Newsletter October

October Newsletter 

We are into our last term for the year. Our theme is ‘Creative Me’ which will fit nicely with our end of year art, drama, music and  technology.

We have a Christmas concert planned with a Pacific Island theme.. so hunt down your lei and hula skirts for a fun evening.  The date  for this will be the  7th of December at 6pm.  Inivitation will come out closer to the time.

All children are now encouraged to wear their summer uniform as the days warm up. We have sunblock at school and sunhats that the children wear when playing outdoors.




Fish n Chip Friday start tomorrow.

Our weekly ‘fish n chip’ Friday starts tomorrow the 19th October. In conjunction with the Rangitaiki Lodge, we can offer a piece of fish and scoop of chips for $6.00. You will need to bring cash for this as we do not have any change at school.  Please bring the money and order in a sealed envelope.

Pet Day

We have decided to cancel the Pet Day this year and instead have a family fun day on the  18th of November at 2pm-4pm. With a bring your own picnic and family games at school.

Shake Out

Today the children practiced the national earthquake drill. We did this drill outside today as often the children do not know what to do when they are outside in an earthquake. We also had a fire drill.  Please talk about what to do if the children are at home during an earthquake or fire. I have given the children ‘Get Thru’ plans to take home and fill in as a family.

Bush Camp

Ben Hall and myself are planning an overnight camping trip into the bush to stay in a private hut. We are very privileged to be going on this camp as we are traveling by helicopter!!!  This is an experience  you would not be able to get at many other primary schools and one of the good things about being such a small school.  The date for this trip looks like it will be the first week of December. ( around the 3-5th)

We will take all the children and 5 adults.   Ben Hall is  a very experienced  guide and helicopter pilot who  knows the area we are going into very well.  I will be going and we will need another 3 adults to accompany us.   We will send home an application for the extra 3 adults as we want people that have bush skills to make the most of our time away.

This trip has been subsidized so the cost to each parent will be minimal.

We will hold a parent meeting at school as soon as some details have been finalized,  as i am sure you have lots of questions and concerns. 

AAA Day 

I am currently doing the analyzing for the winner of our annual ‘Triple A ‘day winner.  This award is given to the students who has the best overall achievement, attendance and attitude. The lucky recipient has a fun day out with me. This day out will be on the  16th of November.


We have a lovely young lady called Taylor Marshall move into the area. Taylor has been a full time nanny and teacher aid before moving to Rangitaiki. She is going to be our new school cleaner but is also looking for any child care work in the area . Email Taylor at or  text 0220787586 .

Dont forget about the playgroup on Wednesdays at 10.30 in the Rangitaiki Hall. All welcome.



Andrea  Haycock


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