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Tuesday 23rd October 2018

Ko te Rātū ko tēnei rā te rua tekau ma toru o Whiringa-ā-nuku

Term 4 - Week 2 - 2018

Kupu o te wiki

mōhio(tia): know

Kei te mōhio ngā tauira ki te reo Māori. 
The students know the Māori language. 
- this is an example of an active sentence

mōhio always takes ‘ki’ rather than ‘i’.

mōhiotia whānuitia ana a Parekura Horomia e ngā tāngata Māori o te motu. 
Parekura Horomia is widely known by Māori people from all over. 
- this is an example of a passive sentence

Kupu o te ra

ako(na): learn, teach

Kua ako a Mere i te waiata.
Mere has learnt the song.
- this is an example of an active sentence

Ka ako te kaiako i ngā tauira.
The teacher will teach the students.
- this is an example of an active sentence

‘whakaako’ is also frequently used for ‘teach’.


NO  SUBWAY  on the 26th OCTOBER  AND on the 2nd NOVEMBER.


Beach Clean Up

Kia Ora whanau,
For the beach cleanup we now have our signup sheet on room 6's door and the beach cleanup will be on Sunday the 28th of October week: 3 and make sure you get in quick so you don't miss out also you will need to bring 3 large plastic bags and some gloves for you guys to wear and please email us if you have any questions.
By Bailee and Lily

2018 Writers Group Term 4

Writers group will begin this Friday 19th October


9.15-10   Year 5

10-10.30   Year 4

11-11.30   Year 2

11.30-12+   Year 7

1.30-2.15   Year 8

2.15-3.00 Year 6

There will be no writers group on Friday 26th of October or Friday 2nd of November.

Many thanks - Mrs Leggett



Paremata's Got Talent - This Week

Kia Ora Everyone, what an awesome show we had! Great job to everyone who participated and thank you to everyone who came along and supported the contestants. We are wanting to put on the Semi-Finals next week on Wednesday and Thursday. Semi-Finalists:

Year 1&2: Wednesday 24th October 2018 
Eden Jackson
Yuqi Liang

Year 3&4: Wednesday 24th October 2018 
Xiangyi Liang
Ryker van Echten

Year 5&6: Thursday 25th October 2018
Dylan Gao
Matilda, Chloe, Dali, Riley & Maria

Year 7&8: Thursday 25th October 2018
elijah King
Courtney, Bailee, Bailey, Ella, Lily

Please, can all the contestants practice really hard for the semi-finals on Wednesday/Thursday. The finals will be held at the Gala, (on the same week, so it would be best to practice for both occasions).  Thank you and keep up the good work.Senior Council :) 


Term 4 Reminders

Now that we are into Term 4, please remember to have your sun hat on your head anytime that you are outside (this includes P.E sessions).

If you don't have your hat then you must be under the shade in the waka area.


Hola amigos!  We would love it if you could help us with our project.  Could you please look around your house and collect up all your old towels, blankets and toys suitable for cats and dogs.  Bring them to school in the the first and second weeks of this term.  Please drop them off to either Room 5 or 6 and receive a treat (1 treat per person).  We will take them for the SPCA to use.  If you can bring in cat and dog food, that would be great too.  Thanks for your help!

Sophia and Sophie.

The Cafe

Fresh roasted coffee, exclusive teas & light meals

October is Save Kiwi Month. There are heaps of ways to get involved, during the month and also throughout the year.

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Save Kiwi Month is the national fundraising campaign led by Kiwis for kiwi. All New Zealanders are urged to join the fight to save our national icon. Below are a couple of great activities you can participate in.

Join the Quest for Kiwi and let us know what signs of kiwi you discover. Everyone from experts to novices are welcome to join in. There are many ways to identify kiwi – from their calls, feathers, probe holes, burrows, poo or footprints. Take your smartphone or camera with you so that you can record the evidence, then upload it to the Quest for Kiwi page. This will help us (and others) to verify your sighting so that we make sure we get things right.

Quest for Kiwi is a national programme being launched in partnership with Kiwis for kiwi through iNaturalist. It aims to clarify where kiwi are present and absent, providing a better understanding of where conservation efforts are most needed to ensure kiwi are preserved for future generations.

Great Kiwi Morning Tea

The Great Kiwi Morning Tea is held every year during October to raise money to support kiwi conservation projects across the country. This year it is on Friday 26th October! Every dollar raised will help realise the vision of taking kiwi from endangered to everywhere.

Every biscuit baked and every slice of cake enjoyed to the last crumb will help us to protect kiwi. It’s really easy to get involved – just decide what sort of event you’d like to hold (it doesn’t have to be a morning tea – barbeques, office mufti days, school shows – anything goes) and invite your friends and family to take part in exchange for a donation to help save kiwi.

Other great ways to join in are make a donation, raise fundsparticipate in the classroom, support a local kiwi initiative.




My storee (picture book)                                             by Russell Paul

Toroa's journey                                                           by Maria Gill
Chalk boy                                                                    by Margaret Wild
It's a story, Rory !                                                        by Frances Watts
Tom's tail                                                                     by Linda Jennings

Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic                        by Armand Baltazar
The snow queen                                                                 by Hans Christian Andersen
Alfie Bloom and the secrets of Hexbridge                      by Gabrielle Kent
Down the drain                                                                   by Zack Zombie
Barking up the wrong tree                                                by Philip Ardagh
Fairytales for feisty girls                                                 by Susannah McFarlane                                                        
Robots go wild!                                                              by James Patterson

Mega hatch                                                                   by Mac Park

Dog man lord of the fleas                                              by Dav Piley

The mulberry tree                                                          by Allison Rushby
The maze runner                                                           by James Patterson
Lyla: through my eyes                                                   by Fleur Beale
Cross Creek return                                                        by Irene Swadling
Shine mountain                                                              by Julie Hunt
The ice garden                                                               by Guy Jones

Duty Teachers

1st Half: Rebecca and Mrs Kamphuis
2nd Half: Mrs Va'a and Whaea Jenna


Weekly Events 


  • Fitness club on the field at 12:45pm.

  • Sausage Sizzle - $2 each. Order in your class each morning, or at the office if you are signing in late.
  • Juicies, Cookies, Muffins for sale. Juicies = $1    Muffins = $1.50     Cookies = $1.50
  • Take home your Subway envelope.
  • Hand in your Subway envelope.
  • Kapa Haka - Yr 1- 4    9:00 - 9:30am
  • Kapa Haka - Yr 5 - 8    9:30 - 10:30am

Term 4

Week 1
Wednesday 17th October - Kelly Sports session for Yr 1-4.

Week 2
Pōhutukawa Team start swimming sessions this week.
Monday 22nd October - Labour Day - School closed.
Saturday 27th October - PĀREMATA SCHOOL GALA!   -  11am to 3pm.
Wednesday 17th October- Pāremata's Got Talent performances.
Thursday 18th October - Pāremata's Got Talent performances.


Senior Council suggestion  - Padlet 

Remember that Green padlets have been approved and the Red ones not approved (and why).  Please leave your suggestions white so we can see which ones we haven't discussed yet.