Nau mai haere mai ki te Kura o Raureka 

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


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


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.



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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Latest Notifications

Good morning, tomorrow we have class photos taken; cost $12:00 these include an individual as well. Please book online- see newsletter/ app

Mon May 23 08:21am

for ways to do it. 

If you can’t do that please send $12.00 per child today to the office with your child’s name and room.

Unfortunately there are no late orders and all orders must have payment with it





Fri May 20 01:21pm


Photos are being taking on Tuesday 24 May.

Electronic ordering closes at 5 pm Monday 23 May.

No late orders accepted.

Raureka School Supporters meeting is on Monday 23rd of May, 5.45pm in the staffroom.

Fri May 20 10:40am

Come along if you’re interested in finding out how the RSS work and want to help out. If you can’t get into school at that time but would like a online link please contact Keryn

Good morning, it is great to see a lot of children wearing Pink today. Remember that next Tuesday we have School Class Photo’s. Photo’s cost

Fri May 20 10:20am

$12.00 and include one single portrait and one class photo. Each child will need their own order.

You can order online- at

The link is also in our newsletter.

If you can’t do this on line order at school before Tuesday, you need to pay with the order.

We are waiting for some envelopes to arrive should you need them.

Have a great day


Hi everyone, remember tomorrow children can wear something pink if they want as it is Pink Shirt day to support anti bullying. It’s free

Thu May 19 01:56pm

Term 2, Week 3 Newsletter

Wed May 18 11:19am



Raureka Blue Netball team game Wednesday 3:05 at Raureka. Remember to wear correct sports uniform and sports shoes.

Tue May 17 08:42pm

Minibasketball practices Tuesday 3-3:30 and Friday 3-3:30. Please contact school if yoiu have any concerns.

Thu May 12 02:04pm

Hi everyone,Here is this weeks newsletter for you

Wed May 11 11:47am


Term 2, week 2 Newsletter

ATTENTION RIPPA RUGBY PLAYERS!!! Our Year 3&4 teams will be playing tomorrow!!!

Tue May 10 10:17pm

First round of games starts at 10am. 

We will be leaving school between 9:20-9:30am. 

Please make sure tamariki are at school early to ensure we leave on time please.

Please remember to bring the following: 

Drink bottle 
Black shorts- playing top will be provided.
Warm school jersey or jacket
School bag with morning tea and light snacks 
Shoes- to leave and return to school. They can play in bare feet. 
Hat if sunny as we will be outside all day
AND a fun positive attitude

If the event is postponed due to weather, we will post on this Facebook page and our school app.


Raureka Hurricanes 

1st game: 10:00am field 4

2nd game: 11:00am field 1 

3rd game: 12:00pm field  4

4th game: 1:00pm field 5

Raureka Heat 

1st game: 10:40am field 7

2nd game: 11:40am field 11 

3rd game: 12:40pm field 10

4th game: 1:40pm field 10

Raureka Titans  

1st game: 10:20am field 7

2nd game: 11:20am field 7 

3rd game: 12:20pm field 6

4th game: 1:20pm field 8

Thanks to our whanau supporters who are able to help us out tomorrow and Thursday. We would not be able to take the amount of players we can without you. The draw for Thursday’s Year 5&6 draw will be sent tomorrow afternoon and we will send this through. Come down and support our awesome tamariki, I know they will love to see you there.




Reminder Ripp Rugby dates: Wednesday 11th May Year 3 & 4 teams Thursday 12th May Year 5 & 6 teams Notices given out today- any questions,

Mon May 09 09:34pm

please contact Mr Filipo –

Good morning everyone, tomorrow we will are putting some child size chairs out by the front and back gates. They are free for you to take.

Thu May 05 11:45am

Take as  many as you want as they are no longer needed at school. 

If they aren’t taken they will be put in the rubbish.


Hi everyone,Welcome back to Term 2, here is our first newsletter of the term. We’re looking forward to having a great one.

Wed May 04 03:00pm


Term 2, Week 1 Newsletter

NETBALL notices are being sent home today. Raureka White team practice Thursday after school – 3-4pm. Games start next week.

Wed May 04 02:51pm

MINI BASKETBALL Year 5& 6 – Tuesday 10th. GOINGS v HNP. 4:30 HUNTERS V HNP..5:00.

Wed May 04 10:31am

Good morning, welcome to Term 2, school gates are open from 8:00- children who come in then need to wait in the quad area before going into

Mon May 02 08:31am

class at 8:15.

Children in Years 4-6 should be wearing masks indoors- but it is now parent choice as to deciding this. We will not enforce this.

We will be able to have assemblies again as a whole school in the hall. 

If parents come on site please wear a mask.

Have a great day


Hi everyone,We move to Orange as from tomorrow, here is a little info for you, Greg

Wed Apr 13 05:06pm


orange Level Change

Year 1-4 Netball has been cancelled this afternoon.

