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Wednesday 21st June – Kapiti College Visit

Thursday 29th June –School Trustees Meeting – School Staffroom 7pm

Friday 30th June 7am –  Matariki Breakfast Celebration at school

Friday 30th June – Last day of Term

Monday 17th July – First Day Term 3

Tuesday 18th & Thursday 20th July – Learning Conversations 3.15pm –  6.45pm (See below for Booking information)

Thursday 20th July – Otaki College Open Day

Te Horo Kids with Heart

    Room 1

Dorothy Tibbles – For the effort you are putting into looking carefully at sounds when reading and for making a big effort to cooperate and collaborate with others. Ka mau te wehi Dorothy 

Finn Wilson and Maksym Gadsby – We are really proud of how you both are setting in . You are being so brave, joining in on new experiences. Great stuff boys.

Room 2

James Johnstone – For showing H.E.A.R.T during his BSLA learning. It  is great to see yo building in confidence and skill Ka Rawe!

Eloise Molnar – For showing HEART! Gosh we are so lucky to have Eloise contributing to our thinking in Room 2! She is a superstar!!

Alexandra Blaikie  For showing H.E.A.R.T in her writing and really applying her sound knowledge! Kei runga noa atu koe!

Ellie Fox – For showing H.E.A.R.T in herself, Ellie we are so proud of you, you are being brave, sharing ideas and making awesome choices for your learning! Ka Rawe!

Room 3

Jade – Wow Jade you have blown me away with how much effort you are putting into your mahi.. It’s wonderful to see you trying your very best even when things are trick

Room 5

Ariella Rogers – You have a wonderful, positive attitude towards your learning.  You are making such great progress in your writing and it is exciting to see you so proud of your work.  He rawe koe, you are awesome! 

 Luce Blaikie – Luce it is fantastic to see the effort and progress you have been making in writing.  You have a positive attitude and you always try your best.  Thank you for also being such an amazing HEART student in Room 5. Ka mau te wehi, Luce!  

Room 6

Charlie – You bring a great attitude into our class each day.  Thank you for the effort you put into your learning, and for your ‘can do’ approach – especially to your maths learning.  Ka rawe, Charlie!

Aiden – Thank you for the calm and friendly presence you bring to our class.  You always have a kind word for someone to brighten their day.  He rawe koe 🙂

Room 9

Leon – Capable and Resilient! Leon puts in the Mahi 100%. Every week Leon aims to learn something new and shows a ‘can do’ attitude. 

Jamie – Good Citizen & Team Player! Jamie is a kind friend to everyone in class. She shows empathy for others.

Room 10

Yulisa –  For starting to take the time to look carefully at her questions and find the answers without needing the teacher’s guidance.

Bella and Niamh – For having such a wonderful friendship and demonstrating the HEART value’s in the way you interact with each other .

Room 11

Brianna Jackson – You always try your best in class by following instructions, being polite and always helpful when you see it is needed. Well done.

Lenix Lange – For stepping forward when needed and demonstrating qualities of a leader in Kapa Haka. You are also quick to volunteer to help when opportunities arise.Your kindness and helpful nature are true HEART Values.  Ka Pai

Room 12

Our Year 8s were not able to attend this assemblyso a special mention to

Ella Rowe – For your amazing singing while we were practising our Matariki Song.  The passion and expression in your singing was incredible!

Adrian Freyberg – For your commitment to learning the Matariki Dance Challenge.  You have come back to additional sessions and now you can complete this dance with your eyes closed … literally.  Well done Adrian.  I admire your efforts!

Staff Member 

Jo Hillier – For being ‘TEAM PLAYER’ with a CAN DO attitude. Nothing is ever any problem and you always offer to help out where you can. Thank you!

Te Reo Tuatahi

Our Year 4 – 8 students are currently using an online platform called Te Teo Tuatahi for the delivery of our Te Reo and Tikanga Maori lessons.  Each week the teachers engage in some professional learning and then deliver lessons to the students via an online tutor.  So far this term we have learnt;

  • The song Nga Whetu O Matariki
  • The origins of Matariki
  • The phrase ko wai, with particular reference to learning about the atua
  • A closing karakia
  • We welcome all whanau to join with us on our Te Reo Tuatahi journey as we launch into Matariki together.
  • As part of the package there are whanau lessons available, should you wish to participate the website link and password can be found below.

