Raureka School Term 3 Week 6

Newsletter 31 August 2022


Kia ora koutou katoa, Talofa lava, Kia orana,

Welcome to Week 6, and this will be a busy week for our Year 6's. Yesterday they visited Heretaunga Intermediate and on Friday they visit Hastings Intermediate to give them a taste of what Intermediate School life is like. I hope they have a great time and make the most of the visits.

Year 6 Parents will need to be thinking about which Intermediate the children will go to next year as you will start getting enrolment information soon.

Please make sure you enrol your child ready for next year.

On Thursday we have the Barefoot 7's rugby competition being played at Akina Park. Good luck to all of the teams playing I'm sure you are going to represent us well.

A huge thank you to Mrs Campbell for the 10 years service to our school. We have enjoyed having her teach in the Juniors and also be our Reading Recovery Teacher.

Congratulations to our Tohea Trophy team, you did a fantastic job last week winning the trophy. All of our teams came first in their event- The rugby, netball and boys Soccer won every game and the girls soccer won two games and drew one, we are so proud of you all for the great team work you displayed.

Next Tuesday, 6th September, the Year 0 - 3 children will be having their Enduro Run around the school. This is our version of cross country and is full of different obstacles for the children to complete while they are running. Children can dress in their house colours.

Races start at 9.30am with the 5 year olds going first, through to the 8 year olds as the last race. We anticipate that all races will be finished by 11am. All are welcome to come and watch if they would like to, please remember to wear a mask though.

Congratulations to our Barefoot 10's rugby team, I was fortunate to see them play last Wednesday after school. I was really impressed to see how well you played. A huge thanks to our coaches and managers and Mr Filipo for all of your effort organising this so our tamariki could take part.

Thank you to the parents who have completed the road safety survey we sent out last week. Fingers crossed some positive changes will happen because of your responses.

Next week we will start selling tickets to the Production- tickets will cost $10 each and will be sold for the matinee session and evening performance on Wednesday 28th September.

The show is going to be fantastic so come and see it.

Remember all tamariki will be performing at both shows.

Pool Survey: Thank you for the over whelming support for getting the pool repaired. We are now waiting for the Ministry to give us the final approval to get this done. I will let you know when we get this.

IMPORTANT - If your child is away from school -

Reminder that you need to PHONE OR TEXT the school know if your child is going to be away. Because of the current covid situation, it is essential that you let us know the reason they are away - eg coughing, headache, tummy bug etc.

You can phone 06 8789766 or text 027 557 0085 and leave a message.

Thank you for this, it is so helpful and we want to ensure your child is okay.

BOT Elections:

Kia ora whanau!

Don’t forget to vote in our Board Elections! We have 4 fabulous candidates to choose from!

Your vote makes a genuine difference to our tamariki and our kura!

Votes need to back to the school office by Wednesday 7 th September at 4pm please…

Make sure your vote counts!


Hello Room 14 - what have you got to share with us this week?

Room 14 welcomed some new children from Room 12 to their class this term. They have been a wonderful addition to the class and have slotted in so quickly. It has been so good to see all of the children making new friends.

We have been learning all about measurement and have been investigating the length of things (and people!) in the classroom.

Tohea Trophy

Values Certificate Winners

Our four values are :

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

This week we are focusing on - Whanaungatanga / Relationships: Leading others by helping

The expected behaviour during this week is: leading others by helping

The following children received awards at our last assembly:

R1 Rylee-Mei Barnett, R2 Meila Stitchbury-Yates, R3 Nathaniel Grant, R4 Iesha Upoko, R5 CharlieTimmins, R7 Chloe Clarke, R8 Taylor Stewart, R11 Paka Reiri , R12 Kalayah Ngahuka, R13 Skylah-Rey Platt , R14 Lincoln Feck, R15 Dylan Owen-Smith , R19 Laylay Owen-Smith, R20 Nikita Kostylev, R21 Scarlett-Rose Heal.

Sports Results


Raureka Girls played Mahora - won 11-1 Player of the day: Mackenzie

Raureka Boys played Mahora - won 9-2. Player of the day: Thomas


Raureka played Lucknow - won 25-20. Player of the day: Flynn

Upcoming Events

  • Thursday 1 September - Barefoot 7's Rugby
  • Friday 2 September- Yr 6 Hastings Int visit
  • Tuesday 6 September - Junior School Enduro Run
  • Tuesday 13 September - Senior School Cross Country
  • Wednesday 21 September - Inter school Cross Country Yr 4-6
  • Tuesday 27 September - Production- Dress Rehearsal
  • Wednesday 28 September - Production - at Toi Toi
  • Friday 30 September End of term 3
  • Monday 17 October Start of Term 4
  • Friday 21 October Hawke's Bay Anniversary Day
  • Monday 24 October Labour Day - no school for students
  • Monday 21 November Teacher Only Day - no school for students
  • Friday 16 December Last Day of Year
  • Tuesday 7 February - beginning of Term 1 2023

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

IMPORTANT: Children are NOT to carry any form of medication in their bags etc. All medication must be held in the office. Parents must complete a Medical Form to enable staff to administer medication.

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. Please contact Chris in the school office if your are able to help (even if you have helped in the past, please confirm).

Covid Information


Covid19 -We are at Orange level Orange now. We are seeing that cases are declining due to high levels of vaccination and natural immunity after infection.

At Orange, face masks are no longer required at school. However public health advice is that masks continue to be strongly encouraged when indoors. Wearing a mask is a key health measure that slows the spread of COVID-19 in indoor settings. For that reason, we ask that visitors to the school, including parents and whānau, wear a mask whenever they are indoors on school grounds.

We also ask that your child (if they are Year 4+) continues to bring a mask to school every day. There may be times that we’ll ask them to wear a mask, too – for example, when we are having an assembly in the hall. If there are a high number of cases at school or in the community, we may ask that masks are worn in classrooms for a time.

We will continue to keep all the other health measures in place at school that we know slow the spread of COVID-19. These include ensuring our indoor spaces are well-ventilated, maintaining good hand hygiene and cough and sneeze etiquette, appropriate physical distancing whenever we can and, most importantly, staying home if we are sick.

Remember if your child is feeling sick please keep them home until they are well.

If your child does need to isolate either as being a household contact or for testing positive please let us know.

Symptoms of COVID-19:

  • A new or worsening cough
  • Sneezing and runny nose
  • A fever
  • Temporary loss of smell or altered sense of taste
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath

Less common symptoms include diarrhoea, headache, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, malaise, chest pain, abdominal pain, joint pain, or confusion/irritability.

We know how hard the impacts on COVID-19 have been for many families in New Zealand. If you know of a family in your community who is struggling, please encourage them to reach out for support for example to access food, medicine, or access financial support: Help is available – COVID-19 Health Hub.

If you have any concerns, please do get in touch. We are here to help.

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