Nau Mai, Haere Mai

Te Kura o Matuku Tako Tako
Welcome to Sumner School

Connecting with our people, our learning and our place

We are a Years 0-8 Primary School nestled in the heart of the seaside community of Sumner. 

Our Tūrangawaewae (identity and standing place) and Cultural Narrative highlight the importance of Rapanui (Shag Rock), Tuawera (Cave Rock), Te Onepoto (Taylors Mistake) and Awaroa (Godley Head). These enduring landmarks and places of deep significance for local iwi acted as signposts, skillfully guiding and pointing them in the direction so that they could locate places that were abundant with kaimoana (seafood)and other valuable resources. 

As our ākonga (learners) navigate their way through our school they gather resources for growth and learning. We use our understanding of our learners and their unique Character Strengths to carefully guide them through our teaching teams of Rapanui (Years 0-2), Tuawera (Years 3 and 4), Te Onepoto (Years 5 and 6) and Awaroa (Years 7 and 8); the highest of the landmarks where they can look out on the wider world while feeling empowered as learners and ready to move to High School.

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Newsletter No. 13 – August 12, 2022

Fri Aug 12 02:40pm

 



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Covid-19 case update – Monday 8 August

Mon Aug 08 03:04pm

Kia ora e te whānau, 


Today we have been notified that we have one new Covid-19 case at school. The case is a child in Room 13 in Te Onepoto who was last at school on Friday 5 August. 


Please continue to monitor for symptoms and seek advice about getting a test if anyone in your family is unwell. Please also continue to notify me directly of any positive cases. Many thanks for your continued support. Take care. 


Anna Granger, Principal 

PTA Meeting

Fri Aug 05 02:41pm

Tuesday 9 August at 3pm.
In the Waiora Space (next to school library).
There will be cookies and cake, and a movie playing in the library for the kids.
All welcome!

Learning Conferences – early finish today

Thu Aug 04 12:28pm

A reminder that classes cease at 12.30pm today and we would appreciate as many children as possible being picked up at this time.  If you aren’t able to arrange an early pickup please contact the Office admin@sumner.school.nz and we will supervise your child/ren until 3pm in the library.


Many thanks for your support.

Board Nominations Close Today – Midday

Wed Aug 03 11:17am

 



Board Brief

Covid 19 Update

Tue Aug 02 04:28pm

Kia ora e te whānau, 


Today we have been notified that the Principal Anna Granger has unfortunately caught Covid. She was last at school yesterday and visited most classroom spaces briefly over the day.


Anna will return to school on Tuesday 9 August. In Anna’s absence please notify the Office of any positive cases within your whānau. Our Associate Principal Tim Lowe will be Acting Principal while Anna is away. Please do not hesitate to contact Tim as needed (ap@sumner.school.nz).


Many thanks for your continued support. Take care. 

Learning Conferences – online booking closing shortly

Mon Aug 01 02:58pm

If you haven’t already booked a conference to see your child’s teacher this week on Wednesday or Thursday please go to: www.schoolinterviews.co.nz and use the event code e6w79 to book a time. 


A reminder that lessons cease at 12.30pm on both the 3&4 August and if you are unable to pick up your child/ren  please contact the office to book supervision until 3pm.


admin@sumner.school.nz


Nga mihi


The Office Team

South East Zone Winter Tournament Year 5 to 8- postponed

Mon Aug 01 11:27am

Kia ora koutou


Tomorrow’s scheduled South East Zone Winter Tournament for our Year 5 to 8 students, has been postponed due to ground closures and will now go ahead next Tuesday 9 August as planned.


Ngā mihi


Tim Lowe, Associate Principal

Team Curriculum Newsletters Term 3

Fri Jul 29 04:09pm

Kia ora koutou


Here are the Team Curriculum Newsletters for Term 3


Ngā mihi nui



Rapanui Team Curriculum Newsletter Term 3 2022



Tuawera Team Curriculum Newsletter Term 3 2022



Te Onepoto Team Curriculum Newsletter Term 3 2022



Awaroa Team Curriculum Newsletter Term 3 2022

Newsletter No. 12, 29 July 2022

Fri Jul 29 03:12pm

 



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School Board Elections

Wed Jul 27 04:18pm

Kia ora e te whānau


Please find attached the latest Board Brief that contains important information about nominations for the upcoming elections for our Board of Trustees.


