Newsletter Week 1 Term 2

Meeanee School 4th May, 2022


Welcome back to Term 2. With the introduction of Orange setting at the end of last term it allows us a few more freedoms at school including being able to have Assembly inside, and having Buddy Reading and School Singing! Unfortunately it still limits the interaction of adults on sight but hopefully this may change later in the year.

Your children have had an excellent start to the term. It's fantastic to see their batteries recharged and them raring to get on with their learning. Staff completed their Teacher Only Day on PB4L and looked at how our reward system is going and how our behaviour management recording is going. We have made a few minor tweaks to our system but we can see a continued improvement in behaviour across the school.

Be Kind, Stay Safe,



This weeks PB4L focus is:


We will take pride in all our work.


Term 1 Gem Winners

Congratulations to Green House who earned the most Gems in Term 1 for great behaviour in the playground. They enjoyed their hot chip morning tea this morning.

Term 1 Holiday improvements

Over the holidays we had a flurry of activity at school. A group titled Torque IP came into school to test our lighting, acoustics and air quality. They have left in classrooms a monitoring device (as shown in the picture below). We will get a report from them in the future.

Taylors Pools and Spas were on deck to install our new chlorination system for the school pool. This system is of the highest quality and we are one of the first schools in Hawke's Bay to have it. At the same time we received a quote to have the pool painted.

Last week it was great to see the team from Downer outside school putting new seal down outside our front entrance.

Scholastic Book Club

Kids READ MORE with Book Club!

May is National Family Reading Month and a fantastic time for students to READ MORE IN MAY! There is a fun reading log on the back page of your catalogue, and make sure you take up the chance to WIN book packs!

Get $5 off until Friday to celebrate National Family Reading Month

To encourage family reading and kick-off this exciting issue, we will be emailing parents registered with LOOP $5 off when they use promo code READEVERYDAY. Valid on Issue 3 orders placed before midnight, Friday 6 May*.

Badminton in the Meeanee Hall

Wednesday mornings 9am - 11am.

New players of any level welcome.

$2 a session.


Learn to play Pickleball.

The most fun on the planet.

You will need sports shoes and we will provide the rest.

Meeanee Hall

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 1pm to 3pm.

Thursday and Saturday 10am to 12pm.

Get fit and have fun.

Sunday Market

Taradale Sunday Market is happy to support local, and is open weekly. For more info contact or look on facebook.

Upcoming Events

  • Year 7/8 Technology begins - Friday 6th May
  • Canoe Polo season begins - Sunday 8th May
  • Papakura Sports Park Day - Thursday 19th May
  • Teacher Only Day - Friday 3rd June
  • Queen's Birthday - Monday 6th June
  • Matariki Public Holiday - Friday 24th June
  • Term 2 ends - Friday 8th July.