Newsletter 3 Term 3 -Thursday 20 August 2020

Kia Ora Koutou

Thank you all for your cooperation regarding us going back to Alert 2. We continue to empasize the importance of good hygiene practices of handwashing/sanitizing and coughing into your elbow.  Just a reminder if your child is unwell please keep them at home.  We have a few absent at present which is not unusual at this time of the year.

The children are presently rehearsing for the production of Hats Off that we hope to perform in Week 9.  If we are still are at Alert Level 2 at this time we will have to postpone it due the restrictions on numbers and our elderly community.  We will continue to rehearse so that we are ready at anytime and keep on the look out for things for your child’s costume and the props that we need.  During these uncertain times there will probably be more postponements but of course that is out of our hands.

Our Book Week in Week 8 will still go ahead along with our own Parade so I hope that the tamariki have got a good idea of what they are going to be dressed up in.

Thank you to all of you that came to the 3 Way Conferences today to talk with the teachers about  your child’s learning.  If you were unable to attend please get in touch with the teacher to make another appointment.

Finally I would like to welcome a new whanau to our school (which I apologize that I did not do this in the last newsletter).  Welcome the Mendham Whanau – Marika in the Junior Class, Ari in the Senior Class and Sarah and Phillip.

Ka kite ano

Jenny Williams


We then receive points that we can use to buy equipment for the tamariki – from books to sports gear


Starting next Wednesday 26 August we will be having a Breakfast Club.  Children will be able  to have breakfast here at school from 8.00am to 9.00am.  This will be available every Wednesday.

Food available – Weetbix, fruit, yoghurt, toast, peanut butter and marmite.


The following children have received certificates for their awesome work:

Ari & Marika – Welcome to Totara North School!

Nick – For your positive attitude to learning and gobbling up your words.

Nelson, Blake & John – For sounding out your words wonderfully.

Axel – For your imaginative writing ‘Hydra vs Human’.

Sharlie – For being a speedy reader.

Eko – For being a keen learner who is always helpful and cheerful.

Stella – For learning your basic facts by focusing and being a Maths Whizz!

Lily – For your focus and great work habits, finishing quickly and supporting others.

Ivy – For being a ‘Super Reader’.  Congratulations!

Chloe – For being a helpful student who never gives up.

BeauFor learning your lines in our production ‘Hats Off’!



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 Grandparents 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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