RANGIKURA SCHOOL 95 Conclusion Street Ascot Park

RANGIKURA SCHOOL
95 Conclusion Street
Ascot Park
PORIRUA
Phone: (04) 235-9143
Fax
(04) 235-8178
email: [email protected]
website: www.rangikura.school.nz
SCHOOL CELLPHONE TO TEXT ABSENCES: 022 025 9630
School Goal – Term 3 2014 WE WILL ASK QUESTIONS TO LEARN MORE
Teaching and Learning Beliefs: Supporting Each Other, Tell the Truth, Achieving Our Goals,
Respect and Self Responsibility.
Vision:
Respect for Self, Respect for Others, Respect for Environment
Mission:
The Pursuit of Excellence
Community engagement:
‘TAMAITI MUA’: Home + school = RANGIKURA
Goal: Total collaboration and a collective partnership (staff, parents, kids - community) in the education and well-being of our kids.
Kia Ora, Kia Orana, Talofa lava, Malo-ni, Greetings, Bula, Fakaalofa atu,
Sabai de, Namesti, Saludos, Asslamo Alikum, Malo e lelei
PRINCIPAL’S NEWSLETTER THURSDAY 16 OCTOBER 2014
We are very proud to welcome: Persia Wesche Fanueli, Essence Baker, Taylor Marie Ngatai, Tiare
Ona, TinoKura Nootai-Ona, Kwong Logologo, Saphire Moore, Terrance Taitapanui & families to our
Rangikura whanau.
SCHOOL GOAL.
The winners below were selected by their teachers for having demonstrated the school goal during the
weeks of 26th September - the last week of last term.
KOWHAI
RIMU
POHUTUKAWA
KAHIKATEA
Holland Kingston Ahie Morris
Rm 1
Thomas Louis So’o
Rm 5
Cox
Williams Ahla Siueva - Kipa Breuss- Acosta Tolai
McBride
Rm 6
Rm 9
Kahu- Toa Aiono
Cole
Carlos Simi
Sweet
Rm 10
Rm 7
Bonsey Taylah Ford
Hills
Jaedyn Tomokino
Rm 7a
Rm 11
Rm 2
Urupene Mihaka
Komen
Rm 3
Gisselle Kisona
Sellars
Rm 4
David Lilo
Bryson Javahn Falwasser - Gulliver
Rm 8 Kipa
Rm12
Nui
Miguel Londono Santos
Pesefea
Rm 13
Caitlin Mikaio
Smith
Rm 14
Joe Nicol
Kevin Taliulu
Rm 17
PRINCIPAL’S AWARDS.
Five certificates during the term gives you a Principal’s Award. These students
received their Principal’s award at the last assembly of term three: Kiera Tonga,
Jayden Ford, Losania Wilson-To’omaga x2, Jack Fuli, Croshan Skipper-Lepou,
Tommy-Stace Katu, Skylah Rangi, Noah Iona To’omaga, Ngarangi Pierson, Vallon
Kipa, April Ngatupuna, Michaela Gray, Ashleigh Bell, Taylah Ford, Daelin Winchester Clark, Malia
Setefano, Rohan Wesley, Shakira Gray, Jeremiah Mapusua, Dayton Tonga, Parys Wirangi, Norry
Iafeta, Shania Gray, Santi Aragon-Garcia, Sini Gray, Sarah Heberley, Jahvarn Te Huia, Maia Karepa,
Patrick Whakaneke Kaa, Vincent Fuli, Asha O’Gorman, Nico Rongotaua &T’Mina Katu.
These students will receive Principal Awards at this Friday’s assembly (17th Oct). No doubt, more to follow!
So far there are awards for: Darius Kisona, K’Mora Katu and Miguel Londono-Santos.
WELL DONE TO ALL OUR AWARD RECIPIENTS.
Assemblies are at 10.30am on Fridays.
We encourage our school whanau to come along and see student items, news as well as them receiving awards.
