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June-July Newsletter

Mon Jul 04 12:26pm



Netball Draw for Monday 4th July.

Fri Jul 01 10:45am

Monrad Mana vs PNINS Blue. 6:05pm, court 2.

Monrad Eke Kairanga vs Roslyn Te Marama. 5:10pm, court 3

Monrad Manwarahi vs Whakarongo Fever. 4:15pm, court 6.

Monrad Wahine Toa vs Te Kawau Smash. 5:10pm, court 5.

Monrad Manawaroa vs Tokomaru. 6:05pm, court 3.

Good Luck to all teams, last game for Term 2.

Kia Ora, In-school Tennis Competition is canceled today after school due to the weather.

Wed Jun 29 03:28pm

ICAS Assessments: If you wish to have your child participate in ICAS this year, please: complete the following google form.

Wed Jun 29 01:15pm

Google Form Link

What is ICAS? 
ICAS is an online academic competition that is designed to assess students’ higher-order thinking and problem-solving skills in English, Mathematics, Science, Writing,  and Digital Technologies. 
Each assessment celebrates students’ accomplishments by providing opportunities for recognition and development. Every student who participates will receive a printed certificate and an online results report. Top performers will be eligible for medals.  

Learn more about ICAS here (

SuperSport Girls Rugby.

Tue Jun 28 02:59pm

Date of SuperSport Rugby: Term 3, Week 2 Wednesday 3rd August.

Girls will have trials/skill sessions every day at lunchtime (12:45-1:25). Please make sure they have a mouthguard and old clothes. They will require boots to play in this fixture. (boots are not needed in term 2).

There will be a practice game against Masterton Intermediate in Term 3, week 1, Wednesday 27th July. This will be played at Monrad. 10:30am kick-off.

Thanks from the coaching staff. Jono and JT. If you have any questions please get in touch.

Jono –

JT –


True Hoops Holiday Basketball Camp

Mon Jun 27 11:47am

See attached for information regrading the True Hoops Basketball camps this holiday, run by Miles Pearce, who has been working with all of our students this term.

True Hoops July Camp

Netball Draw for Monday 27th June.

Sat Jun 25 05:24pm

Monrad Mana vs Huntley A. 4:15pm on court 2.

Monrad Eke Kairanga vs North Street Tainui. 5:10pm on court 2.

Monrad Manwarahi vs Roslyn Te Marama. 4:15pm on court 4

Monrad Wahine Toa vs PNINS Ferns. 6:05pm on court 4.

Monrad Manawaroa vs Halcombe B. 5:10pm on court 9.

Good luck. Monrad Mana.


Wed Jun 22 07:45pm

Kia ora whānau,

Arohamai for the confusion out there for some whānau, Tomorrow’s Matariki festival IS mufti for our ākonga (students).

 See you early in the morning, wrapped up nice and warm!

COVID-19 Updates for Whānau

Wed Jun 22 02:48pm



Pae Tamariki 2022

Mon Jun 20 03:04pm

Our kapa ‘Te Kura Waenga o Tirohanga’ will perform on the Pae Tamariki stage at 11:30 am on Tuesday 5th July at The Regent Theatre on Broadway. This year we have over 90 tamariki performing. Gold coin entry at the door. Nau mai haere mai e te whānau! Come and celebrate our tamariki-mokopuna.

COVID-19 Updates for Whānau

Thu Jun 16 01:01pm



Immunisations dTap and HPV

Tue Jun 14 11:28am

Kia ora,

Immunisation forms will be coming home with your tamaiti in the next couple of days.

The vaccines are:

 For all Year 7 students – 1 dose as part of the National Immunisation Schedule
dTap (diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis vaccination)

For all Year 8 students – 2 doses as part of the National Immunisation Schedule
HPV (Human Papillomavirus vaccinations)

Please fill in the form and return to school by Wednesday 22nd June. Even if you do not wish your tamaiti to be vaccinated at school or if they have already been vaccinated please fill in Section B and return to school.

The first of the doses will be administered here at school on the 1st August 2022.

The second is yet to be confirmed.

Catch up clinics will be scheduled and you will be notified.




Mon Jun 13 02:55pm

Tuesday (14/6) At Home Learning Day

Mon Jun 13 10:40am

Tēnā tātou katoa. We want to advise our whānau that due to so many staff being away tomorrow and so much sickness going around in our hapori (community), Tuesday 14/6 (Tomorrow) will also be an at-home learning day for all students. All students will remain home on this day to learn through their Google Classrooms or set tasks. Parents that are unable to supervise their tamariki can send students to school. There will be a small group of kaiako who will remain on site. 

Puanga – Te Iwa o Matariki Festival Form Reminder

Sun Jun 12 09:26pm

Tēnā tātou katoa. A friendly reminder if you haven’t done so already, please take 2 minutes to fill in the below form to indicate whether your whānau will be attending the Puanga Te Iwa o Matariki Festival on Thursday 23rd of June and if you require our pick service. You do not need to do anything else if you have already filled in this form. 


