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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

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.

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.

Parents/Whanau – Firewood HELP 🙂

Fri Dec 18 07:33pm

Kia Ora parents and whanau –

If you have some time today (19/12), 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.

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


 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.

Click to view the Newsletter –


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.




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.


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


Thu Nov 26 05:56am

Tomorrow (27/11) @ lunch time, Ice Blocks will be on sale for 50c


U9 Touch Team

Wed Nov 25 04:42am


Please be at touch 5.30pm this Friday for Practice.

Basketball Draw Year 5-6 Wednesday 25th Nov

Tue Nov 24 07:50am

Basketball Draw Year 5-6 Wednesday 25th Nov



Tue Nov 24 05:02am

Just a reminder that the Rainbows End Trip scheduled for tomorrow (25/11)  has been postponed due to weather.

New date – Next Tuesday 1st December 


Newsletter Week 7 Term 4 2020

Mon Nov 23 07:28pm

Reminder – Road Warden/Mediator Rainbows End Trip is tomorrow – Wednesday 25th November


Basketball Draw for Yr 7-8 Monday 23rd November

Sun Nov 22 07:12pm

Basketball Draw
Year 7 and 8


Touch Draw – Friday 20th

Thu Nov 19 04:21am

Friday the 20 November

FD1 Stanley Ave swamp foxes vs Elstow Thunder ref: Jess and Amberley U7
FD2 St Joes Warriors vs SpringD All Stars ref: Dylan and Leyton U7
FD3 Manawaru vs Elstow Lighting ref: Dayle foote U7
FD4 Stanley Ave Taniwha vs Elstow Comets ref: Rylan and Jack U9
FD5 Elstow Titans vs TAPS TOFU ref: Anna and Anna U13

FD1 SpringD superstars vs Elstow Stars ref: Gray and Calan U9
FD2 Elstow Comets vs TAPS Terrors ref: Richie U9
FD3 St Joes Stormers vs Stanley Ave Mooloos ref: Jake and Legend U9
FD4 Manawaru vs TAPS Warriors ref: Quad and Jayden U11
FD5 Stanley Ave Stags vs Elstow Taniwha ref: Jess and Amberley

FD1/2 SpringD Spirits vs Elstow Storm ref: Richie and Jess U11
FD3 TAPS Warriors vs Elstow Taniwha ref: Quad and Jayden U11
FD4 Manawaru vs St Joes Danger ref: Tevita U11
FD5 Stanley Ave bulls vs Stanley Ave Steamers ref: Anna & Anna U13 (fun game)

Please note that semi finals will be November 28
Finals night is the 4 December -we will do prizegiving straight after the last games.

Don’t forget to pre-order your burgers and sausages from Wendy 🍔

Also a small note to parents and players re-conduct, this is meant to be fun and with so many junior referees it is important that everyone respect the calls made by the referees. We are so lucky to have so many step up and we wish to encourage them. In addition coaching from the sidelines is to be positive and students are to be respectful to there team and the opposition. I know we have started strong in all these areas and I wish us to finish in the same way.

Also I have a first aid kit on me and there is one in the clubrooms.

See you all Friday 🏉

Basketball Year 5-6

Tue Nov 17 08:08pm

Just a reminder –

Year 5/6 Basketball is still on tonight.

Reminder – Thames Valley Athletics 7.30am

Tue Nov 17 08:16am

Reminder for those who are travelling to Whangamata for Thames Valley Athletics tomorrow to be at school At 7.30 ready to ‘catch your ride!!’ any postponement will be on here in the morning.

BAY WAVE TRIP REMINDER – Be at school Thursday at 8.15 am

Mon Nov 16 10:33pm


Hub 2 and 3

This Thursday (19/11) we head off on our big trip. You will need to be at school by 8.15am ready to leave by 8.30. Bus children may need to be brought to school that day.

If your child gets travel sick, please ensure they have taken any medication they need and inform the class teacher.

LUNCH – Please bring a water bottle, morning tea and lunch.
Remember – Togs and Towel (all items to be named)
Children may wear mufti but make sure clothes are named.


Thank you to all the parents who offered to come with us. We did have to move some parents around to make sure we were fully covered.If you think we have left you off please contact us. If your circumstances have changed and you can no longer come, we need to know NOW so arrangements can be made.

While parents are free to swim and use the wave pool, we are asking parents to refrain from using the hydro slide. 150 children is a lot to get through on the slide and we would appreciate the help on the floor more.

We will be leaving Mt Maunganui by 1.30 pm in the hope that we are back by 3 pm for the buses. If you are able to pick your children up that would help but if you can’t we will do our very best to make sure we are back in time. If not we will make sure your children get home. 

If there are any questions please contact your child’s teacher.

Thank you

Megan Paul

Newsletter Week 6 Term 4 2020 + TEACHER ONLY DAY TOMORROW (Wednesday 18th November 2020)

Mon Nov 16 10:19pm


This is a reminder that we have a Teacher Only Day on Wednesday 18 November. School will be closed for all students but our teachers will be hard at work with professional development off site.


Reminder – Thames Valley Athletics this Wednesday

Sun Nov 15 05:11am


Information regarding Thames Valley was given out on Friday.

