Changing the world one child at a time

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Kawerau Pūtauaki School

Changing the world one child at a time

We are exciting, inviting and innovative school, passionate about the teaching and learning of our tamariki. 
We provide a learning environment that values cultural identity, encourages personal achievement, and develops life skills for a changing world.

Latest Notifications

Covid Update: 28/11/21

Sun Nov 28 04:51pm

Kia ora tatou,

As one of the Deputy Principals, I am fielding questions and concerns. 

Let us all breathe. We all knew that it was coming. We have been complacent.  

Tomorrow we will be vigilant as your children come back into our care.

To ensure we are looking after staff, the following procedures are there to look after your children.

1. All gates will be locked during School hours.

2. The school gate will be locked during school hours and these include the the gates that come off the staff carpark.

3. All staff will need to enter through the front gate.

4. Staff who are feeling unwell need to stay home and isolate as per the MOH guidelines.

5. Staff are also asked to sign in so that we have a record of who is on the school grounds.


Kia haumaru tatou,

Meri August

Deputy Principal

Kawerau Putauaki School

The end of year is getting closer! Here is what we’ve been up to this week.

Fri Nov 26 03:24pm



School Photos

Wed Nov 24 03:54pm

Kia ora, 

If you have ordered school photos online, these have arrived at school.  They will be handed out to your children tomorrow or can be collected at the school office.

Ngā mihi



We have reached the end of Week 5.

Thu Nov 18 02:35pm

Here is the newsletter, a day early – Staff Only Day tomorrow!

See you all back at school Monday!


Here is the newsletter for this week.

Fri Nov 12 03:54pm

Happy Friday!

What a hot week it has been!
Please remember to send your child to school with their hats and water bottles.

Friendly reminder – school will be closed Friday, 19th November 2021 for another Staff Only Day.

See you next week.


End of Week 3 – Friendly reminder … school is closed Monday for a Staff Only Day. See you all back at school on Tuesday!

Fri Nov 05 04:02pm



Looking for somewhere to get your COVID-19 shot? 👍 WE GOT YOU!!!

Thu Nov 04 04:03pm

A mobile unit will be coming to your school on Friday, 12th November.  Check out the flyer for more details.



Thu Nov 04 03:50pm

The online order forms will be sent home tomorrow (see attached) with your child. If they are absent then the forms will remain at your child’s class for collection.

Each form ihas a personalised code for that named student only and will give direct access to their own individual photo and sibling photos (if ordered).

NOTE: Please take advantage of the free delivery and order online by the 14th November.

PhotoLife Pamphlet

Here is the newsletter for this week … worth the wait 👍🏼

Fri Oct 29 04:42pm



Welcome to Book Club!

Tue Oct 26 02:25pm

Your child may have come home with a pamphlet from Book Club.

Our school now gives you the opportunity to purchase books online from Book Club, using Loop.

Everything is done online – no need to return forms or send in money.

Click the button below for morre information.

Parent’s Guide to Book Club

Welcome back! Week one is now done!

Fri Oct 22 03:33pm

We have come to the end of our first week back for Term 4!
Don’t forget, we have a short week next week – school will be closed Monday, 25th October for Labour Day.
Enjoy your long weekend, and see you all back Tuesday with your hats and your water bottles.


We have reached the end of Term Three! Here is our final newsletter for Term Three – enjoy the school holidays. See you all on the 18th of O

Fri Oct 01 03:20pm




Wed Sep 29 11:32am

Kia ora whānau, once again we have an abundance of lost property. This will be put out everyday (whether permitting) on the concrete courtyard between the office block and Rumaki. Any lost property in the classrooms will also be put out on the classroom decks. Whanau, please make sure you make an effort to go through and have a browse… anything left after the last day of term will be donated to goodwill during the school holiday.

Ngā mihi whānau 🙂

End of another week! One more week of school before the holidays! Here is this week’s newsletter.

Fri Sep 24 03:56pm



Here is this week’s newsletter!

Fri Sep 17 03:57pm



Here is this week’s newsletter!

Fri Sep 17 03:55pm



School Photo Time!

Wed Sep 15 11:30am

All students were sent home yesterday with information on our School Photos, which will be held at school on:

Tuesday 21st September 2021.