Netball Draw for Monday 13th June

Fri Jun 10 10:31am

Monrad Eke Kairanga vs Huntley A at 4:15pm on court 2.

Monrad Mana vs St Joseph’s Dynamos at 5:10pm on court 2.

Monrad Manwarahi vs Ross 8A1 at 4:15pm on court 4.

Monrad Wahine Toa vs FIS Aroha at 4:15pm on court 5.

Monrad Manawaroa vs North Street Ruahine at 6:05pm on court 9.

Cancellation – If you haven’t heard from your coach or there is no cancellation alert on the school app. Please be there with plenty of time before your start time. 

COVID-19 Updates for Whānau

Thu Jun 09 12:57pm



Reminder – At home learning day next Monday (13/6)

Tue Jun 07 11:08am

As advised in last week’s newsletter, next Monday, the 13th of June, will be an at-home learning day for all students. This will allow staff members to attend Te Ahu o te Reo Māori PLD Wānanga. All students will remain at home on this day to learn through their Google Classrooms or their set tasks. Parents that are unable to supervise their tamariki can send students to school. There will be a small group of kaiako who will remain on site. 

Inter-school Cross Country in Ashhurst tomorrow.

Mon Jun 06 04:36pm

Kia Ora,

Reminder to all students who are representing Monrad to meet by the flag pole by 8:15am tomorrow morning. Bus leaves at 8:20am.

Good luck to everyone. Monrad Mana.

Te Iwa o Matariki attendance form.

Thu Jun 02 05:44pm

Apologies we have had some issues with the link, it is all sorted now. Please fill in the form (Click here)

COVID-19 Updates for Whānau

Thu Jun 02 02:51pm



Reminder – Teachers Only Day Tomorrow (Friday, 3/6)

Thu Jun 02 02:46pm

As previously advised, we have Teachers Only Day tomorrow, Friday 3rd June. Our kaiako will be involved in Pāngarau and DMIC (Mathematics) professional learning development. Kura will be closed for instruction. Enjoy the long weekend. 

Super Sport Badminton.

Thu Jun 02 11:46am

If your child would like to be selected to represent Monrad for  the Super Sport Badminton. 

Event date: Wednesday 15th June.

We have 2 trial dates.They are as follows:

Wednesday 8th June 3:00pm – 4:30pm, in the school hall.

Thursday 9th June 8:00am – 9:00am, in the school hall.. 

Please contact Jono if you have any questions. or 0275 300 365.

No Netball games on Monday 6th due to it being Queens birthday.

Wed Jun 01 02:27pm

In-school tennis comp at Awapuni courts today is unfortunately canceled . Sorry for inconvenience.

Wed Jun 01 02:21pm

May Newsletter

Wed Jun 01 11:14am




Mon May 30 03:10pm

Tough Guy & Gal Challenge tomorrow.

Mon May 30 02:17pm

Just a reminder if your child is competing in this event we will be leaving from school tomorrow at 9am. Please meet in Jono’s room at 8:45am. Ready to go.

Race start times: 3km Big Rascals (year 7&8) 10.00am.

Prize giving will take place at 12.00pm. There are heaps of great spot prizes but you must be present to be eligible for these.

Footwear – compulsory Shoes are compulsory for ALL competitors. Due to the nature of the course and the number of competitors spiked shoes are not permitted to be worn and it is highly advised that you tape your shoes onto your ankles as the swamp may gobble them up.

Changing facilities – Toilets – Showers both male and female changing facilities are available. Hot showers are available but please limit your shower to a maximum of two minutes to allow for others. Please use the cold wash down showers before using the hot showers to remove mud. Bring a towel and warm clothes for afterwards.

2022 Pub Charity Manawatu Schools Individual Table Tennis Championships

Mon May 30 01:10pm

Dear Parents/Caregivers.

Please fill in this google form if you wish your child to enter into this event.

Event date: Wednesday 29th June. (Term 2, week 9).
Start time: 9:00am.
Venue: Barber Hall, Waldegrave Street, Palmerston North.

Note: Jono Hurley (sports coordinator) will travel with the Monrad students to this event.
We will travel as a team in the school van. Leaving at 8:30am from school.
The school will cover the entry fee for this event.
Entries close: Thursday 23rd June.

COVID-19 Updates for Whānau

Sun May 29 06:53pm



Teachers Only Day Friday 3rd of June

Fri May 27 01:50pm

Tēnā tātou e te whānau. Please be advised that we have teachers only day next Friday 3rd of June. The kura will be closed for instruction. Enjoy the long weekend. 

Monrad Kickboxing Club.

