Pānui # 1.                                                                                           Friday, 25 March 2022

Kia ora whānau

Welcome to our new look newsletter.

This is our first offical newsletter of 2022, this is due to a combination of the impact of Covid and also that we wanted to move to an online platform to give us more options with our newsletters. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we took the time we needed to get this up and running. 

This newsletter is our prototype that we will improve as we get your feedback. I am looking forward to seeing how our newsletters develop over the coming months.

You may have  noticed a change in how we are using our communication tools. Our primary communication tools are Hero and Facebook. Previously we dual posted on both Hero and Facebook. 

We have streamlined how we are using our tools to create 2 spaces with different purposes.

Hero:   Hero is the platform we will use for most of our communication, newsletters, quick updates etc. And of course this is where you will find your child/ren's reports and stories about their learning.

Facebook: We use Facebook to showcase what is happening at school and also for community notices.

Kia pai ō rā whakatā. Have a great weekend

Shelley Blakey


In this issue:

  • Hero Update
  • News and Updates
  • Our Highlights
  • News from the Sports Desk
  • Upcoming Events
  • Community Notices
  • School Holiday Programmes

Hero Update

News and Updates

Click on the stories below to keep you in the loop.

Our Highlights

In case you missed these on Facebook… look what we have been up to.

News from the Sports Desk

As many of you are aware we have a new sports co-ordinator, Kendall Forrester-Moore. Kendall has certainly hit the ground running.  She will be giving us a sports desk update in each of our newsletters BUT we need your help too. Coaches, managers, whānau - if you are watching our kids in action we would love photos and short blurb to showcase. We would also love to know about our stars out there who may not be our school sports teams but are achieving at a high level or getting in there and giving things a go.

Below are articles of some older events that we have left in to give you an idea of how it will look …

Reminder to Register for 

Term 2 & 3 Sports

Click here to Register for Basketball

Basketball registrations close: Friday 1st April - 9am  

Click here to Register for Netball

Netball registrations close: Wednesday 13 April - 9am 

If you are interested in playing Hockey - please let Kendall (Sports Coordinator) know by email kforrestermoore@arataki.school.nz by Friday 1st April - 9am 

Upcoming Events

Internet Health and Safety Presentation -  Monday, 28 March (see news article above for more details)

School Photos - Wednesday,  30 March

OUR FIRST 2022 SCHOOL HUI :) - Friday, 1st April

Last Day of Term 1 - Wednesday, 13 April

Teacher Only Day - Thursday, 14 April

Good Friday - Friday, 15 April

First Day of Term 2 - Monday, 2 May

Click here for 2022 Term Dates

Report 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.

Click here to complete our online form

Please include your child's name, room number and reason for your child's absence. 

Community Notices

Arataki Rugby Club

Arataki Junior Rugby club registrations are open, come and join the whānau! As well as mixed teams from U6 through to U13 grade, we have two all girl teams in the U8 and U10 grades.

Nau mai haere mai!

Click the link for details.


School Holiday Programmes

Decorate a Donut:

WHEN: Thursday, Friday and Saturday of both weeks of school holidays

WHERE: MamasDonuts 763 Cameron Road kitchen

TIME: 10a-12noon

COST: $6 per child

*No bookings required