Wed Apr 13 01:04pm

Hi everyone, Here is our final newsletter for the term. Take care, look after yourselves and have a great break. We’ll see you all on Monday

Wed Apr 13 11:01am

2nd May,


Week 11 Newsletter

Netball Draw this week:

Tue Apr 12 03:44pm

3.40 Round:

Raureka Black vs Irongate Yr 2 on court 6

Raureka Green vs Mahora Minis on court 7a

4.30 Round:

Raureka Purple vs Mahora Shooters on court 18

Raureka Blue vs Mahora Movers on cours 6b

Raureka Yellow – no game

This is the last week for netball. A huge thank you to the coaches and the players for making it a fun season. 

MINI BASKETBALL for Yr 5 & 6. Remember fees MUST be paid before the end of term. Thanks.

Thu Apr 07 10:52am

Week 10, Term 1 Newsletter

Wed Apr 06 11:16am



NETBALL Draw this week:

Tue Apr 05 02:16pm

4.30 round

Raureka Blue vs Frimley Pulse on court 7b

Raureka Black vs TKKM Roko on court 7a

Raureka Green vs Frimley Tactix on court 6b

Raureka Yellow vs St Mary’s Triangles on court 15

Raureka Purple – no game

Next week is the last game. 

Please let me or your coach know if your child will not be at netball tomorrow. 022 3834454 Mrs Burns

Hi everyone, we do not have school tomorrow, 1 April, as it a teachers Only day. School will be reopened on Monday 4 April.

Thu Mar 31 12:22pm

Week 9, Term 1 Newsletter

Wed Mar 30 11:54am



Netball draw this week: 3.40 round. Raureka Blue v Irongate y2 on court 7a. Raureka Green vs Flaxmere Toa on court 7b. Raureka Purple vs

Tue Mar 29 02:19pm

3.40 round:

Raureka Blue v Irongate y2 on court 7a.

Raureka Green vs Flaxmere Toa on court 7b.

Raureka Purple vs Frimley Ferns on court 15

4.30 round:

Raureka Black vs St Mary’s on court 6b

Raureka Yellow vs Mahora Shooters on court 16

If it gets cancelled because of the weather I will up an app alert out as soon as I find out. 


Good afternoon, unfortunately this mornings note about PAL’s has caused some confusion. The note is only for the Year 6 PAL leaders who will

Mon Mar 28 01:23pm

be going to Physical Activity Leader training tomorrow. All PAL’s were given a note to take home last week. If you are a PAL (Yr 6) and haven’t sent back your permission slip do it tomorrow or you won’t be able to participate.



PALs training day tomorrow. There are still a lot of children who have not returned their notices. Please message us if you have not done so

Mon Mar 28 08:40am

The RSS are having their meeting online tomorrow evening at 5.45. If you would like the google meet link to join us please email me at

Sun Mar 27 06:44pm


ALL CRICKET HAS BEEN CANCELLED THIS WEEK DUE TO THE WEATHER. Thank you to everyone for a great season!

Thu Mar 24 01:06pm

NETBALL – Year 3-6. Remember to get your notice to Mrs Sanders by Friday. $10 fees to be paid before the first game next term. Thanks

Wed Mar 23 01:12pm

Here is this weeks newsletter, take care and look after yourselves. Greg

Wed Mar 23 10:34am


Week 8, Term 1 Newsletter

CRICKET DRAW FOR THIS WEEK – This is the last week of cricket.

Tue Mar 22 06:15pm

Raureka Bolts (Y3/4/5) Softball Cricket vs Mahora – Friday 25th March 3.30pm Raureka School Field. Meet your coach Adam straight after school. Practice is after school on Thursday. 

Raureka Stags (Y5/6) Hardball Cricket vs Central Hawkes Bay – Saturday 26th March. Game is at Coronation Park in Waipawa. Meet at 8.30am. 

TOUCH RUGBY UPDATE: No game for either team today.

Tue Mar 22 02:46pm

No Touch Rugby this afternoon for the year 3&4 team

Tue Mar 22 02:40pm

No Netball this week. We have too many children away to make up full teams.

Tue Mar 22 11:32am

Hi everyone, just a reminder that school is closed next Friday (1 April) as we have a Teacher Only day- no staff will be at school then. If

Tue Mar 22 11:09am

you need your child/ren looked after please contact OSCAR (YMCA) and they will help you.

Take care,


Draw for Touch tomorrow- weather & numbers dependent. Raureka Warriors (Y4) team vs Te Mata. 4pm on Field 6A

Mon Mar 21 05:23pm

Raureka Hurricanes (Y5/6) team va Puke Panthers. 4:40pm Field 6 

If the games get cancelled we’ll post it on the app as soon as we know. 

We have extra fruit left over this week, it is by the front gate. Bring a bag and get some please.

Fri Mar 18 12:51pm

No Netball for any Raureka teams today. We just had a call to say the Raureka Green team vs Mahora is cancelled.

Wed Mar 16 02:08pm

No Netball game for Raureka Yellow this afternoon.

Wed Mar 16 01:45pm


Wed Mar 16 12:31pm


Raureka Stags (Y5/6) Hardball Cricket vs Te Mata – Saturday 19th March 9.00am Raureka School Field. Meet at 8.30am. 

