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Welcome to Raureka School

We are a primary school (Year 1-6) in Hastings in the sunny Hawkes Bay. At Raureka School we are committed to giving all our ākonga/students the best education possible. Our mission statement captures our approach to learning: “Confident, connected, curious children who strive for personal excellence”. 

We aim to nurture tamariki/children and their unique talents. We believe that ‘one size does not fit all’, and all learners are unique. Students are part of the learning process and have opportunities to transfer their understanding in many contexts.  Read more

Greg Riceman
Principal

Confident

Have a sense of belonging within our school, community and society – Whanaungatanga. Have personal integrity and pride. Have resilience when faced with obstacles.To be able to manage change

Connected

Work collaboratively with others to achieve a goal. Actively engaged in the ownership of their personal learning journey. Working together and being collectively responsible for their learning. Show empathy towards others.

 

Curious

Know what and why they are learning and where to next. Show innovation and creativity in their learning. Begin to use higher order thinking and problem solving skills. Use ICT tools to enhance their learning.

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Cricket Draw This Week: Raureka Corbetts (Softball Cricket): Friday 3rd 3.30pm Raureka Corbetts vs Mahora School. Venue – Mahora School

Wed Dec 01 01:51pm

Field


Raureka Davys (Softball Cricket): Friday 3rd 3.30pm Raureka Davys vs St Mary’s School. Venue – Raureka School Field


Raureka/Twyford Stags (Hardball Cricket): Saturday 4th 9am Raureka/Twyford Stags vs Lucknow School Venue – Raureka School Field

Hi everyone here is this weeks newsletter

Wed Dec 01 09:09am

 



Term 4 Week 7 Newsletter

Christmas Raffles-Thank you to everyone that has sold raffles already. Please return all sold / unsold sheets back by Monday 6th December

Tue Nov 30 06:53pm

If you would like more sheets to sell your childs teacher will have some or txt 021 2125839 and we will get them to your childs class.  Thanks for your support. 

VOLLEYBALL FINALS TOMORROW. Black & White – 3:45 snd 4:10 Green & Blue 4:40 and 5:05

Tue Nov 30 12:05pm

We are looking for a Teacher Aide to join our team from term 1, 20​22.

Thu Nov 25 11:34am

The position is for approximately 25 hours per week/per term working in classes throughout our school supporting children.  We are looking for someone who is:


Motivated
Positive 
Able to use their initiative
Flexible
Able to support children with diverse learning and behaviour needs
Able to work in a team environment
Double vaccinated
 


If you are keen to join our team please send a letter of application, CV and the names of three referees to applications@raureka.school.nz by 3pm Thursday 9 December.

Week 6, Term 4 Newsletter

Wed Nov 24 10:27am

 



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Volleyball games today – Black 3:45 and 4:10, White 3:45 and 4:10, Blue 3:45 and 4:10. Green 4:40 and 5:05

Wed Nov 24 09:42am

Kia ora koutou, the children are able to wear their house colours tomorrow for athletics.

Tue Nov 23 06:37pm

Cricket Draw This Week: Raureka Corbetts (Softball Cricket): Friday 26th 3.30pm Raureka Corbetts vs St Mary’s. Venue – Raureka School Field

Tue Nov 23 05:55pm

Raureka Davys (Softball Cricket): Friday 26th 3.30pm Raureka Davys vs St Josephs School. Venue – St Josephs School Field


Raureka/Twyford Stags (Hardball Cricket): Saturday 27th 9am Raureka/Twyford Stags vs Hereworth School. Venue – Raureka School Field

Remember no school tomorrow as it is Teachers Only Day. School is open again on Tuesday.

Sun Nov 21 02:11pm

Special Notice from HB DHB

Fri Nov 19 09:10am

 



DHB Notice

Hi everyone Please remember that there is no school on Monday 22nd as we have a Teacher Only Day. No staff will be onsite. OSCAR is open for

Fri Nov 19 08:59am

those children who have enroled.


Have a great weekend.

WEEK 5, TERM 4 NEWSLETTER

Wed Nov 17 01:47pm

 



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Cricket Draw This Week: Raureka Corbetts (Softball Cricket): Friday 19th 3.30pm Raureka Corbetts vs St Joseph’s School. Venue – Raureka

Mon Nov 15 07:18pm

School Field


Raureka Davys (Softball Cricket): Friday 19th 3.30pm Raureka Davys vs Twyford School. Venue – Twyford School Field


Raureka/Twyford Stags (Hardball Cricket): Saturday 20th 9am Raureka/Twyford Stags vs Havelock North Pacers. Venue – Twyford School Field

Week 4, Term 4, NEWSLETTER

Wed Nov 10 10:02am

 



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VOLLEYBALL games tomorrow – Black, White and Blue 3:45 and 4:10. Green 4:40 and 5:05.

