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Term 2 ends tomorrow, Friday 8th July at 3pm

Term 3 starts Monday 25th July at 9am

Kia ora koutou.  Hello everyone.

The Home/School Partnership Team have been on the look out for activities your children might enjoy over the coming school holidays and below are a selection of events happening locally. Thank you once again to all our families who support the school and your children’s learning and development. 

School Holiday Events

There are lots of opportunities locally to engage children in learning and arts appreciation these July holidays.

  • There are Art Classes from July 11- 22 at Mairangi Arts Centre in Mairangi Bay and Lake House Arts Centre in Takapuna.
  • Mister Maker and the Shapes is being performed at Bruce Mason Theatre July 8-10.
  • Spike Milligan’s Badjelly the Witch (a real favourite) is being performed at The Pumphouse Theatre from July 9-23.
  • Game On! Takes place at all Auckland Libraries each day of the holidays. All Auckland libraries are participating.

Here are some of the activities planned for East Coast Bays Library.

Paper Plane Race Day     Tuesday 12 July, 11.30am
Become a paper pilot! Make and race your own paper plane in all sorts of ways. This event will be held in the Leisure Centre, meet in the library first.

Black Stacks World Champs     Wednesday 13 July, 11.30am
Watch the sport stacking national team’s amazing stacking skills. You can give it a go and even buy your own official set of speed stack cups.

Roald Dahl Double Up     Friday 15 July, 1.30pm
Two great events for Roald Dahl fans! Dress up as a character from one of his books and come for Nick Duval-Smith’s storytelling show, then stay for the Roald Dahl digital team quiz. Bring your own device if you have one for the quiz.

Hip Hop Hurray!   Tuesday 19 July, 1.30pm
Get active, show your stuff. Learn cool Hip Hop moves for the Hip Hop challenge! This event will be held in the Leisure Centre, meet in the library first.

Boredom Busting Board Games    Wednesday 20 July, 1.30pm
Bring, play, share or swap your favourite board games with other game-friendly players.

Get Your Game On!    Thursday 21 July, 11.30am

Fun, active games of all sorts including team challenges and rewards. This event will be held in the Leisure Centre. Meet in the library first.

Z is for Zumba ®    Saturday 23 July, 11.30am
Join us for Zumba ® Fun for kids of all ages (parents welcome too)! This event will be held in the Leisure Centre if numbers require it. Meet in the library first.

Strep Throat

If your child has a persistant sore throat then have it checked out by your family doctor. Sometimes a sore throat is caused by Streptococcus bacteria (strep throat), which can lead to rheumatic fever if it is not treated with antibiotics. Rheumatic fever is a serious illness because it can cause heart damage.

Friends of The School (FoTS) News

QUIZ NIGHT – our biggest fundraiser of the year is coming up on Saturday 6th August 2016.  Book your tickets online via and join us for a fabulous fun night and support raising money for our school and children.  See the flyer for details and get a group of friends together – it is such fun!  Loads of auctions, prizes, raffles, games and much more.  It’s a great chance to socialise as a school community so come and join us. 

If you have any contacts or work for an organisation who would like to donate to our Quiz Night, please put your hand up and contact Morag on or 021 041 2922.  Last year we raised a massive $13,000 so let’s aim higher this year!  A big thank you to our main quiz night sponsor Russell Thomas from Barfoot & Thompson Torbay.

Hamper and raffle items – if you’re sorting through things at home these holidays, please bring in any luxury food & wine, toiletries and sweets/chocolates that we can use to put raffles together.  If you have items please drop them in at the school office.  Last year we had wonderful items to make up hampers for the raffles which meant a lot of people went home with prizes!  Thank you in advance for your help.

WHAT THE FAT EVENING – a big thank you to Judi Jones and Mary-Ann Du Toit as well as all the FOTS members, helpers and supporters who made the evening such a huge success.  Thanks to the sponsors Paper Plus Browns Bay, New World Browns Bay, Pak ‘n Save Albany, The Collective Dairy Company, Inside Out Pilates, Carol Sequoia, Tasti, Sun Valley and The Mad Butcher for contributing to our event.  We had a great turnout so thank you to everyone who came along to a very interesting evening which raised $1,678 for our school. 

Upcoming Events

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