Newsletter 2 Term 3 -Thursday 06 August 2020

Kia Ora Koutou

In this newsletter I would like to update you with some projects that will be happening here at school during the next school holidays and Christmas holidays.

We have had these projects approved by the Ministry so far –  Roofing upgrade, drainage upgrade, footpath up to the school to be improved so the incline is not so steep, relining of walls in the library and Senior class and the Junior class – relining of walls, new carpet and vinyl and a new glass door to go into the back room.  With the Grant that the Ministry also gave to all schools we are getting a new sports shed and a permanent shade over the sandpit. Still in the pipeline is replacing our pool.

Looking ahead once these things have been done we will be looking at redoing our playground markings and putting in a rainwater system to use to water our gardens.  Another project will be, when we know about the pool, is to use the pool liner to redo the waterslide.  The rainwater system and reuse of the pool liner will need some involvement from you, the whanau.  This will mean a working bee so this is just a little bit of a heads up.  We are also wanting to do some work on the fitness track that is overgrown  but this will be a summer job.

The Senior Class has been invited to represent our school at the Launch of an App about Whangaroa.  They will be attending a couple of rehearsals, at Hato Hohepa, with the actual Launch date being on Friday 21 August.

Ka kite ano

Jenny Williams

Red Nose Day with the Pre School and Rosie Rainbow, the Lamb.  We raised $43.00 for Cure Kids


A reminder orders need to be done 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:

Stella –  For listening carefully, following instructions and tidying up quickly.

Izzy– For being a focused learner.

Millie –  For having great ideas during ‘Thing Skills’ and sharing them with us.

Azahlia, Helena, Nick and Xavier –  For leaping up the Reading Levels!  Well Done.


   Life under the Sea – Conservation Week Event for Families – Free entry.

Learn about the wonders of life under the sea and what it is like to be a real life marine biologist.  All welcome at this fun and relaxed Conservation Week event.  Free activities including: Colouring in, Dolphin Puppet Making, Soapy sea foam and touch tank, Pin the fin on the shark, Bath bomb making



Tues 11 AugustBOT Meeting 4pm
Fri 14 AugustReports Out
Wed 19 AugustKaeo Library visit 9.30am
Thurs 20 August3 Way Conferences
Fri 21 AugustWhangaroa App Launch at Hato Hohepa
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

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