Newsletter 11, Term 4 Week 6 2022

18 Padnell Crescent Newlands Wellington 6037


  • Last call for Xmas Raffle Donations – we are still looking for some more toys for the Xmas Raffle please, delivered to the School Office by Friday morning.
  • The Breeze Wellington Pack the Bus – donations can be placed in the marked boxes in the School Office before 3pm THIS FRIDAY!
  • $2 Juicies Tubes every Friday!  This week’s flavours are Coconut-Strawberry, Tropical & Wildberry.

For those who managed to take time off work to attend our local Horokiwi Kapa Haka Festival last Friday, I’m sure you were not disappointed. The rhythmically beating poi and precision moves, all perfectly in time, were a sight to see. Our hearts were full of pride as our tamariki performed and were a symbol of everything that Rewa Rewa School stands for – excellence, healthy pride in ourselves and working together as a team.


In terms 1 & 4 every child and adult at our school wears a wide-brimmed sunhat. Over the last fortnight, a HIGH number of our students have been regularly coming to school without their sunhats. We need parents to check that your child keeps a named sunhat at school as we enjoy the summer months. We have sunscreen available for students to use, but we highly recommend that all students apply sunscreen before coming to school and that parents supply their preferred brand to their child/ren, to be kept in their bag for use at school.

Rewa Rewa School’s Community Spirit

We can’t thank you enough for the amazing support shown towards our fundraising initiatives this term.

Domino’s Pizza and Xmas Raffle

Domino’s Pizza Night raised $450 towards the new Bike & Athletics Track for our top field.  Thank you all for entering into the spirit of things!  All raffle tickets and money have been received and $3721 has been raised.  We have had enough donations to make some wonderful prizes and prize draws will take place Tuesday 29 November (winners will be advised by phone and/or email). All those who sold tickets will go into the draw to win 1 of 15 individual prizes at a school assembly.

Pack the Bus arrives at our school 10.30am next Monday 28 November. We would love to see everyone dressed in green and red or other Christmassy clothes – tinsel is optional – ready to meet the Bus! We have had such an amazing response from our school community – your kindness and generosity is inspiring! We currently have 8 box loads of food and gifts to donate to The Wellington City Mission, but there’s still room for a few more items. If you would like to help others at Christmas in this way, we would be happy to receive more donations by 3pm this Friday.

$2 Juicies Tubes Fridays

$2 Juicies Tubes are available to order before 9am every Friday and our student leaders have already raised enough money to purchase the first bike for the new Bike & Athletics Track! This is an especially great fundraiser on the hot days that we are enjoying.

Alistair Pearce, our caretaker and Jan have been visiting classrooms to capture student voice about the Bike tracks.

Al working with Ahi class on the Bike & Athletics Track


We are very sad to announce that after 6 years at Rewa Rewa School as our amazing Deputy Principal, Charlotte Hills will be leaving us at the end of the year. We congratulate Charlotte on her appointment as Thorndon School’s new Deputy Principal where she will lead school-wide curriculum development. We are so proud of her and know she will work very hard to impart our RIDE values wherever she goes. We will be saying goodbye to Charlotte at our final assembly on the last day of term, which you are welcome to attend.

We also say goodbye to some of our teacher aide staff, who have worked really hard to support our students throughout the year – we wish Olivia, James and Gabriella all the very best for your future plans and thank you for your wonderful support.  We are hoping to see Olivia back in Term 3, all going well.

We are in the process of advertising and appointing new staff, including an additional 6th fulltime teacher, due to an increase in our staffing entitlement for 2023. We aim to have all appointments made before the end of the year.

Kapa Haka Performance Group

Our huge thanks to Charlotte Hills, our Kapa Haka Kaiako, who has spent many hours working with our rōpū over the last 2 terms. We were very fortunate to have Whaea Danielle Matthews supporting her, who also gifted our performers a poi waiata for the event. Thanks also to Diane Griffith for her work in fitting and adjusting all of the costumes.


Our EPro8 teams enjoyed representing Rewa Rewa School at the Wellington regional competition recently and worked really hard to find solutions to the high level problems that they were given.

Board News

  • School Policies to be reviewed this term include: Health, Safety & Welfare, Alcohol & Drugs, Digital Technology and School Swimming Pool. If you would like to review these online at, please email for login details.
  • Our board members will be attending an upcoming NZSTA workshop for local schools at Newlands College to upskill them on Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • Our 2022 Charter and Strategic Plan has been reviewed by staff and the board
  • The board will be presented with End of Year data and the 2023 draft budget at their next meeting

We welcome Uta, along with her family to Rewa Rewa School.  We hope you enjoying learning with us!

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Upcoming Events

Thursday 17 – Wednesday 30 November

Monday 28 November

Monday 05 December

Tuesday 06 December

Tuesday 13 December               11am

Thursday 15 December              12 noon

Monday 30 January 2023

Bee Healthy Regional Dental Service Onsite

The Breeze Pack the Bus

Last school swimming day

Whole School End of Year Trip

Leavers Assembly

School Final Assembly

Meet the Teacher – note, this is the day before school starts.

2022 Term Dates

Term 4

Monday 17 October – Thursday 15 December (School closes at 1pm on the last day)

Mon 24 October—Labour Day, School Closed

2023 Term Dates

Term 1

Tuesday 31 January—Thursday 06 April

Monday 06 February – Waitangi Day Observed, School Closed

Friday 07 April—Good Friday, School Closed

Term 2

Monday 24 April – Friday 30 June

Tuesday 25 April—ANZAC Day, School Closed

Friday 02 June—Teacher Only Day, School Closed

Monday 05 June—Queen’s Birthday, School Closed

Term 3

Monday 17 July – Friday 22 September

Term 4

Monday 09 October – Friday 15 December (School closes at 1pm on the last day)

 Monday 23 October—Labour Day, School Closed


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