End of Year Date and Time
School will close at 1 p.m. on Friday 15th December for the end of our 2023 school year. This includes the office.
Please make arrangements for your child to be picked up from school as there will be no staff here in the afternoon.
Our first day of school for 2024 is Thursday 1st February.
The office will open on Wednesday 31st January from 9am to 1:00pm for enrolments and general enquiries.
Please note: the school no longer sells stationery except for Matariki Year 1. Year 2 to Year 6 stationery will be available through OfficeMax – details below.
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The lost property box is at the back of the hall in a large box. You are welcome to have a look before or after school if your child has lost items during the term. All remaining lost property not claimed will be donated to charity at the end of the term.
End of year reports and class placements
Your child’s report and class placement sheet for 2024 will come home on Wednesday 6th December. Please check your child’s bag. If you wish to discuss anything regarding the report with the class teacher, then please email them directly to make a time to see them or for a phone call, or contact the school office.
School Stationery 2024
Back to school stationery – orders available now online!
We’ve teamed up with OfficeMax to make getting school stationery ready faster! Your child’s class list is available now on the OfficeMax MySchool website – myschool.co.nz.
We encourage you to order early to ensure your child has all their stationery requirements ready to go for the start of Term 1.
OfficeMax have also introduced Laybuy*, so you can pay in 6 weekly, interest-free instalments – and still get your order right away. Or you can pay by internet banking, credit card or debit card.
When you shop on myschool.co.nz you will also help our school earn school rewards* that we use to purchase extra resources for our school.
* Terms & Conditions apply, see myschool.co.nz for details.
No more library books will be issued this year. Please have a good look at home and send all library books back to school as soon as possible.
School Donations 2024
We greatly appreciate all donations made to the school. The school donation for the 2024 school year is as follows:
|2 or more children
You are able to claim a tax refund on school donations paid by requesting and completing an IR526 form from the Inland Revenue.
The school uses Kindo for payments. Don’t yet have a myKindo account?
You can easily register – it only takes a couple of minutes!
– Google search for Kindo and register with the email address the school has on file for you.
– Check your inbox for an email from Kindo with a link to set-up your password.
– Your child’s room number will automatically be updated, so you don’t have to worry about selecting the right room
Already have an ezlunch or mykindo account?
– Log in to our Kindo school shop.
– Click on the ‘Fees and Donations’ icon.
– You may be asked to link the students from your account to the school records.
– Click on the link and match your child to the student record held by the school and you’re done. You will then be able to
see any outstanding school payments.
Save the Date – Meet the teacher evenings 2024
One of the first whole school events next year is Meet the Teacher Evenings on 13th and 15th February 2024 – you should go to your child’s classroom. We would really like to start the year by seeing as many of you as we can and it will be a great way of seeing the classroom space your child will be in.
We changed the way we run Meet the Teacher, taking into consideration feedback from families who could not attend every class their children are in as the times clashed. We now have two evenings with a separate time for each year level.
Why not come along and have a sausage sizzle while you wait from our lovely Friends of the School team of volunteers and cut out cooking that evening as well!
Year 1-3 Tuesday 13th February
5.30-6.00 – Matariki (Year 1)
6.00-6.30 – Whanake (Year 2)
6.30-7.00 – Hapori (Year 3)
Year 4-6 Thursday 15th February
5.30-6.00 – Haepapa (Year 5)
6.00-6.30 – Rangatiratanga (Year 6)
6.30-7.00 – Tiakitanga (Year 4)
Have your contact details changed? If so contact the school office and let them know: 09 473 6453 or firstname.lastname@example.org.