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Term 3 ends at 3pm on Friday 30th September

Kia ora koutou.  Hello everyone.

Mask usage in schools continues to be strongly recommended by the Ministries of Education and Health and compulsory on school buses for children aged 12 and over.
Earlier, when case numbers in our school community were high, we asked that all year 4, 5 and 6 children and staff wear masks unless we were advised that the person has a mask exemption. A re-assessment has shown that the number of cases in our community has now dropped. We are therefore reverting to the Ministry of Education guidelines that state mask wearing is strongly recommended, but we will no longer be requiring mask-wearing for staff and children in years 4, 5 and 6. Thank you for your support throughout the winter months.
Staff and children are absolutely able to continue wearing a mask if that is their preference. Those who are at a higher risk of a severe COVID illness are highly encouraged to continue wearing a mask. More information can be found here.
Ministry of Education Guidelines – More information can be found here.


Team Photos, new entrant classes and those who missed individual and sibling photos earlier this year

Dear coaches, umpires, managers

Team photos have been scheduled for Tuesday 13 September. You are welcome to be in the photo with your team.

Children must bring their own uniform if they have one

Children must be in class for roll call, they will be called to come to the hall when ready.

Timetable – (approximate times).

9.10  New Entrant classes – Matariki 2, 4 and 6 only

9:30  Senior Netball

9:40  Junior Netball 


Hockey – 3 teams

Rippa rugby teams 

Basketball Year 5/6  

Miniball  Year 3/4 


Road Patrol 

School Cross Country Team 

Librarians, Kapa Haka Matariki Rōpu – Once sports photos are completed.

All children will need to bring full sports uniform including socks and shoes as appropriate.  

No uniform –  Road Patrol, Librarians (children can wear school uniform if they have one).

Cross country will be supplied with a shirt if they do not have a sports uniform.

Photolife will also take sibling and individual photos for new students and those who missed out when photos were taken back in May. The request form for sibling photos is available from the front office.

If your child requires an individual photo please email Paula Campbell

Friends of the School (FOTS) News

Glamorgan Gives Back Raffle

Thanks to everyone who has already returned their raffle books and money to school and taken more books to sell.  The FOTS team are in the school hall every morning from 8.30-9am or email for more books.  Tickets are also available for sale from the office.

Congratulations to the winners of the daily prizes so far.  There are still more $20 Westfield vouchers to be won, so keep selling and returning your books!  Daily prize draws end Friday 16th September.  Every book returned is in the draw every day!   Also up for grabs is the $100 Westfield Voucher for most books sold.

We still have plenty more books to sell, so please share us on social media and reach out to your family, friends, and work colleagues.  Response has been great so far and people are keen to support our school!

Next FOTS meeting

Our next meeting is on Monday 12 September at 7pm in the Staff Room (upstairs from the office).  We are planning a school disco in Term 4 and would love to see anyone who wants to help out and also meet some other parents in our school community.

Save the dates

The school Art Festival will be happening on 20, 21 and 22 September in the school hall. Every child will have a piece of art on display and the hall becomes our art gallery! The hall will be open before school and after school up to 5:30pm on 20 and 21 September and to 6:30pm on 22 September. There will also be a stall selling Glamorgan Gives back Raffle tickets so bring your cash too!

Combine a visit to the Art Festival with Sharing the Learning afternoon on 22 September and see your child’s classroom between 3pm and 6pm and let them tell you all about their learning as well as visiting the amazing art works.

Term dates 2023 (also on the front page of the school website)

Term 1 – Wednesday 1  February to Thursday 6th April

(Waitangi Day observed 6th February, Good Friday 7th April)

Term 2 – Monday 24th April to Friday 30th June

(Anzac Day 25th April, Queen’s Birthday 5th June)

Term 3 – Monday 17th July to Friday 22nd September

Term 4 – Monday 9th October to Friday 15th December

(Labour Day 23rd October)

Upcoming Events

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