Entries for November 2021


Term 4, Week 6 - 2021


At the most recent Board meeting, members discussed the possibility of the swimming pool being available over the holiday period for community use. Due to the uncertain stages of covid levels/traffic lights etc, the members reluctantly decided that we could not be assured of meeting all the potential COVID requirements. This means that the pool will NOT be open for community use over the holidays.

The pool will definitely be ‘in full use’ for the tamariki over the school term. Let’s bring on those summer rays!


With the summer rays comes the need for sun protection. Staff endeavour to remind the children to apply their home supplied sunscreen at break times - please check that your child knows how to apply this effectively. 

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Term 4, Week 5 - 2021


While our cycle track has been in use for almost all of this year, we have been patiently waiting for some of our bikes and helmets to be delivered. It is great that they have all arrived now and we now have a set of bikes/helmets here at school.
To give each kete a fair go at using the bikes/track we have allocated each kete to a day in the week where they have priority use.

Monday - TKT Tuesday - TKA Wednesday - TKM Thursday - TKP Friday - TKW

As we do not have enough bikes for everyone, we encourage you to bring your child’s bike on this day.
As an extra precaution against head lice we encourage children to bring their own helmet, even if they are using a school bike. 

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Term 4, Week 4 - 2021


We were delighted to hear that last Friday Michelle and Scott Burch became proud parents to their son Henry. Huge congratulations to you both - great news!


aPlus plan to provide care on this day. The cost to parents will be $30.00 per child from 8.30am to 3.00pm. After that normal after-school costs apply. The only condition is that aPlus needs a minimum of 15 children to make it viable. To enrol, aPlus parents can book online through MyaPlus and other parents will be able to put their names down with Zyanya at After School Care. 

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Term 4, Week 3 - 2021


Sadly, Mrs Flaus and Miss Weeks will be leaving our school at the end of this year to take up positions at new schools. We will miss you Laura and Charlotte and want to give you both our ‘hugest’ thanks for your contributions to our school. We also wish you well in your new adventures. Mrs Burch is also on leave for next year.

We are delighted to announce our new appointments for next year.
Mrs Lisa Swale, Mrs Kirstine Hintz and Mr Clayton Evans join our permanent teaching team.
Mr Andrew Shirley has also accepted a position for 2022. Congratulations to all of you.
The appointments team were delighted with the high calibre of applicants for the positions advertised and feel confident that these professionals will be great assets to our school. 

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