posted 19 Feb 2018, 14:03 by Lizzie Greenstreet   [ updated 19 Feb 2018, 14:04 ]

All students are encouraged to bring their own devices to use in class.  Chromebooks are the preferred device although laptops and tablets are also acceptable if you already have one of these.  All devices are registered with the teacher, given a unique wireless access code and locked away during break times.  

Harvey Norman have partnered with us to provide some specials to those families wishing to purchase a chromebook.

Reminders and Updates

posted 15 Feb 2018, 14:12 by Lizzie Greenstreet

Thank-you to everyone who came to our 'Meet the Teacher' evening last week.  It was great getting to know you all and an excellent start to developing the partnership that will help your children to succeed.

There are many events and opportunities beginning around the school and we encourage the students to step forward and participate.  Librarians, sports teams, councillors and eco warriors are just a few of the opportunities so far.

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.

Meet the Teacher Evening

posted 1 Feb 2018, 18:43 by Lizzie Greenstreet

Thursday 8th February
6pm - 7:30
We invite all parents and whānau to our "Meet the Teacher" evening next week.
From 6pm you will be able to purchase a burger or sausage and drink from the BBQ and chat to staff and other whānau.
From 6:45 you will be invited to find out about our excel classes, be introduced to the staff and hear about some of the events and routines around the school.
Registration for excel classes will be open on the night from approximately 7:15.  Please note that full payment is required for entry to excel classes.
We look forward to seeing all of our community there, whether your child is new to our school or returning.

Back to School

posted 23 Jan 2018, 14:54 by Lizzie Greenstreet

Happy New Year

School starts this year for all students on Thursday 1st February, 8:40am - 3:00pm.
The school office will be open from Thursday 25th January.

All returning year 8 students are invited to come in to the quad area before 8:40 and all year 7, new year 8 students and parents are invited to wait in front of the office to be welcomed with a powhiri at 8:40.
We look forward to seeing you all there.  

Community statement in response to newspaper article

posted 10 Jan 2018, 13:08 by Stephen Johnston   [ updated 10 Jan 2018, 13:09 ]

Community Statement of Reassurance

This is a community statement in response to a bullying article published in a newspaper in this week.  We received a request for a statement in regards to an allegation of bullying towards one of our students.

However, what has been represented in the article by the media, is inaccurate and misinformed.

On behalf of the Board, we want to reassure our community that our processes and communications to date, have involved the Ministry of Education (MoE), the Resource Teachers of Learning and Behaviour (RTLB) service and the Senior Leadership team.  Our efforts have concentrated on reaching the best outcome for the family’s child.

The following statement is our response to the reporter’s quest for information:

In response to a complaint about our school’s procedures in dealing with bullying, we acknowledge the family’s concern for their child’s well being. We all want and expect our children to be safe.  In this case, we have worked with the family and child to support his transition into intermediate schooling and throughout the past year. In this time, the School, Ministry of Education (MoE) Senior Advisors and the Resource Teachers of Learning and Behaviour (RTLB) service, have continued to concentrate their efforts to best support the child’s individual needs.  We reiterate with the family, as we do with our school community, that the safety of our students remains a school priority.

We recognise that bullying occurs in every New Zealand school. Our ongoing school behaviour and well being procedures incorporate MoE endorsed strategies. These include ongoing access to MoE literature resources, Positive Behaviour 4 Learning (PB4L) and Restorative Practices (RP). Recently, teachers have completed the MoE led training of Understanding Behaviour and Responding Safely (UBRS). These MoE initiatives will continue to support the school’s management of student safety and wellbeing.

The School has been working closely with the MoE since term two, 2017 and they have affirmed our practices.

In the spirit of our School values of Pride, Respect and Care, we will continue to promote and inact out PB4L culture.

If you would like further information, I can be called directly: (09) 576 1860; 701

Yours sincerely

Stephen Johnston Owen Sanders

Principal Chairperson


posted 10 Dec 2017, 11:26 by Lizzie Greenstreet

This Wednesday evening we hold our formal Prizegiving.  If your child is receiving an award, a letter went home on Friday inviting you to attend.  All students are welcome to attend and support their classmates.  Full school uniform is required.
Wednesday 13th December
6pm - 8pm
Congratulations to all of our students.

John Parsons Internet Safety Talk

posted 28 Nov 2017, 11:58 by Lizzie Greenstreet

Tomorrow evening, Thursday 30th November, we are hosting a presentation from John Parsons.  During this workshop, he will raise awareness of the dangers associated with the inappropriate use of Digital Communication Technology and discuss solutions to reduce risk.
John is the author of "Keeping Your Children Safe Online; a guide for New Zealand Parents" and was named a "Paul Harris Fellow" by Rotary International for his work in child protection online and in the community.

All parents are warmly invited to attend, please RSVP with numbers to

Athletics Day Friday

posted 6 Nov 2017, 11:32 by Lizzie Greenstreet

Our school Athletics day will be on this Friday 10th November. All students will be participating in events and parents are welcome to attend for all or part of the day.

What to bring on the day:

- Arrive at school in PE gear

- Sports shoes/trainers

- Hat

- Sun screen

- Water bottle

- Morning tea / Lunch

- Money for the sausage sizzle

- Rain coat/umbrella (just in case of the odd shower)

- Something comfy to sit on (towel / blanket / rug / camp chair, etc.)

- Wear house colours

- Dress up (optional but bonus house points will be awarded for this)

East Auckland Bus Network Changes

posted 29 Oct 2017, 15:21 by Lizzie Greenstreet

All Auckland Transport buses travelling in and around East Auckland will change on Sunday, 10 December. These changes affect all services including routes, route numbers and bus stops. To make sure you are aware of the changes ahead of time, visit for more information.

End of Term 3

posted 28 Sep 2017, 14:45 by Lizzie Greenstreet

A big thank-you to everyone in the school community who has helped to make term three a success.  We have packed in many different activities including the Arts and Cultural Extravaganza, Science Fair, Speech Competition, South Eastern Zone sports Teams, as well as the regular classroom learning.  

Term Four begins on Monday 16th October.  If you are going to camp, please remember to organise the gear you will need over the holidays as there is only one week back at school before you head off on this adventure.

We look forward to seeing you all back at the start of next term.

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