From the Principal

We learned at the end of last week that a student at Macleans College had been confirmed as having Measles. Whilst we have not had any cases at Pigeon Mountain School, a case here or potentially at BBI would mean that students without confirmed immunisations would not be able to attend school at the direction of the Auckland Regional Public Health Service.

I am grateful to the growing number of parents who are participating in the Principal’s email group. I appreciate being able to tap into the thoughts and opinions of parents throughout the year, and the most recent survey outcomes on Student Agency are available from the school website at https://www.pigeon-mountain.school.nz/principals-email-group/

We will be mailing out the latest survey this week- focusing on the directions our board are considering with regards to our strategic investment in school facilities. To be included in this mailing list, please email [email protected]

We have now purchased the unsold stock from NZ Uniforms ahead of our switch to John Russell Schoowear in Term 4. We have a range of uniform items, but some quantities may be restricted in some sizes. From this week we will be selling the stock at reduced prices;

Long sleeved school polo shirts- $35

Short sleeved school polo shirts- $30

School half-zip fleece tops- $45

Boys’ shorts- $35

Girls’ culottes- $40

Unisex long pants (T2 and T3 only)- $45

School rain jackets- $35

PE shorts- $20

(Please note- we are no longer selling PE t-shirts because these are changing to a new quick-dry sports fabric from December.)

Sales will be taking place at Reception/Board Room On Tuesday 13, Wednesday 14, Thursday 15 and Friday 16 August, 8.20 am – 8.50 am. No credit card payments.

We welcomed Miss Caitlin Myers to our teaching team last week. Caitlin started her role as New Entrant teacher in Room 25. 

 

Dates for your Diary

Pop up Uniform Shop – Tuesday 13 August – Friday 16 August 8.20 – 8.50am , Reception/Board Room

ICAS entries close  9am 19 August

Daffodil Day – Mufti Monday 2 September

Bucklands Beach Intermediate School,  In Zone Enrolments due 4 September

BOT Meeting  Thursday 22 August

Year 3 & 4 Swimming – Every Monday for the rest of this term

 

BOT News

Next Meeting Thursday 22 August

Welcome to

James Mita Rm 25

 

 

Sports News

Netball A Team Vs Cockle Bay Win 11 -5

Netball B Team Vs Mission Heights Game cancelled

 

Chess

Congratulations to Eric Zhang, Alexander Pan, Kenneth Liu and Anthony Hu who won gold at the NZCF Interschool Regional Qualifier on the 1st August 2019. Also, congratulations to Kenneth Liu and Annie Yue who won all 6 games. Pigeon Mountain have qualified for the Auckland Chess Finals on the 25th September 2019. 

Cultural X-Factor

Pigeon Mountain Cultural X-Factor will showcase the semi-finalists on Tuesday 17th September 6-7:30 in the school hall. You will have the opportunity to case your vote on your favourite act. 

 

Great Auckland Duck Race

We are dressing up & entering a duck into the School Race at:

The Great Auckland Duck Race

Sunday Oct 20th

Vector Wero Whitewater Park

9am–Midday

All our community is invited to this free event & watch our duck race down the white-water rapids & be in to win our school prizes!

You can ‘like’ the event’s FB page to keep-up-to-date with all the fun games & activities that will also be happening:

https://www.facebook.com/GreatAKLDDuckRace/

$5 Everybody Race ducks can be bought at:

https://thegreataucklandduckrace.com/

 

Upcoming Events

Interschool Cross Country Tuesday 13 August

Gymnastics Competition  Wednesday 21 August 2019

Special Blokes’ Event   Thursday 29 August 2019

Cultural X-Factor Tuesday 17 September 6-7.30pm School Hall

Kōanga Festival  Friday 30 August 2019

The Great Auckland Duck Race – Sunday 20 October  9am-Midday,Vector Wero Whitewater Park

 

 

 

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