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Term 1, Week 7.

Tuesday 14th March, 2023

Kia Ora Koutou, Hello Everyone!

Our Jubilee Weekend was a huge success. Thank you to everyone who provided home baking, helped to tidy up the school grounds, or helped out in many other ways.
The pride I felt as tumuaki/principal over the duration of the weekend was very humbling. Our classrooms all looked amazing, and the comments and feedback we received were overwhelming. It was lovely to listen to stories from past pupils and the care and interest they still have in the success of Huirangi School really impressed me.
Thank you to our Home and School, School Staff and Students and the Jubilee Committee for your tireless efforts! Huirangi School is definitely a wonderful place to be!

As you will be aware, we are striking this Thursday, 16th March. School will be closed for instruction this day. Thank you all for your support and understanding.

Ngā mihi nui,
Natalie Looney

Senior Swimming Sports

This Friday at 1pm, we welcome you to come along to our Senior School Swimming Sports. This is for all children in Years 4-6, and races will be held at our school pool.
We encourage all students to come to school in their house colours, ready for a day of competition and celebration of the skills they have learnt this year.

Please note that we will not be selecting tamariki to represent Huirangi School at the Cluster Swimming Sports from this event alone. This decision will be made early next week, with input from Sue, our swim coach.

I would like to take thank Todd Energy for funding our Swimming Lessons this year. We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to employ a swimming instructor, which is a luxury many schools simply cannot afford.

A huge thank you to Sue Cox, our swim coach. Sue has been an awesome addition to the staff again, and her knowledge and expertise in swimming is next to none. The improvement we have seen schoolwide in confidence and ability has been impressive. Thank you, Sue! We hope to see you at Huirangi School again next year.

Pool Keys

It is now time to return you pool key! Our School Pool will officially close at 3pm this Friday, 17th March.

Person of Character

Evie Wilson: Super homework
Hunter Fredrickson: Great listening
Librius Clarke-Pihama: Super work ethic
Max Barrett: Sitting respectfully and listening
Charlotte Oakes: Helping Mrs Beazley
Myla Tai: Sitting respectfully
Bella de Waard: Super maths! Adding 19 number together!

Lost Property

Please NAME your child's clothing! Our lost property bin is full, and there are lots of good quality clothes in there that are left unclaimed. It makes life easier for everyone if your child's property is named clearly.

Home and School News

Easter Raffle Donations!
Tickets will be coming home soon with your child/ren to sell for our Easter Raffle. We are now asking for donations of Easter products to make up some hampers to raffle. Please send along your goodies to the school office as soon as you can as we would like to have these made up and sell tickets at the Jubilee.

Our next Home and School Meeting is on Wednesday 26th April, 2pm in the staffroom. Come along!

Public Health Nurse

All schools have a Public Health Nurse who is available to provide help and advice to children and their families with any health concerns.
This is a confidential service and all families are entitled to use it.

Huirangi School's Public Health Nurse is Bridget Powell:
Phone: 027 263 4996 or 06 753 7790
Email: bridget.powell@tdhb.org.nz

Examples of some things Bridget can help with are:
allergies, hearing and vision, speech, parenting, immunisations, wetting, soiling, constipation, headlice, nutrition, puberty, behavioural issues and any other general health concerns.

Upcoming Events

Thursday 16th March-Teacher Strike Action. School Closed.
Friday 17th March - Huirangi School Senior Swimming Sports, 1pm. Bought Lunches.
Friday 31st March - Cluster Swimming Sports, Bell Block Pools (Year 4-6 only).
Thursday 6th April - Last Day of Term One. BOT Meeting, 6pm.
Monday 24th April - Teacher only day
Wednesday 26th April - Term 2 Students back. Home and School Meeting, 2pm.

Duffy Book Sponsor

Greg Jupp Electrical Ltd is our fabulous sponsor!
Thanks Greg & Nic for this generous sponsorship which allows us to keep providing wonderful books for our tamariki.

Newsletter Sponsorship

Huge thanks for your support to help us produce the newsletter this year.

School Timetable

9.00am - Start of the day
11am - 11.25am Morning tea interval
1.00pm - 1.45pm Lunch break
3.00pm - End of the Day