Latest Notifications

Drop off and Pick ups

Wed Jun 23 12:16pm

Kia ora whānau

Just a reminder that if you are dropping off or picking up students in the moring and afternoon not to park over driveways or on the grass verge of our neighbours especially on Hinton Ave.

These are not parking spots and residents need to be able to access their homes, so please be mindful of this each day.

Ngā mihi

School Fun Run: Cash Fundraisers Due by Friday

Thu Jun 17 08:19am

Kia Ora Whānau,


All students who fundraised for the School Fun Run by collecting cash donations MUST have the money returned to school no later than Friday. 

Ngā Mihi, 


2021 June Newsletter

Wed Jun 16 12:55pm

Kia ora Whaanau, 

Below is a link to our latest school newsletter.  Happy reading. 



School Fun Run: Cash Fundraising

Thu Jun 10 08:17am

Kia Ora Whānau, 

If your child fundraised for the School Fun Run in cash, this week is the time to get this into school. 

Can you please send these donations to Matua Matt in the Hall at some stage between today and Friday. 

Ngā Mihi, 

School Fun Run: FAQ’s

Tue Jun 01 07:19pm

Kia Ora Whānau,

Here are some answers to those burning questions you may (or may not) have!

Things to note:

* The Run starts at 1pm from the Top Asphalt and will end on the field. You are MORE than welcome to come and join in the Fun. 
* It is NOT a colour run this year but students are encouraged to bring clothes (mufti or perhaps a costume) to change into after lunchtime.
* Lunch starts at 12pm on Friday and will finish at 12.30 giving students time to change and then meet on the Top Asphalt for the start of the race and staff time to get to where they need to be.
* On the field, after students have crossed the finish line, there will be sports equipment. Please feel free to join in a game with the students as this will be a time for FUN and CELEBRATING the awesome fundraising efforts of those who signed up.
* At about 2.15, we will congregate around the outdoor stage for the Spot Prize Draws and to give out the Grand Prizes; best Teina fundraiser, best Waenga fundraiser and best Tuakana Fundraiser.
* Please enter into the mood of the event. It is a FUN RUN afterall but PLEASE also be mindful of the health and safety of our students; your children. If a staff member asks you to be somewhere or do something, please do as you’re asked. Our job is to give your children back to you in ONE piece and we take that very seriously. 🙂

My heartfelt thanks go out to all of you who have got involved in this fundraising campaign, supporting and encouraging your children to fundraise shamelessly for the good of our Kura. Your efforts have been SEEN and MASSIVELY appreciated. Our school communitiy is an incredible group of Whānau and Friends and we are glad that you are a part of it!! 

See you Friday!

Ngā Mihi


Free Rain Jackets

Mon May 31 05:01pm

Kia ora parents/whānau,

We have 5x Brand New Size 8, 1x Second-hand Size 8 and 1x Second-hand Large Warriors Rain Jackets free to a good home. 

Students can wear these to school and after school but must remove them during class time as they are not a part of the School uniform.

If you are interested in one, please come to the office to collect before they are all gone.

To view a picture of the rain jacket please click on the PDF below.

Ngaa mihi

View PDF


Thu May 27 09:32pm

Kia Ora Whānau, 

Some of you have been in touch saying that you are having trouble setting up an account for your child. Firstly, thank you for trying to get this done. Secondly, thank you for bringing this confusion to our attention. 

We are NOT using SchoolFunRun (the company) as our business partner this year.

Our business partner this year is RaiseIt. 

The address to type into your internet browser is:

There is no “www” as it is NOT a World Wide Web page you are trying to access. 

Attached is a picture of what you should see once you have typed the correct address into your internet browser. 

I hope this clarifies any confusion.


Reminder about Teacher only Day

Thu May 27 03:33pm

Kia ora Whānau, 

Just one final reminder about Teacher Only Day tomorrow (28 May).  All staff are involved in Professional Learning and there is no school for students.  School resumes for students on Monday, 31 May.  


2021 School Fun Run: Register Online NOW

Tue May 25 08:33am

Kia Ora Whānau, 

Just a reminder to register your child / children for our School Fun Run 2021 Fundraising campaign.

Register online at

This week:

* All students who have signed up will receive a TUMEKE voucher just for registering. This draw will take place after the run on Friday 4th June. 

