March 2023 Edition
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Raureka School Term 1 Week 7

Newsletter 13 March 2023


Kia ora koutou katoa, Talofa lava, Kia orana,

Our newsletter is back on line and it will be sent out as usual
A huge thank you to everyone who supported the Year 6 fundraising event at the Carnival yesterday.
All funds go towards the Year 6 camp in Term 4. The camp usually costs around $10000.
The Year 6's will also do other activities to continue to raise the funds to pay for it.

Cricket Started last weekend:

Congratulations to our three Cricket teams, they each played last weekend and won.

Well done Imelda, Leo and Cooper for being the selected Player of the day for your team.

They have three more games before the end of the season.

A huge thanks to all of the volunteers who are managing or coaching the teams.


Year 3/4/5/6 children who would like to play hockey this year need to get a form from Mr Riceman. Hockey will start on 6 May and go until 12 August. Teams will only be 10 children in each. Fees will be Year ¾ up to $40 depending on numbers, Year ⅚ up to $50 depending on numbers- hopefully cheaper.
Games will be played on Saturdays this year. I need to know who will play by Friday 17th March- Fees will be able to be collected after this.
We will be continuing with swimming until the end of next week, Friday 24th March. We have organised for more Poolside sessions with Lara, the swimming coach. She has another 4 lessons next week- weather permitting.

Year 6 Optimist Yachting:
Unfortunately we missed out on Yachting because of the Cyclone- I have managed to organise time for our Year 6's to go yachting on May 15/16/17 May. More details will be sent out closer to the time.

School Photos:
These will be held on Wednesday 10th May starting at 9:00. We will be getting information shortly and I will pass this onto you as soon as we get it.
Orders will be taken and payment needs to be made before the photos are taken.

We will have a School wide, Black and White, Mufti Day on Friday 31st March to help raise funds for the Cyclone recovery. We ask that children bring coins to go towards the recovery for Hawke's Bay. Every little helps.

We have School Tomorrow although there is the Nationwide Teacher Strike is on.
We will be open as the East Coast has an exemption because of the Cyclone.
Our staff support the kaupapa of the negotiations as we want to ensure that our tamariki have the appropriate resources and quality staff to help them learn.

IMPORTANT - If your child is away from school -

Reminder that you need to PHONE OR TEXT the school know if your child is going to be away. Because of the current covid situation, it is essential that you let us know the reason they are away - eg coughing, headache, tummy bug etc.
You can phone 06 8789766 or text 027 557 0085 and leave a message.
Thank you for this, it is so helpful and we want to ensure your child is okay.

Have a great week

PAL's: Congratulations to our new Physical Activity Leaders. They were announced at Assembly the week before last. They will help our young children learn new skills.
Well done Nalisha, Laylah, Puke, Keana, Olivia, Tayah-Leigh, Lily, Emma, Jade, Liam, Nikhil, Zac, Harlyn, Milagros and Ashley.

Values Certificate Winners

Our four values are :
Respect/Whakaute, Responsibility/Haepapa, Resilience/Pakari, Relationships/Whanaungatanga

This week we are focusing on - Haepapa / Responsibility, - which means: look after yourself and those around you by being a committed, contributing member of society...

The expected behaviour during this week is: wear the correct uniform.

The following children received awards at our last assembly:
R1 Cataleya , R2 Tyler, R4 Riginah , R5 Nalisha , R7 PJ,
R8 Lance, R11 Zylis, R12 Everleigh, R13 Siaki, R15 Heath, R19 Rylee, R20 , R21 Zakiah .
Senior Award Winners

Congratulations to Malachi, Lachlan, Lukah, Peyton, Hannah, Henry-John and Nia who were our Senior award winners this week.

Kia Ora Koutou Katoa

In Room 4 this week we have been busy planning and designing our posters for the upcoming School Carnival. We are all looking forward to the Tabloids Sports activities and then the marketing opportunities for students to sell their products to raise money for the upcoming Year 6 camp at Guthrie Smith Farm.

Did you know, Room 4 are water mad! Every afternoon we can be found splishing and splashing down at the pool. We would also like to thank Lara for our Poolside lessons. Rain or shine we love our time in the pool and our lessons are lots of fun.

Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday 14 March: Y6 fundraising Carnival SCHOOL FINISHES AT 12.30;
  • Friday 31 March: Black and White Mufti Day- funds to support HB Cyclone Recovery
  • Tuesday 25 April: Anzac Day
  • Monday - Wednesday 15-17 May- Optimist Yachting Year 6
Big Brothers Big Sisters is a free mentoring service for young people in our community. We foster one-on-one friendships between volunteer Mentors and young people (Mentees) who could benefit from having an adult role model outside their immediate family. Mentors and Mentees spend 1-3 hours each week having fun, experiencing new activities, and forming a trusted friendship. This friendship is the foundation upon which youth potential is ignited. If you know a young person who could benefit from having a Mentor, or if you are interested in becoming a Mentor yourself, please contact Olivia on 022 175 2296 or visit our website:
Kia Ora Everyone,
I am throwing my net further a field in the hope to find awesome people to join our team at Lulu and Max. We are an out of school care provider in Hastings, Twyford, Waipawa, Clive and soon to be Ebbett Park. We are open between the hours of 7am - 9am and 2.30-6pm. We collect children from school and take them to their booked centres. We provide fun and engaging activities daily and the right person would be energetic, creative and passionate about making a difference in the lives of the tāmariki we work with. I was hoping you might have a teacher aide or someone looking for a little bit of extra work.
Hours tend to be 7-8.30/9 and 2-3pm start time and finish is between 4-6pm during the term and extra hours during the holidays.
We would be extremely grateful if you could please share our search with your team and networks.
Nga Mihi
Tessa Flowers-Morrell

Other Notices

School Uniform – this is compulsory. No exceptions.
All children are required to have the school royal blue polo-shirt, royal blue hat, and on colder days the royal blue polar fleece jersey. All of these are available at the school office.
The lower half of the uniform (short, longs, skorts, skirts) must be plain black and can be purchased in town No stripes, no flowers etc, can
be purchased in town.

· Do your child’s records need updating?
  • moved house?
  • phone/cellphone numbers changed?
  • living arrangements changed?
  • emergency contacts changed?
  • medical details?

Medical Reminders

IMPORTANT: Children are NOT to carry any form of medication in their bags etc (e.g. inhalers). All medication must be held in the office. Parents must complete a Medical Form to enable staff to administer medication.

We often have a few ‘bugs’ around the school.
· A common one is a nasty cough/flu type illness. Keep your children home if they have symptoms of this as it spreads easily.
· If your child has had vomiting or diarrhoea, they MUST stay home for 2 days after the last event. This illness definitely spreads quickly around the school.
· Headlice are always around so make sure that you check your child’s hair regularly (we suggest weekly) and treat the hair if necessary. We have treatments available from school for free. Just pop in and we can give you some.
· If your child is at all unwell, please keep them home so that they don’t pass bugs on to other children. Also if a child is feeling unwell they are not able to learn easily and are much better off at home snuggled up in bed.

Don’t forget to contact the school office to let us know when your child is unwell please.