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Newsletter - Week 6, Term 1 2024

Principal’s Update 

Kia ora Waitetuna Whaanau, we are over halfway through term 1 and what a great school Swimming Sports we had on Tuesday. Thank you to those families that could come along and support. It was great to see the children pushing themselves to participate and doing their very best. Even with a shorter swimming season with the unexpected pool closure, what great progress they have all made in their swimming. I understand that swimming may not be everyone's strength, so I want to acknowledge and commend all the students who gave it their best effort! 

Inter School Swimming Sports—well done to Emma, Audrey, Senna, and Charlie who competed at the Inter School Swimming event on Thursday. 

School fees– you might have noticed that school fee invoices have started appearing in your inbox of late. I would like to say thank you for paying these promptly. If you are not able to do so we have some families paying these off over time with an automatic payment as an alternative. These funds ensure we can support your child’s learning in the best possible ways so thank you! 

Purple Day - 26 March - in support of Epilepsy - wear purple, Juniors will make some purple pikelets or something similar to share with the whole school, We would like to support this organisation so bring a gold coin donation if you can. Wear your fab purple clothes. If you have any spare purple items for us these are most welcome. 

Wheels Week—next week—from Monday 18th—on 18th March we invite all types of wheels to school with helmets and other safety gear—scooters, bikes, skateboards, roller skates. 

Assembly next Friday—All welcome, we look forward to seeing you at 2.15 pm in the multi-purpose room to celebrate the learning for term 1. 

Nachos Friday lunch—22nd March—$4.00 Nachos—G/F and Vegetarian available—bringing your own bowl is also most welcome. 

Whole school attendance has moved up to 89% this week. Love it when kids are at school! 

Ngaa mihi, Amanda and staff 

All the Happenings

  • Wheels Week—from 18th March 

  • Assembly 22nd March 

  • Purple day for Epilepsy—Tues 26th March 

  • Junior Room Day Camp—Thursday 28th March 

  • Good Friday—29th March 

  • Easter Mon/Easter Tues—School closed—1st April and 2nd April 

  • Last day of term—12th April 

  • Raffle drawn 9am—12th April 

  • School photos—now term 2– Mon 17th June 

  • Teacher only day—term 2—reminder—Mon 27th May 

  • Kings Birthday—Mon 3rd June 

PTA News

How is the raffle ticket selling going? Raffle books are due back in three weeks so we can collate them. Remember if you are unable to sell any more tickets can you please return so we can pass them on to others. The raffle is drawn on Friday 12th April at 9 am. Community Constable Tom will be in attendance for supervision. 

Message from the Mobile Dental Unit 

We are currently based at Raglan Area School until the middle of Term 2. 

Contact number 021356260 phone or text 

(if we miss the call we will get back asap) 

Appointment hours 8.40am-3.15pm 

Waitetuna Way 

Friendship (Aroha) 

Well done Poppy 

Actively listening and responding to others ideas 

Support each other in learning and play 

Work collaboratively in a team 

Encourage with positive words 

Be kind to others 

Inter School Swimming Placings 

Amazing results ! 

Senna 1st 25m Backstroke 

Senna 2nd 50m Backstroke 

Audrey 3rd 25m Freestyle 

Charlie M 3rd 50m Backstroke 


Together we are growing the seeds of success 

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

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