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Newsletter - Week 7, Term 1 2024

 Principal’s Update 

Fun times at Kura Ngaahere—I hold Kura Ngaahere close to my heart. I think it is a wonderful opportunity we offer at Waitetuna School. Last Friday it was held on the school grounds. The Junior Room brought their wet weather gear and had fun getting wet! It celebrates and nurtures Te Whare Tapa Whaa - promoting physical health, mental well-being, emotional intelligence, cognitive development, and environmental stewardship. We know that encouraging children to explore and connect with the natural world from a young age lays the foundation for a lifelong love of nature and a sense of belonging to the broader ecosystem. Ngaa mihi nui Whaea Robyn for making this happen. 

The Senior leaders worked with Kim from the Waikato Institute of Sport and Leadership (WILS). The visit from WILS provided a valuable opportunity for our Year 7 and 8 leaders to enhance their skills and knowledge in leadership and sportsmanship. During their visit, the WILS team engaged our young leaders in interactive workshops and activities designed to develop their leadership abilities and foster teamwork. It built on their camp experiences, emphasizing the importance of collaboration and mutual respect both on and off the field. 

Wheels Week—it has been a fun week having wheels at school. Thanks for your support with this. 

Shout out to Tui garden supplies for their donation of seedling mix, potting mix for growing our seedlings in the spring. 

We welcome Jude into the Middle Room. 

Raffle Tickets—thanks for the great selling that is happening. Please return any tickets you are unable to sell asap. 

The pool will close for the season on Tuesday 2nd April. 

Kia pai too raa whakataa. 

Ngaa mihi nui Amanda and staff 

All the Happenings

  • Remember to wear Purple for 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 

Te Reo Maaori phrase of the wiki 

Kaaore anoo—Not yet 

Waitetuna Way

Well done to 

Olive for 


Set your own goals and strive to achieve them (practice makes progress) 

Show persistence in my learning 

Ask questions to clarify and extend understanding 

Set yourself up for success by being prepared 


Together we are growing the seeds of success 

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

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