Newsletter Week 2 Term 2

Turua School 12th May 2022


Today our Year 8 students are in Hamilton attending the National Young Leaders Day. The National Young Leaders Days (NYLD) are the largest and longest running leadership event for primary and intermediate school students. These large scale annual events aim to develop student leadership. Since 2001, more than 110,000 students have been empowered to fulfill their dreams and become great leaders at a National Young Leaders Day in New Zealand. NYLD events are also held in Australia and Singapore.

The objectives of NYLD are

  • Inspiration
  • Connection
  • Student empowerment
  • Promoting positivity
  • Motivation
  • Education


Kia ora koutou from the Board of Trustees.

Our last meeting was on Monday 9 May, where we were updated on the school hall upgrade. Plans have been finalised and are now with the Ministry for final approval. These will be shared on our new school website ( which is now live and is a great place to find information on classes, news and events.

We were excited to hear that $4,400 has been received from Harcourts, which is half the funding needed for a sunshade for the junior play area. Thanks to Anika Sanders for her continued support in applying for funding and grants.

The Board will be holding a parent ‘working bee’ on Sunday 22 May from 10am–2pm on the school grounds. With our Principal and teachers, we’ve identified a number of activities to tidy up areas of our school. If you’re able to volunteer your time and energy, please sign up for specific tasks on the list provided. We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you there.

Our next meeting will be held on 20 June at 5.15pm in the school staff room.

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On Sunday 22nd we are holding a working bee to support tidying up our school environment. We hope that we can get as much support as possible. While the working bee will be from 10.00am until 2.00pm, we realise that everyone is busy and the time may not suit. If you are happy to lend a hand with any of the jobs below at an alternative time, just give us a call and we can provide further details. Much of the jobs are removing rubbish into the skip. gardening or minor repairs. Thanks for your support.

  • Trimming roadside trees
  • Weeding gardens in the junior area
  • Weeding garden by the bus stop
  • Water blasting paving in senior area
  • Thinning out garden in junior area
  • Removing fallen trees at the back by the cricket cage
  • Clearing out hall

Te Ika Iti

Thank you Sue for making these beautiful slippers for Te Ika iti!

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