Entries for April 2022


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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School communication app

To receive news updates on your smart phone, go the App Store on your Apple or Android device and search “SchoolAppsNZ” to download the App to your phone or tablet. Select "Hokowhitu Primary School" when prompted.