Newsletter 1 Term 4 – Friday 29 October

Kia Ora Koutou

Well I must say it is great being back here at School.  A very short but very busy term is ahead of us.  Please check the dates to remember and put them in your diaries/calendars.

Next week we start our Art Intensive Week that we had to postpone last term.  I cannot wait to see the creative artwork that the tamariki will be doing.  These pieces of artwork will make up our Art Exhibition later on this term.  I have not secured a date for that as yet.

As we are not having a Camp this year I have organised a day trip down to Whangarei to Kiwi North Museum in the morning and then after lunch to the Whangarei Pools on Thursday 02 December.  More details will follow regarding leaving and returning times.  Of course parent help is needed and as part of the new Vaccination Order that has been put in place only fully vaccinated volunteers can help.  ( I apologise for this but my hands are tied and at present this has been my directive from MOE)

Once again we have been very lucky in being asked to attend two sessions at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds involving learning with digital technolgies late November- I will be confirming these trips with the Educators at Waitangi.

On Friday 26 November we will be having a Teacher Only Day for End of Year Organisation and 2022 Planning – these are part of the MOE granted days for schools during 2020 and 2022.

Unfortunately I have recieved an email informing us that the Wonderland Glow Show has been put off until next year.  There is some problem with the date as it will fall in the July holidays but I am present clarifying this with the Turner Centre.

Mrs Murdoch and the Senior Class have been designing a Water System – collecting water for our gardens.  Caretaker Mark of course is a big part of the construction too.

 As part of a new orchard being established the first trees have been planted.  TREE TOMATOES!!! (or tamarillos for some)

Ka kite ano

Jenny Williams     


The following children have received certificates for their awesome work:

Jodacey – For an improvement in your reading and understanding of binary.

Clay – For being a focused learner.

Ari – For your ‘can do’ attitude and great ideas.

Stella – For an extremely positive attitude towards school and her learning. (Received Duffy Book)

Xavier and Kowhai – For your positively amazing book making.

Helena – For finishing your wordcards.  Well done!

Logan – For your positive attitude towards your learning, and for completing your word booklet.

Indie – For your amazing reading.

Axel and Millie – For your problem solving skills about our water bins.

Blake – For your amazing writing and attitude.

Logan – For working well independently during reading.

John – For working well with others and being helpful today.

Nelson – For your wonderful story writing.

Beau – For showing great work habits and an awesome attitude.

Sharlie – For being a responsible fruit monitor.



Mon 01 – Thurs 04 November Art Intensive Week
Wednesday 17  and Wednesday 24 November Raranga Matihiko- Waitangi Museum Trip
Tuesday 23 November BOT Meeting- 4pm
Friday 26 November TEACHER ONLY DAY
Tuesday 30 November Helen visit
Thursday 02 December Whangarei Day Trip
Monday 13 December School Reports out
Tuesday 14 December School Prizegiving 5.30pm
Wedenesday 15 December Last day of Year







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

 Phone: 09 405 1852

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