Kia ora whānau

What a fantastic start to Term 2! 

It was just so lovely being together and starting with a pohiri and meeting our new whānau and this is set to continue with lots of events planned for term 2. Starting with a return to School Hui on Friday. And we are in for a treat being hosted by our Hikurangi team (New Entrant/Year 1). See you at 11:30am on Friday in the hall.

We also have our Cross Country,  a Matariki open afternoon and of course Whānau Conferences happening next Wednesday and Thursday.  If you haven't booked yet, see the information below.

It's just so exciting seeing the calendar with events and opportunities to connect. Keep an eye out for more information about what is happening over the term.

We have opened a new class this term, Room 4, this is to cater for New entrant growth and we are very lucky to have Janelle Meacheam back with us full time as the teacher of this class. 

We have also reopened our Library. We had to close our library a few years ago to create a classroom space, the new classrooms have given us the space back to be able to have a fully functioning library again. It's fabulous to see all our lovely books back on display ready to be loved again!

E rere ana ngā mihi ki a koutou katoa.

Shelley Blakey

In this issue:

  • Hero in Term 2
  • Readathon update - Ends 20 May
  • News and Events
  • Upcoming Events
  • Extra-Curriculars @ Arataki
  • Community Notices

Hero - Term 2


News and Events

Upcoming Events

Whānau Conferences - Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 May

Readathon finishes - Friday 20 May

Book Character Dress Up Day - Friday 27 May (FoS event)

Cross Country - Wednesday 1 June

Bike Safety check day - Thursday 2 June (Year 5-6 students)

Teacher Only Day - Friday 3 June

Queens Birthday - Monday 6 June

Bike Safety Programme -Tuesday 14 - Friday 17 June (Year 5-6 students)

Matariki Breakfast - Thursday 23 June (FoS event)

Matariki Public Holiday - Friday 24 June

Matariki Open Afternoon - Tuesday 28 June 

Click here for 2022 Term Dates

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To let us know about any absences, please:

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

Text 022 565 0021.


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

Extra Curriculars @ Arataki

Community Notices