7 September - 13 September
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School Calendar 7 September - 13 September
*Thursday 7 September
Champion of Champions Cross Country
Newsletter updated by 1pm.
Order your Graze lunch order by 8pm tonight

*Friday 8 September
Graze lunch orders delivered

*Monday 11 September
Marimba Workshop Yr4-8

*Tuesday 12 September
Marimba Workshop Yr4-8

*Wednesday 13 September
ASB Banking day

Kea Crossing : Consultation
Auckland Transport is seeking feedback on a proposal to install a Kea Crossing on Paparata Road in Bombay.

To have your say, please go to:


Please ensure that any feedback is provided by Thursday 21 September 2017.

Kind regards,

Chris Hooper| Project Administrator
Level 4 Bayleys Building, 4 Viaduct Harbour Avenue,
Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010
Private Bag 92250, Auckland 1142

Proposed Changes for Kea Crossing
First Lego League Robotics tournament at ACG Strathallan
On Saturday 2 September three Year 5 and 6 students participated in the First Lego League Robotics tournament at ACG Strathallan. This was the first time that a team from Bombay had competed in this event. These students had been practicing for weeks to programme a Lego Mindstorms robot to autonomously complete a set of missions.

On the competition day the students had to first present a project to a set of judges. They then had to compete in a team challenge to show how well they work together. After this the robotics challenges began with one practice match and then 3 scored rounds. In between the teams were able to practice and adjust their coding.

It was a great learning experience to build on for future robotics events. The hope now is to begin some early training for next year’s tournament and have more students involved in robotics programming.

A big congratulations for your effort and the way that you positively represented Bombay School to Charlotte, Ava, and Josh.

First Lego League Robotics tournament at ACG Strathallan
Applications for Enrolment
Bombay School Enrolment Scheme

The board of trustees invites applications from parents who wish to enroll their sons and daughters at Bombay School for the 2018 school year.
Enrolment at the school is governed by an enrolment scheme, details of which are available from the school office, or the school website: www.bombay.school.nz
Application forms for out-of-zone places (which are available from the website) must be received by Wednesday 18 October 2017

The board has determined that there will be:
22 places are available for out-of-zone Yr 0-1 students next year.
No places are available for out-of-zone Yr 2-8 students next year.

Enrolment Scheme & Map Info : http://www.bombay.school.nz/36/pages/11-the-enrolment-scheme

Out of Zone Application Form : chrome-extension://oemmndcbldboiebfnladdacbdfmadadm/http://www.bombay.school.nz/…/Out_of_Zone_Application_Form_…

Please alert us if you have an in zone, soon to be 5-year-old, by emailing admin@bombay.school.nz

Paul Petersen, Principal

2018 Team Leader for Year 7 & 8
In early August Miss Clark made the difficult decision to pursue her dream of doing her big OE.
She has decided to take two years off from teaching to travel the world.
While we are sad to see her go, we are excited for her as she undertakes this rite of passage.
We will have an opportunity to say a fond farewell at the end of the year.

We began recruiting immediately for a new team leader who could build on the successes that Miss Clark has achieved. I am delighted to announce that Miss Rachel Richards will be leading the team next year.
Rachel comes to us from Maraetai Beach School. I will share more information about her with you over the coming months.

Meanwhile we will take the time to enjoy every last second of Miss Clark's brilliant leadership of the year 7 & 8 team.


Celebrating Fantastic Writers
Year Eight Dinner - Caterers
Meal Rosters-Black Family
Marimba Mania Workshop Yr 4-8 children
A notice has been sent home in regards to this workshop which will be held on 11 & 12 September. Please return permission forms and payment prior to these dates. Thank you to those people who have already returned their forms.
Is your Year 6 child leaving at the end of this year?
If you are contemplating enrolling your Year 6 child at another school for Year 7 in 2018, could you please complete this form? Although we would be sad to see your child leave the school, we understand that parents will make this decision for a host of reasons and we are keen to understand them. We would also like to get an accurate picture, as early as possible, of our student levels for 2018. This will allow us to advertise free spaces and to staff the school correctly for the next year. Please complete our survey by clicking on the following link :


Uniform Shop
If anyone requires any uniform for the Wellington camp please order it as soon as possible by placing an order at the school office or uniform room no later than Monday 11 September. Thank you.
Possible Bus From Bombay
One of the parents of a student who is intending to come to Hauraki Plains College in 2018 is trying to get bus sorted for students from the Pokeno, Bombay, Ararimu, Paparimu area and would like to know if anyone is interested in getting together on this process.

You can contact Andrea Corkill on: 021 1065103 or email:andrea.corkill@actrix.co.nz
PHS Extra Enrolment Evening
We are holding an extra enrolment evening in the school library on Thursday 14 September from 3-7pm.
If you are unable to make it and haven't enrolled, you will need to make an appointment at the school office on 2370117 to come in on a Monday or Thursday during school time for an enrolment interview with our enrolment officer.
Worm Tea for Spring
Scholastic Book Orders
Orders close this Friday 8 September. Please bring your order and payment to the office.
Update : Alcohol License Applications
Good Morning,

I have had official notification that the applicant is withdrawing his application for an Off Licence to operate from Eco Foods, 143 Bombay Road. The original application was for a bottle store and that changed after the large number of objections and then consideration was being given for a remote seller Off Licence. With the continued objections the applicant has now totally withdrawn the application and is no longer seeking to sell alcohol from the premises.

