Last Newsletter for 2020

November Newsletter 

Well, what a year it has been, probably for most one we would not like to repeat in 2021.

I would like to that you all for the part you play in making our little school such a great place to work and learn. Your children are a credit to you with their happy, relaxed natures and great attitudes to learning and looking after each other as well as the school environment.

I also thank YOU for the time and effort you put in to help run our rural school. We can always count on our whanau for support with groundwork, fundraising, and attendance at social and school events.

Reports will go home at the end of the year (the last day is 15th December). Our data shows that all children have made gains across all curriculum areas.  Writing will be our school focus again next year along with Mathematics.  We have just purchased a device for each child to use in the classroom and these are being set up as I write. We will integrate these tablets in all areas of our learning and they will be ready to go home if we ever get put in lockdown again. ( touch wood that doesn’t happen!)

Christmas Concert


Friday 11th December

6pm – 8pm  in the Community Hall ( children need to be there by 5.30pm to get ready)

B.Y.O  drinks and a plate to share, please.

Please invite all whanau and friends to watch our tamariki sparkle.

All students need to have black pants (tracksuit pants or leggings) and a black t-shirt ( short sleeve),  to wear under their costume (just wait till you see them…Mrs. Fawkner has done a wonderful job of sewing these). 

School Photos


Please make sure children come to school in the correct uniform with tidy hair.

Photo packs are $30 and can be paid anytime before the 15th of December.

You get a school photo and an individual for that price.

Jo Davies takes beautiful, natural photos of our school.

Library Books

Please check at home for any library books and readers that need to come back to school. Also, make sure all accounts are paid up in full before the end of the school year.


We are losing two of our board members. Christina Bunny and Claire Hall. They are leaving the board after many years of supporting and governing our school.  We appreciate them for their knowledge, support, and hard work over their time on our board and as part of the school community. They will leave a big gap but we have two new faces appearing at our board meetings ready to take up the challenge in 2021. If you would ever like to come along to one of our meetings, you are more than welcome. We are holding our last meeting for the year tonight at 6.30 pm in the staffroom.


We also farewell our principal release teacher, Victoria Fullwood. Victoria is leaving us for a full-time position at Hilltop School. We thank her for her time with us and wish her all the best for 2021.

Triple A Day Winner

Trey Doctor was the winner of our Triple-A Day on Friday. Trey and I spent the day visiting Mind Junction and the Prawn Farm.

Andrea Haycock (Principal)

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