Newsletter no8

March 30, 2023

Paraparaumu School


Dear families and friends of our school


Teacher Only Day Term 2:

On Monday 24th April school will be closed for a teacher only day. At present the New Zealand Curriculum is being refreshed and updated, the first time since 2007. The Ministry of Education has allocated this teacher only day for teachers to start looking at how this will impact education and what we do here for teaching and learning. Can you please make alternative arrangements for your child on this day. Your co-operation is most appreciated.


Mathletics, Reading Eggs & Reading Express:

I do encourage you all to sign your child up for these web-based programs at $26 for a whole years access. It really does make homework exciting and helps reinforce what is being taught in class.


Nga mihi nui ki a koutou – warm regards to you all.


Steven Caldwell

Student of the Week

Micah Grace          Room2           Year3

Micah Grace is a student who shows manaakitanga to all every day. She has been so welcoming to our new entrants this year, helping them when she recognises there uncertainty in the classroom and around the school grounds. Micah’s learning approach is infectious, she leads her own learning and is always up for a challenge taking on the role as the Room 2 student representative.

He rawe tō mahi ia rā ia rā, he hautū pai mō tō tātou akomanga me tō tātou kura hoki.

Congratulations to our Whiz Kids Room P.A.R.T  Certificates
Indy 1 Maisie
Glenise 2 Te Machea
Capri 3 Zedekiah
Nirvana 3 Myka
Isla 4 Jakaiah
Blake 5 Hudson
Jamie 6 Lottie
Hazel 8 Liam
Frankie 9 Shamus
Mzsieg 10 Izzy
Molly 11 Conrad
Claudia 12 Zoe
Octavia 13 Albert


Collect the Yummy cut out labels  and stickers from the 1.5kg for our school’s share of the $200,000 sports gear. Yummy apples are available from New World, PAK’nSAVE and participating Four Square stores. The more we collect, the more sports gear we get so get going and start collecting your Yummy cut out labels and stickers now!

Lost Property

Lost property is overfull.  Please collect before the end of the term as it will all be discarded to local charity shops in the holidays.

Our annual Easter Bonnet Parade

On Monday 3rd of April we will be holding our annual Easter Bonner Parade!

Whanau and caregivers are welcome to attend. The parade will begin just after 1:30pm and includes an adults section and a preschool section. Children are encouraged to make their Easter Bonnet at home, although there will be opportunities to make bonnets in class too. There are prizes up for grabs for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each class and each category.

Unfortunately, if the weather isn’t suitable on the day we will need to cancel the parade and judging will take place in each classroom– please keep an eye on the school facebook page, just in case.

We look forward to seeing you there!

My Trip To Paradise

As I was sitting there with the sand between my toes I knew I was headed to paradise!
The golden rays of the soon-coming sunset reflected off the tree branches and into the clear blue sea right ahead of me.
I can see the two little tugboats, the bright sky and a little black dog. I watched all the birds fly into their homes for the nighttime. The peaceful smell of Lily and Jasmine filled my nose in delight.
All of a sudden, I hear a booming sound of a cruise ship heading my way, the excitement bubbled inside me as I hear the captain say (Ahoy and welcome aboard the Cozy Cruse!)
As I entered the ship I was outstanding by the interior and I was directed to my cabin. I went out on my balcony where the sea was calm and still awaiting the dispatcher to the place I call Paradise!

★ From Ella ★

GIVE IT A TRY will be the name of the game at the HKCA Festival of Women’s Cricket on Saturday April 22nd at Weraroa Domain from 9am to 3pm.Teams are 6-a-side and games are quick-fire 10 overs per innings meaning plenty of action and involvement for the players.

  • Lot of family activities such as bouncy castle and inflatable soccer field.
  • Biggest hit
  • Best Catch
  • Best Celebration
  • Egg catching competition.
  • Free beverages and free BBQ lunch

You don’t need a strong cricket background, just give it a try by joining a team or registering as an individual and we will find a team for you. Girls who participated in ‘YEAH GIRLS’ programme get free participation fee.

To register or for more information please