26 July 2018

Tēnā koutou e aku Rangatira,

Nau mai, haere mai ki te wāhanga tuatoru o te tau!  Welcome back to Term 3 at Allandale School!

The middle of the school year is a great time for our students and staff to take a look back at all they have achieved over the past two terms, and measure these achievements against the goals that they have set for themselves.  We have a lot of exciting events planned for this Term, including the New Zealand Maths Week, the Tough Guy/Tough Gal competition, and of course the Rangitaiki Cultural Festival.  With everything we have planned for Term 3, there are sure to be many opportunities for our tamariki to set their sights on lofty goals and reach them!

“Tīkarohia te Marama!”

Kia tau te rangimārie,

Drew Manning (Principal)


The beginning of a new Term is always a time of change in a school, and I would like to take this opportunity to once again welcome some new staff to Allandale School.

First of all, we welcome Whāea Te Rumate Mahutoto, a passionate new teacher who is already well-known to the staff and students of the school.  Whāea Te Rumate has kindly agreed to take on Kauri Room 5 for the rest of the year.  We are also pleased to welcome Ms. Jo Collyer, a highly experienced classroom teacher who has relocated from Whangarei to join our team.  Ms. Collyer is putting her skills and knowledge to work in Kapokapowai Room 13.  And finally we are happy to welcome Ms Julie Callagher to Māwhitiwhiti Room 14.  Ms. Callagher is also well known to the staff and students of Allandale School, and she is very excited to take on Mrs. Theobald’s class throughout the rest of 2018.


Throughout Term 2 Logan, Skyla, Keryn and Aleeya from Rimu Room 3 have been working to put together the Allandale’s Got Talent show.  Performers have auditioned, and the girls have narrowed the broad range of amazing acts to a select group of finalists.  These talented students will be taking the stage in Te Kaitiaki o Motueka – our school Hall – at 12:30pm next Wednesday (August 1st) to share their performances with our students and whānau.

Tickets are still available at $0.50 each, and a café of tasty treats will be available for purchase.  All proceeds go to help support the Year 5/6 camp.  Everyone is welcome!


This Term has begun with a large number of new entrant students to our Year 1 classrooms!  Thank you all for the faith and trust you place in us as staff of Allandale School!

If you or your family have a child turning five, we highly encourage you to take advantage of our Transition to School programme.  This programme generally starts about 4 weeks before a child’s 5th birthday and involves weekly visits with a carer to our new entrant classrooms.  This process serves to ease the child’s transition from Kōhanga, Kindergarten, or Early Childhood Centre to school, and gives the teacher time to familiarise them with the routines of the classroom so that they are more comfortable and happy on their first day.

If you have any questions, or are interested in taking advantage of our Transition to School for your child, please contact the school office.


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!


When   –           10 & 11 August

Where  –           Whakatane War Memorial Hall

Tickets –           Purchased from Whakatane Intermediate School

                          5 years and under        FREE

                          Children (6-13)              $2.00

                          Adults (14+)                  $5.00

                          Kaumatua                    Koha

                          Programme                  $2.00

The Whakangahau students are performing on Friday 10 August at 1.05pm and the Novice students are performing also on Friday 10 August at 2.55pm.


The staff of Allandale School would like to thank all of our parents, caregivers, and whānau who are coming out after school and on Saturday mornings to support their children during our winter sports season!  It is absolutely awesome to see so many mums, dads, aunties, uncles, nannies and korus cheering their young sportsmen and women.

Tumeke, te whānau!


A big shout out to all coaches last term. Your amazing commitment does not go unnoticed. Thank you from all of the Allandale Whanau: Max McKay, Colin Rampling, Paul Camburn and Paul Kirby. Colin would like to ‘shout out’ to the whanau of both 7th Grade teams who support him in his coaching role and help make the job lots of fun.  Thanks to Paul Camburn who stepped in as coach in the middle of the term. Much appreciated.


Netball wound up last term with prize giving on Tuesday afternoon. Thanks again to the coaches Nicole Cole, Monique  Patterson and Marjke Isley . A huge thanks to the Gary and Vanessa Thomas for all their fantastic work to make Allandale netball thrive. Also Kleesha Camburn and all the Allandale whanau for supporting our children every Saturday. Thanks a million.

Sports Coordinator – Ms Giordano


July                  31         Rugby League 9’s

August             7          EBOP 7’s Netball & Rugby      

August             8          BOT Meeting 5.30pm (note change of date)

August             10         Rangitaiki Kapahaka Festival – Novice/Whakangahau performing – at Whakatane War Memorial Hall

August             16         Tough guy/gal

September       12         Winter Sports – Senior School (postponement date will be 13 Sept)

September       14         Winter Sports – Middle School

September       19         EBOP T ball for Yr 1-4

September       20         EBOP Basketball Seniors