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Board of Trustee Term 3 Newsletter

Fri Sep 22 11:46am



NZ Playhouse Theatre is visiting Stella Maris in week one of Term 4 to present a show called Treasure Island. Please see details below.

Fri Sep 22 11:38am

The NZ Playhouse presents ‘Treasure Island’ Pirates! Parrots! Peglegs! What more could you want in a rollicking tale of high adventure on the high seas? Oh yes, of course… buried treasure! And lots of it! Packed with crazy characters and sea shanties, this hilarious interactive adaptation  of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic adventure will have everyone laughing from start to finish. This show is for all students, Friday 13th October the cost is $5.50 per student. Payment can be made at the school office via or  online 12 3046 0362238 00. Please put child’s name and show as reference.

School and PTFA Newsletter 21092023.

Thu Sep 21 11:29am



Beacon 20.09.2023

Wed Sep 20 02:20pm



If your child is interested in playing basketball in term 4 Stella Lakers are looking for two more players to join their team. See below

Mon Sep 18 03:26pm

Games are held on a Thursday afternoon at Stanmore Bay Leisure Centre and are 20 minutes long. There is a schedule for games starting at 3.30pm and the last game starting at 7.25pm, however your child is only required to attend their game time slot.

Fees are approximately $65.

If your child is a year 3/4 student and would like to play please contact Katrina on 021 385 919  as soon as possible before the end of term.

Calendar Art – If you missed the last round of ordering and would still like to order your child’s artwork please see the attachment below.

Thu Sep 14 03:07pm


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Skids are running there school programme holiday for both weeks of the holidays. Please see flyer attached for more details.

Thu Sep 14 01:02pm


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Newsletter 14 September 2023

Thu Sep 14 12:25pm



Dance – On Friday 15th September at 12pm the Matikao and Mokehu teams are going to perform their dance that they have learnt with Omar.

Wed Sep 13 04:36pm

Parents are invited in to watch their children perform their dance this Friday at 12pm on the court if the weather permits. If the weather is wet then this will be performed in the hall. We look forward to seeing you there.

Beacon 13-09-2023

Wed Sep 13 02:33pm



Summer Hockey – If any year 5 or 6 student is interested in playing summer hockey please contact Ms Kain at

Tue Sep 12 12:37pm

Think – a -thon. This is taking place at school on Thursday 21st September. Please make sure you register your child/children.

Fri Sep 08 03:02pm

For those that have registered by today Friday 8th September they will automatically go in the draw to win a Portable Speaker!!

Winner to be announced on Monday 11th September.

Chicken Pox – This is just to make you aware we currently do have a few cases of chicken pox here at school.

Fri Sep 08 01:47pm

Please keep an eye out if your child is showing any symptoms of chicken pox. If they are please keep them at home until the spots have started to dry out.

Newsletter 07092023

Thu Sep 07 12:55pm



Beacon 06.09.2023

Wed Sep 06 02:01pm



Interschool Cross Country Year 5-6

Tue Sep 05 11:34am

For those Year 5-6 students participating in Interschool Cross Country – A  reminder to please pay the $10.00 bus fare either via internet payment or at the school office. 

Thank You.

Help is needed to serve lunch tomorrow for Dad’s Day. If you are available from 12.45pm for about an hour our PTFA would be very grateful.

Thu Aug 31 03:48pm

If you are free and are able to help serve lunches can you please text Jamie on 021 205 8825 as soon as possible. We need another four people. Thank you to those that can help.

Newsletter 31 August 2023

Thu Aug 31 12:29pm



Beacon 30.08.2023

Wed Aug 30 03:34pm



This Friday 1st September is Dad’s Day at school. If you would like to order some nacho’s for lunch please see the flyer attached.

Wed Aug 30 11:54am


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Please see the attached notice regarding Touch 2023 registration.

Tue Aug 29 03:05pm



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Thu Aug 24 11:57am



Please note that Kindo has re-opened for today only for anyone who missed the deadline for disco tickets. This will close tonight at 8pm.

Thu Aug 24 11:16am

Also a reminder that if you are wanting to order lunch for Dad’s Day the orders will close on Wednesday 30th August. Please note that this will be the last day for ordering and no late orders can be accepted.

Thank you.

Beacon 23.08.2023

Wed Aug 23 03:10pm



Please see attached for information about a student market day.

Tue Aug 22 03:29pm


Student Market Day

Please see below the updated Closing Dates on Kindo for Calendar Art, School Disco and Dad’s fun Lunch.

Tue Aug 22 12:25pm

Calendar Art – EXTENDED 8pm tonight 22nd August

Disco tickets and disco dollars close this Wednesday 23rd with entry bands and disco dollars delivered to class on Friday

Dads Day Nacho fun lunch – 30th August

We appreciate early ordering so we can buy supplies for each of these events

Order all on Kindo

Calendar Art Orders close this Sunday 20th August. Please see information and link below.

Fri Aug 18 03:21pm


The children’s artwork is on display in the main foyer! Why not check it out while your at cross country today!

All orders need to be placed by Sunday please on kindo

The calendars and diaries make the perfect Christmas present for loved ones and the cards are such an amazing personal touch for any special occasion needing a card!

Cross country will be able to go ahead tomorrow (weather permitting). See below for the race order.

Thu Aug 17 02:51pm

The cross country begins at 1pm. 

