Kia ora koutou,

Our senior room are currently on camp at Lakewood Lodge and I am sure they are having an amazing time.  The weather is exceptionally hot at present and although we have drinking fountains around the school it is still a good idea for students to bring a water bottle.  A reminder that it is best to fill with water rather than any sugary drinks.


We have confirmed our staffing for 2020 with the appointment of Teagan Pennell in a fixed term position for 2020.  Teagan is excited to begin her teaching career at Turua and will be supported by both Amy Rakich and Hayley Fenton.  We have also appointed Kerie Richardson into the Learning Support coordinator role which is based at Turua School.  The Learning Support Coordinator role is a new role funded by the government to work alongside teachers, and with specialist providers and parents to ensure children and young people receive the support they need to learn.  Kerie will cover Turua, Kerepehi, Waitakaruru and Kopuarahi Schools.  Kerie is very experienced in this area of education and we are thrilled to have her join our team.  Moving into the area Kerie will need to find closer accommodation.  If anyone knows of a house to rent in our area we would appreciate you contacting the school office.

Ne/Y1 ClassJudy Belton
Y2/3Karyn Benny
Y4/5Teagan Pennell
Y 6Kate Butterfield
Y 7/8Hayley Fenton/Amy Rakich


Our students have been busy polishing their performances for our school production and are very excited to show you! Tickets are on sale from Tuesday. Pre booking is essential as seats are limited and we don’t want anyone missing out! Please note the change of venue to the Turua Community Hall.

There will be no door sales or refunds for unused tickets!

Performance Time

Monday: 6.30pm

Price: $6 (All preschool children are free)

Venue: Turua Hall


As a year 6 I had two years before I was one of the big leaders of Turua School and here I am a 13 year old and the sports leader. Now I have one term to go and I will be a junior again and a very small fish floating in a very big pond! 

As the sports leader I try a lot more sports and most of the time I get through to the next level of that sport event.

One thing that I have learnt from Turua School is to show my best always.

When I get to high school I know to show my best always and try to succeed in what I do.

The two parts of high school that I am not looking forward to are the math because it looks way harder than the stuff we are learning now and wearing the uniform because I do not like skirts!


Monday 9th DecemberProduction
Thursday 12th DecemberLeavers dinner
Friday 13th DecemberTe Aroha Hot Pools Trip – Room 4 & 7
Monday 16th DecemberReports go live.
Monday 16th DecemberPrize Giving
Wednesday 18th DecemberLast day Term 4 – School Closes 12.30pm



The Hot pool trip forms are dribbling in.  Please return your form and payment as soon as possible so transport and supervision groups can be arranged.




To all the students who represented us at the Thames Valley Athletics event held last week.

Special mention to Ty  who came second in the 10 year old boys shot put and Ariana who came second in the 10 year old girls shot put.

Well done to everyone who attended you were all great ambassadors for our school.



These will be available shortly at a cost of $50.00 for the season.  The pool will open on 20th January 2020.  If you are interested in a key please see Maree at the office.

We still have outstanding keys from last year.  Can these please be returned, or can you let me know if you wish to purchase again for this year.


Over the next couple of weeks, accounts will be sent out to all families with balances owning.  Accounts need to be paid in full before the last day of the term (18th Dec), unless a payment plan has been put in place.

If you are having difficulty in paying your account please speak to Maree in the office to set up a plan.

Payments by internet banking to the account number on the invoice are preferred. Use your child’s name as a reference.

To make things easier for you next year, please consider starting an automatic payment of $5.00 per week per child.  This will cover any fees and things your child may need such as stationery or uniform or small trips, which can be added to the account and paid off.



The holiday programme will run from Monday January 20th to  2020-Friday January 31st.

Closed Monday 27th for Anniversary weekend.

If you are interested in enrolling your child, please do so as soon as possible, as places are filling fast.

This is OSCAR funded. The cost is $40 per day per child. If 2 or more children in a family are enrolled to attend everyday then a 10% discount is given.

The swimming pool will be opened daily for children enrolled in the programme and lots of fun activities are planned.

To enroll speak to any of the After School Team or leave a message with Maree in the office.

We need to know bookings by next Thursday.




Santa’s early this year 🎅🎄 Enrol your child at Turua Barnardos Early Learning Centre and enjoy zero fees until February 2020. Welcoming all children aged 0-5 years. Talk to our friendly team to enrol today: Alternatively come and see us, we are located cnr Piako Rd and Raupoiti St.   Ph 07 867 5392 or 027 556 9126




Please check out the information in the link below.  Would love to see a few familiar faces dashing down Pollen Street in a Santa Suit.

Registration Form -Santa’s Dash Down Pollen Street




…….and just in case you wanted to know

………there are only 27 sleeps until Christmas, and  only 20 sleeps until the end of term.