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TE AROHA
PRIMARY SCHOOL

Educating children for their futures, today

Welcome to Te Aroha Primary School where children from Year 1 to 8 are challenged to be the best that they can be in an inclusive learning environment.

 

Situated in the heart of Te Aroha and nestled under the mountain on a 4.6 hectare campus, our children have a sense of belonging, pride and are valued in their cultural heritage.

 

We always encourage our children “To Accept The Challenge” which is our school motto. This is the challenge to learn, to explore, to have a go at new opportunities and to have fun.

 

We invite you to join us on this journey.

Welcome to Te Aroha Primary School where children from Year 1 to 8 are challenged to be the best that they can be in an inclusive learning environment.

Situated in the heart of Te Aroha and nestled under the mountain on a 4.6 hectare campus, our children have a sense of belonging, pride and are valued in their cultural heritage.

We always encourage our children “To Accept The Challenge” which is our school motto. This is the challenge to learn, to explore, to have a go at new opportunities and to have fun.

We invite you to join us on this journey.

Latest Notifications

Yr 7-8 Basketball Starts 8th March

Thu Feb 25 09:06pm

Kia ora Whanau,


Just letting everyone know that the Yr 7-8 Basketball will now start from 8th March due to availability of Events Centre.


Megan Paul


Sports Co-ordinator 

PTA Garden Bulb Fundraiser

Tue Feb 23 06:09am

Our busy PTA is busy organizing fundraisers to kick start the year, with one of the first being this awesome Garden Bulb Fundraiser. 


Forms were sent home today and more can be collected from the Office.


Snapshot of form below –



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Newsletter Week 4 Term 1 2021

Mon Feb 22 04:07am

 



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PTA ALL WELCOME + VILLA9 + COFFEE AND CAKE – Tomorrow

Mon Feb 22 02:54am

Our PTA is hosting a get-together at Villa9 tomorrow – Tuesday 23rd February from 9.30 am.



We encourage our parents and whanau to pop along, meet and hang out with our current PTA.


Note- If you can help out with certain events or throughout the year let us know, no pressure to commit fully. 



ALL WELCOME + VILLA9 + COFFEE AND CAKE

Parents/Whanau – Firewood HELP 🙂

Thu Feb 18 08:51pm

Kia ora parents and whanau –


If you have some time this Sunday (21/02) 7.30-8 am (before the heat) 🙂



We are needing some more people to help with firewood. This is a really great way to give back to our school.


Please contact Darren on 027 551 1818 for the address and more information.


Thank you.

Picnic SOON – 5.30pm Thursday 18th Feb 2021

Thu Feb 18 03:17am

SCHOOL PICNIC TODAY THURSDAY 18 FEB 2021


Our school picnic will be held on Thursday evening 18 February from 5.30pm until 7.00pm.


Bring your picnic dinner and the family with you and come on down to the grassed area next to the pool.



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Picnic tomorrow Thursday 18th Feb 2021

Wed Feb 17 06:20am

SCHOOL PICNIC THURSDAY 18 FEB 2021


 Our school picnic will be held on Thursday evening 18 February from 5.30pm until 7.00pm.


Bring your picnic dinner and the family with you and come on down to the grassed area next to the pool.



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Newsletter Week 3 Term 1 2021

Mon Feb 15 07:22am

Please check out the latest Newsletter


 


URGENT
If your contact details have changed in any way, please update these at the office. We need current


Mobile Numbers, Email addresses and Home addresses


 Please do this today!


 We need this information in case there is a Level Three Lockdown.


 You can email this information to admin@tearohaprimary.school.nz



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TAPS Health & Safety Procedures for ALERT LEVEL 2

Sun Feb 14 06:46am

TE AROHA PRIMARY SCHOOL


HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCEDURES FOR ALERT LEVEL 2


Kia ora koutou


With us moving back to Level 2 at 11.59pm tonight, it is important to remind all of our families of the requirements of Level 2 at our school. We are working very hard to ensure that we keep our students and staff safe while at school. At Level 2, the Ministry of Education requires s all children to be at school. There will, however, be a number of our students who will be away for various reasons which include having compromised immune systems or a family member who they live with having a compromised immune system.


The following is a list of procedures which we are required to follow to keep our students and staff safe.


The key principles for Alert Level 2 are to:


reduce the risk of someone getting infected in the first place


ensure we can identify and contact anyone who becomes infected

understand that Level 2 is not business as usual.


