19th Sept Newsletter
Kia ora tātou Our 50th Reunion is nearly here! It will be wonderful to welcome everyone to our 50th reunion celebration at the pōwhiri this Friday, and participate in the other events over the weekend. Students must be in correct school uniform on Friday for the pōwhiri.
Kia ora tātou It is with much sadness that we learnt of the passing of Queen Elizabeth II at the end of last week. The government are considering a public holiday to pay our respects which will be announced shortly. On Monday 19th September we will be planting a memorial tree on our school field.
Friday assembly
Kia ora tātou, many thanks to all those people who have put their names forward to be part of our Board of Trustees.
Kia ora tātou, Our Moanataiari School 50th Reunion is nearing fast, and we invite everyone to join in.
Kia ora tāto, I trust you all had an enjoyable mid-term break.
Blessing of Van

Newspaper Articles

Moanataiari School’s principal is “absolutely excited” by the school’s first ever van thanks to the generosity of a former pupil.
Students helping at bbq
Kia ora tātou, At the end of this week we have our mid-term break which means Moanataiari School will be closed from Friday 26th August to Monday 29th August. School will resume on Tuesday 30th August. We hope you all take this opportunity to spend some family time together and refresh, ready for the rest of the term.
Kia ora tātou, Please remember that our school, and all primary schools in Thames, will be closed next Monday 22nd August for a teacher only day while the teachers attend professional development.
Kia ora tātou, Many thanks to those parents and staff members who have put their names forward for our upcoming Board of Trustees election. We have received 7 parent nominations to fill the 5 seats available so we will need to hold an election. Voting forms will be sent home this Wednesday. Voting closes on Wednesday 7th September at 4pm.
Kia ora tātou, There is a lot of illness around at the moment along with Covid cases. If your child is unwell, please keep them home to rest and recover. You will need to inform us of their absence and this can be done either by phone, text (021 026 34461), Skool Loop, email, or via our website.
Kia ora tātou Welcome back everyone, and a special welcome to our new students: Te Koha Stockman who re-joins us in Room 6, and to Rita and Anne Quinn and Lylah Challis who have joined us in Room 4 and started their school lives today. It’s great to have you all in our Moanataiari School family.
Kia ora tātou, Another busy term is nearly over. Many thanks to everyone who has organised and assisted with various outings and events for the benefit of our students, your help is very much appreciated.