From the Principal

Last Friday we were fortunate to witness an amazing Kapa Haka performance by our Year 6 students. The group enthralled the audience with a selection of waiata and haka items, practiced and honed over the previous terms. The standard of the performance this year will remain long in the memory, and we are extremely proud of the students for their passion and skill! We were fortunate to have the support of Whaea Jordan Broomfield who has visited us during a trip home from London. Jordan worked with the Year 6 teachers, as well as Mrs Leader, and together they guided the students to an incredible display!

We are close to the end of the third term already- time has flown past so quickly! Term 4 promises to be even busier- we have (if Summer comes along) Athletics sports to look forward to, as well as a number of learning events including an eLearning evening. We also have graduation ceremonies as we farewell our Y6 students, and celebrate other students who are climbing the year groups on their journey through our school. Dates for these events are being finalised and will be shared shortly!

Principal’s Email Group

We are always seeking new members of this feedback group. During the year so far, we have received constructive feedback on the areas of school facilities, our vision, the proposed Community of Learning, Bible in Schools and Student Agency. 

The surveys are designed to be short- 3 to 4 questions maximum, and able to be completed in 5 minutes or less. We appreciate and use the responses to help our school keep improving!

If you are not on the mailing list for this group, and would like to be, email [email protected] to be added.

Welcome to

Humza Al-Shafi Rm 25, William Xu Rm 25, Olivia Wang Rm 25, Matthew Mulder Rm 7, Evelyn Wang Rm 16


BOT News

There has been significant property and facility discussion during the month of August. We are about to enter the new cycle of our 10 year property plan, and important infrastructure projects have been established as priorities. A number of roofing, drainage and water-tightness jobs have been identified as needing action, as well as classroom upgrades in Manuka and Puriri team areas. The board also reviewed strategic facility investments and have identified the reception building/area and hall as projects they would like to see addressed in coming years.

Next Meeting – 19 September


PTA News

PTA Meeting

The PTA are seeking a number of new Executive members (Secretary and Chairperson) after the resignations of two members. If you feel you could contribute to the group in these roles, nominations will be made, and elections will take place at the meeting on 11 September at 7.30pm

Disco Friday 13 September 

Junior School 6.15 – 7.30pm

Senior School 7.45 – 9.00pm


Date for your diary

PTA Disco Friday 13 September

3 Way Conferences 18 & 19 September

Book Week  16 -20 September

End of Term 3 Friday 27 September

Term 4 Commences Monday 14 October


3 Way Conferences 18 & 19 September 2019

Letters have gone home regarding the early closure on Wednesday 18 September at 12.45. Please make sure that you have returned your slip to your child’s class teacher.

You can book your interview time online at  our code is szkq7. This will be available from Monday 6 September 2019.


Uniform Sales

Uniform is  available for sale, however we have  a limited supply of some items,  so please complete the order form available from the office. 


Sports News

Netball B Team Vs Baverstock Oaks School win 15-0


Upcoming Events

Puriri Team Assembly on 13 September 

PTA disco Friday 13 September

Book Week 16-20 September


Book Week 16-20 September

Activities including a “Stop, Drop and Read”, a “Spot the Book Character” challenge, and a Bookmark Competition, culminating in a “Book Character Dress up Day” on Friday 20th.

Scholastic Book Fair in the library – activities for families will be a “Library Dinosaur Hunt” during afternoon/evening times as detailed below with lots of prizes to be won, and also meet “Geronimo Stilton” on the Wednesday.

Shopping Hours – daily 8:00 – 9:00am

Activities and shopping: Monday 3:00 – 4:00pm, Tuesday 3:00 – 6:00pm, Wednesday 1.30 – 7.30pm and Thursday 3:00 – 6:00pm


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