If you require a Sibling Photo Booking Form, this can be collected from the school office.  This needs to be done before Photo Day.

Click the link below, to find the information, if you did not receive the notice.

Information for School Photos with PhotoLife

Here’s another newsletter. Happy reading!

Fri Sep 10 05:01pm



Alert Level 2 Update

Thu Sep 09 03:10pm

9 September 2021

Kia ora e te whānau

Alert Level 2: Update

At Alert Level 2 there is a low risk of community transmission and it provides us with a lot more opportunities to engage and connect with others. However, there are still a number of public health requirements we all need to follow. Please do continue to monitor your health and do not send your children to school if they are not well (and please seek advice about getting a COVID test).

Arriving and departing school – For all students arriving at school, we ask that they are dropped off at one of the gates where one of the staff members will be there to greet students and remind them to sanitize their hands. Students are not to enter the school grounds before 8.30am. If you have a new entrant student you are welcome to drop them to the classroom and help settle them in. The same will occur at the end of each day students will be farewelled at the gate and reminded to sanitize their hands on the way out.

All visitors are to report to the office when entering the school.

For us, all the required safety precautions for Alert Level 2 will be in place which includes following all the recommendations from the public health experts. This means we will regularly clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces, encourage everyone to frequently wash their hands and cough and sneeze into their elbow. 

While physical distancing is not a requirement in schools, we will be doing our best to keep students from congregating in very large numbers and keeping spaces well-ventilated.

Face coverings are not required to be worn in school. The Director-General of Health has recommended that children 12 years+ wear a face covering at school – just as older children are required to wear face coverings in some other places.  The decision to wear a face-covering is up to you and your whānau, whatever your decision it will be respected. 

If you are not sure what all the rules are for alert level 2 when you are out and about, then the following information may be useful to you:

• COVID-19 Alert Levels summary table…/COVID-19-Alert-Levels-summary

MOE advice – 

Please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s kaiako or the office if there is something you need assistance with. 

COVID Level 2 Information

Tue Sep 07 07:42pm

Kia ora e Te Whānau
School site opening- COVID Level 2
After the announcement by the Prime Minister yesterday, the Principals from our Kawerau schools have met to discuss what this would look like at Level 2 in Kawerau.
Returning to school will not be easy for any of us and the effect of lockdown will be diverse. There is a temptation to return back to normal as soon as possible but there is a fine line between getting back to normal and pausing to check that we are all ok.
Schools need to be geared up with a transition phase that supports all staff and students to return to school as smoothly as possible. As staff prepare to leave their own families to return to school and make ready the learning spaces and resources for our ākonga to ensure all safety protocols are adhered to…
So we are asking whānau, where able, to keep their students at home until Friday 10th September.
At Kawerau Putauaki School Level 2 looks like-
• Staff will be on site Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th Sept.
• Preparing spaces, equipment and grounds to be safe, ready for students
• We will reopen to students of all levels Friday 10th September
If you are wishing to have your child remain at home during level 2, please contact the school so we can mark their attendance accordingly on the roll.
Be aware that learning on-line and distributed hard copies will stop tomorrow, Wednesday 8th Sept and staff will restart teaching as per their normal programmes on Friday 10th Sept.
If your child has been in one of bubbles, or you have no other option on Thursday, please fill in the attached form to give us an idea of numbers. They will be supervised using the hard packs by Teaching Assistants (This allows the teachers to be prepared for Friday).
Here is the link to the google form
There are still a number of public health requirements we all need to follow. Please do continue to monitor your health and do not send your children to school if they are not well (seek advice about getting a COVID test).
We will update you further over the week as we receive MoE/ MOH guidelines on things such as-
• Mask wearing
• Social distancing- 2 metre rule
• School buses
• School trips/ camps
Stay safe, healthy and calm.
He waka eke noa- We are all in this together
Nga mihi
Rachel Chater

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Mon Sep 06 02:30pm

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End of another week – here’s another newsletter! Enjoy the sunshine, and have a great weekend.

Fri Sep 03 04:49pm



Hard Packs to collect

Fri Sep 03 12:15pm

Friendly reminder! 

We still have hard packs at school waiting to be collected.

If you requested a pack, and haven’t come to get it yet – today is the day to do it!


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