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.  

Newsletter – Wednesday 16 March 2022

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

Wednesday 16 March 2022

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

Happy Birthday

Happy birthday to Bela Nair, Sophia Nair, Ryan Campion, Marnu Vorster and Abby Weakley.

Crossing Millwater Parkway

Over the past few weeks it has been reported to me that children and families are crossing Millwater Parkway by the dental clinic at the end of the school day. During this time Millwater Parkway is extremely busy and it’s very dangerous to cross there. Please cross Millwater Parkway at the lights at the corner of Bankside and Millwater.  

The Resilience Project – Te Whakatakanga Manawanui

Silverdale School is now in its second year of implementing The Resilience Project (Te Whakatakanga Manawanui) wellbeing curriculum into our classrooms. 

The Resilience Project is a schoolwide programme from Year 0 to 6 that provides practical, evidence-based, positive mental health strategies to build resilience and happiness. The programme focuses on three key pillars that have been proven to cultivate positive emotion; Gratitude, Empathy and Mindfulness (GEM). The programme also has a strong focus on Connection, Purpose, Kindness, Emotional Literacy and Physical Health. 

Now, more than ever, there is a high need for a focus on mental well being. As well as supporting your child at school, The Resilience Project is also available to support you and your child at home through digital parent and career presentations and access to TRP@ Home.

Parent/carer presentations – 5 x videos and program information (no login for parents). Click this link to access the parent modules.  Parent and Career Hub

TRP @ Home helps to connect the GEM principles with our families. 

  • TRP@Home provides families with resources, ideas and activities to practice GEM whilst at home.
  • TRP@Home also includes a blog with articles relating to GEM and its practice.
  • Take home activities on TRP@Home linked to the classroom lessons. 
  • To visit TRP @ Home please Click Here


Covid Information for Whānau 

We know that Covid is a huge concern for parents. The health sector has developed some excellent resources for parents on the KidsHealth website.Please check out the links below – 

New content is being added regularly to COVID-19 | KidsHealth NZ 

KidsHealth also covers a huge range of general child health topics that may be of interest to parents and help to reduce anxiety in your community.

Here’s a guide to help you work out when you, and your Household Contacts, can leave self-isolation.

From Saturday 12 March, people who have tested positive will not need to isolate again for 3 months after they have recovered, as the risk of reinfection is very low during this time. 

Everyone else will need to isolate again if they test positive or are Household Contacts of a new positive case. 

You can find more information here for:

– Positive cases: 

– Household Contacts: 

– How to self-isolate: 

Some Household Contacts who are critical workers may still be able to go to work through the Close Contact Exemption Scheme, provided they meet the criteria here:

Cameron Lockie

Netball registrations

Netball registrations are open for all children Year 2-Year6. Please see the Parents of Silverdale School page for link to registration or go to to complete the form. You can email me on for any queries. Registrations close Friday 18th March. Netball is played at Edith Hopper Park (Stanmore Bay) or Netball North Harbour (Northcote). Games are modified depending on age group. Each team will need a coach and manager. Without this, the kids will not be able to play. Information and support can be given to first time coaches. We are wanting these kids to develop a life long love of the beautiful game of netball!

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Community Notices

Fun Sticks is our grassroots hockey programme that is designed to give interested and keen kids a chance to have a go at hockey. It is aimed at pre-primary grade players and new entrants. It is perfect for beginners or those with limited hockey experience. Sessions are 1 hour in length and include about 15 minutes of fundamental movements, 30 minutes of hockey drills and 15 minutes of match play when appropriate.


The Programme is delivered over March and April at the National Hockey Centre on the following dates/times:

  • Saturday 05 March 9.30-10.30 am
  • Saturday 12 March 9.30-10.30 am
  • Saturday 26 March 9.30-10.30 am
  • Saturday 02 April 9.30-10.30 am
  • Saturday 09 April 9.30 – 10.30 am

For School Years 0-3 (ages 4/5 – 7/8)

Have fun, play, learn, explore, and make new friends!!

  • Develop basic hockey skills and create an understanding of the game
  • Build essential motor and fundamental movement skills
  • Skill based activities and small-sided games
  • Highly engaging environment that keeps players active and involved throughout the programme
  • Sticks are available onsite for new players
  • All participants require a mouth guard, shin guards are recommended if you have some.

I have just opened up a discount code for this programme for anyone in your school.

All they need to do is head across to the Funsticks registration page attached below and enter the discount code – funsticks22 at check out.

Funsticks Term 1 – 2022 – North Harbour Hockey Association

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