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Wednesday 15th November 2023

Ngaere School
School Newsletter
Living & Learning with RESPECT

Term 4  Week 6

Wednesday 15th November 2023

Welcome – Nau mai haere mai

Congratulations to Kowhai House for winning the first ever Ngaere School House Singing competition. Judges commented on the good song choice, ‘Mama Mia’ which had definte audience appeal.

Room 4 Calendar Art

Junior Tabloid Sports: Tabloid sports for children in years 0-4 will on Thursday 16th Nov at Midhirst School. Postponement day is Friday 17th. All children will travel by bus, leaving school at 9.30am to arrive in plenty of time for a 10am start.

Teams have 15 minutes at each rotation before moving on to the next activity with the last round finishing around 11.45am with lunch from 12 noon. Children will then come back to school for the afternoon programme. It is not necessary to take your child home for the afternoon but should you wish to you must advise the class teacher.

Parents are welcome to watch on the day.

Stratford High School Orientation Day: Year 8 Friday 17th – 9am -2pm.

Children are to find their own way to Stratford High School on the day and are to meet at the school stadium with a pen, paper, water & snacks for the day. There will be a sausage sizzle lunch. Children are able to wear mufti with a warm jersey or jacket if the day is cooler. Covered in shoes are required. Any questions please talk to Year 8 teachers, Lisa or Emma.

School Closed Monday 20th Nov – Teacher Only Day

End of Year Prizegiving: Thursday 14th December 7pm at Stratford High School Hall. This is an opportunity to celebrate our Year 8 leavers and present our end of year trophies. More details will be sent home closer to the time.

This will be the last official day for children for the year. the school will be open until 12noon on Friday but we would appreciate it if children were not sent to school unless absolutely necessary. This is an opportunity for staff to do their final classroom clean and tidy as well as share information with your child’s next year teacher. 

The last day for the Ngaere school buses will be Thursday 14th December. 

One week left 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.


School Magazine: Room 6 children have been working on collating all the photos and stories from throughout the year for our school magazine. They have done a great job ensuring that the activities from throughout 2023 have been included. It is just about to go to the printer to be returned in plenty of time for the end of the year. They will be on sale for $20 from the school office.



Can you help with the Maize Maze?

Would you like to contribute $100 in return for your business being promoted in the maze?

If you would like to help with the PTA fundraising efforts during the year please contact PTA Chair Monica (0276635565) or talk to Karen in the office (7648643)


If you are not using Ballance, and you or anyone you know  would like a no obligation visit from the Ballance Rep to discuss your fertiliser plan please contact:

Tomiko Mayo Nutrient Specialist

 ph 021 2805068 

 What’s On..

  • 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 
  • Monday 27 Nov – Swimming begins (weather dependent)
  • Wed 29 Nov  – Fri 01 Dec – Room 5 Camp Konini Lodge 
  • Tuesday 5 Dec – Board Meeting 6pm
  • Wednesday 6 Dec – PTA Meeting 7pm
  • Thursday 7 Dec – Hollard Gardens (Juniors)
  • Friday 8 Dec – Float entry in Eltham Christmas Parade
  • Monday 11 Dec – Reports home this week
  • Tuesday 12 Dec – Rm 4 Vertical Horizon’s day
  • Thursday 14th December – End of Year prize Giving 7pm SHS Hall
  • Friday 15th December – Last day Term 4 (Children not expected at school)

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


The school holidays are nearly upon us – keep the kids entertained by taking them to an action- packed game of basketball.
The BNZ Breakers have 8 Auckland games remaining this season and every single game promises plenty of fun, giveaways, and entertainment for the whole family. Choose the dates that suit you and get behind the BNZ Breakers. Tickets are on sale at

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