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Term 3 2019

  Monday 22nd July to Friday 27th September 2019

Kia ora koutou.  Hello everyone.

Daffodil Day Tomorrow Friday 30th August-Let’s go yellow!

Each year we support one or two charities from the many that approach schools and our support is again goyellow_daffodil_blooms_188867ing to the Cancer Society. Daffodil Day is tomorrow Friday 30th  August and we will  be having a ‘yellow’ day at school on this day. Children can wear yellow clothes; have yellow ribbons or shoes. They may also have ‘yellow’ activities at school planned by their teachers. A daffodil will be available for a donation to the Cancer Society, made when the classes come to the hall during the morning and put their coins into the giant daffodil! Thank you for your support.

Care on the pedestrian crossing

There was recently a near miss on the pedestrian crossing outside the school when a driver did not see children on the crossing due to sun strike. Please talk to your children about waiting until all cars have stopped in both directions before stepping onto the crossing. Alternatively and perhaps the best option when possible, is children come to school between 8:30am and 8:50am when there is a patrol to help them on the crossing.

Scholastic Book Orders

The last day to order from Issue 6 is tomorrow Friday 30th August.

The Variety Show  is coming! 18th and 19th September

A letter to parents and caregivers will be sent home early next week explaining what the arrangements are for your child’s class in regards to the show. If you are not sure please email your class teacher directly and they will clarify for you. 

Tickets are now on sale. There will be two matinee performances at 1pm and two evening performances at 6:30pm on Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th September. All the children are expected to take part and be available for all of the performances.

We are aware that the most popular shows are usually in the evening but with over 580 children not everyone will be able to come along to these shows and we urge families to plan ahead and come to the matinees as well. As our children are young we feel three evening shows is too much and the extra matinee performance we have included this time provides the opportunity for more of you to see the show.

Term dates 2020

We have held off publishing these dates for 2020 as when teachers settled on a new collective agreement with the Ministry of Education an Accord was also negotiated which would give a further 8 days over the term of the collective when schools can close to provide release time for teachers.  However, these days have not yet been set or confirmed by the union or Ministry. Therefore, please be aware there could be 2-3 more days in 2020 when the school will be closed for instruction. We will let you know the dates as soon as we have the information.

Term 1 – Monday 3rd February to Wednesday 8th April (Teacher Only Day 9th April, Public holidays: Waitangi Day 6th February, Good Friday 10th April)

Term 2 – Tuesday 28th April to Friday 3rd July (Public holidays: ANZAC (observed) 27th April, Queen’s Birthday 1st June)

Term 3 – Monday 20th July to Friday 25th September

Term 4 – Monday 12th October to Wednesday 16th December (Public holiday: Labour Day 26th October)

Next FOTS meeting
Our next meeting will be on Tuesday (3 September) at 7pm in the staff room. All are welcome! We’ll be having a quiz night debrief and planning the 1 November disco. 
A very big thank you to all our sponsors, including Ian & Diane Dodds of Harcourts, and to the many parents at the school who donated items for raffle baskets, the silent auction and the live auction, and to everyone who came! We raised almost $9000 for the school, which is a fantastic result! 
Congratulations to Old School for winning the quiz overall, and to Guess Who for winning best dressed team (and thus free entry next year), and our best dressed individual Kerry Wall! 
See you all next year, same place, new outfit…
Thank you to those who have already ordered, and paid, for The Big Paint! Just a note: the star shaped dish is now out of stock, apologies; we’ve removed it from the online form, but please don’t order it if you’re using the paper form.
Get your orders in by the end of Friday to join the paint workshop on Friday 11 October and Saturday 12 October! The team from Paint the Earth will be bringing items to paint, all the brushes and sponges, and all the paints – all you need to do on the day is turn up! The finished items will be returned to school by 1 November for collection. 
This event is strictly PRE-ORDER ONLY, and to allow Paint the Earth to prepare accordingly, all orders must be received AND paid for by 30 August. You can return order forms (and pay) to the office or you can also order online at To manage numbers, please also specify when you order which date and session you will be joining (AM/PM), and then turn up on the day at some point within that time slot. 
Everyone can paint – students, siblings, parents, friends, anyone! Come and join us for some crafty fun – ideal for Christmas presents (sorry to say the C-word in August!) or just some fun with your kids. 
Any questions, please get in touch with us at

Worried about measles?
Stay at home and call your doctor or Healthline (0800 611 116) for advice. Healthline has interpreters – whenyour call is answered, say you’d like an interpreter and the language you’d like to speak in.

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