Paremata School

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Monday 20th May 2019

Ko te Rāhina ko tēnei rā te rua tekau o Hāratua
Term 2 - Week 4 - 2019


Kupu O Te Wiki

Mō taku hē!: I'm sorry! My bad!

Mō taku hē! 
I’m sorry! My bad!

Kupu O Te Rā                                                           

whiti(a): shine

whiti ana te rā.
The sun is shining.
- this is an example of an active sentence



There is a collaborative performance at the end of term two in honor of Ngāti Toa involving 3 schools.

This will require collaborative after school rehearsals of all 3 schools to be held at Rangikura School every Thursday 3.30pm to 5.00pm.

Paremata school will provide a bus to transport the kapa haka students involved  to the venue. Tamariki will be given afternoon tea before rehearsal. Parents can collect children from Rangikura at 5.00pm.

Teachers Strike

School will be CLOSED on Wednesday (week 5) 29th of May due to the primary and secondary schools teacher strike.

Entertainment books

Please return all unsold entertainment books to the office.


 Term 2,  Friday Times               There is a slight change - no year 6 writers group for 3 weeks 

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

Duty Teachers
1st Half: Whaea Tia and Matua Bryce
2nd Half: Ms Burn and Mrs Fairley

The beautiful Poplar Trees at the far end of the field by the new slides are not big enough for climbing on so please keep off them. Also the harakeke flax bushes in the same area are getting trampled which is very disappointing. Please look after all our plants at all times. Thank you.

Weekly Events 


  • Yr 7&8 Technology


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


  • Year 1-4 Wheels Day
  • Kapa Haka  Year 1-4 @ 9:00 - 9:30am
  • Kapa Haka  Year 5-8 @ 9:30 - 10:30am 


Dear Donald Trump    by Sophie Siers

Sam, who has to share a bedroom with his brother, considers building a wall between them, and writes a series of letters to Donald   


Kiwi gets in a mess                                      by John Lockyer

I love you sleepyhead                                  by Claire Freedman

Nobody laughs a lion                                    by Paul Bright

Yuck! : that's not a monster!                          by Angela McAllister



Ginger Green is absolutely mad                    by Kim Kane

When the mountains roared                          by Jess Butterworth

The secret viking adventure                          by Ally Kennen  

Elizabella meets her match                           by Zoe Norton Lodge      

My brilliant life and other disasters                by  Catherine Wilkins      

Mixed magics                                                 by Diana Wynne Jones   

Marge and the secret tunnel                          by Isla Fisher


101 cool science experiments  (507.8)        by Glen Singleton

Pokemon ultimate handbook     (793.73)      by Cris Silvestri

FRIENDLY Reminders

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

Respect our plants.

Term 2

Week 5 - School cross country - Tuesday 28th of May 

Week 5 - Teachers strike - NO SCHOOL - Wednesday 29th of May

Week 6 - Queen's birthday - no school - Monday 3rd June

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


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