Pekerau Primary School - 742 Te Rahu Rd, Te Awamutu 3800 | Phone: 07-871 6025

2019 Dates of Interest! 


Office open 24 January 10-2pm

Term 1  Tuesday 29th January - Friday 12th April

Term 2   Monday 29th April - Friday 5th July 

Term 3   Monday 22nd  July - Friday 27th September

Term 4   Monday 14th October - 1Monday 16th December   (half day)

Book these dates in and look out for the accompanying newsletter.  We're doing our best to keep you informed well in advance but please understand that sometimes dates have to change for reasons beyond our control.  Any changes will be communicated through our newsletter.    


Term 1

29 Jan-12 April 

Term 2

29 April- 5 July 

Term 3

22 July- 27 Sept 

Term 4 

14 Oct-16 Dec

6th Feb- Waitangi Day.  School Closed 

Week 2- Meet the whanau (date TBC) 

Week 4- School Leaders Engerzier day 

Week 9- Year 5/6 Camp 

TBC- Community Consultation re: Health Curriculum 

19-21st April-Easter 

25th April- Anzac Day 

12th May-Mother's Day

17th May- PINK shirt day 

27th-31st May- Samoan Language Week 

3rd June- Queen's Birthday.  School Closed 

4-7th June-Book Week 

10th June- Matariki 

12-14th June-Field Days 

14th June- ALL Te Awamutu Schools CLOSED for Teacher Only Day. 

26th June- Student led conferences and Reports go home 

TBC- School Production 

12th-16th August- Maths Week 

1st Sept-1 Fathers Day 

9th-13th Sept- Maori Language Week 

19th Sept- Interschool Speech Competition 

19th Sept-Waipa Small Nix Tournament

20th Sept- Interschool  Cross Country 

TBC- Hockey Tournament, Squash Tournament, Whole School Cross Country 

28th Oct- Labour Day.  School Closed 

5th Nov-Guy Fawkes 

6th Dec- Interschool Athletics

TBC-Year 6 Graduation 

12th Dec- School Prizegiving  

13th Dec- School Tabloids 

Pekerau  Curriculum 2019

Social Studies  Week 1-4

  • Recap PB4L values 

  • Explicit PB4L lessons

  • Develop class treaty/classroom matrix

  • Getting to know each other and our environment/ community 

Health Week 5-11

  • Puberty (seniors) 

  • Keeping ourselves Safe (Bullying)

  • Developing bodies

  • How the brain works

  • Student led Inquiries into how the body works/changes/develops 

The Arts 

Telling our story through Dance, Drama, Music, Visual Arts  (Production)

How do cultures around the world tell their stories?  

  • E.g. Fables, myths and legends, oral, written, through song etc.

  • How did our ancestors share their stories? 

  • Pepeha-what story does a pepeha tell? 

  • What is the story of Matariki?  

  • Do other cultures celebrate Matariki?  

  • What stories are important to us in NZ, in Te Awamutu, in Pekerau? 


Using our intellectual and practical resources to create technological outcomes, which expand human possibilities by addressing needs and realising opportunities.

  • Student inquiries into the design, making, advertising process

  • Creating things to market/ sell 

  • Garden to table 

  • Fonterra farm visit-what is the process to get milk from the cow to our fridges?  

  • What product could you make/advertise/sell to support the Rugby World cup? 

Science-Living World 

Develop an understanding of  how living things interact with each other and with the non-living environment.

  • Waipa Beautification projects e.g. planting native seedlings, adopting an area to clean up and/or develop 

  • Learn about the ecosystem of that area.  What grows/live  there and how can we support sustainability in this area

  • Potato in a bucket challenge

  • Enviro activities (recycling)