 


Procedures for our school at Alert Level 2


1.      Children Arriving at School


Children arriving at school enter at the gates at the front of the school in Jubilee Avenue.

 Bus children can enter at the gate next to Room 10 on Ema Street


Senior students are encouraged to use the gates on Ema Street
 Parents who drive their children to school are asked to drop their children at the school gate from 8.15am where we will have teachers who will welcome them to school in the mornings.


 2.      Children leaving school at the end of the day


 Parents who are picking their children up at the Jubilee Avenue entrance (front entrance) are asked to meet their children on the front field in front of the car park. Hub teachers will escort the children to the field.


Children being picked up by parents via the Ema Street gates will meet parents on the footpath. Please don’t come into the school grounds. Please practice safe distancing.


 3.      Gathering Before School


Children stay in the quad in front of the school until the 8.30am bell when they can go to their classes.
When entering their class children must use hand sanitiser


 4.Parents in Classrooms·       
At this stage, parents are not permitted in their child’s classroom


 5. Visitors to the school and Contact Tracing Ability·       


All visitors, including parents, must report to the office first, to sign in when coming onto the school grounds. This is necessary for contact tracing. A contact tracing sign in register has been set up to identify who is on site and visiting the school.


 6.      Sick Children


Parents are asked to keep any sick children at home. If a sick child comes to school, we will send them home immediately.


7.      Social Distancing
Children and staff should be far enough away from each other so that they are not breathing on or touching each other. There does not need to be a specific measurement but where practicable 1 metre should be used as a guide, particularly between adults.


8.      Hand Sanitiser Provision


There will be hand sanitiser in all classrooms and communal spaces in the school. 


9.      Hand Washing facilities


Soap and paper towels will be provided in the bathrooms and classrooms.


Children must be encouraged to wash their hands with soap and to dry them regularly during the day.


10.   Coughing and Sneezing Etiquette


 Children must be reminded to cough and sneeze into their elbow, and try to avoid touching their face. If they sneeze onto their hands, they must immediately wash them or use hand sanitiser.


11.   Sport and Physical Education


Physical education classes and break time activities can include access to sports equipment including playgrounds but equipment will be thoroughly cleaned afterwards.


12.   Cleaning and Disinfecting of surfaces


The school will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitised each day. Hard surfaces in class will be regularly disinfected during the course of the day.


13.   Use of PPE
PPE is not required or recommended as necessary in any educational facility by the Public Health Service at this stage.


14.   At the School Office
 “One person in – one person out” at a time in the foyer to enable social distancing.
Hand sanitiser is provided for use by visitors before engaging with the office staff and signing in or using the eftpos machine.


 


15.   Behaviour at School


Any child who deliberately spits at or coughs over a child or staff member will be asked to be picked up by their parent and taken home. The option then remains for the school to provide home learning for the child to protect the health and safety of other students.


If a child’s behaviour at school poses a danger to the Health and Safety of students and staff during Level 2, their parents will be asked to pick them up and take them home. The option then remains for the school to provide home learning for the child to protect the health and safety of other students 


16.   Drinking Fountains
The drinking fountains will be turned off at Level 2. Each child is to bring their own named drink bottle to school each day. They can refill these in their classroom.


17.   Accessing the School Office
Please phone the office to inform them that you will be coming onto the property. Tel no : 8848803


18.   Breakfast Club
This will operate from 8.30am to 8.50am each morning


19.Toys for “show and tell” and personal sports gear
 No toys are to be brought to school for show and tell. No personal sports gear to be brought to school by children to use during break times.


20.   Buses
The bus service will be running as usual, however students will be required to hand sanitise and line up using social distancing. Parents must contact the office if their child is NOT using the bus service in the afternoon as we need to take a register for contact tracing.


21.Washing of School Clothes
We ask that parents ensure and monitor that their child’s clothes are clean for school each day. 


The above procedures will be reviewed regularly and the necessary changes made. If you need any clarity on any of these procedures, please feel free to contact me.


I hope that the above listed procedures will help to provide clarity for our parents and caregivers as we head back into Level 2.


This is a changing landscape as this pandemic unfolds so we will keep you updated as best we can. Please be mindful of the fact the arrangements that we have in place now could change in a very short space of time and with little warning to us.


