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Newsletter - Week 8, Term 2 2024

Principal's Update

Kia ora Waitetuna Whaanau, it is a celebration of the Senior Room this week. The Seniors had a blast at the Science Roadshow on Tuesday learning lots about ’The Hidden World” aspects of the world that cannot be seen without the aid of special equipment and “Spectacular Changes” - a look at physical and chemical changes. On Wednesday some of the Middle room and Senior Room students went to Tough Guy/Gal challenge, competing in a fun obstacle course, army style. On Thursday the Year 7 and 8s go to Tech at Raglan Area School and the year 6s checked on some native plants that they grew from seeds and they were all going down to Aramiro Paa looking further into Taonga Puoro (musical instruments) but Lisa Rapana came to school as there was a tangi at Aramiro. Some of these instruments will be demonstrated at the Production. And they finished the week with the Ki-o-Rahi tournament. Certainly not every week is out and about like this but what a great range of Education Outside the Classroom learning. 

Organisation for last week of term—on Mon, Tues and Wed of the last week of term we will be spending a lot of the school day down at the Te Uku Memorial Hall for Production practices. There will be a separate notice coming home for your permission with this. 

Matariki Celebration—On Thursday 4th July we will have a special 

Matariki shared lunch from around midday. Children will be tired after their big Production week so you are welcome to give them a sleep in on Thursday morning then come down to school and join us for shared kai. Bring your whaanau along, and a cup. 

Ki-o-rahi tournament—I have heard that the team have done us proud at the tournament at Horotiu today. There is a lot of rules to remember in the game of Ki-o-Rahi and a tremendous amount of skill and team work goes into this game. 

PTA News—Thanks to the PTA contribution we have now set in motion the work on the small new teaching space. I will now work with a Ministry approved Project Manager to get the paperwork completed so this can be built and moved on site. 

Native Plant sales—after school—26th July and 27th July—no orders this year. First in, first served. Time to be confirmed. 

Fri 1st Nov—(Auction and) Quiz night—committee needed 

Next PTA Meeting—29th July—7.30pm –organisation for inter school cross country 

Have a restful weekend.

The students have a very busy last two weeks of school in preparation for the Production so if children can have some proper down time in the next two weekends it will help them be at their best for the show. 

Ngaa mihi Amanda and staff. 

All The Happenings 


  • Matariki Public holiday—28th June 

  • Wednesday July 3rd—evening performance—Whole School Production - 6.30pm 

  • Matariki—School shared kai—Thurs 4th July– from midday 

  • Last day of term 2—5th July 

  • PTA Meeting—29th July—7.30pm –organisation for inter school cross country, Auction and Quiz Night 

  • Teacher Only Day—Term 3—Monday 19th Aug and TOD—Term 4– Fri 15th Nov 

We are hoping to host a quiz night early November. If you think you could help, message Robyn or drop in and have a chat! 

Action Stations

Well done to the students who went to Tough gal/guy challenge. It was a ‘Team Go Girls’ this year. 

PTA News

Thanks to your support with raffle sales the PTA have approved a contribution for the new Teaching and Learning space (small classroom). 

Native Seedling sales—July 29th—more info to come. 

Remember to note 22nd August in your diary– fundraising—we are the InterSchool cross country hosts.

Next PTA Meeting Monday 29th July.

Waitetuna Way

Well done to 

Axel and Camille 

Being brave enough to take risks 

Believe in yourself 

Develop resilience to bounce back from difficulties 

Get your Tickets now for the School Production. Email or ring the office to buy. We prefer internet banking. $5 per ticket. Gold coin per child. 


Together we are growing the seeds of success 

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

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