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Term 1, Week 3 - 2020

Today we take over the interior of the other two rooms in TKW. Exciting! This means from early next week Mrs Orr’s tamariki will be learning in their new classroom – Waka! Mrs Blay will soon be joining Mrs Orr in this space as she starts our second New Entrant class for this year.
It also means that the staffroom can again be our staffroom!

Work is ongoing with the deck area outside TKW. This is scheduled to take another 6 to 7 weeks to complete. 

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Term 1, Week 2 - 2020

Last night’s pool party was really well attended and lots of fun. Thanks so much to everyone who came and ‘met and mingled’ and enjoyed the evening.

Special thanks to aPlus for their sponsorship of the sausage sizzle last night too. Much appreciated! 

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Term 1, Week 1 - 2020

A very warm welcome to 2020 to everyone. A special welcome to our new staff, learners and whānau. We are confident that you will all feel supported to be an integral part of our school community in no time at all!
Our first inquiry focus school wide is ‘Turangawaewae’ - Understanding Where I Stand. Term 1 is always action packed with summer activities including water safety skills, EOTC camps for Years 4 - 6 learners, settling into new routines etc.

It is fantastic to have half of TKW ( Te Kete Wakahuia) completed (inside at least). We are hopeful that Mrs Orr and Mrs Blay’s rooms will be ready before the end of this month. The builders can then focus on completing the deck outside these rooms. 

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Term 4, Week 9 - 2019

Thank you so much to everyone who was able to attend the Christmas Carnival/ School prize-giving/ Year 6 graduation on Tuesday evening. Lots of people tell us that they like the combination of the casual carnival atmosphere followed by the celebrations associated with performances and prize- giving. My special thanks go to the PTA who do lots of ‘behind the scenes’ work in preparing the food stalls, along with ‘front of the house’ duties in selling, serving and cleaning up. Thanks to our teaching and non-teaching staff who also put extra effort into supporting the occasion.

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Term 4, Week 8 - 2019


Due to lack of space at the moment (and the dramatic decline over recent years in numbers able to attend), we have decided not to hold a ‘parent helpers’ morning tea this year. THIS DOES NOT MEAN WE SUDDENLY DON’T HUGELY APPRECIATE OUR VOLUNTEER HELPERS!!

We promise that we definitely appreciate each and every one of you and sincerely thank you for helping us over the year.

At the morning tea I usually tell our helpers that we simply could not offer the range of experiences we currently offer for the children without their help. So if you have helped coach or manage a sports team, served on our Board of Trustees or PTA, provided transport/help for a trip, made or tidied resources, helped out in a classroom, donated items for us to reuse, provided baking, helped out with the pool (or indeed anything else I’ve missed), we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We also hope you’ll help us again next year.

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