Welcome back to the new term and an especially warm welcome to all our new students.  It has certainly been a warm start to the year and it is great to see our students remembering to wear their hats in this extreme heat.  We encourage our students to bring their water bottles for use both in and out of the classroom too.  Please note that there has been a change in our sun safe policy and students are now able to wear any broad brimmed hat.

This year we are holding our School Meet and Greet on Wednesday 19th February from 6.00pm – 7.00pm.  Teachers will be in their rooms for the first half hour if you would like a catch up.  The pool will be open for our families and a sausage sizzle will be provided by the Board of Trustees.  We look forward to seeing you there!


Welcome to Teagan Pennell who is starting her teaching career in Te Wheke with Year 4/5.  Please call in to say hello if you have not already done so.  A warm welcome also to Kerie Richardson who has joined us as the Learning Support Coordinator.  Kerie will be working with Kerepehi, Waitakaruru, Kopuarahi and Turua Schools and will be based with us. This year we welcome back Jane Lupton who will be teaching Fridays in Mangopare.

PrincipalTracey Fisher
Deputy PrincipalJudy Belton
Learning Support CoordinatorKerie Richardson
Class Teachers
Ika Iti (Years NE/Y1)Judy Belton
Patiki (Years 2/3)Karyn Benny
Te Wheke (Years 4/5)Teagan Pennell
MangopareKate Butterfield

Jane Lupton



Hayley Fenton

Amy Rakich

Office ManagerMaree Simpson
Curriculum SupportMegan Way
Teacher AideKay Harrison
Estelle Chidley
Care TakerGreg Martin


Please note that the office is now open every day from 8.00am until 1.00pm.


Last year the Turua School Board of Trustees confirmed their participation in the governments NO DONATIONS SCHEME.  This change takes effect for the 2020 school year.  A big thank you to all our families who have supported us with their donations previously.


Hauraki Road is a particularly busy road and we encourage all our students to cross using the Kea Crossing to ensure their safety.  Teachers are out to supervise from 8.30 am – 8.45 am every morning and from 3.00pm -3.10 pm every afternoon.



19th FebSchool meet and greet 6pm
26 FebSchool swimming sports
9th AprilLast day term 1




Room 4

Ika iti

Sam Martin- Amazing box work modelling.
Room 3

Te wheke

Ollie – For being so helpful and doing the right things always.
Room 7


Nathan K – Being responsible and a great start to school year.
Room 8


Rudy – For having an awesome first week at Turua.
Room 2


Zaylia – For positive, happy start and showing initiative when jobs need doing.


Sam and his chicken coop.




Have you got your child’s stationery yet? Get them off to a great start with all the items on their class stationery list. 

All books marked as available from school are in stock, so please come in and get them organised.  Unless you have an account with us with an automatic payment set up, all stationery must be paid for at the time of purchase.



Unfortunately we still have some outstanding fees from 2019. Can these please be paid as soon as possible, or an automatic payment be set up to pay off.  Our account number is 02-0316-0127016-00  reference: use your child’s name.



DO WE HAVE YOUR CORRECT CONTACT DETAILS?  Did you move in the holidays or get a new phone number?

Have your emergency contacts changed, has your child a medical issue we need to be aware of?  Please make sure you update the office with the most up to date information, so that we are able to contact you if your child is sick or in case of emergency.












Thames Gym Sport Link

Timetable 2020 Final

Thames Swim Club event : see link below

TSC carnival 2020.docx (1)