* Students who have signed up and received at least one donation go in the draw for a OUTDOOR SPORTS ACTION CAMERA on Thursday.

* Students who have whānau and friends who have donated $50 or more go in the daily draw to win spot prizes.

* Students who have whānau and friends who have donated $250 or more go in the draw on Thursday to win a MADD Kick Scooter.

* The Class / Hub with the highest percentage of students registered by Thursday at midday will win a Pizza Party Lunch.


Offline Cash Donation forms are available from the office if your child is unable to have an online presence. 


Teacher Only Day – Friday 28 May 2021

Mon May 24 10:20am

Kia ora Whaanau, 

Just another reminder, that this Friday (28 May) is a Teacher Only Day.  Teachers are involved in Professional Learning meaning there are no students at school on this day.  Students resume school on Monday, 31 May. 



School Fun Run 2021

Mon May 17 07:50pm

Kia Ora Whānau, 

Today we launched our 2021 School Fun Run Fundraising Campaign. In 3 short weeks we will be running laps having raised what we can from the kind donations of Friends and Whānau. 

A letter went home with your Tamariki this afternoon. If they didn’t hand it to you, it is probably carefully hidden in the bottom of their bag. Can you please check? 

On this letter is everything you need to know about how to register your child online so that they can receive donations. Head to to look at the website. It’s EASY! 

And, if your child cannot have an online presence, the letter outlines how to go about receiving cash donations.

There are FANTASTIC spot prizes up for grabs just for registering online and for students with new donations each day. There are Pizza Parties, extended playtimes and Movie afternoons for the Hubs and Classes who raise the most money for our Kura. 

At the end of it all there are 3 Grand prizes: one for the best Teina fundraiser. One for the best Waenga Fundraiser and One for the best Tuakana Fundraiser. 


Ngā Mihi Whānau

View PDF

Extra-Curricula Sports

Mon May 17 02:32pm

Last week on Friday a notice for this terms Volleyball competition was sent home with Year 5 – 8 students who signed up. If your child did not recieve a notice and you would like for them to participate in this terms Volleyball competition a notice with information has been attached.

Volleyball Notice


Wed May 12 01:47pm

Kia ora to all our whānau who will have soon to be 5 year olds starting at Forest Lake School.

Please view the poster below with information of our Transition classes for both Auraki and Rumaki classes for Term 2.

Ngā mihi,

View PDF


Fri May 07 04:32pm

Kia ora whānau,

Next Week we have a Polar Fleece Sale!!!

Days are Tuesday and Thursday next week (11th & 13th of May 2021)


Ngaa mihi.

Please view the poster below for more information.

View PDF

Tuakana Production Rehearsals: Term 2

Sun May 02 08:54pm

Kia Ora Whānau, 

Just a quick note to say that after school rehearsals for Production will start in week 2 of this term. They will take place on Monday / Wednesday / Friday in the hall from 3pm – 5pm.

Students will NOT all be required on all of these days, all the time and so a rehearsal schedule will go home early week 1 so that you can piece together when your child is required.

I will try to keep the rehearsal schedule consistent where possible throughout the term.

If your child is definitely UNAVAILABLE on one of these three days, please email me ( and let me know so that I can attempt a workaround. 

Ngā Mihi Whānau, 



Fri Apr 16 04:04pm

Kia Ora Whānau, 

Thank you to all of you who have returned your Whānau Voice Survey about the Proposed relocation of the Tuakana Playground and re-establishment of it as an Active Recreation Area…not just a breaktime climbing frame. 

FLF are committed to consultation and communication with you regarding this project and so with this in mind, please read the following. 

A number of you have expressed concern or asked questions pertaining to:

THE SIZE OF THE FIELD: After consultation with the contractor who will be carrying out the work if funding is received, the decision has been taken to put the Active Recreation course along the back edge of the field. This is the area that runs along the rear boundary of the school parallel with Hinton Ave. It will not have an impact on the size of the sports playing fields. It will be established 2 meters out from the fence boundary and take up 4 meters in width. (See PDF Map Attached). During break times throughout the school day, the field is hardly used. Our hope is that this project entices students out onto the field during breaks.

