30 August 2018  –  Term 3  –  Week 6

Tēnā koutou e aku Rangatira,

With the first day of spring just around the corner, we are hopeful that it will bring some sunnier weather with it as the coming weeks continue to be very busy.  Tamariki have been practicing their dance moves for next week’s Disco, building their skills for Tech Pā’s RoboPā competition, me mahi i tō rātau reo mo Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori!

Kia tau te rangimārie,

Drew Manning (Principal)


With all of the wonderful bread and buns they have been supplying for our tamariki and whānau, Allandale School has been supporting Wattie’s “Cans for Good” for the past two weeks as we help stock our local Salvation Army Foodbanks.

Thanks to all Allandale families and whānau who made contributions, and helped the Salvation Army help those in need!



EBOP  7’s Tournament and Taneatua 7’s Competition

Week 3 saw 4 teams of Allandale tamariki taking part in rugby and netball. It was a great day for our teams with some tough competition for both our year 3 and 4 teams and our year 5 and 6’s. Sean Jones was player of the tournament for the senior rugby team, never giving up – persistence pays off! This tournament was a great introduction for our year 3 and 4 teams to consolidate their skills in preparation for the Taneatua 7’s competition.  This competition was played at Cutler Cres where our netball girls fought hard to take out 4th place. The mixed rugby team came away 3rd overall losing only one game. It was a nail biting game against Paroa. We fought fiercely and tackled hard, taking some tough hits. It was a fantastic day for all our students with the captain of the rugby team, Ella-Marie Karikari, showing the boys how it is done.

We look forward to seeing her name in the Blacks Ferns one day!

 Tough Guy/Gal

On August the 16th we took 44 tamariki to Lakes Ranch, Rotorua, where we participated in the annual Tough Guy/Gal. This event is always a highlight of the year for me. Watching our competitors crawl under wire, up hills, over obstacles and through tunnels, all while battling slippery, slimy mud slides and mud rivers is a great experience for everyone. Our children proved themselves hearty and very, very tough! Well done to all of you.

Soccer and Hockey

Finally we have finished the season. It’s been a great year for our 6 teams playing every weekend for a term and a half. Well done to the students, whanau and coaches for your dedication. We will be having a prize giving in week 8 for these 2 sports so please keep your uniforms until then. We will be having team photos so you will need them.


Spring 7’s Girls only Rugby

Spring 7’s is a Girls rugby tournament new to Allandale. We will be participating in Papamoa  tomorrow Friday 31 August, weather permitting. Good luck girls!


Softball and T-Ball are making a comeback in Whakatāne!  There will be a meeting for anyone interested in assisting with coaching, umpiring, or organising on Wednesday, 5 September at Allandale School at 4:30pm.  All are welcome!

“Have-a-go” days will be held at Rex Morpeth Park over the next few weeks, and registrations for all age levels will be taken so that games can start at the beginning of next Term.  More information for players will be provided as soon as dates and times are confirmed.

Touch Rugby

The touch competition begins on the 19th September and is from 3.30pm till 5pm every Wednesday. Thanks to everyone who have registered. The $10.00 payments need to be in to the office by tomorrow, Friday 31 August, as I need to organise teams and uniform for them. No late payment accepted as registration past this date.

Coaches for Touch Rugby

WE NEED coaches for touch rugby for our year 3 & 4 age group. I can help you with this but please come and see me if you are able to help or are interested because without you we cannot make up teams. Also I am looking for help with the walking bus. This seemed to be really helpful last year as it meant parents only needed to meet children at the park. It would walk from school to Rex Morpeth Park so please contact me if you would be able to help. I have meetings on Wednesday so am not able to do it this year. Thanks for your support, I really appreciate it.

Winter Sports

The annual winter sports competition takes place on Wed 12th Sept for senior school and Friday Sept 14th for middle school. Your children will be playing 4 sports and will need whanau to walk with groups from sport to sport. Please get your notices to teachers ASAP if you can help. Much appreciated.


Upcoming Events                                                                                                                                                          

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

September 14  Winter Sports – Middle School              

September 19  EBOP T ball for Yr 1-4                            

September 19  Touch commences                               

September 28  Last day Term 3                                    

October      15  Term 4 starts                                          



Thursday September 6th   –   Entry Gold Coin Donation

Juniors  (Year 0 – 3): 4pm – 5pm

Seniors (Year 4 – 6): 5pm – 6.30pm

Pre Order  –  American Hotdogs through the office – $3 each

Lollie bags $1         Glow Sticks $1         Cakes 50c


Reminder KAPA HAKA Photos                      

Don’t forget to get your Kapa Haka photo orders in now.


Community Notice         

Thinking About Being A Caregiver

We need more foster carers who want to make a difference in a child’s life and provide stable, loving care.

We welcome enquiries from people interested in caregiving.Interested in knowing more?

 Whakatane Information Sessions

Date:       Thursday 6 September     

Time:      Evening session 5.30 – 7pm         

Venue:    Curate Church – 19 George Street

Contact: cara.addison@ot.govt.nz  or 029 922 4037