Let’s hope the weather fines up for Monday for our annual Cross Country.  We start the event at 1.00pm with students having their lunch earlier at 12 noon.  Parents are welcome to take their children home after the event and are reminded to let their teacher know.  The course is going to be muddy I’m sure so please ensure your child has a towel and spare clothes.  We look forward to seeing you there.


Just a reminder that our fabulous library is open to all students with a great range of books for all ages.  Our lovely librarian Merren continually updates the selection with new books that she processes.  As classes visit the library regularly to issue books, students are encouraged to take them home to enjoy the opportunity to read for themselves or with family.  If you are concerned that your child is not bringing these home please feel free to message teachers so that they are able to monitor this.  Our library is a great resource to support reading and we love to see it fully utilised.


19 AugustTurua School Cross Country/ Fun Run
22 AugustParent Teacher and Child Interviews
28 AugustHauraki Plains Cross Country
4 SeptThames Valley Cross Country
9-13 SeptTurua School Speeches Week
13 SeptRoom 4 & 7 Kelly Tarlton Trip – forms went home last 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


William and Blake for improvement in maths.
Room 4

Ika iti

Declan for story reading.

Chloe for trying her best.

Welcome to Ruby.

Room 7


Aiden and Laura for great writing and dictionary skills.
Room 8


Tove for being a great learner.

Abby for being a good leader.

Mrs Rakich Award

Yr 5/6

Skylar for inquiry
ManaakitangaDaniel, Ronald, Abby and Kara
Kaitaki Role ModelZara
VirtuesHannah U


Forms for interview times were sent home on Tuesday, with the eldest or only child per family. Appointment times fill fast, so if you have a preferred time please return form ASAP.  We have added a few extra options this year. Room 2 (Kaitiaki will have phone interviews available, Room 8 (Mangopare will start interviews at 1.30pm and Mrs Rakich will hold interviews (Year 5 – Maths, Year 6 Literacy). A copy of the form is attached in the following link.

Letter to Parents August 2019


ROOM 4 & 7 ( Ika iti & Patiki) KELLY TARLTON TRIP

Yes the junior school are off to Kelly Tarlton’s on Friday 13th September.  Forms were sent home two weeks ago, and need to be returned to school by 11 September so we can check on parent help and make up supervision groups.

If you have not had a notice, there are spares hanging on the notice board in the office, come and take one.

If you set up an automatic payment now this trip will be all paid for before you go.  Our bank account number is 02-0316-0127016-00

Please use your child’s surname as a reference.

We would like to thank the PTA who have subsidized the cost of this trip by $10.00 per child.



Entry forms and Calf Club Guides are now available in the office. If you have taken an entry form but didn’t pick up the guide please come and get one from the desk in the office.

Don’t forget we will be doing the DIY farm animals competition again this year, so get the family together and come up with a plan.



With this very unpredictable weather of sunshine and pouring rain our school grounds are very muddy.

It is lots of fun playing in the mud we know, BUT it isn’t much fun sitting in class in wet clothing getting colder and colder.

Please, Please put a complete change of clothes in your child’s bag each day, so that we do not need to ring you to bring spares.

Even if your child is not playing in the mud if they fall over anywhere they get wet!



All families with amounts owing should have received an email of their account in the last week of last term. Many thanks to those who have paid these accounts or set up automatic payments. Accounts can be viewed through the e-tap portal.

We still have some outstanding activity fees and some trip & sport fees outstanding.

If you could please pay these or set up an automatic payment to cover it would be much appreciated.

If you would like an update of your account please speak to Maree in the office.



Incredible Years – CAPS Hauraki

Ngatea Primary Kids First Quiz Night


Waitakaruru School Hunt 4 Kidz

Dates for this event have now changed please check out the link below for updated dates.

Waitakaruru School Hunting poster 2019 (2)

Riddle me a Riddle

Last week: I am not alive, but I grow; I don’t have lungs, but I need air; I don’t have a mouth, but water kills me. What am I?

Answer: Fire.

Congratulations to Erin Staples

This week: What disappears as soon as you say its name?

(I’m going to make them harder each week, you lot are far too clever).