Newsletter Week 4 Term 2 23 May 2024
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“He aroha whakatō - He aroha puta mai”
If love/kindness is given, love/kindness is received
Kia Ora e te whānau,

Due to our act of kindness last Friday on Pink Shirt Day, we were able to send $76 to the Mental Health Foundation. These funds will go towards providing schools with free educational resources that teach our tamariki about the impact of bullying and how to create a culture of kindness. Pink definitely highlighted our inner glow last week.
Healthy Food, Healthy Kids: Keep the bugs away!
As we navigate through these cold winter days, it's more important than ever to ensure our tamariki are well-nourished and energized throughout the school day. A healthy snack and a substantial lunch can make a significant difference in their ability to concentrate, learn, and stay active. Encourage your child to bring snacks that are nutritious and balanced. Fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and protein-rich foods like nuts or yogurt provide essential nutrients that boost their immune system and keep their energy levels steady.
A hearty lunch is crucial for maintaining energy and focus. Include a variety of foods, such as lean proteins, whole grains, and plenty of vegetables. A warm soup or a whole-grain sandwich with a side of fruit can be both comforting and nourishing.
Winners are grinners!
A special congratulations to Taiana(Room 6) and her Dance Team who demonstrated their God-given gifts and talents, and who were placed first in the CHB Search for Talent last week. What a wonderful achievement for you all, I am sure there were some very proud whānau and friends in the audience cheering you all on.


At the end of the term, we will be coming together to celebrate Matariki along with the many other cultures in our school with a SHARED DINNER. This School Cultural Celebration on Wednesday 26 June will run from 5:00 - 7:00 PM.

Our tamariki will be sharing their bracket of waiata in the Church at 5 PM, this is a great opportunity for them to perform for our school community before they perform for our wider Central Hawkes Bays schools Ngati Whai celebration on Thursday 27th June.

This will be followed by a Shared Dinner (you get to bring something to share from your culture that you would like to add to the ‘Feasting Table’ which will be set up in the hall.

At this stage, it is our Board of Trustees hope to put down a Hangi. The Hangi will have a limit to how many they will be preparing, cooking and selling, so we will be locking in order numbers over the next 2 weeks.

There is a ‘behind the scenes crew’ being set up. If you have skills in procuring resources, peeling spuds, packing kai, setting up a feast table and general hospitality it would be great to have your help. Please let Sarah or myself know.
SCHOOL PHOTOS - Here’s hoping it's not a ‘Bad Hair Day’!
We are excited that school photos will be taken next Tuesday! It's a wonderful opportunity to capture your child's smile and create lasting memories. Please ensure your child comes to school in their full uniform, looking their best. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Sarah in the office.
We can't wait to see all those beautiful smiles!

Teacher Only Day
A reminder that next Friday 31 May school will be CLOSED
All staff will be at Waipukurau School for a day where we will listen to keynote guest speakers: Vince Ford, Joseph Driessen and Gail Loane. In between we will be networking and attending workshops focussed on teaching and learning.

Have a great weekend - Keep dry and warm!

Ma te Ātua e manaaki e tiaki
Betty Brown


Board Secretary
This position involves attending each meeting (2 per term), accurately recording the minutes of the meeting, and ensuring that a final copy of the minutes is available for public viewing.
This is a paid position.
The minute taker is not a member of the board and does not have speaking rights, nor can they vote in board meeting decisions.
A willingness and ability to participate in religious instruction appropriate to the special character of the school is a condition of appointment.
Submit your CV, application form and cover letter to:
Mrs. Betty or
Mr. Graeme Fisher:

Policies for review in Term 2:
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  • Teacher Relief Cover
  • Police Vetting
  • Classroom Release Time / Timetable
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Tena koutou katoa

Thank you to everyone who wore a pink shirt last week to stand up for bullying. We appreciate those who donated a gold coin. It was great to see most of the students wearing a pink shirt.

One of our upcoming events next week is school photos. Be sure to hand in your form if you would like a sibling photo.

Have a nice weekend

Ashtyne and Brooke


The Most Holy Trinity – Feast Day 26th May
Trinity Sunday is a Holy Day in Christianity. It is also known as the Feast of the Holy Trinity. On this day, Christians come together to worship and thank the Holy Trinity in a joyous celebration.
The hope is that worshippers will come away with a better understanding of the importance of the Holy Trinity and God’s love for all of us. The word ‘Trinity’ comes from the prefix ‘Tri’, referring to the three persons of God, and ‘unity’, which means joined as a whole. Christians believe God is One, a whole, but is experienced as three persons.


Congratulations to the following students: Jasmeen, Maisie, Genesis, Jackson, Ted, Kylie, Fairlane, Alexa and Jack who last week demonstrated their commitment to becoming more knowledgeable & skilled in their pursuit of learning.


St Peter Chanel House won the CBG house points. Cooper and Ollie were the winning individuals. Well done!

Thank you Chase for your Birthday Book


School Term Dates 2024

Term 1: Tuesday 30th January to Friday 12th April
Public Holidays: Waitangi Day: 6th February, Good Friday 29th March, Easter Monday 1st April, Easter Tuesday 2nd April

Term 2: Monday 29th April to Friday 5th July
Public Holidays: King's Birthday 3rd June, Matariki 28th June

Term 3: Monday 22nd July to Friday 27th September

Term 4: Monday 14th October to Tuesday 17th December
Public Holidays: HB Anniversary Day 25th October, Labour Day 28th October

Upcoming Events

Term 2
28 May - School Photos
31 May - Teacher Only Day - School Closed
3 June - King's Birthday - School Closed
26 June - Whānau Cultural Day - Shared Dinner: Ngati Whai Dress Rehearsal
27 June - Ngati Whai Performance
28 June - Matariki - School Closed
5 July - Last Day of Term 2

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