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Good morning, remember today is the last swimming day for the season. Our Mufti day for the 31st has been changed to 6th April to match the

Fri Mar 24 07:30am

Hawke’s Bay Black and White Day. Please remember to bring coins for this. All funds raised will go to the Hawke’s Bay Cyclone Recovery fund.

Please note that the First Day of Term 2 is Wednesday 26th April as all staff have Professional Development on the 24th to work on the Curriculum Review.

Please also keep in mind that school will be closed on Tuesday 6th June for more Curriculum assessment. 

Have a great day.


Good afternoon, We are changing the Mufti Day to the last day of school, 6th April, to coincide with the Hawke’s Bay Together in Black and

Thu Mar 23 12:21pm


We will have the coin trail on the 6th as well. All funds will go to the Hawke’s Bay Disaster Relief Fund. 

Please help support this.

On Friday 31st we will have 5 teams taking part in the Girls Ripper Rugby Tournament at Unison Park.



Term 1, Week 8, 2023 Newsletter, Hi everyone, this is the correct newsletter this time. Have a great day. Greg

Wed Mar 22 10:56am



Term 1, Week 7, 2023 Newsletter Hi everyone here is this weeks newsletter for you.

Wed Mar 22 09:47am



NETBALL and RIPPA RUGBY notices MUST be to Mrs Sanders by Wednesday 22nd. Please contact the school if you have any questions.

Tue Mar 21 08:02am

Cricket Draw – Saturday 25th March

Mon Mar 20 05:13pm

Raureka Stags (Year 5/6 Hardball) – Bye/No Game

Raureka Davy’s (Year 4/5/6 Softball) vs Onekawa at Marewa Park Napier, Field 3

Raureka Ace’s (Year 3 Softball) vs Parkvale at Cornwall Park, Field 5

Netball and Rippa Rugby notices coming home today. Please check your child’s bag.

Fri Mar 17 11:59am

Good morning everyone, Remember our teachers are at school today. We thoroughly support the strike but have an exemption because of Cyclone

Thu Mar 16 07:21am

damage throughout the region. 

Our teachers are wanting the Ministry of Education to provide the necessary resources and time to provide quality learning programmes for all children. Currently we have lots of children who need extra support but this is not being provided.

In NZ we are currently losing a lot of Teachers and Principals because of the conditions of service. We want to keep quality teachers and to doo that we need to pay them appropriately.

A huge thanks to our staff for being great educators.

Remember school as usual.


Cricket Draw – Saturday 18th March 9am

Wed Mar 15 03:47pm

Year 5/6 Hardball Stags vs Hereworth at Raureka School Field 

Year 4/5/6 Raureka Davy’s – no game this week

Year 3 Raureka Ace’s vs Parkvale, Cornwall Park Field 8

Term 1, Week 7, 2023 Newsletter

Wed Mar 15 01:30pm



Good morning everyone, what a great evening it was last night. A huge thanks to everyone for the fantastic stalls and great Tabloid sports.

Wed Mar 15 09:10am

I will let you know how much was raised later. 

Have a great day.


Good morning remember school closes at 12:30 today and children come home then. They return ready to start the Tabloids at 5:00 followed by

Tue Mar 14 08:12am

the Year 6 fundraising Stalls at 6:00.



Hi everyone we won’t have assembly today because of the storm. Children will be in their rooms until the end of the day. We will give out

Fri Mar 10 02:48pm

Certificates on Monday morning, when it is hopefully drier. Have a great weekend 

Raureka Teachers will be at school on Thursday 16th March. While our staff support the action being taken to improve the conditions for our

Fri Mar 10 12:05pm

tamariki and staff.

Teachers around the country voted to strike because the funding for our schools is not sufficient to give teachers and principals the time and resources to teach.

More resourcing is needed to ensure that all of our tamariki thrive,

we can retain our quality educators and school leaders in the sector.

Because of the disruption caused by the Cyclone our staff have chosen to stay at school next week but will fully take part in any future action.

A huge thanks to our staff for this show of support to the community as they know that our system is not providing adequate resources.

Please help us get the government to provide the correct resourcing and time to ensure that we get the best possible staff and outcomes for our children.


