Bee Awareness Month

Kia ora koutou        September is Bee Awareness Month and here at Te Aro School we care deeply about our Kiwi Bees and what we can do to support them.

The National Bee Association is working with councils throughout the country to raise awareness of the important job our bees do and how we can help them.

The focus this year is on providing enough food sources for bees across the year by planting a variety of bee friendly flowers.

At school this month we are going to be planting wild flower seeds, making bee badges, preparing our hives for Spring and Koromiko bee-keepers will be doing ‘Bee Tours’ to each class in the school to share their learning experiences.

Please have a look at the events which are also occurring in our community this month

Here is some information about the whole project being ran by National Bee Association



If you would like to plant some flowers at home, NZ Gardener Magazine is giving a free pack of seeds away this month with each magazine and you can pinpoint where you have planted on an interactive map–and-save-our-precious-pollinators



Lastly, we still have a couple of delicious yummy jars of Te Aro School Honey left to sell this term.  If you would like a jar, please come and see Gail at the office. ($5 per jar)

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Thanks for all of your support,

Ruma Koromiko Beekeepers




The Warriors visit Te Aro to talk about Reading

Last week, Ben Henry from the Warriors came to Te Aro School and shared with us examples of why it is really important for us all to learn to read and how much fun it is.  Together we read a children’s story book about the Warriors.  We had competitions and won lots of cool prizes.  It was an awesome afternoon!

Click on the link below to watch a video of us reading together with Ben

Warriors and Te Aro School


School Book Fair

1 2 3Last week from Monday to Friday it was the school book fair on Friday to celebrate the end of the book fair we had a dress up day, you could dress up as any book character like the famous Harry Potter or the ever adventuring Tintin. Many people dressed up really well and the teachers looked like they came out of a book! Overall we had a great day dressed up as our favourite book characters.


Principal’s Message

April 2015

We have started the new term with a hiss and roar. Claire and Anna’s classes (Ruma Nikau and Ruma Koromiko) have the opportunity to learn in-line roller blading skills so they can play hockey at the recreation centre in Kilbirnie on a Monday afternoon.

Melanie and Amy’s classes (Ruma Tawa and Ruma Kauri) are off swimming on a Tuesday.
Across the school students have been learning about why we commemorate ANZAC Day. From this social science focus classes have been immersed in reading, writing, drawing, and painting. The main foyer corridor has even been filled with the sounds of a bugle playing the Last Post!
The fine weather in our first week back has meant that all the classes have been able to get outside to begin their cross country training.

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Principal’s Message

Xin nian kuai le
Hari tau hou
Happy New Year

This has been one of the warmest summers that I can remember in a long time. I hope that the warm weather has meant that you and your family have enjoyed being outdoors and that the summer activities you have participated in have meant that as a family you have some great summer tales to share. Whatever you and your family did over the summer I do hope you feel recharged to begin the new school year. Continue reading