28 November 2019  –  Term 4  –  Week 7

Tēnā koutou e aku Rangatira,

With Week 7 of the fourth Term coming to a close, Allandale School continues to be a very busy place! Athletics and touch have been the focus of sports in and out of the school, plans are underway for our Prizegiving celebrations, and soon we will be 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



We are very excited to announce some major changes to the structure and organisation of our School Prizegiving and Year 6 Graduation. Over the past few years, we have struggled with the timing of Prizegiving and the need for our younger students sit for such long periods of time.  Furthermore, we really want to acknowledge and celebrate the hard work, time and effort our Year 6 students have put into their primary schooling.

So, this year, we will hold one formal evening event on Monday, Dec. 16th to celebrate and award our major prizes and trophies, our Year 6 graduation certificates and announce and award our 18 School Leaders for 2020. This particular event is focused on our Year 5 and 6 students.  Over and above this event – in a more child-friendly manner – each team will hold their own assemblies during school time to award special certificates to their selected students acknowledging their individual strengths. These special ceremonies will be held over the next few weeks, so parents of tamariki in Years 1 to 4 are asked to please watch for notices from your child’s teacher and/or team leader for more details on these events.


The last day of school for 2019 will be Wednesday, Dec. 18th.  Please note that school ends at 12:00pm on the last day.  There will be a final assembly in Te Kaitiaki o Motueka beginning at 11:30pm.


Thanks to FundaPen – a ground-breaking collaboration between Allergy New Zealand and Pub Charity – from Monday 11 November, 2,500 free EpiPen auto-injectors will be available to young people who have a doctor-diagnosed allergy and are at risk of anaphylaxis.

To obtain one of the free EpiPen auto injectors, whānau will need to visit their family doctor.


Ice Blocks for Sale tomorrow 29 November 2019 – Fundraiser for Middle Team

Cost:    $1

When:   12.30 – 1.15pm

Where:  Hall Kitchen


Congratulations to our students who attended the National Robotics Competition held at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi. It was a wonderful day filled with curious minds and innovative ideas. Our students represented our school stunningly. We look forward to continuing the technological, scientific and mathematical journey of problem solving and growing great minds.

Many thanks to; Charles Dorrans, Kaia Hiki, Henare Hape, Terina Awatere-Kohunui, Jeaneda Ohlson, Nico Stewart-Mason, Shane Redmond, Kiamarni Ngaheu and Hukanui Biddle -Unu for their excellent team work and for making our kura stand out.

Special mention goes to Thomas Mitai, Raha Mitai and Rochelle Rapana  for their endless support of such a fantastic initiative. Without you all, there wouldn’t be us. We really appreciate the robotics equipment our kura has been gifted. 



Earlier this year, a new Board of Trustees for Allandale School was elected.  With a few meetings under their belts, the new Board would like to take the opportunity to introduce themselves over the next few weeks.  They would also like to remind the Allandale community that they welcome questions, feedback, or ideas of any kind.  Everyone is encouraged to contact the Board through the school office, or directly by email at boardoftrustees@allandale.school.nz.


Kia ora koutou e te whanau o te kura o Motueka.

My name is Ange, and my husband Trent and I have two tamariki that attend Allandale: Theos (year 3) and Diamond (year 1).

We have in lived in Awatapu for 10 years and chose this school because of its values, its diversity and its teachers.

I am part of the whānau engagement and student achievement portfolios, and will utilise my skills with a background in social services and working as a probation officer.

This is a new experience for me and I look forward to working with the Board, and the school whānau in making Allandale a success.

Ma Te Atua e manaaki.


Kia Ora Whānau.

My name is Wendy Adamson and I have been lucky enough to have been part of Allandale School Staff as a teacher for over 25 years. It has been exciting to watch our kura develop and change over the years. From the library to the school hall (Te Kaitiaki o Motueka) to our amazing new playgrounds and gardens.  I am currently the team leader for the New Entrant to Year 2 ‘s and the staff representative on the Board of Trustees.  I am part of the groups supporting Student Achievement and Personnel/Health and Safety.  I look forward to working with all stakeholders, whānau and staff to support our tamariki to fulfil their individual potential.


December        3          BOP Athletics

December        12         Senior School Pools trip

December        12         Yr 1 & 2 Berry Farm trip

December        17         Middle Team Beach Day

December        18         Last day Term 4 –

                                    School closes at 12 noon


Fun whānau challenge!

Squelchy mud, awesome obstacles, family team work, laughter and challenges…

EVERYTHING you need for a fun family time this Saturday!

Tough Bugga Challenge:

Saturday 30 November
376 Manawahe Road
Entry $25pp (all finishers will receive a gift at the finish line)
Take on the short (2.5km) or long (5km) course.

Register online in advance at: http://soakedinadventure.co.nz/tough-bugga-challenge-2017/ or from 8.30am at the event.

Race brief at 9.45am, race start at 10am.


3 teams of Allandale students participated in a fun-filled day of cricket last Wednesday.  The Allandale year 5-6 team won a cricket set for being the most supportive team. Phoenix Martin, Lachlin Mackay, Te Awamawhai Thrupp, Jaimee- Lee Rm 6 Ryan Cole also received prizes.  


17 Allandale school students participated in the EBOP Athletics championships in a variety of events. From this, 9 student’s qualified in 15 events for the Bay of Plenty championships next Tuesday the 3rd of December.


Conrad House – 9 yr old 60m and 100m, High Jump, Long Jump            

Asaiah Kinghazel-Connelly – 9 yr old  60m and 100m                                         

Luca Goodman – 10 yr old  High Jump                 

Dekotta Henderson – 10 yr old  Vortex                   

Rony Rangiheuea Akuhata – 10 yr old Discus and Shotput       

Jake Turner – 10 yr old High Jump

Kyle Hanlen – 10 yr old  200m                         

Sean Jones – 11 yr old  400m and 800m                                                             

Kiamarni Ngaheu – 11 yr old Discus                       

Charles Dorrans – 11 yr old  Shotput

Unfortunately, the Vortex is not part of the BOP Athletics Championships.

Congratulations to you all!