KIA ORA/GREETINGS TO ALL PARENTS AND FRIENDS OF THE SCHOOL

It’s been another week of uncertainty with sudden changes in Alert Levels.  Last year teachers were able to keep in touch with their families through Seesaw and Class Dojo and our teachers have sent out invitations to their new families to join their class platform for 2021.  Please ensure you have accepted the invitation and if you are unsure on how to join please contact teachers to help you.  Communication is crucial if we have to lockdown in our region and it is always better to be prepared.

SENIOR LEADERS

SCHOOL CAPTAINSLEAH AND COHEN
VICE CAPTAINSEMILY AND BEN
SPORT LEADERSBELLA AND BLAKE
HEAD LIBRARIANVIOLET
SERVICES LEADERTE TAHI
CULTURAL LEADERRUBY
ENVIROSCHOOL LEADERMARLOW AND ZAYLIA
TECHNOLOGY LEADERSKAYDE AND JODECI
PEER MEDIATION LEADERSOMAR AND SHANNA

MEET AND GREET

Lets hope that the alert levels change over the weekend so that we can go ahead with our families Meet and Greet.  We will start the night with a swim at 6.00pm while our BOT cook the sausages ready for the sausage sizzle.  Then the classes will be open and our Junior School will participate in the learning Through Play programme and the seniors can see the Garden to Table programme.  Please feel free to call in and look at the refurbished classrooms.  It’s always a great opportunity to meet our new families and find out what’s happening for your child at Turua School.

SENIOR SWIMMING REPORT

 Thursday 25th February 2021 Turua school year 5,6,7 & 8 went to the Ngatea pool for their swimming sports.  We thought it was a great day out and we’re glad houses are cheering on their team! It was great to see the house leaders encourage people to cheer and chant.

Everyone had great time at the Ngatea swimming pools and they competed well in the races, showed sportsmanship and paid attention when the teachers and sports leaders were speaking. This was a great opportunity to speak in places in front of crowds, parents etc.

Thank you all for coming. It was a great day and we are looking forward to seeing more events this year. 

By Bella and Blake (Sport Leaders)

Two approaches to building up your te reo vocabulary | Stuff.co.nz

 

Mena ka heke iho koe ka hoki ano ki runga

If you go down you go back up

By Ruby (Cultural leader)

 

TERM ONE VIRTUE

 

 

COMING EVENTS

DATESEVENTS
Monday 8th MarchHauraki Plains Swimming Sports
Wednesday 10th MarchMeet and Greet
Thursday 18th MarchHockey Big Day Out
Saturday 27th MarchPumpkin Festival
Friday 2nd AprilSchool closed for Easter Friday
Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th AprilEaster Break
Wed-Friday 7th-9th AprilKaitaki Camp
Friday 16th AprilLast day Term 1

IN SCHOOL MUSIC LESSONS

If you are interested in enrolling your child in music lessons this year please contact Noah at noah.nzmsm@gmail.com

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN GARDEN TO TABLE

“This week students were adopting school fruit trees, clearing garden beds and identifying common weeds. In the kitchen kids made delicious gnocchi which received rave reviews and requests for the recipe to take home. So here it is!”

Recipe link below

GTT recipe – gnocchi with tomato and basil sauce (1) – Copy

PUMPKIN FESTIVAL UPDATE

Save The date

TURUA SCHOOL GIANT PUMPKIN FESTIVAL

MARCH 27th 10am – 2pm

A fun family day for all. If you’ve grown a giant pumpkin we can’t wait to see it  but even if you haven’t come along because we will have all the fun of the fair with competitions to enter, food, bouncy castle, produce for sale, and some absolutely amazing raffles – keep watch on the school Facebook page for our generous sponsors.

Think you have grown a gorgeous pumpkin this summer, enter in the prettiest pumpkin category.

Or grab yourself and the kids a supermarket pumpkin and have a go at the pumpkin creation categories – preschool, new entrants to year 4, year 5-8 and adult events. Don’t have a pumpkin then grab a gumboot see how spectacular you can make it! Use your imagination, but most of all have fun!

 

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