The weather has certainly been a little bit wild this week with lots of heavy rain falling earlier in the week.  Our grounds are extremely muddy and we appreciate the addition to school bags of a change of clothing for all our students.  Thank you to all those families who are keeping their children home if they are unwell.  It certainly helps to contain the spread of those nasty bugs that seem so prevalent during winter and we must be especially cautious while we are still at Alert Level 2.


As shared on Monday we experienced vandalism over the weekend with someone spray painting around the school.  A big thank you to our caretaker Greg Martin who cleaned up the graffiti so quickly.  We would appreciate anyone coming forward with information about who was in the school grounds over the weekend.


7th SeptemberPTA Meeting 7 pm in the Staff Room
9th SeptemberSchool Speech Competition
10th SeptemberHauraki Netball Festival
11 SeptemberProposed Photolife School Photo day
24 SeptemberVision Testing Year 7 Students only
25 SeptemberLast Day of Term



KaitakiBlake for showing respect for others’ opinions and working well in small groups.
Te WhekeKyle for always doing the right thing without being asked.
Ika itiValerie for great work on her science experiment.
PatikaRose-anna – For learning her phonemes and rhymes.
MangopareJake for building a positive attitude towards learning and excellent task management.


We have noticed  children  arriving at school before 8.15 am on a regular basis. Please do not drop your children at school before 8.15 am as it cannot be guaranteed there will be a teacher on the school grounds before then.  This is a health and safety issue, as if your child needs help or support it may not be available.  We are still at Alert Level 2 and this is one of the guidelines in our management plan.



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. The children do, homework, art, sport, games and swimming in the summer, all round they have a great time.


Animals need to be born by 31 August, and entries will close on Friday 11th September.  If you need an entry form please get your child to collect one from the office or see Whaea Estelle.

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.


Q. What happened when the elephant crossed the road?      
A. It stepped on the chicken!



The date of the election has changed to 17 October, election day workers are needed.

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