Newsletter Week 1, Term 3

Tahuna School
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Newsletter Week 1 Term 3

Principals Comment
Kia ora and welcome back to our children, parents and whanau, I hope our children have had a well rested break and ready for another busy term of learning. Already this week I am seeing lots of our children displaying our unique ICARES school values.

Final Term 2 Assembly Awards

End of Term Classroom awards for Diligence,
Most improved and ICARE Values

Endeavour:                       Olive, Kohl and Lennox

Endurance:                       Alex, Arnav and Evie

Maungaturoto:                Jethro, Rebecca and Abagail

Adventure:                       Lakaia, Shaian and Micah

Discovery:                        Caitlin, Hunter and Katie


Reading Rotary Awards and Paper Plus Voucher
Congratulations to Sonika, Lucy and Shaian who have done outstanding reading and making positive progress in their reading.


ICARES Winners
Well done to Alex P and Tommy for having your name drawn from the ICARES box for showing our values. 

3 Way Conferencing – Parent, Child and Teacher Interviews
Week 5 – Tuesday 24th and Wednesday the 25th. Information about booking an interview for your child will be out soon. These interviews is a great opportunity to meet with your child’s teacher about their learning progress and next learning steps.

Matariki Week
Our matariki week at the end of last term was a huge success! It was great to see our senior children take the opportunity to be positive leaders and support our younger children in the variety of opportunities our staff provided.

Linewize and School-Issued Google Accounts
Attached to our newsletter today is an information letter about 24/7 filtering of School-Issued Google Accounts. Also a brief introduction to Family Zone.

Relationship and Sexuality Education
Thank you to the many parents who attended our consultation evening on Wednesday the 30th June. Your contribution at the evening has been very helpful in supporting our school in making decisions that will best support our children to be lifelong learners. The Tahuna School Board of Trustees is reviewing the feedback from our evening and we will keep you informed on future developments as our consultation phase continues.

The season ended at the end of Term 2. There was plenty of outstanding play on the Morrinsville netball courts from our three fantastic teams. Congratulations to all our players.

A big thanks to Lenora Rillstone, Katrina Evans and Katherine Murphy for being our coaches for the season. Without our coaches we cannot have teams, it is much appreciated! 

Our following children are representing our Tahuna Basketball team. They are Alex P, Evaya, Caitlin, Lachlan, Hunter M, Dakota, Jack P, and Emmerson. They played their first game last night and we wish our team all the best for the season. We would like to thank Aimee Pearce who is coaching our team. Games are Wednesdays at the Morrinsville Event Centre.

Nga mihi

Phillip and Staff

Livestock Day – Friday 22nd October 2021

This year Tahuna School livestock day will be on Friday 22nd October, this is slightly later than usual due to the school holiday dates. Please consider this when your child is selecting their animal. Children can rear a kid goat, lamb, dairy calf or beef calf). Group day will take place on the following Friday and will also be running all categories. Dates for animals are below:

Calves born between: 1st July – 21st July (early)

21st July – 1 Sept (late)

Lambs and goats : 1st July – 31st July (early)

1st Aug – 1 Sept (late)

Even though this is still a while away a registration form is included in the newsletter and can be returned to school when your child/ren have picked their animal.

We do have available a couple of halters and calf covers that have been donated to school if you are requiring one of these.

Orphan lambs approx. 4 days old – $50 each. Lambing starts end of July into August. Please flick a text to 027 8449677 and will put you on list. Pickup Matahuru Road.

Information to support your child in choosing and rearing an animal.

Link from LIC on choosing and caring for a calf

Link for selecting and rearing a calf, lamb or kid


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Oral Care Drive – please note that the cardboard boxes are no longer accepted. Please recycle these through your paper rubbish.

Dates to Remember


16          BOT Meeting 7pm – All welcome

17          Parent Interviews 2.45 – 7 pm

18          Parent Interviews 2.45 – 5 pm

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