Nau mai haere mai ki te Kura o Raureka 

Welcome to Raureka School

We are a primary school (Year 1-6) in Hastings in 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.

Principal
Greg Riceman

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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Netball this week:

Tue Aug 16 02:38pm

Raureka Blue vs St Josephs – Wednesday at school, starting 3.30pm


Raureka Black vs Raureka White – Thursday at school, game will start as soon as all the kids are there. 

The Year 3/4 Hockey Team will train at 12:30 tomorrow on the netball courts. Please bring sticks to train. Fees can be paid now at school .

Tue Aug 16 01:33pm

Barefoot 10’s Rugby – CHANGE TO VENUE THIS WEEK

Mon Aug 15 08:04pm

This Wednesday, Raureka rugby team will play against Mahora at Mahora School. NOTE the change of venue. 


We will now play at Mahora School, the game starts at 3.30pm.


Any questions, contact Mr Filipo. 

This Friday 19 August we have a Disney Character Mufti day to raise funds for the Year 6 camp. Please bring a gold coin donation for this.

Mon Aug 15 08:51am

Barefoot 10’s Draw – Wednesday 17th August: Raureka vs Mahora on our school field at 3.30pm.

Sun Aug 14 03:30pm

Remember today is the last day for the RSS vege orders. Orders are taken at the hall this morning

Fri Aug 12 08:47am

All netball cancelled today.

Thu Aug 11 01:29pm

Kia ora whanau! We are going to an election with 4 fantastic candidates! The voting papers are out and you should receive yours soon! Your

Thu Aug 11 09:27am

vote makes a genuine difference to our tamariki and our kura so make sure your vote counts!
Votes need to back to the school office by Wednesday 7 th September at 4pm…
Who’s going to join us?

Evening, Vege box orders and money can be handed into the RSS ladies tomorrow morning and Friday morning form 8.30 – 9.00 am at the hall.

Wed Aug 10 09:52pm

If you are paying online here is the account number
12 3145 017248 000
Please remember to record your name and the students name in the reference.

Both Soccer and Netball have been cancelled for today because of the wet weather.

Wed Aug 10 02:01pm

Here is Week 3’s newsletter

Wed Aug 10 01:33pm

 



Term 3 Week 3 Newsletter

Soccer – the Council will let us know if the grounds are open for games by lunchtime today. At the moment they are closed.

Wed Aug 10 11:42am

Barefoot 10’s Rugby has been cancelled today.

Wed Aug 10 10:13am

Barefoot 10’s Rugby Draw – Wednesday 10th August

Mon Aug 08 07:54pm

The Barefoot 10’s rugby teams have been merged so there is now only one Barefoot 10’s team – players received a notice from Mr Filipo today.


Wednesday 10th August: Raureka vs Peterhead School at Peterhead School, Flaxmere – 3.30pm. 


No after school training this week. 


 

RUGBY – members of the Magpies rugby team are coming in on Thursday to work with our rugby players, teaching them some skills and drills.

Mon Aug 08 04:51pm

As part of this they will present 3 family passes tp the Magpies game on Friday night..Each pack will have 2 adult passes and 3 children passes. If you are keen to go into the draw to have a set of passes please contact either Daniel Filipo or Donna Sanders. You could also ring the office and put your name down.


dfilipo@raureka.school.nz.      dsanders@raureka.school.nz

Thank you to everyone who has put their names forward for the upcoming Board elections.Voting papers will be sent out later this week.

Mon Aug 08 02:30pm

 



Board Candidates

Hi to the Year 6 parents, the visit to Hastings Intermediate is Monday 22nd August. All Yr6’s will go for the day to see the school. Greg

Thu Aug 04 02:48pm

The RSS are running a $20 vege box fundraiser. Children will bring the order forms home today or tomorrow.

Wed Aug 03 02:46pm

They need to come back to school the following Thursday or Friday morning (11th & 12th of August).


Start sharing with your friends and family. They will be able to pay online (once you get your order form).


Vege boxes will be available for pick up from school on Friday 19th of August after assembly.



The money raised will go toward more shade sails for over the new picnic tables.


Term 3, Week 2 Newsletter

Wed Aug 03 11:45am

 



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Sorry no breakfast club this morning, our staff are sick.

