Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Cramming lots into our last week together.

 We are having a fun last week at school. Yesterday we had our Tryathlon. Today we had our prizegiving, where many of the R4 students were celebrated. There were many more that have shone throughout the year that didn't get up onto stage but could easily have. This afternoon we had the Rubik's cube championships and R4 was well represented. Here are the videos. 

For lunch today Pita Pit supplied us with yummy Teriyaki rice. It was very delicous. We are helping Pita Pit Rotorua by giving them feedback on their new product for schools. 

Tomorrow we have our Year 6 missioning at 11am, whanau are welcome. School finishes after the Missioning. 

Have a happy and holy Christmas with your friends and family. 

Mr J.  

Sunday, 13 December 2020

Week 10 Term 4 Notices

Sister Carina

Firstly, I need to relay the sad news that Sister Carina has passed away. She worked tirelessly in Rotorua for quite a few years. Please keep her in your prayers. Funeral information will follow once it is organised, Mr Macmillan has indicated it might be in Rotorua.  

Our last week of school for 2020. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to helping our class have a fun-filled year of learning despite the little interruption. 

There are still some School Magazines available to purchase from the school office - $10.

Donations to St Vincent de Paul can be put under the Christmas tree in the Office foyer. 

Year 6 parents - If you no longer need your child's uniform you may want to consider donating it to the school. Drop it into the School office.


School Tryathlon - students need a bike, helmet, PE gear and togs. There will be signs out at school to show students where they can park their bikes 

Meet 2021 teachers - Year 5 students will visit their 2021 teachers for a short introduction. 

Students will bring home books and stationery. A large bag will be useful. 

Ice Blocks for sale - $1


Prizegiving - 9am in the School Hall, whanau are welcome to attend. 

Ice Blocks for sale - $1

Pita Pit is supplying our lunch today. They are trialing a new rice bowl dish and luckily for us, they want us to give some feedback. 


Year 6 Missioning 11am in the School Hall, whanau are welcome to attend. 

School finishes at 12pm. 

Ice Blocks for sale - $1

Sunday, 6 December 2020

Week 9 Notices

 It is show week! There has been a lot of work involved in getting ready for our school production, I'm sure our whanau will be very proud.  There are a limited number of tickets available - contact the school office. 

On Thursday morning we have our student-led celebrations in class. We will be open from 8am-10am for students to show off their learning. No appointments are necessary, just come into class with your child and they will show you around. 


Production dress rehearsals. Students need to make sure they have their costume ready, notices about this went home a few weeks ago. 


Production matinee and evening shows. 


Production matinee and evening shows. Our class is scheduled for these shows, please make sure students are at school at the correct times. 


Banqer retirement day. Students can come to school dressed as an elderly person. We will have some snacks (we'll make them in class) and have an auction to spend all the money saved throughout theyear. 


End of year Mass 9am in the church

Reports issued. 

We are collecting food items for those in need. Please bring them to class. e.g. canned and packaged food. 

Get your school magazines from the office for $10, they will sell out so get in quick. 

Holiday Reading Information is being sent home this week. Children can immediately start entering the books they are reading or books that have been read to them.

And finally a heads up regarding the purchase of sports tops. For all sports, except Netball and Basketball, you will be required to buy your own shirts for the 2021 season. PE shirts can be purchased from our School’s Uniform Shop.

Coming up:

Monday 14 December


Monday 14 December

Students meet their 2021 teacher

Tuesday 15 December

Prizegiving 9am

Wednesday 19 December

Missioning of Year 6 students

Wednesday 16 December

Last day of school

Thursday 17 December

Teacher Only day

Sunday, 29 November 2020

Week 8 Term 4

Wow, the Peter Pan tickets sold really quickly. There may still be some for the Tuesday matinee available.  The main cast will perform every show while R4 students who are only in our dance will perform on Wednesday at the matinee and evening shows. 

Thank you to all the parents who have signed up for our Blue Lake trip on Wednesday.  Please be at school ready to leave at 9am. We will be walking around the lake before students take part in 5 activities, one of which is swimming. If it is raining we will stay at school where there'll be some fun activities. 

