Room 9 - Year 4/5

Teacher: Natalie Heke

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Term Letter

Kia ora Whānau, Parents and Caregivers

This year Matua Regan and Lori Norton are the teachers for Room 11.  We are job sharing with Mrs Norton teaching on Monday and Tuesday, and Matua Regan on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.   

About Mrs Norton: 

I have been a primary school teacher for 13 years and taught a range of year levels from NE level through to Year 6. I have a background in Science with a BSc in Physiology and Animal Science and also love working with animals. I have a 3 year old daughter called Lily and a 6 year old son called Winter. My husband’s name is Mead Norton, he is from the USA and is a sport and lifestyle photographer. In my spare time I enjoy horse riding and mountain biking. I have a passion for teaching and always try my hardest to teach my learners in a way that is both fun and interesting for them.  My teaching strengths include mathematics, literacy, PE and Science. I am looking forward to getting to know your child and helping them to make progress with their learning journey.  I will always encourage your child to be curious about their learning and to develop important skills that are transferable between different curriculum areas to prepare them for their future.

About Matua Regan:

 I have been teaching at Rotokawa School for approximately 3 terms and am thoroughly enjoying my time here. I am also the Assistant Principal leading duties such as: Sports Co-ordinator, PB4L, Assessment and Data and leading the Middle and Senior School. I am also currently completing my post-graduate in Digital and Collaborative Learning. I am married to Helen who is also a school teacher and we have 3 children. Teina (8), Shannon-Lee (6) and Maika (4). We live in Te Puke. My interests include: whanau time, fishing, sports, coaching rugby and bowls. I am looking forward to 2018 and working in a job share with Mrs Norton. I am passionate about my job and encourage all students to be risk takers. I want all tamariki(children) to leave Rotokawa School with positive experiences they will never forget. I also believe that building strong positive relationships with all whanau is important in each child’s learning. I look forward to meeting you all and sharing your child’s learning throughout the year. 

“Na to rourou, naku to rourou, ka ora ai te iwi”

“with your contribution and our contribution, we will thrive”


You can email us on or Please pop in to see us at any time if you have any queries or if there is something that you want to talk about. If you have not signed up to our class dojo send us an email and we will send you a link to join.  Class dojo is also a great way to stay in touch and to see your child’s achievements or what we have been up to in class.

Term 1 Learning:

  • Inquiry: Being a Rotokawa Akonga
  • Maths Focus: Week 1-5 number knowledge, place value, basic facts
  • Strand Focus: Statistics
  • Science: Nature of Science and Living World
  • Literacy: Linking with our Learners Inquiry and living world science 

Nga mihi

Matua Regan and Lori Norton

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Helping Hands

Help Request Est.Time
Friends of the School help 2.5 hours
Transport and support 1 hour
Reading Buddies Needed 1 hour
Garden Help Needed 1 hour

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