The race order is as follows: 

Year 6 girls, Year 6 boys, Year 5 girls, Year 5 boys, Year 4 girls, Year 4 boys, Year 3 girls, Year 3 boys, Year 2 girls, Year 2 boys, Yr0/1 girls, Yr 0/1 boys. 

We are unable to give an exact time for the start of each race – they will start when the previous one finishes. 

Children may come to school in their house colours but please make sure they have their uniform to change into after their race in case they get wet and muddy. 

Term dates 2024 correction

Thu Aug 17 02:43pm

Please note:

The 2024 term 2 start date as advertised in the school newsletter should read 29th April not 19th April.

Please find below Newsletter for 17 August 2023

Thu Aug 17 11:47am



Please see below for a Stella Maris update.

Wed Aug 16 08:53pm

This evening a ute crashed into the school fence on Silverdale St, by the senior playground. Fortunately no one was injured. At this stage the vehicle is still there as the tow truck was unable to remove it. 

The field, senior playground area and the bike track will be closed tomorrow while we assess the full damage and check the stability of the fence. 

We will make a decision by the end of the school day tomorrow, Thursday, whether or not cross country can go ahead. 

Summer Football – Term 4. If your child is interested in playing football please see the notice and permission slip below.

Wed Aug 16 04:03pm


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Beacon 16.08.2023

Wed Aug 16 02:53pm



Feast of The Assumption of Our Lady Mass is tomorrow, Tuesday 15th August 9.30am at St John’s Church, Orewa. Please do come and join us.

Mon Aug 14 03:12pm

Also a reminder that students need to come to school in tidy and clean uniform with correct shoes and long hair tied up.

Where possible if your child could arrive to school by 8.30am as buses will be leaving promptly at 8.45am.

If your child is going to be absent please can you inform the office early to enable us to complete our roll before we leave for Mass, thank you. 

Newsletter 10 August 2023

Thu Aug 10 11:24am



Please see below information regarding Whole School Cross Country 1pm Friday 18th August

Wed Aug 09 03:08pm

Mrs Kain is asking for parents to help with marshalling at our school cross country which is being held at 1pm on Friday 18th August. If you are able to assist please contact Mrs Kain Thank you.

Children are to wear a tee shirt in their house colour. Class teachers will be able to advise what house your child is in.

Nazareth – Red
Bethlehem – Yellow
Galilee – Green
Jerusalem – Purple

Beacon 09.08.2023

Wed Aug 09 01:03pm



Calendar Art is now open to order on Kindo only. Please see the attached flyer for information. Calendar Art is in the main atrium to view.

Tue Aug 08 03:01pm


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Newsletter 3 August 2023

Thu Aug 03 11:42am



Beacon 02.08.2023

Wed Aug 02 02:52pm



A reminder that we have School Photos tomorrow Tuesday 1st August and team photos Wednesday 2nd August. Please see below.

Mon Jul 31 04:14pm

Parents can you please ensure that your children arrive tomorrow in clean and tidy uniform with the correct socks and shoes on with hair tied back. 

For those children who are having team/group photos on Wednesday can you please make sure they have the correct uniform with them to change in to.

On Friday 11th August the PTFA are holding a sausage sizzle and ice block fun lunch.. Orders open on kindo 3rd August 2023.

Fri Jul 28 03:54pm


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Newsletter 27 July 2023

Thu Jul 27 01:46pm



Beacon 26.07.2023

Wed Jul 26 04:51pm



Matikao and Mokehu Dance Notice

Tue Jul 25 11:02am

Please see attached  Dance notice for students in Years 0 – 4 


Feast Day Mass letter

Mon Jul 24 09:57am

Please see attached a copy of the School Feast Day Mass letter. Last week a hard copy was distributed to eldest and only children. You can include all siblings on the one form, or download the copy below or from the Hero App. The cost for the bus is $7.00 per child.


Please find below weekly Newsletter 20072023

Thu Jul 20 12:49pm



Beacon 20.07.2023

Thu Jul 20 11:14am



Teacher Interviews are taking place this Wednesday 19th July. School will be finishing at 12.20pm. Please see bus information below.

Mon Jul 17 10:39am

The Bayes 22 bus to Gulf Harbour will run at the earlier time of 12.20pm. All other buses will run at the regular time. If you want your child to catch the later buses they will need to be booked in to sKids until the bus arrives in the afternoon. 

A reminder that there is school interviews this Wednesday 19th July and school closes at 12.20pm. Interview bookings close today at 1pm.

Mon Jul 17 10:06am



Seesaw is a platform for student engagement that inspires students of all ages to do their best, and saves teachers time! Students use creative tools to take pictures, draw, record videos and more to capture learning in a portfolio. Teachers find or create activities to share with students.The Seesaw platform is used for homework activities as well as in class work.

Parents are also notified by the class teacher about classroom and school activities and events via the Seesaw platform. Parents can also Seesaw their child’s teacher.


Families only have access to their child’s journal. This means you will see student work tagged with your child’s name and posts the teacher tags with ‘Everyone’. Families will also be able to see any comment made by another user on their child’s journal posts.

Download the app or open Seesaw here

Download the School App

Our School App is what we use for general School Wide communication. You can download the School App to receive Alert Notifications, read the latest newsletter, view upcoming events, submit and absence and more.

To download the School App, search SchoolAppsNZ in the App Store or Google Play Store, and then search Te Aroha Primary School in the search bar in the app.

If you are on a mobile you can click this link to download the App.