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Term 2 ends at 3pm tomorrow Friday 8th July

Term 3 starts at 9am on Monday 25th July and ends at 3pm on Friday 30th September

Kia ora koutou.  Hello everyone.

As we head into the end of term break we thank all of you for your continued support and help, especially in these difficult winter months with many colds, coughs and flu around, as well as covid to deal with. Due to your vigilance in watching for symptoms, testing when needed and children staying home when sick, we have managed to keep the school open all term, even though it was a close call for a wee while there with sick teachers as well! Thank you also to our amazing pool of relief teachers – they have been anything but part time!

At the time of writing this newsletter we are finishing the term at the orange setting of the covid framework and unless the Government changes the levels, we will continue to follow our school covid framework at the orange level in term 3. You can find this framework under the covid button on the school website.

I hope you all manage to have a break over the next few weeks and we look forward to welcoming the children back on 25th July for term 3.

Janet Pinchen


Oneroa Kāhui Ako Mātariki Festival 
After being initially planned for June 2020 and cancelled twice over the next two years, our Kāhui Ako Mātariki Festival finally took place on Thursday 23rd June at Long Bay College. There are seven schools in the Kāhui Ako; Glamorgan, Sherwood, Oteha Valley, Torbay and Long Bay Primary Schools, Northcross Intermediate School and Long Bay College.  All the schools were able to participate in the event.

For more recounts of the day click the link below to read the children’s writing from room 26.

Matariki Festival 2022

Nicola Le Lievre

Oneroa Kāhui Ako Within School Lead teacher, Room 26 teacher and co-lead teacher of the Kapa Haka group

Jammies in June (and July!)

Thank you so much for your support, you gave three large boxes full of new PJs to donate to the Middlemore Foundation, for children who have no winter PJs at home as well as $696.20 in money donations. Your support is fantastic and the children had fun in their PJs at school all day too!

Remaining term dates for 2022

Term 3 – Monday 25th July to Friday 30th September

Term 4 – Monday 17th October to Friday 16th December (School closed on Labour Day public holiday 24th October)

Upcoming Events

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