Friday 6 May 2016  – Term 2 - Week 1

VALUE FOCUS FOR NEXT TWO WEEKS: Honesty and Independence

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 2 and a big welcome to all the new families who have joined our Elm Park School community. We hope you enjoy your time with us. We have another action packed term to keep our learners motivated.


This week we have the Inquiry Launch Days for many teams, relating to our Science topic.  Last term we were very fortunate to have the Science Van visit and two facilitators who were experts in the Science field.


Mrs Alicia Howard will be absent for 4 weeks due to her recovery from arm surgery, Mrs Claire Nightingale will be taking over in her absence.


Welcome to two our new Teacher Aides  Rae Green and John Owen.  We are delighted to have you on our staff.  John will be starting in Week 3.


A reminder that our Three Way Conferences will be held over two afternoons / evenings on Wednesday 15 June and Thursday 16 June.  There will be no paper bookings coming home this time. Please make your bookings online asap so that you are ensured of a time. Information will be sent home very soon.


Looking forward to another great term.

Kind regards


Trish Plowright


Board of Trustees



Nominations are invited for the election of five parent representatives to the Board of Trustees.


A nomination form and a copy of this notice will be posted to all eligible voters.


Nomination forms can be obtained from the school office.


Nominations close at noon on 20 May 2016 and may be accompanied by a signed candidate’s statement.


The voting roll is open for inspection at the school and can be viewed during normal school hours.


There will also be a list of candidates’ names, as they come to hand, for inspection at the school.


The poll closes at noon on 3 June 2016.




Rachel Herriott

Returning Officer

This Week in Review

Dear Parents and Children,

Thank you all for your sympathy and generosity on Mufti Day at the end of last term. The money raised helped to get me to England to farewell my Mum. It meant so much to be there with the rest of my family, including my sister who came from Zimbabwe.

With Love and Appreciation,

Libby Douglas

Award Winners


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

Room 1

Seth Roberts

Room 15

Simra Khan

Room 2

Jordan Monaghan

Room 17

Adityaa Mulmi

Room 3

Vrisha Badlu

Room 18

Wajia Nazif

Room 4

Leanne Lin

Room 19

Jusleen Kaur Singh

Room 5

Tiffany Zhang

Room 20

Quinn Calkin

Room 6

Luke Woolston

Room 21

Braedan Davies

Room 8

Aarav Gupta

Room 22

Shelby Scarle

Room 9

Adrian Swartz

Room 23

Andre Baigent

Room 10

Eva Rose Ariyawansa

Room 24

Peter Dixon

Room 11

Maia Madden

Room 25

Nicolaas Bakker

Room 12

Tanya Sukonthnon

Room 28

Haven Herewini

Room 13

Alexius Hay

Room 29

Layla Adams

Room 14

Devaansh Gupta

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

Payton Aranui George-Fox

Year 4

Anthony Roke

Year 2

Hamiora Wano

Year  5

Riley Hall

Year 3

Corey Cooper

Year 6

Hunter Southey

Community Notices

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‘Young at Art Children’s after school Art Classes commence in Beachlands Community Log Cabin and Manukau Girl Guide hall, Everglade Drive this week for children aged 5 yrs+ and 9 yrs+.  FREE trials available.  For more information or to book please contact:, email: or phone 0297 712 923.  Bookings essential as places are limited.’

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Focus on Children

Room 14 have been learning to design a visually attractive and clear representation of their Pepeha. They used Maori patterns to reflect their learning pathway. IMG_0176.JPG

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