The file is now closed and filed here in Pukekohe.

This application cannot be opened again and any new ideas to obtain an alcohol licence, will have to be a new application and the process would begin again.

Could I ask those of you who assisted in computer generated objections and petitions, to make others aware of this situation.

Kind Regards

Del Haddy
Alcohol Licensing Inspector
One Bombay School layer jacket with G Boyt on label, size 10. Please check this has not come home by mistake. If found please return to the office. Thank you.
We have received reports of headlice at school. Please check your child's hair regularly. If found please treat and let your child's teacher know.
Graze Lunch Orders
Delicious healthy lunches are available to order for Fridays. All orders must be in by 8pm Thursday evening. You can now do bulk orders for the whole term or a few weeks at a time.
ASB Banking
Banking day is Wednesday. The banker of the week is: Claudia. If you would like to open a bank account please collect forms from the office.Learn about Clever-Kash from ASB by following the link below:


Calf Club 2017 News – Term 3 Week 7 - 3 weeks to go
Link for any Calf Club current documents e.g. projects, floral day: http://bit.ly/2sqe23G

Contact the Calf Club Coordinator : Dianna Naylor : http://bit.ly/2sqe23G
Download the Full 2017 Calf Club Calendar : http://bit.ly/2spQWKI
New to Calf Club? Watch this info video. Note that dates refer to 2016. https://youtu.be/h5-lS2EGC1M

Bombay School Calf Club Produce Stall 2017
Calf Club Chickens
If anyone would like a home for their calf club chickens after calf club we would love to have them. We could take up to 6 and would give them a lovely farm home!! If interested please contact Shelley Small:
Major Raffle
Thank you to everyone who have sold their raffle tickets and returned their money. We have had 1320 tickets sold and returned to the office. This is approximately a third of tickets issued. Remember there are some great prizes for those children who sell the most raffle books.
1st prize $150 2nd Prize $75 3rd Prize $50
Calf Club Judges Training Day
This will be held on Saturday 9th September at the A & P Grounds, Pukekohe from 10am -12.00pm.

Any aspiring judges, children and their calves are welcome to attend.
It is worth going also particularly for any younger children/parents who are entering calves for the first time. There will also be a leading course set up to practice with some valuable input from judges that will be there on leading, rearing and type.

Franklin Group Day
Date for 2017 for this event, is Wednesday 18 October. This is the first Wednesday of Term 4.

It is open to all children who have participated in our Calf Club with their Calf, Goat or Lamb. They do not need to have won any ribbons to enter. Quite often children who do not do well on our day, do quite well at the Group Day event.

It is the parent's responsibility to get your child to the A & P Showgrounds in Pukekohe on the day - your child will be marked as 'Present' for the day at school.

Entries are $5 each. Your children need to be registered by Saturday 30 September (our Calf Club Day) - please complete the entry form - follow link below to download entry form:

Thank you
Thank you to all the kind people who have donated egg cartons, we now have enough. If anyone has any suitable boxes or plastic bags for the Produce stand they would be greatly appreciated.
Raise money for our school with Pacific Biofert Organic Fertilizer Fundraiser programme
Biofert Te is suitable for all vegetable and flower gardens (including roses) and all species of trees. The cost is $25 for a 5kg bucket. The school receives $4 for every 5 kg bucket sold. Orders can be taken now and the product will be delivered ready for collection from the plant stall on the afternoon of Friday 29 September or on Calf Club Day. If you require your order prior to this, a special delivery can be arranged for mid September (please advise when ordering if you would like this option).
Please email your order to the office: admin@bombay.school.nz
You can choose to pay via direct credit into the school bank account: 12-3023-0473410-00, send cash, or pay by EFTPOS at the school office. Thank you for your support.

*This product will also be available on Calf Club day at the Plant stall.

Calf Club Calendar - dates to remember
Thank you Sponsors
Bombay Playcentre Fundraiser- Sileni Estates & Redmetal Vineyards Wine Offer
See below for details of this fundraiser. An order form has been sent with your newsletter email. Orders close Friday 8 September.
Learn Kungfu at Bombay School
Coming Events
Thursday 7 Sept Ch of Ch X Country
Tuesday 26 Sept Franklin Duathlon

NB: Junior Cross Country date to be confirmed (may even be Term 4).

Franklin Cross Country
We had a great day last Thursday, well done to all the competitors. Results below:
Year 7 Girls Sasha 3rd
Year 7 Boys Johno 1st, Liam 3rd
Year 8 Girls Bronwyn 1st
Team results:
Year 5 and below girls 2nd
Year 5 and below boys 3rd
Year 6 Girls 2nd
Year 7 Girls 1st
Year 7 Boys 1st
Year 8 Girls 2nd
Year 8 Boys 2nd
Congratulations Jack - WOW!
Gymnastics New Zealand have announced the New Zealand team going to the Valeri Liukin Invitational Men’s Artistic Gymnastics competition in Frisco, Texas in December. The team includes Jack! There are 18 boys going.
At the ripe age of 11 this will be Jack’s first time representing New Zealand. This is an amazing achievement, we are all very proud of you Jack.
Well done Samantha
Samantha has been selected for the Under 21 NZ Dressage Talent ID Squad. She starts her first training at the end of this month. A HUGE accomplishment Samantha, we are very proud of you.
KAS Holiday Programme
Community News : Follow the link below.
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