Friday 18 March 2016  – Term 1 - Week 7

VALUE FOCUS FOR NEXT TWO WEEKS: Responsibility and Tolerance

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.    

Here it is nearly the end of the term already and it is hard to believe. All the classes are working really well and are settled into good work habits.


A reminder that school will be closed for the Easter break  on Friday  25 March  until  it reopens on Wednesday  30 March 2016.


Kids Korner was recently audited by the Oscar foundation which was very successful. Many thanks to Mrs Allen for her sterling work getting things organised for the visit.  We are now able to increase the numbers of children attending Kids Korner.  A reminder that Kids Korner will be open during the holidays.  Please contact Kirstie Miller on or 09 5770198 to make a booking


This week we have had the pleasure of working with a chinese cultural group as part of our acknowledgement of the Chinese New Year. Year 5 students have had great fun working with this group.


Youthtown has been here again working with our students who love the activities that are presented to them as part of our Physical Education and Sport programme organised by Mrs Alicia Howard.


Have a lovely weekend everyone


Trish Plowright


Looking Ahead

One of our students was lucky enough to win a 2016 School Scholarship through NZCU.  A presentation was made at an evening for family and friends in conjunction with Children’s Day.  The Scholarships are part of NZCU’s community commitment to education and encouraging the development of New Zealand children.   As a co-operative Credit Union licensed by the Reserve Bank, they have a strong commitment to improving financial literacy and helping people of all ages with saving and the wise use of money.  Please visit if you would like further information on scholarships.

This Week in Review

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Award Winners


Congratulations to the following students who were selected and acknowledged this fortnight for their responsible, friendly behaviour.

Room 1

Harry Liu

Room 15

Layla Howie

Room 2

Feng Feng Gao

Room 17

Room 3

Ayden Pikokivaka

Room 18

Eden Price

Room 4

Caius Faaofo

Room 19

Willem Hewitson-Townley

Room 5

Darylle Abelardo

Room 20

Gemma Moran

Room 6

Jai Sharma

Room 21

Nathan Carter

Room 8

Leighton King

Room 22

Nathan Ruhe

Room 9

Praise Williams

Room 23

Rosie Streeter

Room 10

Natalia Oliver-Hayter

Room 24

Ella Biddick

Room 11

Emily Cooper

Room 25

Deshontayne Te Wao

Room 12

Kody Ward

Room 28

Keeley Lambert

Room 13

Xavier Evaroa

Room 29

Cameron Reid

Room 14

Franco Montofre

Personal Presentation Winners

 The following students were voted as the overall fortnightly winner in their year level for the most neatly presented in their uniform.

Year 1

Hayley Banawa

Year 4

Phoenix Johns

Year 2

Karis Chi

Year  5

Jayden Myburgh

Year 3

Isabella Jiang

Year 6

Richelle Lal

Community Notices

Swimming Block Course at Farm Cove Swim School from 18 to 22 April.

5 days of swimming

3 swimmers per class

30 minutes per lesson

$75 per swimmer

Please email all interest about block course and inquiries about enrollment for Term 2 to

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Focus on Children

Room 8 News

Room 8 are making a super start to the year.    We have just started some creative writing, where we are writing a story from a picture and in maths we are learning that numbers can look many different ways.  We have also be doing different science experiments.  We like being scientists!IMG_0149.jpg

PJ Bear Story

P.J. Bear is in a cafe.  He is having a big salad.  He had chicken on his salad.  It was too big for him so he did not eat it all up.

Alina, Room 8

How does an egg float?




You put lots of salt into the water and mix it around.  Then the  egg floats to the top!

I am floating like a starfish.


“Mine is different because it has 3 and 5 and that makes 8.”

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