Ngaa mihi nui


Kevin Johnson


Principal/Tumuaki


 


 

Swimming Starts tomorrow (Monday 15/02)

Sun Feb 14 05:22am

Swimming Update


The leak in our pool has been repaired and the pool is once again ready for use by our students.
Swimming will start tomorrow Monday 15 February, for all classes. Please send your child to school with his/her togs and a towel in a waterproof bag. This will prevent his/her books or readers from getting damaged from wet togs and towels in their school bag.
If your child is unable to swim for any reason then a note or message on SeeSaw to the teachers is required.


SCHOOL HATS


This is also a reminder to send your child to school with his/her school hat. Hats can be purchased form the school office

Ngaa mihi nui


Kevin Johnson
Principal/Tumuaki

TECH Letter Year 7 and 8

Thu Feb 11 03:02am

Reminder – YAY! TECH STARTS TOMORROW  (Fri 12/02)


Year 7 and 8 students need to be at school by 8.30 am.



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Newsletter Week 2 Term 1 2021

Tue Feb 09 09:45pm

Newsletter Week 2 Term 1 2021



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Rep Basketball

Fri Feb 05 05:43am

 Under 13 and Under 15 Te Aroha Rep Basketballers


Tues 5pm at the Events Cente.


Check out the Te Aroha Basketball Facebook Page for more information.

Stationery Lists 2021

Tue Jan 26 08:10pm

Kia ora Parents, Whanau and Caregivers,


Check out the notices section within the app to locate the Stationery Lists for 2021. Scroll down for each class.


Want to view now? Click ‘view’ from this alert.
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You can also order your Stationery online via the OfficeMax website simply by searching our school name.


Office Max Online Orders Te Aroha Primary

Unveiling for Kingston Matiu on Saturday 9 January 2021

Mon Dec 28 05:39am

Unveiling for Kingston Matiu on Saturday 9 January 2021 at 1pm Te Aroha Cemetery.


The family of Kingston Matiu would like to invite the whanau and friends of Kingston to join them for the unveiling of Kingston’s headstone.


This will be on Saturday 9 January 2021, starting at 1pm at the Te Aroha Cemetery.

Yr 7/8 SOCIAL 2020 – TONIGHT

Tue Dec 08 02:08am

Reminders for the SENIOR SCHOOL SOCIAL TONIGHT (Tuesday 8/12)


Venue- Te Aroha Senior Citizens Hall (24 Church Street)


Time – 7pm – 8.30pm-ish


Neat and Tidy Dress


Please bring a plate to share for supper. 

We are very much looking forward to a night of ‘Dancing with the TAPS Stars”

Newsletter Week 9 Term 4 2020

Mon Dec 07 02:37am

FINAL ASSEMBLY AND PRIZE GIVING


 Our school final assembly will be held on Thursday 10 December at 11.00am. Please note that our Final Assembly and Prize Giving will be held in the St Joseph’s Hall because of our construction work still underway at our school. It would be great to have our parents celebrate with us. Please be seated by 10.55am


 Parents are welcome to take their children home with them after final assembly but they would need to be collected from the school as they will still have their bags to take home. Please inform your child’s teacher if you are taking them with you.


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Waihou Hub Outing – Pool Trip Reminder

Sun Dec 06 06:01am

Reminder –


All children must please wear mufti tomorrow for the Waihou Hub Outing (Monday 7th) to the pools.


Please don’t forget to wear sunblock, have a hat and bring along lunch and a drink bottle.


 


 

FINALS WEEK FOR BASKETBALL – Draw

Sun Dec 06 05:25am

Good luck to both Year 5-6 and Year 7-8 Basketball teams.


Please remember a change of clothes as Mrs Paul will be collecting uniforms at the end of each night.



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Final Touch tonight

Thu Dec 03 08:06pm

Final Night of touch Tonight.


Please check the Newsletter and the Waihou Junior Touch Facebook page for game times and any updates.


See you there

Netball Uniforms

Wed Dec 02 09:26pm

Just a reminder we are still missing some netball uniforms.


Please return these to the school office as soon as possible.


 

Year 5-6 Basketball is on tonight

Wed Dec 02 04:31am

Just a reminder Year 5-6 Basketball is on from 5.45pm tonight 

Under 9s Touch Rugby Training Cancelled tonight

Mon Nov 30 06:54pm

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