Newsletter February 26th 2018

What a flurry of activity we have had around school lately. We have been lucky enough to have some extra funding to employ another full time teacher. Susannah Driver is teaching for five weeks and this gives me some time to get through my todo list. We have Rose Patterson here when she has free days to clean out our old resources that dated back to when Iwitahi School moved here.  We have had the Wool Shed container visiting us for a week which was an awesome opportunity  for our students to learn about the many uses and states of wool. Did you know that tennis balls are made from NZ wool? (I didn’t).  In the weekend we had the Motor Home Club staying on the school grounds. There  were over 40 motorhomes of all shapes and sizes. They had a wonderful “Wildfood” weekend in the community hall.


Schools in Taupo had the opportunity to write letters to people participating in the Ironman competition on Saturday. Our students wrote letters and drew pictures to the competitors. These letters go into the race packs for the Ironmen to read before the race.  We had our own little Ironmen compete on Sunday in the Ironkidz triathlon. Well done to Sophie, Mac and Joe Bunny.


Big thank you to Silver Fern Farms for donating some lovely wide brim sun hats to keep our children sun safe.  Thank you Nelson Tanner for your continued support and hard work with our water system.

Policy Information

If you want to read through our school policies check out our on line policy document at School Docs:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on “Search for your school”
  3. Start typing the school’s name and then select it from the dropdown list.
  4. Enter the community username and password which are:
    • Username – rangitaiki
    • Password – cows


Medicines in School

Occasionally your child may need prescription medicine to be administered at school. If this is so, we require parents to sign a consent form. Please contact the school office for this form.

Tractor for sale

We are selling our old Massey Ferguson 135 tractor and mower unit on Trade Me for $7000 or near offer.  You can check out the listing on  Listing #: 1551976396

If you know of anyone who might like to purchase it, please refer them to the site.


We had two mums attend the playgroup/coffee morning last Wednesday which was so good to see. I have an ECE educator from REAP popping out to meet any mums or dads that are able to come along on Wednesday (tomorrow) at 10.30am.

School Athletics

We have postponed our school athletic day until next Wednesday the 7th at 12.30pm as it is supposed to be raining this Friday.  The Interschool competition for years 4-8 is on the 14th of March.  I will be attending this with our competitors.

Easter holidays

It is almost my favourite time of the year again. The Easter holidays start on the 30th of March and we don’t come back to school until Wednesday the 4th of April.

Bottle tops

We are still collecting plastic bottle tops for a mural of our school logo that we will make when we have enough. The mural will replace the old one on the front entrance to the school.  Please collect them and bring them in to school. Any colour and size but especially green, white and black.

Bike Track

We are in the process of giving the bike track a weed and pruning away any overhanging blackberry. If you can give a few hours we would most appreciate it.


Variety Bash

We have the ‘Variety Bash’ which are now re-named ‘Trillion Bash’ coming to have lunch at our school on the 8th of March. I would like our school to be looking spick and span when they arrive, I have heard they give gifts!!  Come and join in the fun and festivity with us.

The Wool Shed


We had the  PGG Wrightson Wool in Schools Wool Shed visit for a week and they children had a wonderful time learning about the many states of wool, the process it goes through and all the items we use it for.






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