Learning Summaries (Reports) 2023

Teachers are currently compiling your child’s mid-year Learning Summary which will be emailed to you in the last week of Term 2.   Please see the email sent last week if you would like more information about these.

Learning conversations are being held on Tuesday 18th & Thursday 20th of July from 3.15pm –  6.45pm.

Please click on the below link to book a time with your Childs teacher.

If you have any queries please call into the office or call us on 06 364 3071

REMINDER: Music Lessons Opportunity for Years 6-8

If you would like to register your child for drum or guitar lessons, please complete this form by Wednesday 21 June.  There will be a cost for these sessions which will be confirmed shortly.  Please contact Wendy Keating with any queries. 

Pulse Netball Training

Our keen netballers were invited along to Nga Purapura in Otaki to have a special training session with the Pulse Netball team.  There is no doubt that this was an amazing experience for our children and they all came back excited and with some new netball drills in their kete.  It was a truly magical experience to see these sporting stars in real life!  Many thanks to Mr. P for organising this and to the parents that transported the children on the day.  There are some photos on the next page 🙂

Bake Sale – Friday 16th June

The Year 6 & Year 8 children will be holding a Bake Sale during morning tea on Friday 16th June.  The money raised from the Bake Sale will be going towards paying for the costs of our 2023 camps.  Baking items and sweet treats will be $2 each – please be sure to send along some coins with your child(ren) on this day.  Thank you!


$40 per trailer
All money goes to school camp. Sharpen your chainsaw, cut, and fill your own trailer.
Wood is pine, recently harvested so best for next year’s burning.
305 Mangaone North Road, Hautere, Otaki. Access is up a driveway directly opposite our gate. You will need to back your trailer up to the wood so please drive in through our gate at 305 to turn around. Then drive back out to then back up the opposite driveway to stack the wood.
Cash into our letter box please or transfer directly to Te Horo Home & School account 12-3157-0123969-00 Please use “Firewood” as a reference
Available weekends anytime or after 3pm on weekdays (so gate can be unlocked) Please message Aron 027 304 0115 for queries and times you need.

Car Wash – Year 6 & 8 Camp Fundraiser

What a beautiful afternoon it was for the car wash on Saturday!  It meant that lots of people were out and about and wanted their car sparkling clean.  At some points there was a queue out on the road.  Congratulations to all of the children who turned out to clean cars and thanks to the parents/teachers that came along to also help out.  Many hands make light work and what an awesome community experience this was.  Big thanks to Hayley for organising the car wash!  What an amazing team.  In total $323 was raised for the Year 6 & Year 8 Camps.  Is anyone willing to organise another for Term 3?!? 


Wow!  It is that time of year again … time to start thinking about Paddy’s Mart.  If you are willing to sell some plots for Cow Pat Bingo please email [email protected] with your name, phone number and email address.  Danielle will then send home some instructions with your sheet of 25 plots to sell.  The plots are sold individually for $4 each or 3 plots for $10.  The winner of Cow Pat Bingo will win $500 cash.  The cow will come to Paddy’s Mart, do its business in a plot and there will be one winner.  If you take a sheet you are committed to selling the plot numbers before Thursday 31st August.  All sheets will need to be back to Danielle, SOLD or UNSOLD by this date.  If they are not back then we will assume they are unsold and will resell them on the day.  Let’s see if we can sell all plots before the day!  Thanks!  Danielle McMurchie.

Community News

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

Code Camp

CodeCamp – July School Holidays CodeCamp allows children from the ages of 7-12 to develop 21st century skills in a fun and action packed environment.

Develop confidence & initiative through design, creativity, solving problems, presenting & collaboration. Create games, apps.

Thorndon School: 3rd – 6th & 10th – 13th July

Book Now at  
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Rātā Studios

Here are some details about a  new Under 13 Youth Training Orchestra, organised by Rātā Studios.

This orchestra is being run by the super talented Mana Waiariki and is supported by volunteers from the Rātā adult orchestra. Any orchestral instruments are welcome. 

Please follow this link for more information:

Mark Bobb Artistic Director, Rātā School of Music