From the Principal

12 February 2018

Nau mai haere mai, Greetings ● Tena Koutou ● Talofa Lava ● Malo e Lelei ● Namaste ● Ni sa bula ● Noaia'e mauri ● Kia Orana ● Asalam Alykum ● Ni Hao ● Konnichiwa ●

The first two weeks of Term One have gone fabulously well - no doubt helped by the fact that both were short weeks!  The children are looking very smart in their uniforms and it’s great to see so many making an effort to wear the correct shoes, hats and hair ties.

We’ve got some exciting things planned over the next few weeks:

We ask that all visitors to the school, including parents and whānau arriving during school hours to drop off items for their child, must report to the school office due to health and safety requirements.  Please do not go directly to your child’s room to drop anything off or to collect them early.  I understand this may be inconvenient at times but we do appreciate your co-operation to ensure the safety of all our students.

It’s that time of year when wet weather can cause havoc in the drop off/pick up area outside the front office.  A reminder that you must not park your car or leave your car unattended as this causes congestion and is a safety hazard for our tamariki.  If you need to come into school please park your car on the street.

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Please do let us know if you have any concerns or questions about anything - we’re always happy to chat.


Important Dates

Tuesday 20 February                7:15pm  Board of Trustees meeting

Thursday 22 February                9:00am Anchorage Park Kindergarten transition visits begin

Thursday 1 March                4:30pm Powhiri to welcome new staff, students & whānau - all welcome

                                5:00-7:00pm PTA Picnic & Fun Night

Friday 16 March                School is closed - staff only day

Thursday 22 March                1:30pm Visit from members of Vodafone Warriors team

Friday 30 March                School is closed - Good Friday

Monday 2 April                School is closed - Easter Monday

Tuesday 3 April                School is closed - Easter Tuesday

Friday 13 April                        3:00pm Term One ends

Treemendous Makeover - we need your help!

Please contact the office if you are able to offer your skills to help us build our dream makeover.  We’re hoping for builders, plant donations, river stones, bark and general labouring!  Email office@anchoragepark.school.nz or call 5769175 - thank you in advance.

PTA AGM

The Anchorage Park School PTA will be holding an Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 21 March at 7:15pm in the school staff room. Nominations are called for and elections will be held for the positions of Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer. For detailed job descriptions contact Kirsty Johnson on kirsty@thejohnsons.net.nz.  All welcome.

School Donations

School donations for 2018 are: $120 per child per year or $30 per term and $180 per family per year or $45 per term.  All donations paid in full before 31 March 2018 will go into the prize draw for a full refund.  Payments can be made by instalments through the year if you prefer. If you use internet banking please add ‘Donation’ as the reference.  ASB Ti Rakau Branch, Account Number 12-3056-0780433-00