Friday 20 February 2015  – Term 1 - Week 3

Value Focus for next two weeks:

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 our fortnightly newsletter. Our school is off to a great start for 2015 with 55 new enrolments. It is really exciting to see our children integrating well with each other in the playground and classrooms.


Thank you to all those parents and whanau who attended the Parent Information Evenings (PIES) over the last two days. We appreciate your comments regarding your child/rens education and we are happy to discuss any of your concerns.


Regarding the boys wearing socks under their track pants in winter, we will be ordering short blue socks from our supplier in preparation for this season and we will advise you of their arrival in the uniform shop.


Thank you to all those wonderful parents who have taken advantage of our $30.00 discount by paying the Parent contribution before the end of March. We use this money to provide extra exciting programmes for the children at Elm Park.


Thank you to all those parents who attended the discussion in the Auditorium for the trial classes for BYOD (Bring Your Own Devices). We were very happy to hear your positive responses to our ideas. We have heard that very soon Secondary children will be expected to work on computers for their exams, therefore we feel that we are preparing our children for the future. If you have any further questions regarding this trial and the equipment please contact Belinda Johnston  (577 0194)


The road works continue to encroach on our traffic flow up and down Gossamer Drive and apparently we will be dealing with this for the rest of the term. Thank you for your patience.  Please encourage your children to use the pedestrian crossing at all times to ensure their safety. Remember that we have Walking School Buses as well. Contact Karen Allen (5770191) for further information.


Our school GALA will be Sunday 22 March from 10 am – 2 pm. We are receiving lots of goodies to sell. We look forward to your continued support on the day.


Our school messages are placed on Facebook and Skoolbag  (iphone and Andriod app) that gives you regular updates, watch for additions or changes.


Have a lovely weekend.

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Looking Ahead

DOCUMENT WALLETS / PLASTIC SLEEVES -  We are selling some cute document wallets/plastic sleeves for holding all your important documents and current projects.  A perfect and funky gift for students sitting NCEA or just for anyone who carries piles of paper with them.  Order forms will be coming home with your eldest child today.  Final order day will be 16 March. We have samples in the office if you would like to view them.  They come as a mixed pack of five and you can indicate which pack you want on the order form.  A sample of the order form is below.

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In Reivew

Some photos from the opening of our new sandpit in the junior playground.





Award Winners


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

Room 2

Stacey Tulua

Room 17

Callum Gordon

Room 3

Aarav Gupta

Room 18

Klowie Fowler

Room 4

Levi Reid

Room 20

Saufoi Tavete

Room 5

Maia Madden

Room 21

Gracious Tupou

Room 7

Michelle Hay

Room 22

Room 8

Lucy Dixon

Room 23

Zavier Dunn

Room 9

Cooper Aish

Room 24

Erin Lai Kan

Room 10

Fletcher Baigent

Room 25

Brandon Harris

Room 11

Jake Price

Room 28

Ella James

Room 13

Sara Singh

Room 29

Deborah Tupou

Room 14

Kael Waller-Subritzky

Room 15

Room 16

Madison Johns

Personal Presentation Winners - The following students were voted as the overall fortnights winner in their year level for the most neatly presented in their uniform.

Year 1

Reid Mannion

Year 4

Keisha Santos

Year 2

Jay Hemaloto

Year 5

Gemma Moran

Year 3

Jesse Linnow

Year 6

Dilan Jayasurya

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Room 20

WOW - What a busy 3 weeks we have had in our class.  Getting to know both our teachers and each other, setting up expectations and developing positive learning focused behaviours.

Here are some examples of our flip books.


Here are a few examples of what Learning looks like, sounds like and feels like ...

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We are looking forward to an exciting year of new challenges, loads of laughs with our friends and our teachers, and of course


Please check out our blogs and leave positive comments about our work. Thanks

Community Notices

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All new and Existing Players Sunday 22nd February


9:00am - Yr 4& 5

10:00am - Yr 6


Wednesday 04 March

4:00 -Yr4&5

4:30 - Yr6


Trials to be held at HPNC Courts.  All welcome – please register at


Play soccer in 2015 at Bucklands Beach A.F.C.

Enrol on-line at

From 5 years old to senior men and women’s teams – all welcome!

Registration closes on 28th February 2015

Kind regards

Debbie Muir

Secretary - BBAFC

Sancta Maria Catholic Primary School host a Summer Fair and the time is now upon us for our 2015 event.  We are aiming for this to be an annual community occasion rather than just a school event.

This year our fair will be held on Saturday the 7th March 2015 from 10am - 2pm.

There will be bouncy castles, raffles, cultural foods, games for the kids, second hand goods and so much more.  As we will be operating on a ticket only basis, these can be purchased anytime from the school office to avoid ques or on the day.  

CITY RIDING SCHOOL offers horse riding lessons on our horses and ponies.  All ages and abilities are catered for.  We have after school lessons with after school pickup available for 5 or more children.  Weekend lessons and school holiday programmes are also available.  Erin 021 02 64 7913 email





·     Register Online and/or

·     Register in person on Tuesday 10th February 6 to 7 pm HPNC Hall

·     Trials for Juniors (Yr5-8) and College start 14 February 2015

·     Senior players Muster to be advised.




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