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Structured Literacy

This year our staff are participating in professional learning in Structured Literacy. Structured Literacy is an evidence based approach that is grounded in the Science of Reading. Over the last two terms our focus has been spelling and next term we will be focusing on reading. This is across all year levels and classrooms. 

We have partnered with Learning Matters and next term Marion Kirby, our facilitator, will be hosting a whānau evening to share with you the Structured Literacy approach. Please look out for upcoming information in future newsletters.

Pedestrian and Cycling Improvements on Grenada Street

I have had two meetings with the council around exciting planned improvements for our whānau and children walking and biking to school. These changes will improve the safety of our tamariki and community to and from school. Keep a lookout on our facebook page and our next newsletter for more details and your chance to provide your feedback.

Lost Property

Next week the lost property will be put out on to the Verandah by the Taj and Room 11.  If you have lost uniform or other clothing this term, come and take a look.

Road Safety

Our tamariki in akomanga 13 have been noticing some concerning things while out on Road Patrol.  Please see what they have to say below.

Ngā mihi,

Shelley Craig

Dates for the Diary

21 June - Matariki Celebration - 1.30-2.30pm

22 June - Strike Percussion NZ - Performance to school

23 June - Matatiki Disco

30 June - Hui a Kura/School Hui - Led by Kopukairoa

30 June - Last Day of the term - 2.45pm finish

Click here for 2023 Term Dates


In this issue:

  • News and Events
  • From the Sports Desk
  • ATK All Day, Every Day
  • Pre Loved Uniforms
  • Extra-Curriculars @ Arataki
  • After School Care/Program
  • Community Notices
  • Holiday Programmes
  • Report an Absence

News and Events

From the Sports Desk

Sports Uniforms Return

If any student has any Arataki Sports Uniform from last term or previous terms and is NOT participating in Term 2/3 sports, please could we have these returned to Tai at the Sports office or to the school office by next Wednesday 21st June.

Example of sports that have previously been issued uniforms 

  • Rippa
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Netball
  • Football

Plus any school events that a student was given a sports top to participate in.

We are very low and need these back immediately please. 

Sports Fees

Please if you have not paid your term 2/3 sports fees for:

  • Basketball.
    • Little League - $35 per child
    • Basketball - $105 per child
  • Hockey 
    • Fun Sticks (Year 1-2): $35 per child
    • Mini Sticks (Year 3-4): $40 per child
    • Kiwi Sticks (Year 5-6): $55 per child
  • Netball
    • $55 per child.

We would appreciate these being paid immediately 

These are now overdue and we have a pay to play policy 

Sports fees are payable to the school office or by direct debit into the school's bank account.

Account number: 03-1547-0005512-00

Ref: Please reference your child's full name and sport

If you have any concerns please let us know. 

ATK All Day, Every Day

ATK. All Day, Every Day! - Attendance Booklet

Reporting an Absence

Does your child need to stay home today?

To let us know about any absences, please:

Call our absence line (07) 575 3497 select option 1.

Text 022 565 0021.

Email office@arataki.school.nz.

Complete our online form

Please include your:

  • child's name,
  • room number, 
  • how long they will be away and the
  • reason for your child's absence. 

Pre Loved Uniforms

Needing a few pieces of uniform.  Come and see our pre-loved uniforms at the school office. 

Get ready for the colder weather.  We have a stack of pre-loved jumpers.

Have your tamariki grown out of their uniforms?

Please consider donating them back to the kura.  These uniform donations are :

  • sold to our whanau for donations of $5-$10. The money raised is used for resources for our classrooms. 
  • used for our tamariki who may need them.

These donations are gratefully received at the school office.

Extra Curriculars 

@ Arataki

After School Care/Program

Community Notices

Holiday Programmes