Principal’s Blog - Term 1 - Week 11 - 2014

A very special Royal visit!

What an exciting time for our School and Community. The buzz on Saturday was amazing and we were so lucky to have the opportunity to host the royal cavalcade and achieve a special, unscheduled Royal Visit to our School.


The flags, art work, singing and cheering set up a wonderful atmosphere and their Royal Highnesses, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, were so generous and open to having their tour slightly altered.


The pictures will show those who missed out, what a special occasion and memorable event it was. A significant event in our School’s history.


Master and Bachelor

We are pleased to celebrate and congratulate Waveney and Nicole!  Waveney Parker officially received her Masters of Educational Leadership with First Class Honours on Tuesday and Nicole Way received her Bachelor of Teaching Degree. We are proud of you both!

Ice Blocks For Sale on Thursday!

The last day for ice block sales this term will be on Thursday 17th April at 2.30 pm in the Junior and Senior areas.

Cookie Fridays start in Terms 2 and 3.  Watch this space for more information next term.

On behalf of the PTA, thank you for all your support with this fundraiser.  We will be back again in Term 4.

Many Thanks

  • Thanks to the G.B. Coffee Cart - this weekend our school gained $180 from the Royal visit and the Soccer Muster.


  • Thanks to The Country Providore for sponsoring our virtues for another year. This week we celebrate our virtues winners at the Thursday assembly and three students will receive a reward of an ice cream at the Country Providore.

Tummy Bugs

If your child vomits or has diarrhea please keep them at home for 24 hours to help break the cycle.

Yummy Sticker Promotion

Shop at your local New World, Pak n Save and participating Four Square stores.  Purchase Yummy apples, either bags with cut-out labels or individual apples with Yummy stickers.  One cut-out label is worth 10 apple stickers.  Place the Yummy stickers on Sticker Collection Sheets and the cut-out labels on Cut-Out Label Collection Sheets - available at the office in your whanau colour.  

Our Yummy stickers will then be converted into a winning share of the $200,000 sports prize pool from DG Sport.  In 2013 we received $498 of free sports equipment.   Please support this promotion and we’ll see how much free gear we can earn for 2014!

We wish you all a happy and safe holiday

The speed this term has flown by is amazing. Looking at the children and staff though, you can see everyone has put so much into this term and are ready for a break. This will mean we can all come back fresh and ready for a big learning and teaching term in May.


Upcoming Events:- These can all be seen if you scroll down onto our Calendar.


Thursday 18th April

Last Day of Term - 2:30pm

Monday 5th May

Term 2 Day 1 - 8:15 arrive for an 8:30 am start

12-16th May

Bike Safety Week


6th June

Grandparents Day

Term 4

Recycled Fashion Evening (see Community Notices on website)


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  2014 School Dates: Term 1: 3rd February -  17th April Term 2: 5th May - 4th July Term 3: 21st July - 26th September Term 4: 13th October - No later than 19th December (to be confirmed).