Tue Aug 02 08:54am

Barefoot 10’s Draw – Wednesday 3rd August

Mon Aug 01 10:37am

Wednesday 3rd August 3.30pm:


Raureka Magpies (Coach – Mr Filipo) vs Kimi Ora on our school field.


Raureka Golds (Coach – Mr Corbett) vs Bridge Pa at Bridge Pa School.


Players MUST have a mouthguard to play. No mouthguard, no play.


Both teams have a practice after school on Tuesday (Tuesday 2nd August) at 3 – 3.45pm on the school field if you can make it – bring your mouthguard please. 

The Raureka School Board have our elections coming up in September! Nominations close on Wed 3rd August 2022 and voting forms will be sent

Mon Aug 01 08:40am

home to each family soon. We warmly invite you to
vote & send your form back to the school office. The election will be held 7 th September 2022 with voting closing at noon. Remember Vikki Tough is our returning officer and can be contacted on 06 8789766 or by email vtough@raureka.school.nz

Good morning, remember Year 4-6 hockey notices back as soon as possible to Mr Riceman.

Mon Aug 01 08:32am

Senior Girls and Boys Soccer starts this Wednesday. Girls 3:30 boys at 4:05 at Frimley Park.

Mon Aug 01 08:23am

Good morning, remember Year 4-6 hockey notices back as soon as possible to Mr Riceman.

Mon Aug 01 08:17am

NETBALL – Blue playing at Ebbett Park. White travelling to St Josephs, Black at school.

Mon Aug 01 08:15am

https://www.schoolboardelections.org.nz/becoming-a-board-member/ Hopefully this link works

Fri Jul 29 06:39pm

Raureka School Board news – How can I get involved? Standing for the Raureka School Board is a great way to get involved in your child’s

Fri Jul 29 04:15pm

education. For people who have not been a part of a board before, training and support are available to make carrying out this responsibility easier.
Elections are run every three years and if you are interested in standing for election but would like to know more about what goes on at the meetings, you are invited to attend a meeting at our school. We meet 8 times a year and support school management with planning and governance. This way you’ll know what to expect and what you can commit to. We welcome people from kindy and kohunga reo committees, local community people, grandparents, marae boards, churches,
business people, sporting & cultural backgrounds and a genuine interest in our school community and our children.
Thinking about becoming a member of the Raureka School Board? Follow this link to a 3 minute video to learn more about becoming a school trustee: https://www.trustee-
election.co.nz/becoming-a-trustee/

Week 1, Term 3 Newsletter

Wed Jul 27 10:56am

 



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Barefoot 10’s Rugby – today’s training and both teams games tomorrow have been cancelled due to fields being closed.

Tue Jul 26 12:34pm

Girls and Boys Football starts Wednesday week 2.

Mon Jul 25 04:11pm

NETBALL – Blue and Black playing at school. White playing at Ebbett Park this week.

Mon Jul 25 04:07pm

Raureka School Board Election 2022: the countdown begins! Raureka School is now calling for nominations for parent representatives on our

Mon Jul 25 11:48am

School Board.
Being a school trustee is an important role that needs people with a range of skills and experiences, who believe in making a positive difference to our children’s learning.


We need
 relationship builders,
 questioning minds,
 dreamers,
 team players,
 community focused,
 creative thinkers,
 great communicators,
 sporting leadership,
 financial understanding
 Integrity, honesty, courage, time & commitment then we need YOU!!!
If you believe you could make a positive contribution to Raureka School as a board member then we encourage you to step forward and nominate yourself (or someone you know) by filling out a nomination form.
Nominations close: 5th August 2022
Voting papers sent out: 10th August 2022
Elections close: 7th September 2022
If you are interested in finding out more about nominating yourself or someone else, and/or would like more information about how the school board functions please contact in the first instance,
Vikki Tough – our Returning Officer on 06 8789766 or vtough@raureka.school.nz who will either
answer your query or direct you to our board members.

Good morning everyone, welcome to term 3. Please remember to wear masks when coming into the school office as we want to keep everyone safe.

