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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.

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

Rippa Rugby

Mon May 10 09:41pm

Rippa Rugby


All TAPS Rippa Rugby teams will have training tomorrow so please bring spare clothes.


Thanks
Mrs Paul

Newsletter Week 2 Term 2

Mon May 10 10:27am

 


Newsletter Week 2 Term 2

Lunch Week 2 – Nikau Week

Sun May 09 04:35pm

Lunch Week 2 – Nikau Week



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Reminder DUE IN today Spicecraft Fundraiser

Fri May 07 12:42pm

Reminder – these forms are due now 🙂


Please ring the office 07 8848803 if you have any orders at home and wish to make an order.


TAPS PTA presents / Spicecraft Fundraiser


All natural, all gluten free, all dairy free & all vegan.
Made in NZ.BBQ Rubs and Flavoured Salts. 



Please return the order form and payment by 6th May 2021 (after the school holidays). New forms can be collected from the school office.


Attached is the order form and some information about the products available. If anyone has any questions feel free to contact Nakita (Parent & Organiser) – see the flyer that was sent home today for order and contact details.


The funds raised will go towards funding more iPads and additional school resources.



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Netball Opening Weekend

Thu May 06 10:27am

Netball notice



Netball Opening Weekend

Tuesday (4/5) reminders – Netball + Noodles

Tue May 04 08:36am

Netball Reminder-
Year 5-8 please remember your shoes today, Tuesday 4th May.


Reminder – Noodles
$2
Our seniors will visit each class for morning tea orders.
Beef, Oriental and Chicken.
Thank you for supporting our fundraising.

Newsletter Week 1 Term 2

Mon May 03 07:55pm

Click on this link to view our latest newsletter.


Or use the Newsletter button within the app.


Newsletter Week 1 Term 2

LUNCH IN SCHOOLS PROGRAMME – Week 1 Term 2

Sun May 02 05:28pm

LUNCH IN SCHOOLS PROGRAMME


Kia ora whanau


I am very pleased to be able to inform our parents that the Lunch in School programme for our school starts this term.


The company contracted to supply the lunches is Libelle and they have been providing lunches to schools for a number of years and provide a balanced and nutritious meal for our children.


Below is the menu for Week 1 starting on Monday 3 May.


A few things to note regarding the provision of food for children at our school for parents to note:



Please note that our Breakfast Club will continue to operate each morning before school as usual.



You are also asked to continue providing your child with a morning tea snack and a snack for our Kai break.
Lunch will be provided for your child each day from Monday to Friday from Monday 3 May until the end of the year.



The lunch menu for the following week will be put on the school App by Friday of the week prior to serving so that you know if you want to add anything extra yourself, into your child’s lunch box.



We have passed on the information you supplied us on the dietary needs sheet which each parent was asked to complete for each of their children, to Libelle.


 



Menu Week 1


You can see from the menu that it certainly will be a really good lunch for our students.


Lunches will be delivered to the classroom where all students will be given their lunch. All containers and food waste will be collected by the company and disposed of off site. All containers are biodegradable ( and compostable) in line with our schools Enviroschools sustainability belief.


Ngaa mihi nui


Kevin Johnson
Principal
Te Aroha Primary School

Free Meals available – Butter Chicken and Nachos

Thu Apr 29 06:23pm

Free Meal- Butter Chicken and Nachos:


Libelle, the company who will be supplying our lunches next term has been busy practising and tomorrow will have all this food to give away.


Would you like a free dinner?


If you can get over to Morrinsville tomorrow afternoon and would like the address


Email mpaul@tearohaprimary.school.nz

ANZAC DAY COMMEMORATION TOMORROW

Sat Apr 24 06:05pm

ANZAC DAY COMMEMORATION


Kia ora parents and whanau


Our school will be taking part in the ANZAC DAY remembrance service tomorrow – Sunday 25 April.


I would like to invite all of our children and their families to march with the school on Sunday.


If you would like to join with the school, please be at the RSA at 9.50am where Mrs Gamble will meet you.

Everyone will line up outside the RSA at 10.15am and walk to the cenotaph at the clock tower in Kenrick Street. Our school will also lay a wreath in remembrance of those who have lost their lives in service of our country.



