Weekly Updates

Term 4, Week 6 (November 20th - November 24th)

  • Remember hats need to be worn this term. If you don't have the correct school bucket hat you will need to sit under the shade :)
  • I'll be at a tag tournament on Tuesday so my class will be split. 
  • Wednesday - Year 3 and 4 athletics. Please remember your hat and to put on suntan lotion before school. Appropriate clothes to be worn. No singlets as we will be out in the sun.
  • Assembly - Friday 2.20pm in the hall.

Term 4, Week 5 (November 13th - November 17th)

  • Remember hats need to be worn this term. If you don't have the correct school bucket hat you will need to sit under the shade :)
  • Tuesday - library.Bring your books back so you can get some more out
  • Book Fair this week!
  • Wednesday and Thursday - Tennis across the road at Edith Hopper during lunchtime.
  • Friday - Honey Bee Centre trip! Remember you will need to be in correct school uniform, bring your lunch and water bottle and also your school bucket hat.

Term 4, Week 4 (November 6th - November 10th)

  • Remember hats need to be worn this term. If you don't have the correct school bucket hat you will need to sit under the shade :)
  • Tuesday - library.Bring your books back so you can get some more out
  • Wednesday and Thursday - During lunchtime for the next 3-4 weeks there will be an opportunity for year 3 and 4 students to walk across the road with teachers to practise their tennis and get some extra tips from Ken, our local tennis coach. This is not compulsory and students can pick and choose which weeks they would like to attend. 
  • Coming up- Class Trip to Warkworth Honey Centre and Parry Kauri Park Museum to explore the nature of Bee’s, their biology, habits, hives and how they help sustain our ecology. We will also visit the Parry Kauri Park Museum and walk to examine the historical impact of settling in New Zealand and observe examples of our native flora and fauna. Friday 17th November

Term 4, Week 3 (October 30th - November 3rd)

  • Remember hats need to be worn this term. If you don't have the correct school bucket hat you will need to sit under the shade :)
  • Tuesday - library.Bring your books back so you can get some more out
  • Wednesday - athletics practise in the afternoon
  • Thursday - During lunchtime for the next 3-4 weeks there will be an opportunity for year 3 and 4 students to walk across the road with teachers to practise their tennis and get some extra tips from Ken, our local tennis coach. This is not compulsory and students can pick and choose which weeks they would like to attend. A tennis racquet is beneficial but not essential as we have some school ones that we can take.
  • Friday - assembly 2.20pm 

  • Term 4, Week 2 (October 24th - October 27th)

  • Remember hats need to be worn this term. If you don't have the correct school bucket hat you will need to sit under the shade :)

  • Tuesday - library.Bring your books back so you can get some more out

  • Please also continue to read 15-20 mins each night.

  • Athletics practise starts this week during PE time.

  • Friday - Passion Friday starts again this week. 

  • Halloween Disco!!!! Friday 27th October. An awesome evening. Hope to see you all there :)

Term 4, Week 1 (October 16th - October 20th)


  • Remember hats need to be worn this term

  • Tuesday - library.Bring your books back so you can get some more out
  • Please also continue to read 15-20 mins each night.

  • Wednesday - Tennis, please bring suitable shoes

  • Friday - Assembly 2.20pm

  • Here is our team Shearer video that we made for the cultural festival last term. Click on the link if you would like to watch.
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0rEhOk6PLI

Term 3, Week 10 (September 25th - September 29th)



  • Tuesday - library.Bring your books back so you can get some out for the holidays.

  • Wednesday - dress rehearsal for cultural festival

  • Thursday - day and night show for cultural festival

  • Friday - last day of term


Term 3, Week 9 (September 18th - September 22nd)

Book day celebrations



  • Monday - Museum trip

  • Tuesday - library. 

  • Thursday - Class split - Mrs Maurice is at a rippa tournament with the year 5/6s

  • This Friday is a mufti day. To wear mufti you need to bring a can of food to school. This is to support the Salvation Army who are trying to help families in our community who do not have enough money for food. Can you please put this in your blogs. Thanks.



    Term 3, Week 8 (September 11th - September 15th)


    WOW what an amazing week had by all. EOTC week was awesome and the students did so well. Year 4 camp was equally as challenging and awesome. I'm looking forward to catching up with everyone again this week to hear all your favourite things from last week!

