Week 3, Term 1 2023
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Ngā mihi o te tau hou 2023


Strike at the horizon and be the best that you can be!

Kia Ora whānau and welcome back to the end of week 3! Cyclone Gabrielle has had a huge impact on our whānau all around us but we are very lucky that our kura has come out the other side looking immaculate. Our thoughts are with the whānau who have been hit hard during this time. On a more positive note, we are thankful that all our tamariki have returned to kura safe and happy.
Key dates:
A short week for our third week back at kura. We are getting the tamariki back in to routines and learning!
To make sure all whānau are up to date with what is happening; here are a few key dates in Term 1.

Week 4:
Matua Ayden's last week at kura.
Wednesday 1st March- Whānau Hui/ Kōrero with kaiako
Friday 3rd March- Kohine Year 6-8 Girls Robotics & Hikitai (TBC)

Week 5:
Tuesday 7th March- VST Technology
Year 7 & 8 at Tolaga Bay Area School
Thursday 9th March - ERO visit
Friday 10th March- Hikitai (TBC)
Saturday: Touch

Week 6:
Matua Jay - Skipper Training for the rest of term.
Wednesday 15th March - Follow up ERO visit
Friday 17th March- Kōhine Year 6-8 Girls Robotics
Saturday: Touch

Week 7:
Monday 20th March- BOT hui
Tuesday 21st March- VST Technology
Thursday 23rd March-Waka Ama NPEC - Uawa (TBC)
Friday 24th March- TEACHERS ONLY DAY
Porou Ariki Wānanga - Turanga
Saturday: Touch

Week 8:
Monday 27th March- NPEC Touch Tournament, Uawa (Hosted by Whāngārā)
Thursday 30th March- Whānau Goal setting
31st March- Kohine Year 6-8 Girls Robotics
Saturday: Touch

Week 9:
Tuesday 4th April - VST Technology
Wednesday 5th April - Poverty Bay Rippa Rugby Tournament
Thursday 5th April - NPEC Horse sports
Friday 6th April- Easter Good Friday
Last day of Term 1

Weekly Update

We are slowly getting back into school routines after a disrupted start to the year. The tamariki have settled back into school well.
Please keep sending togs even on days that do not look good because the pool is up and running and we will utilise it as much as possible.

This short week we have been down to the beach to see how the cyclone has affected Whāngāra, Cyclone Gabrielle will be the main focus for term 1.

Starting dates for touch and miniball pushed, check facebook for hakinakina (sports) updates.


Te Matatini festival has not happened for the last 4 years so it was super exciting for it to be able to happen this year. We were lucky enough to see two of our kaiako Koka Te Oranga and Koka Shaela preforming on stage for Whāngārā Mai Tawhiti on Wednesday. What a buzz for our tamariki watching them live.

Puku Ora!

A huge mihi to Puku Ora for helping us out this week by sending FREE kai to our kura! We would like to acknowledge their manaakitanga towards our whānau, as this was all koha. We have had many tamariki love the reka kai we have received. Sadly it will be back to packing your own lunches next week but this has been a fabulous treat!