Powhiri and Outdoor Education


Wow! What a fantastic powhiri, especially this early in the year. Our tamariki did us all so proud. Thank you to all of our new whanau who came along and supported this process. Well done to Tyler, Joseph, Tiare, Alize, Nicky and Laine who all led our school powhiri with tenacity, courage and pride. Nga mihi nui koutou (huge thanks/praise to you).


Most students are going to be attending some form of extra curricular activity in the coming weeks. Please make sure you have paid for these as soon as possible or contacted the office to let us know how you will pay. As you will be aware the government DOES NOT fund at high enough levels to cover all the costs of extra curricular activities. However as a school we do budget and fund raise to subsidise most excursions and trips. This does mean we ask parents for a contribution towards the activities. We are aware that this is an expensive time of year for everyone right on the back of Christmas and summer holidaying, however we love to see all students taking part, so if you are having trouble making ends meet please contact us at school so we can make arrangements. Quite often we have families contributing extra to help out other families, there are always options.


We’re all on track for a fantastic week in Rotorua at Lakes Ranch. Keep an eye out for extra information via email, text and newsletters for updates. There is a parent help meeting TODAY 5.15pm in Rm 2. Please feel free to come along. We need a few more trailers (caged if possible), ratchet tie-downs, and adults or kids mountain bikes (which will be returned earlier in the week), if anyone would be able to lend it to us for the week. Please let the office or Rachael Coll know.


This is coming up fast - exciting times ahead for us all! We are holding a parent information afternoon on the 22nd of Feb at 3.15pm in the staffroom .If you cannot attend be sure to catch up with Briar via email or come in for a chat. Camp notices went home on Wednesday 8th.


Please ensure all forms are sent back to school asap, for:

  • Mine Trip - next week, Room 1,5,6,7,8,9,via classroom teacher.
  • Bullswool farm Trip - Week 4, for Year NE,1 and 2. Rooms, 5,6,7,8,9.
  • Surf n Turf - Year 3 and 4, Room, 4,5,1,9.

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