Welcome to

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.

Latest Notifications

PTA Grocery Raffle

Fri Dec 09 08:07am

REMINDERS:


Thanks to all those who have donated grocery items already. Any last minute grocery items can be dropped off to the school office today. 


All tickets and money need to be returned on Monday. The draw will take place at Prize-giving (Wednesday next week). 


 

PTA Grocery Raffle

Thu Dec 08 04:42pm

REMINDERS:


Thanks to all those who have donated grocery items already. Any last minute grocery items can be dropped off to the school office tomorrow. 


All tickets and money need to be returned on Monday. The draw will take place at Prize-giving (Wednesday next week). 


 

PTA Raffle Reminder

Mon Dec 05 01:05pm

Thank you so much for all the wonderful grocery items that have been sent in so far – please keep them coming in. All items need to be in by this Friday so they can be sorted.


Ticket sales are doing amazing! All tickets and money need to be returned by Monday 12th 🤗


Thank you from the PTA

Lunch Menu Term 4 Week 8 2022

Sun Dec 04 01:23pm

 



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Basketball Draw

Fri Dec 02 07:14pm

 



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REMINDER: All library books are due back tomorrow ready for stocktake.

Thu Dec 01 04:25pm

Students whose books have not been returned or are deemed to be missing at the completion of the stocktake will receive an invoice to cover purchase costs for a replacement book. 

Kapa haka performance

Mon Nov 28 01:06pm

Tena koutou – we are very excited to invite Parents and Whānau to our kapa haka performance this WEDNESDAY, 30 November at 9.45am. This will be in the hall, with seating in the hall extension. We are excited about this performace and look forward to seeing you. Nau mai, haere mai.

Calling all new 5 year olds…

Mon Nov 28 11:09am

Kia ora parents and whānau, 


We are currently working on classes for 2023 and would greatly appreciate knowing who is coming to join the Te Aroha Primary whānau next year.


If you have children joining us in 2023 can you please email 


principal@tearohaprimary.school.nz 


Thank you in advance, this information makes our planning much more accurate.


Ngā mihi, 

Basketball Draw Y7/8 28/11/2022

Sun Nov 27 09:02pm

 



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Lunch Menu Term 4 Week 7 2022

Sun Nov 27 08:53pm

 



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Basketball Draw 30/11/2022

Sun Nov 27 08:51pm

 



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Rainbows End *Update* – Estimated time of arrival 4:30pm

Fri Nov 25 03:56pm

Rainbows End *Update*

Fri Nov 25 03:14pm

We were late leaving Rainbows End due to the fact some people didn’t manage to find their way back on time. We are still on the motorway in Auckland. If your child has a 5 or 5:30 touch game you may need to have their gear ready to go.

Updated Touch Draw

Thu Nov 24 01:48pm

 



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Touch Rugby

Wed Nov 23 05:54pm

Final week for touch…the same draw, as we missed out on last week. 

Lunch Menu Term 4 Week 6 2022

Mon Nov 21 08:07am

 



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Basketball Draw 21/11/2022

Sun Nov 20 06:01pm

 



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Touch Rugby is off tonight.

Fri Nov 18 04:04pm

Touch Draw *UPDATED*

Thu Nov 17 05:25pm

 



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Amazing Race – Sausage Sizzle

Thu Nov 17 04:15pm

 

District Athletics – Tomorrow!

Tue Nov 15 04:58pm

A reminder that anyone going to District Athletics tomorrow needs sunscreen, their hat, lots of food and a drink. Please be at school at 8.30am. 

