22 August 2019  –  Term 3  –  Week 5

Tēnā koutou e aku Rangatira,

This past week saw Allandale students competing in a local Maths competition and running through the mud in Rotorua!  Congratulations to all of our students for their outstanding efforts both in and out of the school!  With a visit from the Science Roadshow, a Duffy Theatre production, and inter-school Winter Sports competitions coming up, we are all very enthusiastic about the next few weeks!

Kia tau te rangimārie,

Drew Manning (Principal)


Last Friday, three teams of Allandale tamariki travelled to Apanui School to take part in a Maths competition against students from across the region. Teams of four children raced to see who could answer the most questions in 40 minutes — running from their tables to the judges to check their answers and get the next questions.

Daisy-Jean Ritchie, Patrick Baker, Aaliyah Hale, Shane Redmond, Conrad House, Lily Hayward, Quinn Charteris, Autumn Camburn, Cordell Thompson, Andie Martin, Ryan Baker, Taylah Biddle, Oli Latham, and Kahu Lambley practiced all of last week in preparation for the event. In the end, two of Allandale’s teams wound up in the top ten, while the third tied second-equal with two teams from Ohope Beach School. Faced with a dramatic sudden-death question, the cool heads of Quinn, Kahu, Taylah and Conrad were up to the challenge and secured second place for Allandale!

Congratulations to all our amazing Mathletes on their hard work and great results!


Mrs Ferguson would like Allandale School to get behind her in supporting this cause. Please save your bread tags and put them in the container at the school office. Bread Tags for Wheelchairs has been recycling bread tags in South Africa since 2006. They currently collect about 500kg/month which funds 2/3 wheelchairs. For more information go to: nzbreadtags@xtra.co.nz or Facebook – Bread tags for wheelchairs NZ


August             29         Taneatua 7’s

September       18         Touch Rugby starts after school

September 27         Last day Term 3

October            14         First Day Term 4



A fantastic day out with 72 of our Allandale’s toughest tamariki.  We travelled to Lakes Ranch, Rotorua at dawn in the morning. Well done children and whanau for getting these hearty children here on time.  The rain made for an exceptional day of MUD!  There was not a clean body in sight. The tamariki completed many tricky obstacles including running through streams with mud up to their knees, under army type rope tunnels, up a mountain climbing hill, where they used rope to pull themselves up and a rope arch which proved very tricky to get up and down. It was a grueling event, but Allandale children faced the challenge with strength and determination. Well done to Ryan Baker who showed off his groovy dance moves to the whole barn. Well done to Felix Anderson who won a soccer ball and Kauri who also won a spot prize. A proud day for Allandale kids. Well done to you all. Please go to the Allandale facebook page to view photos and videos of this event.


Please get your money in to the office, final day is tomorrow Friday 23rd for payment. Practises for all senior students will be Monday and Wednesday at 3.30pm at Rex Morpeth Park, beginning next week. Year 3/4 teams will be practising next week at lunch time on the school fields