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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Latest Notifications

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

World Vision 40Hr Famine

Mon Jun 27 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

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

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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 

COVID-19 CASE UPDATE – MONDAY

Mon May 16 03:44pm

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 5 in Rapanui who was last at school on Friday. 


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


The 3rd case is a child in Room 17 in Awaroa who was last at school on Thursday. 


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 

COVID-19 CASE UPDATE – FRIDAY

Fri May 13 03:39pm

Kia ora e te whānau, 


Today we have been notified that we have 2 new Covid-19 cases at school.


The first case is a child in Room 11 in Tuawera who was last at school yesterday. 


The second case is a staff member 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 me directly of any positive cases. Many thanks for your continued support. Take care. 


Anna Granger, Principal 

Covid 19 – Case Update

Thu May 12 03:13pm

Kia ora e te whānau, 


Today we have been notified that we have four new Covid-19 cases at school. The cases are students in Rooms 17, 18 & 10 in the Awaroa & Tuawera Team. The Room 10 & 17 students were last at school yesterday. The other two students from Room 18 were 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. Please also continue to notify me directly of any positive cases. Many thanks for your continued support. Take care. 


Anna Granger, Principal 

PTA PRE-LOVED CLOTHING SALE – Date change and donation requests…

Tue May 10 03:33pm

The PTA have decided to postpone the Pre-loved Clothing Sale until 22 June. 


Please check out the poster below and bring all clothing donations to the School Office by 17 June. 


Thank you for supporting this great PTA fundraiser! 


Please click to read

COVID-19 CASE UPDATE- MONDAY

Mon May 09 07:07pm

Kia ora e te whānau, 


We have 1 new Covid-19 case at school. The case is a child in Room 5 in Rapanui 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 

Team Curriculum Newsletters Term 2 2022

Fri May 06 04:10pm

 



Rapanui Team Newsletter



Tuawera Team Newsletter



Te Onepoto Team Newsletter



Awaroa Team Newsletter

Newsletter No.7 May 6, 2022

Fri May 06 03:08pm

 



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COVID-19 CASE UPDATE – THURSDAY

Thu May 05 03:40pm

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 on Monday. 


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 

COVID-19 CASE UPDATE – WEDNESDAY

Wed May 04 03:57pm

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 4 in Rapanui 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 

ORANGE SETTING REMINDER:

Sun May 01 06:02pm

Kia ora e te whānau, 


If you haven’t done so already, just a quick reminder to read the attached Orange Setting update which contains important updates for drop off, pick up and mask wearing for the return to school tomorrow. 


Please click to read


Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow! 


Ngā mihi,


Anna Granger, Principal

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Covid Protection Framework Orange Setting information for return to school.

Fri Apr 29 11:07am

Kia ora e te whānau, 


Please have a read of the attached letter with important updates for the start of Term 2 regarding pick up and drop off procedures and mask wearing at school. 



Please click to read


For ease of reading, this update can be found on the homepage (bottom left) of our school website. 


Ngā mihi nui, 


Anna Granger, Principal. 

IMPORTANT – Covid Protection Framework Orange Setting information for the start of Term 2

Fri Apr 29 09:48am

Orange Setting Letter – Please click to read

Newsletter No. 6 April 13, 2022

Wed Apr 13 02:50pm

 



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End of Term Reminders

Wed Apr 13 10:37am

Kia ora


– Classes cease at the normal time today. 


– Teacher Only Day tomorrow 14 April.


Wishing you a very Happy Easter holiday!


Nga mihi


The Office Team

COVID-19 CASE UPDATE – TUESDAY

Tue Apr 12 04:17pm

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 17 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 me directly of any positive cases. Many thanks for your continued support. Take care. 


Anna Granger, Principal 

COVID-19 CASE UPDATE – MONDAY

Mon Apr 11 03:46pm

Kia ora e te whānau, 


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


The 1st case is a child in Room 19 in Awaroa who was last at school on Friday. 


The 2nd case is a child in Room 18 in Awaroa who was last at school this morning. 


The 3rd case is a staff member in Awaroa who was last at school on Friday. 


The 4th case is a child in Room 10 in Tuawera who was already in isolation and was last at school on 1 April. 


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 HOT CROSS BUN DELIVERY DAY:

Mon Apr 11 10:32am

Many thanks to everyone who supported the PTA with buying buns. A reminder that today is delivery day and buns will be being sent home with your nominated child at school. If your family is away or isolating please contact the Office so we can organise delivery with you. 

COVID-19 CASE UPDATE – FRIDAY

Fri Apr 08 03:19pm

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 17 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 me directly of any positive cases. Many thanks for your continued support. Take care. 


Anna Granger, Principal 

COVID-19 CASE UPDATE – THURSDAY

Thu Apr 07 04:08pm

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 12 in Tuawera who was last at school yesterday. 


The 2nd case is a child in Room 17 in Awaroa who was last at school yesterday. 


The 3rd case is a child in Room 18 in Awaroa 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. Please also continue to notify me directly of any positive cases. Many thanks for your continued support. Take care. 


Anna Granger, Principal 

COVID-19 CASE UPDATE – TUESDAY

Tue Apr 05 05:09pm

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 already in isolation as a Household Contact and was last at school on Monday 28 March. 


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 

COVID-19 CASE UPDATE – MONDAY

Mon Apr 04 02:43pm

Kia ora e te whānau, 


We have been notified that we have 7 new cases of Covid-19 in our school today. 


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


The 2nd case is a child in Room 9 in Tuawera who was last at school on Friday. 


The 3rd case is a child in Room 9 in Tuawera who was last at school on Wednesday. 


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


The 5th case is a child in Room 14 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 Wednesday. 


The 7th case is a child in Room 12 in Tuawera who was last at school on Friday 25th March. 


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


Anna Granger, Principal 

HOUSEHOLD CONTACT UPDATE: Information to support understanding if/when households need to isolate again

Mon Apr 04 01:24pm

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