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Whāia te mātauranga hei oranga mō koutou 

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Whāia te mātauranga hei oranga mō koutou 

Seek after learning for the sake of your wellbeing. 

This whakatauki refers to the importance of learning for it is key to our wellbeing.  If you follow the path of learning, the world will be your oyster.


Value of the week:  Manawanui:  Courtesy

Big splash coming up

Thanks for the volunteers so far but we really need a few more volunteers for Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd July to help prepare for the swim events.  Please can you get in touch with me if you are able to help – [email protected]

Dentist phone number: 372 1033

Please use this number to make appointments for the dentist. It is so great to have the dental practice back with us at Te Huruhi.  Please when you are coming and going from the school to the clinic, can you close the gate from the road to the dentist.  We need to ensure that all our tamariki are safe within our school grounds during school hours.  This also means that our curious children who like to wander, know that the closed gate means that they need to stay within the school grounds.

Playground- Yah! 

The Senior playground is up and running and the field is looking great.  Aren’t we lucky?  Please, please, please supervise your children if you use either of our playgrounds out of school hours.  The senior playground is high and you do need to watch your tamariki.  Out of school hours it is your responsibility to keep your child safe.

Some of the learning from week 7


Here are a few snippets of the awesome things that have been going on this week; the glorious art work outside whā, environmental predator tracking – which relates to our citizen science programme, reading and art activities and even a bit of woodwork;  also from learning about the brain to learning your letter sounds- it’s been a fabulous week.



Waitunes – A fiesta of music on Wednesday 23rd June 6.30 – 8 pm

We have a great evening of music planned where Waiheke Voices (Children’s community choir), The Band, Sister Shout, Malcolm and AJ Brooks alongside some of our talented young musicians will be performing.  Entry by koha and money raised will go towards music in schools. 


Teacher Only Day Notification

As a part of the three schools involved in WaiCOL (community of learning) there will be a Teacher Only Day on Monday September 6th. This has only just been confirmed and the teachers will be participating in a Te Tiriti workshop.  We appreciate how hard this can be for juggling family life.  We utilise Teacher Only Days to enable us to learn new and essential things to further enrich your child’s learning opportunities at school. 


Flu season- and basic hygiene

As we approach our winter months it is a timely reminder to maintain health and hygiene practices. Please remind your tamariki to wash hands often and, as with Covid-19- cough or sneeze into your elbow.  



If any of you have any spare (external) paint that you no longer need, we would love to hear from you.  We are about to undertake a few enviro message paintings outside the classroom.  Please contact Miss T.

[email protected]


Team Points

The tamariki are really excited about their team points as they earn them for showing our values at school. This includes our enviro values too. Congratulations to kakariki who are currently moving ahead with their points for the term.



Have a wonderful week. Week 8 already!  We’re rapidly approaching the end of the term and there is so much left for the children to do.  The teachers are all busy writing reports, a very tiring time indeed. Modelling our value of the week- thanks so much for your mahi.  It is much appreciated. 


Phil Wainwright (Acting Principal)