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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Next Meeting Thursday 22 August
James Mita Rm 25
Netball A Team Vs Cockle Bay Win 11 -5
Netball B Team Vs Mission Heights Game cancelled
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.
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
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:
$5 Everybody Race ducks can be bought at:
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