Announcements

End of Term One

posted 12 Apr 2018, 18:06 by Lizzie Greenstreet   [ updated 12 Apr 2018, 18:07 ]

Thank-you all for a great start to the year.  Term One has been busy with many opportunities for students to take on leadership roles, plenty of learning and great activities like our cultural sports day.  Thank-you again to all those who were able to attend the conferences this week, regular communication has a big impact on the learning outcomes for our students.

Please check your child has the correct uniform ready for the start of the term, especially as the weather is beginning to get colder.
There will be many more opportunities for students and we look forward to a busy term.  

Term Two begins on Monday 30th April.  

Parent-Teacher Conferences This Week

posted 8 Apr 2018, 17:37 by Lizzie Greenstreet

A reminder that on Wednesday 11 April and Thursday 12 April we are holding parent-teacher Conferences to share progress made so far and discuss goals.  The conferences will be held on Wednesday 11 April: 3:30 – 8:00pm and Thursday 12 April: 1:30 – 6:00pm.  Each Conference will last 10 minutes.


Please also be aware that the school will close early at 12:30pm on Thursday 12 April to allow the conferences to take place.  If you are unable to make alternative arrangements for your child on this Thursday afternoon please return the slip from the notice home to the office and we will arrange for your child to be supervised until 3pm.


The conference plays an important part in helping students to take on more responsibility for their learning.  At the conference we will also discuss with parents/caregivers how you can help at home.

Technology and specialist teachers will also be available for conferences with students and their parents.  Please book these in the same way. 

Bookings for conferences are done online.  Go to: www.schoolinterviews.co.nz and click on school interviews.  Enter 8wyfm as the code and follow the directions.  Find your child’s teacher and the rest is up to you.  If you do not have a computer or have any problems please phone the office on 576 1860 or call in and we will log in for you.

Cultural Sports Day

posted 28 Mar 2018, 15:33 by Lizzie Greenstreet

Next Friday we will hold our annual Cultural Sports Day.

Student will compete in their house teams, playing various sports that are a bit different from what they might normally play.   Matua Taiwhanga has planned an exciting day and students are encouraged to show house spirit and enjoy participating in games such as Lape and Poi Toa.

Parents and Whānau are invited to join us for all or part of the day and you are encouraged to wear house colours (Tane - green, Mahuika - Red, Rangi - Blue, Maui - Yellow).

We are looking forward to an exciting day

3-Way Conferences

posted 25 Mar 2018, 18:12 by Lizzie Greenstreet

Dear Parents/Whānau

On Wednesday 11 April and Thursday 12 April we are holding parent-teacher Conferences to share progress made so far and discuss goals.  The conferences will be held on Wednesday 11 April: 3:30 – 8:00pm and Thursday 12 April: 1:30 – 6:00pm.  Each Conference will last 10 minutes.

Please also be aware that the school will close early at 12:30pm on Thursday 12 April to allow the conferences to take place.  If you are unable to make alternative arrangements for your child on this Thursday afternoon please return the slip from the notice home to the office and we will arrange for your child to be supervised until 3pm.

The conference plays an important part in helping students to take on more responsibility for their learning.  At the conference we will also discuss with parents/caregivers how you can help at home.

Technology and specialist teachers will also be available for conferences with students and their parents.  Please book these in the same way. 

Bookings for conferences are done online.  Go to: www.schoolinterviews.co.nz and click on school interviews.  Enter 8wyfm as the code and follow the directions.  Find your child’s teacher and the rest is up to you.  If you do not have a computer or have any problems please phone the office on 576 1860 or call in and we will log in for you.

Japan Trip Meeting

posted 15 Mar 2018, 15:04 by Lizzie Greenstreet

Thank-you to all students who have handed in an application form and paid a deposit for the Japan Trip.

Acceptance letters will be sent out today and our first parent meeting is next Tuesday 20th March in Room 1.

If you cannot attend for any reason, please  contact either Mr Johnston (johnston@pakurangaint.school.nz) or Mrs Greenstreet (greenstreet@pakurangaint.school.nz).  

We look forward to meeting you all there.

Mufti Day

posted 1 Mar 2018, 14:39 by Lizzie Greenstreet

Our students have had an excellent start to the year following our values of Pride, Respect, and Care.  Next Wednesday 7th March we will be having a mufti day as a reward for filling our Gold Card school-wide box.

All students are invited to wear mufti on Wednesday.  There will be some extra activities happening around the school during lunchtime to celebrate, and students will need to pay careful attention to the notices.

Well done to every student who has received a gold card, we hope you enjoy the day.

BYOD

posted 19 Feb 2018, 14:03 by Lizzie Greenstreet   [ updated 19 Feb 2018, 14:04 ]

All students are encouraged to bring their own devices to use in class.  Chromebooks are the preferred device although laptops and tablets are also acceptable if you already have one of these.  All devices are registered with the teacher, given a unique wireless access code and locked away during break times.  

Harvey Norman have partnered with us to provide some specials to those families wishing to purchase a chromebook.


Reminders and Updates

posted 15 Feb 2018, 14:12 by Lizzie Greenstreet

Thank-you to everyone who came to our 'Meet the Teacher' evening last week.  It was great getting to know you all and an excellent start to developing the partnership that will help your children to succeed.

There are many events and opportunities beginning around the school and we encourage the students to step forward and participate.  Librarians, sports teams, councillors and eco warriors are just a few of the opportunities so far.

To ensure the smooth running of the school we have a few reminders for students and whānau:
  • Cellphones are to be handed in to the office before school and collected after 3pm.  They are kept in a named bag and locked for the day.
  • All visitors to the school must sign in at the office.
  • If a student is going to be absent for the day, please call the office or use the school app to let us know.
  • The tuckshop is open before school for lunch orders and during breaks for snacks.  We encourage students to bring a healthy lunch and do not allow fizzy drinks or lollies at school.
  • School starts at 8:40am.  All students must arrive before this time.
We appreciate your support.

Meet the Teacher Evening

posted 1 Feb 2018, 18:43 by Lizzie Greenstreet

Thursday 8th February
6pm - 7:30
We invite all parents and whānau to our "Meet the Teacher" evening next week.
From 6pm you will be able to purchase a burger or sausage and drink from the BBQ and chat to staff and other whānau.
From 6:45 you will be invited to find out about our excel classes, be introduced to the staff and hear about some of the events and routines around the school.
Registration for excel classes will be open on the night from approximately 7:15.  Please note that full payment is required for entry to excel classes.
We look forward to seeing all of our community there, whether your child is new to our school or returning.

Back to School

posted 23 Jan 2018, 14:54 by Lizzie Greenstreet

Happy New Year

School starts this year for all students on Thursday 1st February, 8:40am - 3:00pm.
The school office will be open from Thursday 25th January.

All returning year 8 students are invited to come in to the quad area before 8:40 and all year 7, new year 8 students and parents are invited to wait in front of the office to be welcomed with a powhiri at 8:40.
We look forward to seeing you all there.  

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