Newsletter 1 Term 4 – Friday 19 November 2021

Kia Ora Koutou

It is great to be back at school and have a had a full week with no disruptions – fingers crossed.

We have been able to complete our Art activities with the exception of the Junior class working with Mrs Murdoch but this will be done next week when she is in that class.  Many thanks to Stella and Clay’s Mum Chantelle who helped us out. On that note you would have received and invitation to our Art Exhibition on Wednesday 08 December at the the Totara North Hall.  The children’s artwork will be displayed and you will have an opportunity to buy this for a koha.  We will be following Covid-19 regulations that will be in at that time – Mask wearing, sanitizing and social distancing.

We will also still be having Prizegiving at this stage – it is held outdoors and we will have families sitting in bubbles, social distancing and mask wearing also.  I hope that you all can join us and celebrate the children’s achievements this year – I am so proud of them and they have done so well with all of the disruptions that have happened.

Just a reminder that it is Teacher Only Day next Friday 26 November and then the following week it is our trip to Whangarei.  In regards to this trip we will be asking for $10 per child just to help out with some costs of the trip.  I will send out a notice next week with all the details.

A big welcome to Kymberly and Pippen and their whanau to Totara North School!

Ka kite ano

Jenny Williams   

Bookclub Issue 8  

Pamphlets for Issue 8 were given to the children earlier this week.  This is the last book issue for this year and could we please have all bookclub orders back or done through LOOP online no later than December the 3rd.  For the new families LOOP can be ordered and paid for online and the order will come with the main school orders.  (If you need help setting up LOOP please contact us) A reminder that if you are purchasing for Christmas gifts then please let us know so we do not give the books to your child to take home.   (You will be contacted when they arrive to arrange pickup of your order if it is for gifts)

The following children have received certificates for their awesome work:

Kowhai – For your fantastic story writing.

Blake – For you great story writing.

Axel – For great work designing his Art Exhibition invitation.

Helena – For working quietly on set tasks.

Azahlia – For showing that she is a responsible learner.

Kymberly & Pippin –  Welcome to Totara North School!

Marika – For your lockdown writing.

John & Logan – For jumping ahead with your reading.

Stella – For your creative hand puppet and the process and focus while making this to the performance stage.

Axel – For your fantastic hand puppet script writing.


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
Wednesday 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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