Newsletter 2 Term 3 – Friday 17th September

Kia Ora Koutou

Firstly I would like to thank all of you for supporting us with your child’s learning during lockdown.  Myself and the Staff were amazed with the capabilities of the children when using a digital device this time round.  They are becoming quite competent.  Of course there is nothing better than having the children learning at school and it was great to be back.  I do feel for those colleagues and tamariki in Auckland who have been in lockdown for so long.

On returning to school we welcomed some new tamariki and their whanau.  Welcome Shyra Bruce and the Bruce whanau, Eva Hape and the Hape whanau.  Also I would like to welcome Elijah Hobson and his whanau who joined us just before lockdown started.  We hope that you will enjoy your time here at Totara North School.

Unfortunately due to the pandemic we have had some cancellations and postponements – The winter sports hosted by Matauri has been cancelled, along with the Peria Cross Country.  The Wonderland Glow Show has been postponed until November.  It is a shame that these cancellations happen but unfortunately it is something that we will have to live with for a little while more as no one knows what is going to happen these days.  We will just endeavour to make the tamariki feel happy and safe.

We have not forgotten about the Art Intensive that we were meant to have this term – we will be looking at  suitable dates next term to hold this.

Many of you may be wondering about Camp this year.  I am going to have some discussions with the Staff regarding this.  An option could be that we look at having a couple of day trips out of the area rather than organizing a three day camp and then having to cancel it due to Covid.  The day trips will be easier to reorganise if need be.

Finally as you can see on the ‘Dates To Remember’  we finish for the Term on Friday 01 October at 12.40pm.  This means that the Kaeo bus (first bus) will leave at 12.40pm and the Kahoe (second) bus will leave at 1.40pm.  Any other children are to picked up from school by 1.40pm.

Ka kite ano

Jenny Williams                 


The following children have received certificates for their awesome work:


Charley – For being an amazing mathematician.

Lily – For your amazing support of others.

Ari – For having a positive attitude with your learning.

Nick, Xavier, Lauaki, Nelson & Helena – Congratulations for being able to choose a Caught Being Good Duffy Book to keep.

Jodacey – For being brave and presenting an awesome speech about the Moon.

Stella, Beau, Izzy & Ivy – For very impressive content of your speech.  Well Done!!

Axel – For winning a ‘Maths Chaser’ competition.

Beau – For your confidence at ‘having a go’ during High Jump lessons.

Millie – For your ‘give it a go’ attitude during High Jump Lessons.


Lily – For your 100% work ethic and completion of tasks during ‘lockdown’.

Izzy – For your fantastic effort and work ethic during ‘lockdown’.

Viennah – For completing lots of work in her hard pack during ‘lockdown’.

Charley – For great contributions during class discussions.


Blake, Kowhai, Azahlia, Marika, Harper and Indie – For your wonderful hardcopy work during ‘lockdown’.  You worked hard.  Well done.


Friday 01 OctoberLast day of Term 3 – School closes 12.40pm  (EARLIER BUSES WILL BE RUNNING IN THE AFTERNOON)
Monday 18 OctoberTerm 4 begins
Monday 25 OctoberLABOUR DAY – NO SCHOOL
Tuesday 26 OctoberBOT Meeting 4.00pm – all welcome
Tuesday 08 NovemberWonderland Glow Show – Kerikeri







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

 Phone: 09 405 1852

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