We ask that children wear their school uniforms.



Parents are please to pick their children up at the RSA after the parade. This should be at about 11.15am.


This is a request to our senior students and leaders to make a special effort to be there if you are able to.


Ngaa mihi nui
Kevin Johnson
Principal

Netball Fees Reminder

Mon Apr 19 05:00pm

Netball Players –
Just a reminder to start organising any payment plans for fees.
Fees are due in before the first playing Saturday (8 May).
Thank you
Megan Paul
Netball
mpaul@tearohaprimary.school.nz

Reminder – Teacher Only Day tomorrow

Thu Apr 15 09:14pm

Kia Ora Whanau,


Just a reminder that school is closed tomorrow, Friday 16th April for our Teacher Only Day – TOD.


Happy Holidays !


TAPS Teaching Team

Basketball Uniforms

Wed Apr 14 06:13pm

Reminder –
Year 7 and 8 Basketball Uniforms are to be handed in tonight so please remember a change of clothes.


GOOD LUCK !

Basketball FINALS Year 7 8 Wednesday 14th April

Tue Apr 13 05:48pm

 



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Yum -a perfect way to end the term, TOMORROW Wednesday (14/04) with a PIZZA lunch! $3 for a quarter of a pizza.

Tue Apr 13 12:22pm

TAPS Pizza Day – Fundraising for Senior Camps
Yum -a perfect way to end the term, Wednesday (14/04) with a PIZZA lunch! $3 for a quarter of a pizza.


The details –


Please place your child’s order in a named envelope with their room number on it in the box outside the office before school (9 am) on Wednesday 14th April. 


Flavours –
Hawaiian / Cheese / Pepperoni /


OR


Gluten-Free Pepperoni or Gluten-Free Hawaiian
VEGAN – Vegan Plant-based beef and onion / Vegan Vegorama
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LIONS FUN RIDE – Check out the flyer

Mon Apr 12 04:38pm

Sunday 18th April 2021


LIONS FUN RIDE
Five different rides all finishing at the Railway Reserve to Paeroa.

Major Cash Prize


Check out the flyer for all the information.



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Newsletter Week 11 – Last week of Term

Mon Apr 12 12:36pm

Check out the latest Newsletter – (see link below or Newsletter button within the app)


Important notes


TAPS Pizza Day – Fundraising for Senior Camps
Yum -a perfect way to end the term, Wednesday (14/04) with a PIZZA lunch! $3 for a quarter of a pizza.
The details –
Please place your child’s order in a named envelope with their room number on it in the box outside the office.
Flavours –
Hawaiian / Cheese / Pepperoni /
Gluten-Free Pepperoni or Gluten-Free Hawaiian
VEGAN – Vegan Plant-based beef and onion/ Vegan Vegorama


Teacher Only Day
This is a reminder that we will be having a Teacher Only Day on Friday 16 April to continue working on the review and evaluation of our curriculum. This means that there is no school for the children of our school as our teachers get to work on this important development.


 


Newsletter Week 11

Take a Kid Fishing – forms due in ASAP

Mon Apr 12 10:48am

Te Aroha Angling Club Inc is once again, through the generosity of our community and sponsors in a position to provide another ‘Take A Kid Fishing’ day.


This will be held Wednesday 21st April from Year 6-8. 


Forms have been sent out in previous weeks and we now need forms back by tomorrow Tuesday 13th April.


Please see Lucy in the office if you require a new form asap.


Thanks,

Te Moananui a Kiwa – Hub 3 Teachers

Netball – Reminder Shoes + Drink Bottle

Sun Apr 11 05:12pm

Netball


Just a reminder that this week we will be having Netball trials for the season ahead.


Please bring shoes and a drink bottle to school each day.


Any questions email –


mpaul@tearohaprimary.school.nz


Thank you,
Mrs Paul

Basketball Monday 12th April 2021

Sun Apr 11 05:07pm

Basketball Draw Year 7-8 


Monday 12th April Draw


(Note two playing nights this week as Finals are on Wednesday)



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Week 10 Newsletter 07 April 2021

Wed Apr 07 02:21pm

 



Week 10 Newsletter

FINALS Basketball Year 5-6 Wednesday 7th April

Wed Apr 07 10:06am

 



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Basketball 31/03 5PM

Wed Mar 31 10:51am

We have had a message from Te Aroha Basketball…


One of the hoops is broken so we will be playing a different version of the game All children need to be present at the training at @5pm to learn it.