I am still waiting to hear from – Alexis Moore, Craig Klaassen, Laykin Murcott, Brodie Hazelton, Justin Nonu, Baraka Maina, Odin Tong White, Paige Sater Richards, and Eden Te Huia.

We need to know if there is anyone who can help us out as it is also the Teacher Only Day.

Please refer to the letter and email me.

Megan Paul


Thames Valley Athletics next Wednesday

Thu Nov 12 04:31am


Well done to all of our Athletes today!

If your child placed 1st or 2nd at Districts today there is a big possibility they could be chosen for Thames Valley next Wednesday 18th November  in Whangamata.

This is a Teacher Only Day for us at TAPS so you may need to find a way to get your child there.



Megan Paul


Tue Nov 10 03:07am


This is a final reminder to our parents of the Online Safety InformationEvening to be held in our school hall tonight, Tuesday 10 November starting at 7.00pm.

This evening is designed to help adults to understand the dangers and harm that can be caused to children in the online world they come into contact with. It will help parents approach the difficult topics to discuss with their child at different ages in order to keep their children safe online.

Do you know what apps, games, social media platforms your child is using??

Do you know who they are communicating with online??

Is the person really who they say they are??

If you would like to bring a friend who may be a parent at another school, you are welcome to invite them along.

I look forward to seeing our parents tonight.

Ngaa mihi nui
Kevin Johnson

Online Safety Evening – Tonight – Tuesday 10th November 7PM TAPS

Mon Nov 09 10:50pm


As advertised in our school newsletter over the past few weeks this information evening is scheduled to take place  TONIGHT Tuesday 10 November at 7pm in our school hall.

This is a must for every parent who wants to keep their child safe online.

Zareen Sheikh Cope and her husband Rob will share their journey of navigating the dangers of the internet and how they came to be touring the country to alert parents to the dangerous sites lurking on the internet which parents aren’t even aware of, but which our children are using.

Rob and Zareen have made and released a documentary to educate parents, caregivers, teachers, and other professionals, working with children on the potential harms being caused to children due to exposure to pornography online and grooming by online predators – ‘Our Kids Online: Porn, Predators & How to Keep Them Safe’.

This evening is about educating you, our parents and caregivers, about knowing what children are watching and who they are communicating with online.

We would love to have you join us for this evening. See the attached flyer for further information.

Please complete the reply slip in the school newsletter or phone the office to let us know that you will be attending

Ngaa mihi nui
Kevin Johnson


District Athletics Postponed- Help needed

Mon Nov 09 07:42pm

District Athletics has been postponed until Thursday 12th.

We are still desperate for helpers at Long Jump as no one offered.

If you come to watch your child it is highly likely you will be asked to help for a short while… Please help us out by obliging…. We can not take a team with out help.

Thank you 

Megan Paul



Sun Nov 08 05:56am

Reminder to send in permission forms for District Athletics by tomorrow please (Monday 9th)

Touch Rugby Update

Thu Nov 05 07:04pm

Touch Rugby:

6PM.TERRORS (U9) but be there 5.30 for a practise please


TOFU:(U13) 6.30PM

Senior School Athletics

Tue Nov 03 06:40am

Senior School Athletics kicks off tomorrow (4/11) at 9.15am and finishes around 2.30pm

Please remember a drink bottle 🙂

We also have Ice Blocks on sale for 50 cents!

(If postponed we will announce via our Facebook page and School App.)

Senior Athletics tomorrow- Ice Blocks for Sale

Mon Nov 02 09:20pm

Ice Blocks are on sale tomorrow (Wednesday 4th Nov) for 50 cents


Touch Rugby Draw – Week 2 30th October

Thu Oct 29 06:58am

Week two 30 October
Field 1 St Ave swamp foxes vs SpringD All Stars ref: Matthew Gwyne & Dean Finnerty (U7)
Field 2 St Joe’s Warriors vs Manawaru ref: Fraser and Leyton (U7)
Field 3 St Ave Taniwha vs St Ave Mooloos ref Rylan and Jack (U9)
Field 4 TAPS terrors vs St Joe’s Stormers ref: Gray and Mason (U9)
Field 5 TAPS TOFU vs St Joe’s Knights ref: Jess and Amberley (U13)

Field 1 Elstow Thunder vs Elstow lightning ref: Elstows supplied refs (U7)
Field 2 SpringD super stars vs Elstow comets ref: Callan and Lucas (U9)
Field 3 Elstow stars vs StAve Taniwha ref: Jake and Legend (U9)
Field 4 St Ave Stags vs Manawaru ref: Jess and Amberley (U11)
Field 5 TAPS Warriors vs St Joe’s Danger ref: Leyton and Dylan (U11)

Field 1/2 St Ave Steamers vs St Ave Bulls ref: Anna W and Anna K (U13)
Field 3/4 SpringD spirits vs Elstow Taniwha ref: Quad and Jayden (U11)
Field 5 Elstow Storm vs St Ave Stags ref: Jay and Brian Wastney (U11)

Byes this week Elstow Titans
See you all Friday 🏉

Note: I need to leave early this week and Jenny Foote will be who you collect the whistles from and return them to after 6pm
Thanks 😊


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