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

Thank you to all our parents waiting so patiently outside the school grounds.  A reminder that parents may only come into the grounds if absolutely necessary  and must report to the office to scan in.  I know it is not always easy to maintain social distancing at after school pick up but unfortunately it is a requirement for us at Alert level 2.

FARMERS AUCTION

Thanks to Thames Farm and Industrial, De Laval, and Farmlands for the donation of goods for the Silent Auction.

Bidding opens today for this prize of a bucket of Alkaline detergent and a Farmlands voucher.

Email bids to pta@turua.school.nz

Bidding closes 18th November

PTA RAFFLE RESULTS

Dinner Raffle – Gene Winiata

Mystery Bags

1/Liam Urwin, 2/Carl urwin, 3/Hannah Urwin, 4/Lyn Staples, 5/Peyton Abraham, 6/Shanna-Rose Peat, 7/Raedyn Veal, 8/Steve Cox, 9/Zhanya, 10/Nicole, 11/Lyn Staples, 12/Ty Winiata, 13/Louise Frost, 14/Liam K, 15/Tanika Way, 16/Tanika Way, 17/Harry Van de Ven, 18/Amara, 19/Karyn Benny, 20/Janelle Kelly, 21/Carl Urwin, 22/Zhenya, 23/Marlow Frost, 24/Wendy Laurich, 25/Debs Clark

THE GREAT PUMPKIN GROWING COMPETITION 2022

We’re running our Giant Pumpkin Growing Competition this year again and the Garden to Table students have been busy growing your plants!
It was a fun family event last year and we would love to have as many of our school families joining us this year as we can. Now is the time to get your pumpkins growing so order your plants now. You can send the order form sent home with your children earlier this term or contact Anikha (our garden co-ordinator) by email – anikha@turua.school.nz or text 0278238839. Plants are $3 each.  We’re looking forward to seeing some massive pumpkins in the gardens in Turua this summer!”
Anikha

 

STAR OF THE WEEK

Ika ItiDeclan for being focused in class.
PatikiAshton, Sam, Dylan, Aiden & Bunny for picking up rubbish around the school without being asked.
Te whekeNiko for gaining confidence.
KaitakiKayde for showing perseverance with Literacy determination with increasingly challenging tasks in Mathematics.
KaitakiMadison for consistently demonstrating a good work ethic and always striving to do her best.
Kaitaki Role ModelViolet

GARDEN TO TABLE

A rain day for Garden to Table this week gave us time to tidy up and finish a few indoor jobs as well as get some of our seed orders sown. Is lean pickings during the in between season but fortunately we have plenty of leeks, so yesterday we make a leek, sage and apple gratin. Very popular with the tamariki, especially on such a miserable day.

From the garden:  Leek, onion, apple, sage

Type: Main

Difficulty: Easy

Serves:   25-30 tastes in the classroom

Source: Riverford.co.uk

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 5 leeks, cleaned, cut in half lengthways, then into 4-5cm pieces
  • 2 large onions, finely sliced
  • 2 large apples, peeled, cored and finely sliced
  • 2 tbsp fresh sage, chopped
  • ½ cup veg or chicken stock
  • ½ cup cheese, grated
  • 1 ½ cup fresh breadcrumbs
  • fresh parsley, chopped, to serve (optional)
  • salt and pepper

HOW TO MAKE IT:

·  Step 1

Preheat oven to 180°C

·  Step 2

Heat the oil in a large pan. Add the leeks and onion and fry gently for 10 minutes. Add the apple and fry for another couple of minutes.

·  Step 3

Add the chopped sage, stock and season. Transfer the mixture to a gratin or baking dish.

·  Step 4

Mix the cheese and breadcrumbs together and sprinkle over the leek mixture. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the topping is golden. Sprinkle over some the parsley to serve.

SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUB

Book Club Issue 7 has been sent home with your children. Please get any orders into the office asap or order online.

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

Zonta’s Pink Walk is on Wednesday 17 November.

2021 Pink Walk Flyer

 

Thames Heritage Festival

Flyer for 2022 Festival (Final) (2)

HERBICIDE SPRAYING

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

Type: Gun and hose spraying from airboat

Location: Waihou River true right – from the Hikutaia Cut to Kopu

Date: Monday 1 November to Monday 8 November 2021 (weather permitting)

Herbicide: Haloxyfop

Target plants: Manchurian wild rice, spartina

For more information please contact Heidi Pene on 027 248 6447.

 

COMING EVENTS

19 & 22 NovemberTeacher Only Days
25 NovemberAthletics
8 DecemberYear 8 – Big Day Out at HPC
13 DecemberPrizegiving
15 DecemberLast Day