Uenuku Newsletter

Term 2

Nau mai, Haere mai ki Uenuku

Kia ora


What a fabulous first two weeks we have had at school after our term break. The tamariki have had fun reconnecting with their friends and have slotted straight back in to our learning routines. Cross country last week was a highlight - we are so proud of the way the children gave their all, supported their friends across the whole school and showed lots of Grit themselves when training and running.


We are pleased to have welcomed Stirling, Xzantho and Jesse and their families to our Uenuku whanau this term.

Outdoor Classroom Day

This Thursday we will be joining in with Outdoor Classroom Day alongside many other schools in New Zealand. We will continue with our Enviro Day activities that didn't get completed, spend some time in the Adventure Zone and take as much of our learning outdoors as possible. Please send your child with gumboots, layers of clothing for warmth and a waterproof coat. Please check that they have their spare change of clothes too.

Parent Teacher Student Conferences for Room 7

Miss Jensen is looking forward to meeting room 7 students and parents/caregivers on Wednesday evening. If you have not yet booked an appointment, please follow the instructions on the last school newsletter. Rebecca will be available after your appointment if you have any queries that you do not get the chance to ask, and will also be sharing what our reading programme looks like as it might be a little different to when older siblings were in year 1.


Please note that Rebecca is conducting separate New Entrant interviews for children who started school in 2022, and will be in touch to arrange these times if you have not had a meeting with her already.

How can you help?

We would love to keep our stock of craft materials and recycled boxes etc at a premium. If you have any to donate please send them with your child and they will be made great use of. Thank you.

Safety information

Please let us know if your child has any type of allergy or intolerance. We are hands on with many activities and are enjoying conducting science experiments, doing painting with our hands and exploring outdoors amongst other things. We want to keep your children safe, so would be grateful to know of any issues of this kind (not just food related).


We thank you for remembering that we are a nut free school. We do have children with nut allergies so it is important to exclude any food items containing nuts from your child's lunch box. Food that is labelled 'may contain traces of...' is fine.

How can we help?

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or wonderings. We can respond via email or phone, or a quick verbal chat at drop off or pick up time.
Ngā manaakitanga,


Team Uenuku teachers

Team Uenuku

Mr M - Jason Middlemiss jason@paparangi.school.nz (part time teacher)

Miss Jensen - Michaela Jensen mjensen@paparangi.school.nz

Rebecca - Rebecca Arrowsmith rebecca@paparangi.school.nz (team leader/AP)