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Newsletter Wednesday 13th September 2023

Ngaere School
School Newsletter
Living & Learning with RESPECT

Term 3  Week 8 – Wednesday 13th September 2023

Welcome – Nau mai haere mai

Ngaere School 43 – Kaimata 22

Congratulations to Ngaere team who beat Kaimata for the second time to win the McLeod Shield last Friday.  Well done!  Also a huge thank you to the parents involved with coaching the team.


The Central Schools Cross Country was held last Wednesday at the Stratford Race Course.  Congratulations to all those students who participated.

9yrs & under Girls  2000m      Isla Atkin  19th   9.13min                                                

9yrs & under  Boys  2000m    Oliver O’Brien-12th-8.11min, Archie Meads-20th-                                                          8.34min, Cooper Beck-31st-9.17min

10yr Girls        2000m       Sam Rown-2nd-8.44min, Ava Dettling-9th-8.57min,                                                       Alice Kerr-22nd-10.11min, Molly Gribble-26th-10.33min

10yr Boys       2000m       Hayden Muggeridge-Hart-8th-8.11min                                                                           Finn Lawrence-13th-8.41min

11yr Girls       3000m        Nikki Zuppicich-4th-14.30min                                                                                         Isabella England-11th-15.20min

11yr Boys       3000m        Daniel Taunt-6th-13.03min, Tyler Dettling-10th-13.46min,                                              Jaxon Kelbrick-15th-14.28min, Oliver Larsen-17th-14.31                                                min, Angus O’Sullivan-20th-15.32min

12yr Girls        3000m       London Oxenham-3rd-13.44min                                                                                     Kaylee Evans-13th-17.33min

12yr Boys       3000m        Keegan Kerr-2nd-11.27min


Wednesday 20th September 2023

Some children have indicated an interest in entering this event. Information and a permission slip will come home with them today.  Could we please have this returned to the school office, along with the $5 entry fee, as soon as possible so we can get the entries into the Hawera Harrier Club. Again, runners will be issued with a number which will be used to record their placing.  Numbers will be advised once we have all the entries in.


Work is beginning on the Turf replacemnt project with the concrete being poured on Monday and the new turf being laid shortly after. The turf area is completely out of bounds as of today! If you are here in the weekend please respect this as there will be needle like pins protruding from the turf.

Thank you to to the support of the following organisations who have helped with the funding of this project: Ngaere School Board, Ngaere School PTA,  Mataiho (Tamarind), TOI Foundation, Pub Charity and the TET.


If anyone would like a lamb to rear and share at Pet Day please get in touch with Simon, 0274105557. Lambs are available to rear and return (free) or buy ($50).

Pet lambs for sale.  $40 each. Contact Sarah Collier 027 2012943

Pet Day Crafts: You will have received the notice regarding the craft activities in each class. Please talk to your child’s teacher if you have any questions. These are to be done at school and will be on display on Pet Day Wednesday 11th October.

VISITS:  Next Monday there will be a visit from a couple of animal experts to talk to the students about their Lambs, Calves and Pets.  The Pet Diaries will come home next week so the students can complete them over the holidays.  These are to be returned by Tuesday 10th October as they will form part of the judging criteria.



By Molly  and Emelia 
Last week we spent some time making our gardens spic and span for our visitors. We weeded and tidied the garden taking pride in our school and showing respect for our environment. All the spring bulbs have come up and they look beautiful! We are getting the school garden ready for spring. Mr Wells dug our compost pit and what a surprise he found potatoes growing there. Vicki talked us through how potatoes sprout through their eyes. There were more potatoes from last year when we dug the garden to put the compost in. We are slowly getting to our goal of making good soil in the garden for planting.

PTA Update :

PET DAY – Wednesday 11 October.

Many hands make light work!

We need helpers on the day to do a stint on the barbeque or cake stall or selling raffle tickets.

If you can help for half an hour or so please let Karen in the office know.       Any help is very much appreciated.

Maize Maze 2024 – The PTA are planning on running a Maize Maze again this summer but we really need the support of the community to ensure it is successful. If you are able to contribute to this fun event in any way we would love to hear from you. Would you consider being part of a small organising committee? Can you help with the clearing and weeding leading up to the event? Would you like to be a sponsor? Could you commit to a stint one weekend when it is up and running? We look forward to hearing from you!

Uniforms: We have a significant amount of money outstanding from our uniform account. A decision has been made that uniform items must be paid for before they are sent home unless prior approval (from Megan or Karen) has been given.

Uniform Prices: Polo Shirts $42    Sports Shirts $40   Youth Polar Fleeces $39   Adult Polar Fleeces $42 Youth School Jacket $58  Adult School Jacket $62

Payment for uniform items to Ngaere PTA  Account: 15-3951-0390909-00

Should you have any questions in relation to uniform please feel free to contact the school.

 Next meeting is Sunday 8 October – Come along if you would like to help with Pet Day preparation.

End of Term Assembly: Next Friday 22nd Sept starting at 2.15pm (please note the earlier time which is to allow for across school sharing)

 What’s On..

  • Friday 15th September – Yr 7 & 8 Tough Kids at SHS 10am-12pm
  • Friday 15th September – Assembly 2.30pm in the Hall
  • Tuesday 19th September – Yr 7 & 8 Taranaki Dio “Annie” Production
  • Wednesday 20th September – Taranaki Schools Cross Country Champs in Hawera
  • Friday 22nd September – End of Term Assembly @ 2.15pm
  • Friday 22nd September – Last day term 3  – Happy Holidays
  • Monday 9th October – Term 4 begins 
  • Wednesday 11th October – PET DAY
  • Wednesday 1st November – Rural Cluster Athletics (Toko) Yr 5-8
  • Thursday 16th November – Rural Cluster Tabloids (Midhirst) Yr 1-4
  • Monday 20th November – Teacher Only Day (MoE Directed) 
  • Tuesday 21st- Friday 24th November – Yr 7 & 8 Camp to Wellington
  • Wed 29 Nov  – Fri 01 Dec – Room 5 Camp Konini Lodge 
  • Thursday 14th December – End of Year prize Giving
  • Friday 15th December – Last day Term 4

(Please note this may not be a complete list and some dates may change)


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