Thank you!

Learning Discussions – Day 2 tomorrow (Tuesday 30/3)

Mon Mar 29 07:16pm

LEARNING DISCUSSIONS DAY 2


This is a reminder that Day 2 of our Learning Discussions will take place tomorrow, Tuesday 30th March from 1.30 to 6.30 pm. 


This will mean that school will close early at 1.00 pm tomorrow. (Tuesday 30th March.)


Parents whose children travel by bus are asked to make arrangements for them to be picked up as buses won’t run at this time.


There will also be no supervision of children after 1.00 pm on Tuesday, as teachers will be busy with learning discussions.


To book an interview please visit www.schoolinterviews.co.nz
Click – Make a Booking
Enter – School Code mc9y6



Or direct link –  click below


School Interviews Link


We look forward to Day 2 of our discussions,


TAPS Teaching Staff


 

Latest Newsletter – Week 9

Mon Mar 29 12:48pm

 


Latest Newsletter – Week 9


Hardcopies are still available as we slowly introduce our Digital Newsletter.

Basketball Draw 29th March and 31st March

Sat Mar 27 05:33pm

 



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Missing Cat

Mon Mar 22 10:37am

Missing Cat-


We have dropped this cute cat at the local vets.


If it is yours pop on down to collect


Thanks,


Lucy



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DIGITAL Newsletter Term 1 Week 8

Mon Mar 22 10:32am

Launching our Digital Newsletter 


Note – Hard copies will still be available as we slowly phase these out. 


Newsletters can be found within the Notices section on the App and available on our website. 
Email – If you would like to be added to the mailing list – please email admin@tearohaprimary.school.nz and this will also be distributed weekly.



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Thames Valley Swimming Message

Sun Mar 21 01:59pm

Students that returned their Thames Valley form on Friday- transport has been sorted for you and you will need to be at school. By 8.05 on Wednesday 🙂


Thank you,


Mrs Paul


 


 

Basketball Year 7-8 and Year 5-6 March Draw

Sat Mar 20 05:04pm

 



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Year 5 6 Basketball Draw 2021

Wed Mar 17 03:26pm

17 March 2021



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Newsletter + SPONSORS Week 7 Term 1 2021

Tue Mar 16 09:55am

View the latest Newsletter


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Check out our latest SPONSORS
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Newsletter Week 7 Term 1 2021

Mon Mar 15 07:51pm

 



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Thames Valley Swimming Team

Mon Mar 15 02:15pm

The following students have made the Thames Valley Swimming Team for next Wednesday 24th March
(More details to follow.)

Congratulations!


Baraka
Jayden
Mason D
James
Paige
Morgan P
Harry
Sivan
Keira
Eden
Samual
Dayshaun
Perryn
Alexis
Calan


Netball FUN DAY

Fri Mar 12 01:05pm

Netball Fun Day –


was awesome last year, lots of fun, skills and prizes. All year 1-8 welcome. Add it to your calendar!!


Check out the poster –
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FOOTBALL MUSTER 2021

Thu Mar 11 02:58pm

Junior Football Muster is this coming Saturday 13th March 9.30-12 pm at Boyd Park.


Come along to have a kick around with our awesome coaches and a sausage sizzle! If you need help registering with the club or have any other queries come on down and see us 🙂


Here is the link to register with the club and comet https://www.sporty.co.nz/…/2021…/Registration-1


 



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LAST ORDERS PTA Garden Bulb Fundraiser

Thu Mar 11 02:48pm

Kia Ora Whanau,


Thank you for your support on our latest fundraiser, we need all BLUB orders back by tomorrow (Friday 12th March)



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Basketball Draw Yr 5-6 Wednesday 10th March

Wed Mar 10 10:41am

 



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Junior (Waihou Hub) Swimming Demonstration – Cancelled due to Weather

Tue Mar 09 12:03pm

Kia ora Whanau


Due to the weather and freezing cold water today we have decided to cancel our Junior School Swimming Demonstration.