Ngā Mihi


Tim Lowe, Associate Principal



Board Brief

PTA Hotdog Fundraiser

Tue Jul 26 01:57pm

PTA Hot Dog Fundraiser TERM 3 Week 2, 2022


Hotdogs for lunch will be starting next week on Tuesday. Please email your order to trudi@krdimports.co.nz no later than Friday 29 July. 


Please pay by internet banking to PTA account:  031590 0023740 00 referencing your child’s full name & Room #


Pay $27 for 9 weeks

Reminder- Learning Conferences next week and reports available on Hero

Mon Jul 25 10:17am

Kia ora e te whānau, 


A reminder from our alert sent at the end of last term that mid-year reports are now live on Hero. Please find attached below a link to our Assessment and Reporting Guide to support you in understanding your child’s report and how to log into Hero to view the reports. 



A reminder that Learning Conference bookings are live for early Term 3. These conferences will provide an opportunity for you to discuss the information contained within the reports with your child’s teacher. 



Assessment & Reporting Sumner School



Learning Conference Booking Information



Pre- Conference Survey

Welcome back to Term 3

Sun Jul 24 07:00pm

Kia ora Koutou, Haere mai, a very warm welcome back to school for Term 3.


The attached letter sets out an additional change to our health and safety requirements in response to the recent advice from the Ministries of Education and Health.


Ngā mihi nui


Tim Lowe- Associate Principal



Covid Protection Framework update

COVID-19 CASE UPDATE – Friday

Fri Jul 08 02:34pm

Kia ora e te whānau, 


Today we have been notified that we have 3 new Covid-19 cases at school.


The 1st case is a child in Room 6 in Rapanui who was last at school yesterday.


The 2nd case is a child in Room 5 in Rapanui who was last at school yesterday.


The 3rd case is a child in Room 19 in Awaroa who was last at school yesterday.


Take care and I hope you all have a safe and relaxing break over the holidays. 


Anna Granger, Principal 

COVID-19 Case Update, Thursday

Thu Jul 07 03:07pm

Kia ora e te whānau, 


Today we have been notified that we have 1 new Covid-19 case at school. The case is a child in Room 9 Tuawera who was last at school Tuesday.


Please continue to monitor for symptoms and seek advice about getting a test if anyone in your family is unwell. Please  notify the Office of any positive cases and many thanks for your continued support. Take care. 


Anna Granger, Principal 

40 Hour Famine

Thu Jul 07 10:52am

Kia ora e te whānau


Thanks to all of you who were able to be involved in the 40 Hour Famine this year. The children have done so well and really made a huge effort. Please do your best to ensure all booklets and money are returned to the school by tomorrow. You are welcome to make your payments direct to our Team Page too.


Ngā mihi nui


Tim Lowe, Associate Principal

Y7/8 Students running late

Wed Jul 06 03:54pm

Kia ora


The Year 7/8 students are running slightly late returning from Redcliffs School and we expect them back by 3.15pm.


Ngā mihi

Nancy Meherne – please see message below.

Wed Jul 06 03:06pm

Kia ora e te whānau


The school was informed this morning that sadly, Nancy Meherne passed away. Nancy was an extraordinary member of the Sumner community and had a long association with our school, having taught some of our current staff and many families over the years. 


Our thoughts and best wishes are with Nancy’s family and the many of you who will miss her very much.


Tim Lowe, Associate Principal


(On behalf of the Sumner School staff and students)

COVID-19 UPDATE: Wednesday

Wed Jul 06 01:42pm

Kia ora e te whanau


Today we have been notified that we have 4 new Covid-19 cases at school.


The 1st case is a child in Room 12 Tuawera who was last at school yesterday.


The 2nd case is a child in Room 13 Te Onepoto who was last at school yesterday.


The 3rd case is a child in Room 15 Te Onepoto who was last at school yesterday.


The 4th case is a child in Room 19 Awaroa who was last at school yesterday.


