Friday 30 June 2017 Term 2 - Week 9

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 to Week 9 of Term 2, 2017.  Today we are all happy as we have won the America’s  Cup - how exciting for New Zealand sailing. Congratulations to all those Team members who have worked so hard...great results. Just shows what team work can do.


This week is Matariki week and our children are visiting the Auckland War Memorial Museum and from all accords it has been a huge success.


We have a few changes in our staffing for next term, Mrs Michelle Wyatt will be taking over Room 5, full time from next term. Mrs Anna Howell will be doing other teaching jobs in the school and Mrs Kiralee Morris will be taking time out to have her baby. Mr John Owens who has been a Teacher aide with us, will also be leaving to return to the UK with his wife, to be with their family. We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has worked so hard during their time with us at Elm Park School and wish them all well in their journeys.


A big thank you to the PTA for organising the great Disco Friday week ago. The children had an awesome time as did many of the parents from my observations.


Our lost property has built up again. We have a number of lovely, warm fleece jackets hanging up outside Mrs Douglas’s uniform shop but they are not clearly named so it is hard to return them to their rightful owners and the weather is so cold at the moment.  Please ensure that all articles of clothing are named clearly, thank you.


A reminder that we will be finishing school on 7 July at 3.00 pm for the holidays (NEXT WEEK) any children left behind will be placed in Kids Korner and there will be a charge.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend,

Have a lovely weekend

Trish Plowright


Looking Ahead

UNIFORMS - Please note that we no longer accept second hand uniforms or pay for them.  We are happy to accept any donations of CLEAN articles of clothing for our sick bay for use when children are sick on their clothing or get wet and require a change of clothes.

We are still collecting Yummy Apple Stickers.  Collect the Yummy cut-out labels from bags (each cut-out label is worth 10 stickers) and individual Yummy apple stickers for your school’s share of the $200,000 free DG Sport sports gear prize pool. Yummy apples are available from New World, Pak n Save and participating Four Square stores. The more you collect, the more sports gear you get so get going and start collecting your Yummy cut-out labels and stickers now!  sticker-collection-sheet-2.png

RAIN COATS AND JACKETS AT SCHOOL - Please ensure your children have suitable jackets for school.  Many of the students are running errands in the rain during the school day or heading to other classes for groups and getting wet.  That is not so bad while the weather is still mild but they will need to stay dry in the colder, wetter months.

After School Arrangements - In an emergency please feel free to call the school office to pass on after school arrangements to your child.  However due to the number of children in the school, we need to keep these calls to a minimum.  Wherever possible, please make arrangements with your child before school and if they need a reminder, a note to their teacher or a note in their school bag would be appreciated.  Thanks.

 Award Winners

The following students were recognised this term 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!!





Elias Hietala

Macy Deadmarsh


John (Juncheng) Wang

Aundreia Stenson


Tanvir SIngh

Mia Gorlova


Josiah Tanuvasa

Chloe Fleming


Callum Lodge

Iris Ma


William Mackie

Hayley Erasmus


Alex Jones

Cassidy Kahi


Kyle Glew

Liley Jithoo


Feng Feng Gao

Neva Gordon


Liam Malaki-Martin

Tonisa Pratheepan


Esmond Nop

Ali Baker


Carlisle Tulua

Athena Linnow


Sililo Haapai

Haven Herewini


Anand Krishna Kumar

Chevay Casey


Hunter Lai

Isabella Jiang


Fletcher Baigent

Jada Singh


Diego Montofre

Isabelle Franklin


Nirosh Anpalagan

Junaleah Samuel


Emma Newman

Meilaniah Kelsall


Tyreese Williams

Liam Webster


Jayden Myburgh

Nacheca Wessels


Thomas Guo

Sara Li


Callum Gordon

Janelle Baker


Kierran Cook

Trisha Kataria


Azmyth Kahi

Neave Ambler


Jayemond Brooks

Sanja Rizvanovikj


Reid Mannion

Stacey Tulua


Congratulations to the following students who were selected and acknowledged this term as Principal’s Award Winners.

Room 0

Erica Stopforth

Room 14

Dennis Sun

Room 1

Emily Wilson

Room 15

Aibel Dony Athithara

Room 2

Alisa Lee

Room 17

Annabelle Cartwright

Room 3

Senuja Dhanasinghe

Room 18

Analise Ly

Room 4

Eva Yuan

Room 19

Caitlin Malaki-Martin

Room 5

Alexander Le-Lievre Webb

Room 20

Marco Wei

Room 6

Ahriella Elisara

Room 21

Adison Makaola

Room 7

Rafi Ahmadi

Room 22

Tarun Singh

Room 8 / 26

Jasmine Gao

Room 23

Spencer Malaki-Martin

Room 9 / 27

Braydon Tetupu

Room 24

Jomaine Apin

Room 10 / 16

Isabella Grigaliunas

Room 25

Vandana Patel

Room 11 / 30

Rio Southey

Room 28

Gabriella Gallon

Room 12

Aaliyah Wright-Herekiuha

Room 29

Heba Khan

Room 13

Luke Lin

Focus on Children

Room 14

Room 14 have been learning about Chinese New Year as part of our Celebrations Inquiry.  We learnt about red traditionally being a lucky colour in China. Dennis, a student in our class taught us how to create a monkey by paper cutting. First we drew a draft in our sketchbooks. Next we folded a red piece of paper and drew half a monkey by keeping the shape and size the same as Dennis’ example. Then we carefully cut it out. We all enjoyed doing this activity and have our monkeys displayed in our class window.

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Community Notices


Congratulations to Lorna Baldsing for being awarded the Walking School Bus Megastar Volunteer of the Year for South Auckland.

Host Family Appeal

Farm Cove Intermediate School is looking for families to host Korean students who are arriving into the area starting from late July for between 10 - 21 days.  English obviously must be your first language, they come to experience our unique "Kiwi" lifestyle and culture.  We place two students per home - they need their own bed and can share a bedroom.  Families are reimbursed $260 - $270 per week, per student.  For further information, contact Kate or phone 021 274 7802 or Jane at the school office on 577 0009 ext 705, email


APPA Music Festival 3 Day Instrument Course

This is for accomplished instrument players in years 4 – 8 who wish to develop their musicianship skills in orchestral and band performance, and perform at the Auckland Town Hall as part of the wider APPA festival in November.

The students need parental commitment so they can attend the 3 Day Course at the venues below,  in the last week of term 3; plus there will also be a few Saturday or Sunday rehearsals, lots of practice at home and one rehearsal in the Town Hall which they also need to get their child to.   The venue for the practices is below:



Rehearsals at Auckland Normal Intermediate

CONCERT BAND:                    

Rehearsals at Northcross Intermediate

JAZZ BAND:                          

Rehearsals at Parnell School


Registrations close on Friday, 1 September 2017

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

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