Newsletter 4 Term 1 – Friday 25 March 2022

Kia Ora Koutou

How are the selling of your Easter Raffle tickets going?  If you are having trouble selling them please return them to school so we can pass them on to others.  If you need more just let us know. Thank you to those who have already sold their book and asked for more.  We need the ticket butts and money returned by Tuesday 12 April. This week it was Packet food for donations.  Next week it is frozen food and the following and final week to send items in is Perishable/Produce Goods.

Touch wood we have been lucky in regards with Covid-19 so far.  Remember the rules of self-isolation – if someone in your household contracts it the household is in isolation for 7 days.  If you child contracts it during that time their isolation of 7 days begins on the day after the test.  Let us know if you have positive cases and if you need support.  We are all here to help our whanau.  Keep safe, sanitize, mask up and be kind to others.

As we are still in the Red level the Senior class will still be wearing masks.  The children are doing really well with this and we have been ensuring that there are many breaks so that it is not a long period of time that they are wearing them.

We have three more swimming sessions at the Community Pool at the College.  This includes the last day of School Wednesday 13 April as it is a normal finish day for us. The children are really enjoying this time and I have seen improvements in their confidence and skills as well.

Finally we welcome Rebecca and Skyler and their Whanau to Totara North School.

Morag, our Enviro School facilitator, has been visiting us to help us with our learning about Pests and their introduction to New Zealand plus helping us with our next steps of gaining a Silver Award.

Ka kite ano

Jenny Williams   



A reminder that if you would like to order any items from the recent catalogue that was sent home – the last day for ordering is Thursday 7th April.   It is preferred for you to do your orders using the “LOOP” ordering with your credit or debit card.  Simple and easy!!  If you have any queries – Ring Sharon at school.






The following children have received certificates for their awesome work:   

Lucian – For being kind to a little girl who hurt herself.

Jack – For a massive welcome to Totara North School and what an amazing seaweek costume!  (CBG book)

John – For your amazing seaweek costume, and your positive attitude.

Olivia – For your ‘Outstanding Octopus” costume.

Nick – For your ‘King Neptune’ costume.

Mickael – For your understanding and positive attitude towards Maths.

Lauaki – For your fantastic writing about your shell.

Helena – For your support of others and ‘Timeline’ writing.

Skyler – For a great Welcome to Totara North School and an amazing effort during swimming.

Rebecca – For a warm welcome back to Totara North School and a fantastic positive attitude.

Lily – For the effort you put into your homework and all your learning.

Helena – For being a responsible pupil and always helping with duties.

Nelson – For your amazing peanut butter toast writing.

Indie – For your incredible ‘Sound’ mahi AND ‘Writing’ mahi.

Shyra – For your positive attitude and wonderful writing.

Kymberly – For concentrating while reading and doing your mahi around ‘Sounds’.



Tuesday 12 April BOT Meeting – 4pm. All welcome
Wednesday 13 April EASTER  Raffle drawn
Wednesday 13 April Term 1 ends – 2.40pm finish (normal day)
Thursday 14 April Teacher Only Day
Monday 02 March Term 2 begins



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