Mon Jul 25 11:13am

Unfortunately the front fence wasn’t completed over the holidays because of the weather. The fencing crew will continue to work on completing this in the next two weeks. They may take out some of the parking area at the front while they are doing the concreting.


We are looking forward to having this finished as soon as possible.


Have a great week.


Greg

Good morning everyone, welcome to term 3. Please remember to wear masks when coming into the school office as we want to keep everyone safe.

Mon Jul 25 10:55am

Unfortunately the front fence wasn’t completed over the holidays because of the weather. The fencing crew will continue to work on completing this in the next two weeks. They may take out some of the parking area at the front while they are doing the concreting.


We are looking forward to having this finished as soon as possible.


Have a great week.


Greg

Barefoot 10’s Draw – Wednesday 27th July

Sun Jul 24 03:49pm

Wednesday 27th July 3.30pm:
Raureka Magpies (Coach – Mr Filipo) vs Lucknow at Lucknow School, Havelock North.
Raureka Golds (Coach – Mr Corbett) vs Parkvale on Raureka School field.
Players MUST have a mouthguard to play. No mouthguard, no play.
Both teams have a practice after school on Tuesday (Tuesday 26th July) with Mr Corbett at 3 – 3.45pm on the school field if you can make it – bring your mouthguard please. 

Masking up for the start of Term 3 In previous years we have found there is an increase in winter illnesses in schools at the start of Term

Thu Jul 21 08:10pm

3 as students bring back infections after travelling and socialising during the holidays. This year cases of COVID-19 are increasing in most parts of the country, and we are also seeing high numbers of other winter illnesses.


 


For the start of Term 3, 2022, the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health strongly recommend that all schools and kura wear masks for the first four weeks of term especially wearing them in all indoor settings for students in Years 4 and above.


 


This recommendation does not include any situation where mask wearing might not be practicable, such as while eating and drinking, playing certain musical instruments, indoor sport, where it will have a significant impact on teaching and learning (for example, students with particular learning needs), certain activities such as singing or drama performance on stage, and PE. In these situations, particular attention should be paid to ensuring there is good ventilation during the activity, and physical distancing where practicable.


 


Wearing masks can reduce new cases of the virus by as much as 53%. It works alongside other measures including vaccination, good ventilation, staying home when sick, and hand washing and other hygiene measures, to protect our students and staff. Keep up healthy habits – Unite Against COVID-19


 


Adult-sized masks can generally be adjusted to fit older children by tying knots in the ear loops. Unite Against COVID-19 shows how to do this: How to wear a face mask safely – Unite Against COVID-19


 


We know that that some of our tamariki/ākonga are exempt from wearing a mask. If they have an exemption card or a letter from their health provider, or we have agreed that mask wearing is not practicable for them, we will support them to not wear a mask. Apply for a face mask exemption pass – Unite Against COVID-19


 


Please make sure that tamariki/ākonga come to school ready to wear masks. Students should bring masks from home. If students cannot bring masks from home there will be a limited supply of masks for students who are unable to bring one from home.


 


Thank you for your support in protecting our school community.


 


Noho ora mai


Greg

Kia ora whanau! The Raureka School Board elections are coming up in September! Are you thinking about becoming a member of the Raureka Sch

Mon Jul 18 12:35pm

 Board? We need individuals willing to
use their skills and experience for the benefit of our kura. If you are interested in finding out more
about nominating yourself or someone else, and/or would like more information about how the
school board functions please contact in the first instance, Vikki Tough – our Returning Officer on
06 8789766 or vtough@raureka.school.nz who will either answer your query or direct you to our
board members. Nomination forms and further information will be sent out in mid-July. Follow this
link to a 3 minute video to learn more about becoming a school trustee: https://www.trustee-
election.co.nz/becoming-a-trustee/

This time https://www.schoolboardelections.org.nz/becoming-a-board-member/

Mon Jul 11 10:59am

This link should workhttps://www.schoolboardelections.org.nz/becoming-a-board-member/

Mon Jul 11 10:52am

In September this year, our Board of Trustees (BOT) will have an election. There are 3 parent trustees approaching the end of their current

