End of Term 4 Week 2 Pānui

Kia ora e te whānau,

Wow, the buzz is here today at kura today, I can tell you! There really is a great ora/vibe around the school as the tamariki are completing their creations or decorating their gingerbread men. I was showing a new family around this morning right in the thick of everyone doing this. I had to explain to them that everyday didn’t look like this, however they were really impressed to see and hear that this goes on in our school. It certainly is the ‘bread and butter’ of rural schools around the country.

It is with sad news that I have to let you know that Anna James has finished her time with us as our sport coordinator and PE teacher. I’m sure you can all appreciate the outstanding job that Anna has done in organizing school events and our out of school sport teams that she sorts out. The growth of sport at Turitea has been massive since she took on this mantle and we want to continue this growth. We are still to find a replacement, so Julie and I will manage any queries you may have about sport, just flick us an email.

Lamb Calf and Pet Day:

There was a Hero notice yesterday with some reminders for tomorrow. All the information has come out to you and the day just needs to happen. We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow.

Senior Cluster Athletics:

Yesterday our Year 4-6 students went to Massey Athletics Track for Cluster Athletics Day. The weather couldn’t make its mind up and went through nearly four seasons in one day. Luckily the Team at Aokautere who ran the event held strong and didn’t cancel and it ended up being a fantastic day. Ka pai Team Turitea!

True Hoops:

On Wednesday we started the True Hoops Basketball Programme with Coach Miles. He comes every Wednesday for the rest of the year and works on Fundamental Ball Skills, Balance and Fitness with all our tamariki. He is also a certified jokester and the kids love his lighthearted approach.


Yesterday was the nationwide NZ Shakeout earthquake drill and Matai got involved in the simulation drill that they provide. Have a watch here to see how ‘earthquake ready’ they all were.

Sports @Turitea:

-Touch Draw – Friday 28th October (tonight)
U6’s Turitea Titans vs. Outkast @ 4pm on Field 14B then vs. TKKMOM @ 4.30pm on 15B.

U8’s Turitea Tigers vs. Longburn @ 4pm on Field 8A then vs. Mauri Yellow @ 4.30pm on 8B.

U10’s Turitea Thunder vs. St. James @ 5pm on Field 10A then vs. Ashhurst @ 5.30pm on 10B.

U12’s Turitea Terriers vs. Green Machine @ 5pm on Field 7 then vs. College St @ 5.30pm on 4.

-Hockey Draw – Wednesday 2nd November

Yr 5/6 Turitea Chargers vs. Parkland @ 4.45pm on Haval 2C.

Yr 5/6 Turitea Chasers vs. Central Normal @ 4pm on MG 1C. 

-Volleyball Draw – Thursday 3rd November

Yr 5/6 Turitea Blockers vs. Central Normal @ 3.50pm on Court 3.

IBike4Kids Event:

iBike 4 Kids is an event run by the Manawatū Mountain Bike Club. Participants can choose between short, medium or hard courses and can also test their talents on the skills course. There is also a ‘Balance bike’ section, just for the little ones under 5 riding balance bikes. It is on Sunday 6th November at the Esplanade.

Give Golf a Go:

Palmerston North Golf Club welcomes all young people along to the first ‘Have a Go at Golf’ sessions. They run on three separate Tuesdays from 4.00 – 5.30pm.

Decorated Bikes:

Would your child like to be part of the Palmy Xmas Parade? Check out this flyer about how to enter their decorated bike in it.     

Hei āpōpō/ see you all tomorrow.

Ngā Manaakitanga,