Greerton Village School Panui

Term 3 - 2022

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Principals Word

Kia ora whānau

What a great Term 3 we have had, with lots of sunny days, smiling faces and a hum of learning around our kura and in our classes.

We are excited to continue this year full of fun experiences, sporting, cultural, community minded events and celebrations, along with everything in between.

I look forward to seeing you all at our "Blossom Festival" on the 24th September at GVS. All Whanau & friends are encouraged to attend and support this Major Event.

Enjoy a happy and safe weekend.



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Handwriting Stars

Archie, Api and Tyrese are handwriting stars! Tino pai, great job ❤️

Amazing mahi by these two boys retelling the pūrākau of Te Ika a Maui 📝

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Awesome speech writing Himiona. So proud

The Arts


We are so proud of our kids in GreVouS who performed at Bandquest 2022. They were fabulous ❤️And our Wish took away best drummer of the night, as a year 5 against all the Intermediate kids! What a star ⭐️

GreVouS are next headed to KidzRock 2022 on Thursday 15th September at Selwyn Ridge School The Concert (14 Bands) starts @ 6.00pm. FREE Entry or Gold Coin.

Every year our kids blow us away with their talent and skill! GreVouS you rock! Mr Dekker you bring out the best every year, we are so grateful your ours ❤️ | By Greerton Village School | Facebook

GreVouS at KidzRock 2022

GreVouS and Piper are next headed to KidzRock 2022 on Thursday 15th September at Selwyn Ridge School The Concert (14 Bands) starts @ 6.00pm.

You and your family and friends are invited as Whanau support & encouragement is essential. Entry is Free or a gold coin donation

Muso on the Bus

Our GVS Muso's had a fabulous trip around the town this afternoon preforming on the bus with other local talent.

This was part of the Wednesday Challenge 🚌 #MusoOnTheBus
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Maui & the Sun

Ka pai Room 13a, you worked hard in the Art Room with Miss D and the Maui and the Sun dioramas look amazing. ☀️

Wig Wednesday

Crazy hair to support such an important cause!

Well done tamariki we raised $147.60 to support Kids with Cancer 🙏

Breakfast Club

Cheesy Tuesday's are always a fav at breakfast club. A huge thank you to our incredible staff and Charlie who dedicate their mornings to prepare and feed our tamariki.

Breakfast has never been more fun ❤️

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Maths Week

Who knew Maths could be so much fun!!!!

Maths week scavenger shape hunt is underway 🔵🔻▪️🔸

Our winners from our whole school maths scavenger hunt today - one from each class. So much fun seeing all the tamariki outside hunting for shapes, solving problems and cracking codes.
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It’s Pāngarau/Maths week this week! We have lots of fun things happening throughout the week in kura. All whānau are welcome to come and guess one of our challenges in the office - winner takes all!


GVS Tabloid Sports

1st day of Spring = GVS Tabloid Sports!

Opening ceremony to begin the fun ☀️

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Tabloid Sports 2022 thank you it was a blast

Gold Medals Tonga

Silver Medals Korea

Bronze Medals Japan


Congratulations to the GVS Panthers

Congratulations to the GVS Panthers who placed 4th today at the Basket Ball World Cup tournament. 🏀

A massive effort and achievement out of 36 teams.

Super proud of their skill and ability, but even more proud of their sportsmanship!

A big thank you to Rachel, Flynn and Anita.

GVS proud ❤️

A big congratulations also to Jaxon who got named one of the 5 tournament players👏

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Rugby & Netball vs Gate Pa

A beautiful day for Inter School Sports. Thanks for coming Gate Pa School, we always love hosting you 🙂

Rugby GVS vs Otumoetai

What a great afternoon we had playing, watching and supporting our team today as they played Ōtūmoetai Primary in Rugby 7's. although the score did not reflect the game both teams played with Mana and showed some real talent and skill. Thank you Ōtūmoetai Primary for the hearty game.

GVS vs Greenpark

We loved hosting Greenpark School playing Rugby and Netball. Our first inter school competition game in 2.5 years.

Greenpark took the trophy against some fierce GVS competition.

There is nothing better than watching kids enjoy what they are doing together in the sunshine.


Friday boxfit for some of our boys learning skills and discipline while increasing their fitness 💪🏻

Yummy Lunches

A yummy hot delicious chicken and pasta lunch was delivered today ❤️

Friday Celebration Assembly.

Thank you to Jack and Jaxon for running our Celebration Assembly, you did a great job.

Today we had Room 2 sharing Art.

Room 3 sharing their writing on how Maui slowed the sun followed by Team Work Photos.

Room 5 sharing writing.

Room 6 Made Floral Lei (ei katu) celebrating Cook Island Language Week.

Room 7 sharing facts about bees and their art work

and Whakatō te Kakanō singing a waiata.

Leader of the Week Assembly

It was get to have a bit of sunshine so we could have our leaders assembly. Well done to these tamariki being their class Leaders of the Week.

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Week 3 Leaders of the week.

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New Senior Playground

All the parts arrived so we finally got to open our new senior playground. ❤️

We are so grateful to TECT for the sponsorship, and we know this playground is going to be much loved by our tamariki and the Greerton community.

Thank you Aunty Barr for the blessing and for opening it and to Chelsea and Amolemo for taking part in the ceremony.

A big thank you to Rodger and Mr Ginns for getting the playground to our kura.

Beautiful new addition to the office

Lovely to see big smiles today, despite the rain!

Sharing a beautiful new addition to the office, mini pegs that represent every culture enrolled at our kura ❤️ looking forward to adding more.

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Cherry Blossom Festival

We are super excited to be having the annual Cherry Blossom Festival again on Saturday 24 September after two years of cancellations due to COVID. Over the next few weeks there will be newsletters and Facebook posts with ways you may be able to help or support before and on the day.

So Stay Tuned Whanau,

We Thank you and appreciate your support.

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Let's fill this wheelbarrow full of non perishable items to raffle for the Cherry Blossom Festival.

Please send any donated goods that can go into this raffle to the front office. ❤️ Thank you 🙏


Term Dates

Term 3 - Monday 25 July – Friday 30 September

Term 4 - Monday 17 October – Wednesday 14 December

Dates for your Diary

Monday 5th September - Teachers Only Day

Thursday 15 September - Kidz Rock at Selwyn Ridge School 6:00pm

Saturday 24 September - Cherry Blossom Festival 10am - 2pm

Friday 30 September - Last day of Term 3.

GVS has got Talent is coming in Term 4

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Important info for those who use the bus service

From June 4 Bayhopper buses will be free for students from 7am-9am and from when school finishes until 5pm Monday to Friday. Students can no longer travel on the bus for free at the weekend.

Students will still need to have a registered Bee Card with a child concession. The key is to tag on when entering and tag off when leaving the bus, so they don’t get charged a standard fare

To apply for a Bee Card and get a concession loaded, please visit or plan your bus journey at

If you have any queries, please contact us at or call 0800 4 BAY BUS.

Ngā mihi nui

Bay of Plenty Regional Council Transport Team

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Our beautiful new sponsorship signs are up and are looking incredibly amazing. One for our bike track and one for our fabulous Community Garden.

A huge thankyou to New Zealand Transport Agency, Tauranga City Council, Kennards Hire, Bike On New Zealand Charitable Trust,

Bay of Plenty Asphalt, ITM Tga, Naturally Native, Craig Hussey Earthmoving, Paul Hofsteede Builder, Menz Shed Tauranga, Tga Rotary and Page.

So thankful to everyone who was a part of these projects ❤️

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