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Newsletter - Week 10, Term 1 2023

Kia ora Waitetuna Whaanau,

Junior Room Camp

Week 9 was a very busy week and the Junior Room camp was a wonderful example of our Living Curriculum in action. Thank you to Whaea Robyn for making this happen.


  • Teacher Only Days—TERM 2

  • Monday 24th April—Teacher Only Day—Supervision Provided

  • Monday 1st May—Teacher Only Day—NO Supervision Provided

Anzac Day

We ensure Waitetuna School is represented at the parade in Raglan. If you and your tamariki would like to join us we meet at 10.45am by the fire brigade.

The staff and I thank you for the mahi that has gone into this term and the support we have received during contract negotiations and in ensuring the amazing opportunities for our tamariki can go ahead, from the elvers release early in term 1 to the wide range of wonder-ful learning opportunities.

Have a tumeke Easter break and we look forward to reconnecting in term 2. Ngaa mihi Amanda and staff

All the Happenings

Term 2—to start

  • Monday 24th April—Teacher Only Day—Supervision Provided

  • Anzac Day—meet at Raglan Fire Station at 10.45am

  • Monday 1st May—Teacher Only Day—No Supervision Provided

  • 2nd May—Wearable Arts Making Day—if you can donate an hour or two to help with making

  • Surf lesson number 1—3rd May—Year 5-8

  • Karioi Project—5th May

PTA News

PTA AGM—8th May—7pm—Please put this date in your diary.

Native Seedling fundraising—amazing opportunity to get some native and exotic trees for your property—order form to come.

Trail Run - new committee members wanted The Waitetuna Wind Farm Trail Run has become an iconic event in both the runner/walker scene as well as the Waitetuna/ Raglan community. At the PTA meeting on Monday night there was dis-cussion around the future of the Trail Run. This event has provid-ed an invaluable contribution to our school however the trail run committee has stood down. Is the running the Trail run still via-ble? Without volunteers that can step into these roles we will not be able to continue to hold a trail run. Can you help in one of these roles? Please let Hannah (PTA Chair), Ellen (PTA Secretary) or Amy (Treasurer) know if you are interested in a role. Please let them know by the 1st May. Some areas - to give you an idea: Registration + contact with participants

  •  Marketing & Sponsors contact

  •  Logistics (course, equipment, parking)

  •  Food/ drinks + volunteers

  •  Finance

A massive shout out to Hamish and Julie Ormand for the use of their farm (Outlook Station) for this event and to our amazing Trail Run committee over the past five years.

Trees for Sale

Waitetuna School Tree fundraiser

EXOTICS ($6) :


English Oak

Pin Oak

Turkey Oak

Swamp Cypress

Weeping Willow

Form will be sent out in the holidays—Look out for it.

NATIVES ($3 or $5) All are $3, apart from a couple varieties that are bigger in size.

NZ Flax Kahikatea ($5)

Cabbage Tree

Kowhai ($5)


Carex Secta

Carex Virgata






Waitetuna Way

Goes to Whaea Ali and Te Kura “wearing funny hats”

Together we are growing the seeds of success

Na tō manaaki, na tōku manaaki, ka puāwai mai nga kāka-no

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