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

What a fantastic day it was for The Giant Pumpkin Festival.  It was awesome to see so many of our families there supporting the event and so many staff and parents helping out.  Congratulations Anikha and team for organising such a successful event with all funds going towards our Garden to Table programme.

LEARNING CONFERENCES

On Monday 12th April we will be holding our Student Learning Conferences for parents to talk with teachers and discuss their child’s goals and achievements.  Today Booking Forms were sent home with children.   Please feel free to arrange another time with class teachers if this does not suit you.

GIANT PUMPKIN FESTIVAL REPORT – Leah and Cohen

The pumpkin festival was a really good day last weekend. We had a bouncy castles, a fire truck squirting foam, sausage sizzle, raffles  and more. The biggest pumpkin weighed in at about (49.5 Kgs ) And they had to grow them for six months . I just want to say a big thank you to all of you for coming and our volunteers on the day. There were over 400 people that came to the pumpkin festival and there were 37 Giant pumpkins that were entered . You could enter for different things like… Gumboot decoration, scarecrows and decorated pumpkins. We also had some very good reviews .

 

COMING EVENTS

Date Event
Thursday 1st AprilBookings close for Holiday Programme
Friday 2nd AprilSchool closed for Easter Friday
Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th AprilEaster Break
Wed-Friday 7th-9th AprilKaitaki Camp
Monday 12th AprilParent Teacher Interviews
Friday 16th AprilLast Day  Term 1
Tues 27th – Friday 30 AprilHoliday Programme – Please book in advance

CLASS CERTIFICATES

Ika itiJaymee for doing extra school work at home while away sick last week and Issac welcome to Turua School.
PatikiValerie for using the resources around the room to spell words  and Liam E  for the perseverance  and enthusiasm to write a huge story.
Te WhekeMia for always trying her best and always doing the right thing.
MangopareAlicia for showing excellence in writing and maths.
KaitakiTy and Marlow for representing our kura at Thames Valley Swimming Sports with pride.
Kaitaki Role ModelEmma

JUNIOR HOCKEY REGISTRATION FORMS

These are available from the office.  Please get your child to come and collect one if they wish to register. Or complete form in the link below and email back to the office. admin@turua.school.nz  forms to be returned by 7th April thanks.

Hockey Registration 2021

 

PUMPKIN FESTIVAL WINNERS

Heaviest Pumpkin

1st – Sam and Ben Martin

2nd  – Liam and Nathan Khudolyey

3rd – Brendan Bentley

Decorated Gumboot

Child – Oliana Chidley

Adult – Veronica Bond

Scarecrow – Ben and Sam Martin

Pumpkin Creation

Preschool – Ngatea Kindy

Junior – Carrie Van Eyk

Senior – Violet McAuley

Adult – Sophia McAuley

Lots of people are enthusiastic about next year and planning bigger pumpkins!

Keep an eye out for more details at Calf Club.

Also if you purchased a horse sketch and have lost it somewhere.  Come and see Maree in the office.

TE WHEKE PUMPKIN ART

In Te Wheke we created mosaic pumpkins to go along with our stories about the pumpkin festival.

We have been learning how to publish on chromebooks and experiment with fonts.

THIS WEEK IN GARDEN TO TABLE

This week kids were looking after their fruit trees and sowing seeds for winter veges as part of research projects. In the kitchen they cooked up yummy pumpkin pancakes with golden syrup and feijoa crumble slice with cream. Thumbs up across the board.
Recipes

Feijoa shortcake

Pumpkin hoecakes – Copy

HOLIDAY PROGRAMME

Are you interested in the holiday programme?

Holiday programme will be from Tuesday 27th April through to Friday 30th April.  If there is enough interest.  At present we do not have enough bookings to run it.  If you wish to book your child please do so ASAP by phoning the office and leaving a message.  A final decision will be made on Wednesday and those who have booked will be informed.

 

LOST PROPERTY

The lost property pile continues to grow daily.  If your child is missing any items of clothing please come and check it out.  Remember naming clothing is the only way we can identify who owns what and reunite items with their owners.

SPORTS

Hauraki Plains Netball Association Season Information

Season Dates – Youth – Term 2, 10 weeks starting Wednesday 5th May

Year 1-6    $35.00 per player

Year 7-8    $370 per team

Please see link for further information

Netball Season

 

Hauraki Plains Junior Soccer Club

Please see link for Muster Day information:

soccer

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

WORM WEE

We have 2L bottles available for sale $2.00 per bottle. This has been collected from the Barnados worm farm.

Please phone Anikha 0278238839 if you want some.

 

WISHING EVERYONE A SAFE AND HAPPY EASTER BREAK!