1. The second half of the year is upon us.

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    A very big welcome to you all for the start of term 3.  We ended term 2 with an absolute bang with so many of our students looking simply superb in their costumes for the school disco. It was a treat seeing you all dancing the night away. Thank you...
  2. Welcome to the start of Term 2

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    A very warm welcome back to the new term. I trust that you were all able to have some quality time with your family during the school holidays. It was great to see the children bristling with enthusiasm as they walked through the school gate on day 1. Already I...
  3. Parent Interviews for Term 1

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    Our first series of Parent Interviews for 2014 will be taking place on Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th April. We are intending to close the school at 2pm with the bus beginning its home run from 2pm. We would ask that parents notify the office if your child will be...
  4. A challenge for all in 2014

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    Are you up for a challenge? As we swing into action this year we have made the decision to encourage our students to be guardians of their own learning. We want them to share with you what is happening at school and what they are getting better at. When talking...
  5. Welcome to 2014

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    Welcome back to all our students and families. If you are new to Patoka we welcome you on board and look forward to working with you throughout the year. 2014 promises to be an exciting year with a number of key events happening. There will be the normal cluster schools...
  6. New Flags

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    Check out the photo below which is of our new school flags. They will be very useful.  
  7. Pakowhai Top Town

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    Sun, sunscreen, laughter, water and food. All the ingredients you need for a brilliant day out. A big thank you to Pakowhai School for hosting the Top Town event this year. IT was a fabulous day made all the better by the students demonstrating their ability to work closely together...
  8. A big thank you to all

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    As the 2013 school year draws to a close I find myself reflecting on the past two terms and what has been happening here at school. It has been a busy two terms for the students, staff and community with many events making for interesting times. For the students they...
  9. Highlights to date

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    My first two terms as principal of Patoka school seem to have flown along. One of the keys to a successful school is to continually reflect on our teaching and learning, and to be able to celebrate our successes and learn from our mistakes. I started to look back at...
  10. Planting Day – What an awesome effort

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    In my short time here as principal this would have to be one of my highlights. The work ethic of the students and the support of the parents meant that we were able to plant a large number of plants in a short time. The weather was not the kindest,...
  11. Meeanee 7s

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    What a great day this was at Meeanee School. With the junior teams working together and the seniors being mixed up with other schools, our children were able to demonstrate that they have a strong sporting base to call upon. What impressed me was the way they encouraged each other...
  12. Cross Country 2013

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    What an amazing day we had on Friday 13th. The weather turned it on and the racing was superb. Thank you to all the runners, supporters and the ladies on the shop for a very successful day. The photos of the day are posted on the gallery page.
  13. Living our values through the Patoka Cross Country

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    Patoka Cross Country – Through the eyes of our Values   What a wonderful day it was on Friday at the Puketitiri Golf course. We were blessed with some lovely weather which played an important part in the success of the day. As I was reflecting on the achievements of...