Newsletter 2 Term 1 – Monday 27 February 2023

Kia Ora Koutou

Many thanks to you all in understanding the reason for our school closure the other week and fingers crossed that we do not have any more interruptions.

Thanks to those who came to our Information Night last Thursday and to those who have contacted Cian regarding the Fishing Competition that we will be running next term.  Remember many hands make light work. If there is still is anyone that can help with finding people or businesses to sponsor this event in some way let Cian know.

Tomorrow we have our first visit to Whangaroa College Pool and thanks also for those who are helping out with transport.

This Wednesday we are off to Mahinepua for our first Snorkel experience with EMR.  Due to a rahui in place at Piapia we are unable to snorkel there.  This will be followed up with a Trip up to Maitai Bay Marine Reserve on the 16 March.  I will be asking for help with transport for this closer to the date.

Keep an eye on the calendar dates below as things do get added, for example Swimming Sports on 17 March – we will travel by bus on that day and details about the day will be sent out.

 Kaeo Bridge Planting Programme

Ka kite

Jenny Williams

The following children have received certificates for 

their awesome work:

TERM 1 2023


Week 2 – Term 1

Nelson – For working hard in the ‘Senior Room’ and your ‘can do Attitude’.

Lauaki – For your interesting writing about ‘Building Huts’.

Charley – For your fantastic writing about ‘Building Huts’.

John – Congratulations for your great reading progress.

Indie – Fantastic!  You have encouraged others.

Evan – For sharing your wonderful ideas.  Well done!

Enya – For being a kind friend and helping others.

Pippen – For being a wonderfully responsible member of the Junior Class.

Week 4 – Term 2

Lauaki – For your basic facts knowledge.

Summer – For trying hard and great attitude to learning.

Olivia – For the home reading you did last week.

Kymberly & Pippen – For your amazing improvement in Literacy!  Ka pai!

Enya – For your careful and thoughtful sketching skills.

Bonnie – For finishing work quickly and learning your mahi needs to be your best work.


Wed 01 March EMR Beach visit Mahinepua
Thurs 02 March Water Safety Dryland talk
Sat 4 – Sat 11 March Sea Week Dress Up Friday 10 April
Tues 07 – Thurs 09 March Education Review Office in school
Tues 14 March BOT Meeting – 4pm
Thurs 16 March EMR Reserve trip to Maitai Bay
Fri 17 March Whangaroa Swimming Sports at Kaeo Primary and Whangaroa College Pool
Sat 25 March Kiwi Can Raft Race
Wed 29 March EMR Celebration Day TBC
Wed 05 April Special Talk from GNS Science Group about Rapid Characterisation of Earthquakes and Tsunami
Thurs 06 April Term 1 Ends 12.30pm


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

Phone: 09 405 1852             




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