CRICKET DRAW – Saturday 11th March

Wed Mar 08 03:05pm

Stags Year 5/6 Hardball Team vs Te Mata, Raureka School Field, 9am
Raureka Davy’s Year 4/5/6 Softball Cricket vs Marakakaho, Frimley Park Field 1, 9am
Raureka Aces Year 3 Softball Cricket vs Frimley, Cornwall Park Field 4, 9am

Good morning everyone, Unfortunately we have had a major glitch with this week’s newsletter. The company we subscribe to has changed all

Wed Mar 08 11:53am

access to the newsletter and stopped us from getting into it. This has meant that the draft has been lost.

A new format is being organised now and I should be right for next week.

In the meantime this is a quick summary of the newsletter

We are continuing with swimming hopefully until the end of Week 8, if it is too cold children will not need to swim.
We will have Lara come in and take 4 more poolside lessons with the children from 20-23 March.

Congratulations to both Pippa Burns and Cooper Corbett who are our swimming champions for 2023. 
I’ll get photos included in the newsletter next week.

Congratulations to Whero who won the Inter House Swimming competition, Kowhai 2nd, Kahurangi 3rd and Kakariki 4th. There were only 4 points between first and second and 10 points between 3rd and 4th. A very close competition.

Remember that we have Carnival on next Tuesday 14th March. We close at 12:30 and then reopen at 5:00 for the Inter House Tabloid competition and then at 6:00 the Year 6’s have their Stalls. The Year 6’s are raising funds for Camp. 
All children finish at 12:30 and go home then. OSCAR will be open for people who want to book in. The children will bring home lunch.

School Photos: last week I said that we would be having the photos taken next Tuesday. We have had to change this as we didn’t have the order forms sent to us in time. The photos will now be held on Wednesday 10th May. The Photos will cost $12 and include a class photo and an individual photo. Please note there are no family photos taken. Information on how to order and pay will be sent out at the beginning of Term 2.

Thank you for supporting us last week with our Teacher meeting in Havelock North. We appreciated the opportunity to attend the meeting and hear what was being put forward.

End of Term: A reminder that we finish the term on Thursday 6th April.
Term 2 will start on Wednesday 26th April instead of Monday 24th. We start on the 26th because the Ministry of Education has instructed all schools to take a Teacher Only Day at the beginning of Term 2 to start to implement the Curriculum Refresh. We are still waiting for updated information to support the introduction of this. Our staff will continue to do their best to provide an excellent learning programme for your children.

Have a great week- We should be back to the full newsletter next Week.




Mitre 10 Tough Kids has been postponed.

Fri Mar 03 04:41pm

 Mitre 10 Tough Kids has been postponed.
After a lot of thought and discussion the organisers of the event have decided to postpone Mitre 10 Tough Kids. It was due to take place on March 22nd but they are now hoping to reschedule for a date in May. We have recorded all registrations and payments that have been made to the school, so we will hold on to these for the event in May. If this does not suit please contact the office and we can organise a refund. 

ALL school cricket has been cancelled tomorrow by Hawkes Bay Cricket due to council grounds and other fields still being too wet.

Fri Mar 03 10:55am

Good morning everyone, remember tomorrow we are closing at 12:30 tomorrow so the teachers can attend the meeting in Havelock North. Greg

Thu Mar 02 08:00am


Early Closure tomorrow

Good morning everyone, Tomorrow, Friday 3rd March we are closing School at 12:30 so that the teachers can attend a meeting in Havelock Nth.

Thu Mar 02 07:50am

School lunches will still be delivered on this day so the children will bring them home with them at 12:30.
Please ensure your child knows if they are to walk/bike home on this day or if they are going to be picked up.
Thanks for supporting us,
Nga mihi

Week 5, Term 1 2023 – Newsletter

Wed Mar 01 02:03pm



Cricket Draw for Saturday 4th March – all games start at 9am but please be there in plenty of time to have a warm up.

Wed Mar 01 01:31pm

Yr 3 Raureka Aces vs St Mary’s, Cornwall Park Hastings Field 2

Yr 4/5/6 Raureka Davys vs Onekawa School, Marewa Park Napier Field 2

Yr 5/6 Stags Hardball Cricket vs Havelock North Primary, at Raureka School 

Good morning, just confirming that the senior swimming sports are going ahead today. 9.30 – 12.00ish. Parents are most welcome to attend.

Wed Mar 01 08:32am

Please enter via the side door to the pool.

Good morning everyone, This Friday, 3rd March we are closing School at 12:30 so that the teachers can attend a meeting in Havelock North.