Please continue to monitor for symptoms and seek advice about getting a test if anyone in your family is unwell. Please also notify the Office of any positive cases. Many thanks for your continued support. Take care. 


Anna Granger, Principal 

COVID-19 CASE UPDATE: TUESDAY

Tue Jul 05 03:24pm

Kia ora e te whānau, 


Today we have been notified that we have 6 new Covid-19 cases at school. 


The 1st case is a child in Room 3 in Rapanui who was last at school yesterday. 


The 2nd case is a child in Room 4 in Rapanui who was last at school on Friday.


The 3rd and 4th cases are children in Room 10 in Tuawera  who were last at school yesterday. 


The 5th and 6th cases are children in Room 11 in Tuawera who were last at school yesterday.


Please continue to monitor for symptoms and seek advice about getting a test if anyone in your family is unwell. Please also continue to notify us of any positive cases. Many thanks for your continued support. Take care. 


Anna Granger, Principal 

Term 3 Learning Conference Bookings:

Tue Jul 05 12:10pm

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Pre-conference form

Hapori Group – Bake Sale Update:

Tue Jul 05 11:14am

Wow! Thank you Sumner School for your amazing support over the last two bake sales! So far we have raised $653! 


Thank you to the families in Rapanui and Awaroa who donated baking for us to sell on Friday. It was lovely to be able to share in the mahi together and what a result!



The Hapori group would like to invite families from Tuawera and Te Onepoto who would like to bake at home to bring any baking along on Friday morning for the Hapori group to sell alongside our baking.



Friday 8th of July: Tuawera and Te Onepoto Families + The Hapori Group.


Students can purchase the baking from 8:30am – 9am outside of Rapanui and at 12:40pm outside of Te Onepoto. 



Thank you so much for all your support, The Hapori Group

COVID-19 UPDATE – MONDAY

Mon Jul 04 04:22pm

Kia ora e te whānau, 


Today we have been notified that we have 7 new Covid-19 cases at school. 


The 1st case is a child in Room 4 in Rapanui who was last at school on Friday. 


The 2nd case is a child in Room 10 in Tuawera who was last at school on Thursday. 


The 3rd case is a child in Room 12 in Tuawera who was last at school on Friday. 


The 4th case is a child in Room 14 in Te Onepoto who was last at school on Friday. 


The 5th case is a child in Room 15 in Te Onepoto who was last at school on Friday. 


The 6th case is a child in Room 17 in Awaroa who was last at school on Friday. 


The 7th case is a child in Room 19 in Te Onepoto who was last at school on Friday. 


Please continue to monitor for symptoms and seek advice about getting a test if anyone in your family is unwell. Please also continue to notify me directly of any positive cases. Many thanks for your continued support. Take care. 


Anna Granger, Principal 

World Vision 40Hr Famine

Mon Jul 04 11:17am

Kia ora e te whānau


This year the School Council have signed up for the World Vision 40Hr Famine fundraiser. The focus is ‘Change Everything with Clean Water’. We are encouraging all our tamariki to take part by completing their own challenge and being sponsored for achieving this. Donations raised as a result can then be made via our school’s team which you can access through the link button below. The 40Hr Famine weekend is over the 2nd and 3rd of July (Week 9 of this term).


More information will be coming home. In the meantime we invite you to join our team and to help your children come up with their challenge!



Join the Sumner School Team

Newsletter No. 11, 1 July 2022

Fri Jul 01 03:48pm

 



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COVID-19 CASE UPDATE – FRIDAY

Fri Jul 01 03:36pm

Kia ora e te whānau, 


Today we have been notified that we have 1 new Covid-19 case at school. 


The case is a child in Room 10 in Tuawera who was last at school yesterday. 


Please continue to monitor for symptoms and seek advice about getting a test if anyone in your family is unwell. Please also continue to notify the school of any positive cases. Many thanks for your continued support. Take care. 


Anna Granger, Principal 

COVID -19 CASE UPDATE – THURSDAY 30 JUNE

Thu Jun 30 03:10pm

Kia ora e te whānau, 


Today we have been notified that we have 3 new Covid-19 cases at school. 


