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Mon Jul 04 07:57pm

This week’s newsletter has been posted for you to read.

Disco Tonight! Suppers Pick Up

Fri Jul 01 03:21pm

Just a quick reminder we have our AIMS DISCO fundraising event tonight in the school hall between 6 pm and 8 pm. We know lots of children are really excited! We thank you in advance for your support of the fundraiser.

For those who have ordered suppers, you can now pick them up from the school technology room (on the side of the hall) from 2.45 pm onwards. You can also pick them up at the start of the DISCO.

A reminder of the prices below:

Entry $2

Sausages $2

Slushies $2

Water $1

Glow Sticks $1 and $2 options

Once again, the intermediate girls thank you for your support of them as they prepare for the AIMS Games in Tauranga next term.DISCO Poster

Reports Have Been Emailed

Fri Jul 01 03:07pm


Your child’s report has been emailed to the email that we currently hold for you. 

If you have not received a report via email, please email: an a report will be emailed to you.

Thank you.



Tue Jun 28 04:41pm

There is a newsletter available to read online.

Parent Teacher Interviews Reminder

Tue Jun 28 01:49pm


We will be holding our Parent/Teacher/Student interviews on Monday 4th July and Wednesday 6th July.

Thank you to those families who have already booked an interview time 

If you haven’t yet booked a time, please go to our website / school info / book an interview. 

The code you will need is kyzz3  When making an appointment, you will also need to know the following:

Your email address
Your child’s room no.
The name of your child’s teacher

We look forward to meeting you at the interview.

AIMS DISCO and Supper Orders

Mon Jun 27 08:59pm

DISCO Fundraiser

On Friday night there will be a disco between 6pm and 8pm for our students in the school hall. Entry is $2. There will be sausages, water and slushies on sale. Children will also be able to purchase glow sticks. Prices are as listed below in the poster. Please bring small change to help the sellers.

DISCO Poster

AIMS GAMES Fundraiser – Supper Orders

Chop Suey and Rice- $5
Curry and Rice- $5

As part of our fundraising for the Intermediate AIMS Games which we are attending next term in Tauranga, we are selling suppers on Friday 1st July. They will be ready for collection from 5.30 pm in the school technology room while the AIMS DISCO is occurring. 

If you wish to order suppers, please fill in the form your child has brought home. Put in an envelope with your money and return it to school by Wednesday, 29th June. We will collect the orders from the classrooms.

The girls greatly appreciate your generous support.

AIMs Games Girls and Staff

Suppers Orders


Mon Jun 27 08:36pm

There are NO MATHS WORKSHOPS this week. However, you can try these problems at home with your child…

Make sure you can explain and justify your responses. Draw pictures if this helps you to understand.

w + 14 = 30

2b + 5 = 23

6h – 7 = 29

d + d – 5 = 13

3p + p + 2 – p = 17




Wed Jun 22 02:30pm

There is NO NETBALL GAME this week Thursday 23rd June at the Auckland Netball Centre due to the long weekend. Please ensure your daughter is picked up promptly after school tomorrow. 

Parent/Whanau Maths Workshops

Wed Jun 22 09:02am

We are holding Parent/Whanau Maths Workshops today Wednesday 22nd June at 1.30pm AND 5.30pm.  See you there.

Maori Hui 11am in Hall Wednesday 22//

Tue Jun 21 09:23am

Thank you to those who have returned the permission slip for the Maori Hui tomorrow. 

If you have not done so, please return the slip to Mrs Siluuga to indicate if your child will be attending the hui or not.  Thank you.


Mon Jun 20 05:24pm

There will be a new newsletter to read tonight.

Parent Whanau Maths Workshops

Wed Jun 15 12:23pm

Apologies for the error in the date for the workshops.  They are being held today Wednesday 15th June at 1.30pm and 5.30pm in the school library.  See you there!


Wed Jun 15 11:16am

The newsletter is ready for you to read on the app.  It goes up late Monday or Tuesday mornings each week.  Please look out for it!


Week 7 13th June

School Office Hours for Friday 10/6/22

Thu Jun 09 07:44pm

The school office will be CLOSED  tomorrow (FRIDAY 10th June): from:10.30am – 12.30pm

Office staff will not be available during this time. 


Tue Jun 07 05:33pm

A newsletter for this week has been published.  Please read.

Friday 3 June 2022

Thu Jun 02 04:32pm

This week we are celebrating Samoan Language Week. 

Tomorrow (3rd June) children may come to school dressed in their cultural clothing.  They will also a panikeke as a treat.



Sports Exchange with Kingsford School Cancelled Today

Thu Jun 02 01:08pm

The sports exchange planned for today has been cancelled due to the rainy weather.

Parish Mass 10am Sunday 29th May 2022

Tue May 24 05:16pm

We look forward to seeing as many families as possible at the 10am Mass on Sunday 29th May 2022 when our school will be leading the Mass for the Feast of the Ascension.  This is a privilege that we only get a couple of times a year and with Covid we have not been able to lead the Mass for the past 2 years.  We look forward to a great celebration!

PTFA Meeting

Sun May 22 08:30pm

Monday 23 May @7pm
School Staffroom
We would love to meet some new families – please come along and find out about all the wonderful things the PTFA achieves and creates for our children.

Whanau Maths Workshops

Fri May 20 12:37pm

Are you interested in what your child is doing in maths?
Do you want to support them?
Come along to informal, fun sessions with us and a mentor from Massey University.
Attend all five sessions for maximum benefit – and for the chance to go in the draw to win two terms worth of free attendance dues for your child. Alternatively, come along when you can.
Choose the workshop days and times that best suit you.
We look forward to seeing you.

Whanau Maths Workshops

Pink Dress up Dress Down No Uniform Day(

Thu May 19 05:27pm

To show we support anti bullying at our school, children are allowed to wear something pink tomorrow and do not have to wear their school uniform on Friday 20 May.

School Lunches this FRIDAY

Wed May 18 06:43pm

Lunch orders need to be given to the classroom teacher NO LATER THAN on Thursday 19/5/22 so that our PTFA volunteers can be ready for Friday.

Please ensure that your child’s lunch order is written on the front of an envelope and has the correct money inside. Below is the lunch order menu. Please note that we have discontinued the quiche option.

We thank you in advance for sending the orders in a day early.

Lunch options

School Lunches start this week

Wed May 04 05:45pm

If you wish to buy a school lunch for your child on Friday 6th May, please place the correct money in an envelope and write your child’s name and room number on the front of the envelope.

Lunch orders must be given to the classroom teacher NO LATER THAN Thursday 5th May in readiness for Friday.  Thank you.

This week’s newsletter is now available to read on the app.

Tue May 03 11:01am

Welcome to Term 2

Sun May 01 09:55am

Welcome to Term 2

Welcome to Term 2

Easter Raffle

Tue Apr 12 06:54pm

Just a quick reminder that the last ticket sales for the Easter Raffle will take place tomorrow morning.

Please see information below:

The intermediate girls in preparation for their Camp next term are holding an Easter Raffle. Tickets are $1 each. To purchase tickets, children can drop an envelope to the girls on the deck in front of the Intermediate classroom each morning before school. Please have the name of the child, the classroom number and how many tickets you would like written on the front of the envelope. Please have the correct change in the envelope. The raffle will be drawn on Wednesday 13th April. Thank you in advance for your support!



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