Term 3 Week 10

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Term 3 Week 10 Newsletter

Principal’s Message….

Term 3 that’s a wrap!

Another great term here at Pirinoa and a fantastic way for me to start as a beginning principal. I have really appreciated the support from the community and am very excited for the months and years ahead. The new Board had its first meeting this week and I can see we are going to be an effective team working for your tamariki. Since that meeting we are brewing up a working bee for term 4 and thinking ahead to the whānau picnic in term 1 (will let you know dates for these soon). We’d love your involvement in both these events. 

Although I joked at the school production about talking to you all about our strategic plan, there was some truth to it. I do actually want to have feedback on it and ideas for next year from you. Here’s a link to it if you’re keen Pirinoa-School-Strategic-Plan-.pdf. This is the version that is on the website. I see it needs updating with some timeframes and progress, but it outlines our big priorities for 2021 – 2023. If you have questions or comments please do get in touch with me at principal@pirinoa.school.nz 

This week has been about getting back to routines after the big focus of the school production whilst making sure we are tidying up a few things for the holiday break. 

On that note I’d like to put in a plug to use the holidays to make sure your child has a school sunhat for next term. Here is the school policy on sunhats…

Hats are compulsory in terms 1 and 4. The school will issue a wide-brimmed hat to all students upon enrolment, the costs of which are added to stationery costs at the start of the year. Senior students can opt to wear a bucket hat, purchased from NZ Uniforms.

Of course, sun hats are only one part of our ‘Sunsafe Practices’ but they traditionally are the hardest part to get right, as kids are often reluctant to wear one, or they leave it at home etc etc! So your help would be most appreciated.



Room 1 have been learning about fairy tales, here is some of their writing.


Room 2 has been busy wrapping up for the end of Term 3. We managed to fit in lots of exciting things around production and are ready for a restful break. This week Room 2’s science club kids went on a trip to investigate how rocks get from the mountains to the sea. They had lots of fun, and can’t wait to share with everyone else in Room 2 what they have learnt. 


It’s been a busy couple of weeks in Room 3! We’ve had production (and the clean up afterwards), science trips, Kuranui visited for a sports session and today we went tree planting. We’re grateful to have so many opportunities to showcase our many talents. Have a lovely holiday break!

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