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Term 2 finishes at 3pm tomorrow Friday 7 July 

Kia ora koutou.  Hello everyone.

After a busy and productive term, school will finish at the normal time of 3pm tomorrow and term 3 starts at 9am on Monday 24th July.

New Zealand-A-Thon

A huge thank you for your support of the NZ-a-thon which raised over $10,000 which has helped support a variety of projects in our school including furniture to store the musical instruments in the new Te Whare Toi building, resources that support the play based learning part of the curriculum in year 1 and storage units for iPads and tablets that will keep them secure and charge them at the same time. Thank you so much.

Friends of The School (FoTS) News

Quiz Night Fundraiser

Do you own a business, or are you involved with or work for a business that might like to make a donation towards our upcoming Quiz Night Fundraiser?  We are starting to collect vouchers and items that we can auction off on the night.  Please contact Lisa Radford (021 109 4997) if you can help with a voucher or item for this.  Thanks.

Saturday 12th August.  Tickets will be available for sale online soon at $15 each.  Tables available for up to 10 people.  Keep an eye on our FOTS Facebook Page for more information coming soon.

Ice Skate Tour – July school holidays

The Ice Skate Tour is back for the July school holidays!  We will also have a van on site over the weekend selling donuts and hot dogs.  Spread the word! 

The Ice Skate Tour will be open at our school hall on the following dates and times:

Friday 7th July – 3pm-8pm

Saturday 8th July – 10am-5pm

Sunday 9th July – 10am-5pm

Monday 10th July – 10am-5pm

Tuesday 11th July – 10am-5pm

Wednesday 12th July – 10am -8pm

Thursday 13th July – 10am-5pm


Ice Skate Tour

Holiday ideas from the Home/School Partnership Team

It is the end of term again!!

The Home/School Partnership Team has found some local activities and events your children might enjoy over the coming school holidays. There are lots of opportunities to engage children in learning and arts appreciation while also having fun.

The Mathletics and Reading Eggs/Eggspress programmes can be used over the holiday period also. Keeping learning going over the break helps to avoid the holiday slump.

  • Mairangi Arts Centre is running a School Holiday Programme from 10 – 21 July      Phone 478 2237
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show is running at Bruce Mason Centre from 18 – 22 July
  • The Great Piratical Rumbustification is on at Pumphouse Theatre from 8 – 22 July
  • Dinosaurs and Dragons is on at Stardome, Epsom from 10 – 21 July
  • At Auckland Libraries throughout the region the theme for the July holidays is


What Lies Beneath . . .  HSP pic

What lies beneath … the sea, the ground … even your bed!

This programme focuses on the theme of exploring the world below us.

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

Seed Jar
Monday, 10 July   10.30am – 11.30am
Grow a seed in a jar. Take it away and keep a log as your seed grows. Bring a jar if possible (some provided.)

What Lies Beneath Movie Time
Tuesday 11 July 2:15 pm 3:45 pm
An animated version of the classic children’s book “The Borrowers”.

Marble Pipe Run 
Friday, 14 July, 10.30am – 11.30am
Create a marble run from pipes, tubes, jars and tape. Recommended age 6+

Rhyme Time- Oceans and Fish 
Saturday, 15 July 10.30am – 11.30am
Stories and songs about oceans and fish. Explore the Hauraki Gulf with an augmented reality app which brings the fish to life.

What Lies Beneath Movie Time- The Water Horse 
Tuesday, 18 July, 2:15pm – 4pm
A mysterious egg hatches a sea creature of Celtic mythology. The creature befriends a lonely boy and will eventually be known as the Loch Ness Monster.

Bendy Paper Fish.
Wednesday 19 July, 10.30am -11.30am
Create a bendy, colourful paper fish.

Archaeology and Dinosaur Hunt 
Friday, 21 July 10.30am – 11.30am
Storytime. Learn about archaeology and dinosaurs and have fun searching the library for our dinosaur exhibits.

We hope these suggestions help. Enjoy the holiday break.

Upcoming Events

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