Newsletter LogoWednesday 16th September 2020            No. 13

Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa,

Today we celebrated the opening and blessing of our drop off zone. This will allow traffic to move more smoothly and allow for diffent areas to pick up your children from.
We will be using the drop off zone from THURSDAY 17th of September.

Just a reminder of how the process will work:

In the afternoon a bell will go at 2:55pm for children to assemble at the collection points below. Please ensure that your tamariki knows which point to meet at so they can be walked out to meet you.

Collection Points – we now have 3 areas that you can collect your child from
ASC – hall
Bottom crossing – Wairau Rd crossing/Corks Rd crossing – Te Kakano deck (Junior teachers to supervise)
Drop off zone pick up – Kotahitanga deck (Middle teachers to supervise + Whaea Ness and Whaea Donna)
Top crossing – Corks Rd – Stage (Senior teachers to supervise) This can still be used to pick up your child -you are still welcome to park on the roadside, it doesn’t just have to be the drop off zone.

Teachers will remain with the children until the bell goes at 3pm then there will be a walking bus to the appropriate crossing.

Drop off zone rules –
The angled spaces – These are NOT a parking space – Drivers MUST remain in their cars at all times and wait for their children to come to them
Children must wait on the deck with their siblings until they see their car and the teachers let them go.

The Corks Rd Carpark is for staff only and will be chained at 8:30 am until 3:30pm

Please make sure your child/children know where to meet you.

Our Fun Run which was in the form of an obstacle challege was a huge success. Everyone was keen to give it a go and have fun!
Whanau even participated in the adult/child event in the juniors. It was a fantastic day.

We look forward to seeing you next week, on Thursday 24th of September at our celebration of learning before we head off to 2 weeks break.

Donna Walker
Acting Principal


Caught Being Good

Winners of books for the last two weeks were:  caught being good

Rm 5: Kordel, Zhanica, Preston, Norton-Reks

Rm 6: Adam, Beau, Wyatt

Rm 7: Jayden, Kutana

Rm 8: Iona, Ajay, Mason, Dymond, Shekairis

Rm 9: Alana, Lyric, Enzo, Aliyah

Rm 10: Miller, Kyra

Rm 11: Te Moana, Cruize K

Rm 12: Jatin

Kotahitanga:  Shivika, Rainy, James, Brooklyn, Zacchaeus, Jimmy, Mana, Tynan, Tyla-Mei, D-Kotah

Ngā Mātāpono Awards 

Rm 4: Cael

Rm 5: Connor, Char’Lee, Harlem

Rm 6: Leigh-Ray, Kaedynce, Parris

Rm 7:   Rawhiti

Rm 8:   Paris, Kaean, Kaden

Rm 9: Enzo, Sophia, Tayo, Nikora

Rm 10:   Marnu, James

Rm 11:  Manaia, Anahera, Louscion, Te-A-Mira

Rm 12:  Ellie, Kyan, Manaia, Kymani

Kotahitanga: Te iwa, Khale

Drop off zone opening ceremony

COVID19 Alert Level 2 information

Who can go to school:

All children can attend school at this level. 

Who should not go to school:

If people are sick, they should stay home (phone Healthline or their GP and get tested if a doctor or health professional recommends to do so).

Anyone who is self isolating or who has been advised by health authorities to remain at home while they wait for their COVID-19 test results must stay at home.

Please remember we have health and safety measures in place at kura to keep everyone safe.

Yummy Fruit Stickers

This term our school is collecting yummy fruit stickers to qualify for free sports gear. Please get your stickers and cut out labels in to the office by the end of this week as they will be posted off on Monday the 21st Sep.

For more info see the website:

Wig Wednesday

Last week our school took part in Wig Wednesday. There were lots of wigs and crazy hairstyles popping up around the school and we raised a grand total of $208.40 – all going towards child cancer.

Breakfast Club reminder

Breakfast Club does not open until 7:45 so there is no supervision before then.

Times: 7:45-8:30 each day

We are noticing a number of students arriving at kura before this time.

Lucky Books

School orders for issue 6 in the lucky books catalogue have closed, however parents can still order online privately until 3rd October. For more info:

Upcoming Events

*Celebration of learning

We would like to invite you to share in your child’s learning again this term. We will be holding an open morning for you to come in and take part in activities with your child/children on Thursday, 24th of September.  Hot soup and bread will be available for you to share with your tamariki.

*Enrolment day –

The school office will be open on Thursday, 8th Oct (during the school holidays) for enrolment applications for any new students looking to enrol in term 4.  We will be open between 10am – 1pm. Please bring your child’s birth certificate, immunisation record and your proof of address.

Community Notices