School magazines are on sale from the office. There are only 100 so get in quick.

This week:


Ahurei students practicing during the day (Luka and Jet)


Advent Liturgy 12:15 in the Church

Library - All books to be returned, please. 


Blue Lake trip (mufti, togs, lunch, snacks, water, sunscreen, walking shoes) Leaving school 9am, back at 2:30pm.


Production practices


Production practices

Sausage sizzle

Here are some photos from the Year 6 Retreat on Thursday. It was a lovely day.

Peter Pan Production Rehearsal Main Cast

Saturday the 5th December 1:00pm- 4:00pm, the school hall. 


  • Harmony Choir

  • Mains

  • Lost boys

  • Mermaids

  • Fairy Dancers

  • Sea Creatures

  • Pirates

  • Backstage & Props Crew

  • Narrators

  • Tribes People

Your child has already received a notice last week about this. Students are to bring snacks and water. All students are to be promptly collected at the conclusion of the day at 4:00pm from the school hall. If your child cannot make this rehearsal please email me to let me know. Thanks to those who have already.



Production Team 2020

Lorette Tiedt, Jane Trask, Mary Kusabs, Lorraine Thomson, Jill Dinniss, Michelle McIntyre, Glenda Pedley, Chris and Sheila Manlunas, Bernie Hall.


Monday 30th November Kapa Haka group at Ahurei

Tuesday 1st December Principal’s Morning Tea

Wednesday 2nd December Totara End of Year Picnic Blue Lake.

Tuesday 8th December School Production

Wednesday 9th December School Production

Monday 12th December: School Tryathlon

Friday 11th December End of Year Mass

Tuesday 15th December: School Prizegiving

Wednesday 16th December: Missioning and last day of term

Thursday 17th December: Teacher Only Day

Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Year 6 retreat

 A reminder that all Year 6 students are to meet at St Michael’s church at 8:30am tomorrow (Thursday) in mufti. Mass begins at 9am and we need to be seated beforehand. Can students please bring a can of food to add to the offertory

The weather looks changeable, if it is just showers we will continue with our programme of walking back via Kuirau park so please pack a raincoat as well as lunch and a drink. If the weather is poor we will bus back to the St Mary’s church and continue the programme there. 

Mr James and Mrs Hall will be leading the Retreat.

Year 5 students will be at school with Mrs Dunkley, Mrs McCaskill and Mrs Todd taking part in a leadership day.

Thank you Mrs teat for coming into class today to help our tamariki make Christmas decorations. They look great and the class had fun.

Sunday, 22 November 2020

Week 7 Term 4

 No swimming this week


Class visit to Government Gardens art house. Meet at school at the normal time. We will be back before lunchtime. 


Library day - bring books to exchange. 



Year 6 retreat. Meet at St Michael's church at 8:45am. We are walking back to school via Kuirau park after lunch. 

Year 5 leadership day at school.


Sausage sizzle

PE - students require PE gear. 

Upcoming events for R4

Wednesday 2 December - Blue lake picnic day. Notices went home on Friday. 

Sunday, 15 November 2020

Week 6 Term 4 Notices

 We are swimming each day this week, there are swim coaches coming in to take lessons.



Inteschool Athletics (some students only)

Library day - bring books to exchange. 



Kapahaka 9am

Parents are to make own travel arrangements for their child – arriving at JPC by 12.00pm and collected by 2.30pm
All students attending JPC Orientation Day are to bring their lunch. They will have a guided tour of the campus, have lunch and be given a booklet with College commencement information and uniform lists etc.


Sausage sizzle

Upcoming events for R4

  • Monday 23 November: Trip to the arts house in Government Gardens - 1-2 parents still needed. 
  • Thursday 26 November: Year 6 retreat. Attending Mass at St Michaels and a hikoi around town. Year 5 students will stay at school. More information to come this week. Parents willing to walk with us will be required. 
  • Wednesday 2 December: Senior school picnic at Blue Lake. More information will be sent home soon. Transport and supervision required.