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Newsletter - Week 9, Term 1 2023

Principal’s Update

Kia ora Waitetuna Whaanau,

It’s fun to see the eyes of tamariki light up when they talk about what sparks their interest. Being struck by feelings of passion, awe and wonder is what connects you to wairua. With this comes a sense of interconnectedness that boosts your ability to be present to the world around us. I saw this last week with our Legends Unleashed visiting show. It was fantastic to see our students excited and engrossed in their learning. There was so much to share in this week’s newsletter our Junior Room camp highlights will be in next week’s newsletter.

Science Galore

We have utilised an amazing resource centre called the House of Science—the Seniors were absorbed last week in their experiments around ‘Food for Thought’, Loving Science!!!!

New Playground addition

The base for this is currently under construction. We also have new blinds being installed in the Junior and Middle Room over the holidays.

Board members

We have had two board meetings this term and I thought it was timely to share our current team of parents and community members who provide governance of our school. The team is on page three of this newsletter.


  • Teacher Only Day—Monday 24th April—Supervision Provided

  • Teacher Only Day—Monday 1st May—No Supervision Provided

  • Anzac Day— we ensure Waitetuna School is represented at the parade in Raglan. If you and your tamariki would like to join us we meet at 10.45am by the fire brigade. Have a tumeke weekend.

Ngaa mihi Amanda and staff

All the Happenings

  • PTA Meeting—Monday 3rd April

  • Last day Term 1—Thursday 6th April/Good Friday—Friday 7th April

  • REMINDER—Teacher Only Days—TERM 2 Monday 24th April—Teacher Only Day—Supervision Provided

  • ANZAC DAY PARADE—11am—Tuesday 25th April— Raglan—meet outside the fire station at 10.45am

  • MONDAY 1st May—Teacher Only Day—No Supervision Provided

Skool Loop

Did you know about Skool Loop—this is another way we send out notifications—email, Skool Loop, Facebook— we hope keeping in contact is not hard, just the touch of button.

Meet the Teacher - Middle Room

Thanks to Travis for making time on Wednesday evening for families to meet him. It was great to have families in attendance for this.

PTA News

PTA Meeting—Monday 3rd April— 7pm—at school or on zoom

Waitetuna Way

Well done to Harper and Liam for:

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

Show persistence in my learning

Meet the Board

School Board Members—From left Amanda Nasilasila—Principal, Sally Ridley (Board Chair), Daniel Bateman, Bevan Marquand, Tim Buchanan, Bernie Marshall

Neighbours Aotearoa

It is Neighbours month and our students will be given a postcard that enables you and your children to write and say hi to your neighbours. Theme-Sharing– Connect with your neighbour and drop a postcard in their letterbox. Introduce yourselves or thank them for being a great neighbour. If you connect please take a photo and share with

Together we are growing the seeds of success Na tō manaaki, na tōku manaaki, ka puāwai mai nga kākano

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