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Haere Mai, Welcome to Term 2

Welcome to Adam Dewe teaching in Room 9, Maksym, Finn, Zoe, who have begun their Te Horo School journey this term and Harlo & Wyatt (Who started late last term) We had a lovely morning welcoming new members to our school community. Thanks to the Home and School for their support, the cake and a warming cup of generosity.

We have a term full of opportunities for learning, focussing on a wide range of activities that are guaranteed to engage students no matter where their interests lie. Sporting, musical, dramatic, spiritual, academic and some are just plain good fun. We hope that you will come into school and share these experiences with your children.

Ka aroha hoki – Condolences

Our warmest thoughts are with the Montgomery Family at this time of grieving with the death of Nikki on Monday morning. Hugs go out to her children who attend Kapakapanui school and I know they are good friends with a number of Te Horo School students. Nikki worked with Te Horo School in the office and the library. Nikki will be celebrated at 17 Parata Street Waikanae Tuesday 9th May 11am.


8th – 12th May – Week Three – Book Fair

12 May – Assembly

26 May – Assembly

15th – 19th May Road Safety Week

19th May School Cross Country 11am

19th May Home & School Meeting 8.45am at Ruth Pretty’s

29 May – 1 June Year 7 & 8 Technology

5th June King’s Birthday

6th June Interschool Cross Country (Kapiti)

12th June STRIKE Concert

22nd – 24th June ‘Shrek Junior’ Performances

3oth June Matariki Breakfast Celebration at school

Whakawhetai koe

We would like to say a massive THANKYOU to Wood Haven Gardens that have donated a new Shade Sail to the school. This replaces the shade sail that covered the Sand pit that was damaged last May in the big storm that came through. Thank you, the Sand pit is a well used area and it is wonderful that the children that use it are once again protected from the sun.

Speed Management Plan

This is the consultation link for the Speed Management Plan (KCDC) for the local area. KCDC are receiving feedback via no later than 9 June 2023. Your feedback is important and will help KCDC (1) confirm the changes to be made before the end of 2027 (2) Plan for the future of the Kāpiti road network beyond 2027.

The Plan outlines how the transport network is expected to look like in 10 years’ time and provides a three-year implementation programme for high benefit areas focussing on schools, town centres and road corridors.

Anzac Service

On Thursday 6th of April, we held our annual ANZAC Service, to commemorate the sacrifices made by many locals over previous wars that have been fought, and given their lives under the New Zealand flag.

Crosses were out on display with the soldiers names, as is tradition during the week, and Year 7 and 8 students took part in the service including the recital of the famous poem ‘In Flanders Field’, while representatives from many classes laid wreaths made during the week. Squadron Leader Heather Peart from the Royal New Zealand Air Force was the guest speaker, who spoke about her exciting experiences in the armed forces and Ret Col Tim Rogerson, of Waikanae, taught everyone at the service how to correctly salute, which was fantastic. Thank you to everyone who took part or who attended, helping to make this occasion special.


Hui is a school sharing of information that happens Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. It’s a great opportunity for students to practise speaking in front of an audience, share their achievements, events and generally celebrate being at Te Horo School. Due to a change in timetable, Wednesday hui is to be postponed and will resume on a Wednesday on the 24th May.

Cross Country 2023

We are planning on holding our annual cross country event on Friday 19th May from 11am.

You are more than welcome to come along and support the children. We will need some extra bodies in and around school on this day so if you are able to help as a marshall please email [email protected].

The children are already training for this event so please ensure that they bring along appropriate footwear for running daily. Thank you!

Year 8 Camp Fundraising Meeting

If you are interested in being part of the fundraising team for the Year 8 Camp then please come along to a meeting in Room 12 on Thursday 11th May at 5pm. At this point and time the approximate cost for Year 8 Camp is $434 per child so the sooner we get fundraising underway the better. Come along with your new ideas, or ideas that have been successful in the past.

Ahoy me hearties! The Scholastic Book Fair is sailing in!

Next week, you will be able to visit the Scholastic Book Fair – a great chance to buy fabulous books for your whānau whilst supporting the School too! Each book purchased contributes points to the School which we can then use to purchase other learning materials for your children.

The Book Fair will be open daily from 8.30-9am and 3-3.45pm. If you are available to help ‘person’ the Fair, please leave your name at the office – all help appreciated!
Scholastic Book Fair – 8-12 May 2023 in Room 4

Book Week (same week as Book Fair)
This is always a fun week at THS! A chance to dig into lots of fun literacy across the school, and the much-anticipated book character dress-up day (Friday 12th May). We will have a parade of our character costumes on Friday morning at 9am.
If books are the treasure (Scholastic theme for this year) – what costumes might some of the kaiako be wearing this year? Arghhhh!

