Friday 28 July 2017 Term 3 - Week 1

From The Principal

Kia ora tatou katoa, Annyong Haseyo, Talofa, Malo e lelei, Bula vi naka, Kia orana Nga mihi nui ki a koutou, Namaste, Nihao, Greetings to you all.

Welcome back to Term 3. Hope the holidays went well and you had a lot of time to catch up with things. Shame about the weather, thank goodness we haven’t had all the rain that the poor people in the south have had to endure.


Over the holidays we have managed to recarpet several rooms that we were hoping would be replaced by the Ministry, however we can’t wait any longer. The rooms look great and teachers and children are happy.


Rimu House is the winning house for last term and they are enjoying a fun day as I am writing this - my house so I can’t wait to see all the children participating.

We have many exciting things planned for term 3.  Keep an eye on our newsletter for more information.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Have a lovely weekend

Trish Plowright


Farm Cove Intermediate - A reminder that parents of Year 6 children intending to enrol at Farm Cove Intermediate are encouraged to attend their open day on Monday, 31 July at 11 am at Farm Cove Intermediate.

Looking Ahead

KINDO - We’ve set up our Kindo online school shop to make it easy for you to pay for school costs anywhere, anytime – when it suits you. No cash required! This is replacing our WrapItUp shop, which is now closed.


  1. Click here and enter in the same email address the school has on file for you. Click ‘continue’.
  2. Go to your email and click the link sent to you.
  3. Enter in a password, ‘tick’ to accept the terms, and click ‘continue’.

Your family account is now set up and you can start shopping!

To login next time, click the Kindo Shop on our school website and enter your email address and password.

For a step by step guide on using Kindo, please click here.

Need help? Ask at the office or contact the Kindo helpdesk - or 09-869 5200 8am-4pm school days.

Community Notices

KUNGFU AT ELM PARK SCHOOL 3.30pm Thursdays.  All ages welcome. Visit Phone to book a place and FREE lesson.  Phone Darrin 0274068666.


Please note that if you purchase the incorrect item/size, you are welcome to return it for the correct item/size, providing the item is unworn, still has its tags attached, and is returned within 7 days of purchase.

  1. All shoes and sandals must be black leather with no other visible colours.
  2. Girls:  All girls must wear either white ankle socks or navy tights if wearing closed in shoes.
  3. Boys:All boys must wear the correct school socks supplied by the uniform shop if wearing closed in shoes.
  4. No socks are required when your child is wearing sandals.
  5. Sports uniform is compulsory for all Year 5 and 6 students.
  6. Black leggings are not part of the school uniform and may not be worn.
  7. Skivvies and high neck tops are not part of the school uniform and may not be worn under the polo shirt.
  8. Please ensure your child is wearing the correct school uniform at all times.

Just to reiterate:

Award Winners

The following students were recognised this fortnight for their commitment to the three R’s. Respect - The way we treat other people and property. Resilience - In the way we overcome obstacles about our learning and behaviour.  Responsibility - Managing ourselves, our jobs and the way we look after property and places in our school. Well done students!!






Zurielle Lauina

Matthew Cowan

Jonty Cron


Hadi Ahmadi

Jed Baker

Mohammad Nazif


Christian Ioane

Alayna Taripo

Bella O'Connor


Thea Padaen

Austin An

Katelyn Liggett


Abdul Nazif

Nithilan Bharanan

Indie Peters


Emma Johnson

Yi Lin Liu

Levi Tuiloma


Rory Burton

Brooklyn Palmer

Lorenzo Sopoaga


Austin Schofield-Galpin

Hong-li Zhuang

Ahriella Elisara


Arianna Erick

Summer Zhang

Melissa Solomon


Jordan Monaghan

Daniel Slastunov

Dylan Hambrook


Milly Russell

Daryllle Abelardo

Harry Liu


Tsung Wai Ng

Vrisha Badlu

Brooklyn Kean-Paea


Jordane Blake

Carlisle Tulua

Jonathan Sadiq


Aston Dutton

Kaya Nolan

Henry Jiang


Wajia Nazif

Jaylee Armitage-Smith

Carter Grimshaw


Caitlin Atkins

Aliza Jivani


Lukas Dickerson

Corey Cooper

Jada Singh


Edwin Cheng

Diego Montofre

Emily Cooper


Larissa Wilson

Aiden Stephen

Alston Lee


Sienna Kenrick

Rosie Streeter

Reuben Ambler


Kael Waller-Subritzky

Andre Baigent

Thomas Mallard


Kate Lindsay

Rhea Mudaliar

Sara Singh


Ayah Wahid

Husna Nazif

Daniel Yu


Noshirwan Masani

Fiona Young

Markel Ariyawansa



Kaylin Arthur

Flora Cao

Michael Li


Ramya Krishna Kumar

Aekam Singh

Lorenzo Saez Stoletniy


Grayson Baigent

Malak Usman

Kael Baker- Hanning

 Focus on Children

Room 3 has been celebrating Autumn.  Here are some autumn leaves that we made using warm and cool colours.  Once we had sketched our leaves we used tissue paper to cover the leaf.  Detail was added to the leaves with black vivid pen and we learnt how to draw a spiral shape with chalk pastels for the back ground.  We are very proud of our artwork.IMG_3614.JPG



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