Mon Feb 27 09:29am

School lunches will still be delivered on this day so the children will bring them home with them at 12:30.

Please ensure your child knows if they are to walk/bike home on this day or if they are going to be picked up.

Thanks for supporting us,

Nga mihi



Hi everyone, Here is our latest newsletter for you

Wed Feb 22 12:59pm


Week 3/4 Term 1 2023

Term 1 Cricket – season has been delayed. More info to come about a start date.

Tue Feb 21 12:44pm

Good morning everyone, it is so great to see the children and staff back at school today. I hope that you are all doing really well and are

Mon Feb 20 11:21am


School has only had minor damage but everything is fine for the classes to go ahead.

Thanks to everyone who has been out and helped others, your generosity and support has been greatly appreciated by everyone.

A huge thanks to all of the emergency staff who have been out working, at great risk to themselves, to get the roads, bridges, power, hospital etc back and running. I believe that you are all hero’s, a special thanks to you from us all.

Our thoughts are with all of the families and community who have lost loved ones or had property damage or know of someone severely impacted by the Cyclone.

if you are in need of any uniforms or any other help please let us know as we have some good quality used uniforms that we can give to people.

Please take care and know that we are thinking of you


Don’t forget your togs everyone.

Mon Feb 20 07:19am

Good morning, I hope everyone is doing well and recovering from the cyclone. Our thoughts are with you all in this very difficult time as I

Sun Feb 19 08:12am

know everyone has been effected by them. I hope your loved ones are safe?
Our staff will be back at school tomorrow ready to get back underway. Lunch’s will be provided.
The swimming pool should be up and running tomorrow and we will hopefully have our senior swimming sports this week.

Unfortunately Year 6’s will not be going Optimist this week.

Take care and know we are thinking of you.


We have spoken to The Food Company and school lunches will be provided on Monday for our tamariki.

Fri Feb 17 01:43pm

Kia ora e te whānau, We hope you are all safe and well.

Fri Feb 17 12:16pm

The Ministry of Education and Civil Defence are recommending that schools open as soon as it is safe for them to do so. 

This means that we will be back open for your tamariki on Monday 20th February at 8.55am.

Take care over the weekend and see you on Monday.

Ngā mihinui

Raureka School Senior Leadership Team and Board of Trustees.

Kia ora whānau, As we remain in a national state of emergency Raureka school will remain closed for the rest of the week as advised by the

Wed Feb 15 01:23pm

Ministry of Education. 

Many of our staff live outside of Hastings and are hugely affected by flooding, power and communication issues. Many Hastings staff and school whānau are still coping without  power, cell phone and internet. 

We would appreciate it if you could share this information with other Raureka whānau as we know communication is limited. 

This is a very difficult time for all and we are sending aroha to all affected.  We will keep you updated via our regular communication channels as new information arrives. 

Stay safe

Ngā mihinui

Raureka School Senior Leadership Team and Board of Trustees


Tue Feb 14 04:36pm

Due to the national state of emergency, school will remain closed tomorrow. We have made this decision due to a number of factors: bridge closures affecting staff’s ability to travel to and from school, uncertainty of power, water and internet supply following this event and this day will enable us to carry out health safety checks at school to make sure it is safe for our tamariki to return to school. 

We did not make this decision lightly and appreciate your understanding. Stay safe and look after your whānau. 

Ngā mihinui

Raureka School Senior Leadership Team and Board of Trustees

Good afternoon everyone, After advice from Civil Defence the MoE strongly advise all schools to close tomorrow, Tuesday 14 Feb, because of

Mon Feb 13 12:21pm

the Cyclone. We will advise you around 12:30 tomorrow if they recommend a longer Emergency closure.

No staff will be onsite at school tomorrow.

We want to ensure that everyone is safe.


Good afternoon everyone, After advice from Civil Defence the MoE strongly advise all schools to close tomorrow, Tuesday 14 Feb, because of

Mon Feb 13 12:20pm

the Cyclone. We will advise you around 12:30 tomorrow if they recommend a longer Emergency closure.

No staff will be onsite at school tomorrow.

We want to ensure that everyone is safe.


Good morning everyone, Senior Swimming sports have been postponed until Friday 17th starting at 9:30 a.m. I will keep you informed about the

Mon Feb 13 09:20am

weather and if we will be closing tomorrow. At this stage we will be open.

