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Term 1 2013    

Manaakitanga (Red House):  ‘Caring and Sharing’


Warmest greetings to our families and friends of the Manaakitanga Learners.

Intergrated Inquiry and Value: This term, the Learning Focus for an inquiry Concept was on 'Life Long Learner' 'Hauora'.  The Value the Manaakitanga PLG focused on was 'Respect and Responsibility'.  The children have been learning about how to show respect and responsibility to others.

 You are welcome anytime to visit the Manaakitanga classrooms.  Join us to see/experience what your child is learning.  If you have any concerns or questions about your child's learning, please arrange a time before or after school to meet with the teacher.  Contact the Pomaria School office on (09) 8364919 or e-mail: office@pomaria.school.nz 

You can visit our Pomaria School website on www.pomaria.school.nz

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 Respectful reminders:

Traffic Safety - Your child's safety is important to us.  Please keep pedestrian crossings, driveways and staff car park clear at all times.  We encourage our Learners and parents/caregivers to use the crossings and appropriate pathways.

School Hours: 8.55am school starts, 10.30am Morning Tea, 12.30pm Lunch Eating, 2.45pm School Finishes. 

  • Ensure your child/ren get to school on time to maximize their Learning time.
  • Please pick up your child/ren on time.  New entrant Learners need to be picked up either by a parent/caregiver or older sibling.
  • Late arrivals go to the office to sign the late book.
  • Parents/Caregivers need to sign children out at the office if they are being picked up during the day or early.  Teachers cannot release your child unless you have a slip from the office.

Stationery: orders at the school office before or after school.

Uniform Shop: open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Pride in our Pomaria uniform - full uniform is Compulsory for all Learners.  The Pomaria School hats are part of the uniform.

SUN SAFE: With the sizzling sun-rays soaring we want our Learners to be sun-wise. Pomaria hats are to be worn out in the playground.

WATER BOTTLES: Learners are encouraged to drink plenty of water throughout the day.  Water bottles in class are a great way to keep hydrated.


* Assembly - Friday afternoon

* Free Fruit in School - Please let us know if your child has allergies

* Meet the Teacher Evening

* ASB Banking on Thursdays


We look forward to an exciting 2013 and the Learning Journey that lies ahead for us all.

'Every child is born a leader in his/her own right but you must nurture and feed the seed in order for it to grow strong and tall'.


Regards, from your Manaakitanga Team: Miss Mobsby, Whaea Scarlett,

Mrs Stockenstroom, Mrs Newman and Matua Heke. 




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