The first and second cases are children in Room 9 in Tuawera who were last at school yesterday. 


The third case is a child in Room 18 in Awaroa who was last at school on Tuesday. 


Please continue to monitor for symptoms and seek advice about getting a test if anyone in your family is unwell. Please also continue to notify the school of any positive cases. Many thanks for your continued support. Take care. 


Anna Granger, Principal 

Matariki Star Walk Reminders…

Thu Jun 30 01:48pm

The school is a hive of activity today as we make our final preparations for tonight – we can’t wait to see you all later on! Below are a few reminders for the evening and a copy of our Star Walk map. 


Please remember to bring: 


– A lantern or torch for the star walk and scavenger hunt 
– A tin of food to donate to The City Mission as a koha for soup 
– A mug for soup
– Gold coin donations for Special Hot Chocolate and Sausage Sizzle
– A mask 


Please also remember to be at your Star Walk meeting place 5 minutes before the planned departure time! 


Star Walk Map

COVID-19 CASE UPDATE – 27 June

Mon Jun 27 02:53pm

Kia ora e te whānau, 


Today we have been notified that we have 3 new Covid-19 case(s) at school. One case in Room 14 Te Onepoto last at school on 22 June and one from Room 14 last at school on 23 June.  The third case is in Room 6 Rapanui and was last at school on 23 June.  


Please continue to monitor for symptoms and seek advice about getting a test if anyone in your family is unwell. Please also continue to notify me directly of any positive cases. Many thanks for your continued support. Take care. 


Anna Granger, Principal 

REMINDER: PTA Meeting 3pm this afternoon in Waiora (Wellbeing Space next to library). All welcome.

Mon Jun 27 12:09pm

REMINDER: Matariki Star Walk Map and RSVP.

Mon Jun 27 11:03am

Kia ora e te whānau, 


A reminder that our Matariki Star Walk is this Thursday (30 June) from 5.30-7pm. Please RSVP below if you plan on attending so that we can ensure we have enough kai and craft activities available. Please RSVP by 9am on Tuesday. 


Ngā mihi, Sumner School 


Star Walk Map



RSVP


Star Walk Letter – previously sent last week

Hapori Group – Bake sale update

Thu Jun 23 04:44pm

Kia ora e te whānau,


Wow! Thank you Sumner School for your amazing support today! 


The Hapori group has been blown away by how many lovely children and families in our community wanted to support our fundraiser. We know that unfortunately some children missed out today so we have decided to extend our bake sale to occur on the next two Fridays of the term. 



The Hapori group would like to invite families in our community who would like to bake at home to bring any baking along on Friday morning for the Hapori group to sell alongside our baking.



Friday 1st of July: Rapanui & Awaroa Families and Friday 8th of July: Tuawera & Te Onepoto Families. Students can purchase the baking from 8:30am – 9am outside of Rapanui and at 12:40pm outside of Te Onepoto. 



Thank you so much for your support!


Ngā mihi, The Hapori Group

REMINDER: School will be closed tomorrow (Friday 24 June) for the Matariki holiday. Have a lovely long weekend with your whānau.

Thu Jun 23 03:14pm

COVID-19 CASE UPDATE – 22 June

Wed Jun 22 01:56pm

Kia ora e te whānau, 


Today we have been notified that we have one new Covid-19 case at school. The case is a child in Room 14 in Te Onepoto who was last at school yesterday. 


Please continue to monitor for symptoms and seek advice about getting a test if anyone in your family is unwell. Please also continue to notify me directly of any positive cases. Many thanks for your continued support. Take care. 


Anna Granger, Principal 

REMINDER: Come along THIS EVENING to support our PTA pre-loved clothing sale in the hall from 5-8pm. Eftpos and bank transfer available.

Wed Jun 22 12:07pm

Matariki Star Walk- Thursday 30th June, 5:30-7:00 pm. Details and RSVP below.

Tue Jun 21 11:40am

Kia ora e te Whånau,


Please see details about our Matariki Star Walk and RSVP Google Form below.


