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Newsletter Wednesday 01st November 2023

Ngaere School
School Newsletter
Living & Learning with RESPECT

Term 4  Week 4 

Wednesday 1 November 2023

Welcome – Nau mai haere mai

Please return all end of year trophies.

Good luck to Celia and Kelsey who will be representing Ngaere School at the Lions Junior Speechmaker competition in Hawera on Sunday. Members of the public are welcome – Hawera Community Centre 10am Sunday.

Senior Athletic Sports: Last Postponement Day – Monday 6th Nov at Toko School for Year 5-8

Children will travel to Toko by bus. If you wish to take your child home at the end of the day you must tell their teacher.

As the day begins with a briefing at 9.15am we would like all children in Years 5 – 8 to be at school by 8.30am to allow buses to leave before 9am. There will be food for sale but we ask that children bring sufficient food and drink for the day and ensure they have their school polar fleece or jacket to wear if the day is cooler.

The day will begin with the Open 800m race in year groups followed by a rotation of activities including long jump, high jump, discus and running.  Times below will be fairly accurate in order to get through the day.

Parents are welcome to come along and watch. if you are able to help on an activity please see your child’s teacher.

If Monday is wet or unpleasant weatherwise, then this event will be cancelled for 2023.

Please take the time to have your say.

Community Survey: One of our school’s strategic goals focuses on educationally powerful partnerships between our learners and our school community. We know how important whanau voice and support is for all our learners at Ngaere School and would appreciate you taking the time to fill in the following survey to guide our thinking as we review and revise our strategic thinking. 

2023 Community Survey

Should you wish to include your name and contact details you will be eligible to go in the draw for a $100 grocery voucher which will be drawn 24th November.


Gumboot Friday

Join thousands of NZers in wearing gumboots  on Friday in support of NZ Mental health awareness. Children may wear mufti (and clean gumboots) for a gold coin donation which will be forwarded on the the NZ Charity  ‘I am Hope’.


Year 7-8 camp fees are due by the end of next week.  If there is an issue with payment of these fees could you please contact the school to discuss.  Thank you.


We are planning a Maize Maze which will run for approximately 3-4 weeks from the end of February 2024 in our paddock beside the school grounds. Our fundraising goals for the school in 2024 include; new technology, updated sports uniforms, subsidised school sport fees, support with school camps and trips out into the community.  If you are able to help in any way with preping and maintaining of the maize maze, to helping out on the days that the maize maze is run, please let the school office know.  This is a major fundraiser for the school and any help would be very much appreciated.

 What’s On..

  • Friday 3rd November – “Gumboot Day” Mufti
  • Monday 6th November – Senior Athletics at Toko
  • Monday 6th November – Room 4 trip to Lake Rotokare
  • Thursday 16th November – Rural Cluster Tabloids (Midhirst) Yr 1-4
  • Friday 17th November – Stratford High School Orientation – Year 8
  • Monday 20th November – Teacher Only Day (MoE Directed) School closed
  • Tuesday 21st- Friday 24th November – Yr 7 & 8 Camp to Wellington
  • Thursday 23rd November – Bookclub due 
  • 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. School finishing at 12 noon.

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


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