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.

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

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



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



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



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



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





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