Grandparents and Special persons day + Sausage sizzle

Tue Nov 15 09:45am

Kia ora parents and whānau, Next Wednesday 23 November is our Grandparents and Special persons day. We are expecting a large turnout for this event, which is GREAT!!! The PTA are providing morning tea for this event, however due to the potentially large turnout they have asked that if anyone is willing and able to help provide something for the morning tea they would be very grateful for the help. If this is you, can you please drop off contributions at the office Wednesday morning. Thank you (in advance) 😊 I have also attached the flyer for this weeks sausage sizzle on Friday – this will follow the Amazing Race



Basketball Draw Year 7/8 14/11/2022

Mon Nov 14 04:31pm

 



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Lunch Menu Term 4 Week 5 2022

Sun Nov 13 07:30pm

 



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Touch Rugby – Time Changes

Sun Nov 13 01:49pm

Changes for times tonight:


4.00pm
TAPS Tigers v SA Dragons (Field 1)
TAPS Demons V TAPS Devils (Field 5)


4.30pm
TAPS Terrors v EWS Ninjas (Field 4)
TAPS Rebels v TAPS Rockets (Field 6)


5.00pm
TAPS Tornados v Untouchables (Field 4)
TAPS Devils v EWS WorldBeaters (Field 5)


5.30pm
TAPS Rockets v SA Tigers (Field 4)
TAPS Demons v SA Eels (Field 5)


6.00pm
TAPS Demons v SJ Dragons (Field 3)

Touch Rugby Notice from Mrs Paul

Sat Nov 12 11:05am

As we did not hear of anyone who couldn’t play touch tomorrow by the given time, we have assumed you are all playing and have not withdrawn any teams. See you all tomorrow… please don’t let your team down.

NO ROAD CROSSING TODAY

Fri Nov 11 01:56pm

Kia ora parents and whānau, 


Due to the extremely high winds we are unable to safely operate Road Patrol today. Please come to school/ kura and collect your children if possible.


Thank you.


Justin 

Parent/ whānau consultation and Grandparents and Special persons day.

Fri Nov 11 01:02pm

Kia ora parents and whānau, Thank you to the people who have already taken the time to complete our quick consultation survey…a few more would be great please. I have reattached the link and also attached a flyer giving information about our upcoming Grandparents and Special persons day. Stay dry everyone and have a great day


Parent consultation


Touch Rubgy has been called off for tonight!

Fri Nov 11 09:20am

Games will be played on Sunday from 4pm. Please contact the school office before 2:30pm today to let them know if this suits.

Touch Rugby Draw

Thu Nov 10 03:29pm

NZEI – paid union meeting

Thu Nov 10 02:01pm

Kia ora parents and whānau,


Next Tuesday 15 November there is a paid union meeting for our Te Aroha Primary School staff to attend in our school hall. Our hall is hosting teachers and kaiako from all around our area. The meeting is 1:30pm – 2:30pm.


Your children are allowed to come home after lunch if you are able to come and collect them. If not, there will be myself (the Principal) and the learning assistants here to supervise the students while teachers attend this important meeting.


We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but it is important that we support our hard working teachers.


 


Thank you 


Justin Bertrand – on behalf of the BOT

Te Aroha AP&H Show – This Weekend!

Thu Nov 10 09:40am

The show is happening this Saturday 12th November at Boyd Park. 

Our students have entered many great art and craft items in the ‘Junior Section’ of the show. These will be on display in the foyer of the Event Centre. If you are headed to Boyd Park this weekend, don’t forget to check it out. 

Junior Athletics

Wed Nov 09 08:27pm

REMINDER: Junior Athletics will be starting at 9:15am tomorrow, weather permitting. Students need to have sunscreen on, be wearing their school hats and have a named drink bottle. Please bring shorts to compete in. 


 

Junior Athletcs has been postponed until tomorrow.

Wed Nov 09 08:27am

Touch Rugby Notice

Mon Nov 07 08:21pm

It has come to my attention that there was an incident at touch on Friday night, which involved some of our children and an ex pupil. I have 2 very different sides to this story but as I was not there, it is very difficult to deal with.


Can I ask please that you do not let your children go over to play on the swing. If you as a parent are willing to go over there and stand and supervise YOUR child, then that is fine – but otherwise let’s stay away and avoid trouble.


