This year we have been incredibly lucky to have such wonderful helpers from our school community.  The teachers would like to show their appreciation by inviting our helpers to a morning tea on Tuesday December 1st at 10.30am.  Hope you can make it!


Life Education Trust will be onsite next week from Monday through to Wednesday.  For those who are unfamiliar with the Health programme I have included a brief explanation below. 

Today children and young people face a lot of challenges, including: obesity, substance use, mental health and well-being and bullying. The decisions we make as young people can dramatically affect how we live our lives in the future – and this is why Life Education exists. Through education Life Education Trust help students to understand how decisions they make today can affect their future health and well-being.

The Healthy Harold programme supports children to:

  • Develop life skills relating to their health and wellbeing
  • Understand how to make healthy choices
  • Gain knowledge about health and their bodies
  • Develop self esteem and a positive understanding of themselves
  • Develop strategies for relating to others

Our teaching covers content across five major strands: food and nutrition, human biology, relationships & communities, identity and resilience, and substances.


In the night there’s an owl …but this owl wasn’t any ordinary owl.                                       

It sits in a dark hole in a tree. 

But this was not a normal tree… it was magical, ancient and the tree was a source of light. 


Nobody dared to go there. But if they did. They would face the consequences. Because at night the place was haunted. 


That owl I was talking about was a mystery. 

By Dylan House


25 NovemberSeniors -Rainbow Ends
3 DecemberTurua W.O.W
9 DecemberLeavers Dinner
11 DecemberJunior-Te Aroha Hot Pool Trip
14 DecemberPrize Giving
16 DecemberLast Day of Year
3 Feb 2021First Day Term 1



Ika itiDylan for fabulous story writing
PatikiHailey for starting to remember finger spaces and Lylah for being an awesome helper in class
Te WhekeMilly for working hard and always trying her best in her school work.
MangopareAiden A for wonderful work on his story writing this term.
KaitakiPeyton & Bella – Excellent Ambassadors at HP Athletics
Kaitaki Role ModelEmily & Cohen



The last edition for the year has been received and will be given out in class this week. There are some great books that would be ideal as Christmas gifts or stocking stuffers. Please have orders into the office with payment or order through the scholastic school loop by Tuesday December 1st to allow books to be received before the end of term

If you wish to make your book purchases at secret squirrel then please let Maree know  and she will keep them aside and contact you when they arrive.


Are you interested in the holiday programme?  Your child/children do not have to attend the afterschool programme to enroll.

School Holiday Programme

Turua Primary School

Date: Monday 18th January to Friday 29th 2021        

Time: 8.30 am to 5.00pm – (you can collect your child earlier)

Swimming, Water activities, Baking, Art and Craft, Construction.

Above is a brief outline of some of the activities we will do each day, there will of course be a range of other activities as well.

Limited spaces are available, Bookings are confirmed on receipt of completed registration form which must be returned by Tuesday 1st December. These are available from the After School Care team in room 6 or Maree at the office. Payment must be made before Thursday 10th December. Fees are payable for days booked, irrespective of attendance. We have a no refund policy once the holidays start..


$45.00 per day or $150 one child for 5 days

$260 two children for 5 days

$270 three children for 5 days

This programme is OSCAR funded (WINZ) which does entitle some families to heavily subsidized rates.

If you have any queries regarding the programme please call in and see the After School Care team in Room 6 after 3.00pm.