Newsletter Week 8 Term 3

Turua School 15th September 2022


Congratulations to our new school trustees. I look forward to working with you over the next three years. Thank you to Erin Staples and Aaron Short who were nor elected this time. A special thank you to Erin Staples who has been our Board Chairperson for a number of years. Your experience in education has been a valuable asset during this time.

Congratulations also to our senior school speech winners. We are hosting the Hauraki Plains Speech Competition on Tuesday 20th September at the Hauraki Plains College hall at 6.00pm. Good luck to our representatives!!

School Board Elections 2022 Results- Parent Elections Results Declaration

Parent Representative Votes

  • Bates, Cynthia 10
  • Klarich, Melissa 19
  • Olde Riekerink, Richard 17
  • Rakich, Hayden 17
  • Short, Aaron 8
  • Staples, Erin 10 Invalid votes 0 Note: tie broken by lot

I hereby declare the following duly elected:

Cynthia Bates
Melissa Klarich
Richard Olde Riekerink
Hayden Rakich

Estelle McCoid
Returning Officer

Kai pai to our Speech Finalists

Year 7/8 category:

1st Place Lexus Beck-Bingham

2nd Place Liam Khudolyey

Year 5/6 category:

1st Place Hazel Reneti

2nd Place Awa Hay

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Kaitaki Award Winners

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Thames Centennial Pools Learn to Swim Programme


Block lessons are running this coming school holidays, from the 10th - 14th October from 9am.

Block lessons are an intensive block of training where each group has a 30min lesson daily for 4 days and are a great way to reintroduce or learn new swimming skills before Term 4 lessons start.

Block lessons are available for the following skill levels: Eel, Octopus, Snapper and Kingfish.

The price for the week of lessons is $45 and payment is due on the first day of lessons (10th October).

Spaces are limited, so be in quick to secure your spot. No assessments are needed prior to booking a spot, but we will be asking about the swimmers ability to ensure they are placed in the correct group.

Call into the pool at any stage during their open hours to book your space.

Term 4 2022 LTS enrolments

  • 12th September - Re-enrolments for students currently participating in Term 3 lessons open.
  • 19th September – New enrolments for students who are not currently participating in Term 3 lessons open. All students who are new enrolments for Term 4 will be required to undertake an assessment so they can be placed in the correct class.
  • All enrolments can take place from 11am – 5pm Monday – Friday at the pool.

  • Enrolments will remain open until all classes are at capacity or the beginning of Term 4 (Monday 17th October), whichever comes first.

  • Payment for lessons must be received before the beginning of Term 4.

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Want a free camp in the Kauerenga Valley?

These Holidays we are giving the Campers a Chance to !WIN! a free week of camp by showing off their colouring skills. Just go to our website and download or print the colour contest picture. Colour in, scan (or take a picture) and send back to by September 18, 2022 8pm

Colour Contest picture available at the office.

Turua School Holiday Programme 10th-14th October

Enrollments open now. 2nd week of the holidays. 8.30am to 5pm

Advance notice required. Bookings required by 20/9

Bookings secured by email:

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Members and Leaders wanted for St John Youth

St John Youth is a fun youth group which will teach you new skills, open opportunities like

camps and competitions, meet new people and assist future pathways. Want to learn how to save a life? Hauraki Plains Division is looking for new members and leaders. We meet on a Tuesday night from 6 - 7.30 at the Centennial Centre on Haywards Road in Ngatea (although this may change to Thursday if it suits more people). Come along on any meeting night to our local division and get an idea of what we do and learn. Anyone who would be interested in either becoming a cadet (5-18 year old's) or becoming a leader (18+) feel free to contact Marie on 021 11 88 098.

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