This week we have had to adapt quickly to guidelines at Alert Level 2.  These have been posted in full by both our Facebook page and Alerts sent to registered emails.  I have included a brief overview of guidelines below.  Fingers crossed we revert back to level 1 as soon as possible!


The overriding principles for Alert Level 2 are:

  • to minimise the risk that someone gets infected in the first place
  • to ensure we can identify and contact anyone who has been in close contact with a person, if someone in a school or early learning centre is infected
  • understand that Level 2 is not business as usual


DROP OFF (a.m.) & PICK UP (p.m.)
  • All drop off areas are open to parents, caregivers, and whanau.
  • Parents/Caregivers will not be allowed on site under Alert Level 2, unless for a reason set out in our “Visitors” section.
  • The collection entry under level 2 is Raratuna Street.  Parents may park at the front of the school but all students will exit through the Raratuna Street gate for now.
  • Maintain physical distance (2m is a guide for distance particularly between adults) from other members of the public at all times. Please be respectful of this as it is the ‘most likely’ chance of Covid-19 spreading within our community.
  • Please say goodbye to your children at the drop-off area when dropping students off before school.
  • Please wait in your parking space for your children to come out to you after school. Staff will be monitoring the pick up areas in the afternoons.
  • Students are not to be onsite before 08:15 am and must be picked up by 3.10pm unless attending AfterSchool Care.
  • The school is obliged to eliminate transmission risks and required to maintain a Visitor Register for contact tracing.
  • Anyone with respiratory symptoms should not enter the school premises.
  • Onsite visits are restricted to urgent face-to-face matters only.
  • All visitors must report to the school office and not enter any learning spaces at all.
  • Safe physical distance must be maintained at all times.
  • The marked physical safety distance must be maintained in the administration area.

The message is very clear from the MOH and MOE that students are to remain at home when ill, even if not necessarily related to Covid-19:

  • School staff will be observing students on arrival into the classroom checking for symptoms of illnesses. Symptoms to monitor for are any respiratory symptoms such as a cold, a head cold, blocked ears, cough, sneezing, chills and a fever. Anyone with those symptoms should stay home and contact Healthline for advice, which may include getting tested for COVID-19 as a precaution.
  • Anyone with respiratory symptoms (listed above) should not enter the school premises.
  • Students presenting as unwell will be asked to go home (or arrange for parents and caregivers to come and pick up).


Last week in Rūma Mangōpare we conducted a school waste audit as part of being an Enviroschool.  We did this with the help of Ruairi Kelly, our Enviro schools coordinator. This helped us look at what can be reduced, reused or recycled and got us thinking about ways to help make Turua School more sustainable and closer to zero waste.














Cathedral Cove – More persuasive writing from Mangōpare

Welcome to Cathedral Cove, it’s full of the most amazing views, but there’s platforms for that. 

Crystal clear water makes it easy to see the ocean life, like stingrays and piper and all sorts of sea creatures. 

From one of the vantage points you can look down and see the iconic rock. 

There’s all sorts of tourism tours available, so have you ever wanted to go to a beautiful beach?…. Well this is the place for you. Tourists love it and you will too.

By Jake

Cathedral Cove

By Ariana 

Cathedral Cove is a clear, wavy beach that you need to come to now! You can see the beautiful fish swimming in between your toes as the stingrays surround you with curiosity. The walk starts from the northern end of Hahei Beach. Why wouldn’t you want to come here? Look at the beautiful scenery. Listen as the kids squeal with laughter as you are having a relaxing moment in the swishing cold water, underneath the burning sun. The gentle waves cuddle you as they go over your back. This beach is a must to see just look at it!


27th AugustSchool Speech Competition
7th SeptemberPTA Meeting
10th SeptemberHauraki Netball Festival
11 SeptemberProposed Photolife School Photo day
24 SeptemberVision Testing Year 7 Students only
25 SeptemberLast Day of Term



KaitakiElla-Jade and Zara for demonstrating leadership skills as sports captain.

Kayde for showing enthusiasm for cross country and volunteering to support the junior classes.

Te WhekeHazel for always being kind, caring and a good friend.
Ika itiCassidy for trying her best in all of her work.
PatikaMya for always getting on with her work quietly.
Mangopare Chelsea  for effort and progress in maths.

Class Leader Award: Ty

Kaitaki Role ModelZaylia


Congratulations to all the students who took part. You all did your very best, and we had a great afternoon. Many thanks to the Parents,Grandparents and supporters who came along to cheer everyone on.

The following children have been selected to represent Turua at the Hauraki Plains Cross Country Event on Tuesday 18th September.

Bella, Peyton, Zara, Ella-Jade, Kayde, Blake, Emily R, Omar, Jordanlee, Aiden A, Jake, Ivy, Emily M, Anessa, Tyler, Nevaeh, Awa, Aaron, Benson,Mya, Aiden E and Aysha.








After school care is available each day from 3 pm – 5.30 pm in Room 6. Cost: $10 per day for 3 or more days, otherwise $15 per day. If you are interested please contact the office or call into room 6 and talk to one of the team.


Entries now open, forms can be collected from the office. Then please place these in the box in the office. 

DIY Competition will also be on again. This year we have Chicken!

If you would like to help with calf club please contact the office. We really would appreciate it.


Thank you! We have a great response from our families.


Election Day Workers 19th September

We are looking for local people in the community to help at Turua School on Election Day, full training given, fixed rate.

If interested please apply

Megan Lacy | Recruitment and Rostering Manager Coromandel Electorate | Electoral Commission | Te Kaitiaki Take Kōwhiri

| Mobile 027 390 4292 | http://www.elections.or




Hauraki Plains Junior Soccer Club
Attention parents of 11 and 12 year olds!
Did your child miss out on a Hockey team? Are they regretting not getting into a winter Sport until it was too late? Had they qualified for the Tokyo Olympics but then it got cancelled? (Ok, maybe a stretch)….
…the U12 Hauraki Hawks are desperate for 3 to 5 players to join the team for the remaining few weeks of the season. We are a fun team of boys and girls doing well, but have departing players we need to replace.
Give me a call – training is 3.45pm to 5pm each Wednesday in Ngatea with games on Saturday morning.
All welcome, (just need boots and shin pads – uniforms provided)
Cheers, Cameron Smith – 027 466 8959