End of Term 4 Week 3 Pānui

Kia ora e te whānau,

What a magic day we had on Saturday for our annual Lamb, Calf and Pet Day! A massive thanks to the PTA and all those who stepped in and helped make the day come together. Whether you set up equipment for us, turned a snag on the barbie, baked and decorated a cake, sold raffle tickets or painted faces, it all contributed to a great day showcasing our school value of whanaungatanga (positive relationships). We can’t thank you enough! If anyone is keen to join or assist the PTA, reach out to them at pta@turitea.school.nz

Lamb, Calf and Pet Day Results:

Myah won Champion Lamb and Kazuri was Reserve Champion Lamb. Elliot won Champion Calf and Izzy was Reserve Champion Calf. Richie won Champion Pet, Carmen won Intermediate Pet and Letti won Junior Pet. Here they are below with their silverware. Well done to all students who participated and brought animals in.

Camp Makahika:

Next week on Monday, 42 of our Year 5/6’s head off to Camp Makahika near Levin. We know they will have the best time. We will wish them all well as they depart and hope the weather gods play nice for them. Thanks again to the crew of parents who are going along to help Cameron and Trish down there too. 

Farewell Ari:

Today is Ari’s last day with us. She has been on teaching placement in Pohutukawa for the last 7 weeks. The whole team has loved having her in our kura for this time. We have enjoyed watching her grow as a teacher and are delighted to hear that Cloverlea have offered her a job for next year. How exciting. All the best Ari!

Activity Fee:

Just a reminder that all activity fees are due for the year. Thank you if you have paid this already, it is really appreciated. If you are unsure of what is due, please talk to Julie in the office. Just so you know the Activity Fee pays for trips to the Marae, Athletics, Te Manawa and our True Hoops programme, to save us always asking for money. 

Championship Day for Lambs/Calves:

Julie sent an email out to all of those who competed at Lamb, Calf and Pet Day for if you would like to compete again at Championship Day at Te Kawau Memorial Grounds, Wear Street, Rongotea on Saturday 12th November. Fill out the link to register here or see the flyer here. All the best to our competitors.

Monarchs of Aotearoa:

Aria in Matai’s mum, Erin is now a published author! You may have seen her amazing book Monarchs of Aotearoa. She would love to offer a PTA Book Fundraiser in which $4 from each book sale will be donated to the PTA. Book orders need to be placed by midnight on Friday 2nd December using the code “TURITEA” on her website. If you want personalisation written in the book you can say the name in the “special instructions” field on checkout. Erin will also gift wrap the books individually, so a great Xmas pressie.

NZ Blood Service:
Myah in Kauri’s mum, Colleen works for the NZ Blood Service and as always, they rely heavily on donors. Are you keen to help? Did you know that blood only last 35 days? So the need for regular donors is huge. 80% of us will need blood or blood products at some stage during our lives, but only 4% of us donate. 

Sports @Turitea:
-Touch Draw – Friday 4th November (tonight)
U6’s Turitea Titans vs. Ashhurst @ 4pm on Field 16B then vs. Wairau @ 4.30pm on 10B.

U8’s Turitea Tigers vs. College St @ 4pm on Field 7A then vs. Opiki @ 4.30pm on 7B.

U10’s Turitea Thunder vs. Wairau @ 5pm on Field 14B then vs. Cloverlea @ 5.30pm on 14B.

U12’s Turitea Terriers vs. Parkland @ 5pm on Field 13 then vs. Aokautere @ 5.30pm on 12.

-Hockey Draw Year 1/4 – Thursday 10th November (next week)

Year 1/2 Turitea Stars vs Ashhurst @ 4:30pm on Haval 2A.

Year 1/2 Turitea Swifts vs Cloverlea @ 5pm on Haval 2E.

Year 1/2 Turitea Strikers vs Whakarongo @ 5:30pm on Haval 2E.

Year 3/4 Turitea Twisters vs College St @ 4pm on MG 1C.

Year 3/4 Turitea Tornadoes vs Cloverlea @ 5:30pm on Haval 2A.

*Note No Hockey or Volleyball next week for our Seniors as they are on Camp.

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.


What do Sonny Bill Williams, Portia Woodman and Rieko Ioane all have in common? They all did athletics while they were at school. The skills you learn in athletics are the perfect foundation for almost any sport. The Palmerston North Athletic and Harrier Club (PNAHC) is welcoming new members now. Contact George McConachy on 027 231 8016 or email them at pnahc.info@gmail.com to give it a go. 

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.

Decorated Bikes:

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

Ngā Manaakitanga,