Thanks,
Megan Paul

Parent consultation

Mon Nov 07 07:01pm

As mentioned in today’s newsletter, here is the link to our short survey. Your time taken to complete this (around 5 minutes) is greatly appreciated.


Thank you, 


Justin 


Parent & whānau consultation

Foot bridge closed for movie filming – TODAY (afternoon)

Mon Nov 07 08:47am

Kia ora parents and whānau.


The producers of the movie being made in town have asked us to pass on to you that the foot bridge will be closed Monday afternoon (today) for filming. They apologise for any inconvenience this causes.


Thank you for your understanding. 


Justin 

REMINDER: PTA Meeting Tonight!

Mon Nov 07 08:20am

Date: Monday 7th November 2022 (today)
Time: 6:30pm
Venue: TAPS Staffroom


Everyone welcome! 

Week 4 Lunch Menu Term 4 2022

Sun Nov 06 07:21pm

 



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Ice Blocks at Athletics days

Sun Nov 06 05:17pm

Kia ora parents and whānau, 


Ice blocks will be available for $1 at the completion of the Athletics days this Tuesday and Wednesday. Teachers will collect the money and distribute the Ice Blocks 

Basketball Draw Year 5/6 for the Next 3 Weeks

Sun Nov 06 11:39am

 



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Basketball Draw Year 7/8 7/11/2022

Sun Nov 06 11:30am

 



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Foot bridge closed for movie filming

Fri Nov 04 05:00pm

Kia ora parents and whānau.


The producers of the movie being made in town have asked us to pass on to you that the foot bridge will be closed Monday afternoon for filming. They apologise for any inconvenience this causes.


Thank you for your understanding 


 


Justin 

Ice Block Friday to support Gumboot Day 2023

Thu Nov 03 05:32pm

 

Fancy digging a hole to help put up a shade sail?

Thu Nov 03 01:06pm

Kia ora parents and whānau, 


Our property person on the Board of Trustees, Dave, is looking for 3 – 4 helpers to dig some post holes on Sunday between 9:00am – 12:00pm (approximate time, could be shorter).


Dave needs help with 4 holes. The holes are for the poles that will hold up a shade sail above the sandpit beside the middle hub. 


Dave’s number is 0274937107. Please give him a call or flick him a text if you can help.


Many thanks,


Justin

Touch Rugby Draw

Thu Nov 03 10:00am

 

Basketball

Wed Nov 02 09:04am

REMINDERS


Even though there is no school at TAPS today, basketball is still on tonight.

MOUTH GUARDS ARE COMPULSORY. 

Reminder TOD tomorrow – Wednesday

Tue Nov 01 03:32pm

Just a reminder that tomorrow is a Teacher Only Day. See you Thursday 

Basketball Draw for Year 5/6

Mon Oct 31 02:59pm

 



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Basketball Update

Mon Oct 31 08:47am

Please check the new basketball draw. Queens now finish at 6.40pm so earlier than the draw they bought home. 

Week 3 Lunch Menu Term 4 2022

Sun Oct 30 05:34pm

 



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Teacher only Day – Wednesday 2nd November

Fri Oct 28 03:49pm

Just a reminder please that we need to know which children will be at school on Wednesday so we can prepare for them. Please let your child’s teacher or Lucy know by Tuesday.


Thank you

Basketball Draw

Fri Oct 28 03:26pm

 



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Ice Block Friday

Fri Oct 28 07:16am

 

Basketball Draw Year 7/8

Thu Oct 27 03:42pm

REMINDER: MOUTHGUARDS ARE COMPULSORY.



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PTA Calendar Art Orders

Wed Oct 26 04:48pm

LAST CHANCE TO ORDER
Any last minute orders can be taken to the office tomorrow morning. 

Ice Block Friday

Wed Oct 26 03:30pm

 

Year 5/6 Basketball Draw

Tue Oct 25 03:55pm

 

Reminder: last day tomorrow for calendar art orders.