Mon Jul 11 10:35am

term and we need you! Parent Trustees can be
nominated by themselves or others and then elected by the school community including whanau,
parents, guardians and staff members. Some dates to remember:
Nominations open: 15 th July 2022
Nominations close: 5 th August 2022
Voting papers sent out: 10 th August 2022
Elections close: 7 th September 2022
Thinking about becoming a member of Raureka School Board? Follow this link to a 3 minute video
to learn more about becoming a school trustee: https://www.trustee-election.co.nz/becoming-a-
trustee/

Hi everyone, Remember Mufti day tomorrow- gold coin donation-proceeds towards bigger screen in the hall. Last day of Term tomorrow we close

Thu Jul 07 01:59pm

at the usual time of 2:55.


Thank you for your support this term.


Greg

Girls only, Boys only soccer notices for year 5 & 6 must be back by Friday. Games will be played Wednesday’s after school.

Wed Jul 06 09:15pm

Week 10, Term 2, Newsletter

Wed Jul 06 01:21pm

 



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Barefoot 10’s – Raureka Magpies (Mr Filipo’s team) game against Mahora has been cancelled this afternoon.

Wed Jul 06 01:15pm

Hi everyone, remember conferences start tonight and school closes at 12:30 tomorrow for the conferences. No Breakfast Club tomorrow either

Mon Jul 04 03:27pm

Barefoot 10’s Draw – Wednesday 6th July.

Mon Jul 04 10:55am

Wednesday 6th July 3.30pm:
Raureka Magpies (Coach – Mr Filipo) vs Mahora at Mahora School, Hastings.
Raureka Golds (Coach – Mr Corbett) vs Havelock North Primary on Raureka School field.
Players MUST have a mouthguard to play. No mouthguard, no play.
NO PRACTICE TOMORROW due to school finishing early.

Week 9, Term 2, Newsletter

Wed Jun 29 11:10am

 



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Hi everyone, Remember the School Disco is on this Friday night. The theme is Beach Party. $3 entry. Juniors from 6-7, Seniors 7:15-8:30.

Tue Jun 28 08:25am

Basketball – Hunters v Goings 5:00 Tuesday

Mon Jun 27 04:40pm

Barefoot 10’s Rugby Draw – Wednesday 29th June

Sun Jun 26 01:04pm

Wednesday 29th June 3.30pm:


Raureka Magpies (Coach – Mr Filipo) vs Peterhead at Peterhead School, Flaxmere.


Raureka Golds (Coach – Mr Corbett) vs St Mary’s on Raureka School field.


Players MUST have a mouthguard to play. No mouthguard, no play.


Both teams have a practice after school on Tuesday (Tuesday 28th June) with Mr Corbett at 3 – 3.45pm on the school field – bring your mouthguard please. 

Netball – no game for Blue team. White playing at school and Black are back down at Ebbett Park. No games for any teams week 10.

Sun Jun 26 11:16am

Week 8, Term 2, Newsletter

Wed Jun 22 03:10pm

 



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Thursaday Netball games – White at Raureka, Black at Ebbett Park.

Tue Jun 21 08:48pm

Barefoot 10’s Rugby – Golds vs Magpies on our back field tomorrow after school. Training cancelled after school today.

Tue Jun 21 08:13am

Remember we have Teacher only Day on Monday, so no staff will be at school on Monday

Fri Jun 17 10:43am

 



Teacher Only Day Monday 20th

Next weeks netball games: Blue travelling to St Joe’s, Black travelling to Ebbett Park and White have a home game.

Fri Jun 17 09:11am

Week 7, Term 2, Newsletter

Wed Jun 15 12:55pm

 



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Netball White team playing at Raureka, Black playing at Mayfair tomorrow after school.

Wed Jun 15 11:54am

Girls Ripper Rugby today at Ellwood Park – across the road from The Show Grounds 3:30 today. Girls to meet their manager/coach there.

Wed Jun 15 10:13am

Just a reminder regarding illness or absence from school.

Tue Jun 14 11:51am

Please contact us every day with the reason you child is away.  You can say e.g. “next 3 days” and we will leave you for three days.


If you don’t text, we don’t  just assume (for safety reasons) that your child is at home.


Thanks for your help with this.  We are doing our best to keep your children safe.


