No principals report this week as Mrs Fisher is away on Bereavement leave.


Please check our Facebook page daily  – for up to date information on cancellations etc.


Room 4

Ika iti

Cassidy and Ruby
Room 3

Te wheke

Jayden R for always trying his best and giving things a go.
Room 7


Jazmyn for always helping to keep our classroom clean and tidy.
Room 8


Envy for excellent effort in swimming sports
Room 2


Peyton for being respectful to others.
Kaitaki Role ModelJacob


The following have been cancelled.
The Hockey meeting planned for Monday 23rd
Netball Have a Go Day
Friday’s school assembly
The school Tryathon
Also please note that we have been advised to send home all children and staff with a cough. This is a precautionary measure from the Ministry of Education.
If your child is unwell, or has a cough or runny nose , PLEASE DO NOT send them to school as you will be rung to come and collect them.
This is in the interests of our school community, we are not panicking but are taking the precautionary measures we have been advised to take.


25 MarchParent  Teacher & Student Interviews – we will confirm if these are going ahead next week.
1 AprilYr 7/8 Immunisations
9th AprilLast Day Term 1


As it is getting colder and isn’t that enjoyable to swim anymore, swimming will finish tomorrow.

If you have a pool key you can use the pool this weekend, but after that it will not longer have chemicals applied and it will not be safe to swim in.

If you purchased a key, please return this to the office as soon as possible.



Turua School runs an after school programme. Monday – Friday 3.00pm – 5.30pm.

Cost: $10 per day if attending 3 or more days, otherwise $15 per day.

This programme is OSCAR funded for working families.(you will need to check with WINZ if you are eligible for funding).

There are two Teacher Aides running this programme each day and the children do a variety of activities.  Homework, swimming, baking, crafts, games etc.

Please feel free to drop into Room 6 one afternoon and check it out.  Megan, Estelle or Kay can answer all your questions, otherwise contact Maree in the office.

HOLIDAY PROGRAMME – Please let us know if you would like to enroll your child in the holiday programme running (possibly) in the second week of the holidays.  We need certain numbers to proceed so please let us know as soon as possible..


Please ensure your child has their drink bottle at school.  We have been advised to not use drinking fountains at this time.



The PTA Easter Raffle is HERE!

Raffle sheets have been sent home with children, and some have already sold them all and asked for more (don’t forget there is a prize for the most tickets sold).

Please support this as it raises funds for nice new resources for the children.      

In the mean time start sending in some goodies  – to the office.

All donation of chocolate eggs and chocolate and Easter related items gratefully received.

And best of all you get the following weeks newsletters full of eggciting and eggceptional egg words!

Also we will be running the competition again this year for the best egg or Easter related joke or pun.  So get your thinking caps on and drop them into the office.


To the Lee family for the donation of the following books for our library.

Tom Gates – Best Book Day Ever (so far)

Cressida Cowell – How to Train your Dragon – How to Cheat a Dragon’s Curse and How to Twist a Dragon’s Tale



Congratulations to the following students who were placed in the event held last week.  Well done to all students who attended, you were excellent ambassadors for our school.

Liam K. 1st, 25m breaststroke 9 year old boys

Jayden W. 1st, 25m breaststroke, 12 year old girls, 2nd 25m backstroke,1st 25m freestyle.

Ella-Jade, 2nd, 25m 12 year old girls, freestyle

Emily R, 2nd 10 year o;d girls 25m backstroke





Have you been swimming? and have you found a pair of girls nike shoes (brand new) in the pool area, and picked them up for safe keeping.  They were left yesterday afternoon.  If you can help please contact the office.


Waikato Regional Council’s biosecurity group advises that it will be carrying out herbicide spraying of Manchurian wild rice and spartina under resource consent number 124871.

Type:                    Gun and hose spraying from airboat

Location:             Waihou River at Turua

Date:                    Friday 20 March to Friday 10 April 2020 (weather permitting)

Herbicide:           Haloxyfop

For more information please contact Chris Hale on 027 440 4251.