Tue Oct 25 03:50pm

Hat wearing

Tue Oct 25 02:53pm

Kia ora parents and whānau,


We ask you to please support our duty of care by ensuring your child has a hat to wear this term. We had far too many students under trees today. Please come and see Lucy in the office if you need to purchase a hat. We can even help spread the cost if needed. We cannot move on this one, it is a health and safety requirement.


Year 8 students can wear a non-branded bucket hat but must still have a hat.


We thank you for your support on this.


Justin and the team

Touch Rugby Draw

Tue Oct 25 12:48pm

 

HATS – Term 4

Mon Oct 24 05:30pm

Kia ora parents and whānau, 


Hats MUST be worn during term 4. This is NOT optional, it is a health and safety requirement. Year 8 students are allowed to have a dark coloured bucket hat (no advertising on it), everyone else is required to have our school hat on. 


Any student without a hat will be placed in a shady area to play. The statistics on skin cancer are very high in New Zealand and we wouldn’t be meeting our duty of care if we allowed your precious children to run around without hats.


We thank you for your support on this matter.


Justin and the TAPS team

Week 2 Lunch Menu Term 4 2022

Mon Oct 24 09:01am

 



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Uniform Reminder – School Hats

Sun Oct 23 08:00pm

Kia ora parents and whānau, 


Hats MUST be worn during term 4. This is NOT optional, it is a health and safety requirement. Year 8 students are allowed to have a dark coloured bucket hat (no advertising on it), everyone else is required to have our school hat on.  Any student without a hat will be placed in a shady area to play. The statistics on skin cancer are very high in New Zealand and we wouldn’t be meeting our duty of care if we allowed your precious children to run around without hats. We thank you for your support on this matter.


Justin and the TAPS team

Touch Information for Tonight

Fri Oct 21 10:45am

For those who havent read the letters that have gone home… the children wear their school shirt and either black or navy shorts.

Ice Blocks for sale Friday afternoon

Fri Oct 21 07:30am

 

Touch Rugby Team Lists

Thu Oct 20 03:40pm

 



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Ice Blocks for sale Friday afternoon

Thu Oct 20 02:14pm

 

Touch Draw – UPDATE! Change of time for u11 Rockets

Mon Oct 17 06:32pm

Touch Draw for this week Friday 22nd October


TAPS TIGERS (U7)
5.00pm Field 2
5.30pm Field 1


TAPS TORNADOS (U9)
6.00pm Field 4
6.30pm Field 3


TAPS TERRORS (U9)
5.00pm Field 4
6.00pm Field 2


TAPS REBELS (U11)
6.00pm Field 6
7.00pm Field 3


TAPS ROCKETS (U11)
TAKE NOTE OF TIME CHANGE PLEASE
6.30pm Field 6
7.00pm Field 2


TAPS DEVILS (U13)
7.00pm Field 6
7.30pm Field 4


TAPS DEMONS (U13)
6.00pm Field 5
7.00pm Field 5


For more information (and to keep an eye on updates) please check the Waihou Junior Touch Rugby Facebook Page.

Tennis information

Mon Oct 17 05:31pm

 

Youth Drama Classes

Mon Oct 17 10:06am

 

Touch Draw – UPDATED and then UPDATED again!

Sun Oct 16 08:51pm

Managers please note this draw has been updated…again!



 

PTA Calendar Art information – *CORRECTION*

Sun Oct 16 12:42pm

All Calendar art should be sent home Monday (parents, please check students bags). Orders need to be returned (art work as well as forms) by *Wednesday 26th October*. 

PTA News

Sat Oct 15 02:41pm

PTA Bank Details


The PTA bank account has changed. Please use our new account number which is:


TAPS Fundraising Club 


12-3171-0212757-03


 


PTA Calendar Art information – *CORRECTION*


All Calendar art should be sent home Monday (parents, please check students bags). Orders need to be returned (art work as well as forms) by *Wednesday 26th October*. 