Home & School

Welcome back everyone and what a cracking start to Term 2 the Home & School committee are having. We had 13 people turn up to our first meeting of the term down at Ruth Pretty’s on Thursday. Some great discussions were had and we started the ball rolling on Paddy’s Mart, our school fair which will be held on Saturday 9th September. We also finalised our Fundraising Quiz Night which will be held in the school hall on Saturday 27th May. 

If you would like to book a table please do so quickly as this will be a sell out event. Email: [email protected] to book your table.

The next Home & School meeting is scheduled for Friday 19th May at 8.45am at Ruth Pretty’s. This is open to all parents/caregivers/grandparents of the school who would like to get involved in fundraising or just come along for a
cuppa and meet members of our wonderful community.

Celebrating success!

During the second weekend of the school holidays, Lucy Oliver and her pony won the show Hunter Grand Final class at Glistening Waters National Series Finals in Masterton. As a result, this meant she also won the national series for 12 and under, and finished fourth nationally in the High Points series competing with kids much older than her. Well done on your awesome results as payoff for your hard work and effort.

School Sports

Year 3 – 6 Otaki Netball Registration please click on this link to register your child for Year 3 – 6 Otaki Netball.
If you have any questions please contact Bobby on [email protected]

The Dental Unit

The Mobile dental unit is now onsite at The Horo School and the lovely dental Nurses will be making their way through class lists to ensure all students are seen while they are here. If you need to contact the Dental unit the contact number is 0800 TALK TEETH – 0800 825 583


As a school in an emergency we need the ability to feed any students, staff at school for 24 hours. Please bring your item to the office, we will store these with our emergency kits. In December we will donate them to the food bank and start again in 2024.

Our Local Curriculum Programme

Every week we will have a kīwaha/saying and a kupu/word that we encourage the children to use, feel free to
get into it at home too! This week we have also formed a senior haka ropu and the korero was awesome!

Ngā mihi mahana to our wonderful Home and School, they are always working hard in the background and your support for our Mihi Whakatau is greatly appreciated.

This term the senior school embarks on a new Te Reo Māori mission. I am truly excited to see and hear what comes out of this awesome mahi! Karawhuia! Ngā mihi, Would you like to grow and develop your te reo Māori at home? From week 3 this term until the end of the year we have an opportunity for you! As the children in years 4-8 are developing their te reo via the Te Reo Tuatahi online platform, you and your whānau can also join in too!

For Māori whānau every Tuesday at 7pm
For our tauiwi/non-Māori whānau every Thursday at 7pm
We are so looking forward to hearing all about your involvement, Karawhuia!! These sessions usually run for half an hour. Please follow this Zoom link to attend:
Whaea Amanda


Your unwanted Christmas lights in working or non-working condition that can be cut up and used in an electrical circuits unit with batteries. Please leave at the school office


sKids After School Care – Te Horo School Hall
sKids can support your before/after and holiday care needs. To enroll and book just go to, from the home page click on the blue parent login button which takes you to sKids AimyPlus, or go to:
If you need any assistance, please don’t hesitate to make contact:
[email protected] or 027 739 1986

Hoop Club Kapiti – Junior Basketball Coaching Programme – Term 2 2023
Sunday 30 April to Sunday 25 June
Paraparaumu College Community Sportshall, Mazengarb Road, Paraparaumu
9.30 to 10.30am 5 to 7 year olds
10.30 to 11.30am 8 to 10 year olds
11.30 to 12.30pm 11 to 17 year olds
Contact – Angelo Robinson 04 9040142 or [email protected]

FREE Open Day at the Kapiti Equestrian and Vaulting Centre on Friday 19 May from 11am to 3pm. Even if you haven’t been here before, you, your friends and whānau are invited to come and check us out!
Some of the activities will include:
· Music and dancing
· Games
· Massage and movement with physiotherapists
· Agricultural displays
· Horse care & pony interactions
· Arts and crafts
· Spot prizes
· Treasure hunt
· Goodie bags.
· Free coffee and tea and food to purchase
· Free merchandise for Vaulting for Therapy members
The open day will consist of different stalls and areas for everyone to explore and enjoy and the best part is that it’s FREE!!! We can’t wait to see you and your whānau on Friday 19 May from 11am to 3pm. This event is supported by the Ministry of Social Development. If you have any questions please phone us on 04 902 6108 or email: [email protected] or Cat on 021 464 009.
See you then!

Babysitter Available – Hi, I’m Mia King. I am an ex Te Horo student and am now a year 10 at Paraparaumu College. I am looking for babysitting jobs around the area. I have experience as I have babysat for my neighbour and am also very responsible as I have looked after another neighbour’s dog while they are away. I am a qualified lifeguard with Otaki Surf Club so I have level 1 first aid. I also play netball and am a very keen musician where I play the bass guitar and sing. I hope I can be of help to you and/or your family and friends.
If you have any questions or require a babysitter text me on – 02102440087
Thanks, Mia