Newsletter Week 10 Term 2

Tainui Full Primary School 7th July 2022


Kia ora, Kia orana, Talofa, Bula, Greetings

Wow, it's the end of term 2 already whānau, it certainly zoomed by quickly. The term has been full of activity with various learning and events happening across the school. Our year 7 & 8 tamariki have just returned from a camp experience and as always it captured and created many memories that the tamariki I am sure will treasure for a long time to come. Because of the shared experiences the tamariki have at camp close bonds are formed with their peers and teachers making a good pathway for the year ahead. We are grateful to the parents/whānau that were able to attend the camp, without your support it makes camp a lot harder to sort, so thank you very much.

Matariki celebrations was significant over this term and certainly significant for New Zealand as this special occasion marked for the first time a public holiday for all. We are excited that we continue our celebrations of Matariki this week by ending our term with having a shared hangi, cultural waiata gathering and an opportunity for visits to the class spaces observing the learning that has been going on. We welcome you and your whānau to this event at 5:00pm Thursday 7 July. Nau mai, haere mai.

On that note whānau, thank you for your unwavering support of our school. Our staff work hard to provide the best care and education for your tamariki. Your child/ren continue to be at the heart of all that we do.

Our school is always open for enrolments at any time and from any where. Feel free to pop in no appointment needed.

Happy holidays, be safe, keep warm and we will see you on Monday 25 July.

Ngā mihi

Tania Morrison

Board Of Trustee Elections 2022

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Why join a school board?

School board members are active leaders in our schools. They have an important role of supporting strong professional leadership and ensuring effective teaching for all students through informed governance.

Parents/caregivers and people in the wider community can be parent representatives. School boards need to represent the diversity of their school communities to ensure a bright future for all our children.

The school board elections are the opportunity to vote for candidates who will make a positive difference for children’s education. We need more people willing to use their skills and experiences for the benefit of students!

"Board members are entrusted by the community to ensure the success of our schools and a bright future for our children. We need an education system where all children are expected to succeed and one where we all take shared responsibility in ensuring this happens. As a member of a school board you can make things happen - you can make a difference."

What does it mean to be on a school board?

Our Community member guide to the role of school boards provides information on what school boards are, the role of members, and how to become a board member. You can also check out our information for parents on the NZSTA website.

Our communities need great boards to help build great schools

School trustees (now known as school board members) share their experience on what it's like to be on the board.

Get on Board for the 2022 school board elections
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Celebrating Mrs Morrison

A Principal by day and a boxing trainer and training herself by night, Mrs Morrison has spent the majority of this year preparing for her 2nd bout in the ring. A year after her first fight, Mrs Morrison wanted to tick off another goal: to enter the ring again before her next birthday.

Mrs Morrison was one of 52 fighters in the Iron Fist Matariki fight night held at the Don Rowlands Event Centre in Karapiro. Her fight was one of the final fights of the night. With a very loud crowd behind her cheering her on, Mrs Morrison came away with the split decision win! She showed grit, resilience and determination to take the ‘dub’. A definite role-model of our Tainui Way expectations and how to go onwards and upwards.

From our kura, your kura to you, WE CONGRATULATE YOU Mrs Morrison!! Thank you for being an example and role model. We hope that through your boxing sessions in kura, there will be some future boxers that may also choose to enter the ring.

Paki up for Mrs Morrison

Ripper Rugby Competition

Rippa Rugby done and dusted. A beauty day to be out with the tamariki.

Our Tainui steppers (Year 5&6) made the finals against Strathmore. Unfortunately we didn't come away with the win, but a great day had.

