Kia ora e te whānau
This Thursday the 4th of August is our school-wide tree planting day.  I wanted to share the schedule for the day with you.
Just a couple of points to note:
  • Food and water for students and staff will be provided on the day by Meridian Energy.
  • Please can your children bring their drink bottles to reduce waste.
  • Gloves will be provided.
  • Appropriate covered footwear is also required for health and safety, although the holes will be pre-dug.
We have divided Kura Tuakana (years 7-13) and Kura Teina (Years 0-6) into two separate groups for the day, here are the schedules for the day
8:50  Attendance will be taken in class then students will go straight to the hall.
9:00 Assembly presentation about the planting day with motivational speakers.
9:30 Kura Tuakana students go back to periods 1, 2, and 3 for normal classes.
12:25 Teachers and Kura Tuakana students go to the school nursery period 4 (just down from the bottom of Norrie Ave and on the left for lunch – provided), karakia, and planting demonstration.
12:25 –
Tree planting time
KURA TEINA (Year 0 – 6)
8:50 Students arrive at school
9:30  Students go to the hall for an assembly presentation about the planting day with motivational speakers
10:00 Years 1-6 walk to nursery (just down from the bottom of Norrie Ave and on the left- there will be tents set up there).
10:05 Karakia
10:10 Planting demonstration (Liz Stanway)
10:15 Planting session 1 commences (Years 1-6)
11:00 Break for a piece of fruit (provided)
11:10 Planting session 2 commences (Years 0-6)
12:00 Lunch (provided)
12:25 Return to regular scheduled classes for the day
Please contact if you have any questions.


Ngā mihi nui
Quenten Browne

Tumuaki Tuarua / Deputy Principal
Te Kura a Rohe o Whaingaroa / Raglan Area School