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                                                          The sun is always shining over Te Horo School – what a way to start the term !

Te Horo School Ag Night – Tuesday 7th November 

It’s Agricultural Club time again; If you are keen to rear a lamb, Kid or Calf this year please get in touch with the office ASAP,

  • Birth dates for calves are 1st July to 31st August inclusive.
  • Birth Dates for lambs and kids are 15th July onwards.
  • School judging days are to be held 6th – 11th November 2023.
  • Group Finals at Levin on the 17th November as notified last year.

We have booklets & information to collect from the school office.

If your child is interested in rearing a lamb please contact the school office as we have a local farmer that has orphan lambs.

The decision has been made this year to judge the home gardens within the school community ,if you child is interested in growing a garden at home please contact the school office to register.

Please contact the office with any queries 06 364 3071.

Important dates – Term Three

  • Friday 4th August

Assembly 9am

  • Wednesday 23rd August 8.45am

Home & School Meeting – 8.45am Ruth Pretty 41 School Rd

  • Thursday 24th August

School Board Meeting, Te Horo School Board room

  • Monday 4th & Tuesday 5th September

School Photos

  • Monday 4th – Friday 8th September

Life Education Bus

   * Paddy’s Mart 9th September –  Gates  open at   11am

Te Horo School Out of Zone Enrolment Places Term 1 2024

The Board has determined that 6 places are likely to be available for Year 0 -1, 4 places in Year 4, 3 places in Year 7 and 3 places in year 8 for out-of-zone students for Term 1 2024.

The exact number of places will depend on the number of applications received from students who live within the school’s home zone. For students seeking enrolment within Term 1 2024, the deadline for receipt of applications for out-of-zone places is noon September 22nd. Parents of students who live within the home zone and intend enrolling their child at any time during the next year should notify the school to assist the school to continue to plan appropriately.

Ballot forms are available from the school office [email protected] or call 06 364 3071.

If the number of out-of-zone applications exceeds the number of places available, students will be selected by ballot. If a ballot for out-of-zone places is required for a Term 1 2024 start, it will be held on 15th September 2023. Parents will be informed of the outcome of the ballot within three school days of the ballot being held.

Enrolment at the school is governed by an enrolment scheme, details of which are available from the school office.

Scholastic Books – Issue #5

The latest (issue #5) Scholastic Book Club pamphlet has gone home this week. The last day for orders is 4th August., please return these to the school office.

Te Reo Tuatahi

Our Year 4 – 8 students are currently using an online platform called Te Teo Tuatahi for the consolidation and practice of our Te Reo and Tikanga Maori lessons.  

  • Matariki, our learning journey.

    Many of our children have experienced what Matariki means for many years, and this year our mahi has continued to extend children’s knowledge of the significance of this time of year as well as how it might impact our future. The junior school has continued to grow and experience knowledge in various ways, from listening to each other, to hearing from experts, making art to be shared (Putiputi pohutukawa) as well as continuing to develop our reo. Ka pai tō mahi. 

    As we gathered early on the last day of term, we also danced!! The kids have been working hard since the beginning of term to learn a pre-choreographed dance from the NZDance Challenge crew. This involved learning the significance of each move as it correlated to the kupu/words and whetu/stars. The final recording was a success and has been compiled and sent of for judging later in the term. Fingers crossed! 

    Manawatia a Matariki



$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.

Pinecone Fundraiser

We had a great turnout & loads of fun gathering pine cones at the Freyberg’s property.  Who knew that all we had to do was suggest they bring hammers to bash them off the branches…. then there was a lot of enthusiasm!  We managed to fill 50 sacks, which was a fantastic effort from the kids, siblings and parents!   We now have to convert these to cash, so we’ll be selling them at the school gate, payment to the school office. Alternatively you can email or text orders to Janet Cottle ([email protected] / 021 301-330).


Friday Lunches


Next Friday (4th August) the lunch option is Macaroni Cheese, $8.00 per serve.

All Orders must be placed by Wednesday 2nd of August at 3pm.

Please send your child to the office to order with the correct cash (as we do not carry change in the office) Please contact the office with any queries 06 364 3071.


Well done to Aimee Howell who recently competed in the Wellington Regional Cross Country Championships. 
Aimee finished 44th out of 70 and 4th out of the 10 Kapiti Coast year 8 girls competing. 
Congratulations to Aimee!!

Sports Tops

 Please can we have all red Te Horo School sports tops that were loaned out to students for the Football tournament washed retuned ASAP.

Spare Clothing Donations

Please can we have some donations of clothing to the office. We urgently need any donations of all sizes, any thing would be gratefully received.

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 : you need any assistance, please don’t hesitate to make contact:[email protected] or 027 739 1986

Community Emergency Exercise

Sunday 30 July from 10 AM to Noon – at the Te Horo Hall, School Road. Come and find out about the Te Horo Community Emergency Hub and the types of help that may be needed and available in an emergency. This exercise will involve an earthquake and tsunami scenario. Have fun while practicing various volunteer roles! 

The event is free, open to all ages and abilities, no experience needed, family friendly (you could also bring a pet!). A light lunch will follow with some food provided, but you may like to bring a bite to share

Otaki Surf Life Saving Club

Otaki Surf Life Saving Club(Inc) AGM to be held 7th August at the Clubrooms at 7pm