Monday, January 30, 2017


Welcome to Piako Rua for 2017. We have planned a fun and exciting learning year for your child.

Like last year, Piako Rua will be operating out of LC 15 and LC 16. These are the two classrooms on the left hand side of the staff carpark. Whilst we will be working together collaboratively, each child will have a Whanau Teacher who will be responsible for communicating with parents. Please feel free to pop in and meet us. We are looking forward to seeing you and working with your child.

The first day of school is on Thursday 2th February. Your child can enter through the classroom door in LC 15 and can hang their bag on their designated bag-hook. We will not be starting swimming on the first day of school but will let you when swimming is due to start (hopefully the weather will warm up soon).

We would also recommend your child bring a pencil case to have in the classroom. This will contain their pens, crayons and a glue stick. We feel that the children’s self-management skills will benefit from them being responsible for their own belongings.

As you would have seen on the Riverdale School App, stationery will be available on the first day of school. Please would you ensure that you clearly name everything and then return it to school. We would like to begin writing in their books after Waitangi weekend.

During the year, we will keep you updated with App alerts and we also make regular posts on our blog. Please make sure you subscribe to Piako Rua alerts on the App and or blog can be found at

Please remind your child to bring their sunhat to school each day as hats are compulsory in Term One.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to let the teachers know as we would love to help.

Warmest regards

Jo Lunn, Lynette Kenyon and Sarah Ruawai

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