KAHIKATEA SENIOR CAMP.
Our seniors embark on their bi-annual EOTC camp to Forest Lakes next Tuesday. Thanks to
all our parents who have volunteered to be parent helpers, giving up their time to support
our staff. We are waiting on some payments to come in and hopefully we will have everybody
on board by the end of this week.
Have fun seniors, step outside your comfort zones, support each other and achieve your goals!
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS SUPPORT.
Thanks to all the parents who responded to my requests for patrols of our grounds. School suffered minor
damage which was a major relief.
On behalf of our school, thanks to all our parents, teachers, students and ex-students who came up in the
holidays; did work in the garden, around the grounds and in our resource rooms.
A special mention to Kiri Bishop and Whitireia Polytechnic for providing students to help out too…and not to
mention the CAKES! Domo Arigato!
SUMMER SUNHATS.
From next week all students will be required to wear a brimmed sunhat in the playground. This is in line
with our Sunsmart policy. Students without a proper hat will spend their break times under our shades or in
class. The school has provided one for every student and is currently distributing these to all new
enrolments since the end of term one. If your child has misplaced theirs, we sell them at
the office for $9. You are more than welcome to purchase one from somewhere else.
Remember that it must be a brimmed sun hat/bucket hat.
Baseball caps and snapbacks are banned from school during these summer terms, as in
the past we have had to deal with issues of theft and misplacements. If your child owns
one it is best that they keep them at home for these reasons.
THE ROBBIE FRUEAN CUP.
Pohutukawa syndicate is currently in the middle of building their rugby team for this
prestigious event. With hard fought victories over Cannons Creek School at the end of
last term, our team will be looking to go one better than last year, losing a close final to
Corinna School.
The tournament will be held at Porirua Park during the day on Wednesday the 29th October. Come down to
cheer on the ‘black n yellows!’ Thanks to dads Sini Gray and Moa Fanueli for coaching this team.
THE PAUL RAUHIHI CUP.
Our senior syndicate Kahikatea is taking part in another prestigious sports competition. This one
however is held over a few weeks. The Paul Rauhihi cup is a 6 week rugby league tournament
for Y7/8 students. Our team, ‘The Rangikura Roosters’ will have their first up game because of
camp on; Tuesday 28th October versus the ‘Bishop Viard Broncos’ at 4pm, Bishop Viard
College. Thanks to Damon Rongotaua Snr for lending a hand with his coaching expertise.
T.M. MOTHERS/DAUGHTERS PANCAKE BREAKFAST.
Every term as part of our ‘Tamaiti Mua’ home-school initiative, Rangikura holds an event to
acknowledge our school whanau/fanau/family. On Wednesday 29th October, we are holding a
Mothers/Daughters pancake breakfast!
As we clarify every year, this event is traditionally called the Mothers/Daughters breakfast but
is intended for all significant female role models in the lives of our boys and our girls.
So Mums, Grandmas, Aunties, older sisters, female caregivers…we cordially invite you to a
pancake breakfast on Wednesday 29th October from 7.15 - 8.30am.
Looking for Super Carer!
Our family need an after school carer for our 7 year old son with
special needs who LOVES …kicking a ball, watching trucks,
swimming, running around at the playground :
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3-6pm Wednesday, Thursday and Friday pick up from Rangikura School
Provide afternoon tea, activity, companionship and safe boundaries
Must have clean and full drivers license
Need to be reliable and a good communicator
Need patience and firmness
Some experience in working with Autism or ADHD would be an advantage
Current First Aid certificate would also be an advantage
Need own cell phone – costs for usage associated with this work can be negotiated
In term time only at this stage
Can have handover with current carer for a week or more as necessary
If you are interested in this position and would like to learn more please email Jo (Mum) on
[email protected]
Pay is $15/hour cash
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SPORTS – HOLIDAY REP GAMES
It was the day of the tournament and I’m super nervous. As we begin the long trip to Otaki for the week for
the under 55kgs Rep Rugby. The first game was against Hutt Valley and my blood was pumping. When the
whistle blew it was all on. I had the same feeling against H.K. Wellington but the game against Rangitikei
was different. We had a great start because the forwards were doing their job and the backs got clean ball.
