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From the Principal

12 March 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 ●

Last Thursday was a special day for Anchorage Park School.  We hosted our very first powhiri to welcome new staff and families to our school.  The kapa haka practised everyday for several weeks before the powhiri and they were amazing!  Special thanks to Mrs Soutar and Rangi Minhinnick for their work preparing our kapa haka group.

We have a very enthusiastic PTA this year and they did an incredible job organising our successful Family Fun Night last week. Despite a dismal weather forecast, the rain held off for the evening - phew! Many thanks to all the families who came along to meet the teachers, have some fun and support the PTA’s fundraising efforts. Thanks to sponsorship from sKids and the tokens spent on food and activities we raised nearly $1,000 on the night.  Please come along to the PTA’s Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 21 March at 7:15pm if you are interested in being part of this great team of parents and teachers to support our school. Money raised this year will contribute towards the Treemendous Makeover, Reading resources and Year 5-6 Camp.

Some important upcoming dates to note:

School closes at 12:30pm and Learning Conferences with your child’s teacher will be scheduled between 1:20pm and 6:30pm.  A notice was sent home last week  or you can go to and enter the code euma3 to book a time.

School closed - Staff Only Day to complete Ministry of Education professional development.

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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  All welcome.

Whole School Assembly

A hectic Term 1 and very hot and humid weather led to our decision to delay whole school assemblies.  Please save the date for an end of term assembly on Friday 13 April at 2:20pm (this is the last day of Term 1).  There will be two class items and awards presented.  More details to come.

Funding is available from the Rae & Ernie Johnston Memorial Trust

Applications for funds to assist and support young people are now being invited from individuals, schools and local community groups in Panmure and Pakuranga.  If you know of any organisation or a young person who needs some funds for a special project, please apply, outlining the nature of the project, what the money will be used for and the amount needed.  To apply please contact:

Sylvia Wilkinson

Chair - Rae & Ernie Johnston Memorial Trust

Email:        mobile:  027 4847335

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Pasifika Group

We have a number of children very keen to participate in a Pasifika group to learn songs and perform in school assemblies etc.  Do you have expertise or do you have any friends/family with expertise who would be willing to help get a group started?  Please contact the school office 5769175 or

Birthday Celebrations!

Sereina (Rm 4) is 8 on Monday 12 March.

Leo (Rm 5) is 8 on Wednesday 21 March.

Unfortunately, due to food allergies and intolerances, children are not able to bring along birthday cakes or any food to celebrate their special day.  However, we strongly encourage happy birthday songs and other cool ways to celebrate their birthday at school!