2 August 2018  –  Term 3  –  Week 2

Tēnā koutou e aku Rangatira,

As we come to the end of the second week of Term 3, students and teachers have made the shift back into their classroom routines.  The weeks to come hold new challenges for our tamariki, with New Zealand Maths Week and the Allandale Arts Festival quickly approaching, and many more exciting events just around the corner!

Kia tau te rangimārie,

Drew Manning (Principal)


Sadly, we will soon be saying farewell to Whāea Aroha Black, who will be resigning from her position as classroom teacher in Kōkako Room 6 at the end of this Term.  Whāea Aroha has accepted a leadership position at Te Kura o Te Pāroa, where she will be sharing her considerable talents with their staff and students.  While we will miss her desperately, we are all very proud of Whāea Aroha for taking this big step, and we know that she will be a tremendous asset to her new kura.

Whāea Deborah Hughes, an experienced classroom teacher who is already well-known by the staff and students of the school, has kindly agreed to take on Whāea Aroha’s class throughout the rest of the year.

There will be a farewell for Whāea Aroha Black here at Allandale School on Monday (August 6th) at 12:00pm.  Over her many years with the school, Whāea Aroha has helped to establish the foundation for countless students, and all parents and whānau are welcome to come out and help us celebrate her contributions to Te Kura o Motueka and our community.

On behalf of our students, staff and whānau, I would like to thank Whāea Aroha for her hard work and dedication to the students of Allandale School, and to wish her the very best as she embarks on this new chapter in her life.


A particularly nasty flu is starting make its presence felt already in parts of New Zealand.  Symptoms are all the usual flu ones: headaches, aches and pains, loss of energy, rashes, etc.  Schools are a very good place for such viruses to breed and be passed on with so many people in close proximity. Some simple health practices to avoid sickness this winter:

  • Wash hands thoroughly after toilet use and before eating
  • Cover mouth with elbow when sneezing
  • Use tissues to wipe noses (all classes have a supply of tissues)
  • Do not share drink bottles or food
  • Get plenty of sleep
  • Eat healthy and exercise

If your child is showing any signs or symptoms of flu please make sure you seek medical advice as soon as possible, and ensure that you ring the school to let us know if your child is going to be off sick.  Thank you.


On Thursday 9th August, our school is getting #CrazyForKidsCan. It’s a nationwide fundraising day where students (and businesses!) are encouraged to wear or bake something a little bit crazy.

Here’s a couple of suggestions:  Crazy dress up

A crazy hairstyle

Some crazy shoes

Along with the wacky dress up a gold coin donation would be greatly appreciated. All proceeds help KidsCan provide the basics for Kiwi kids who need it most. This includes food at school, school shoes and socks, raincoats and basic health care products. A little crazy goes a long way for Kiwi kids in need. Thank you very much!


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.


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

September       28         Last day Term 3