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Newsletter - Week 9, Term 1, 2024

Principal's Update


Kia ora Waitetuna Whaanau, I trust you had a lovely Easter break. Even though this is a short week I wanted to ensure a newsletter came out to celebrate learning. Not only was there a great day camp for the Junior Room last Thursday but there has been a lot squeezed into a short week. Kura Awa for the Middle Room, House of Science volcanoes experiments to see what makes the best volcanoes in the Senior Room. This is just a snap-shot. 

This newsletter celebrates some of the wonderful aspects of our Living Curriculum Maahanga. The Junior Room camp to Kaniwhaniwha (thank you Whaea Robyn) and our tremendous team who helped bring Garden to Table to life in our school. Last week the team made hummus and cut up the vegetables to eat the hummus. This meant the students could practise their knife skills at the end of last week too. Our Seniors went to the softball tournament today. Well done to the team. 

Reminder—Senior Playground phase 1 replacement is to be started on April 15th so please ensure children are not in this area of the school. 

Raglan Surf Lifesaving—a thank you– the Senior leaders and I will be making crispy chicken wraps as a fundraiser to say thanks to the Surf Lifesaving team. These will be available for lunch on Thursday 11th April. Vegetarian and gluten-free options will be available. If you would like to order the Vegetarian or Gluten Free option can you please email so I can ensure that we only buy what we need of these two types. 

We have one more week of term 1. 

Please remember to return all raffle tickets. 

Ngaa mihi Amanda 

All The Happenings 

  • Crispy chicken wraps—Thursday 11th April- $4– G/F & Vege options avail-able 

  • Last day of term—12th April 

  • Raffle drawn 9am—12th April 

  • Term 2 

  • Term 2 starts—Mon 29th April 

  • Teacher Only Day—27th May 

Action Stations 

Shout out to Bizworx accountancy services for their subsidized accountancy work for Waitetuna School. 

PTA News

Thank you again to the following businesses who supported our school raffle 

Preventative Maintenance Waikato 

Raglan Four Square 

Greenlea Meats 

Trek n Travel Hamilton 

Peter Glidden Honda Huntly 

Raffle drawn—12th April 9.15am 

Waitetuna Way

Well done to Felix & Sybil for 


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

Show persistence in my learning 

Ask questions to clarify and extend understanding 

Set yourself up for success by being prepared 

Please can all sold and unsold raffle tickets be returned to school on Monday. 

Playgroup—Remember Playgroup is on Tuesday mornings. 

All Children from 0 to 4 years are welcome to come along free. This is a great place to meet the locals. 


Together we are growing the seeds of success 

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

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