From the Principal

We have a couple of very busy, but exciting weeks ahead!

This week sees us preparing for not only Book Week, but Te Wiki ō Te Reo Māori- which take place at the same time!

We hope you will be able to join us at our Book Fair opening event on Saturday 9th September, between 10.30am to midday. We have a number of exciting activities planned for this weekend event, as well as an opportunity to purchase books from the Scholastic Book Collection in the library at the same time! The book week continues during the following school week (12-15 September) with in-school activities to celebrate and grow our students’ love of reading. 

We also move into Te Wiki ō Te Reo Māori and we have some interactive activities and learning opportunities in school which we hope you will be able to share in at home! 

A reminder that our term ends at 3pm on Friday 22nd September.

Thank you for your survey feedback on Before and After-School Care

There were 33 responses to the short survey, with 30 respondents either indicating that they were current, previous or prospective users of the service. 

  • Over ¾ of the respondents said they wanted a service which supported learning through activities, as opposed to one which just allowed students to relax and opt in to activities
  • The existing start (7am) and ending (6pm) times were the most popular time choices
  • Only 15% of respondents said they would not participate in a holiday programme in some way

Pricing flexibility, affordability and the quality/range of activities on offer were common themes in the written feedback comments.

We will share the outcomes of the survey with our current provider and explore ways to incorporate the feedback we have received into our out-of-school care needs.

Student Led Conferences

This week you will receive your booking form for the Student Led Conferences (SLC’s) which are being held in the last week of this term. The format for Student Led Conferences has changed slightly from 2022, but the ultimate goals remain the same, and that SLC’s- 

  • Encourage students to take responsibility and ownership for their learning by involving them in the goal-setting and assessment process.
  • Engage families in richer, more transparent conversations about student progress.

Please provide your child with the treat of presenting their learning to both yourself as parents, and your child’s teacher. We frequently see PMPS classes with 100% of parents attending learning conferences and Parent/Teacher meetings, and we have a goal that all classes will achieve this level of attendance.

Student Absences

If your child is unwell and will not be at school please complete an absence via our School website or SkoolLoop app, stating the reason your child is away and the dates they will not be attending school.

Students leaving school during the school day.

Please contact the office by phone or email to arrange to collect your child from school. Avoid collecting your child during morning tea and the lunch break if possible.

Morning tea is 10:50 am – 11:15 am and lunch is 12:45 pm  to 1:45 pm.

Dates for your diary

Saturday 9 September – “Where’s Maui” Scavenger Hunt 10:30am until 12:30pm 

Monday 11 September to  Friday 15 September –  Book Week

Wednesday 20 September – Student Led Conferences

Thursday 21 September – Student Led Conferences

Friday 22 September – Last day of Term

Monday 9 October – Term 4 commences

Community Notices

Bizzy Bodz Holiday Programme

Bucklands Beach Tennis Club
Rogers Park , Jean Pl is taking part in the nationwide LOVE TENNIS Open Day on Sunday 10th September from 10am. Here is what’s happening at BBTC …
10 am Gates open and Welcome .
10:15 am to 11:00 am – Kids free coaching / Free Adult Play or have a hit with a member.
11:15 to 12pm – Adults free Coaching  / High performing players Demo
12:15pm – 1pm – FIT410S ( cardio type ) tennis session for adults with some tennis experience / High performing Juniors showcase
1pm – 1:45pm – Fun games on court for kids ( not coaching ) – Lobbo comp
1pm- 3:30 pm  Social Adult Play commences – members and prospective
– Hit / serve at the cones  encouraged to take part in the organised mix in.
 – Guess the balls in the basket
2pm – 2:45pm –  Kids free coaching
3pm – 3:45pm – Adults free Coaching
Racquets available to borrow or WILSON racquets on sale.
Fantastic on the day membership deals for anyone signing up and paying on the day.
Free Sausage sizzle and ice blocks.
Colouring Comp to win a Junior racquet.
Come along on SUNDAY 10th September and experience playing tennis at our family friendly club!
Check out our website or FB Bucklands and Eastern Beaches Tennis Club
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