Paremata School

paremata school's daily news


Thursday 20th June 2019

Ko te Rāpare ko tēnei rā te rua tekau o Pipiri
Term 2 - Week 8 - 2019


Kupu O Te Wiki

He kanohi kitea, ka hoki ngā mahara.: A familiar face stirs the memory.

He kanohi kitea, ka hoki ngā mahara. 
A familiar face stirs the memory.

Kupu O Te Rā                                                           

Kei: preposition, present time and place location - at, in

Kei hea koe?

Where are you?


Running Games at School

Please can tamariki play all running/tag games on the courts behind Room 15/16 and 11/12, on the field  and Senior Fort. This is to reduce the risk of collisions with other tamariki and staff  when participants run blindly around corners. There is to be no running through or around the whole Junior school area, library/ waka area ,Rooms 9-12, on the Room 13/14 courts or on the Year 7/8 court at any time unless supervised by a teacher during school time. 


The second movie about the plastic ban is out. 

You can watch this movie on the Ministry for the Environment Facebook page. Ask your teacher for the link.

How will you remember to take a reusable bag with you?


 Term 2,  Friday Times               

9.15 - 10 Year 5     10-10.30 Year 3/4     No writers group from 11 to 12.30     1.30 - 2.15 Year 8     2.15 - 3.00 Year 7

Writers group will resume this week (week 8)

Thank you,  Mrs Leggett

Spelling ICAS Reach is on Thursday 20 June with Matua Thesaurus in the library - Today!

Years 3-6 9:10am

Years 7/8 11am

Please bring a sharp pencil and an eraser.


Tenā koutou e te whanau,

Just a reminder that all whanau members attending the Rangikura rehearsals opted to have an extra Tuesday rehearsal in the school hall from 12:45-1:25 pm. Thank you for your dedication and support of your learning. Please be ready to start at 12:45 pm. Girls, please remember to bring your poi.  Matua Todd will be here to support your mahi. 

Arohanui Whaea Tia


Duty Teachers
1st Half: Mrs Bassett and Mrs Leggett
2nd Half: Caroline and Mrs McCarthy


Weekly Events 


  • Yr 7&8 Technology


  • Year 5-8 Wheels Day
  • Juicies - $1, Muffins - $1.50, Cookies - $1.50
  • Sausages - $2.00

  • Kapa Haka rehearsal at Rangikura School from 3:30-5:30pm.
  • Year 1-4 Wheels Day
  • Kapa Haka  Year 1-4 @ 9:00 - 9:30am
  • Kapa Haka  Year 5-8 @ 9:30 - 10:30am 


Grey-glasses-itis                         J                                by Lynn Jenkins

Grey-glasses-itis helps children to understand the link between how they see things and how they feel. Loppy notices that he feels differently when he looks at the world around him through different-coloured glasses. When he's using green glasses, he feels relaxed. When he's using yellow glasses, he feels cheerful. But when he's using grey glasses, he just feels sad. As his friend Curly explains, he has a case of `grey-glasses-itis'! Curly shows Loppy that to feel better he can change the colour of the glasses he's seeing things through.


Celebrating Matariki                     M                             by Jill MacGregor

Ocean meets the sky                     F                              by Terry Fan

The night gardener                         F                             by Terry Fan

Frankenbunny                                 E                             by Jill Esbaum

We travel so far                               K                             by Laura Knowles


How I didn't straighten my hair...         GEO              by Angela George

An unfamiliar place                                RUS               by James Russell

The utterly indescribable thing            CEC               by Adam Cece

The last of the sky pirates                     STE                by Paul Stewart

Worst. Mission. Ever                              SPA                by Amy Sparkes

Cuz                                                            VAN               by Liz Van der Laarse


Captain Underpants and the perilous plot of Professor Poopypants

Captain Underpants and the invasion of the incredibly naughty cafeteria ladies  from

outerspace                                    PIL                          by Dav Pilkey         


A ray of light                                 535                          by Walter Wick

Cool stock cars                             629.2285                by  Jon Fishman

Cool pickup trucks                       629.2232                by  Jon Fishman

Cool classic cars                          629.222                   by Jon Fishman

SENIOR FICTION:                        

The vanishing                               LOR                           by Gabrielle Lord

The gallery                                    FIT                             by Laura Marx Fitzgerald

FRIENDLY Reminders

- Respect the safety of others - During morning tea and lunchtime play, please WALK around the corners of our buildings. 

Respect our plants - Walk around our new plants by the year 3 and 4 court.

Term 2

Week 9 - School Assembly starts at 11:45am. Star of the Term Awards will be given out at this assembly.

Week 10 - End of Term 2 - Friday 5th July

Term 3

Week 1 - Term 3 starts again on Monday 22nd July.


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.