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COMMUNITY INFORMATION SESSION – 4.30pm THURSDAY 7TH FEBRUARY We have a group of parents who are keen to re-vitalise our Walking School Bus route from Nixon Park carpark (bottom of Central Road) to school.  If you would like to be part of this group, please meet at the school staffroom at 4.30pm on Thursday 7th …

MEET THE TEACHER AND POTLUCK DINNER

We invite all whānau to our information evening on Thursday 7th February at 5pm. This will be a great opportunity to: Meet your child’s teacher Learn about the expectations and routines in your child’s class Meet the other parents of the students in your child’s class Learn about how you, as parents, can support the …

WELCOME! NEW YEAR, NEW STAFF!

  We’d like to welcome a number of new teachers in 2019: Sarah Hoult – Year 5 & 6 teacher (Marama), team leader, curriculum leader and travel and transport co-ordinator. Katherine Simpson – Year 1 & 2 teacher (Nohinohi). Nicky Taylor – Year 2 & 3 teacher (Nohinohi) and Sport and P.E co-ordinator.  Eleanor Haydn …

SCHOOL IS BACK – Term 1 commences 4th February 2019.

Staff welcome back returning students and all the new enrolments for Term 1 on 4th February / Hui Tanguru. School is open for students and parents to arrive from 8.30am with classes starting at 8.55am. Classes finish at 3pm. All newly enrolled students are to come to the office to sign in and wait in …

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 …