This was a good physical challenge and I encourage others to have a go, but remember you must be under
55kgs.
By Seth.
WELLINGTON HOCKEY REPS
During the holidays two of our students (Phoenix O’Gorman and Jade Obeda) went to Wanganui to
represent Wellington Under 13’s in a National Hockey Tournament. Some of the teams competing were
from Wanganui, Hawkes Bay, Poverty Bay, Wairarapa and others. We made it all the way to the finals and
played Wanganui. We won 1-0 and came first in the whole of New Zealand. It was a great opportunity to
take part in this tournament and being able to represent Wellington.
By Jade
NATIONAL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
During the holidays five girls from Rangikura School went to Dunedin to represent Porirua in a National
Basketball Tournament. Our team the Porirua Under 13 girls played teams from all over New Zealand like
Hibiscus Coast, Waitakere, Waikato and many more. Our goal was to make the top 8 in the country. We
done better than that and we placed 5th out of 20 teams. It was an amazing experience to be a part of the
last Under 13 New Zealand Nationals for Basketball. We were also lucky enough to have one of our team
members selected for the Tournament Team.
By Tesara-Rose, Rodah-Rose, Mikayla, Phoenix and Harmony.
Eddie Uluilelata
Principal
COMMUNITY NOTICES
WHITFORD BROWN COMMUNITY TRUST.
A huge thank you to Christine Patelesio and staff of Whitford Brown Community Trust. The trust has
donated a sun canopy and a lot of free paint for our upcoming mural projects. Thank you so much for the
regular support of our school.
FIGHT NIGHT!
Arch Angel Thai Boxing club that has a base and runs classes here in our hall are running a Fight Night
promotion. This will be at the Arena on Saturday November 8th. For flyers see me and for more information
Contact one of our mums Rachel Morris 021618522.
PARTY AT THE CREEK – FRIDAY 31ST OCTOBER – FREE – FREE - FREE
Hosana Baptist Church 2 Driver Crescent Porirua Invites You to the ‘Out of this World’.
Party at the Creek, 31st October at 5pm. This event is free. There will be face painting,
slime, bouncy castle, jousting, obstacle course, lots of giveaways and food for sale.
Come along and have a wonderful time.
SUMMER HOCKEY LEAGUE
Tawa Hockey club in association with Wellington Hockey are calling for
Years 5-8 players (and any keen adults) to register for this fun social league
Games played on Tuesday 5-7pm at Elsdon turf.
8 games to play from Tue 28 Oct to Tue 16 Dec.
6-aside teams using half the turf and playing to Hockey5 rules - 30 min games.
Cost is $35 per player
The usual gear is required (mouthguard, shin pads and hockey stick).
We must form teams and have payments in by 21 October at the very latest!
Please email your interest to us ASAP at tawajuniorho[email protected]
or go to Tawa Junior Hockey on facebook for more info.
MANA MUSIC CENTRE
Vacancies for Term 4 2014
We have some vacancies in the following music classes for Term 4.
Guitar - held on Saturday mornings at Discovery School and Maraeroa School
Piano - held on Saturday mornings at Discovery School
Lessons are available to primary/intermediate children aged 8 years and over.
Lessons are $15 per Term.
For further information and enrolments please telephone Sandra 234-1701
DATES TO REMEMBER
21st October……………..Senior camp - Forest Lakes Otaki. (Return 24th Oct).
28th October……………..Paul Rauhihi cup 4pm at Bishop Viard College.
29th October……………..Mothers/Daughters Breakfast from 7.15 - 8.30am.
29th October……………..Robbie Fruean Cup - Porirua Park from 9am.