Newsletter Term 2 Week 3

Patumahoe School 18th of May 2022

Principal's Desk

Kia ora parents, caregivers, and extended whanau

We are pleased to announce that Mr Todd Williams has been appointed to the position of Deputy Principal (senior syndicate). Ms Maree Phillips has been redeployed as Deputy Principal (junior syndicate). We are excited by the knowledge, skill and passion Mr Williams will bring to the role. He will be officially starting in the role tomorrow. I am sure you will join us and congratulate Mr Williams.

Heroes for Hospice dressup day

Tomorrow is a dressup day. It is a fundraiser for Franklin Hospice. Please bring a gold coin donation and dress up as your hero. Heroes come in many forms. Naturally many kids will think of batman, spiderman and other fictional characters as heroes, but remember that everyday heroes walk among us. Our local fire brigade, police officers, surf lifesavers, sport coaches, teachers and so on are in my eyes heroes because they help others out by giving back. Just some food for thought when thinking about how you may dressup. I even overheard some of our tamariki saying they are going to come dressed as Mr Tawhiti.

Winter bugs and colds

As we enter the colder months, it is to be expected that there will be an increase in household winter colds and flus in addition to "you know what" (which will be with us for a while). So we expect a few extra children to be away sick over the coming months. Parents, we kindly ask that you closely monitor your children and keep generally unwell children at home to avoid the spread of illness.

Pink Shirt day

We want to celebrate Pink Shirt day this Friday the 20th of May because Patumahoe School wants to stand together with Aotearoa NZ and put a stop to bullying. We encourage our students to wear anything pink to school. We will not be collecting any money for this day as we are already doing a mufti fundraiser for Heroes for Hospice tomorrow, but we want to be a part of the movement. So please wear something pink on Friday.

Have a great week

Jade Tawhiti


This week's assembly will be hosted by Room 4 & 8 starting at 1.45pm on Friday under the Cloud. All welcome. Next week's assembly will be hosted by Room 10.
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We are lucky enough to welcome back Paddock to Plate this term with Mrs Jamieson. This is such an amazing programme where our children get to learn about growing vegetables, picking them ,creating something delicious in the kitchen then eating what they have made.

Please support this great programme when it is your child's classroom.

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Kia Ora Patumahoe Whanau,

I am Erin Warne from Wellness Educators NZ & I am excited to bring our six week 'Children's Wellness Workshops' to your Year 4/5/6 syndicate. During these six weeks we will explore a range of wellness tools that foster emotional intelligence, resilience & will grow your children's personal strengths.

We will start week five of term two & the cost is $120 per child. To register your interest, email us at or direct message Wellness Educators NZ on Facebook. If you wish to discuss further you may call me on 0212846837.

Ngā mihi nui,

Erin Warne

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Upcoming Events

  • 19th May - Heroes for Hospice Mufti Day
  • 24th May - Board Meeting - 5.30pm
  • 27th May - Trees for Survival Planting Day
  • 27th May - Chicken orders close
  • 31st May - Year 3/4 Zone Soccer
  • 01st June - Year 5/6 Zone Soccer
  • 06th June - Queens Birthday
  • 30th June - PTA AGM - 2.30 - 3.30pm

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