Newsletter 2nd June

Tahuna School
School Newsletter
Learning for Life.

Principals Comment

Newsletter Week 5

Kia ora tena katou katoa,

It was a pleasure teaching in Endeavour on Tuesday. I was impressed with the high level of concentration, enthusiasm and sharing that happened in our junior room. Clearly many of our school values on display in Endeavour by our juniors. If yesterday’s experience is to go by then the future of Tahuna School looks very bright! I would like to thank our juniors for the fantastic day!

Belinda Duncan

It is Belinda’s last day teaching in Endeavour Room on Thursday. You are most welcome to come in and wish her farewell. Over recent years Belinda has brought great energy and enthusiasm to our school and also a passion and expertise for learning through play in our junior room. You have made a positive difference to many of our children and we wish you all the best at your new school.

Teacher Only Day

I reminder that our Morrinsville Kahui Ako Teacher Only Day about ‘Cultural Responsiveness’ is on Friday the 4th June therefore school is closed.

Morrinsville Kahui Ako COL Community Connect event 

On the 21st of June Linewize is running a parent information evening. Please see the ad on the next page.

The digital goal for the kahui ako – “Our aim is to nurture responsible digital citizens in our Morrinsville Community – we’d love to see you there!”

EPRO8 Challenge

We would like to wish the EPRO8 team all the best for the up-coming event at Morrinsville Intermediate tomorrow. The children representing us are; Lachlan, Zoe H, Micah and Alex P.

Work Sample

To follow on from our fantastic event we have a written sample of work that rounds up the whole experience! To add, the amount raised of over $800 is outstanding and exceeded all expectations. Great work by our children and supportive community!

Westpac Rescue Helicopter Appeal 2021

On the 19th May 2021 Tahuna School participated in a fundraising event for the Westpac Rescue helicopter. A group of students who called themselves “Angels From Above” organised a special day at Tahuna School to raise funds for this important rescue group. The rescue helicopter flew 90 time-critical missions in April this year alone. The helicopter had to come to Tahuna School once this year, so the Angels understood how important it was and wanted to do something to help.

We had a bake sale, did helicopter themed activities, dressed up in red and yellow, and we sold American style hotdogs for lunch with tomato sauce and mustard (to match our theme). We even had a Westpac necklace made by one of our fellow students!!

Lots of donated prizes were given out for showing our schools ICARE values (Integrity, Challenge, Ambition, Respect, Encourage) and for winning some of the activities that we did. We made certificates to give out too.

It was such an awesome day, and we raised approximately $800 to go to the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Appeal.  We would encourage any groups to fundraise for great causes like this. They need our help now, and we may need their help in the future.

By Emma, Tahuna School.


Nga mihi

Phillip and Staff

School Cross Country

9th June

1 pm

Tahuna Golf Course

All Welcome


Dates to Remember


4          School Closed – Teacher only day

5          School Closed – Queens Birthday

6          School Cross Country – 1pm – Tahuna              Golf Course – all welcome

7          BBQ Lunch

18        School Closed – Power Outage


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