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Newsletter - Week 2, Term 4 2023

Kia ora Waitetuna Whaanau, it was tremendous having Ag Day back in full swing. I absolutely love seeing our students proudly second year, adapting the content to showcase their pets and I love the opportunity to have our school community coming together. Good vibes! We're also immensely grateful for the help to ensure this event ran smoothly. Thanks to the team who ensured the rings were in place and to everyone who helped out in other ways. Thanks to the Senior students and PTA for running the food stall. It was also great to have Caged Pets back for the morning.

Congratulations to Xander Browne who received Champion at our School Ag Day and Chloe Cann who earnt Reserve Champion.

Thanks to Fiona and the team at Te Mata School for running the Group Day. What a great event. Well done to Emma Berejoni for her efforts at Group Day.

After recovering from their overnight camp last week the Middle Room students were back out in our wonderful local environment at Kura Awa.

All the Happenings

  • Labour Day—Public holiday—Mon 23rd Oct

  • Board Meeting 24th Oct—5.30pm

  • Tabloid Sports Year 1 and 2—Fri 27th Oct Welcome Constable Tom—Keeping Ourselves Safe week of 30th Oct—more info to come

  • Cricket Festival—Year 5-8—3rd Nov

  • Beach Ed—whole school trip—7th Nov

  • Senior Room—Auckland trip—Weta Workshop—8th Nov Assembly—Fri 11th Nov Diwali—Mon 14th Nov—shared lunch

  • Whole School Marae trip—Wed 15th Nov– am

  • School athletics—Thurs 16th Nov– from 11.45am Teacher only day—Friday 17th Nov

  • Inter School Athletics—Fri 24th Nov

  • School Disco—Thurs 30th Nov—5.30-7pm

  • Lawn bowls—opt in—year 5-8—1st Dec Board Meeting—5th Dec– 5.30pm Junior Room trip—TBC—11th Dec

  • Final assembly 13th Dec– from 6pm Reports home—Thurs 14th Dec

  • Last day of the year—Monday 18th Dec– school open until midday

There will also be Kura Ngaahere and Kura Awa dates

Te Reo Maaori

Kei te kai ia i te paraaoa—He is eating the bread Kei te piki koe i te raakau –You are climbing Kei te maatakitaki koe i te aha What are you watching?


Community Halloween event 27th October 5-7.30


  • Term 1—Starts Wed 7th February and ends Fri 12th April Easter in term time—29th March -2nd April

  • Term 2—Mon 29th April-Fri 5th July—Public holidays in term 2 -Kings birthday 3rd June, Matariki—28th June

  • Term 3—Mon 22 July—27th Sept

  • Term 4—starts—Mon 14th October—End date—20th Dec—Labour Day—28th October This will include three Teacher Only days - dates still to be confirmed.

Waitetuna Way

Well done to Ella & Maahanga SELF CONTROL Think before you speak (Is it kind, is it nice, is it necessary?) Manage yourself appropriately in both formal and informal situations Being adaptable when our plans change

Together we are growing the seeds of success Na too manaaki, na tooku manaaki, ka puawai mai nga kaakano

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