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Puawaitanga and He Kākano trip tomorrow

Sun Mar 26 06:02pm

We are heading into Sacred Heart via bus in the morning, and will be back at school by lunchtime.

Please ensure suitable.footwear is worn to school tomorrow.

Thank you.

School Pool Keys – Thank you to those who have returned the pool keys, these are due back now

Fri Mar 24 12:32pm

Easter Raffle

Fri Mar 24 09:15am

The Easter Raffle hampers are looking absolutely amazing and we will have at least 3 draws.
Please return your sold raffle sheets to the school office and more tickets are available if required.
Thank you for your great response to this school fundraiser.

School Photo Day

Thu Mar 23 10:51am

Photolife will be taking our school photos on Thursday 27th April (first week back of Term 2).

We are sending a flyer from Photolife home today with how it works. We have given Photolife approval to take sibling photographs, if you would like them, but the form on the flyer must be signed by the parent or caregiver and returned to school before photo day.

There are road works holding up traffic merging onto and off of Waitara Road. There may be hold ups this afternoon. Thanks for your patience

Tue Mar 21 01:06pm

Calling in all School Pool Keys. These are to be returned to the school office please.

Mon Mar 20 10:33am

Do any of these belong to you? They are from your kind Jubilee baking donations.

Mon Mar 20 08:50am


Senior Swimming Sports is still going ahead today at 1pm.

Fri Mar 17 08:39am

We will be holding the races in Length and Width groups to avoid children sitting around getting cold.

Width races will commence at 1pm, and Length Races, 1.30pm.


Newsletter Week 7, Term One 2023

Wed Mar 15 04:13pm

Sorry for the delay. We are using a new platform for our newsletters. Please find it attached.



Tue Mar 14 12:46pm

As you will be aware through the media, the Teacher/Principal Strike is going ahead on Thursday 16th March.  As we can not staff the school appropriately, the school will therefore be closed. Please make alternative arrangements for your child/ren for Thursday 16 March.

Thank you,

Huirangi School BOT

Lunch orders

Tue Mar 14 08:01am

Orders for this Friday’s brought lunch due back TODAY 

Chicken sushi $3

Spaghetti bun $3

Hot Chocolate $2

Juicie $1


Thank you for your continued support 

Lunch orders

Mon Mar 13 02:32pm

Orders for this Friday’s brought lunch due back TOMORROW

Chicken sushi $3

Spaghetti bun $3

Hot Chocolate $2

Juicie $1


Thank you for your continued support 

Home baking required

Fri Mar 10 10:01am

Just a reminder that we require home baking for our Jubilee celebration this Saturday. 
This can be dropped off to the staff room Friday 3pm or directly to the food tent 8.30am Saturday. 

Thank you 

Home and School Team

Strike Action-Thursday 16th March

Fri Mar 10 07:16am

Our tamariki need a quality education. And we want to give that to them.

Unfortunately, the funding for our schools is not enough for us to give us the time we would like to support all our kids to thrive.  

We need to attract and retain educators by ensuring that teaching is a valued and attractive profession.

Principals and teachers in primary and area schools have considered at length offers from the government to settle our respective collective agreements.

The offers did not meet our expectations, nor make sufficient steps towards the changes we need for our children to succeed.

You may have seen that we voted to take industrial action on 16 March.

It’s the last thing we wanted to do. And the decision was not taken lightly.

We felt that this was the only way the government would listen and recognise that when they support our children to learn and succeed, we are supporting whānau and communities to thrive.

We look forward to another great year in 2023 – and together with your support, building the case for better investment in our tamariki. 

Lunch order forms

Tue Mar 07 02:31pm

These have now been sent out so check your child’s school bags. Orders are due back to the office Tuesday 14th March. 

Easter raffle tickets will be coming home today.

Chicken Boxes wanted!

Fri Mar 03 10:11am

If anyone still has their chicken box creations from previous Pets Days that we could borrow can you please contact Julie Walker at school on 06 752 0606 or email
We are creating a display for the Jubilee.

We are accepting any type of Easter donation for our Easter Raffle. Tickets will be going out next week. Thank you!!