Week 1 Lunch Menu Term 4 2022

Sat Oct 15 02:08pm

 



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Year 8 Immunisations

Wed Oct 12 08:45am

For the Year 8’s having their second round of immunisations this will be happening on Monday 17th October.

Teacher Only Day – Wednesday 2 November

Tue Oct 04 11:47am

 



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Basketball Registration

Sat Oct 01 07:30am

Registrations for Basketball are now open. Students need to register online.


https://membership.mygameday.app/regoform.cgi?formID=102072&fbclid=IwAR30Hlia9rQcdA-tycVYAQ2_CscPZns1yYBjajLAY4XQKc2ZqU3XH30dmrQ



 

Touch Rugby

Fri Sep 30 02:33pm

Touch Teams for under 7, 9 and 11 went home today. If your child returned a form to play please check their bag.

Tikapa Moana Hub 2 – Reminder: Pyjama Day is TODAY!!

Fri Sep 30 07:11am

Waihou Hub Pool Trip – Postponed!

Thu Sep 29 03:11pm

Due to unforeseen circumstances the Waihou / junior hub trip to the pools has been postponed until Term 4. A notice will be sent out when a new date has been confirmed. 

Fundraiser for the Te Aroha Fire Service

Tue Sep 27 03:50pm

Better version of parent survey results

Tue Sep 27 11:56am

 



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Week 10 Lunch Menu Term 3 2022

Mon Sep 26 01:54pm

 



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Duck Day 2022 – TODAY!!

Sat Sep 24 09:00am

The Great Duck Race is happening today!
Race starts at 12:30pm, from by the firehouse and finish line is at Herries park by the athletics room. Everyone welcome to come and watch.



TAPS PTA



 

Parent survey – results

Fri Sep 23 03:28pm

Parent survey – results



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Dentist

Thu Sep 22 03:53pm

 



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Parent survey

Wed Sep 21 06:46pm

 



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Hockey Big Day Out – Tomorrow!

Tue Sep 20 09:06pm

Hockey Big Day out kids need to be at school at 8.15am.


Also, as we are low on numbers, contact me now via email if you have a sick child not likely to be there: mpaul@tearohaprimary.school.nz

Parent survey

Tue Sep 20 06:30pm

ViewThank you so much to everyone who has completed the parent survey, we are getting great results. Please take the time to complete the survey, it only takes a few minutes. 
Many thanks, 
Justin
Parent survey link

Day Camp Information for School Holidays

Mon Sep 19 01:15pm

 



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Duck day

Mon Sep 19 11:48am

 



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Duck day

Thu Sep 15 07:00pm

 



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Te Aroha Angling Club – Take A Kid Fishing Day

Tue Sep 13 01:10pm

 

Please take a few minutes to complete the survey (even if you did it last term). If you need access to wifi, pop in here and you can use our

Tue Sep 13 07:34am

Parent survey

Tue Sep 13 07:32am

 



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Parent survey

Mon Sep 12 04:37pm

Kia ora parents and whānau, some of you will remember that I attempted to conduct a parent survey with you in early Term 2. However the survey didn’t work on a phone and only a small number of you were able to complete it. I have been working on it and I am happy to report that I now have a version that is easy to do and is completely mobile friendly. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey (even if you did it last term). If you need access to wifi, pop in here and you can use our guest wifi. We would like 100% return on this if possible. It is easy and quick…thank you for your time and cooperation on this…very much appreciated.


https://form.jotform.com/222537272692864
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PTA – Duck Day Information

Sun Sep 11 10:01pm

This is the last week for duck day tickets. Forms and money to be handed in by Friday.


Remember Ninja Valley vouchers are up for grabs for the most tickets sold.


Forms are available from office if you need them.

Week 8 Lunch Menu Term 3 2022

Sun Sep 11 09:49pm

 



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