13 June 2019 –  Term2  –  Week 7

Tēnā koutou e aku rangatira,

With only just over 3 weeks left, the second Term rolls on and the cold is settling in.  As various winter illnesses start to present themselves, staying warm and getting a good night’s sleep becomes very important at this time of year.

The past week has seen Allandale School represented brilliantly in a number of events and competitions.  From Cross-Country at a variety of levels (school-wide, Whakatāne regional, and Eastern Bay competitions) to Rippa Rugby, Allandale students have made themselves, their school, and their community proud!  A big “thank you” to all of the staff and parents who have volunteered their time to give our children the opportunity to participate in so many exciting events.

On behalf of the students, staff and whānau of Allandale School, we would like to thank the current Board of Trustees for their hard work and dedication to our school. 

Andy Galbraith (Chairperson), Matt Turner, Rebecca MacKay, Kriscina Kerr, Emily Rampling, and Wendy Adamson (Staff Representative).

This has been a very collaborative Board who have worked well together; achieving many important goals in their time – some highlights being our very successful Education Review assessment in 2017, and overseeing the implementation of Te Puna Taiao – The Community Oasis Project.  Once again, we would like to thank them for all their time and commitment to our children and school – a huge volunteer effort.


It is vital that the school is able to contact the parents, caregivers and whānau of each of our students in the event of an emergency.  We ask that all Allandale families please get in touch with the school office on (07) 308-7645 or at learnalot@allandale.school.nz to update contact information for your child(ren).  Thank you!


Recent changes in the education sector have led to the establishment of Communities of Learning,where schools, early childhood and other educational institutes work together to improve educational outcomes for children within a community of learners.  

The Whakatane Community of Learners or Kahui Ako’ consists of the following schools; Allandale, Apanui, James Street, Nukuhou North, Ohope Beach, Paroa , St Joseph’s Whakatane, Trident, Whakatane High and Whakatane Intermediate; and also involves numerous early childhood centres.

The Whakatane Kahui Ako works with all member schools and organisations to ‘Enrich partnerships, grow capability and strengthen engagement for equitable outcomes and success for our community’.

In order that the Kahui Ako works from an evidence base, schools and organisations are sharing information, this includes attendance, student achievement and learning needs information.  Information shared is non-identifiable data and is used help determine patterns and trends across the community of learning in order to inform needs, supports, funding and possible professional development for schools.


June     11         Interschool Cross Country

June     14         Matariki Day

June     17         Life Education van arrives on site       

June     21         Multi-Cultural Day

July      5          Term 2 ends

July      22         Term 3 starts               


Parking on Yellow Lines near the Kea Crossing on Alexander Avenue is a NO NO!



After the rain on Wednesday, we had a fabulous sunny day Friday for the Allandale Cross Country Run. It was a grueling run, but the Allandale middle and senior school children took up the challenge with pride. There were 48 children who qualified for the Interschool Cross Country. The staff and children looked spectacular in their vibrant house colours. Thanks to all parents and caregivers who supported their tamariki on this day. Also thanks to Claire House for the wonderful photos.

Here are the results from the day –

8 Year Old Boys                                               9 Year Old Boys

1st        Te Kohu Rangiheuea-Akuhata          1st        Conrad House

2nd        Quinn Charteris                                  2nd        Luca Goodman

3rd        Caleb O’Neill                                         3rd        Kyle Hanlen

8 Year Old Girls                                               9 Year Old Girls

1st        Phoebe Jones                                       1st        Tasmin Clay

2nd        Summer Martin                                   2nd        Miley Whitley

3rd        Rowan Lambley                                   3rd        Arzania Rahipere-Taitapanui

10 Year Old Boys                                             10 Year Old Girls

1st         Sean Jones                                           1st        Ninni Hyotynen

2nd        Korbyn Watson                                    2nd        Maddy Cochrane

3rd        Shane Redmond                                    3rd        Grace Turner    


Allandale Breakfast Club is holding a fundraising BBQ at Bunnings Warehouse on the 30th June 2019. We will be there between 8.30 and 2pm and hope you can come out and support the Breakfast Club.

Greg is asking for help with the BBQ during the day, an hour or two of your time will help with the running of the BBQ. There is a time sheet in the office for you to put your name on for a time that would suit you.

Greg would like to thank Countdown Supermarket, Bunnings Warehouse and The Pit Stop for their kind donations and sponsorship.