Newsletter 1 Term 3 -Friday 24 July 2020

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back to Term 3 I hope you and a great time with your children in the holidays and got through that awful weather last week  unscathed.

Once again we have a jam packed term with the big event of our Production, Hats Off, in Week 9 which is also Te Reo o te Wiki.  Please keep an eye out for any notices regarding the Production as we will be asking for help – prop and costume making and baking for our Matinee performance for the Grandparents and invited guests.

We are also having a Book Week the week before the Production and  the theme for all the children is the Wild Wilderness and NZ authors.  We will be having a visit to the Kaeo Library on 19 August as part of this study.

In Week 4 Reports will be sent out and we will be having the 3 Way Conferences the following week.

This term we have decided to have our Assembly on Friday afternoons – 2pm- so if you wish to join us , feel free.

You would have received a Survey on line and also a paper copy by now regarding our Strategic Plan.  Thanks to those who have already returned them and I would appreciate that they be completed and returned by next Friday so I can start to collate them and with the Board, start developing the Strategic Plan for the next three years.

Ruth Heta has come back to help us with Kapahaka for the next two terms leading up to the Cultural Festival.  During this time the children will be learning some new waiata and Ruth is including some basic Te Reo in the lessons.

Finally next Friday is Red Nose Day – Child Cancer – and we are asking the children to be dressed in red and have red painted noses.  We will help with the painting of the noses.  We ask that they bring along a gold coin donation.

Ka kite ano

Jenny Williams


This latest issue is coming home with your children today and is due back no later than 12 noon on the 20th of August 2020.  There are 41 titles that cost $5 or under so have a browse through the choices. Also check out the LOOP ordering if you haven’t tried it already.  Easy and simple to do and if you have any problems then just ask Sharon.  



The following children have received certificates for their awesome work:

Viennah –  For her story writing ‘The town was usual enough’ and good use of words.

Lily- For fantastic skipping with two ropes.

Charley –  For reading with expression and fluency.

Ivy –  For having such a positive attitude towards school and her learning.

Clay –  For his awesome reading progress.

Nick –  For your interest in the Firewise Programme.  Perhaps you are a future firefighter?

Azahlia and Lauaki– Sharing lots of skill in hockey.


Tues 28 JulyOral Health Talk – Helen Foley
Fri 31 JulyRed Nose Day – Wear Red – Gold Coin Donation
Tues 11 AugustBOT Meeting 4pm
Fri 14 AugustReports Out
Wed 19 AugustKaeo Library visit 9.30am
Thurs 20 August3 Way Conferences
7-11 SeptemberBook Week (Parade on the Friday)
14-18 SeptemberTe Reo o te Wiki
14 SeptemberHats Off Production – Dress Rehearsal
15 SeptemberBOT Meeting 4pm
16 SeptemberHats Off Production – Matinee for Granparents and Invited Guests 11.00am
16 SeptemberHats Off Production – Evening Performance 5.30pm
22 SeptemberWinter Sports Day @ Kaeo Rugby (Save a day Wed 23 Sept)
25 SeptemberEnd of Term 3

Totara North School, 32 Totara School Road, Totara North, RD2 Kaeo 0479

 Phone: 09 405 1852

Office:   Principal:

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