    • Monday - Team and Cultural photos in the hall with photolife
    • Class split for the first two blocks - I'm on a school visit
    • Library on Tuesday - please be prepared and bring your books in to re issue or to get some new ones out.
    • Book and reading day on Wednesday. No need to do anything - we are going to have an awesome day doing some cool reading activities. Our VLC theme is Dr Seuss!  Don't miss this day its going to be sooo cool! If you've got any Dr Seuss books bring them along!
    • Rippa tournament on Thursday - I'll be out of the classroom and my class will be split. 
    • Assembly on Friday - Our VLC is running assembly this week. Assembly starts at 2.20pm

    Term 3, Week 6 (August 28th - September 1st)

    Well done to all the cross country runners. What an awesome afternoon!

    This week in the afternoons the Year 4s are preparing for Camp Bentzon and the year 3s will be preparing for EOTC week. Such an exciting time! Camp payments and EOTC payment is due this Friday 1st September.
    • Library on Tuesday - please be prepared and bring your books in to re issue or to get some new ones out.
    • Assembly on Friday 2.20pm in the hall
    • Passion Friday - Friday


    Term 3, Week 5 (August 21st - August 25th)

    Parents please check your emails as there are a lot of notices regarding camp and the year 3's EOTC. Both are happening from Monday 4th September - 8th September.
     We need parents to help run this week. If you are able to can you please contact me or come in and see me. Thank you :)



    • Cross Country Training - Monday and Wednesday afternoon. Please bring your cross country gear.
    • Cross Country - The event will take place on Friday 25th at 12.30pm at Edith Hopper
    • Student/parent/teacher meetings on Tuesday. School finishes at 12.30pm.
    • On Thursday there is a meeting for all the parents who are attending Camp as helpers. The meeting will take place in the staff room at 6.30pm.
    • Passion Friday - Friday
    • Check out the maths page on the blog to see how our maths week went!

    Term 3, Week 4 (August 14th - August 18th)

    Parents please check your emails as there are a lot of notices regarding camp and the year 3's EOTC. Both are happening from Monday 4th September - 8th September.
    An email went out on Friday regarding the year 3s EOTC week. We need parents to help run this week. If you are able to can you please contact me or come in and see me. Thank you :)
    • Cross Country Training - Monday and Wednesday afternoon. Please bring your cross country gear.
    • Library on Tuesday - please be prepared and bring your books in to re issue or to get some new ones out.
    • On Thursday I will be at a hockey tournament with the year 5 and 6s. Students will be split between our VLC Shearer classes. Please check with your child on Wednesday night to see which class they will be in.
    • Passion Friday - Friday


    Term 3, Week 3 (August 7 - August 11th)


    CAMP FORMS!!!

    REMINDER THAT THE CAMP FORMS HANDED OUT TO THE YEAR 4 STUDENTS ARE DUE IN.


    • No cross country on Monday 7th August however we will continue with fitness. Cross country gear on Wednesday please :)


    • Library - Tuesday. Please remember your book bags and your books so you can reissue or change them.

    • Year 2 production on Wednesday afternoon

    • Friday - Passion Friday

    • Students need to remember to please charge their devices. A lot of students seem to be coming to school and their devices are flat and they haven't brought their chargers in.

    • Parent teacher catch ups for those needing to check in.

    FAQs re ‘Check in’ Meetings
    • The meetings are scheduled for this day. If however, you are feeling well informed at this point you can check in with the teacher at some other time. 
    • School will close at 12.30pm and we ask that children are collected promptly, or booked into After School Care. 
    • Our school values of ORCA empower students to take ownership and responsibility for their learning. As such, these meetings are for you to attend with your child. 
    • Due to time constraints we can only accommodate one interview time for each child. 
    • Each interview will be 12 minutes. If you have more than one child please don’t book back-to-back meeting times but allow yourself time between meetings. 
    • Interviews can be booked on this link www.schoolinterviews.co.nz 
    Term 3, Week 2 (July 31st - August 4th)

    CAMP FORMS!!!
    REMINDER THAT THE CAMP FORMS HANDED OUT TO THE YEAR 4 STUDENTS LAST WEEK ARE DUE IN BY FRIDAY 4TH AUGUST.

