End of Term 3 Week 4 Pānui

Friday 19th August 2022

Kia ora e te whānau,

Proud principal moment for me to watch our two Basketball teams compete in the finals last night at the Arena. Our Year 3/4 team shot the ball extremely well and passed as a team and beat Winchester 12-4 making them champions of their division! Our Year 5/6 team showed so much grit, resilience and physicality but lost to North Street School 12-4 making them runners up of their division. Thanks to Ali and Beth for their coaching, as well as all the parents who came and waved the Turitea Flag. Ka mau te wehi! – Awesome!

Learning Check In’s:

Still open for those who want to meet with your child’s kaiako for either Wednesday 24th or Thursday 25th August next week from 3.15 – 5.30pm. These are if you want to check in and set some goals for the rest of the year. You don’t need to bring your child either, as their attendance is up to you. Book on our website.

Board Nominations: 

Being the amazing community that you are out here at Turitea, I know you will have already placed your votes for our new Turitea School Board of Trustees. If you haven’t, please do this either electronically through the email that you were sent or paper based through the mail you should have received. Voting closes at 4pm on Wednesday 7th September. Here are our seven fantastic nominees. 

Lamb Calf and Pet Day:

An annual event which is at the heart of rural schools all around New Zealand with the aim being for tamariki to care for and raise a lamb or calf. This has beautiful links to our school values of kaitiakitanga and manaakitanga. If this isn’t possible for you, we invite students to bring along any pet that they are genuinely responsible for the care of. It starts at 10am on Saturday 29th October, where the animals will enter into the respective rings and compete for placings. More information can be found in the LCPD Booklet and complete the following form to enter. If child/ren wish to enter a lamb or calf for the first time and they are not sure where to start, we have families within the school who are happy to help and can lend calves and lambs. We can support you with where to start on this journey at the office. After the animal judging is complete, we head to the hall for the Annual Cake Auction where cakes made by children or their families are auctioned off to raise funds for the school. You will also have the opportunity to look through the classrooms to see all the indoor exhibits. Information about these comes home by the end of Term 3. The PTA will run food stalls and have raffles. We encourage all families to come along, even if your child isn’t entering an animal. It is a fun day out and a Turitea tradition that we are proud of and wish to continue in a year that has had interruptions. 

Mid Term Break:

Another reminder that this is on Monday 29th August and school will be closed for instruction. Thanks to those who relayed their thoughts through the survey or emailed me about it. It seems that nearly 70% of you who did the survey match my thoughts, so this will be the last year for a Mid Term Break at Turitea School.

Daffodil Day
This is coming up next week on Friday 26th August and is something that has touched many families’ lives. We will be collecting gold coins on this day and making a ‘coin trail’ in the quad at morning hui to donate to the Cancer Society. Please join us and contribute if you are able.

Nathan Wallis – The Human Brain Instruction Manual:

This man is one of my favourite people to listen to and he is coming back to Palmy next Thursday 25th August from 7.30-9.00pm at Cornerstone Christian School. Click here for more information and pricing.

Jump Jam:

The team has their rehearsal day this Sunday at school and are looking sharp as! Massive thanks to Kate and the team who will blow everyone away at their Jump Jam competition on Saturday 27th August.

Lunchonline – Friday:

A reminder that Paul from Subway delivers us lunch every Friday. Check out lunchonline or click the Food button on Hero to order. It’s all online so makes the task a whole lot easier for you.

Lambs for Sale:
Kairanga Handcrafts have 50 seven day old lambs available for $50 each. The cost will include the lamb, 1kg of milk powder and a bottle to get you started. Email kairangahandcrafts@gmail.com or call 0279201302. 

From the PTA:
We have a few famous Turitea School Recipe Books left for sale for $15 in the office if you missed out on these last year. We have the Spots & Stripes themed disco coming up on Friday 2nd September from 6pm. If anyone has any connections to lighting or a bubble machine, please let us know via pta@turitea.school.nz

Sports @ Turitea:

Netball – No games due to the venue being unavailable. Final games next Saturday. 

Basketball – The Basketball Season is now complete. 

Hockey – Sunday 21st August – Year 5/6 Lightning vs St James at 10:45pm on 1B. Year 3/4 Avalanche vs LSS Inferno at 10:00am on 2A. Year 1/2 Flame vs West End at 9:15am on 2Ha.

Ngā manaakitanga,