Welcome to Mangōpare – Room 8.  We are a class of Year 4 and 5 students.


The Turua School Weekly Newsletters are now sent in an e-format. Don’t forget to check regularly each week to find out about what’s happening in the the school community in the way of News, Information and Upcoming Events.

If you have any concerns about your child’s wellbeing or progress, please feel free to email me anytime or have a word before or after school.

Room 8 also is connected to an app called Class Dojo. This is like our very own class Facebook and is accessible only to the Parents, Family and Students logo-purple-minof Room 8. The Class Dojo has a message facility (similar to messenger) That allows me to message parents individually. (See me to get connected)

At times we may need to make an appointment to discuss matters further.


Now that the days are getting colder it would be greatly appreciated if each child could bring in one box of tissues to donate to the class for use throughout the school year.


Our library day is Tuesday. All library books need to be returned to the library each week so that your child can get new books out .


The school’s expectation is that children in the school will spend approximately 20 minutes each night on home learning.  In Room 8, this will include:

A weekly spelling list from the Essential Word List to practise daily, basic facts and some punctuation work.

Children are also expected to read every night for at least 15 minutes.


Due to Turua’s Sun Smart School policy the Blue Turua School Hats are Compulsory during Terms 1 and 4. Students are required to wear these in order to play in the school playground and sunny areas of the school.  The students without school hats are rehatquired to play under the Sun Shade area outside Room 4.  Please remember to apply sunscreen before coming to school. There is a small amount of sunscreen available in the classroom for those that forget to Slip! Slop! Slap!

Dont forget to label hats preferably on the body of the hat as well as the tag.




Recommended Websites For Home Learning

Here is a selection of websites which are good to use at home.