It is certainly a very busy time of the year with outdoor events and it’s great to see so many of our students able to participate after a year of missing out!  Today our students are attending the Hockey Big Day Out and next week is our School Tryathlon as well as the Netball and Soccer Have a go Days !  Please read the information attached below about the Tryathlon.


Next term we are very sad to say goodbye to 2 of our staff members.  Teagan Hill leaves us to move to Taupo and Kay Harrison is having a change of career to join her husband on the farm.  We wish them both all the best and I am sure they will stay in touch.  Next term we welcome Jacky Armstrong to the team who is looking forward to teaching in Te Wheke.  Jacky is no stranger to Turua School and is actually the author of our school song!


Kia ora, my name is Kerie Richardson and I am the learning support coordinator based at Turua school. I have a long background in education and have taught primary, seconday and prior to my new role taught special needs for 11 years. I am also a Lego therapist and have been working in this capacity for some 12 years now.
My role is to support families, tamariki and teachers and work with external agencies as and when required. On a Wednesday morning I will be available from 8.30am should you like to pop in and talk about your child’s needs or any concerns you may have. I look forward to meeting you and supporting your child in their learning. I can also be contacted on or on 021559363 should you wish to meet at an alternate time.



Tuesday 23rd MarchTurua Tryathlon 1pm start
Wednesday 24th MarchNetball have a go day  Years 1-4
Thursday 26th MarchNetball have a go day Years 5-8
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



Ika iti   –  Carter – for neat hand printing

Patiki  –   Cassidy  – for excellent effort in everything she does

Te Wheke – Sam M for taking responsibility and showing growing independence
Mangopare –  Milly – for creativity and effort in her writing
                         Tyler – for perseverance and effort in writing
Kaitaki –  Te Tahi – for outstanding effort in Garden to Table
                 Anessa – for participating and questioning during Mathematics



Congratulations to the following students who were placed at the recent Hauraki Plains Swimming event.

Breast stroke 1 length

11yr girls: 3rd Emily

11 yr boys: 2nd Ty                                                   

12yr girls: 2nd Marlow

Backstroke 2 lengths

10 yr girls: 3rd Nevaeh

11 yr girls: 3rd Emily

Backstroke 1 length

12 yr boys: 3rd Kayde

Congratulations to Ty and Marlow who will progress through to the Thames Valley event.  Well done to everyone who competed, you were all fabulous ambassadors for our school.


Please see the link below for details of the up coming Tryathlon Tuesday 23rd March 1pm

Turua Try




Catalogues were sent home last week for Issue 2.  If we could have orders into the office or placed online through the scholastic LOOP platform by Thursday 1st April, then books will be received before the school holidays start.

Please if bringing orders into the office, ensure the form is filled in with the order code and book title and it has your child’s name at the top.  Please place money and order form in a named envelope and place in the class box.  Please do not leave envelopes with money on the office desk if it is unattended, no responsibility will be accepted for  any money left on the desk.


Herbicide spray notification – Waihou River from Cadman Road to River mouth

Waikato Regional Council’s biosecurity group advises that it will be carrying out herbicide spraying under resource consent 124871.

Type: Mistblower spraying from boat

Location: Waihou River from Cadman Road to River mouth

Date: Saturday 13 March to Saturday 10 April 2021 (weather permitting).

Herbicide: Metsulfuron

Target plants: Alligator weed, Sagittaria

For more information please contact Philip Mabin on 021 502 099.

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