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Term 1 2019 – Thursday 31st January 2019 to Friday 12th April 2019

Kia ora koutou.  Hello everyone.


A huge thank you to all those using the drop off zone in the afternoons, the year has started amazingly with most of you not turning up until the gate opens at 3:05pm and so the children are ready and waiting. Most days by 3:15 we have no queue to get in at all and everyone is moving round and doing the loop if their child is not there waiting. This has made the end of school so much smoother and most importantly safe for your children so a big thank you!

Just in case you have grandparents or other family members who may pick up your children from the drop off zone, or are new to the school, a leaflet explaining how it works will come home with oldest and only children today.

Netball notices

Today notices were handed out regarding playing netball this year to ALL year 1, 2 and 3 children and all those who expressed an interest in years 4, 5 and 6. If your child has either lost their notice or did not collect one and you would like them to play netball, then please go to the school website and under Parent Information/Permissions Slips you will find three notices you can download and print off, one for years 1-4 , one for Year 5 and one for Year 6. Permission slips and fees for netball must be in to the school office by 7th March.

Lunch orders

Please could you make sure you have changed your child’s room number to this year’s class if you make an online or cash lunch order otherwise your child’s lunch goes to the wrong class!

Scholastic Book Orders

Last day for Scholastic book orders is Friday 15th February.

Cybersafety Use Agreements

Cybersafety Use Agreements were sent home last week with Year 2, Year 4 and any new children to the school. Other year groups have completed theirs and do not need to renew.

Digital devices and the Internet play an ever increasing part of children’s lives and their learning. Please take the time to read through the agreement and discuss what this means with your child. This is an ideal opportunity to discuss online safety and what it means to be a good digital citizen. 

We appreciate your support in helping our students become connected, confident users of digital technologies while at the same time remaining safe while online.

Please complete, sign and return the form to your child’s classroom teacher. If you cannot find the agreement please ask for another one or go to the school website – Parent Information-Permission slips and you can download one from there.

Board of Trustees Meeting

The next Board meeting will be held at 7:00pm in the Administration building on Wednesday 27th February. Anyone is welcome to come along.

Planning for emergency situations

We have a basic emergency kit for each classroom that could be used in the event of a traumatic incident such as an earthquake or lockdown. Each class is provided with a toilet bucket and paper, rubber gloves, plastic cups and spoons and water. To complete the kit could you please send a can of food to your child’s teacher(s)that has a ring pull? The teacher will store these in the classroom for the year. At the end of the year the food will be donated to the Salvation Army food bank. Many thanks.

Sweet Treats at school

After having many sweet treats brought to school in past years for teachers to give out on birthdays, Easter, Halloween etc we decided that this is not a practice we should be encouraging at school. Some children have serious dairy, gluten, nut and other allergies and we know some families would not want their children having the lollies and cakes without knowing about it. Staff do not give out lollies either. However, a planned shared lunch which parents know about that is a one off special occasion is ok.

Please do not bring sweet treats such as birthday cakes, bags of lollies, cup cakes etc to school for the children.


The first Friends of the School (FOTS) meeting for 2019 will be held on Monday, 25 February at 7.30pm in the staff room. All are welcome, so please come along and join us!
For those that are new to the school, the FOTS committee plan and run events to raise funds for the school (and is a really good way to meet other people at the school). In the past, events have included school discos, quiz night, chocolate sales, and movie nights. We are always looking for new ideas, so don’t be shy! This meeting will focus on a schedule of events for the year and volunteers to help run them. But don’t fear about FOTS consuming all your spare time – we all know how valuable free time is! – the commitment is as much, or as little, as you can spare.
For more information, feel free to contact Katie Elliott on, who is organising the first meeting. Likewise, if you’re keen to get involved but are unable to attend on 25 February, let Katie know and we’ll add you to the FOTS list.

Upcoming Events

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