End of Week 5 Term 2 Pānui

Kia ora e te whānau,

Hoping this finds you all alive and well this week marking the halfway point of the term. I am really excited to take the teachers on a bit of ‘roady’ on Tuesday as we are visiting 3 local schools to see the cool things they are doing. Thanks for your support in finding alternative arrangements for your children so that we can do this. It will be really nice for me to take the team to my ‘old haunts’ at Russell Street School in the morning, a place really special to me. Then Central Normal School just before midday and College Street School in the afternoon. 

From the PTA:

The Pool Party is all set for Saturday 11th June at the Freyberg Pools from 6-8pm. We look forward to seeing you all there with your children to reconnect and build on the whanaungatanga that has been missing. The Family Pies fundraisers order forms will go out on Skool Loop in the coming weeks to stock up the freezer. Paper copies can be requested at the office for other members of the family to take to work etc. Reminder that today is the last day to order your Turitea Hoodie. Order here and pay online if you haven’t got to it.


Thanks to those parents who have offered their support for our upcoming trip on Monday 13th/Tuesday 14th June. If you’ve put down that you’d like to stay for the noho with your Year 5/6 student, please can you get the police vetting form back into the office on Wednesday morning so we can get those processed. Don’t forget to get your hangi orders in here for the Matariki Celebration on Monday evening. Vegetarian options available also.

Cluster Chess

What an amazing turnout for this yesterday. 52 kids from across the six schools in our Fitzherbert Cluster took part. We had a great showing with Henry coming 1st overall in Year 3/4, Ada coming 2nd in the Girls and Elias coming 3rd in the Year 3/4. Thanks Jonathan for taking these amazing photos.

Kelly Sports:

Because of the Staff Only Day on Tuesday, Kelly Sports will come on Wednesday afternoon instead of Tuesday since no one will be here. Coach De and Hayley will be in at 3pm to take the crew.

Epic Music Lessons:
On Wednesday a note came home for if your child wants to sign up for a range of lessons from the Epic Music Academy, check out here for more information and get those forms in by Wednesday next week.

Rocket Challenge in Kauri:

Matt and Rubin from Fonterra have been working with all the students in Kauri educating them about the physics behind rockets. Check out the launch which happened last week. 

Red Cross Book Sale:

The famous Red Cross Book Sale is this weekend at the Barber Hall on Waldegrave Street The sale will kick off tomorrow and will run each day from 10am until Monday. More information here. Grab a bargain!

New Shrubs:

Massive thanks to Helen from Tree and Shrub Propagation who donated a bunch of hedging for the garden outside Kauri. Check out their shop if you need trees/shrubs at a great price.

Sports @ Turitea:
All the best to the 8 Year 5/6 students who are representing Turitea at the Interschool Cross Country on Tuesday. We are also looking forward to taking a large team from throughout the school to Cluster Cross Country in Tokomaru on Thursday 9th June. These students have all received notices. Please all meet at school at 8.45am to depart at 9.00am. It was a brilliant day at Massey on Tuesday for the Tough Guy and Gal Challenge. 34 Turitea kids went along and gave it their all. Thanks to the parents who came to support. Check out the photos from the day. We are looking forward to next year’s event.


Netball and Hockey – No Games

Table Tennis Draw – 7th June

Basketball Draw – 9th JuneNo draw available yet please refer to Game day app.

Reporting to Parents:

Are you interested in giving me your feedback about our reports at the end of term? If you are, I’d love to chat with you. Either email me or come and see me for a yarn about them as I’d love some parent voice. 

Scholastic Books:

Your kids should have brought home these sheets. Orders due back next Thursday 9th June.

Public Health Newsletter:

Please find the following newsletter attached from MidCentral Health if you are interested.  

Have a fantastic (extra) long weekend everyone with the Staff Only Day on Tuesday. See you all back on Wednesday 8th June.

Mā te wā (See you later)