School Newsletter


Term 1, Week 6 - 2020

Best wishes to all the Year 4 – 6 children involved in next week’s overnight experiences. Thank you to my awesome staff who have done all the planning and preparation to be ready for camp. Special thanks to the parents who have volunteered to support the tamariki too. We would not be able to offer these activities without your fantastic help. Thanks to everyone who has made their contribution to the cost of the camp and sleepover too once again, it would not be possible without your financial input. 

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Term 1, Week 5 - 2020

At this morning’s assembly representatives of St Albans Church presented our school with a donation to assist with the cycle track project. This donation was the proceeds from a recent car boot sale held by the church. Thanks so much to everyone involved in the fundraising.


If your child is unwell with flu-like symptoms, PLEASE do not send them to school. We are receiving daily updates from both the Ministry of Education and Health regarding the Covid19 virus. Their advice is for anyone showing symptoms of a viral illness, is to stay home and telephone Healthline 0800 358 5453 if you require further advice. They do not consider there to be any need for schools to even be considering closing at this stage. We have spoken with the children about the importance of thorough handwashing using soap, covering coughs and sneezes with a clean tissue or their elbow, and putting used tissues into a bin. We would appreciate your support with reinforcing these things at home and rely on you to make wise decisions. We have also given the children a simple explanation of how viruses work as we consider this may help with restricting the spread of any virus. 

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Term 1, Week 4 - 2020


At the first 2020 meeting of the Board of Trustees (held earlier this week), Mr Tim Foss was
re-elected as the Chairperson and Mr Philip Steer as the Deputy Chairperson. The board meets twice a term and meetings are open to the public. The next meeting is scheduled for the 26
th March commencing at 5.30pm. 

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Term 1, Week 3 - 2020

Today we take over the interior of the other two rooms in TKW. Exciting! This means from early next week Mrs Orr’s tamariki will be learning in their new classroom – Waka! Mrs Blay will soon be joining Mrs Orr in this space as she starts our second New Entrant class for this year.
It also means that the staffroom can again be our staffroom!

Work is ongoing with the deck area outside TKW. This is scheduled to take another 6 to 7 weeks to complete. 

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Term 1, Week 2 - 2020

Last night’s pool party was really well attended and lots of fun. Thanks so much to everyone who came and ‘met and mingled’ and enjoyed the evening.

Special thanks to aPlus for their sponsorship of the sausage sizzle last night too. Much appreciated! 

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