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Term Dates 2024 Term 1: Wed 7 Feb – Fri 12 AprTerm 2: Mon 29 Apr – Fri 5 JulTerm 3: Mon 22 Jul – Fri 27 SepTerm 4: Mon 14 Oct – Thur 19 Dec

Wednesday 7 December Newsletter

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Newsletter – Wednesday 7 December

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

Happy Birthday

Happy birthday to Lana Leng, Violette Goldsmith, Hannah-Belle Dixon, Jane Wo, Ryan Goodall, Livi Peyper, Aroha Wallace, Chase Dalzell, Lorelei Peat, Alex Stevens, Ji Won Ahn, Freya Bakhshov, Madison Forbes, Felicity Whitaker and Cameron Ma.


Kapa Haka Concert 2022

On Thursday 8 December/Tāite, te 8 o Tīhema at 6.30 pm, our wonderful kapa haka rōpū will be performing under our new canopy. We have missed out on our annual Tū Māia Festival due to Covid-19 so this is an opportunity for our tamariki to be able to finally stand and perform.Everyone is welcome to attend so feel free to bring a comfy camping chair and your wider whānau to watch.

We hope to see as many of our Silverdale community as possible on the night!

Ngā mihi


Farewell Assembly

On Monday 12 December we will be holding a farewell assembly for Mrs Christine Williams and Mrs Alison Gilchrist. The assembly starts at 2.00pm on the courts and everyone is welcome.

Mrs Williams has been at Silverdale School for 32 years as a teacher and has been teaching for over 40 years. She is retiring at the end of this year.

Mrs Gilchrist has been at our school since 2008 as a member of Silverdale School Board as chairperson/presiding member.


Mufti Day Friday 9 December

On Friday 9 December we will have a Christmas mufti day for the Salvation Army. We are asking that children bring in a can of food as a donation to the Salvation Army for their Christmas food bank.


Year 6 Children Leaving

If you have a child leaving the school at the end of the year and the uniform is in good condition please send it to The Kowhai Tree in Silverdale, thanks.


2022 End of Year Reports

Reports will be emailed home on Thursday 15 December. Please check your spam folder if you don’t receive your child’s report.

How to read your child’s End of Year Achievement Report?

Reading, Writing and Mathematics Reporting

The report shows you how your child is achieving against each of the areas of Reading, Writing and Mathematics. The achievement snapshot can be broken into three parts:

  1. The first graph shows your child’s achievement on a continuum of working towards the expected level (yellow), working within or working above the expected level (green).  As your child moves through the school it will track their progress across each year level. This is displayed by the white dots and the connecting blue line. Please note that the year level at the bottom of the graph indicates the end of that year level.

2. The top blue bar shows the Overall Teacher Judgement of what your child has achieved to date for that subject. The remaining blue bars further break down achievement in each aspect of the curriculum.

3. Your child’s next steps for learning are detailed in the right hand column of the snapshot.  Up to 3 next steps are highlighted for each curriculum area.

By logging into SchoolTalk you can find out further detail on your child’s achievement, progress and next steps. 

What can I do if I do not receive my child’s report via email?

  1. Please check your spam/junk folder or your promotions folder.
  2. If you can still not find the report you can access your child’s 2022 End of Year Report (and all previous SchoolTalk reports), by logging in to SchoolTalk. Click on reports, the drop down arrow and then click on the report you would like to see. These reports can then be printed or downloaded.

Softball World Cup 

What an amazing trip to the Men’s Softball World Cup to watch Australia take on Canada. The children cheered on Canada and Australia in an exciting game and also saw the tail end of the USA vs Cuba game and the start of the South Africa vs Denmark game. They collected team pins and scored lots of autographs from the players post matches. We also had 4 lucky children be flag bearers in the opening ceremony for the WBSC Sth Africa vs Denmark game. Exciting day for all.

Netball Congratulations

Congratulations to our Year 5/2 All Stars Netball team who has won the netball league for 2 years in a row the team also won the special awards trophy for “Least number of goals scored against”. Well done team.

Reporting Positive Covid Case

Contact Cameron ( use this format:

Child’s Name:

Child’s Room Number:

Date of positive test:

Last Day at School:

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

Cameron Lockie

School Leavers – Notice re ezlunch / Kindo School Shop

If your family is leaving our school and has been using ezlunch or Kindo, please make sure to stop any regular automatic payments that have been set up before the school year finishes.  You may also need to transfer or close your account which can be done as follows:

  • Not sure if your new school is using Kindo?  If you’re not sure if your new school is using Kindo, you can either ask them directly or go to “My Details” in your Kindo account and click on the list of schools to see if your new school is listed.  
  • New school IS using Kindo.  If your new school is using Kindo, simply click on the new school from the list in “My Details” of your Kindo account and you’ll be attached to the new school’s menu.  Any balance on your Kindo account will remain available to spend with the new school.
  • New school is NOT using Kindo, or you no longer need Kindo.  If you need to close your Kindo account, use the “Close Account” button within the “My Details” section of your Kindo account.  You can either withdraw your account balance or choose to donate your balance to the school.  Please note that all withdrawals will be made via electronic payment to your New Zealand bank account. Kindo is unable to process cash withdrawals.  

If you are wanting to withdraw your Kindo account balance or make a donation that exceeds Kindo’s threshold (currently more than $10,000 total within one year), Kindo may need to undertake some identity checks on you to comply with its obligations under the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Countering Financing of Terrorism (CFT) Act 2009.  Please action the withdrawal or donation in your Kindo account as outlined above and if these AML checks are necessary Kindo will advise of the next steps required in this regard. Kindo has endeavoured to make this process as pain-free as possible and appreciates your patience.

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