Kia ora e te whānau,
It’s been a funny old week with all our big kids away on their camp in Makahika this week. They came home yesterday with some amazing stories of having the best time and that’s what camp is all about. Lots of challenges faced and overcome, I am so proud of all of them! I was gutted to not make it down there as we have had a lot of teachers down to accommodate here. I’ll just have to listen to Cameron’s yarns about it all. LOL! Thanks again to our amazing parent helpers; Rusty, Rob, Robbie, Hayden, Jason, Brad, Tom and Julie. You guys were awesome!
Dates for 2023:
These were confirmed at our last Board of Trustees meeting and are on our school website. A reminder that our last day of the school year is Thursday 15th December and we finish at the earlier time of 12.30pm.
|Term||Start Date||End Date|
|Term 1||Tuesday 31st January||Thursday 6th April|
|Term 2||Monday 24th April||Friday 30th June|
|Term 3||Monday 17th July||Friday 22nd September|
|Term 4||Monday 9th October||Friday 15th December|
You may have noticed that the next part of the fencing project has started, hence the digger and security fencing on the field. They have made quick work of this and aim to have this part finished next week and then move on to cleaning and putting panels on the inside of our wooden fence to prevent climbability.
End of Year Events:
We are in the process of locking in times and dates for our end of year festivities like Year 6 Graduation and Prizegiving. As always, I will communicate these to you through the pānui, but just so you know, you can check any of these in the Hero app itself in the Events tab which is on the front page or check out the Events Calendar on our website.
NZEI Union Meetings:
Next week, the NZEI (Teachers Union) members have ‘stop work meetings’ to attend. You may have heard other schools in the region are forced to close early to accommodate these. Just a reminder that we will not be closing for these. Our amazing team here is staggering their meeting times to accommodate this.
Table Tennis Tournament:
Next week on Tuesday, 8 of our tuakana/senior students will compete in a Palmerston North Table Tennis Tournament. We wish Theo, Solomon, Callum, Khobe, Myah, Elisha, Cory and Izzy all the best for the day.
Monarchs of Aotearoa:
As mentioned last week, Aria in Matai’s mum, Erin is now a published author! You may have seen her amazing book Monarchs of Aotearoa. She is offering a PTA Book Fundraiser in which $4 from each book sale will be donated to the PTA. Book orders need to be placed by Friday 2nd December using the code “TURITEA” on her website. If you want personalisation, then use the “special instructions” field on checkout.
Sports @ Turitea:
-Touch Draw – Friday 4th November (tonight)
U6’s Turitea Titans vs. Cloverlea @ 4pm on Field 10B, then vs. College Street @ 4.30pm on 16B.
U8’s Turitea Tigers vs. Cloverlea @ 4pm on Field 8B, then vs. St. James @ 4.30pm on 8A.
U10’s Turitea Thunder vs. Aokautere @ 5pm on Field 15A, then vs. Takaro @ 5.30pm on 15B.
U12’s Turitea Terriers vs. Mana Tamariki @ 5pm on Field 12, then vs. Opiki @ 5.30pm on 11.
-Year 5/6 Hockey Draw – Wednesday 16th November (next week)
Turitea Chasers vs. Carncot @ 4pm on MG 1B. Turitea Chargers vs. Bainesse @ 4.45pm on Haval 2B.
-Year 4-6 Volleyball Draw – Thursday 17th November (next week)
Turitea Blockers vs. Hokowhitu Hitters @ 3.50pm on Court 5, then vs. Wairau Whetu @ 4.40pm on Court 6.
Cluster Touch – Thursday 24th November:
Thanks to those who have got their forms back in so we can make transport and supervision arrangements for this. If your child plays touch and you haven’t got a form, email Julie and she can help you out.
The team from OnBoard Skate (who donated our 10 skateboards/helmets back in Term 2) are running Saturday skateboarding classes at Memorial Park. Check out the flyer for more information.
This comes to school next Friday 18th November, so remember to bring your books from the public library or the last time the library bus came to school.
Lucky Book Orders:
Your child should have brought these home yesterday. Orders are due in to the office or via the Loop app by next Thursday 17th November