Thu Mar 02 03:04pm

Jubilee Food Stall

Thu Mar 02 10:16am

Jubilee Food Stall

If you are able to help work on the food stall for the Jubilee on Saturday 11th March for a couple of hours, please contact Jo: 021 402 538. The following are the spots we still need help with –

8.30 – 10.30 = 1 more person

10.30 – 12.30 = 3 more people

12.30 – 2ish = 1 more person

We also require 2 more people to help make sandwiches at 7am.

Have you joined the Huirangi Home and School Facebook group yet?

If not click on the following link to keep up to date


We are NOT closing early today. We have some staff attending Union Meetings, but all classes are covered.

Wed Mar 01 12:29pm

Fundraiser for the East Coast! TOMORROW!

Tue Feb 28 01:23pm


Home and School Reminders

Tue Feb 28 09:31am

Home and School meeting tomorrow 2pm in the staff room we would love to see you there.


Jubilee Food Stall

If you are able to help work on the food stall at school for the Jubilee on Saturday 11th March for a couple of hours, please contact Jo: 021 402 538, or ask to join our Huirangi Home and School Facebook Group. The following are the spots we still need help with –

8.30 – 10.30 = 1 more person

10.30 – 12.30 = 3 more people

12.30 – 2ish = 1 more person

We also require 2 more people to help make sandwiches at 7am.



We are catering for the Districts 150th Jubilee on Saturday 11th March, and require home baking to sell please! This needs to be brought to school on Friday 10th March.

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.


Have you joined the Huirangi Home and School Facebook group yet?

If not click on the following link to keep up to date

Netball 2023

Mon Feb 27 02:34pm

Please click this link to register your child for netball this year.

Registrations close on March 1st.


Kia ora koutou. Our fortnightly newsletter is now available to view on the Newsletter tab. Have a great day.

Mon Feb 27 10:38am

Mōrena Kōkihi Whanau

Mon Feb 27 07:28am

Mōrena Kōkihi whānau

Remember our trip to Tawhiti museum today! Please remember covered shoes, your drink bottle and lunch. 

If your child requires a booster seat then please send them up to class with one this morning. They will be going in teachers cars.

Kia pai tō rā 🙂


Working Bee Helpers Needed

Thu Feb 23 08:09pm

If you can spare an hour after school on Monday, we are after some volunteers to paint the fences at school, please. Brushes and paint provided. If you can help, please email me, 


Jubilee helpers required

Thu Feb 23 09:32am

We have the Huirangi 150 year Jubilee fast approaching, and the Home and school team need your help!!

We are running a food stall on Saturday 11th March at the Jubilee.
We require 4 helpers for each of the following times:
8.30am – 10.30am
10.30am – 12.30pm
12.30pm – 2pm

If you can help please call or text Jo on 021402538
Thank you

Pick-Up From School THIS Thursday!

Wed Feb 22 01:31pm

Kia Ora Whānau,

This Thursday the Americarna Cars will be departing Waitara, heading to Inglewood via Waitara Road at 3pm.

Can we please ask that you collect your child/ren from school at 2.45pm THIS THURSDAY 23rd February to minimise traffic congestion.

Thank you

Fundraiser for the East Coast!

Wed Feb 22 09:44am


Please DO NOT use the pool cover. We are waiting on repairs from the damage caused by the cyclone. Thank you!

Sun Feb 19 05:55pm

UPDATE-Please read

Tue Feb 14 05:23pm

Kia Ora Whānau 

Well we survived yet another national state of emergency – the wind was as intense as the authorities had predicted. We hope everyone is safe, with family and with power.

We never close our school unless we feel that it is unsafe to operate – we certainly do not enjoy interrupting learning. Thanks for your support of this drastic measure that we had to undertake given the weather conditions and warnings we received.

With the forecast for tomorrow looking a lot calmer than today, and having done a school site visit and assessment, we feel that our school is safe to operate and as a result we will be open as normal for instruction tomorrow.  The pool will remain closed for the rest of this week.

We will continue to monitor the weather and we will be in contact with you should anything change.

Thanks for support, for ‘hunkering’ down and being prepared.

Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Ngā mihi nui,

Natalie Looney

We hope you are all safe out there! I will be in touch later this afternoon with updates about school tomorrow. -Mrs Looney

Tue Feb 14 12:02pm

Notice of closure – Cyclone Gabrielle. PLEASE READ

Mon Feb 13 02:32pm

Good Afternoon Huirangi School Whanau,

Due to the anticipated weather event for Tuesday, we have decided to close the school for the day to ensure your child’s safety. Knowing that wind gusts may be between 100 and 140kmph is worrying to us. We are unsure whether we will have power and water, depending on how extreme the weather will become.

Whilst we know this is not ideal, the safety of our students, staff and community is priority.

Dependent on the forecast for Wednesday, we will make a decision at 2pm Tuesday as to whether we will be open on Wednesday or not.

Thank you for your understanding. We would rather be safe than sorry.

Ngā mihi,

Zara Ryan and Natalie Looney

(Huirangi Board Presiding Member and Principal)


Our fortnightly newsletter is now available to view on the Newsletter tab. Kia pai tō wiki.

Mon Feb 13 10:59am

REMINDER: Our School Picnic is TONIGHT!

Thu Feb 09 12:03pm

Bring along your whanau for a picnic dinner tonight from 5.30-7pm.

Our Home and School will be holding a sausage sizzle and icecream stand.

Bouncy Castle, Train Rides and the Pool will be open.

We look forward to seeing you all here!

Huirangi School Board Vacancy

Wed Feb 08 12:37pm

A casual vacancy has occurred on the school board for an elected parent representative.

The board has decided to fill the vacancy by selection.

If 10% or more of eligible voters on the school roll ask the board, within 28 days of this notice being published, to hold a by-election to fill the vacancy, then a by-election will be held.

Request for a by-election should be sent to:

Presiding member, Zara Ryan

Huirangi School Board

22 Bayley Street

RD 3

Huirangi, New Plymouth 4373

by: 7th March 2023

Huirangi School-Application to Enrol 2023

Wed Feb 08 12:35pm

Enrolment at Huirangi School is governed by an enrolment scheme, details of which are available at the school office or on our website. Students who live within our home zone have the right to enrol at any time.
Huirangi School Board of Trustees wishes to advise prospective parents and whānau that we are likely to have up to 8 out of zone places available. 5 spaces at New Entrant level beginning in Term 2, and 3 spaces in Year 2 to start during Term One 2023.
The exact number of out of zone places will depend on the number of applications received from students who live within the school’s home zone.
Applications are now being invited for those who will become, or are already, eligible for enrolment during this time. Application forms are available from our school office.
Applications for out of zone students must be received by the school before 1pm on Wednesday 15th February, 2023. If the number of out of zone applications exceeds the number of places available students will be selected by ballot. If a ballot is required, it will take place at 3pm on Friday 17th February 2023, and parents will be notified of the outcome that day.

Huirangi School BOT

Waitara Cricket

Tue Feb 07 05:30pm

the Waitara Cricket Club are looking for new players. 

Please register using this link.

Kids from year 2 – 6 are welcome, practice is Wednesdays games are Fridays. 

Home and School AGM tomorrow at 2pm. ALL WELCOME! We really need more members, so pop along and see if being part of this group is for you!

Tue Feb 07 02:27pm

Welcome back! Our first fortnightly newsletter for the available to view in the newsletter tab on the app.

Tue Jan 31 05:55pm


Thu Jan 26 05:30pm

This Sunday at the Sunflower Meadow, Waitara Road. 10am-3pm. 🌻
This is a great way to raise money for our school, and to also enjoy the sunflowers and entertainment! 🌻
Please call or text Jo ASAP. 021402538
Thank you!

The pool is fully operational again!

Mon Jan 23 03:45pm

Pool Update

Mon Jan 23 09:15am

The pool pump has died. 

You can still swim, but be mindful that it will probably get dirty quickly.

A new pump is being arranged and will be installed asap.


Sat Dec 31 01:00pm

Please remember the pool is a SCHOOL POOL, and having the pool open over the summer is a privilege.

Due to the amount of dirty nappies and rubbish being left behind, we want you to TAKE YOUR RUBBISH WITH YOU please.

NO GLASS BOTTLES at the pool either.

Thanks for understanding. This is a pool for our community key holders, and we want to ensure everyone is safe and happy while using our facilities.

Ngā mihi,

Natalie Looney (Principal)


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To download the School App, search SchoolAppsNZ in the App Store or Google Play Store, and then search Huirangi School in the search bar in the app.

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