Tue Nov 09 07:43am

Cricket Draw This Week: We are hoping for third time lucky to get the season underway! Year 3/4 Teams: Friday 29th 3.30pm Raureka Corbetts

Mon Nov 08 07:44pm

vs Raureka Davys. Venue – Raureka School Field
Year 5/6 Team: Saturday 30th 9am Raureka/Twyford Stags vs Havelock North Keepers. Venue – Raureka School Field

All cricket for today and tomorrow has been cancelled. Let’s hope that next week we’ll have some fine weather

Fri Nov 05 08:21am

Senior Team trip to the Redwoods and Havelock North Park on Friday has been cancelled due to the weather. Sorry guys.

Wed Nov 03 05:46pm

Newsletter Week 3, Term 4

Wed Nov 03 11:41am

 



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It is that time of the year again and our RSS are planning our Christmas Raffles

Wed Nov 03 08:20am

If anyone can donate any Vouchers, Services or Products that we can put into our raffles please message Rachael this week –


021 2125839.(non grocery food items)


Our last fundraiser for 2021, we really appreciate your support.

Cricket Draw This Week (same as last week): Year 3/4 Teams: Friday 29th 3.30pm Raureka Corbetts vs Raureka Davys. Venue – Raureka School

Tue Nov 02 10:21am

Field
Year 5/6 Team: Saturday 30th 9am Raureka/Twyford Stags vs Havelock North Keepers. Venue – Raureka School Field


 


Let’s hope we have better weather this week?


 

All HB Primary School cricket cancelled tomorrow.

Fri Oct 29 01:51pm

The Year 3/4 Cricket has been cancelled today because the grounds are too wet.

Fri Oct 29 12:51pm

The Year 6’s are on the way, they should be back by 12. As it’s wet could parents please be ready by the back gate, Oiliphant Road to pick

Fri Oct 29 11:16am

up and get them home.

The Year 6’s are coming back from camp today, they are expected around lunch time and will be coming in via Oliphant Road. We will let you

Fri Oct 29 09:23am

know when they arrive back so you can come and get them. They have had a great camp so far.

WEEK 2, TERM 4 NEWSLETTER

Wed Oct 27 12:10pm

 



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It is that time of the year again and our RSS are planning the Christmas Raffle 🎄

Wed Oct 27 09:34am

If anyone can donate any Vouchers, Services or Products that we can put into our raffles please message our Raureka School Community Fundraiser facebook page or get in touch with Rachael 021 2125839 before 6th November. 
(non grocery food items)


Our last fundraiser for 2021, we really appreciate your support.

Cricket Draw This Week; Year 3/4 Teams: Friday 29th 3.30pm Raureka Corbetts vs Raureka Davys. Venue – Raureka School Field Year 5/6 Team:

Tue Oct 26 07:17pm

 Saturday 30th 9am Raureka/Twyford Stags vs Havelock North Keepers. Venue – Raureka School Field


 


 

It’s a fantastic day for the start of our Year 6 camp today. Enjoy the week. Have a great time.

Tue Oct 26 07:21am

This weeks Newsletter is available now

Wed Oct 20 10:24am

 



Term 4 Week 1

Volleyball for seniors starts tomorrow after school. Notices and draw for the season coming home today.

Tue Oct 19 09:25am

Year 5 Patrol training tomorrow for those who returned their notices. Remember children must be wearing shoes while training and on patrol.

Mon Oct 18 08:01am

Calendars have been sent home today to the whānau who purchased them. Enjoy the school holidays.

Fri Oct 01 03:04pm

Today is the last day of Term 3 and we will have a mufti day, please bring a gold coin donation to go to the RSS. We will have assembly but

Fri Oct 01 07:35am

as we are still in Alert level 2 we can’t have parents join us. School will finish at 2:55 as usual.


Have a great break see you on Monday 18th October for the start of Term 4.


Greg

Congratulations to all of the Senior children who took part in the Cross Country today. They can be proud of themselves for the run. We find

Thu Sep 30 11:07am

out tomorrow which house won. 


All races were finished before any rain came.

Holiday event. If you’re interested Thursday 7th October 2-4pm. Cost $8.50 per child. The Floor is Lava (obstacle course) + Rock Climbing.

Thu Sep 30 09:08am

You tube video here: https://youtu.be/_ZWkFd78HWw


Many thanks,


Jamie Loughran
Aspyre Fitness
208 Heretaunga St East,
Hastings


 

It hasn’t started raining so our Senior Cross Country is on this morning. Seniors can wear House colours today. Good luck everyone.

