Dear Parents, Whanau

Wow! So much has been happening over the last couple of weeks. Many parents have already been informed of the recent classroom changes due to our increased roll growth. We are very pleased to welcome Whaea Jane and Whaea Rebecca to our team.

Whaea Jane is teaching New Entrant/Year 1 class in D2, and Whaea Rebecca will be teaching D1 for one day a week, till the end of the year. Whaea Alison and Charlotte’s class are now in E1, to accommodate the new class.

Several new families have also joined our school this term, we welcome them and hope they settle into the Raglan Community.

This week is the beginning of September and as the weather improves students are taking off various clothing during playtimes and forgetting to pick them up, a lot of unclaimed garments have arrived in the school lost property. Please help by checking that your child’s clothing is named.


A great big thankyou to all those parents who supported D Block’s “Cupcake Fundraiser Event”, baking and decorating the cakes. A grand total of $330 was raised for SPCA.

A super idea from Whaea Kim and D4!

Congratulations go to the following entrants of the recent Word Café Writing Competition:

Year 5 Winner Aria Mc Lachlan

Year 4 Winner Iemaja Hassell

Highly Commended Sevahna Waitere


Last Friday Years 4-8 held Speech Competitions in the library with student, parent audience listening to a range of “persuasive arguments”, such as, Should NZ have a new flag? Stop Bullying, Why you should Surf, Why Schools should have Gardens, and Three Day Schooling. The judges (Clint Baddeley, Natalie Hemmings, and Nathan Ellis) announced the winners: Braxton Benseman, Estelle Laboyrie, Hollie Olsen, Jake Barnard and Jayden Willoughby.  These five students went through to the Western Waikato Cluster Speech Competition at Te Uku on Wednesday 2 September at 6.00pm. Congratulations: to Estelle Laboyrie who took 2nd Place in the Year 7/8 Catergory. And congratulations to all participants who represented our school in this competition.

Future Events & Dates

Years 0-8 Science fair week 9 Thursday 17th September-watch out for more details to follow .

Whaea Linda
RAS Open Day 2