Pānui # 2
Thursday, 7 April 2022
Kia ora whānau
Term 1 is winding down, another extraordinary chapter …this one's plot was all about how we navigated the change in the Government's response to Covid.
While it has been uncertain I have appreciated the opportunity to operate as normally as we can and not return to lockdown.
It has been 7 weeks since our first reported case of Covid at Arataki School. During those 7 weeks our vocabulary has been full of RAT's, isolation, testing, symptoms, isolation again…also during those 7 weeks all of our people have been outstanding. The support, kindness and understanding from you, our whānau has been unwavering.
Our tamariki have shown resilience, courage and positivity.
And nothing has been too much for our team here, their focus has been on our children and looking after each other.
What a place to belong!
I am hopeful that we will keep inching towards normality…exciting for us to hold our first School Hui this Friday 8 April at 11:30am - come join us under the main sunshade.
Fingers crossed that next term we will be able to start with our Pohiri…keep an eye out over the break for more information.
A reminder that we have a Teacher's Only Day on Thursday 14th April. This is the Thursday before Good Friday. See below for more information.
Have a safe and happy Easter break. Look forward to seeing you back on Monday 2 May.
In this issue:
- News and Updates
- Our Highlights
- News from the Sports Desk
- Upcoming Events
- Extra Curricular @ Arataki
- Community Notices
- School Holiday Programmes
News and Updates
Click on the stories below to keep you in the loop.
Our school has been part of the Ka Ora, Ka Ako he...Read more
Teachers Only Day
Thursday 14th April This is the day before Go...Read more
In case you missed these on Facebook… look what we have been up to.
Principal Awards Term 1 Week 8
Article added: Wednesday 06 April 2022 Read more
News from the Sports Desk
Kia ora, my name is Kendall Forrester-Moore, I am your new Sports Coordinator.
I have lived here, in the beautiful Bay of Plenty, all of my life and was lucky enough to have had my school days here at Arataki School. I've played sports from the age of 5 through to College, including basketball, hockey, netball and volleyball. My passion for sports saw me earning a Degree in Sport and Recreation so that I can work with kids to help bring the best out of them and our School. I am so excited to see what opportunities this year brings for us and our tamariki.
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 part of our school sports teams but are achieving at a high level or getting in there and giving things a go. Like Carter Lowe, check out the story below….
BOP Primary & Intermediate Gold Championships 2022
On Friday 1st April, we has a student from Arataki School Carter Lowe, who participated in the BOP Primary &...Read more
Reminder to Register for
Term 2 & 3 Sports
Netball registrations close: Wednesday 13 April - 9am
Ngā mihi nui to our whānau who donate their pre loved uniforms to the school. These are then sold from the school office for $5-$15 with the money used as a donation toward school projects, such as the soon to come sandpit.
We are currently low on stock of polo shirts, shorts and skorts. Any donations gratefully received.
Also, if you have any old dark coloured shorts, skorts or skirts in good condition, these would help in our sickbay supplies.
Arataki Friends of the School Crazy Hair/Mufti Day - Friday 8th April
OUR FIRST 2022 SCHOOL HUI :) - Friday, 8th 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.
Click here to complete our online form
Please include your child's name, room number and reason for your child's absence.
Extra Curriculars @ Arataki
Kia ora, My name is Kate. I’m currently relieving at Mount Intermediate and have started up Illuminate; an after school safe space for YR 5-8 (starting term 2).
I know we all place value on developing positive adolescent mental health, so the afternoon is a technology-free mix of yoga/mindfulness, art/craft and journaling.
Melissa, Principal of MMI, has kindly let us run on-site at Mount Intermediate and we hope to strengthen tuakana-teina bonds with MMI and Arataki students.
Click the link for more information
School Holiday Programmes
Decorate a Donut:
WHEN: Thursday, Friday and Saturday of both weeks of school holidays
WHERE: MamasDonuts 763 Cameron Road kitchen
COST: $6 per child
*No bookings required