Matariki RSVP



Matariki Star Walk Notice


Ngå mihi nui, Sumner School

Newsletter No.10, June 17 2022

Fri Jun 17 03:02pm

 



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COVID-19 CASE UPDATE – WEDNESDAY 15.6.22

Thu Jun 16 09:34am

Kia ora e te whānau, 


Yesterday we have been notified that we have 1 new Covid-19 case at school.


The case is a child in Room 12 in Tuawera who was last at school on Monday. 


Please continue to monitor for symptoms and seek advice about getting a test if anyone in your family is unwell. Many thanks for your continued support. Take care. 


Anna Granger, Principal 

World Vision 40 Hour Famine

Mon Jun 13 09:25am

Kia ora e te whānau


We are almost underway with raising funds to give more people in the world access to fresh water. If your child is in Years 3 to 8 and is the eldest child at school, they would have brought a letter home in week 5 with a slip attached giving us permission to send a sponsorship booklet home. If you can, please return these asap. If you didn’t receive this letter and would like to take part please either sign up to our Team Page (on the attached link), email our office or your child’s teacher, or send a note confirming we can send a booklet home.


If your child/children are in Years 0-2 you are welcome to take part, just email the office or join the team online!


Ngā mihi nui


Tim Lowe- Associate Principal


 



Sumner School World Vision Team

COVID-19 CASE UPDATE – 7 June

Tue Jun 07 03:58pm

Kia ora e te whānau, 


Today we have been notified that we have 3 new Covid-19 case(s) at school. One case in Room 6 Rapanui, one in Room 9 Tuawera & one in Room 19 Awaroa. They were last at school  on Wednesday (Rm 6) or Thursday (Rm 9 & 19) before the holiday weekend. 


Please continue to monitor for symptoms and seek advice about getting a test if anyone in your family is unwell. Please also continue to notify me directly of any positive cases. Many thanks for your continued support. Take care. 


Anna Granger, Principal 


 

Newsletter No. 9 June 2, 2022

Thu Jun 02 03:21pm

 



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Teacher Only Day tomorrow

Thu Jun 02 03:06pm

Reminder school is closed Friday 3 June. 

COVID-19 CASE UPDATE – TUESDAY

Tue May 31 05:33pm

Kia ora e te whānau, 


Today we have been notified that we have 3 new Covid-19 cases at school. 


The 1st case is a staff member working in Room 2 and 3 in Rapanui today. 


The 2nd case is a child in Room 6 in Rapanui who was last at school on Friday. 


The 3rd case is a child in Room 10 in Tuawera who was last at school on Friday. 


Please continue to monitor for symptoms and seek advice about getting a test if anyone in your family is unwell. Please also continue to notify the school of any positive cases. Many thanks for your continued support. Take care. 


Anna Granger, Principal 

COVID-19 CASE UPDATE – MONDAY

Mon May 30 03:00pm

Kia ora e te whānau, 


Today we have been notified that we have 6 new Covid-19 cases at school.


The 1st case is a child in Room 4 in Rapanui who was last at school on Thursday. 


The 2nd case is a child in Room 11 in Tuawera who was last at school on Thursday. 


The 3rd case is a child in Room 16 in Te Onepoto who was last at school on Thursday. 


The 4th case is a child in Room 9 in Tuawera who was last at school on Friday. 


The 5th and 6th cases are children in Room 12 in Tuawera who were last at school on Friday. 


Please continue to monitor for symptoms and seek advice about getting a test if anyone in your family is unwell. Please also continue to notify the school of any positive cases. Many thanks for your continued support. Take care. 


Anna Granger, Principal 

COVID-19 CASE UPDATE – FRIDAY

Fri May 27 03:45pm

Kia ora e te whānau, 


Today we have been notified that we have 1 new Covid-19 case at school. 


The case is a child in Room 9 in Tuawera who was last at school today.  


Please continue to monitor for symptoms and seek advice about getting a test if anyone in your family is unwell. Please also continue to notify the school of any positive cases. Many thanks for your continued support. Take care. 


Anna Granger, Principal

COVID-19 CASE UPDATE – THURSDAY

Thu May 26 05:14pm

Kia ora e te whānau, 


Today we have been notified that we have 3 new Covid-19 cases at school. 


