Term 2, Week 2- 2022

Our delicious ‘family pie’ and ‘lamington’ fundraiser is underway. Our supplier is Rosebowl Bakery in Feilding. Your child came home with an order form at the end of last term. Let us know urgently if you need another one by contacting the office. Those of you who are able to get multiple orders - thank you! Please have friends/family either pay cash or pay into your bank account and you then send one payment into the school account. Orders close on Monday, so this is a last call.
We have received ‘random’ payments from people who are not using any reference details that can help us identify who the order is for, so please follow the instructions above.

There will be prizes for our top sellers, so let’s see if we can make this a really good fundraising event.
We also ask that anyone who has excess paper supermarket bags, please send them to school for the PTA (and helpers) to pack pie orders into. Do let us know if you can help the PTA pack up orders on the afternoon of the 26th May. Thanks for your help with this. 

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Term 2, Week 1 - 2022

Welcome to Term 2 - I trust everyone enjoyed the long weekends and wonderful weather over the term break.
It’s great to have lots more children back at school and we are optimistic about being able to offer a ‘more normal’ term where the tamariki can interact with others across the school and participate in all our usual events.
While we await any n
ew instructions, we are following MOE’s strong recommendation that everyone in Years 4 and above (and all adults) wear masks indoors. Thank you for your ongoing support. 

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Term 1, Week 11 - 2022


This is a programme for 7-11yrs young people that are affected by anxiety. It is an 8 week programme for 1 1⁄2 hours for both the child and the parent. This is being held on Wednesday evenings from 5.00 - 6.30pm. The first session is the 11th May here at Hokowhitu School.
If you would like more information, or to register your interest, please contact Helen Griffin here at school or by email
h.griffin@hokowhitu.school.nz. Registrations are about to close, so do act now. 

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Term 1, Week 10 - 2022

It has been very special to be able to farewell and then welcome back our Year 5 and 6 students who have been at camp at the Makahika Outdoor Pursuit Centre over this week. While it was ‘touch and go’ with numbers around people affected by COVID, we have managed to provide fantastic experiences and memories for most of the tamariki.

My sincere thanks to
a) my staff who have put MANY hours into the planning and implementation of the camps

b) other staff who have covered classes, duties etc to support those away
c) the fabulous band of parents/caregivers who gave freely of their time to act as camp parents
d) our fantastic school Board and PTA who supported the camp and earned grants (or donated funds) that

made the experience more affordable for families
Without you all, this could not have happened. I’d also like to thank the school community who have been so supportive of us proceeding in these challenging times - we needed you to be ‘on board’ and in favour of going ahead. 

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Term 1, Week 9 - 2022

Thank you to everyone who made time to speak with your child’s whānau teacher this week. The teachers enjoyed the opportunity to share learning goals/ STRIVE value strengths and next steps with you.

If you were unable to make an appointment this week please feel free to email your child’s whānau teacher to make a mutually convenient time to chat about learning goals. 

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