Tēnā koutou e te iwi,
Congratulations to all our tamariki who have participated in winter sports over the last few months. Team sports are a fantastic opportunity to have fun, make new friends and to keep healthy and active. Thank you to the coaches and managers who have given their time during practices and on game day.
With our increase in sunny days we notice an increase of clothing in our Lost Property bins. Please pop in and check the bins which are located next to Rm 11. It is also really helpful if your childs clothing is named.
The Board of Trustees is interviewing prospective Principals on Saturday 2 September.
Teachers Only Day
Just a reminder that school will be closed on Monday 18 September. Our full staff will be attending the public launch of Te Tai Whanake ki Tauranga Moana Te Ao Māori local curriculum. The development of our curriculum through the collaboration of three Iwi, 67 kura, all ECE’s and kohanga reo is a huge achievement. On this day the content and the structure of our local curriculum will be shared and staff will be instructed on how to use it.
This is a Ministry of Education second approved teachers only day for Curriculum Refresh.
Swimming at Baywave
We are very fortunate to be able to offer swimming lessons for all our tamariki at Baywave. This consists of 10 small group sessions with a qualified instructor over one term. There is a cost to the school so it is really important that tamariki come with their togs and towel on their swimming day. This term Rm 25/24/23/22/19 & 13 swim on a Thursday.
Have a safe and happy weekend.
Noho ora mai,
Shelley Craig, Acting Principal
Dates for the Diary
Monday, 28 August - Montessori Coastal Care Discovery Day
Tuesday, 29 August - Mount Cluster Speech Comp - Kia kaha, Demi and Patch!
Tuesday, 29 August - Leagues 9 Tournament
Friday, 1 September - Grandparents Day Hikurangi, Mangatawa and Hopukiore
Tuesday, 5 September - Choir performance
Thursday, 7 September - Arataki School 60th Anniversary Celebration
Friday, 8 September - Hui a Kura (School Hui) - Led by Mauao
Thursday, 14 September - Arataki School Identity Hui
Monday, 18 September - Teacher Only Day
Click here for 2023 Term Dates
In this issue:
- Ka Ora, Ka Ako - Healthy School Lunches
- News and Events
- From the Sports Desk
- Extra-Curriculars @ Arataki
- After School Care/Program
- Community Notices
- Pre Loved Uniforms
- Report an Absence
Ka Ora, Ka Ako
HEALTHY SCHOOL LUNCHES
Welcome to our Ka Ora, Ka Ako, Healthy School Lunches Programme section of our school newsletter, where we aim to share photos, information and updates with what's happening.
Who Are We?
We need you!
Watch this short video to find out if we have captured what the ‘Arataki School Identity Statement’ should include.
Is anything missing?
Please come to our important hui on Thursday 14th September to write our Identity Statement together.
Cup of tea at 3:15pm then kōrero start at 3:30pm.
R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org
By 10th September.
Looking forward to seeing you there…
ATK here EveryDay
Congratulations to Elyssa, Elay-Siahn, Fletcher and Letiola for winning our ATK here Everyday Week 5 award. They were picked from all of that tamariki that had 100% attendance for the first two weeks of the initiative.
We've reset the clock at the beginning of this week and will be giving away more prizes.
Weekly Prizes: Yummy Treats
Each week we have random spot prizes drawn from those whose attendance has improved and reached 100% for that week.
Half Termly: Movie vouchers, Baywave Passes …
Tamariki who are here everyday for the two weeks from Tuesday 8 until the end of week 5, Friday 18 August go into the draw for the above prizes.
This draw will be held again for those who are here everyday for the last 5 weeks of the term and drawn on Friday 22 September.
Termly: An MGP Scooter
There will be a prize draw for those who have been here Everyday from 8 August to 22 September to win an MGP Scooter.
Already loving the happy faces of those who have received their ‘Yummy Treats’
Year 5 and 6 Speeches
A massive congratulations to all of our Year 5 and 6 tamariki who worked really hard on their speeches. It can be a nerve wracking experience to stand and deliver in front of your classmates but you did and you should be very proud of yourselves.
And pakipaki nui to all that went through to our Arataki School speech finals. Ka mau te wehi!
Below are our Arataki School Year 5/6 speech winners.
Year 5 Speech Winners: 1st: Patch McLean, 2nd: Motuhia Dickson, 3rd: Grae Illingworth
Year 6 Speech Winners: 1st: Demi Fisher, 2nd: Ada McLean, 3rd: Sennen Harris
The two winners of our speech competition who will be going through to the Mount Maunganui Clusters are Demi Fisher and Patch McLean. Ka pai!
Arataki School 60th Jubilee
Hikurangi's Local Histories Trip
Tauranga Food Bank Appeal
Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou!
You are an amazingly generous lot! These donations were picked up today and will be filling the puku of a lot of appreciative whānau.
Take part in the Wednesday Challenge.
Challenge your family to avoid single-family car use on a Wednesday and make use of other modes of transport, such as carpooling, bus, walking, cycling, skating and scootering.
Do it for your health, the planet, your wallet and your community.
We're having fun and giving away prizes. Go to www.wednesdaychallenge.co.nz to find out more.
Winter Sports Wrap-Up
Our winter sports seasons are drawing to a close. We'll be giving a run down from our teams on a season well done.
Ngā mihi tino nui to all of our coaches and managers without whom our tamariki would not be able to play. You guys rock
My sweet Arataki Ferns had a rough season but showed resilience & determination right to the bitter end!!! I look forward to seeing these girls back in the court next year :)
Coach: Vicky McGreal
Arataki Firebirds had a great season after a rough start. They turned up every week full of energy and determination. They work together flawlessly, always supporting and encouraging each other. It’s been my pleasure to coach these amazing girls this year!!!
Coach: Vicky McGreal
After School Care/Program
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|South Pacific Surf - After School Surf Program|
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|Helen O'Grady Drama Club|
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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.
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.
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.