Currently all our students are preparing for the School Cross Country Event.  Although we haven’t had a great deal of rain, our grounds are still remarkably muddy. (Lots of fun to run around!) We would really appreciate students bringing spare clothes for their training so that they don’t have to sit in wet, muddy clothes for the afternoon.


Staff have found a number of parents are not contactable due to out of date phone numbers or emails. If you have changed your mobile, email, work number, living arrangements or moved house please let us know so that we can update our records.  In an emergency we need to be able to get hold of parents quickly.


19 AugustTurua School Cross Country
22 AugustParent Teacher and Child Interviews
28 AugustHauraki Plains Cross Country
4 SeptThames Valley Cross Country
9-13 SeptTurua School Speeches Week
16-20 SeptHauraki Plains Speeches Week
19 SeptScience Fair -Judging in by Morning Tea
27 SeptLast Day of Term 3



At assembly last week the following people were awarded certificates

Room 2


Morgan for excellent leadership
Room 4

Ika iti

Hailey for all round great effort, enthusiasm and helpfulness.
Room 7


Sophia M – for sounding out words and getting into her story writing
Room 8


Chelsea for settling  well into her new class and school.

Kyle for being a model student,respectful and responsible.

Kaitaki Role ModelNatahlia



We are looking for a teacher aide who is reliable, flexible and enjoys working with students.  15 hours per week until December 2019. Immediate start desired. Please email: by 8th August if you are interested.



We have had a few cases of tummy upsets, and sore throats.  Please if your child is feeling unwell or complaining of a sore throat keep them home.

We do our best to ensure children really do need to go home before phoning you.

Please remember to leave a message on the absence line or notify us via our absences on the web site if your child is away for any reason.  If your child is away and it is unexplained I will ring to check where they are to make sure they are safe.  If there are several children away on any one day this can take me quite some time, so I really appreciate being advised.

NETSAFE from Constable Sell

Netsafe have recently launched a great new resource for parents and whānau, the ‘Online Safety Parent Toolkit’. This interactive PDF offers parents and whānau practical tips and tools to help them talk to their children about online safety. It includes:

  • quickstarter tips for parents, whānau and young people
  • information to enhance digital parenting knowledge
  • details about the online risks and challenges their children may face
  • advice about how they can help their children.



Calf Club – already!! Hard to believe it but it’s nearly time to start looking for animals. This year we will be including calves again as well as the usual lambs and kids. (And of course our DIY animals) Animals must be born between July 1 and August 31. Calf Club entry forms will be available next week from the office. Please take on board the following information. These considerations are being followed by everyone in our group. If you have any questions please contact the office.

Due to bio security reasons the following rules apply for calves this year:
•       Must be from a local farm and be able to produce a bulk milk test letter that states that Mycoplasma Bovis was not detected.
•       If calves are going to be consuming milk from a different farm than they were born on, then you must be able to produce a bulk milk test letter that states that Mycoplasma Bovis was not detected on the milk. It is recommended that milk powder is used if the animal is not getting feed milk from the original farm.
•       Calves are not to be purchased from the Sale yards

On our entry form we will be asking what farm the calf has come from, where it will be reared and if it is drinking milk or powder. We will need this information for any calves that come to group day please. If we aren’t happy with any information we may exclude the animal, this will also be for our own day. On the day we will keep all ‘farms’ separate plus  keep calves from being together before they enter the ring.


Franklin Vets Kopu would like to offer our services and product free of charge for all children entering calves, lambs and goats for Calf Club Day this year.

Lambs/Goats: We will dock and vaccinate with Ultravac 5 in 1.

Calves:  We will worm-drench with Dectomax and Vaccinate with Ultravac 6 in 1.

We also provide discounted debudding for calves and kid goats ($15.00 per animal) – parents will need to organise by contacting the clinic.

For bookings/information contact Kopu Clinic 07 8685007




Ngatea Primary Kids First Quiz Night


Waitakaruru School Hunt 4 Kidz

30th August to 1st September Entry forms available from Waitakaruru School.  For further information check out the link below or see poster in school office window.

Waitakaruru School Hunting poster 2019 (1)

Riddle me a Riddle

This week: What can you hold in your left hand but not in your right?



Last week: What word begins and ends with an E but only has one letter?

Answer: Envelope  – well done Mrs MacInnes and Mrs Harrison.