Paremata School


Paremata School's Daily News

Monday 23rd MARCH 2020 

Ko te Rāhina ko tēnei ra te rua tekau ma toru o Poutū-te-rangi

Term 1 - Week 8 - 2020


Believe in Yourself

Attitude Determines Altitude

Kupu O Te Wiki

Kia kaha e hoa mā!: Let's go team!

Kia kaha e hoa mā!
Let's go team!

Kupu O Te Ra

waiporoporo: purple

Nōu tēnei kōti waiporoporo?
Does this purple coat belong to you?

Another word for purple is pāpura.

Respect Safety

Scooters, skateboards, bikes or any other wheels are NOT to be ridden within the school grounds before school starts.  Walk your wheels through the gates as you arrive each morning. Scooters, skateboards, bikes or any other wheels are NOT to be ridden within the school grounds before 3.30pm in the afternoon.  

Friday Timetable until the end of Term 1

Wiki WhituWiki WaruWiiki IwaWiiki Tekau
Nathaniel OuMakayla WebbGenesis/KeesAmber Wright
Nikolai TaiapaRyan CollinsCharlee Te HauBlaze Boyd
Pōtiki HohaiaMarley DanielAlex MacLeanLily Cooke
Zoe AntliffSam SuttonCaden WhitehouseLily Griffiths
Ava LowMika LydeAmber WrightCaden Whitehouse

Below is the roster for Week 8 while the Kahikatea syndicate are at camp. 
Term 1: Week 8 Roster: KAHIKATEA CAMP Week
Mika LydeSam SuttonMarley DanielRyan CollinsMakayla Webb
Makayla WebbMika LydeSam SuttonMarley DanielRyan Collins
Ryan CollinsMakayla WebbMika LydeSam SuttonMarley Daniel
Marley DanielRyan CollinsMakayla WebbMika LydeSam Sutton
Sam SuttonMarley DanielRyan CollinsMakayla WebbMika Lyde

Tissues in the compost bins

In view of the fact that we are approaching the flu season, and in talking with Kim several weeks ago - we won't be putting any more tissues in the compost bins. These will go into the Landfill bins.
Thank you - Stig (aka Mrs Leggett)

Book Week Monday 30th March to Wednesday 8th April


Venture deep into the ice-cold Polar Regions to the coolest reading expedition ever. It’s time to celebrate books and the joy of reading as we prepare for Paremata School’s Book Week. There will be our usual daily quiz and activities. Plus the very successful “Decorating Your Classroom Window” Competition. Design and decorate your room window based on a book, series of books or an author. This year the Book Character Parade will be held on the Tuesday 31st March at 9:00am on the netball courts


A blizzard of books is blowing in for our Book Week and everyone is invited to chill out in our Wondrous Snow Cave and discover the Arctic Adventure Book Fair: Snow much to read! The Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that provides the books that kids want to read. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Reading for pleasure, inside & outside school, has real and long lasting benefits. It unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are. All purchases benefit our school.


Students will brave the cold-snap to pre-visit with their classes on 26th, 27th & 30th March and fill in their wish list. Then the Arctic Adventure Book Fair will be open to all before and after school


Mon 30th March, Wed 1st, Frid 3rd, Mon 6th & Wed 8th April

8:30  9:00am & 2:30  4:30pm

Tues 31st March, Thurs 2nd & Tues 7th April

8:30  9:00am & 2:30  5:30pm

Bundle up and come to the coolest place to be this term, Emma the Snow Queen


The boys in the waka ama  by Angie Belcher (Picture Book - B)

Tahi, rua, toru, wha! Hoea to waka! Meet the team of boys who are training hard for the big competition in this story about waka ama racing!


Monkey puzzleby Julia DonaldsonD
Heart and soulby Ann MartinM
Jump!By Andre PlantP


The curse in the candlelightby Sophie CleverlyCLE
The beast of Buckingham Palaceby David WalliamsWAL
In the key of codeby Aimee LucidoLUC
The ghost of Howlers Beachby Jackie FrenchFRE
Bust a moveby Adrian BeckBEC

Absolutely fantasticby Liz Pichon


Haywireby Claire SaxbySAX
Owly: the way homeby Andy RuntonRUN
The adventures of Danny da Vinciby Rosie SmithSMI

   Ki Waho News

MOVIN'MARCH is here!

You can win one of 12 x $400 My Ride vouchers. Ask your teacher to stamp your card each time you walk or wheel to school or back home. When your card is full, drop it off at Rūma Kōkako to go in the draw.

Did you know we have a ‘scooter school bus’ at our school? These active students scooter to Paremata school most weeks. They meet at Dolly Varden car park and with the help of their parents they scooter across the bridge to school.   

Duty Teachers

1st Half: Mrs McCarthy and Mrs Wall

2nd Half: Rachel and Mrs Bassett

Weekly Events 

Rāhina ~ Monday

  • Yr 7&8 Technology

Rātu ~ Tuesday

Rāapa ~ Wednesday                   

  • Year 5-8 Wheels Day
  • $2 Sausage sizzle

Rāpare ~ Thursday

Rāmere ~ Friday

  • Year 1-4 Wheels Day
  • Subway lunches  - Order online.
  • Kapa Haka  Year 1-4 @ 9:00 - 9:30am
  • Kapa Haka  Year 5-8 @ 9:30 - 10:30am

Coming up Events

Week 8

  • Kahikatea on Camp Monday March 23rd to Friday  March 27th
  • 26th & 27th April classes pre-visit Arctic Adventure Book Fair

Week 9

  • Book Week starts Tues March 31st to Wed 8th April - Decorate class room window competition & book quiz
  • Tuesday March 31st Book Week Parade, 9am on the courts
  • Wed 1st April to 8th April Scholastic Arctic Adventure Book Fair open
  • World of Maths Interactive Workshops Wednesday 1st April, Thursday 2nd April

Week 10

  • Rhythm Interactive Wednesday April 8th