Term Dates 2021 Term 1 Thurs 4 Feb – Fri 16 April (includes Waitangi and Easter) Term 2 Mon 3 May – Fri 9 July (includes Queen’s Birthday) Term 3 Mon 26 July – Fri 1 Oct Term 4 Mon 18 Oct – Thurs 16 Dec (includes Labour Day)
Teacher only Days – School Closed Curriculum Professional Development. School will be closed for teacher only days on the following dates. Monday 3rd May, Friday 4th June & Monday 30th August
Important Dates FEBRUARY 22nd – LZ1, LZ2 & LZ3 – Parent information meetings 24th – LZ4 – Parent information meetings 25th – Vision and Hearing Testing – Parents of children affected will be notified 26th – 9.00am – Assembly
MARCH 3rd – LZ1 Swim Sports – Stanmore Bay Leisure Centre 5th – School Picnic – Wenderholm Regional Park Site 2 -Time: 9.00am – 2.30pm (School closed) Information & permission slips will be sent home next week 10th – 1.45pm – LZ3 & 4 Swim Sports 11th – 1.30pm – LZ2 Swim Sports 11th – (16th – Rain saved day) – Ultimate Frisbee Year 5/6 Metro Park 12th – 9.00am – Assembly 17th-19th – Year 5/6 Camp at Marsden Bay 23rd – Parent Interviews 25th – Year 5/6 Swimming Northern Arena 26th – 9.00am – Assembly
APRIL 2nd April – Good Friday – School closed 5th April – Easter Monday – School closed 6th April – Easter Tuesday – School closed 8th – (13th Rain saved day) Year 5/6 Softball Victor Eaves – TBC 10th – High Tea -PTA Fundraiser event 16th – End of Term
Some information to start thinking about!
Notices will come home in the next few weeks
Saturday mornings Pinehurst School Bush road.
Season goes from 15th May – 11th September (not including school holidays and public holidays).
Fees will be approximately $80 plus a uniform charge
LZ1 Kassidy Boucher for enthusiastic engagement with Google classroom at home leaning Ella van de heever for your awesome perseverance with our learning at home Zoe Knight-Van Biljon for being the lone ranger of lockdown Sascha Henwood for focus and effort in completing your speech at home Maddison Logan for focus and effort in completing your speech at home
Values Charlotte Howard – Responsible Matthew Crampton – Resilient Samuel Esterhuyse – Responsible Adeline Yap – Respect
LZ2 Ryan McLeod for being a respectful, caring member of our classroom. You are always willing to help others Mason West for having an incredible start to the year. You are showing excellence and pride in your learning Nevaeh Brown for being an excellent role model in everything you do in our learning space Jemma Howard for always having a positive attitude towards her learning
Values Sienna Russell – Responsible Charlotte Bowmar – Responsible Campbell Shriane – Respect Kieran Murrell – Respect
LZ3 Leo Neal for your efforts at home learning especially with writing Ryder Heath for your efforts at home learning Emily-Rose Senekal for great home learning and working at your writing
LZ4 Indi Devine – Awesome Lockdown work Aidan Rigby – A great start to school Diaz Hackney for focused home learning Mateo Carson Neufeld for focused home learning
Values Keagan Tarr – Responsible Leila Brough – Respect Max Liu – Responsible Jake Lowdon-Bird – Resilient
We were very excited to welcome all our students back to school today. I’d like to acknowledge the work of all our parent community, who stepped in to become teachers for the three days. If you had any issues or concerns about accessing learning for your child, please let us know so that we can refine our systems and processes for any future lockdowns.
Plans for both level 3 and level 2 have been sent out to the community through our newsflashes and newsletters.
Please note that at level 2, we request that students are dropped off and picked up at the gate. It is important to minimize the number of visitors on our site. If your child is a new entrant you may bring them into the site, otherwise please say goodbye to your child at the gate. If you need to go to the office please drop your child off at the gate first.
Buses are running as normal.
School is operating as usual and we have sanitizer in all classrooms and soap and hot water in most bathrooms. I hope we can remain at level 2 or lower for the rest of 2021.
Many thanks for your support.
Picnic information sheet and permission slip attached. Please complete and return to your child’s class teacher asap
School Uniform – Argyle website closure We have been notified by Argyle that due to declining sales on the website since the opening of the retail store in Silverdale they have decided to close the website Uniform is now only available to purchase direct from Positive Image, Unit B, 16 Silverdale Street, Silverdale
Reminder If your child is not attending school would you please inform the school office either by phone, email – firstname.lastname@example.org or using the school app It is a Ministy of Education requirement to notified school of any pupil absence Could we also ask that if your child is late arriving to school that you come through the office to sign the late arrivals book – this will avoid us having to contact parents of children that are in school but have not been marked as present
Next meeting: The next meeting of the PTA will be held on Thursday 25th February at 7pm in the School Staffroom. New parents welcome. If you cannot attend and have something to raise at the meeting please email the team at email@example.com.
Honey fundraiser: We still have a few Manuka blend honey pots left. $40 for 1kg. Please contact Sarah Richardson to order: firstname.lastname@example.org.
High Tea: Will be held on Saturday 10th April. Tickets will go on sale soon. If you own or work in a business that can donate items for the Silent Auction please contact Sarah Richardson: email@example.com.
After school programmes
Our after school programmes are back for another term and we are really excited to get back outside with the students and have some fun! These programmes are for the year 0-4 students and we focus on 4 different sports each term throughout the year
For ages 6-15 years. Spot prizes, food trucks and loads of fun for the kids.
Early bird entries are open until 7 March 2021
Come and join in a great day with fellow school families!
This is a new funded and ALL FREE initiative for kids aged 5-12 to come down to Western Reserve in Orewa any time between 3:00-5:00pm from Tuesday the 19th Feb – Thursday the 1st of April. We will have loads of equipment that the children can play with for the allocated time in whatever way they see fit! It’s a great way to get them off the devices and out active.