Thu Sep 30 07:28am

This weeks newsletter

Wed Sep 29 09:38am

 



Week 10 newsletter

We have some old iPad to re-home please read the attached notice if you are interested.

Tue Sep 28 12:08pm

 



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Senior School Cross Country postponed until Thursday.

Tue Sep 28 07:46am

The terrible weather has meant that we will postpone the Senior Cross Country until Thursday morning when the first race starts at 9:30 a.m.

Tue Sep 28 07:19am

Today we had our regular fire alarm drill, I’m so pleased to say the evacuation went really well and children followed correct procedures

Mon Sep 27 09:50am

Today we had our regular fire alarm drill, I’m so pleased to say the evacuation went really well and children followed correct procedures

Mon Sep 27 09:46am

Year 5 trainee Road Patrollers. Notices must be back next week. Trainng day will be October 19th. No permission no training.

Fri Sep 24 03:23pm

Week 9, Term 3 Newsletter

Wed Sep 22 10:04am

 



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Good morning, please send back all sports uniforms to school as soon as possible. A reminder that the school gates open at 8:15 with school

Mon Sep 20 08:35am

starting at 8:55 and finishing at 2:55 as usual. 


We are still in Alert Level 2 and children who are sick or have symptoms of Covid 19 should stay at home.


Thanks for supporting everyone to be safe and together we will beat this.


Greg


 


 

A reminder that the gates are open from 8:15 now and school closes at 2:55 from now on. Hopefully the rain will stop soon. Have a great day.

Fri Sep 17 08:46am

Good afternoon, quick reminder that we go back to finishing at 2.55 pm today

Thu Sep 16 03:07pm

WEEK 8, TERM 3 NEWSLETTER

Wed Sep 15 11:02am

 



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At this stage rugby is still on. A Grade at Parkvale, B Grade at Windsor Park.

Wed Sep 15 10:50am

Mōrena koutou, the RSS has reopened the calendar orders as a few people missed placing their orders. The website is

Wed Sep 15 09:03am

https://www.kidsartworks.


If you need your child’s entrance code please contact Mrs Burns, kburns@raureka.school.nz


You have until 5pm on Friday the 17th of September. 


Thanks 


 

Hi everyone, it has been great to see everyone back at school and to see how happy all of the children are. Thank you for supporting us with

Fri Sep 10 12:35pm

this.


I’m really pleased to see parents signing in at the gate, if they need to come on site.


As we are still in Altert Level 2, Ready for Raureka  will need to be cancelled next week. 


Hopefully this will be back on very shortly  when we move back to Alert Level 1.


Take care and have a great weekend.


Greg

Yay school is open for everyone today from 8:30 until 2:30- we will move back to 2:55 next Thursday. Please bring a drink bottle morning tea

Thu Sep 09 08:33am

and remind children that they are not to hug one another or touch one another.  Lunch is provided as usual.


If your child is sick they are to stay at home (requirement from the Ministry of Health).


Mask wearing isn’t required although children can wear a mask if they wish.


Our lunch break is 30 mins for the first week this to cut down on extra contact between children.


Parents, please do not come into school unless it is necessary. If you do then you must wear a mask, sign in using the Covid 19 app and keep 2m distance from others.


I’m looking forward a great day and seeing lots of happy smiling children.


Greg

Here is our latest newsletter

Wed Sep 08 12:55pm

 



Newsletter Week 7

Good morning to you all, It is great to be back into level 2. We are looking forward to having everyone back at school tomorrow. Remember

Wed Sep 08 09:15am

only the Level 3 bubble children are at school today while staff prepare programmes and rooms for everyone from tomorrow.
Tomorrow the gates will open at 8:30 and children will be able to go to their own class. School will close at 2:30 for a week and then we will go back to the 2:55 finish.
A huge thank you to all of the teachers for running such great home learning programmes over the last three weeks. I have really enjoyed seeing the great effort that the children have put in and the support shown by the parents to help them do this.
Have a great last day with home learning. I look forward to seeing the happy smiling faces tomorrow morning.
Greg

I have received the latest update from the Ministry and it is very similar to the information I sent out this afternoon. The only difference

Tue Sep 07 05:20pm

is that only children that had been attending under Alert Level 3, can come to school tomorrow, this is to allow teachers and staff time to prepare classes for Thursday. All children are able to start on Thursday.
Have a great night.

Good afternoon everyone, I am still awaiting the latest updates from the MoE about our change to Alert Level 2. I will pass this on when I

Tue Sep 07 02:52pm

get it.


