I cannot believe that we are writing the final newsletter for 2019!  We at Turua School would like to take this opportunity to wish all our families a  very merry Christmas and happy holiday.  This year we have been exceptionally lucky to have the support of so many parents donating their time and skills to support our students.  A very big thank you to you all for giving up your time so generously.   I hope that you all enjoyed the End of Year Production this week.  There were some awesome performances by many of our pupils.  We would be interested in knowing which venue you have preferred and why.  Please submit the form below to share your opinion.

Venue For School Production

Which venue have you preferred for the school production?


Our first day back in 2020 is Tuesday 4th February and with the addition of a class there will be some building works over the holidays.  Miss Teagan Pennell will be working in the old ICT room which will be transformed over the holidays to accommodate our year 4/5 students.  This class will be known as Te Wheke and all stationery lists etc will have this reference for those parents purchasing during the holidays.


Friday 13th DecemberRoom 4 & 7 Te Aroha Trip
Monday 16th DecemberReports go live
Monday 16th DecemberPrize Giving 1 pm – All welcome, please bring a plate of food to share.
Wednesday 18th DecemberLast day of Term – School closes 12.30 pm
2020  Term 1
Tuesday 4th FebruaryFirst Day Term 1. School starts 9.00 am



Room 4

Ika iti

Rose-Anna, Hannah and Jazmyn for always being willing to help.
Room 7


Nathan for showing initiative and not needing to be told what to do.
Room 8


Envy for awesome positivity.
Room 2


Jodeci  for always being positive and Ruby for always being positive and enthusiastic.
Mrs RakichIvy for super involvement with the production.
Kaitaki Role ModelJacob
Mangopare Leader AwardAnessa
CansJoey, Omar, Ryan, Anessa, Faisal, Rose, Niko & Vijay.


Our Prize giving is being held on Monday 16th December at 1.00pm in the School Hall.

Families are asked to provide a plate to share for afternoon tea and the school will provide tea and coffee.     

Come and join us to celebrate your child’s success and the end of the school year.



We love to see our students and past students doing well and love to recognize their achievements.

Congratulations to Skye Holt- Purvis for receiving the Manaakitanga award at the Hauraki Plains College Prize giving.

Manaakitanga is:   Respect for all • Keeping it kind • Using manners • Being welcoming • Accept differences • On the waka together



slow the Summer Reading Slide!       

What is the Summer Slide?         

Research shows that literacy levels in children can drop over the summer break. This can have long-lasting effects on future educational outcomes. Halting the summer slide (the slump in reading and learning levels in children over the summer break) can be as simple as encouraging kids to read five books during the summer.

Below is a link from the New Zealand Herald with more information about research behind Summer Reading Programs

 Have fun and don’t forget to keep reading!!  


Continues to grow!


These are now available 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.



These will be available from next week.  I will put them on Facebook and also a copy on the office window (so you can take a photo) and copies will be sent to Paper Power Thames and Warehouse Stationery.   Printed lists will not be given out to children.


Barnardos Early Learning

Zero Fees until February 2020.  Enrol your child in one of our early learning centres and have no fees until February 2020.

Enquire 0800 BARNARDOS

Flyers available on Turua School office desk.



……..there are only 13 sleeps until Christmas, and  only 6 sleeps until the end of term.