Here is weeks 7’s newsletter

Wed Mar 16 10:39am


Week 7, Term 1 Newsletter

Raureka Blue netball team – no game tomorrow

Tue Mar 15 03:23pm

Netball draw update = Raureka Purple – no game

Tue Mar 15 12:01pm


Tue Mar 15 11:53am

3.40pm round

Raureka Green vs Mahora Movers on court 7a
Raureka Blue vs St Marys Circles  court unallocated yet – look ib the board when you arrive 
Raureka Purple vs Twyford Pukekos on court 12
Raureka Yellow vs Frimley Ferns on court 18

Raureka Black  – no game

If your child can not play tomorrow afternoon please let your coach or Mrs Burns know, 022 383 4454 Thanks

Good afternoon everyone, We have had an increase in the number of children and staff who are either needing to isolate as they are

Mon Mar 14 01:27pm

household contacts or have tested positive for Covid-19.

I will notify classes via Seesaw now if there are new cases in the class.

Please remember to check your children and if they are feeling sick or show any symptoms of Covid please keep them home.

If you require RAT’s test for your whanau please follow this link and apply for them

Have a great week.


Netball Year 3-6.

Mon Mar 14 12:46pm

Netball Year 3-6. Games are played after school at Raureka or other local schools.  A notice will be coming home. Please return to Mrs Sanders asap. If your child is not at school at present please contact Mrs Sanders – or 0273545225.


many thanks

No Touch Rugby tomorrow. Due to student and staff absences, both teams are defaulting.

Mon Mar 14 12:26pm

Hi everyone,Here is the latest information about the changes to isolation times

Sat Mar 12 09:58am


Changes to Home isolation times

Year 5/6 hardball cricket has been cancelled tomorrow morning – Saturday 12th March.

Fri Mar 11 08:16pm

Here is this weeks newsletter

Wed Mar 09 02:32pm


Term 1 Week 6, Newsletter


Tue Mar 08 01:13pm

All teams are playing at 4.30. Please be down there 10 minutes before the game starts. 

Raureka Green vs Raureka Blue on court 6a

Raureka Black vs Bridge Pa Ferns on court 6b

Raureka Purple vs Irongate yr 3&4 on court 11

Raureka Yellow vs Mahora Stars on court 16

If your child can not play tomorrow afternoon please let your coach or Mrs Burns know, 022 383 4454 Thanks


Mon Mar 07 04:29pm

Raureka Bolts (Y3/4/5) Softball Cricket vs Mahora – Friday 11th March 3.30pm Raureka School Field. Meet your coach Adam straight after school.
Raureka Stags (Y5/6) Hardball Cricket vs Te Mata – Saturday 12th March 9.00am Raureka School Field. Meet at 8.30am. 
Practices this week: Hardball Cricket with Chris is Tuesday after school 3 – 4.30pm. Softball Cricket with Adam is Thursday after school 3 – 3.30pm.


Mon Mar 07 09:46am

YR 4 Raureka Warriors vs LN Bullets 4 pm on field 6B

YR 5/6 Raureka Hurricanes vs Mahora Force 4.40 pm on field 2

Here is this weeks newsletter. Thank you all for your support this week. Greg

Wed Mar 02 10:37am


Week 5 Term 1 Newsletter


Tue Mar 01 01:33pm

Raureka Bolts (Y3/4/5) Softball Cricket vs St Mary’s – Friday 4th March 3.30pm Raureka School Field. Meet your coach Adam straight after school.

Raureka Stags (Y5/6) Hardball Cricket vs Havelock North Primary – Saturday 5th March 9.00am Raureka School Field. Meet at 8.30am. 

Practices this week: Hardball Cricket with Chris is Tuesday after school 3 – 4.30pm. Softball Cricket with Adam is Thursday after school 3 – 3.30pm.


Tue Mar 01 10:09am

3.40 round –
Raureka Purple vs Frimley Stars on court 12

Raureka Yellow vs Twyford School Pukekos on court 15

4.30  round –
Raureka Green vs Irongate Yr2  on court 6a

Raureka Black  vs St Matthews  on court 6b

Raureka Blue vs Irongate Yr1 on court 7a

If your child is not going to be at netball this week please let Mrs Burns know 022 3834454. Thanks


Today we have been notified of our first positive cases of COVID within our school. Those who are positive will be required to isolate at

Mon Feb 28 12:17pm


 If you have symptoms, we request that you stay at home until tested.

Please don’t be alarmed by this. It is only natural as cases in our community increase, they will appear in our school.

With Phase 3 of the Omicron response only confirmed cases and their household contacts who will need to self-isolate. Everyone else, including those who may have had close contact with the case but aren’t in the household, must continue to monitor really closely for any symptoms of COVID-19. Students are able to continue to attend school whilst symptom-free.

If anyone in your family is confirmed as having COVID-19, you will be asked to notify your close contacts yourself. Please get in touch with us as soon as you can if your child has tested positive for COVID-19.

Positive Case Detected

Hi everyone,Here is the latest information from the MoE about our change to Phase 3 as from 11:59 p.m. tonight.

Thu Feb 24 05:20pm


Phase 3 information

Here is this this weeks newsletter

Wed Feb 23 07:40pm


Week 4 Term 1 Newsletter