Entries for June 2019


Term 2, Week 9 - 2019

Winter bugs are affecting lots of people at the moment, and we are no exception here at school. If your child is unwell/not attending school for any reason PLEASE be proactive and let us know before we have to spend time trying to contact you.
An absence can be phoned in at any time (the answerphone is on when the office is unattended), it can be emailed into the office, you can report an absence on the school app, you can text an absence to 027 3579021. In an emergency situation we don’t expect you to remember to do this but it should be the norm for regular illness etc. This is one contact for you – as opposed to Amanda making over 30 calls in the morning to people who have unexplained absences.

If you do not specify the number of days your child is going to be away, please make contact daily so we know that our tamariki are safe.

Thank you in anticipation of an improvement in this – we want to work together effectively, and sincerely thank the many of you who go out of your way to keep us well informed!

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Term 2, Week 8 - 2019

What a fantastic sports day Miss Bisset and the house leaders organised for us today. The children (and adults alike) enjoyed a wide range of games/activities.

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Term 2, Week 7 - 2019

Thank you to everyone who supported the Hansen-Wall whanau mufti fundraiser yesterday. Losing your home and so many precious belongings to a fire is a nightmare that none of us would want to endure. It gave us great pleasure to be able to give them over $4,000 in cash and vouchers (as well as some thoughtful gifts). We hope this helps! The generosity shown by so many people has been truly humbling – thank you so much!

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Term 2, Week 6 - 2019

Thank you for your support with the visits to Te Rangimarie Marae this week. The children participated with enthusiasm and learnt loads about marae protocol.
Special thanks to those who assisted with the karanga, speaking at the powhiri and supporting groups of tamariki each day.

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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.