Kia ora Waitetuna Whaanau, it has been a very successful and huge year for us all. Even though there is one more week to go this will be my last newsletter for 2023. I would like to take the opportunity to say a huge thank you to the staff, the board, the PTA and
yourselves, the parents and your whaanau for making this such a great year for our students. It has been such a honour to work with everyone and to see all the learning that has taken place. I wish everyone a wonderful holiday break. I look forward to celebrating
the school year at the final assembly next Wednesday evening, 13th December, starting at 6pm. See you there. Rural Women New Zealand offered funding for end of year events
and I was successfully in getting funding for the Big Muffin Serious Band to play after our final assembly and funding for a sausage sizzle for us at our final assembly. This is enough for one sausage per person so if you can still contribute a plate of food for the
shared kai that would be great.
The Ministry small rural school’s project was able to lay new carpet in the Senior Room on Tuesday.
Celebrations—comparing celebrations 90 years ago to today. The Junior Room had a special visitor on Monday. Fred, a family friend of Xander’s whaanau came in to talk to the Junior Room about how Celebrations have changed so much over the years. There was an interesting conversation about presents and how getting a very small gift was deemed very, very special and not that common a long time ago.
Thanks Fred and Thea. The children were excited to have a special visitor at
school on Wednesday sharing important messages around dog safety. I would like to also recognise a group of students who demonstrated exceptional attendance this year, avoiding significant illnesses. Research indicates that regular attendance of 95% or higher positively impacts learning and personal growth, including confidence. These
students achieved attendance rates, above 95%. Well done to... Jackson, Thea, Tai, Blake, Penny, Mathlida, Camille, Senna and Addison. I wish you all a very special Summer holiday and a very restful break.
May the sun shine!
Ngaa mihi Amanda and staff
All The Happenings
Junior Room trip—Venue—11th Dec
Final assembly 13th Dec– 6 pm start
Reports home—Thurs 14th Dec
Last day of the year—Monday 18th Dec there is supervision only and remember school finishes at midday.
Term 1—2024—starts 7th Feb
Raffle 2024 - Calling for PRIZES!
In term 1 of the new year school will be running a Raffle again as one of our fundraisers. The PTA is now looking for prizes so we can put some amazing packages together soon. If you, your business or anyone you know is interested in donating an appealing prize, big or small - we'd love to hear from you.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next PTA Meeting 15th January—event planning for term 1
Well done to
Be open and honest with
yourself and others
Be reflective and thankful
Term Dates 2024
Term 1—Starts Wed 7th February and ends Fri 12th April
Easter in term time—29th March-2nd April
Term 2—Mon 29th April-Fri 5th July—Public holidays in term 2 -Kings birthday 3rd June, Matariki—28th June
Term 3—Mon 22 July—27th Sept
Term 4—starts—Mon 14th October—End date—20th December—Labour day—28th October
We have two teacher only day dates set Mon 27th May, Mon 19th Aug
Term 4 TOD date still to be confirmed
Music lessons 2024
Music lessons will begin again Tuesday of week 2 so if you are keen for your child to start this please get in contact with Ruth.– See advert below for details
TE REO MAAORI PHRASES TO SEE US THROUGH
Ka pai hoki koe. Good on you!
Ka mau te wehi! That’s outstanding
Kia manawanui! Hang in there!
Tapatapahi ana! Choice! Cool!
Together we are growing the seeds of success
Na too manaaki, na tooku manaaki, ka puawai mai nga kaakano