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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.

Thanks to all the students that have come to the office for registration forms. Please can we have all registration forms returned to the office ASAP so that we can send out the project booklets.


Pop up Concert 
TOMORROW – Thursday 10th August 11am
Friday 18 August Room 1-5     4.00- 5.PM    Rooms 6-12     5.30 – 6.30PM
Home & School Meeting
Wednesday 23rd August at Ruth Pretty’s on School Road, 8.45am
School Board Meeting
Thursday 24th August – Held in Board Room Te Horo School 7pm
School Photos
Monday 4th & Tuesday 5th of September
Life Education Bus
Monday 4th – Friday 8th of September
Paddy’s Mart
9th September Gates open at 11am


For those Year 3-8 children who have opted into choir with Mr Edmonds, these are the songs that you will be learning this term.  Whānau, it would be great if you could practice these with the children at home.  If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact Whaea Wendy.



Mae Valley – Brightside

Anna Kendrick – Cups

Christina Perri – A Thousand Years

Something Just Like This – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay

Imagine Dragons – On Top Of The World

Rob Thomas – Little Wonders

GARDEN TO TABLE (written by Room 6)

In Room 6, we have been learning about kūmara in our Garden to Table work with Maddy. We learned that they need warm weather to grow and we had to do lots of experiments to get them sprouting.

We learned that smaller jars keep the kūmara warmer and we made a mini greenhouse with the plastic bag. They took a long time to sprout but now they are nearly ready to put in the ground. We’re wondering why two of them have still not sprouted…

We have also been harvesting from around the school. We have picked lavender and rosemary cuttings and we are drying bay leaves. We have also used salt to make preserved limes.  We are going to sell our items at Paddy’s Mart and raise money for our garden projects in the school. 

Thank you to Maddy for helping us. We love Garden to Table!


The Year 8s attended the Kapiti Careers Expo at the Southwards Car Museum in Week 2.  There were so many stalls to visit with a wide range of different career options.  The Year 8s really made the most of their time at the Expo and we were impressed with how they engaged with the stall holders and asked lots of relevant questions.  It is never too early to start thinking about your options.  Thanks to the parents that transported and supervised the children.  We know you learnt lots too.

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.  


    Te Reo Rangatira

    Our tamariki have continued their learning about the incredible voyager, Kupe. Over the last fortnight we have been using poikere(playdough) to create articles related to the discovery and naming of Aotearoa, all the while also developing our reo! Karawhuia!

    Room 1


Madison – for being such a kind friend to new children in the class. Your kind smile and happy chatter makes them feel so welcome.  He whetū koe

Cooper – Welcome to Te Horo School. I am so proud of your happy and settled  start to room 1.  Tino pai rawe ! 

Room 2

Lily Hammond- for showing H.E.A.R.T during BSLA, your sound knowledge is really consolidating and we are super proud of you!

Room 3

Ewa and Maddie – For embracing all the new adventures in Room 3 with a positive attitude and a smile. It was wonderful to see you showing a sense of fun during our 100 Day Smarter celebrations !

Flynn L for representing Room 3 in such a positive way during our visit by Kerry the Farmer. You asked such an insightful question about what inspired the author. Great thinking Flynn,Ka rawe!

Room 5

Pipi Cudby – Thank you for always being on task with a positive attitude towards your learning and in everything we do in Room 5.  You are a super role model, Ka pai tō mahi!

Samuel Van Rooijen Thank you for your awesome contribution and engagement in our maths sessions this term. We enjoy your enthusiasm and explanations. Ka mau te wehi!

Room 6

Matilda-Jane, Effie and Skalett – Thank you so much for starting the term in your usual positive and hard-working way. Your calm, friendly and helpful attitude is greatly appreciated in room 6 and across the school. I love seeing you involved in things outside the classroom – Football, Shrek, Mastermind – what a great way to have even more fun at school!        

Ka mau te wehi!

Room 9

William – For making a fantastic start to term three. Working hard in class and being a great friend to everyone in room 9. Well done William, Tino Pai!!

Jackson – Is a legend in Room 9! He always puts in 100% to his learning. Pushing himself to improve his Reading, Writing and Math skills. Amazing work Jackson I appreciate your hard Hahi – Tino Pai! 

Room 10

Ada Holloway – For her excellent effort with her multiplication and division tables and for completing her work (including her amazing art ) on time. 

Ella Rowe – For her hard work with reading and  her computer programmes. Your reading is really improving. 

Room 11

Sam West – For always being polite and helpful and a caring friend. Sam you are always respectful in the way you talk to people and you look out for your friends. Ka Pai !

Jayda- Rae – For always having a sense of fun and for trying hard in your learning. You always have a smile on your face and enjoy having fun with your friends. You are trying hard in your learning and are staying focused to complete your learning tasks. Ka Pai !

Room 12

Zavier Russell – You live the HEART values of Te Horo School – we can always count on you to be doing what you know is best and treating others with compassion and kindness.  Thank you!

Albert Holloway – Your sense of humour and fun is appreciated by Room 12.  We can always rely on you to brighten our day.  Thank you!

Staff Member 

Staff Member of the Week – Whaea Mel, 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!


Thanks to those that have already returned their sales sheets for Cow Pat Bingo.  A reminder to those that have them still that they are due back on Thursday 31 August 2023.  Thank you for your efforts with this.


Te Horo School annual discos will be held on Friday 18 August with the theme Disney.

Come dressed up in your favourite dress up costume!
Tickets ($3) per person) will be on sale from Monday 14th before school outside the school office. Please order and pay for your sausage at this time also (sausage in bread $2).
 Sweet treats will also be available for purchase during the disco at $1 each.
Times : Junior disco Rooms 1-5     4.00 – 5-00
          Senior disco Rooms 6 -12  5.30 – 6.30
Parents are most welcome to stay. Please make sure students are collected on time from the hall. Students will not be released without an adult with them. Please contact the student’s teacher if you wish your child to walk or bike home. 
Money raised from the disco will help purchase the Yr 8 leavers’ jerseys.



$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.

021 301-330).


We have these booked for Monday 4th & Tuesday 5th of September – All students will have individual and class photos taken. Please get in touch with the school office to register for sibling photos.


In keeping with our primary duty of care, Te Horo School  provides supervision before and after school for reasonable time periods to ensure that students are safe. For student safety, we ask parents/caregivers to ensure that their child arrives at school after 8.30 am and has left the school grounds by 3.15 pm.


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

Wanted – any lengths of timber from 1m upwards of any size new or recycled (4×2, 6×2 8×2 etc) as well as plywood to help make new woodwork tables in our construction zone. We can also provide a home for any solid wooden tables, woodwork hand tools or power tools no longer needed, along with spare nails, screws hinges and the like, which could be used to help provide the senior students the opportunity to experience making things out of wood. Our second term construction group made a wide range of things from shelving and mini book cases to stationary holders and birdhouses, which they took home with great pride.
Any donations can be dropped at the school office and would be gratefully received. 


We have had a few reported cases of headlice within the school.
Life Pharmacy in Kapiti have provided us with the following information – Pharmacies are able to provide under the minor aliments service free nit treatment  & comb for 14 years and under and their families with a short consultation. 


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