    • Library - Tuesday. Please remember your book bags and your books so you can reissue or change them.
    • Cross Country starts on Monday 31st July. All students will be participating in training for the cross country. Please bring extra clothes to run in. If your child is unable to run please send them to school with a signed note. Thank you :)
    • Full school assembly - Friday 2.20pm

    Term 3, Week 1 (July 24th - July 28th)


    • Library - Tuesday. Please remember your book bags and your books so you can reissue or change them.
    • Rippa Tournament Day ( Year 4 boys) - Tuesday 25th July
    • Get those raffle tickets sold everyone. If you can’t sell them, bring the tickets back in the next 2 days so that other students can sell them. We want and need ALL books sold so we can get as much money as possible to start our adventure playground fund.



    Term 2, Week 10(July 3rd- July 7th)


    Support guide dogs - biscuits are $1.00 (optional)

    • Library - Please remember to bring in your book bags and your books ready to renew your books or change them for the holidays.

    • Rippa training for the year 4 teams on Tuesday and Thursday we have our 2nd tournament at Silverdale Rugby Club.

    • Bikes and helmets to be brought in on Friday so we can enjoy the bike track with L4
    • School reports come home Friday
    • Assembly 2.15pm Friday

    Term 2, Week 9(June 26th- June 30th)



     Things to remember for this week:

    • Library - Please remember to bring in your book bags and your books ready to renew them or change them.
    • Science - all the students are conducting an experiment with their group this week. Each student has been allocated something to bring. Please check with your child to see what they need to bring in to make their experiment a success!
    • Rippa training for the year 4 teams on Tuesday and Thursday 12.45pm.
    • VLC Soccer - Wednesday lunchtime
    • Passion Friday - Please remember to check what you need so you are organised


    Term 2, Week 8(June 19th- June 23rd)




     Things to remember for this week:

    • Year 4 parents who are interested in going to camp and received a form, must return this form by end of Monday.
    • Library - Please remember to bring in your book bags and your books ready to renew them or change them.
    • Rippa training for the year 4 teams on Tuesday and Thursday 12.45pm.
    • Passion Friday - Please remember to check what you need so you are organised
    • Assembly - 2.20pm Friday 23rd June

    Term 2, Week 7(June 12th- June 16th)

     Things to remember for this week:


    • Library - Please remember to bring in your book bags and your books ready to renew them or change them.
    • Rippa training for the year 4 teams on Tuesday and Thursday 12.45pm
    • Passion Friday - Please remember to check what you need so you are organised

    Term 2, Week 6(June 5th- June 9th)

     Things to remember for this week:


    • Library - Please remember to bring in your book bags and your books ready to renew them or change them.
    • Wednesday - 7th June Netsafe meeting 7.00-8.00pm
    • Rippa training for the year 4 teams on Tuesday and Thursday 12.45pm
    • Passion Friday - Please remember to check what you need so you are organised


    Term 2, Week 5(May 29th- June 2nd)

     Things to remember for this week:

    • School Photos - Monday 29th May
    • Library - Please remember to bring in your book bags and your books ready to renew them or change them.
    • E-LEARNING MEETING
    • On Wednesday 31 May from 6.30 to 7.30pm in the school staffroom there will be a parent information evening presenting how we are progressing on our journey with e-Learning. The agenda for the evening will be:
    • - What we have achieved so far!
      - Teacher tools.
      - Google Apps for Education.
      - Student tools for learning - sites / apps.
      - The SAMR model for integrating technology.
      - Good sites for learning at home.
    • Passion Friday. Remember to check what you need so you are organised.


    Term 2, Week 4(May 21st-25th)

     Things to remember for this week:


    • Sum dog Maths North Auckland competition. Try to log on and complete as many questions as you can. I can see some have done some over the weekend. Well done! www.sumdog.com
    • Library - Please remember to bring in your book bags and your books ready to renew them or change them.
    • Student led conferences on Wednesday. Please remember school finishes at 12.30pm
    • Rippa rugby tournament on Thursday at Silverdale Rugby Club (only for those in the year 4 rippa team)
    • Passion Fridays are up and running again. Remember to check what you need so you are organised.
    • Mufti day on Friday to support the Westpac Chopper Appeal. Remember to wear a wig or facial hair and bring a gold coin donation - every bit helps :)

    Term 2, Week 3(May 15th-19th)



     Things to remember for this week:

    • Week 4 Learning Celebration- remember to book a time
     HOW TO BOOK A LEARNING CELEBRATION TIME?

