Newsletter 3, Term 1 Wk 9 2023

18 Padnell Crescent Newlands Wellington 6037

Newsletter 3, Term 1 Week 9

Wednesday 29 March 2023

We have certainly had a very full-on term – swimming, fire performance, ballet sessions, pōwhiri, soccer tournament, learning how to navigate new online platforms, new waiata to learn, holding chicks, letting off rockets and a real fire drill (when the staffroom oven set off the fire alarm), have all made for some exciting learning!

Ahead of the end of term next Thursday 06 April, we hope you have a wonderful term break and we look forward to see you back on Wednesday 26 April!

Term 2 Teaching and Learning

The teaching team has been working behind the scenes preparing for Term 2, to ensure that our students have a wide range of quality learning experiences, such as trips out of school, an evening school performance to celebrate Matariki, gymnastics, science experiments (Navigation) and cross country running are just a few of the exciting programmes to come. Please read your child’s class newsletters next term to keep in touch with the curriculum areas being covered and if you can offer any expertise – we’d love to hear from you!

Teacher Only Day (TOD) Reminder

In Week 1 of Term 2,  school will be closed on Monday 24 April so that our teachers can become upskilled with changes to teaching programmes stemming from the refreshed curriculum. Our team began this journey last year with Kura Ahurea and the new NZ Histories Curriculum. Our TOD will focus on looking deeper into how these changes impact literacy and maths. For parents, the main changes will be the gradual removal of Curriculum Levels as they are replaced with Progress Outcomes. To start preparing you for these changes, in term 2 we will be sharing your child’s Progress Outcomes in maths, reading and writing at their mid-year 3-way Conference (Parent/Teacher/Child).

Community Fire Performance

Thanks to Mrs Pine, all of our students and their teachers were able to experience how to work with fire safely, whilst performing using fire-sticks. It was great to see so many families at the evening performance on the top field. We managed a great evening weather-wise, with many enjoying a BYO picnic, Yr 6 Sausage Sizzle, Student Leader Juicie Tubes and buying our famous “Worm Wee” for the garden! All profits go towards Yr 6 Camp, our Bike & Athletics Track and the Garden Club, to purchase plants and garden tools.

Student Leaders

Our student leaders have been organising Juicie Tube sales this term – we are nearly ready to purchase our second bike for the new track. To celebrate a great term, Student Leaders have voted to hold a Wheels Day on the last Wednesday of term next week – fliers have been sent home already.

Non-Perishable Food Donations Welcome

We would welcome donations of non-perishable food for students who need some assistance with lunch or morning tea from time to time. There is no freezer space whilst we sell Juicies, but packet items would be most apprciated, eg. cup noodles, muesli bars etc.

School Gardens

We would love to hear from those of you who have 1-2 hours to spare to help to weed our gardens. The Garden Club is also selling high quality Worm Wee, to fertilise your garden – just $5 a 2L bottle (makes up to 10 litres), 8.30-9am every Wednesday outside the Staffroom.

Northern Suburbs Football Tournament

The Rewa Rewa School Razors played in yesterday’s tournament down at Alex Moore Park.  Many thanks to Ian Svela (DP Srs), for his coaching and the following write-up:

Spirits were high amongst the players and all put in a stellar effort.  It started on high note with a 1 – 0 win against St. Brigid’s, fueled by plenty of Maccas courtesy of Yahia’s father.  What a legend!!  The team then had to battle a very capable St. Benedict’s offense, but after an initial goal call overturn, ended up with a draw.  The third game immediately followed and our team put on a command performance with a 4-0 trouncing of West Park.  Unfortunately, our final game against Crofton Downs was called off due to the weather – good thing because they were a powerful side. 

Thanks to all of the players for their enthusiasm, good demonstration of our school RIDE values, and to all of the parents and school staff for their support.

Road Patrollers

The next group to introduce to you are our dedicated year 5 & 6 students who, in all sorts of weather, undertake road patrol duty to keep all of our students and their families safe on the road outside our school.

Sadly, some of our parent community continue to cause huge concern on the roads.

  • Backing your vehicle across the footpath is a sure recipe for badly injuring an unseen child walking behind your car. PLEASE DO NOT TURN INTO THE STAFF CAR PARK ENTRANCE!
  • By crossing further along the street and not at the pedestrian crossing, you and your child risk being hit by a moving vehicle. We have previously had to call an ambulance for this reason! USE THE CROSSING AT ALL TIMES WHEN CROSSING THE ROAD.
  • By driving through a patrol sign that is held out across the pedestrian crossing you risk a hefty fine and a well-deserved dent in your car. IF A SIGN IS OUT – STOP!

In the past, we have asked the police to stop by our crossing at random times and we have passed photos of number plates onto them. You have been warned.

Do you recognise your car? If so, please improve your driving behaviour.

Fundraising at Rewa Rewa School

$2 Juicies Tubes Fridays

Juicies Tubes Fridays are on again until the end of Term 1.  This week’s flavours are Wildberry, Lemonade & Tropical.

Send a $2 coin with your child each Friday for them to place their order with our Student Leaders.


Our Garden Club is selling Worm Wee concentrate for your garden – 2 litres for $5.

8.30-9am every Wednesday in front of the staffroom – cash sales only!

A single 2 litre bottle will make approximately 10 litres for use.

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Upcoming Events

Monday 24 April

Teacher Only Day

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

Wednesday 26 April – Friday 30 June

Monday 24 April – Teacher Only Day, School Closed

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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