 

Basketball today – Goings at 5pm, Hunters at 6pm. Good luck kids!

Tue Jun 14 10:03am

Barefoot 10’s Rugby Draw – Wednesday 15th June

Sun Jun 12 07:39pm

Wednesday 15th June 3.30pm:
Raureka A Magpies (Coach – Mr Filipo) vs Parkvale at Parkvale School, Hastings. 
Raureka B Golds (Coach – Mr Corbett) vs Kimi Ora at Kimi Ora School, Flaxmere.
Players MUST have a mouthguard to play. No mouthguard, no play. 
Both teams have a practice after school on Tuesday (Tuesday 14th June) with Mr Corbett at 3 – 3.45pm on the school field – bring your mouthguard please. 

EXCITING NEWS… YOU CAN STILL ORDER SOME DONUTS! Please bring your money to the Hall before school Monday or Tuesday.

Sun Jun 12 03:11pm

Donut’s cost $3.00 each.



If you have lost your notice you can get another order form from the Hall.

Raureka Black netball has just been cancelled due to weather, please collect your child from school now. Thanks.

Thu Jun 09 04:25pm

Hi everyone, remember tomorrow is the last day for donut orders. Donuts are delivered next Friday.

Thu Jun 09 11:13am

 



Mama’s Donut Orders

Week 6, Term 2 NEWSLETTER

Wed Jun 08 01:33pm

 



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Girls Ripper Rugby – Wednesday 8th…Taradale Park. Girls need to organise transport to and from the Park. Please see Miss Smythe if needed.

Tue Jun 07 09:49pm

Thursday Netball games – Black v St Matt’s at Raureka. White v Peterhead at Peterhead.

Mon Jun 06 09:30pm

Basketball Tuesday – Hunters at 5pm, Goings playing at 6pm.

Mon Jun 06 12:29pm

Barefoot 10’s Rugby starts this Wednesday 8th June – see draw and information below.

Mon Jun 06 11:43am

Wednesday 8th June 3.30pm:


Raureka A Magpies (Coach – Mr Filipo) vs Havelock North Primary B at Raureka School.


Raureka B Golds (Coach – Mr Corbett) vs Lucknow B at Lucknow School, Havelock North.


Players MUST have a mouthguard to play. No mouthguard, no play. 


Both teams have a practice after school tomorrow (Tuesday 7th June) with Mr Filipo and Mr Corbett at 3 – 3.45pm on the school field – bring your mouthguard please. 

No basketball practice tonight

Fri Jun 03 03:00pm

A reminder that Monday is a Public holiday and we have no school, see you on Tuesday. Next week we are taking orders for Mama’s Donuts- each

Fri Jun 03 01:17pm

child was sent out an order form last week. Orders by next Friday 10th June. Donuts will be delivered on Friday 17th June.

Netball cancelled today for Raureka Black team.

Thu Jun 02 02:35pm

Here is this weeks newsletter for you

Wed Jun 01 12:36pm

 



Week 5 Newsletter

Mōrena, we are needing long cardboard tubes for a STEAM activity. Can you please send any long empty handee towel rolls/gladwrap rolls

Wed Jun 01 11:06am

 etc, to Mrs Burns in the office it would be really appreciated.  Ngā mihi

NETBALL – Blue playing at Raureka Wednesday. Black at Peterhead Thursday, White team have a bye.

Tue May 31 08:59am

Mama’s Donuts are here again soon. The RSS will be sending out order sheets on Friday 3rd June for you. Keep an eye out for them.

Tue May 31 08:23am

Basketball – Hunters at 4:00, Goings 4:30.. Please check the draw as it changes according to wins and loses. thanks

Mon May 30 09:12am

Raureka White v Black netball game at school today 3:10…weather permitting.

Thu May 26 08:42am

Term 2, Week 4 Newsletter

Wed May 25 04:23pm

 



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Term 2, Week 4 Newsletter

Wed May 25 02:56pm

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


Thanks 


Greg


 

CLASS PHOTO ORDERS

Fri May 20 01:21pm

CLASS PHOTO ORDERS


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 kburns@raureka.school.nz

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 https://www.shaynejeffares.co.nz/raureka-school/


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


Greg

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