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Term 2 ends at 3pm on Friday 5th July 2019

Term 3 starts at 9am on Monday 22nd July 2019

Kia ora koutou.  Hello everyone.

New Zealand-a-Thon

A huge thank you for your support of the NZ-a-thon which raised over $10,000.  The funds will support a variety of projects in our school including extra learning resources in the classrooms, furniture, ICT equipment and library books. Thank you so much.

Mid year reports in your child’s bag today

Today Thursday 27th June your child’s mid year report will come home. Please check your child’s bag.

The mid year report is designed to inform you about your child’s learning for this term in numeracy and literacy, where they are in relation to the New Zealand Curriculum and provide next steps to work on with ways you can support learning at home.  Included with the report is an explanation of the levels of the New Zealand Curriculum and expectations of where children should be working for their year level.

In case there are any concerns teachers or parents wish to discuss, we have set aside a limited time for teachers to meet with parents on Thursday 4th July from 3.15pm until 6pm. Please note, these meetings are only for parents whom the teacher has indicated  they would like to meet again OR for parents who have a concern about their child they wish to discuss.  The letter enclosed with the report will tell you how to make any appointment needed.

Of course, any time you have a query, concern or something to celebrate during the year and would like to meet with a teacher, you can phone the office or email the teacher to make an appointment.

Whole School Assembly tomorrow Friday 28th June

Hapori (Team 3) will be leading our whole school assembly tomorrow Friday 28th June at 2pm in the hall. You are all welcome to come along.

Oneroa Kāhui Ako Matariki Festival

Well done to our senior Kapa Haka group who took part in the inaugural Oneroa Kāhui Ako/Community of Learning Matariki Festival held at Sherwood School last Friday morning. All seven schools sent performing arts groups to the festival which was also visited by Education Minister Chris Hipkins, who was very impressed with the standard of the performances. We hope this will become an annual event to be held at different schools each year. The 2020 festival will be held at Long Bay College.

Congratulations Cross Country Team

Many congratulations to our cross country team who ran in the Northern Bays Cluster Schools’ Interschool Cross Country on Monday 24th June and came fourth overall from a total of ten participating schools. Well done also to the following individual children who placed in the top 3 of their age group:

Ryan Ward             3rd  10 Year Old Boys

Harmony Naeata  2nd 9 Year old girls

Isla Elley                2nd  8 Year old Girls

Lucia Sanna          3rd  8 year old girls

Photolife Photos

Online ordering shoot keys were sent home last week and your children’s photos are now uploaded on the Photolife system and ready to view online. Please note all accessing, viewing and ordering is done through Photolife and not through the school.

ICAS (International Competition and Assessment for Schools)

Remember entries for the tests close on Friday 5th July. If your child did not receive a letter/entry form and you wish them to participate you can download the form here ICAS_Parents Letter 2019.

Year 3/4 Junior Basketball Coach wanted for term 3

If you would like to volunteer some time to coach a year 3/4 basketball team please contact Robyn Bennett in Room 23:

Jammies in June

If you would still like to donate a pair of new flannelette PJs (any size but don’t forget the teenagers too!) there is a box in the office to pop them in or you can donate a gold coin. Please have any donations to the school office by Wednesday 3rd July. Thank you to all those families that have donated PJs or money already.

Lost property

Our lost property box is full! If your child has lost property this term please check the box at the back of the hall. Any lost property left at the end of term will be donated to charity.

Upcoming Events

Click here to view the school calendar

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 30 July at 7pm in the staff room. All are welcome! Email for more info.
End of term PJ Party – 5 July
We’re really excited about next week’s end of term PJ Party! Put your PJs/onesies on, grab a beanbag and come join us in the school hall on Friday 5 July for an evening of fun, food and flicks!
Doors will open at 5.30pm and you can visit our food and fun stalls, before settling down to watch Sing! with your friends and family. We will be selling hot dogs, popcorn, Whittakers chocolates and drinks, and have some fun things planned for before the movie. Entry is a gold coin donation, and our stalls will be cash only.
Please note this is a family event, so parents, come and join the fun! All ages are welcome, so bring the littlies too 🙂
Contact if you have any questions.
Quiz night – 24 August
Registration is now OPEN so grab your mates and sign up for an evening of grown up quizzy fun from 7pm on 24 August! The link to register is; $20 per person to register and there’s a maximum of 10 people per team. Make sure you put the same team name if you’re registering separately.
This is our biggest fundraising night of the year, so don’t miss out! Bring some coins to join in some fun games, BYO food and drink, and remember there’s a prize for the best dressed/themed team… NEW THIS YEAR! We have booked a “Magic Mirror”, so bring some coins and get some selfies with your teammates!
We will also be running a silent auction during the evening as well as a live auction for some BIG prizes, including a family pass for Snowplanet. We will arrange EFTPOS machines for auction payments on the evening.
If you/your business would like to sponsor the event or donate an auction or raffle prize, please contact Katie Elliott on
Raffle basket donations
After the school holidays, your FOTS team will be assembling baskets and hampers to raffle at the quiz night. We’re seeking donations of:
– empty baskets/hampers
– food and drink
– beauty and bath products
– small garden accessories
Please contact Katie at to arrange drop off/collection. 
Entertainment books
Thanks to those of you who have returned books, bought books or bought the digital version. Every bit helps the school and our kids! It’s not too late to buy the digital version – the link is Feel free to pass it to friends and family too!