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 1 June 2022

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

Wednesday 1 June

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

Teacher Only Day – Friday 3 June

School will be closed on Friday 3 June for a teacher only professional development day.

Queens Birthday – Monday 6 June

School will be closed on Monday 6 June for Queens birthday public holiday day.



Welcome to Cooper Nolan, Isaac Roberts, Leo Naufahu and Millen Briant. Our current roll is 812.

Happy Birthday

Happy birthday to Rongchen Zhang, Caleb Tahere, Lachie Pollard, Jared Pieterse, William Albertyn, Catherine Wilson, Anthony Wilson, Levi Jobbins, Talamai Teo and Keisha Kettle-Williams.


Learning Conservations – Wednesday 15 June and Thursday 16 June

The learning conversations are three-way conferences with the teacher, child and parent. Three-way conferences take the form of a conversation between the child, the parents and the teacher as they sit together and talk about the child’s learning, with the child taking an equal role. This approach give children an opportunity to share with their parents their growth as a learner. The three-way conferences are designed to achieve one or more of the following goals:

  • to help children demonstrate evidence of learning,
  • to teach children the process of reflection and self-evaluation,
  • to facilitate the development of child’s organisational and oral communication skills and to increase their self-confidence,
  • to encourage children, parents, and teachers to engage in open and honest dialogue,
  • to encourage children to accept personal responsibility for their learning.

Times for Learning Conversations are:

Wednesday 15 June 12:30pm – 5:30pm and Thursday 16 June 3:15pm – 6:00pm

On Wednesday 16 June the school will close at 12.00pm, can you please collect your child at this time this is only for Wednesday 15 June.The  Stillwater bus will be running from 12pm on this day.

Each learning conversation session lasts for 15 minutes.

A link will be sent next week for you to book your learning conversations with your child’s teacher.

Mid-Year Achievement and Progress Report 

Your child’s Mid-Year Achievement and Progress Report will be shared with you on Friday 10 June. This will be emailed to you directly from SchoolTalk.

This report gives a snapshot of where your child is currently at. It will show a graph of achievement outlining how your child is progressing against each of the New Zealand Curriculum expectations for Reading, Writing and Mathematics and five next steps that your child will be working towards.

In conjunction with this report we will be holding learning conversations on Wednesday 15 June and Thursday 16 June. 


Samoa Language Week 2021 – Sunday 29 May – Saturday 4 June

Samoa Language Week / Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa is organised by the Ministry for Pacific Peoples to maintain and promote the language and culture of Samoa. Gagana Samoa is the second most spoken language in some cities like Auckland and Porirua, and the third most spoken language across New Zealand. 

Samoa Language Week celebrates the identity, language, and culture of students from Samoa and students whose families are from Samoa; supporting this group of learners to engage and achieve success.  

This special week helps all New Zealanders journey towards shared cultural understandings. For more information go to

Learn some simple words and phrases

Tālofa lava: Hello (formal)

Mālō le soifua: Hello/Good health

‘O ā mai ‘oe? How are you? (to one person only)

Manuia fa‘afetai: Good, thank you

Manuia le aso: Have a great day

Tōfā soifua: Good bye (formal)


KERI Awards

Well done to the following children who received Caught by KERI awards at this weeks virtual assembly.


Team Te Ohanga

Team Kiwi

Team Pukeko

Team Tui














Ju Won








Principal Award Winners

Congratulations to our principal award winners from last week.

Pick Up and Drop off Students

Scheduled Appointments

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

  1. Email the teacher and office (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 stop, drop, go area.
  3. Please stay in the car and the teacher/office 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 teacher what time you need to pick up your child.
  2. You will pick up your child from the stop, drop, go area.
  3. Please stay in your car and call or text this number 0273369199 telling us you are at school.
  4. We will send your child to you, please stay in your car.
  5. Please call or text this number 0273369199 telling us that you have your child.

Late Drop Off

If you are dropping your child to school late, please do not get out of your car just send your child to their classroom, they do not need to go to the office.

Reporting Positive Covid and Household Contacts

Positive Covid

Contact Cameron ( use this format:

Child’s Name:

Child’s Room Number:

Date of positive test or first symptoms:

Last Day at School:

No need to test on returning back to school on Day 8.


Household Contact

  1. Email classroom teacher
  2. Email Office (
  3. Test child at Day 3 and Day 7 if both tests are negative and they have no symptoms and they are healthy then they can return to school.
Cameron Lockie

Read-a-thon fundraising

Thank you to the 288 students who signed up and to all family/whānau and friends in supporting our school.  Read-a-thon was very successful, many books were read, approximately 1,612 an average of 5 per child and we raised a total of $23,609, that is amazing! 

Children won little spot prizes during the 3 weeks.

Congratulations to the following children:

Cameron H from Room 21 who won the Kids Activity Watch 

Giorgia G from Rm 36 who won the Digital Sports Activity Camera 

1st place winners – $200 Whitcoulls vouchers went to Mia and He-Xun both from Room 40 

2nd place winner – $100 Whitcoulls voucher went to Lucy from Room 34

3rd place winner – $50 Whitcoulls voucher went to Violette from Room 19 

Top classroom prizes winners are:

Room 29 –  won pizza lunch 

Room 21 – won an ice block for lunch

A special mention to He-Xun from Room 40 who read 79 books. 

Thank you everyone, our next event will be our famous disco.  Further details will be announced shortly.

Rippa Rugby

Last week 75 students headed to the Silverdale Rugby club to play in the annual Interschool Rippa Tournament.  5 boy teams and 2 girl teams had the best day ever playing 4 games each.  We came up against some tough teams, played our hearts out and walked away tired but pumped from our efforts.  Well done to everyone who participated and showed outstanding KERI values.  Thank you as always to all our parent helpers and family supporters who attended the day.

Supporting other children through Kindo
Kindo is adding a new feature to your myKindo portal enabling you to gift to others… starting with KidsCan. You will be able to buy lunch, shop and pay for our school items as normal, and you will now see some KidsCan donation offers on the checkout page.
Kindo will provide the donation receipts so you can claim back the 33% tax rebate – or sign up to TaxGift or Supergenerous to gift the rebate too.
If you have any questions or feedback, please email

Thank you to our Newsletter Sponsors

Community Notices

Participants can register through Eventbrite  and simply indicate if they’re part of a school, ECE etc. They can then collect rubbish and take it into the Recycling Centre without it needing to be a group clean up.

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Eventbrite link –

If you have any questions please contact 


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