The 1st case is a child in Room 13 in Te Onepoto who was last at school yesterday. 


The 2nd case is a child in Room 16 in Te Onepoto who was last at school yesterday. 


The 3rd case is a child in Room 19 in Awaroa who was last at school yesterday. 


Please continue to monitor for symptoms and seek advice about getting a test if anyone in your family is unwell. Please also continue to notify the school of any positive cases. Many thanks for your continued support. Take care. 


Anna Granger, Principal 

COVID-19 CASE UPDATE – WEDNESDAY

Wed May 25 03:03pm

Kia ora e te whānau, 


Today we have been notified that we have a new Covid-19 case at school. 


The case is a child in Room 12 in Tuawera who was last at school yesterday. 


Please continue to monitor for symptoms and seek advice about getting a test if anyone in your family is unwell. Please also continue to notify the school of any positive cases. Many thanks for your continued support. Take care. 


Anna Granger, Principal 

PTA – Hotdogs & Clothing Sale

Tue May 24 01:06pm

Hotdogs for lunch will be available for children starting in week 5, each Tuesday for the remainder of the term. Please email your child’s order to trudi@krdimports.co.nz no later than 27 May.


Pay $15 for 6 weeks to the PTA account:  031590 0023740 00


Reference your child’s full name & Room #


If you are able to help out with preparation occasionally or provide sauce for this great PTA fundraiser please let Trudi know.



PTA Clothing Sale

COVID-19 CASE UPDATE – MONDAY

Mon May 23 04:05pm

Kia ora e te whānau, 


Today we have been notified that we have 3 new Covid-19 cases at school. 


The 1st case is a child in Room 4 in Rapanui who was last at school on Friday. 


The 2nd case is a child in Room 12 in Tuawera who was last at school on Friday. 


The 3rd case is a child in Room 18 in Awaroa who was last at school on Friday. 


Please continue to monitor for symptoms and seek advice about getting a test if anyone in your family is unwell. Please also continue to notify the school of any positive cases.


Many thanks for your continued support. Take care. 


Anna Granger, Principal 

PTA UPDATE – We need your help…

Mon May 23 02:54pm

Kia ora e te whānau,


We need your help!


We are running very low on members at the moment and so are sending out a survey (linked below) to find out how we can make it easier for parents to get involved with the PTA. Over the last 10 years Sumner School PTA has provided funding for building the school hall, the Years 3&4 playground, our wonderful school library and our new shade sails.


We are currently raising funds to pay for decodable reading books and resources for Structured Literacy which the school does not receive Ministry funding for. We’d also love to build a pump track on the school field as part of the next phase of fundraising. But we can’t achieve these things without you!


Many hands really do make light work and we want to continue to raise funds for the school that will support our children’s learning and experiences while at Sumner School.


We would really appreciate you taking 5 minutes to complete the survey below so we can figure out how to get this thing humming again.


Ngā mihi,
Sumner School PTA


Complete Survey Here…

Vandalism at school over the weekend…

Sun May 22 03:04pm

Kia ora e te whānau, 


Unfortunately we had some incidents of vandalism at school on Friday night. This included graffiti using inappropriate language in spray paint on the pavement outside of school and on the side of our library. This is obviously really disappointing and I know you will all share our frustration with this. We have images from our CCTV cameras that have been passed onto the Police, but in the meantime if anyone knows anything about this please could you contact the school.


We will be working to remove the graffiti over the next couple of days but in the meantime, many thanks for your continued support and for continuing to help look after our school. It is really appreciated. 


Ngā mihi, 


Anna Granger, Principal. 

Term 2 Board Brief… Please click to read an update from Sumner School Board.

Fri May 20 04:02pm

Please click to read

Newsletter No. 8, 20 May 2022

Fri May 20 03:35pm

 



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RAT Test Kits

Wed May 18 03:33pm

The eldest or only child in your family was given a pack of RAT tests to bring home today or tomorrow.  These were kindly donated by Nga Maata Waka.

Wacky Pink Shirt Day Competition

Wed May 18 03:22pm

Please remind your child to wear wacky pink clothes to school on Friday 20 May and bring a gold coin donation. 


From the Sumner School Student Council