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Newsletter - Week 5, Term 2 2023

Principal’s Update

Kia ora Waitetuna Whaanau, it has been an action packed week for our Senior students. On Tuesday our year 7 and 8 students were invited to have a taste of Outdoor Ed organised by Liam Coulden-Lavers who is the head of Outdoor Ed at RAS. They always attend tech once a week and have started the next cycle which is wood technology, followed by surfing lesson number three after that.


We receive Science kits from the House of Science and the students and teachers have most recently being investigating Forensic Science. The photo to the right shows Ali and students using a special microscope on an ipad.

Book week

Week 8—make sure you have these dates in your diary—I have already heard students discussing their bookweek costume for Wednesday. This is great. Last year we had Bookweek in term 4 but we have secured an earlier date this year. Hopefully you can still purchase birthday and/or Christmas presents early. On dress up day for Bookweek we also have a special booknic, a picnic with a book. The PTA will have food for sale. If it is wet we will have spaces on the decking and through the classes for you to come along and enjoy a book with your students and purchase yummy food. More events and info to come as they are confirmed.

Property update

We have the ‘Small Rural School’s Project’ Ministry property personnel on site this week improving our lighting, upgrading powerpoints across the school and improving insulation in the Middle Room. During a weekend in the next few weeks the Norfolk Pine by the Junior Playground will be removed.

During week 6 I will be joining other rural school Principals from around the country at the Rural Principals conference. There will be a break next week with no newsletter but I will share my learn-ing with you all in week 7.

Kia pai to whakataa. Have a great weekend, Ngaa mihi Amanda and staff

All The Happenings

  • Raglan Art to Wear –27th May

  • King’s birthday—5th June—Public Holiday

  • Assembly—9th June and Karioi project in 9th June

  • BOOK WEEK—from Mon 12th June (Week 8)

  • 15th June—Structured Literacy Info session—3.15pm—all parents welcome

  • Board Meeting—20th June

  • Mud Run—21st June

  • Pie day—22nd June

  • Ki-o-rahi tournament—23rd June

  • Matariki shared kai—29th June

  • Last day of term 2 and International Mud day —30th June

Invite from Raglan Area School—date for your diary Raglan Area School Information Evening

Te Ao Māori at Te Kura a Rohe o Whaingaroa / Raglan Area School - Thursday 20 July 5.30-8.00pm

Kia ora e te whanau E ngā mana, e ngā reo, rau rangatira mā nau mai, haere mai, whakatau mai ra ki tēnei hui e whakanuia ana te matauranga i te taiao kākano rua kei Te Kura a Rohe o Whaingaroa.


We will share how we enact our School Vision and Mission Statement

1. Whakanuia te matauranga i te taiao kākano rua

2. - celebrating education in our bicultural learning environment

1. Mana Rangatahi - Empowering Young People


 5.30pm Whakatau

 6.00pm Presentation by School Staff

 7.00pm Open Forum - We welcome your comments and questions

 8.00pm Karakia Whakamutunga

Waitetuna Way

Well done to

Jethro and Senna



Use your imagination to develop ideas

Be creative with your friends socially and in play

Think outside the square to solve problems

Remember our Book Week coming up in week 8 from the 12th June—Booknic—Wed 14th June.

Together we are growing the seeds of success

Na too manaaki, na tooku manaaki, ka puawai mai nga kaakano

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