From the Principal

Term 3 closes this Thursday at 3pm. As with Terms 1 and 2, it was not without disruption!

For the third term this year, our teachers and students coped with a lockdown, and the challenge of continuing learning in the face of absence from school.

Without exception, our staff, students and community have lived and breathed our 4 school values of Responsibility, Respect, Resilience and Excellence. Everyone has played their own part in maintaining our school’s standards, and preserving the ‘Pigeon Mountain normal’ in our classrooms and playgrounds. Thank you for playing your part.

Enjoy the upcoming holiday break. We hope it allows you to take time to reconnect with your family and friends, and to recharge your batteries ahead of the final term of 2020!

Safety at School

We have noticed that a number of students are not being collected at 3pm, but are being told to stay on the school site and playground until the arrival of their parents. This is not appropriate. Please ensure that your child is collected at the end of the day or that they make their way to a supervised place such as home or childcare. Children remaining on our site are NOT supervised, and school is not responsible should they have an accident or injury.

Children who are uncollected should come to the school office- we understand that traffic, emergencies, delays happen from time to time, and we are happy to look after children in these circumstances!

Staff Changes

We say goodbye to Megan Holt who is expecting a baby soon and we welcome Alecia Eden in Room 22 for the remainder of this year. 

We say farewell to Brianna de Jonge who starts a New Entrant class at Wakaaranga School next term. Brianna has been part of the PMPS teaching team since 2010 and will be sadly missed by her ESOL students and colleagues. Similarly we say farewell to Stephanie van Wijk who moves into a Year One class at another local school.

Dates for your Diary

22 September   PTA meeting 7.30pm

24 September   End of Term 3 at 3pm

25 September   TEACHER ONLY DAY

12 October         Term 4 Starts

14 October          ICAS Science

15 October          ICAS Digital Technologies

21 October          ICAS Maths

22 October          ICAS English

22 October        BOT meeting 7pm


BOT News

Next meeting Thursday 22nd October at 7pm


PTA News

Our next meeting is Tuesday 22 September at 7.30pm
Well done and thank you to everyone who supported the Howick Salvation Army toiletries mufti day last Friday.  Great effort.  Shout out and Thank you also to Mr Daniels and the year 6 councillors for collecting and sorting the items for us.
Delivery of Seeds will take place this week. Thank you for supporting us.
We will be running a sunscreen campaign early term 4. Product is the Cancer Society sunscreen, there are a number of options ranging from 100ml bottles to 1 litre pump bottles, kids sunscreen and also tinted and non tinted face sunscreen.  Keep an eye out for the flyer early next term. Thank you everyone for your support. Have a safe and happy holiday, refreshed and ready for term 4.
Any questions or if you would like to join our team please contact Rose:


Welcome to

Lucy Wu, Rikuto Aoyama


School Lunches

Commencing Term 4!

ezlunch lunch orders through Kindo Shop   –  Available Monday, Wednesday & Friday!

Commencing Monday 12 October, you can order hot and cold meals, sushi, snacks and more through the Kindo Shop. Just one login for every school payment. 

You can order (or cancel) any time before 9 am on the day or schedule in advance. Your lunch will be delivered to the school in time for lunch.  Our ezlunch supplier is: Daily Lunch and Catering. Details about ordering lunches and menus will be advertised during the school holidays.


Road Patrol

We  require  help with road patrol on Friday mornings for Term 4. If you are able to help out please contact the school office.


Community Notices

Bizzy Bodz – Holiday Programme September/October

Bizzy Bodz Holiday Programme



If your child is interested in playing chess please visit and click Parents Centre


Bucklands Beach Tennis Club, Rogers Park, Jern Place, Eastern Beach

JUNIOR SEASON opens on Saturday October 10th (until end Term 2, 2021) 

Times to choose from –

  • Wed 3:30 to 4:30 pm – 8/Under
  • Wed 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm – 9 to 12years
  • Friday 4pm to 5pm – 8/Under
  • Saturday 9am to 10:30 pm – 7 to 12 years.

To enrol go to BBTC.CO.NZ and follow membership/registration prompt.

Guitar Lessons


Bucklands Beach Sailing – Junior Learn to Sail 

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