22 November  –  Term 4  –  Week 6

Tēnā koutou e aku Rangatira,

With Week 6 of the fourth Term coming to a close, Allandale School continues to be a very busy place! Te Puna Taiao areas are beginning to open to our tamariki and our community, and soon we will be holding our Prizegiving celebrations and sending home final reports.  Please make sure that you take the time to talk with your tamariki about their learning and speak with their teacher if you have any questions or concerns.

Kia tau te rangimarie,

Drew Manning



Here are some important dates for our students and their families transitioning to Whakatāne Intermediate School in 2019:

Tuesday, 27 November:  Year 6 Parents Evening at WIS (7:00pm)

Wednesday, 28 November:  Year 6 students visit for Orientation Day (9:30am)


Allandale School’s 2018 Prizegiving celebrations will be held in the auditorium of Trident High School on Monday, 3 December at 10:00am.  All parents, caregivers and whānau are invited to come along to help us celebrate the achievements of our wonderful students!


We are very pleased to announce that the fences have come down and the Community and Sensory Gardens at Allandale School are now officially open for use! Together with Te Puna Taiao Trust Co-Founder Erin Green, on Tuesday morning we opened the gardens to Allandale tamariki, and the kids are already loving their new spaces! We warmly invite you and your whānau, and our wider Kopeopeo community to start using these areas outside of school hours and welcome any support you can provide with caring for the Community Garden. The barbecues will be available to use from next week and the hāngī pit will be able to be booked for special events via the school office.

We ask that you respect this space and encourage others to do the same. Please keep in mind Māori tikanga requires that table surfaces and the hāngī area should not be sat on, and remember that as with all school grounds, the areas are drug, alcohol and smoke free at all times. Please note too that the flying fox will be opened once the grass has grown a bit more. Until then, please keep off this area.

A very special thank you to our funders, who have made the creation of these areas possible: the Ministry of Education, the Lotteries Community Facilities Fund; Grassroots Trust, the Eastern Bay Energy Trust, and The Disabilities Resource Centre. A big shout out to the EarthArt team who have done a great job building this area. And finally, special thanks to Claire House of Claire House Photography for capturing the morning with her camera. More photos are to come. If you have any questions about use of the new spaces, please pop in and see one of our friendly office staff.


In 2016, Allandale School joined hundreds of primary, intermediate and secondary schools across New Zealand in the Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L) programme. Positive Behaviour for Learning initiatives help parents, whānau, teachers and schools address problem behaviour, improve children’s well-being, and increase educational achievement.

Each week, the school selects one of our Allandale Kind of Kid values to focus on in our classrooms and around the school.  With the opening of our Community and Sensory Gardens, our focus this week has been on being Kind to our Environment.  Tamariki have been reminded that they have been selected to receive almost $1 million in investment in our school through Te Puna Taiao, and that it is our responsibility to show that we are worthy of this gift.  We can demonstrate this responsibility by taking care of these amazing spaces, and ensuring that they are ready for use by the school and by our community.

School staff are working with tamariki to ensure that rubbish is collected, that our school environment is kept tidy, and that vandalism is not tolerated.  Your support in reinforcing the many ways we can be Kind to our Environment would be much appreciated!  Ngā mihi nui, koutou!


Congratulations ALLANDALE, what a great day at the Interschool Athletics Sports on Tuesday. Our fabulous school came 2nd out of the Whakatane District Schools.

We took 37 children to the Whakatane Athletics Field for this event. 20 of these children have now qualified for the Eastern Bay competition. We qualified in 25 girls events and 18 boys events. Here are our amazing athletes –

Maddy Cochrane

Tuihimareikura Apanui

Kaylee Lawlor

Rony-Matina Rangiheuea-Akuhata

Alizae Tahu

Darrchell Rahipere-Taitapanui

Makere Smith

Kiritahanga Kahaki-Ratana

Asaiah Kinghazel-Connelly

Ali Cole

Conrad House

Sean Jones

Oliver Christie

Ezrah Ohlson

Tekaumarua Christie

Charles Dorrans

Traize Jobe

Kyle Hanlen

Caleb Rapana.

Luca Goodman

Well done everyone. We are very proud of you.


We are missing nearly 200 library books.  Can all parents and students please have a good look around your home this weekend and return any you find.  Overdue slips will be sent out again next week, if you cannot find your child’s book, please send $5 to the office so that your child is able to borrow books next year.  Thankyou.


November                    27         Year 6 Parents Evening at Whakatane Intermediate School 7.00pm

November                    28         Year 6 Students Orientation Day 9.30am at Whakatane Intermediate School   

December                    3          2018 Allandale School Prizegiving

December                    14         Last day Term 4

January                        30         2019 Term 1 starts



21 – 25 January 2019        9.30am or 11.00am

Stop Summer Fade                    Get Ahead for 2019

Enrol now for our January “Kick Start” block course –

Numeracy and/or Literacy sessions available.

Enrolments also taken for Term One.  

Call today for FREE ASSESSMENT

Phone Diane Black 07 3071995.