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 23 March

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

Wednesday 23 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. 


Welcome to Samaya Patel and Brody Abbott. Our current roll is 793.

Happy Birthday

Happy birthday to Noah Cardwell,Chloe Liu,Lola Tongiahoe,Mia Uys,Freya Melville, Alex Wait, Andre Jex, James Best, Sia Lee, Mason Collier, Beckett Parker, Alexander Eade, Eehan Noor, Molly Wiles, Keerath Kaur, Ryder Hodgkiss, Luke Cave, Tristan Tipace, Marcus Leslie and Sam Child.

KERI Awards

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


Team Te Ohanga

Team Kiwi

Team Pukeko

Team Tui





















Silverdale School Cyber Safety Hub

We are delighted to introduce you to this resource made available to you through our partnership with Family Zone – our school Cyber Safety Hub.

The purpose of the Cyber Safety Hub is to provide you with practical guidance and information to further support you in engaging with your children in their digital development. These tools and resources also allow the school and parent body to work together on creating a holistic approach to guiding each student’s online journey.

You can access the Cyber Safety Hub using the link below:

or from our website

About the Parent Cyber Safety Hub

The Cyber Safety Hub provides expert advice from leading cyber experts, ySafe, on the most pertinent issues and frequently asked questions around platforms like TikTok, Fortnite, Instagram, and more. There are app reviews with age and safety recommendations, along with a range of guides to help ensure healthy boundaries around screen-time and gaming, plus step-by-step instructions for using parental controls and filtering out inappropriate content.

We are very excited to be able to offer you this level of expertise and support in an area that we know has been challenging for many parents to manage. We look forward to working closely with you as we develop the cyber safety conversation within our school community.

School Donation

Our school donation is $200 per child or $50 a term. This money is used to pay for a large number of additional curriculum resources, subsidise a number of school wide activities such as swimming, art, dance and drama resources, sporting functions, developmental material and related photocopying and other essential resources.  

Each term the Silverdale Board puts all the names of those donations that have been made into a draw to give one child the chance to have their fees paid for the following term. The families that have received these in the past have been very grateful. We understand that a donation is voluntary and that it can be at times very difficult to manage. Mrs Reid in the office, is very happy to discuss possible arrangements for meeting this cost for your child. Each small contribution adds up across the course of time and helps to enhance the substance of this school.

Early Pick Up from School Procedures

Scheduled Appointments 

If you have a scheduled appointment  for your child during school hours please follow these instructions: 

  1. Email the teacher (all teachers emails are on the School Website) before 8.30am  with the time you will be collecting your child. 
  2. You will pick your child up from the carpark by Gate 1. 
  3. Please stay in the car and the teacher will release your child at the specified time that you have requested. 
  4. Please call or text this number 0273369199 telling us that you have your child. 

Early Pick Up

If you need to pick your child up from school before 3.00pm please follow these instructions: 1. Email the office and the teacher what time you need to pick up your child. 

  1. You will pick up your child from the carpark by Gate 1. 
  2. Please stay in your car and call or text this number 0273369199 telling us you are at school. 
  3. We will send your child to you, please stay in your car. 
  4. Please call or text this number 0273369199 telling us that you have your child.

Scooters and Bikes

Please remind your children that if they ride their scooters or bikes to school, they must walk them on school grounds and they must wear a helmet. Please also talk with them about riding their scooter or bike safety on the footpath before and after school, we have had a number of complaints that children are weaving in and out of people walking on the footpath.

Sit Less, Move More, Sleep Well Physical Activity Guidelines for Children and Young People

For school-aged children and young people (aged 5 to 17 years) high levels of physical activity, low levels of sedentary behaviour and sufficient sleep each day achieves greater health benefits.

A healthy 24 hours includes:

  • quality uninterrupted sleep of 9 to 11 hours per night for those aged 5 to 13 years and 8 to 10 hours per night for those aged 14 to 17 years, with consistent bed and wake-up times.
  • an accumulation of at least one hour a day of moderate to vigorous physical activity (incorporate vigorous physical activities and activities that strengthen muscles and bones, at least three days a week).
  • no more than two hours per day of recreational screen time.
  • for the remainder of the day:
  • sitting less, moving more – break up sitting time.
  • participating in structured and unstructured light physical activities.

Preserving sleep, trading indoor time for outdoor time, and replacing sedentary behaviours and light physical activity with additional moderate to vigorous physical activity can provide greater health benefits.

P.E.A.K.S (Participation, Effort, Action, Knowledge, Skills) 

P.E.A.K.S (Participation, Effort, Action, Knowledge, Skills) is our home learning programme where we celebrate the effort and commitment of students who take on a challenge and complete it in their own time.  It enables us the chance to recognise the depth and wealth of learning opportunities students engage in in their leisure time. 

Each team offers slightly different challenges they can engage in and there is also the opportunity to design their own challenge.  

Each year level has a set number of challenges to achieve in the year. Those that complete these will be awarded a trophy at the end of the year in recognition of their efforts.

PTA Easter Fundraiser 
The wonderful owners of Cob-Vienna (located 11/177 Millwater Parkway) have kindly offered to help our fundraising goals. 
We have two flavours (traditional or chocolate chip) to choose from or grab them both! 
Order your scrumptious hot cross buns via Kindo, you will not be disappointed. 


Great news the work on the canopy started this week. The children are very excited watching the workers drilling the holes.  

Cameron Lockie

A friendly reminder to please pay your donation. Donations paid now can be claimed after 1 April for a 33% tax rebate. 
When paying through myKindo, you will also see an invitation to “amplify your donation”. If you don’t normally claim your rebates, we would appreciate you choosing YES to support our school. Thank you.

Claiming back your Donation rebate for yourself
You can claim back 33.33c for every dollar you spend on donations (where donations are greater than $5). Here’s how to find our school donation receipts for this years’ tax rebate claim:

  1. Log in to and go to My Orders.
  2. Choose record type ‘Donation Receipts’.
  3. Set the date range
  4. Select Download Summary for IRD tax return to get a PDF document suitable for attaching to your tax return (containing all school donation amounts paid in the year). Individual donation receipts can also be downloaded as required, or several can be selected and downloaded into a zip file.

Information is available on

Using a tax agent to gift your rebate
If you have registered for TaxGift or Supergenerous, make sure this setting is correct on myKindo. Go to My Details and select edit rebate tax agent. You can specify a new Tax Agent for current and old schools, and nominate whether they should also collect the past 4 years receipts. All donation receipts will be directed from Kindo to the selected Tax Agent and rebates will be gifted to the school – there’s nothing further for you to do.

NOTE: Kindo cannot change the details on your donation receipt, so please ensure your Account Holder name is correct BEFORE paying any donations. Donation receipts will only be issued for items that the school has nominated as ‘donation receipt required.


Hockey registrations are open for all children Year0-Year6. 

Please see tthe link below in the information sheet. 
Registrations close Tuesday 5th April. 
Hockey is played at Millwater Metro Park on Monday evenings.
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. 

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