One of our Year 5&6 teams... - Tainui Full Primary School | By Tainui Full Primary School | One of our Year 5&6 teams against Frankton

Te Taurapa Camp

Last Wednesday Te Taurapa ventured off to Whakamaru for camp.
Our tamariki were buzzing! Over the 3 days and 2 nights our tamariki played, ventured, laughed, pranked and ate! Our students experienced building rafts, learnt how to build a bush shelter, did orienteering around the camp, pelted one another in sling paint and heaps more! And to top it off the the kai was amazing! There were a lot of pranks with shoes, chess pieces and a game of assassins followed by a dance off. Everyday there was laughter smiles, fun and some tired tamariki (and staff ;) ) but I am sure all of our students and staff would say…Camp was Awesome!
A huge shoutout to our camp helpers, Aunty Kathy, Haki, John and Whaea Talia. You were all amazing and we so appreciated your awhi and help during camp.
Ngā mihi
Te Taurapa Kaiako

Award Recipients Term 2 2022

Here are some of our other amazing award recipients from this term. Well done everyone you guys ROCK!! Keep up the hard mahi.

Ka rawe!

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Te Tauihu Assembly... - Te Tauihu, Tainui Full Primary School | By Te Tauihu, Tainui Full Primary School | Te Tauihu Assembly 17.06.2022

Ko te ahurei o te tamaiti aroha o tātou mahi, Let the uniqueness of the child guide our work.

Te Tauihu

Segmenting (or sounding out) words is an important skill to learn in literacy. A fun way of learning this skill is using a netball. Each time a sound is said, the ball is bounced. Have a look at these clever tamariki practicing their segmenting skills!

Ask your tamariki to segment or sound out easy 3 letter words (like “cat” or “hen” or “mop”) and see what they can show you.

Even better, leave a comment on this post letting us know which word they segmented

Segmenting (or... - Te Tauihu, Tainui Full Primary School | By Te Tauihu, Tainui Full Primary School | Segmenting (or sounding out) words is an important skill to learn in literacy. A fun way of learning this skill is using a netball. Each time a sound is...

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Our first session with Street Racket Ball and the amazing Viv. We practised balancing the ball on our hand - keeping our eyes on the ball before dropping and then catching the ball. We went into practice balancing the ball on the bat then passing it back and forward. Lots of great eye hand coordination skills developed. We are looking forward to our next session next week.

BiteLab Menu Term 2 2022

Nga Pēpī Manu- Transition To School 2022

Kia ora, Kia Orana Talofa lava & greetings whānau,

Our Ngā Pēpī Manu programme supports your tamariki during their transition to primary school life. Every child adapts differently when finding a sense of belonging in new environments, all who are involved should make this a positive experience. We will work together to create a plan and timetable that will suit the needs of the child and family.

Our programme will run Tuesday Thursday & Friday from 9am-1.00pm. The number of visits we recommend before starting school is six weeks. We look forward to meeting with you and working together to grow competent and confident children for our future.

Kia manuia

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After School Care 2022

Tainui’s After School Care programme runs from

3:00 - 5:30pm Monday - Friday (During term time)

$4.50 per hour for the first child then $3.50 per hour for each additional sibling.

If this is something you are interested in please pop into the office and see one of our lovely office ladies for more information.

-Arts and crafts -Movie days

-Outdoor sports -Fun & exciting

-Team building activities -Oscar registered

-Treat days


Public Notice's

Dance Club

After much disruption due to Covid-19, the Tokoroa Scottish Country Dance Club is restarting its sessions for young people who may be looking for a new activity.

Where: Amisfield School Hall, Moffat Road, Tokoroa

Day: Each Thursday of primary school terms, beginning on July 28th

Time: 6:30 to 7:30pm

Who: Young people aged from 10 to 18. To keep everyone safe we ask that masks are worn by all throughout the session.(Younger siblings welcome if they can cope with wearing a mask during the session)

Bring: Your own drink bottle and some soft shoes. The club has some dance shoes available for hiring each week – bring socks to wear with these.

Costs: Your first two sessions are free – we want people to come and see if this is an activity that suits them. After that you pay $1 each time you come (maximum of $3 per family) and 50c for shoe hire. Annual fee $10

Further info and contact numbers at

Upcoming Events

8th July - End Of Term