    Go to the website www.schoolinterviews.co.nz and enter our school code: k23pp
    You will need your child’s 2017 year, classroom, and name of teacher, to complete your booking.
    Enter these details and choose a time that suits you. 
    You will receive an emailed confirmation of your booking

    • Library - Please remember to bring in your book bags and your books ready to renew them or change them.
    • Rippa rugby training for the year 4 teams on Tuesday and Thursday with Mrs Maurice and Mr Collins
    • Passion Fridays are up and running again. Remember to check what you need so you are organised.

    Term 2, Week 2(May 8th-12th)


     Things to remember for this week:


    • Library - Please remember to bring in your book bags and your books ready to renew them or change them.
    • Rippa rugby training for the year 4 teams on Tuesday and Thursday with Mrs Maurice and Mr Collins
    • Passion Fridays starts up this week again. Please get your forms in by Monday 8th May.
    • Remember to book in a time to celebrate your learning on Wednesday May 24th.

    Term 2, Week 1(May 1st-5th)


     Things to remember for this week:


    • Library - Please remember to bring in your book bags and your books ready to renew them or change them.


    • Assembly - Friday 2.20pm




    Term 1, Week 11(April 10th-14th)

     Things to remember for this week:


    • Library - Please remember to bring in your book bags and your books ready to renew them or change them.



    • Assembly - Thursday 2.20pm

    Term 1, Week 10 (April 3rd-7th)


     Things to remember for this week:


    • Library - Please remember to bring in your book bags and your books ready to renew them or change them.

    • Bikes - Thursday is our bike day.  Please bring in your helmets and shoes as we would like to finish our bike programme with a duathlon (running and biking).

    • Passion Fridays - Remember to check what you need so you are organised.



    Term 1, Week 9 (March 27th- March 31st)










    Things to remember for this week:




    • Library - Our library day is Tuesday.  Please remember to bring in library books to either be reissued or returned.  Students are encouraged to bring in books from home or use their library books during SSR. Please encourage your child to read for 20mins each night. They have their readers as well as their library books!

    • Bikes -  This week (Thursday) we would love for the children to bring in their bikes and helmets.  Covered shoes are recommended.  
    • Passion Fridays Remember to check what you need so you are organised for Friday!
    • Assembly - School assembly on Friday at 2.20pm



    Term 1, Week 8 (March 20th- March 24th)

    Things to remember for this week:

    • Library - Our library day is Tuesday.  Please remember to bring in library books to either be reissued or returned.  Students are encouraged to bring in books from home or use their library books during SSR. Please encourage your child to read for 20mins each night. They have their readers as well as their library books!

    • Bikes -  This week (Thursday) we would love for the children to bring in their bikes and helmets.  Covered shoes are recommended.  

    • Passion Fridays Remember to check what you need so you are organised for Friday!




    Term 1, Week 7 (March 13th- March 17th)

    Things to remember for this week:



    • Rosalie - our French student is leaving us on Monday 20th March.  It would be nice if we could have a shared lunch for her on Friday 17th March. Please if you can bring a small plate to share that would be fantastic!

    • SWIMMING - Swimming again on Monday (March 13th) The year 4s will be going to the pool with Mrs Maurice and the year 3s will be swimming in the school pool with Miss S. Please make sure your togstowelscap and goggles are in a named plastic bag.
    • Library - Our library day is Tuesday.  Please remember to bring in library books to either be reissued or returned.  Students are encouraged to bring in books from home or use their library books during SSR. Please encourage your child to read for 20mins each night. They have their readers as well as their library books!
    • Bikes -  This week (Thursday) we would love for the children to bring in their bikes and helmets.  Covered shoes are recommended.  

    • Gala/Cakes  Cakes are due this Friday in support of the gala!  If you are able to bake a cake/muffins or a slice for the gala this is truly appreciated. Thank you for your support :)
    • Passion Fridays-  Remember to check what you need so you are organised for Friday!
    • Gala - Saturday!!! YAY!



    Term 1, Week 6 (March 6th- March 10th)

    Things to remember for this week:


    • SWIMMING - Swimming again on Monday (March 6th) The year 4s will be going to the pool with Miss S and the year 3s will be swimming in the school pool with Mrs Maurice. Please make sure your togs, towels, cap and goggles are in a named plastic bag.
    • Devices - Devices are to continue to come in every day. Please make sure the devices are charged ready for the next day.
    • Library - Our library day is Tuesday.  Please remember to bring in library books to either be reissued or returned.  Students are encouraged to bring in books from home or use their library books during SSR.
    • Bikes -  This week (Thursday) we would love for the children to bring in their bikes and helmets.  Covered shoes are recommended.  
    • Gala/Cakes  Cakes are due this Friday in support of the gala!  If you are able to bake a cake/muffins or a slice for the gala this is truly appreciated. Thank you for your support :) 
    • Passion Fridays-  This week (Friday) Passion Friday is going to start.  Students will be notified of their group, time and place. An email was sent out to parents so please check your email :) Parents this will need to be paid for before they start. Thank you!



