Newsletter - Term 2, Week 3

Friday, 20th May 2022


Kia ora koutou,


At the end of last term (Term 1) our school was sitting at 70% of students attending school regularly - this means they had an attendance rate of 90% or greater. Even though this exceeds the national average of 63% we can still do a lot better. What we do no is that attendance has a big impact on student achievement and the more time spent at school means the more opportunity you have to learn. Our target is that by the end of the year we will have 75% of students attending school regularly (90% or greater). I have identified below the different priority groups we have within the school and where their regular attendance is sitting at:

At the end of Term 1........

  • Male = 72% of male students have attendance rates 90% or greater.
  • Female = 68% of female students have attendance rates of 90% or greater.
  • Maori = 35% of Maori students have attendance rates of 90% or greater.
  • Asian = 88% of Asian students have attendance rates of 90% or greater.

We will be looking at our attendance rates towards the end of next week to see what improvements have been made.

Cross Country

Information will be coming out early next week about the school cross-country. We will be looking to hold this (rain, hail or snow) from around 12.30pm onwards. Parents are welcome to take their child home after the conclusion of the cross country.

Western cross country - Thursday, 2 June @ Otautau School

Southland cross country - Friday, 17 June @ Waimumu

Nga mihi,

Simon Bell

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Positive Behaviour Tau Cards - Term 2 - Week 3

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Spinning Wheel Senior Prize Winners

Sarah - 20 house points for Pourakino

Macie - 20 house points Longwood

Olivia - Mufti Day for class

Kai - 15 minutes free time with friends

Tristan - Hot chip lunch

Spinning Wheel Junior prize winners

Whats happening this Term.........

26th May - School Cross Country

31st May - National Young Leaders Day, Dunedin

1st June - Year 5/6 Rippa Rugby

3rd June - Western Cross Country



The Tree Hut

This week the Tree Hut found out that apples contain five seed pockets, also known as carpels. Every pocket contains a certain number of seeds depending on the type of apples tree it grew on. We have taken the seeds out of apple carpels and have placed them in a dark cold place to see if we can germinate them. Maybe an apple tree will grow in the staff room fridge. We will check in 3 weeks.

ROOM 5 - Fun in the leaves


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RATs Tests

We have supplies of these at school for any families that need them. These can be picked up from the school office. Unfortunately we cannot send them home with the children


Friday 27th May

Gold Coin donation

Dess in pink!

School Bank Account Details

Below is the school bank details which is our preferred payment method.

There is also eftpos available at the office.

Westpac: 03 1748 0003820 00


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