Kawerau Pūtauaki School

Newsletter -Friday, 29th July 2022

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Welcome back to term three. We hope you had a great school holidays and survived all the wet weather. It has been great to see all our learners back at school this week. We once again have another busy term ahead of us. We have a group going to Rotorua next week to watch the Rotorua Boys/Girls production, featuring ex student Nikau Chater as one of the lead roles. In week three we will have netball, rugby and soccer teams going to the EBOP sevens. We will also have athletics late in the term.

With the Commonwealth Games kicking off today it's a great opportunity to look out at the world to see all the opportunities out there for our students. This year there will be 6 EBOP athletes competing in Birmingham! At school we will be taking a vested interest in the games and learning how we too can be champions in all aspects of our lives.

Unfortunately there has been some false information circulating in regards to new legislation being passed. It is rumored that as a school we will be able to lock down the school due to Notifiable Diseases and keep students at school for up to 72 hours. We can assure you that we will not be keeping your children at school for 72 hours. If you have any questions in regards to this please do not hesitate to contact the school.

As you will have seen on the news we are encouraging students from year 4 up to wear a mask while in class. We will supply masks to those students.
We continue to ask that if your child is sick to keep them at home until well. The flu this year has been very hard for many students and staff to recover from. There are also COVID cases in the community so please test if sick and inform the school if your child has COVID.
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2022 Board of Trustees Election

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."

- Lorraine Kerr, NZSTA President

Find the nomination form here: www.myschoolelection.nz/mynomination

“Whiria te tangata” Weaving people together

Have you or someone you know struggled to access Ongoing Resource Scheme (ORS) funding? Have you had an application declined?

One-third of ORS applications are rejected and many tamariki can’t access the support they need to thrive. Our community will be meeting with local MPs to share how the lack of learning support is impacting our schools and centres. Let your local MP know that there needs to be greater support for all tamariki.

This is a community forum open to everyone – educators, parents, whānau and students.


Tuesday September 6th


Registration Link Rotorua


Thursday September 8th


Registration Link Tauranga

Please register your attendance via our ActionPlatform, once registered you will receive meeting information. By registering it allows us to contact you directly prior to the event, and you’ll receive a reminder email 12-24 hours prior to the event.

Any questions please email July.mclean@nzei.org.nz

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