Have a great day.


CYCLONE GABRIELLE ​​​​​​​Kia ora nga whanau, This is just to inform you that at this stage our school will be open tomorrow as per the norm.

Sun Feb 12 09:07pm

If you have difficulty in getting your tamariki to school tomorrow due to flooding or storm damage to your property then please follow the normal procedures and let us know.

We understand that the wet weather may mean that there will be more traffic on the roads tomorrow so we would ask you all to be patient with pick-ups and drop-offs over the next 48 hours.

Please take care on the roads, for yourselves and for the sake of those others around us.

We are aware that some Schools may be closing for the next two days however this decision has also been based students travelling to school by bus, which we are unlikely to be affected by.

I have seen that a lot of our local primary schools are remaining open. We will all be monitoring the situation closely and will provide a further update tomorrow.

Stay safe.

Nga manaakitanga



Good morning everyone, on Friday 3 March the Teachers need to attend a meeting that starts at 1:30 in Havelock, all teachers need to attend

Fri Feb 10 07:51am

and they need to leave school by 1:00.

Please help us and make arrangements to pick up your child by 1:00 on Friday 3rd of March so the teachers can attend this very important meeting.

Thanks for your help and support.


SCHOOL LEADERS – Cultural and House Captains wlll be announced at Friday assembly – 2:30. Come and share this special time with us.

Wed Feb 08 12:28pm

Week 2, Term 1 2023 Newsletter

Wed Feb 08 10:08am



Good morning everyone, school starts as usual at 8:55- we end of day is 2:55. School lunches are being delivered, unfortunately no fruit now

Tue Feb 07 07:29am

until next week. This will be delivered from Monday 13th February

The pool isn’t open until next week; as it is still a building site and we don’t want anyone getting hurt.

Remember we are having meet the teacher on Wednesday 15th February starting at 1:00 p.m. All children will go home at 12;30. OSCAR may be available if you book in.

To book interviews/conferences please click on this link to do it and follow the steps to get it done.

When parents/whanau and teachers work together we can really help your child make great progress.

Have a great week.


Term 1 Year 3 – 6 Cricket. Cricket notices are due back by this Friday 10th February to Mrs Corbett in Room 8. 

Mon Feb 06 11:53am



Hi everyone, Here is week 1’s newsletter. Remember children start on Friday 3rd February and stationery is for sale today and tomorrow from

Tue Jan 31 07:58am

from Room 3 from 9:00 until 12:30.
New enrolments and uniform sales are available from the Office from 9:00 until 12:30 today and tomorrow.
Have a great last few days of holiday.


2023 Week 1 Term 1 Newsletter

Hi everyone, remember stationery sales and new enrolments can be made tomorrow and Wednesday from the office/ Rm 3 from 9:00 until 12.30

Mon Jan 30 04:00pm

Good morning everyone we are taking new enrolments and selling uniforms from the office on Tuesday 31 Jan and Wednesday 1 February from 9:00

Tue Jan 24 08:20am

until 12:30 p.m.

If you know anyone is is starting at Raureka please let them know as well. Remember stationery will be sold from Room 3 at the same time.

We are looking forward to a great year.

We’re looking forward to seeing all our tamariki back at school on Friday 3rd of February. Stationery will be for sale from Room 3

Mon Jan 23 07:18pm

on Tuesday 31st Jan & Wednesday 1st Feb 9.00am – 12.30pm.

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas with friends and family. It is with sadness that I let you know that Mr Filipo will not be with

Thu Dec 29 02:44pm

us next year. He has accepted a job closer to his family and will be working in the same school his children attend.

His new job starts at the beginning of the year so he won’t be able to teach Room 4. Initially we had hoped that Daniel would be with us in Term 1, unfortunately his new school wanted him to start on the first day of term and this means that he can’t be with us.

As Daniel resigned after the school year ended I have been working on finding a replacement teacher. We have been very fortunate to have found a great teacher to replace him.  We will have Toni Bickerstaff join us and teach in Room 4. Toni is a very experienced teacher and she is looking forward to joining us and working with our Raureka whanau.

On behalf of everyone I wish Daniel all the best in his new job and know that he will do well and thank him for the time he spent with us. 

I would also like to welcome Toni to our school, I am sure that she will have a great time working with the tamariki and our staff. We are so pleased to have her join us.

Have a very happy and safe New Year.






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