Newsletter 1 Term 3 – Friday 29 July 2022

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome  back to Term 3 – a little late starting but it was great to see the tamariki back on Wednesday.

Just to let you know about when School is closed – I do not make the call regarding the buses running.  This term Whangaroa College is in charge of this and with consultation with the bus company they make the decision and also understand some of the bus drivers are not even able to get into Kaeo from their homes to drive the buses..  About 90% of our tamariki travel on these buses and three quarters of the staff live on the south side of the Kaeo bridge.  For those few of us that are not affected by the flooding it can seem strange that the School is closed.  I thank you for your understanding with this matter.

What’s on this term –

Our theme for the first part is around the Commonwealth Games and we are hoping to have our own Mini Commonwealth Games led by the Senior Class later in the term

Duffy Theatre Show will be visiting us

A School and Community Meeting – notice and mailbox drop on Monday about this

The Senior Class will have a virtual meeting with an Author

A trip to Gumdiggers up near Kaitaia

We will be hosting the Cross Country 19 August – I will resend out the helpers list next week.

Matauri Bay Sports at Kaeo Rugby Grounds

So you see once again we will have a busy term.

Thank you for those who sent back the Survey last Term and congratulations to the Everitt Whanau – you will be recieving a small gift from us next week.

Jenny Williams 

Red Nose Day


BOARD OF TRUSTEES ELECTIONS –  NOMINATIONS CLOSE NEXT WEEK  –   you should have received your forms during the holidays. Please send those nominations forms back to our Returning Officer, Karina.


The following children have received certificates for their awesome work at the end of last term:   

Reid –  For always completing your homework.  Awesome mahi.

Nelson – Working independently and trying your best in the face of challenge.

Logan – For your amazing Maths Mahi.

Blake – For adding detail to your writing.  Well done!

Helena – For your knowledge and support of others during ‘Enviro Time’.

Skyler – For your amazing reading and trying hard with your writing.

Millie – For excellent thinking about your goal setting.

Bookclub Issue 5 pamphlets are being given out to your children today.      Any orders need to be made no later than 12noon Friday 12th of August please.  PLEASE NOTE:  There is an opportunity for you to receive free books THIS ONLY APPLIES IF ordering through ‘LOOP’   Look on the back of the pamphlets for more information, or contact Sharon at school.




Wed 03 August Duffy Theatre Show

Nominations close for BOT

Wed 10 August School and Community Hui 6pm at the Totara North Hall
Fri 12 August Senior Class- Author Zoom
Tues 16 August  BOT Meeting – 4pm
Fri 19 August Interschool Cross Country – We are hosting
Fri 26 August Mini Commonwealth Games
Wed 31 August Gumdiggers trip TBC
Tues 20 September BOT Meeting – 4pm
Fri 23 September Matauri Bay Sports @ Kaeo Rugby

(Save a Day Mon 26 September)

Fri 30 September Term 3 ends



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

Phone: 09 405 1852                                   




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