Raureka School Term 2 Week 5

Newsletter 2 June 2021


Kia ora koutou katoa, Talofa lava, Kia orana,

What a shame the weather was bad last week and it caused the postponement to both Barefoot 7's Rugby tournament and the Senior trip to the Atea. Both trips will be on at a later date.

This 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. He will be working with all classes in the next few weeks.

This week is Samoan Language week and the Pasifica group were invited to perform at the Hastings District Council yesterday. It was a privilege and honour to do so. Our Children performed extremely well, please see the photos below. A huge thanks to Caroline and Mr Filipo. A huge thanks to the parents who provided transport, and of course the children who were superb.

We started our Monday assembly with a Samoan karakia led by Sulianah, Sone and Uriah.

On Friday all of our children will receive another Duffy book, this has been sponsored by the Government. I hope everyone enjoys their new book.

Education Review Office: We are now about to have our next ERO Review for school start. The review will follow a new process as we will have a Review Officer working with us over a number of years. This process will start tomorrow with a meeting with the BOT and I. The purpose of this meeting is to get to know one another and build a working relationship between us. The Review Officer will come into school and visit us a number of times over a year or two instead of being in school for a few days in one week.

I will keep you up to date with what is happening.

Junior trip to Pakowhai: The junior team are visiting Pakowhai next Thursday, 10th June, as part of their Inquiry learning. Let's hope the weather is better than last week.

Next Friday 11th June we have our annual School Disco- it will be fun with the Juniors starting at 6:00 and finishing at 7:00 and the Seniors from 7:15 until 8:30. It will be $3:00 entry with drinks and chocolates on sale as well. Thanks to the RSS for organising it.

Hockey: there is no hockey this weekend as it is Queens Birthday weekend.

Have a great long weekend and remember that school starts on Tuesday 7th June.

Headlice (nits, kutu) are making themselves at home in some classes. Could all parents please check their child's hair thoroughly. If you find nits, please treat your child. We do have some free treatment available from the school office.

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.


Our Values

Our four values are :

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

This week we are focusing on - Relationships/Whanaungatanga - which means, interacting in a caring, respectful way to develop positive connections.

Expected behaviour for this week: show good sportsmanship.

Our value for Week 4 was ...


The following children received awards:

R1 Milagros Cabrera-Carroll, R2 Tokai-ia Joe, R4 Lincoln Wright, R5 Rayne Tito, R7 Cedric Heath, R8 Brooklyn Earl, R11 Manahi Kingi, R12 Quinn Anderson, R13Rhema Wainohu ,

R14 Ben-Jim Kupa, R15 Vaisioa Tonga-Malie, R19 Aaysia Tito, R20 Dayton Tokotini,

R21 Kelera August-Underwood, ESOL Davaliyah Chauhan.

Our Award Winners

Back Row:

Milagros Cabrera-Carroll, Manahi Kingi, Tokai-ia Joe, Lincoln Wright, Aaysia Tito, Brooklyn Earl.

Middle Row:

Davaliyah Chauhan, Cedric Heath, Kelera August-Underwood, Dayton Tokotini.

Front Row:

Vai Tonga-Malie, Quinn Anderson, Rhema Wainohu, Ben-Jim Kupa.

Our Pasifica Group Perform at the Hastings District Council

Senior Awards

R1 Esmael Rana

R2 Marino Hiki-Hammond

R4 Cody Larson

R5 Iris Pere

R11 Kora Tipu-Bartlett

R19 Lashaya Newton-Peri

Caught being good!

Khan Mahia

Sport Results


Raureka Kowhai played Lucknow and won 3-0

Players of the day were Kooper and Tai.

Raureka Tuis played Parkvale and lost 2-6.

Player of the day was Kayess.


Raureka Force played Mayfair and lost 1-6.

Player of the day was Iesha Upoko.

Raureka Magic played St Matthews and won 17-1.

Player of the day was Summer Body.

Hello Room 21 - what have you got to share with us this week?

Room 21 has been having lots of fun this week exploring in the class. A favorite activity has been the playdough that the Room 11 tamariki made for us.

We are starting our mission to keep our environment clean and safe.

Please keep our school clean.

If you see rubbish, pick it up and put it in the rubbish bin.

Rubbish is bad for our planet and it is dangerous for the animals. We need to be responsible for our place.

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Upcoming Events

  • Fri June 4 Duffy Books handed out
  • 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 Room 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

Into basketball?

Hastings District Council has asked us to share the news that internationally famous Tall Black and Breakers player Tom Abercrombie will be at the opening of Hastings' newest full-size basketball court, at Ron Georgi III Park, Scott Dr, Flaxmere on June 13; 1pm to 3pm. Council, with Basketball NZ, Basketball HB, and Sports HB, is organising the event which will include free barbecued sausages, off-court play for littlies, and giveaways from Basketball NZ. All welcome.

· 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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