Thank you for your understanding,


Waihou Hub Teachers

District Swimming Update

Tue Mar 09 09:37am

Swimming: As you heard on Friday this is a closed event due to the uncertainty of the country at the moment.


We do not require any help with transport at this stage.
This is to minimise people in and around the College.


If you make contact with me (Megan Paul), I will do my best to update you from the pool- but I can’t guarantee I will always be free.

Children need to be at school at 8.30 so we can gather, brief and leave, If you come on a bus that arrives later than this then please make other arrangements on this day and we can’t have other people dropping you over.


GOOD LUCK TOMORROW


Thank you for your understanding,


Mrs Paul

PTA Garden Bulb Fundraiser

Mon Mar 08 10:14am

 



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TAPS Basketball Teams Term 1 2021

Sun Mar 07 08:15pm

 



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District Swimming

Fri Mar 05 09:44am

District Swimming


Last night, The Te Aroha  District Primary Schools’ Sports Committee made the decision that we will go ahead with District Swimming next week, under LEVEL 2 restrictions. This means that should there be any sudden changes in Levels closer to Wednesday, we will not need to change or cancel the event at the last minute(eg: even if we shift to 1 over the weekend, if there was an outbreak on Tues, Levels could rise to Level 2 overnight). Therefore, the event will be run with limited numbers. Unfortunately that does mean only the children, the officials and 1 teacher per school will be allowed inside the gate. This keeps both us and Te Aroha College within allowable limits.Thank you for your offers of help, we will let you know if we need your car. While we realise this may be disappointing for some parents, at the heart of this is the children, and we want this event to go ahead for them. We hope that this year we may be able to head to Thames Valley under normal conditions.


Thank you for your understanding


Megan Paul

Basketball Year 5-6

Tue Mar 02 02:40pm

Year 5-6 Basketball will go ahead tomorrow night Wednesday 3/03


 


However, only the team manager will be allowed inside this week.


That is Junior De Young for the Boys
Cam Melrose for the Girls.

Mrs Paul has completed the Contract Tracing Sheet which allows these people only to enter the courts.


5pm for training and games 5.30 start.

Newsletter Week 5 Term 1 2021

Mon Mar 01 07:06pm

Newsletter Week 5 Term 1 2021



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Swimming Update

Mon Mar 01 12:40pm

Senior Swimming Sports (Room 5-10) will still go ahead tomorrow (weather permitting), Tuesday 2nd March from 10 am under Level 2 guidelines and restrictions. 



NO spectators, sorry! 



Due to other sporting commitments such as Districts, we need to hold our swimming sports this week. The weather forecast is not looking good! However, we will make this call tomorrow Tuesday (02/03) by 9.30 am. 



Tamariki remember to dress in house colours (nothing that will wash off in the pool though!).  



Thank you all for your cooperation and understanding. We will try our best to capture the event.


 


 



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HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCEDURES FOR ALERT LEVEL 2

Sun Feb 28 09:38am

TE AROHA PRIMARY SCHOOL


 HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCEDURES FOR ALERT LEVEL 2


Kia ora koutou


With us moving back to Level 2 at 6.00am today, 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.


If you have been in South Auckland recently and  could possibly have been in the shops and facilities mentioned by the Prime Minister, of which there are a number, please seek advice from Healthline before sending your child to school.  


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.
Parents are please to drop their children at the gates and not enter the school grounds             
 


·       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. Please do not enter the school grounds.


·       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 8.50ameach morning with social distancing.


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

Yr 7-8 Basketball Starts 8th March

Fri Feb 26 10:06am

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 07:09pm

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 05:07pm

 



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PTA ALL WELCOME + VILLA9 + COFFEE AND CAKE – Tomorrow

Mon Feb 22 03:54pm

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 🙂

Fri Feb 19 09:51am

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 04:17pm

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 07:20pm

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 08:22pm

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 07:46pm

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 06:22pm

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 04:02pm

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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Wed Feb 10 10:45am

Newsletter Week 2 Term 1 2021



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