Newsletter 3, Term 1 Wk 9

18 Padnell Crescent Newlands Wellington 6037




Newsletter 3, Term 1 Week 9

Wednesday 27 March 2024

We enjoyed a beautiful time last week with lots of singing and community bonding. The weather was perfect for our powhiri to welcome new students, whānau and staff to Rewa Rewa School. We were so proud of all of our students as they stepped up to learn the tikanga and waiata for this occasion. Our huge thanks to everyone who provided kai (food) for this occasion, helped in the kitchen or attended on the day. A very special mention to Whaea Danielle for training us so well and to Persia, Zion, Brooklyn, Ian Svela and Kiera King for stepping up to the challenge of leading the karanga and speeches.

Our school choir is also starting to shine. Under the tutelage of Kiera King, during last week’s practice a neighbour popped over from her gardening to say how beautiful they sounded. They will be singing at this afternoon’s assembly (2.15pm in the Hall), and parents are more than welcome to attend.

School Volunteers – Helpers Needed

We are desperately short of Road Patrol helpers for term 2. This duty just takes 15 minutes of your time, but is SO appreciated by the school. If you can help out, even just for 1 term, we would love to have you onboard. Please email ASAP, if you can help. Thank you.

If you have experience in completing grant applications, we have 2 projects we would like to undertake, but are unable to do so without grant funding – turf for the centre of our Bike & Athletics Track and extending our solar power generation.  Please email if you are able to help.

If you know of anyone getting rid of top soil (not clean fill), we need a few more truckloads on the top field – please email with details.

LOST PROPERTY is growing – if you’d like to take responsibility for putting this outside each fortnight please email to tell us.

Communication Between Home & School

Each term our teachers put a lot of time and care into sending home newsletters to share the learning for the term with our whānau. In week 2 each term, parents & caregivers are informed about the curriculum topics for the term ahead and then in week 8 we share stories and photos about learning with you.  Please make time to read these carefully and talk with your child about what they are working on.

Environmental Work Around Our school

Lots of different groups are helping to make a noticeable difference in our school. Whether it be those who are helping in the gardens, the student Gardening Club with Lynnda Bouzaid, Yr 6 Enviro Group, spraying weeds and planting trees. We are always looking for more helpers, as our grounds are very large. If you can share some time, we would love to hear from you.

A local retiree has just built some beautiful planter boxes for the deck at the senior end of our classrooms. Hau class is looking forward to choosing plants for these and looking after them. Our huge thanks to Kiera King for organising this.

Gardening Club digging for potatoes to cook at home

School Holidays – Stay Alert at School

Over the last week vandals have been targeting  Newlands/Paparangi schools, causing damage to our Junior Playground shed.  If you or your children are onsite during the holidays, we ask that you please watch for anything out of the ordinary and report any damage or suspicious behaviour to the police.

Extra-Curricular Opportunities at Rewa Rewa School

Some of the extra-curriculular opportunities at our school this term have included:

  • Entries to the University of Canterbury Kiwi Comps (Science, Maths, English) and Otago Maths competition (Otago University) for some of our senior students
  • All senior students training for athletics at Nairnville Park.
  • 14 students attending the Ki o Rahi Northern Zone competition this week – we wish them well! As part of the build up for this they have played against Yr 7 & 8 students at NIS. Our thanks to Ian Svela for organising these sporting opportunities.

The Goodtime Music rock band had all of our students up and grooving in the Hall – there was such engagement and excitement from our tamariki! For more information about these private music lessons, please see the advert below.

After School Care

We are very lucky to be able to offer an After School Care service at our school. Many other schools are struggling to keep these open and we are hopeful that we can continue to do so. If you need to use this service, please email for contact details.

Welcome to Liam, Prisha, Riaan & Viaan, along with their families.  We hope you enjoy learning with us!

Community Notices

Enrol for Goodtime Music Lessons at Rewa Rewa School

Get ready to ignite your child’s musical passion! Goodtime Music Academy teaches at Rewa Rewa School and is offering award-winning, in-school music lessons, freeing up after school school. Dive into the world of music within a vibrant group setting with the following instruments offered: drums, guitar, keyboard, ukulele or our ‘Intro to Music’ course. The excitement doesn’t stop there though – your child will have the chance to shine in our thrilling concerts.

Click here for enrolments and enquiries or call 04 568 2237. Spaces are limited, so be quick! 

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday 21 May                 5.30pm

Board Meeting

2024 Term Dates

Term 1

Thursday 01 February—Friday 12 April

Tuesday 06 February—Waitangi Day, School Closed

Friday 29 March—Good Friday, School Closed

Monday 01 April—Easter Monday, School Closed

Tuesday 02 April—Easter School Holiday

Term 2

Monday 29 April – Friday 05 July

Monday 03 June—King’s Birthday, School Closed

Tuesday 04 June—Teacher Only Day, School Closed

Friday 28 June—Matariki, School Closed

Term 3

Monday 22 July – Friday 27 September

Term 4

Monday 14 October – Tuesday 17 December (School closes at 1pm)

Monday 28 October—Labour Day, School Closed

Tuesday 29 October—Teacher Only Day, School Closed

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