Newsletter 3 Term 4 – Friday 25 November 2022

Kia Ora Koutou

Oh my goodness I am a bit over this rain but at least the tanks are filling up for Summer.

It was unfortunate that we could not have the Cultural Festival last week but who would of thought we would have that torrential rain.  I really felt for Hato Hohepa because it is a lot of organizing to put an event like that on.  There was no indoor facility available to hold it either.  The Principals have tried to work out another date for it but as it is a very busy time of year we have not been able to do so.  Therefore I have spoken to Mrs Heihei (the tutor) and she is available on our Prizegiving night so the tamariki will perform then.

The tamariki and teachers have been really working hard on their production.  We have sent home invitations, that the tamariki have made themselves, for the Matinee Performance on Wednesday 07 December, 11.00am at the Totara North Hall.  This performance is for grandparents and special guests only.  We give them a cup of tea/coffee and some food (that I will be asking you in a week or so to supply some baking for this).  If you can get them to ring the school if they are able to come that would be great so we know how many we are catering for. Parents and whanau attend the evening performance on the same day.

In the same week of the production we will be having a reflection and decision making day plus a celebration day for our Enviro Schools Silver Award that we have been working on all year.  More details about this will follow but the tamariki may be asked to bring a plate of food to share on the Celebration day.

Hopefully we can go swimming next week and for the rest of the Tuesdays in the term.  I cancelled this Tuesday not only because thunderstorms were forecasted but I had a person become unavailable to transport also.  If it is raining I have explained to the tamariki we will usually still go but it was just the weather forecasted was a little more than just rain and the transport issue.

As the end of year finishes on Thursday 15 December at 12.30pm there will be no lunches provided and buses will be running early- Kaeo Bus 12.40pm and the Kahoe Bus at 1.40pm and all tamariki are to be picked up by then also.

Jenny Williams

The following children have received certificates for their awesome work:

Week 3 – Term 4

Mickael – For your great writing about making ice cream.

Summer – For your great writing about “Puipui”.

Charley – For accepting and doing well when  problem solving during maths.

Logan – For trying hard with your tricky sound blends .

Indie – For sounding out your words like a boss!  Well done.

Kymberley – For listening beautifully, and de coding your sounds like a star.

Week 4 – Term 4

Rebecca – For your fantastic effort with organising the Science Experiment.

Kowhai – For your fantastic effort during reading.

Millie – For the effort you put into all your Learning.  Well done.

Blythe – For your focus and improvement in Kapa Haka.

Jack – For being a star reader and jumping up the levels.  Well done!

Enya – For being responsible during independent learning time.

Nelson – For your mathematical thinking.  Awesome mahi!

Azahlia – B.U.G. award (Being Unusually Good).

Kidz Xmas Pirate Party 11am at the Gumstore Bar and Grill on Saturday 03 December.

Fire Engines rides and Colouring Competiton at 11am, Santa and Lolly Scramble 1pm, $2 raffles and Pirate Games and Treasure Hunt.

Prize for best dressed Pirate.  Please bring a plate for shared lunch.

Help wanted and needed.  RSVP Carrie-Lynne message or 0211156156 or phone Gumstore 4051703 Wed- Fri to book your children in.


Tues 29 November BOT Meeting – 4pm
Thurs 01 December Northland Cricket Coach Day
Mon 05 December Production Dress Rehearsal 11.00am
Wed 07 December Matinee Performance – Grandparents and Invited Guests 11.00am
Wed 07 December Production Night- 6pm
Thurs  08 December Enviro Schools Reflection and Decision Making
Fri 09 December Enviro Schools Celebration
Wed 14 December End of Year Reports
Wed 14 December Prizegiving and Kapahaka Performance 5.30pm
Thurs 15 December Term 4 Ends 12.30pm


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

Phone: 09 405 1852             




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