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Newsletter - Week 6, Term 3 2022


Principal’s Update


Kia ora Waitetuna Whaanua,


what a wonderful week celebrating small rural schools and our community coming together. Everyone’s efforts and contributions made for an excellent Inter School Cross Country event. Thanks for everyone who contributed with loaning items, making food items, working in the food tent and helping with anything and everything.


I would also like to acknowledge our teachers and support staff for all the extra jobs that happen to ensure we had a great event yesterday and a great little school. Thanks Jess for the great photos too!


Earlier in the week kumara fritters were enjoyed by the whole school. It was great to be able to enjoy kumara from our own school gardens.


I will be away with the Seniors at camp for the first part of next week and then I will be at a Waikato Principals Association event and Professional Learning at the University of Waikato. I look forward to seeing you all on my return.


Happy Fathers Day Dads. Thanks for everything you do!


I hope you are spoiled rotten! Enjoy your weekend.


Ngaa mihi Amanda and staff.

All The Happenings


  • Senior Room—Camp—MONDAY 5th September to WEDNESDAY 7th September

  • Hotdogs—16th September

  • Board Meeting—Tuesday 20th September

  • Waikato Full Primary Speeches Regional finalists—14th September—all the best to Lenox and Emma B at this event.

  • Waikato Full Primary Cross country— 21st September P/P— 22nd Sept

  • Kapahaka Festival—Friday 23rd September

  • Class Presentations— Revue—Thursday—29th September

  • Term 4 Waitetuna School Ag Day—Tues 18th Oct

  • Group Day—Friday 21st October at Te Mata School

  • Waikato Show—Friday 28th October


You should have received Agricultural day notices. Spare copies in the office.


Term dates for 2023


The board approved the following term dates for 2023—

  • Term 1 Thursday 2nd Feb to Thursday 6th April (Waitangi Day Monday 6 February, and Easter: Good Friday– 7th April)

  • Term 2 Monday 24th April to Friday 30th June (Anzac Day – Tuesday 25 April and Queen’s Birthday – Monday 5 June )

  • Term 3 Monday 17th July to Friday 22nd September

  • Term 4 Monday 9th October to Monday 18th December (Labour Day – Monday 23 October)

Waitetuna Way


Well done to Ruby & Thorin for having self-control: Being adaptable when things in our plan change.


Together we are growing the seeds of success

Na tō manaaki, na tōku manaaki, ka puāwai mai nga kākano


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