In the mean time :
Yesterday I said that we would be finishing at 2:30 while we are Level 2. After due consideration we decided that we will finish at 2:30 for a week while we get everyone gets used to the social distancing and then return to our normal closing at 2:55.


OSCAR will be operating from Thursday as well.


The Ministry of Education are working with the Ministry of Health to turn the new Health Order into guidance for schools.
School will be open to all students from Thursday and we will have all the right measures in place to make it safe.
For the small number of students who have been coming to school in your bubbles, you will still be able to come to school tomorrow.


Things you need to know about Alert Level 2
1. Schools are open to everyone, and all children must attend.
At Alert Level 2 there is a low risk of community transmission. It is safe for children and staff to attend school and for school hostels to be operating as there will be appropriate measures in place, including for children and staff at a higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19.


2. Learning will be onsite with distance learning offered in some circumstances.
Distance learning should be provided for those required to self-isolate, those individuals who health authorities have asked to stay away while waiting for a test result, or those choosing to remain at home because they are at a higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 and are not fully vaccinated.


3. Schools are not classified as gatherings and a range of events and activities can go ahead.
For most day-to-day activities at schools, the rules for gatherings do not apply. Under the COVID-19 Public Health Response Order, schools are exempted from physical distancing requirements when people are there to receive, provide, or support education services.


Physical distancing where practicable


When considering very large numbers of students congregating, such as at assemblies and when watching sports events or cultural events on school grounds, if these events do go ahead, public health advice is that they should take place in well-ventilated areas or outdoors and spectators/attendees should be physically distanced.


As soon as your event or activity brings people onsite who are not there for education purposes, including students, parents and caregivers, then the rules for gatherings do apply. This would include performances such as school plays, cultural events and sporting activities.


4. Schools will close for cleaning and contact tracing if there is a confirmed case who was infectious when at school.
Your Director of Education will work closely with you and health authorities should this occur. Please contact your Ministry regional office if you hear of a confirmed case in your school community but haven’t been advised about it by health officials.


5. Face coverings are not required at school or on any school transport.
Public health advice now, in light of the increased risk of the Delta variant, is that face coverings for students aged 12 and over are strongly encouraged to be worn. Should they choose to, those individuals are encouraged to provide and wear their own face coverings, and to do so safely(external link)


6. Sick people must stay at home.
They should seek medical advice if they have COVID-like symptoms and get tested if advised to do so. If that person displays relevant symptoms of COVID-19, tests positive for COVID-19, or has been in close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19, they must self-isolate.


At all times, people who have been at a location of interest at the relevant time, or is connected with a confirmed case in some way, must follow the advice of the health authorities.


7. You must have a contact tracing system in place.
While record keeping is mandatory for many businesses and services, this is not a requirement for schools and early learning services.


The other systems and processes already in place to record who is onsite at all Alert Levels are sufficient to enable contract tracing.This includes displaying QR code posters at your entrances, your timetable, attendance register and visitor register.


8. Fundamental public health measures continue to apply at every alert level:
Physical distancing (not touching and not breathing on each other at Alert Level 2)
Hand hygiene
Cough and sneeze etiquette
Regularly cleaning and disinfecting high touch surfaces.
9. Think and plan carefully before you go ahead with any activity that brings a large number of students together and/or spectators are involved.
Some events may need to be cancelled or postponed when we are at Alert Level 2.

Good afternoon, you have probably heard that we will be changing to Alert Level 2 as from 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday 7th September, and schools

Mon Sep 06 05:49pm

will be open from Thursday morning for all children.
This means that until Thursday we will need to operate Level 3 protocols with our bubbles operating, and only those children who have registered can attend.
On Thursday morning all children will be able to come back to school and have regular classes. Please no children to arrive at school before 8:30 when the gates will be opened. School will start at our regular time 8:55 and we will keep the shortened lunch time until we move the level 1- this will mean that school will finish at 2:30 each day with everyone having left school by 2:45 p.m.- this will help cut down on the physical contact between children.
There are some other changes for as well and everyone will need to scan into school and maintain a 2m gap.
Mask wearing is not mandated but it is recommended masks are worn for those over 12. If you want your child to wear a mask they can.
We will not be having assemblies as gatherings can be no more than 50.


I will let you know of other changes as soon as the Ministry of Education let me know.


Take care, we’re looking forward to seeing everyone back at school on Thursday morning.


Greg

Good morning everyone, we are still in Level 3 and only those children who have registered should be at school. we find out today what will

Mon Sep 06 09:05am

happen from Wednesday onwards. As soon as we know if there is a change we will let you know how we are managing the changes.


Thank you for supporting us, take care.


Greg