Entries for September 2019


Term 3, Week 10 - 2019

Our huge congratulations to the Dance NZ Made team who were the second runners up in the Year 3 – 6 section of the National finals last Saturday night. What an amazing result.
Mrs Flaus and Miss Tayler were also awarded with a trophy that recognised their commitment and passion for the performing arts.

This award is ‘the Dance NZ Made Teachers Award’ in starstruck memory of Drew Pouniu’

How special (and appropriate) it is for them to be the first recipients of this award. It sits proudly in our trophy cabinet here at school.
We are very proud of you all!

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Term 3, Week 9 - 2019

Thanks so much to everyone who made the time on Tuesday evening to come and visit all the kete and enjoy the visual arts displays. We are so fortunate to have so many creative and talented teachers and akonga here at Hokowhitu School. We had so many families through the school – your attendance at these things sends us a clear message that you value opportunities to share in your children’s learning. Thank you. It was amazing!

The winner of the ‘art pack’ prize will be announced at next Friday morning’s assembly.

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Term 3, Week 8 - 2019

I think everyone is still smiling about the TKW ball that was held last night. It was just magic to see all the children dressed up in their ‘finest’ outfits, and have them dancing away to show all their skills and fancy footwork.
Thanks so much to the staff who assisted with planning, set up and implementation. Thanks to all the families that made an effort to come along and enjoy the evening too.

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Term 3, Week 7 - 2019

Please read the weekly newsletter and/or read the alerts on your school app as they come through. It never ceases to disappoint me when I hear parents/caregivers abruptly grumbling to staff about ‘not being told’ something was on, or is happening here at school. We try really hard to communicate well with everyone – where possible things are on a term calendar, usually items appear in the newsletter multiple times before occurring, we regularly send out reminder apps. It really is up to you to do your bit to be informed – simply read the messages every week. We are happy to send hard copies of the newsletter if that is what you need, otherwise all we need is your current email address and a few minutes of your time.

Thank you to all our loyal readers (and my apologies if you find some things repetitive because you read every week).

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Term 3, Week 6 - 2019


A mobile dental unit will be visiting Hokowhitu School for two weeks from next Monday 2nd September to examine and provide preventative treatment (cleaning, fissure sealants, x-rays and fluoride treatment) where required for patients due for their annual check. Parents/caregivers of children due for their annual check were notified by letter that came home in bags on Wednesday.

It is anticipated that the mobile will be returning later in term four to see a further group of children who are due for their annual dental check.

If parents have any concerns or wish to be present at their child’s dental appointment, please contact us on either of the numbers below.

Regards from the Dental Team Telephone 0800 825 583 or 027 244 4159

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