Newsletter - week 1, Term 2

Term 2 Week 1 May 5th 2022


Tena Koutou, Talofa, Namaste, Hello and Greetings

Welcome back to Term 2.

It is great to see everyone back at school for the term. There were so many smiley faces in the classrooms on Monday morning ready and eager to learn (this included the staff). How great is it to walk your child to the classroom door again?! I know the teachers are enjoying seeing parents again.

On Friday, we would like to invite you along to our school ANZAC assembly. This assembly will start at 2:30 and we have a well known figure of Mr Michael (Stretch) O'Neill join us to share in this time of remembrance. If attending this assembly please wear a mask.

Next week we are holding school interviews (Tuesday 10 May - Wednesday 11 May). This is a chance to sit down with your child's teacher to discuss their learning, friendships and goals you would like them to achieve for the year. Follow this link: enter the code - sym8t and make your booking. Thanks to all the parents who have made a booking already.

Auditions are well underway for the school production. The lead parts have been given out and we are now sorting the minor parts. Congratulations to the students who have received a talking/singing part. I know you will be brilliant on stage in a little over 8 weeks. The school is very lucky to have the talented Mr Wes Gentle work with these students and the wider school to pull this production together. Mark your calendars - Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th June we will be on the stage at the St James Theatre.

Along with our school production this term we will have a new look Cross Country event. This cross country will cater for everyone (the competitive and the non competitive) as well as having some fun along the way. Watch this space, Mrs Morton is busy pulling it all together and share will you very soon.

Kia pai tō rā whakatā (have a great weekend).

Wendy Kitto


Tohaina ō painga ke te ao. (Share your gifts with the world).

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QR code for interviews

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Room Puriri Report

Room Puriri have been working on some mixed media art involving crayon, dye and glitter. We used crayon and dye for our backgrounds and placed korus in the foreground.

We tried to use our math skills to reflect them.

We used red and black because they are traditional colours used in Maori art.

Korus represent harmony and new life like a fern frond unfolding.

Board of Trustees Corner

This year see's the Tri Annual BOT elections. If you would like to know more about what is involved in being on the board please contact the office to organise a visit to our next.

Ken Willetts - BOT Chairperson



We have had a couple of cases of school sores (impetigo) this week. If you notice anything suspicious on your child/ren please get them checked as they are highly contagious.


Headlice cases have popped up across the school this week. If you could all check your child/rens hair and treat if necessary. We appreciate you help with the control of this.


If your any student is unwell we will ring home to ask them to be picked up.

Ministry of Health guidelines say that students must stay away from school 48 hours after the last vomit or diarrhoea episode.



Term 2: May 2nd - July 8th

Term 3: July 25th - September 30th

Term 4: October 17th - December 15th

Public Holidays:

Queens birthday June 6th

Matariki June 24th

Play is the Way - this terms focus is " It takes great strength to be Sensible"

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Thank you to our great volunteers Emma & Co, Grace Church team and Phillip for your help with allowing this service to be offered to all students. If you would like to help you would be most welcome - more the merrier.

Breakfast Club will open in the hall at 8.35am and finish at 8.50am - weetbix followed by toast will be on offer.