Mon May 23 04:14pm

Kia ora e te whānau o Tirohanga

The students of Monrad Intermediate have a wonderful opportunity to take part in a new school Kickboxing Club.This club will be run once a week on a Monday from 3.30 pm to 4.30 pm at Jason Nicholsons’s Scorpion Thai Kickboxing Gym on 106 King St in Palmerston North.

It will cost each student $30 per term, and this will run through to the end of the year. Students will need to purchase their own mouthguard and handwraps, but gloves and shin guards will be provided for the training sessions. Unfortunately, due to unpaid sports fees costing our school a lot of money in recent years, we have adopted a policy that all fees must be paid prior to the competition starting, to ensure a spot in the club. Fees will need to be paid by May the 26th (next Friday). The first 10 students to sign up and pay fees will be the students chosen for the club for Term 2.

Start date: Monday 30th May.

Please register via this  link 

Contact: Sam Nickolls if you have any questions.

COVID-19 Updates for Whānau

Sun May 22 08:11pm



Pink Shirt Day Friday 20th May (mufti day) No donation.

Thu May 19 10:45am

Monrad Te Kura Waenga o Tirohanga will celebrate Pink Shirt Day on Friday.  Students can wear anything pink including facepaint, hairspray, tutu’s etc.  Pou Akonga (Pupil leaders) will have some pink items available to students from 8.30am on Friday morning.

Pink Shirt Day is about working together to stop bullying by celebrating diversity and promoting kindness and inclusiveness.
It’s about creating a community where all people feel safe, valued and respected, regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, religion or cultural background.


Cross Country inter-school.

Wed May 18 11:11am

Dear Parents/Caregivers,

Please fill out this form if you would like your child to trial for the inter-school cross country.

What: The event for Year 7-8 inter-school cross country.
When: Week 6. Tuesday 7th June.

More information to follow soon.

Badminton practise every Thursday.

Wed May 11 04:04pm

If your child would like to give badminton a go, we are running a practise from 8-9am every Thursday morning in the school hall. 

There is also Super Sport Badminton in week 7. This is the chance to show us how good you are. 
All gear is available to use. 

COVID-19 Update for Whānau

Fri May 06 11:39am



Junior Tough Guy and Gal Challenge

Tue May 03 03:21pm

Students from Monrad who would like to participate in this event on Tuesday 31st May 2022 can enter using the attached link.  We will provide chaperones and transport by bus to and from this event. You can enter and pay ($27) online.

Term 2, 2022 (Pānui for Whānau)

Thu Apr 28 04:48pm

Ko Tirohanga ki runga, ko Tirohanga ki roto, Ko Tirohanga ki raro, ko Tirohanga ki waho. Kei ngā tini aituā huhua o te wā, haere, haere, okioki atu rā.Tātou ngā urupā o rātou mā, tēnā rā tātou katoa.

E te whānau, hoki hoki mai rā. Welcome back to term 2. Our kaimahi are eagerly anticipating the return of our tamariki next week, and we wanted to give you an update on what the beginning of term 2 looks like for our kura.

Face masks at Orange
Face masks are one of the key health measures to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in indoor settings. It’s strongly encouraged that face masks continue to be worn by ākonga and staff when indoors.  

Visitors on Site
We ask that visitors to the school, including parents and whānau, wear a mask whenever they are indoors on school grounds. Please also remember to sign in at the office. 

We will continue hosting outdoor whole school assemblies (weather dependent), and our team assemblies, shared karakia/paepae, and whakawhiti mauri will resume in the hall. 

Our whole school Auahatanga (Creativity Programme), kicks off next Wednesday 4th of May. 

Noho Marae (Ngā Iti Rearea) and Hui ā-Whānau (Tahuna-ā-Rua)
These kaupapa will be going ahead this term. Noho marae will be held during the school week, beginning on a Monday at 9:00 am and finishing on Tuesday at 3:00 pm. A pānui will be sent to whānau next week with further information and dates. Please keep an eye out for alerts on the School App and Facebook pages. 

If your tamaiti displays cold or flu-like symptoms, please keep them at home. If a tamaiti displays these symptoms at kura, we will call you to pick them up. We will keep all the other health measures in place to slow the spread of COVID-19. These include ensuring our indoor spaces are well-ventilated, maintaining good hand hygiene and sneeze etiquette, and physical distancing whenever we can. 

We are looking forward to fewer restrictions and returning to kura next week. 

Ngā tauwhirotanga

Nā Matt rāua ko Lewis.

Kai Available for Whānau

Thu Apr 14 12:53pm

Mōrena e te whānau. We have received an abundance of kai this morning, compliments of Whaea Jodie and the Iwi Collective.

If you or your whānau would like some sent home with your tamariki please contact Whaea Huhana (Susan) at the office on 3579777 or


April Newsletter

Wed Apr 13 01:57pm



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