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Newsletter Wednesday 20th September 2023

Ngaere School
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Living & Learning with RESPECT

Term 3  Week 10 – Wednesday 20th September 2023

Welcome – Nau mai haere mai

Well here we are again at the end of another busy term. 

We currently have a roll of 161 with 10 new children joining us this term. This includes 3 new families to our school.

It was great to see Rooms 3 & 4 celebrating Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, or Māori Language Week with the use of te reo Māori as they introduced each item in assembly last Friday. 

We have continued to offer many opportunities for our children this term.

With sport, we had a Yr 7 & 8 team in both the Hurlstone Trophy – netball & McLeod Shield – rugby tournaments and one senior boy competed alongside other intermediate aged children at the Aims Games in Tauranga. All children took part in the annual rural cluster corss country at Rawhitiroa School and a small group went on to compete at the Central competition in Stratford and the Taranaki competition in Hawera. Our year 7 & 8s were hosted at Stratford High School and put through a very competitive ‘Tough Kids’ course which proved to be a lot of fun for all. We also had a vist from some of the Yarrows Taranaki Bulls rugby players.

Rooms 5, 6 & 7 took advantage of a number of EPro8 kits in the school with small group challenges designed to promote science, engineering and problem solving. From there we have chosen a group to represent our school at the regional competition in Stratford next term. Senior children have been preparing and presenting their speeches with finals taking place tomorrow to choose our best to go forward against students from Eltham & Rawhitiroa schools. Technology continues for our Year 7 & 8 children with fortnightly sessions at Stratford High School.

Our senior debating teams took part and came out on top in the rural cluster debates. 

School finishes for the term at 3pm on Friday and resumes on Monday 9th October. The first two days classess will be working on their craft exhibits which will be judged and on show Wednesday 11th, Pet Day.

By the time school resumes we will have new turf, ready for summer tennis.

Enjoy the holiday break with your children.

Nga mihi nui,


Concrete layer being pumped. The turf is then laid over it (with rubber matting between the turf and the concrete).


A form will come home those students who have indicated that they would like to be part of next terms interschool touch tournment which is required back at school by the Friday 22nd September.  If you require a form, please see Mr Mercer or Karen in the office.

The competition will be held on a Tuesday night, beginning Tuesday 10th October 2023 and for the following 6 weeks:  Year 3/4 4.30-5pm, Year 5/6 5-5.30pm and Year 7/8 5.30-6pm.  

Each team will require coach or the team cannot be entered.  If you are able to help, please let Mr Mercer know.

Games are 7 aside with a minimum of 2 girls on the field. Cost is $10 per player payable to the school office or online, Ngaere School BOT Account 15–3951-0380444-00. 

We would love to see as many participants as possible.

Daylight Saving starts 24 September 2023 at 2 am, New Zealand’s time-clocks advance by one hour. Daylight Saving ends on 7 April 2024 Sunday at 3 am, our time-clocks fall back by one hour.

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.

Pet Day Diaries:  These will come home with the students who have entered a pet this week.  These diaries are required to be completed over the school holidays and will be part of the judging criteria for all of the pets.  The diaries are required to be returned to school on the first Monday or Tuesday of next term, before Pet Day which is on Wednesday 11th October.   

We still have chocolate bars for sale. Children are able to purchase these at 3pm from the school office- $2 a bar

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!

CCC Clothing Fundraiser – Order forms have gone home for a chance to get shorts ready for the new term! A quick turnaround. Please have orders in by Friday 22nd Sept,

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

End of Term Assembly

 Friday 22nd Sept starting at 2.15pm 

 What’s On..

  • 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
  • Monday 30th October – 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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