School Nursing Service Survey

posted 29 Nov 2018, 11:19 by Lizzie Greenstreet

The school health nurse who visits us once a week has asked for our parents and whānau to complete a short survey about the service.  Please copy the link below and complete the survey to go in to the draw to win a Prezzy Card.

School Trip- 'Shrek' the Musical

posted 18 Nov 2018, 13:04 by Lizzie Greenstreet

Teacher and Principal Strike Day- Monday 12th November

posted 4 Nov 2018, 18:00 by Lizzie Greenstreet   [ updated 18 Nov 2018, 12:59 ]

Term 4 2018

posted 9 Oct 2018, 12:27 by Lizzie Greenstreet

We open again for Term 4 on Monday 15th October.  
We are looking forward to a busy term with many events planned such as the Arts and Cultural Extravaganza, Prizegiving and Graduation Dance.  Please take the next few days to ensure you are ready to learn with the correct stationery and uniform.
To ensure the smooth running of the school we have a few reminders for students and whānau:
  • Cellphones are to be handed in to the office before school and collected after 3pm.  They are kept in a named bag and locked for the day.
  • All visitors to the school must sign in at the office.
  • If a student is going to be absent for the day, please call the office or use the school app to let us know.
  • The tuckshop is open before school for lunch orders and during breaks for snacks.  We encourage students to bring a healthy lunch and do not allow fizzy drinks or lollies at school.
  • School starts at 8:40am.  All students must arrive before this time.
We appreciate your support.

New School Uniform and Supplier

posted 27 Sep 2018, 16:15 by Lizzie Greenstreet

We are very pleased to announce that the new school uniform has been approved and ordered and will be available from a new supplier, NZ Uniforms, from early next term.  This has been a long process with input from many in our community and we would like to thank all those who took the time to provide feedback and suggestions.

While much of the uniform will stay as a similar style with updated logos, there are some major changes.  Firstly the new shirts are blue check with half button. The shorts can now be purchased in both a boys and a girls fit and sizing, and we have introduced two brand new options:

  • Long navy pants

  • A navy rain jacket (waterproof with a hood)

It was time for a change with our current uniform having been around for more than 10 years and the new uniform will be more practical, slightly cheaper, and make us stand out as it is unique in the area.

Next year will be a transition year with both the current and new uniforms accepted. Below are samples of a couple of the new items.

Rain Jacket

Life Education Van

posted 6 Sep 2018, 16:55 by Lizzie Greenstreet

The Life Education Van (with Harold the giraffe) has arrived at school and lessons for the students will begin next week.
A letter will come home today as we are asking for a contribution from families towards the cost of this.  As this is part of our health curriculum it is expected that all students will attend however if you have any questions or concerns please contact your child's classroom teacher.

The Life Education Van is a valuable resource that provides informative and fun lessons around important topics for our students and we are looking forward to their time here.

"Peter Pan"

posted 15 Aug 2018, 16:20 by Lizzie Greenstreet

Wednesday 22nd August


On the 22nd August we have our school production.  The students have been working hard to present an exciting performance of ‘Peter Pan’.  We are looking forward to showcasing the talents of our students and sharing their passion for drama. 

Tickets are available now free from the school office, however koha baskets will be at the door on the night and we would appreciate you support with a gold coin donation to recover some costs.

This is an exciting opportunity for our students and we look forward to seeing you there.


School Closed for Teacher and Principal Strike - 15 August 2018

posted 7 Aug 2018, 15:59 by Lizzie Greenstreet   [ updated 7 Aug 2018, 16:43 ]

Gladiators of Change

posted 31 Jul 2018, 16:36 by Lizzie Greenstreet

On the 8th August our school will be hosting a community event – ‘Gladiators of Change (GOC): Whānau Show’.  This is a free event and the organisers, ATWC (Anglican Trust for Women and Children) will provide a free sausage sizzle, social/community stalls to inform whānau attending, SKIDS childcare will be available for registered kids and there will be loads of free giveaways sponsored by ATWC, our schools and local community agencies.

The GOC Whānau Show will be MC’d by Pio Terei from Parenting Place Inc and include special guest speakers.  Pio brings his own unique style and will share tips and stories on building awesome whānau. 

Student-Led Conferences

posted 24 Jul 2018, 15:47 by Lizzie Greenstreet

Wednesday 1st August  3:30 - 8:00
Thursday 2nd August 1:30 - 6:00

Next week we hope to meet with every student and their whānau to discuss learning goals for the rest of the year and celebrate the progress that has been made so far.  

Please also be aware that the school will close early on Thursday 2nd August at 12:30pm to allow the conferences to take place.  If you are unable to make alternative arrangements for your child on this Thursday afternoon please contact the office and we will arrange for him/her to be supervised. 

The conference plays an important part in helping students to take on more responsibility for their learning.  At the conference we will also discuss with parents/caregivers how you can help at home.

Technology and Art teachers will also be available for conferences with students and their parents.  Please book these in the same way. 

Bookings for conferences are done online.  Go to: and click on school interviews.  Enter 7zsh6 as the code and follow the directions, this code is case sensitive.  Find your child’s teacher and the rest is up to you.  If you do not have a computer, or have any problems, please phone the office on 576 1860 or call into the office and we will log in for you.

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