2017 Teams



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Saturday netball


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Saturday Football

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2017 Awesome results

Congratulations to our Cricket team for winning 1st place. Wetiweti ana!



Congratulations to the Year 3/4 Touch team for coming 2nd. Well done to you all, a super effort.



Congratulations to the Year 1/2 Touch Team for coming 1st. Well done!!!

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Well done to our swimming team that competed at the Interschool on Tuesday, you all swam well and represented our school well.

Well done to Ruby for placing 1st in the 25m Breaststroke and 2nd in the 25m Freestyle.

Well done to Jennifer for placing 2nd in the 25m Breaststroke.

He Kura Asthma Study

Community Engagement Update Guidelines

This year our school is taking part in the He Kura Asthma Study with the University of Otago and Te Atawhai o Te Ao. The study aims to provide guidelines and resources to help us to improve support for our students with asthma. Asthma is a big problem in New Zealand with one in five children having asthma symptoms. The ways in which schools support a child with asthma can have a significant impact on their asthma control and learning. Our staff have received asthma training from Te Atawhai o Te Ao and our school now has asthma emergency kits. Other parts of the study include student asthma education, an environmental assessment and linkages with healthcare providers. There will be regular information about asthma in our newsletters or Facebook/app this year. The researchers are interested in your ideas about this project so please feel free to contact the research team on 0800 755 414 or wtr@otago.ac.nz.


Communication and Asthma Plans

This term we are trying to find out who has asthma or asthma symptoms in our school in order to provide better support for these children.

You should have received a green form to update your child’s medical information.

As asthma can be difficult to recognise, this form includes some questions about your child’s breathing as well as asthma. It is important this form is completed for all students, not just those with asthma. If you need a new form, please collect one from the office or you are welcome to phone the office and we will send one home with your child.

If your child has asthma, it is a good idea to talk to their teacher about their triggers, symptoms and medicine. If you do not already have one, ask your child’s Doctor or health professional for an asthma plan for your child. An asthma plan shows what asthma medicine someone needs to take and when they should take it. Keep a copy of your child’s asthma plan everywhere they visit regularly and give a copy to the school office. For more information about asthma plans visit www.pamp.co.nz.



Last week Matua John Maihe came along and blessed a carving that was entrusted to the school. The carving was crafted by Mr Hubbard, it is now hanging in the foyer and has a historic connection to Whanganui East School. Norman Hubbard and his whanau attended Whanganui East School in the 1930’s. Mr Hubbard had a passion for hunting, carving and restoration. He was dedicated to the conservation of many historic buildings and was awarded an MBE in 1981 for his work. Mr Hubbards whanau were at the blessing and we want to thank them for letting us be the guardians over the carving.



Central Football – working with the Senior students to develop their football skills while having fun!

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2017 Camp

The Year 5 and 6  students are off to Mangetepopo in November.

Year 4 – Camp to be decided

Matariki Week

This year ended our Matariki Week celebrations with an Idenitity Day.  Across the week the children have been learning about the importance of Matariki (Maori New Year).  Our Kapa Haka group performed to the school, the children took part in a Pukana competition.  The children also dressed up on Friday to share with others what makes them the special person they are.


20170616_142231_2Mr Rennie shared his Scottish connection

20170616_144100_20 Whaea May shared her Samoan heritage

20170616_144514 Whaea Jordy shared her passion of Waka Ama and her background living in Taihape growing up


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Pink Shirt Day

Every year as a school we support New Zealand Anti Bullying Week.  This is a special week where children learn what bullying is, the different types of bullying and the impact of bullying.  We end the week with Pink Shirt Day which is Nationwide.   Lots of fun and games.


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