    Term 1, Week 5 (February 27th- March 3rd)

    Things to remember for this week:



    • SWIMMING - Swimming again on Monday (February 27th) The year 4s will be going to the pool with Mrs Maurice and the year 3s will be swimming in the school pool with Miss S. Please make sure your togs, towels, cap and goggles are in a named plastic bag.
    • Devices - Devices are to continue to come in every day. Please make sure the devices are charged ready for the next day.
    • Library - Our library day is Tuesday.  It would be great if the children had a book bag, these are useful and keep the books from school and newsletters protected.
    • Bikes -  This week (Thursday) we would love for the children to bring in their bikes and helmets.  Covered shoes are recommended. 
    • Mufti/Gala  - Mufti is on Friday. Boys are asked to bring in savoury items (chips, crackers, nuts) and girls are asked to bring in sweet items (biscuits, lollies, chocolate)
    • Water guns- Our day for the water gun fight is on Friday. Children are welcome to bring their togs, towel and water gun if they wish to. 



    Term 1, Week 4 (February 20th-24th)

    Things to remember for this week:

    • SWIMMING - Swimming starts tomorrow (Monday 20th).  The year 4s will be going to the pool with Miss S and the year 3s will be swimming in the school pool with Mrs Maurice. Please make sure your togs, towels, cap and goggles are in a named plastic bag.
    • Devices - Devices are to brought in every day starting Monday 20th.  Please make sure they are charged at night and ready to go. Please also sign the new contract form that was sent home and return asap.
    • Library - Our library day is Tuesday.  It would be great if the children had a book bag, these are useful and keep the books from school and newsletters protected.
    • Bikes -  This week (Thursday) we would love for the children to bring in their bikes and helmets.  Covered shoes are recommended.  If your child does not have a bike we hope to be able to access the school bikes and helmets. 
    • Mufti/Gala  - Mufti is on Friday. Children are asked to bring in bottles (alcohol to the office or soft drinks or condiments like mustards, oils pickles etc).
    • Waterslide - Our day on the waterslide is Friday. Children are welcome to bring their togs and towel if they wish to. 
    • Peaches and Pickles Form - If your child is interested in any of the activities for passion Fridays please send the form back in by Friday 24th Feb



    Term 1, Week 3 (February 13th-17th)

    Things to remember for this week:

    • SWIMMING-Our swimming day is Monday. Year 4 will be going to the Leisure Centre as of the 20th February.  Please make sure if your child is in year 4 that they bring the swimming permission form and pay the money at the office. :) Year 3 children will be swimming in the school pool on this day. Please ensure your child has their togs, towel and uniform all named to avoid these getting misplaced.
    • PERMISSION/SIGNED CONTRACT FORMS-Please return these to me ASAP.
    • LIBRARY- Our library day is Tuesday. We will be going to the library this week.  Book bags are to come to school everyday please.
    • Bikes -  If you have a bike please bring your bike on Thursday 16th February. We will begin our bike programme this week.
    • Gala/Mufti -  Mufti is Thursday 16th February.  Children are asked to bring in brand new/non edible items please. Raffle tickets were handed out today. Please send these back to the office when the tickets have been sold. Thank you :)
    • Waterslide - Our day on the waterslide is Friday. Children are welcome to bring their togs and towel if they wish to. 
    • Powhiri - A powhiri for new whanau and tamariki will take place at 10.00am at the school hall on Friday 17th February.  A shared morning tea will follow with our teams.  If each child could please bring a plate to share that would be great. Thank you :)




    Term 1, Week 1 & 2 (February 3rd-10th)

     Whanaungatanga / Connectedness

    In the first few weeks we will be looking at:
    • getting to know each other and making friends
    • developing a positive classroom culture
    • knowing ourselves and how we learn best
    • discussing our values and expectations
    • finding out what excites us about learning
    I look forward to meeting everyone and starting our learning journey together.

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    2. Awesome thanks heaps for this Christina, busy times!! It will be great to be able to refer back to this during the week, much appreciated. Cheers, Claire

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