on time they do not miss out on valuable learning time and they feel as though they haven't missed anything. Keep in mind too that when children arrive late it can be hard on their classmates as after an interruption - some children struggle to refocus on the lesson.


Mr Murray Gadd is here working with Teachers and children

Waitangi Regional Park Trip Friday for Senior Team

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Our Values

Our four values are :

Respect/Whakaute, Responsibility/Haepapa, Resilience/Pakari, Relationships/Whanaungatanga.

This week we are focusing on - Pakari/Resilience - which means, having the strength, courage and resourcefulness to persevere when you face challenges

Expected behaviour for this week: be proud of yourself.

Our value for Week 3 was ...


The following children received awards:

R1, R2 Chloe Bates, R4 Riley Thompson, R5 Xander McDonough, R7 Charlotte Speakman,

R8 Kaiyah Mason, R11 Chazaria Ferrall-Heather, R12 Maleiya Loughran, R13 Liam Davis,

R14 Nailalynn Fautua, R15 Cyris-Jay Uncles, R19 Teina-Marie Brightwell, R20 Taylor Stewart, R21 Cooper Horua, ESOL Nathen Siju..

Our Award Winners

Back Row:

Chloe Bates, Riley Thompson, Xander McDonough, Cooper Horua, Chazaria Ferrall-Heather.

Middle Row:

Teina-Marie Brightwell, Charlotte Speakman, Taylor Stewart, Nailalyn Fautua, Kaiyah Mason.

Front Row:

Cyris-Jay Uncles, Maleiya Loughran, Liam Davies.

Senior Awards

R1 Liam Anderson

R2 Jerry Pakai-Hall-Moa

R4 Uriah Foluena-Maulolo

R5 Lakai Ngaronoa

R11 Riley Stichbury-Yates

R19 Sephirah Kawana

Sport Results


Raureka Kowhai played Taikura and won 6-0.

Player of the day was David.

Raureka Tuis

Players of the day (results unavailable)


Raureka Force played Camberley and won 5-4.

Players of the day were Edie and Aaysia.

Raureka Magic played Camberley and lost 6-7.

Player of the day was Sone.

Hello Room 5 - what have you got to share with us this week?

Safe cycling and a trip to the Napier Planetarium, great week for room 5.

Upcoming Events

  • Mon 31 May - Thurs 3 June - Keeping Ourselves Safe
  • Tues June 1- Senior Cycling
  • Mon June 7 - Queens Birthday- No School
  • Tues June 8 - Junior Scootering
  • Tues June 8 - Ready for Raureka (In Room 12, 2:00-2:45)
  • Thurs June 10- Junior Trip to Pakowhai Park
  • Fri June 11- Disco
  • Mon June 14 - 1:30 Duffy Theatre
  • Mon June 14 - Thurs 17- Keeping Ourselves Safe
  • Tues June 15 - Senior Cycling
  • Mon June 21 - Teacher Only Day- No School
  • Tues June 22 - Wed 23 Keeping Ourselves Safe
  • Tues June 22 - Ready for Raureka (In tRoom 12, 2:00-2:45)
  • Thurs June 24 - Leadership Day School Leaders
  • Tues June 29 - Senior Cycling
  • Wed June 30 - Matariki 5:00pm meet School Quad
  • Mon July 5 - 3 Way Conferences - School closes 12:30- 6:30 first Conference 1:00
  • Tues July 6 - 3 Way Conferences first Conference 3:15-6:30
  • Last Day Term 2 - Fri. - July 9 (School Closes at 2:55)
  • Mufti Day
  • First Day Term 3 - Mon. - July 26 (School Opens at 8:55)
  • Thurs August 19- Parent evening with Murray Gadd about Writing
  • Fri 27 August Teacher Only Day- all COL- No School
  • Last Day Term 3 - Fri. - October 1 (School Closes at 2.55)
  • First Day Term 4 - Mon. - October 18 (School Opens at 8.55)
  • Mon 22 Nov Teacher Only Day- No School
  • Last Day of 2021 - Wed. Dec. 15 (School closes at 12.30)

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

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.

Volunteers needed for supervision of our school patrollers. The children are well trained, it is just a matter of having an adult supervise from 8.30-9.00. We need help on the following days - Front Gate: Wednesday, Friday, Back Gate: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday.

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