THE COST OF THE PROJECT: This project is still in the process of being quoted for. The intention is for the funding that we are applying for to cover the dismantling of the current playground, the relocation of the playground, the re-establishment of the playground in its new configuration and the addition of new equipment which is aimed more at younger students enhancing balance and coordination. We are able to apply for up to $60,000 in funding and once we have the quote, we will be in a better position to know exactly what Sport Waikato assistance we will need. 

DETAILS AROUND THE PROJECT: In the office at school there is a far more detailed portfolio that shows the different parts of the proposed new Active Recreation course. You are more than welcome to come into the office and request this portfolio to have a look at. 

HEALTH AND SAFETY: All work, including the design, engineering and construction will be carried out by professionals. The design was created by Urban Effects and the playground aspect of it has been created through their Playground sister-company Playground Centre. The dismantling and construction will be carried out by their Waikato / BOP contractor and his team. This process guarantees all work meets Health and Safety standards. 

If you have any further questions regarding this project, plese do not hesitate to get in touch:

Have a safe and happy holiday. See you all in term 2. 

Ngā Mihi



Thu Apr 15 05:33pm

This afternoon a survey has come home with your child about moving our Tuakana Playground; where to and the reasons why. Please fill it in and return it to school by NO LATER THAN FRIDAY.

Check out what it will look like! It’s going to be SO MUCH MORE THAN A PLAYGROUND!



Extra Curricular Sports Notice

Thu Apr 15 09:02am


We are now only needing 2 netball players that are year 1 or 2 students

If you and your child are interested please make contact with Whaea Calah

Nga mihi 

Extra Curricular Sports Notice

Tue Apr 13 09:02am


1. We are now needing 3 more netball players, x2 year 1 or 2 students, x1 Year 3 or 4

2. We are still needing 2 Soccer players, Year 1 or 2 students

3. We are now needing 2 more Basketball players to fill our Year 3&4 team.

If you missed payment cut off date and would really like your child to play one or all 3 sports above, please make contact with Whaea Calah.

Ngā mihi Whaea Calah 

Extra Curricular Sport Notice

Fri Apr 09 06:33pm

1. We are needing 4 Netball players, x2 Year 1&2 students and x2 Year 3&4 students. 

2. We are needing 2 more Soccer players to fill one of our teams, year 1&2 students. 

3. We are needing 3 more Basketball players to fill our year 3&4 team.

If you missed payment cut off date and would really like for your child to play one of or all 3 sports above please make contact with Whaea Calah.

Ngā mihi, Whaea Calah


Wed Apr 07 10:31am

Kia Ora Whānau, 

You will have seen the poster in the Newsletter this week for the EASTER EGG-STRAVAGANZA. Please invite your Whānau, Friends, Neighbours to come and enjoy the fun. 

Download the poster and send it to everyone you know! It’s going to be VERY VERY EGG-CELLENT!

View PDF


Tue Apr 06 07:31pm

Kia Ora Whānau, 

Hope you have had a Hopping Good Easter!

If any of you have spare newspapers at home that you would like to get rid of, please send them to Matua Matt in the hall with your child(ren) on Wednesday morning. 

Ngā Mihi!

Easter Break Reminder

Wed Mar 31 03:02pm

Kia ora whānau, 

Just a reminder around the Easter break.  All schools will be closed for Easter from this Friday, 2 April through to and including Tuesday, 6 April.  School will resume on Wednesday, 7 April. 

Have a safe and happy Easter break. 





Tue Mar 30 01:34pm

Kia ora parents/whānau,

We are experiencing some horrible weather which is suppose to be here for the next few days… this means we are going to see a very busy afternoon pick up time as you try to collect your child/ren. Please be patient, DO NOT park on yellow lines, footpaths or in/over residents driveways this creates an unsafe environment for our students.

Bring an umbrella and park a little further away then the school gate and walk in to collect your students (kids love walking in the rain) or arrive 5mins after the bell when the first wave of traffic has gone and you will find a park easier.

Thanks for your patience and keeping our students safe.

Ngaa mihi,

Whaea Chris


Tue Mar 30 08:06am

Kia Ora Whānau, 

All Parents of Tuakana student’s are invited to attend:

2021 Production Parents Meeting. Tuesday 30th March. 5.30pm. In the Hall

This is a meeting where you will find out more about the Production, be able to ask questions, express support and concerns and sign up to become helpers in whatever capacity you choose.

Looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible. 

Ngā Mihi, 



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