Announcement : 

Country Show Day – 29 October 2022 – 10am to 2pm   This week is packet week: Please bring in jelly, pasta, muesli bars, dried fruit, bags of chips, sauce packets. Anything tasty and in a packet. Please remember all items will go into prize hampers so be mindful of expiry dates (must be after 31 December 2022) and only new and unopened items please!   If you rather not bring in items every week you have an option of depositing a $25 donation 12 3046 0231780 00: Reference: Raffle Item. We are only asking one item per family.   For regular updates on what you can expect on the day, please follow our FaceBook page Silverdale School Country Show Day – Saturday 29 October 2022.  

Wednesday 11 August Silverdale School Newsletter

School Newsletter
Learn to Journey – Journey to Learn
Ako ki te Haere – Haere ki te Ako

Wednesday 11 August 2021

Kia ora, Talofa, Malo e leleli, Kia orana, Fakalofa lahi Atu, Taloha Ni, Ni sa bula, 你好, Namaste, 안녕하세요, Hola. 


Welcome to Denzel Spooner, Phontayne Spooner, Yuhan Wang and Rowan Jamieson who started with us this week. Our current roll is 875.

Happy Birthday 

Happy birthday to Talia Jex, Claudia Fenev, Portia-Belle Smith, Indiana Rithivy, Florence Nguyen, Maia Tipene, Sophia Lyon, Xavier Xu, Cooper Menzies, Chloe Albert, Leo Peters, Joshua Williams, Charlotte Patterson, Rhys Adams, Camellia Zhao, Annabelle Durbin, Jack Godfrey, Arya Crawford, Gemma Dunn, Aston Rushworth, Daniel Frandsen, Grace Norrie and Ben Grace.


During the winter months we have a lot of sickness going around the school. This sickness affects children and staff. Please make sure that if your child feels unwell or sick please don’t send them to school. At times during the term we find it hard to find reliever teachers to cover classes when our teachers are sick. When we have staff members away for an extended period of time due to sickness, we try our best to get the same reliever for the class but sometimes this is not possible, this is not ideal but this is something that is out of our control.

Principal Awards

Congratulations to the following children who received principal awards at last week’s assembly.

KERI Awards

Well done to the following children who received Caught by KERI awards at Monday’s assembly. 


Team Te Ohanga

Team Kiwi

Team Pukeko

Team Tui






















Sushi Winners: Carter Room 5 and Ernesto Room 34.

Silverdale School Board 

Silverdale School Board next hui is on Monday 16 August at 7.00pm, all are welcome to attend.

Silverdale School PTA

Silverdale School PTA next hui is tonight at 7.00pm all are welcome.


KERI Ambassadors 
All children at Silverdale School are using our school values of Kindness, Excellence, Integrity and Respect to solve minor problems involving conflict. As well as running the Cool School programme in our classrooms we have a group of specially trained Year 5 and 6 students who will be acting as KERI ambassadors. Our KERI ambassadors will be mediating minor conflicts between students during playtime and lunchtime, supporting them to use their conflict resolution skills to solve their problems.

Cool Schools Programme aims:
“Conflict is a part of everyday life; it’s how you deal with it that makes the difference.”
The Cool Schools Programme aims:
* to raise awareness of conflict and conflict responses.
* to develop empathy so that individuals listen to each other with understanding.
* to teach lifelong conflict management skills.
* to develop leadership in giving service to others through peer mediation.
* to empower individuals in making positive choices for building successful relationships.
* to grow respectful, global citizens who value diversity and human rights.

Growth Mindset v Fixed Mindset
Mindset is a simple idea discovered by world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck in decades of research on achievement and success.
In a fixed mindset, people believe their basic qualities, like their intelligence or talent, are simply fixed traits. They spend their time documenting their intelligence or talent instead of developing them. They also believe that talent alone creates success, without effort. They’re wrong.
In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work; brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment. Virtually all great people have had these qualities.
Mindsets are beliefs, beliefs about yourself and your most basic qualities. Think about your intelligence, your talents, your personality. Are these qualities simply fixed traits, carved in stone and that’s that? Or are they things you can cultivate throughout your life?
People with a fixed mindset believe that their traits are just givens. They have a certain amount of brains and talent and nothing can change that. If they have a lot, they’re all set, but if they don’t… So people in this mindset worry about their traits and how adequate they are. They have something to prove to themselves and others.
People with a growth mindset, on the other hand, see their qualities as things that can be developed through their dedication and effort. Sure they’re happy if they’re brainy or talented, but that’s just the starting point. They understand that no one has ever accomplished great things—not Mozart, Darwin, or Lorde, without years of passionate practice and learning.

Bayleys and Golstruct Homes

This week Bayleys and Golstruct Homes presented our school with a cheque for $12,000 this is part of sponsorship they have we us. A huge thank you to Bayleys and Golstruct Homes for their support of our school. 

Cameron Lockie

We will be holding a mid year stocktake of our library in week 4 of this term, beginning Monday 16 August.  

Please can you ensure ALL books are returned as soon as possible to the library.

Great news for Silverdale School!

Each Membership sold between 1 August and 30 September will put your school in the draw to win a $1,000 JB Hi-Fi e-gift voucher!     

This prize will be won by one lucky New Zealand school. Make sure you get the word out to your school community so that it could be yours. 

I have included your Online Order Page link below to make it easy to sign up.


Orewa College Enrolment

Applications are now open for 2022 enrolments.

Please visit our website under Information/Enrol.

Out of zone applications can be submitted the same way and close on 1 September, with a ballot taking place on 8 September 2021.

Y7 Information Evening is on Thursday, 26 August 2021 at 7.00pm in the Orewa College Arts & Events Centre.

Queries can be emailed to:

Our Country Show Day Sponsors

Thank you to our Newsletter Sponsors

Community Notices

Hi fabulous families!
We are very excited to announce that is partnering with New Zealand Fashion Week to produce their ‘Kids Show’ on Sunday 29th August.

We are currently casting this show, and are looking for mature, energetic, fabulous children to walk the runway in our designers’ stunning outfits. 
Children must be between 3 yrs and 15 yrs of age. They also must be available to attend a fitting at 3pm on the 22nd August. 
To be considered for this opportunity, please fill out the attached form and send to before Saturday 7th August.
If you are chosen to participate, you will be notified on Sunday 8th August.

Silverdale School Cheer Team 2021

Crave Athletics are now open for any new year 3-6 members interested in joining.

Competitive Cheerleading is a provisionally recognised Olympic sport. It builds strength, develops coordination, and fosters teamwork. During practices, athletes will be taught the basic foundations of stunting, tumbling, jumping, and dancing. These skills will be strung together into a routine that will be competed against schools all over the Auckland area.

No prior experience required.

Practice is every Friday during lunchtime in the school hall.  Year 3 – 6 only.

Please follow this link to join or enquire.


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