News & Events

Latest Notifications

Parent Working Bee

Sat May 21 05:26pm

Just a reminder that the Parent Working Bee is at tomorrow.  Bring along your gardening tools and we would appreciate one trailer if anyone has one.  Let’s hope for fine weather!


Office Unattended

Mon May 09 09:34am


Just a quick note to let you know that our school office is unattended today.   Please leave a message if you have an urgent request and someone will get back to you.

Thanks you


Office Closed

Wed Apr 13 09:09am


Unfortunately we have needed to close the office today.  Please leave a message on the answering machine and someone will get back to you.

Thank you

Turua School Bus

Sun Apr 10 05:00pm


This alert is to let our families know that the Turua School Bus will not be running in the mornings this week due to driver shortages through COVID.

It will run as normal in the afternoons.


Mon Apr 04 10:53am


Today we have 10 active confirmed cases amongst students and 1 confirmed staff member.

Thank you to those who continue to inform us of confirmed cases.


COVID UPDATE 29/03/2022

Tue Mar 29 03:45pm

Today we have 10 active COVID cases across the school including 2 teachers.

We have managed to confirm a relief teacher for tomorrow who will supervise any students in our senior rooms unable to stay at home for online learning.

On Thursday we will combine any students attending onsite learning and Friday we will welcome back all our senior students who aren’t isolating.

I know this is a challenging time for parents and thank you to those who continue to monitor their child’s health and test accordingly.

COVID update

Sun Mar 27 03:35pm

Thank you once again for your support on Friday with 3 out of our 5 teachers away due to COVID and isolation requirements.  This coming week we will still have many staff away and are asking those students in Mangopare and Kaitaki that can, to stay at home and participate in online learning.  This has already been set up on your seesaw/google classroom page and can be accessed by all students in the senior rooms. If you are able to keep your child at home please send us a message via email or seesaw. to minimise the need for phone calls in the morning. We will provide supervision for those students who cannot be supervised at home. We will review our situation on Wednesday afternoon to see if we can make any changes.

We currently have 5 student and 2 teacher active COVID cases at Turua school.  They are in Kaitaki, Mangopare and Patiki. Please continue to monitor your child’s health for any symptoms and continue to inform us of any positive results.

Thank you.


Wed Mar 23 09:26am

Our teacher in Patiki has tested positive for COVID and is currently isolating.  At this stage staff will cover and onsite learning can continue.  


Mon Mar 21 11:01am


Just updating our COVID cases at Turua School.  We have 1 new case in the junior team and 1 confirmed case in our senior team.  Currently these are our only 2 active cases. Thank you for continuing to be diligent in checking for symptoms.  It is greatly appreciated.



Seesaw is a platform for student engagement that inspires students of all ages to do their best, and saves teachers time! Students use creative tools to take pictures, draw, record videos and more to capture learning in a portfolio. Teachers find or create activities to share with students.The Seesaw platform is used for homework activities as well as in class work.

Parents are also notified by the class teacher about classroom and school activities and events via the Seesaw platform. Parents can also Seesaw their child’s teacher.

Families only have access to their child’s journal. This means you will see student work tagged with your child’s name and posts the teacher tags with ‘Everyone’. Families will also be able to see any comment made by another user on their child’s journal posts.

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Our School App is what we use for general School-Wide communication. You can download the School App to receive Alert Notifications, read the latest newsletter, view upcoming events, submit an absence and more.

To download the School App, search SchoolAppsNZ in the App Store or Google Play Store, and then search Te Aroha Primary School in the search bar in the app.

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