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TIS THE SEASON TO BE JOLLY!

Everyone at Newton, have been enjoying the sight of our Pohutakawa in flower, the opening of our school pool, and the arrival of truck loads of topsoil on our field…as this means our long wait will be nearly over and we will have our field back too! Next week on Thursday 20 December, we will …

TE AKAPŪKĀEA KAPA HAKA WOWS AT AUCKLAND TOWNHALL

On the evening of Tuesday 20 November, Te Uru Karaka students, alongside Whānau Awahou senior students performed as Te Akapūkāea Kapa Haka, at the Auckland Primary Principals Association Choir event.  Our tamariki were phenomenal in their 20 minute performance and we have received much feedback from the region regarding how strong their performance was. Congratulations Te Akapūkāea! A big thank …

Newton Central School Earns GOLD

At this year’s TravelWise Celebration, Newton Central School were awarded a Gold Merit for the work of our lead teacher Carron Ye, the TravelWise Ambassadors, our Walking School Bus parent volunteers and whole school community have done over the course of the entire year. Congratulations to all those who have been involved! 

Whānau Marama’s Years 4&5 Noho Marae

On Tuesday morning, our Whānau Mārama students from years 4 & 5 boarded their buses for Orākei Marae. What followed was 2 fabulous days of friendship, learning and eating (so much eating!) in the most beautiful setting, high above the sparkling waters of the Waitematā, overlooking our lovely islands. Cruise ships, ferries and pirate boats …

Halloween Disco 2018

Date: Thursday 1st November Time: 5.30 – 7.30pm Venue: Te Whare Tapere Our Marama team and  Years 4 – 6 Auraki (Mainstream) whānau / parents are hosting this year’s Halloween Disco. DJ Char will be spinning banging tunes all-night to get us in a BOO-gie mood. There will be yummy kai including chilli con carne, …

ERO Visit Week 3: 29 October – 1 November 2018

We are all excited about the Education Review Office visit to our school this week.  There will be a Pōwhiri on Monday morning, 29th October at 9.10am. All whānau members are welcome to attend.  The visiting team will be observing classes, meeting with senior leaders, the school Board of Trustees and reviewing a lot of …

Bike Safety with Auckland Transport

For the past two days, we’ve had a delightful visit from the team at Big Foot as part of Auckland Transport, come along to our school and teach our students how to properly ride a bike. Part of what we learned was the four main safety checks we must take prior to hoping onto a …

Auraki Noho Marae

YEARS 4 -5 AURAKI  STUDENTS Today, 23 October all Year 4 & 5 students from Whānau Mārama have headed off on their noho to Orakei Marae. They will stay overnight and return to school 24 October. Over term 3, students have been learning their pepeha, about Ōrākei and Ngāti Whātua histories.  They were all very …

Shake Out 2018

SHAKEOUT – EMERGENCY PROCEDURES  On 18 October 2018, throughout the country, organisations completed an earthquake drill at 9.30am.  We were pleased with our staff and pupils who were well prepared for the event and reacted quickly and calmily when asked to take cover.  Parents, if you are at school during any such drill (fire, lockdown …

Rehui Tai, Festival of Oral Language ‘My World’

INNER CITY SCHOOLS – REHU TAI SPEECH COMPETITIONS Newton Central School participated in this years Inner City Schools Rehu Tai Speech Competition – Festival of Oral Language. Representing Newton were Silas Papprill (Yr 6) – Rap category Mikki Tamati Clark (Yr 6) – Prepared Speech  category Charles Hopkins (Yr 6) – Spoken Word category  These …

Te Aka Pūkāea Kapa Haka at Britomart

Our Te Aka Pūkāea Kapa Haka group performed at Britomart on 18 October in front of hundreds of onlookers. This was the first time that every student in both our Māori Medium units had the opportunity to perform in public. We were very proud of every one of our akonga (students), who demonstrated they were excellent …

Production Fever

Rehearsals are well underway at Newton Central. Here two classes practice their character positions, standing powerfully in the space while others watch and wait for the cue to move into action. Tātou Tātou – This is Us! 2018 Production looks to be another ‘out-of-the-box’ showcase of our combined talents that will woo and wow our …

Te Aka Pūkaea

30 April 2018 – HIKI TAPU/RĀHUI On 30th April 2018 at 6am, Kaiako, Tamariki, Parents of both language pathways and Mana Whenua were invited to participate in the Hiki Tapu. The objective of this occasion was to make the premises safe for all whanau who use the building and to help our tamariki become familiar …

Out-Of-Zone Enrolments for 2019  

Expressions of Interest – Māori Medium Pathway 2019 Expressions of interest for those enrolling their children in our Special Programmes open on Wednesday 4th July and close on Wednesday 26th September at 3pm.  Application forms are available in the School Office. Interviews, based on a Tono process will commence early in Term 4.  Te Whānau Rumaki o Te Uru Karaka – Full Immersion in Te Reo Maori. Te Whānau Awahou o Te Uru Karaka – Bi-lingual Education in te Reo Maori. Ballots Enrolment for Auraki – English Medium Pathway 2019  We have limited spaces available in 2019 for New Entrants and Year 4 in Auraki.  The ballot opens …

Powhiri at Newton Central [Term 3 2018]

Term 3, Powhiri for all our new students and staff.  Please bring a plate of food to share   He Aha Te Hau This is a waiata that has been gifted to our school by mana whenua Ngati Whatua to be used when welcoming visitors into our school and at other formal occasions like our start of term pōhiri. …