Announcement : 

The PTA Calendar Art fundraiser is now live! All orders can be made via the Kids Art website. By now you should have received your individual printed letter with your child’s code and instructions on how to purchase the products. Follow these instructions to place your order online: 1/. Go to 2/. Use the Entrance Code: KZ1029 3/. Enter your child’s room & name when prompted The fundraiser will run from Monday 28 August till Monday 18 September.  Please be aware that we will only be offering this purchase time.  After this cut off time no purchases can be made. This year we have calendars, notebooks, greeting cards, a mouse pad, diaries and a range of pens available to purchase, which make some fantastic Christmas gifts! Once logged in you can choose to use your child’s artwork or alternatively, load your own photo for printing on your artwork.  Any further questions please contact 

Newsletter – Wednesday 29 March

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

Newsletter – Wednesday 29 March

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. 

Teacher Only Day – Thursday 6 April

Our school will be closed on Thursday 6 April for a teacher only day where our staff will be completing professional development for the day.


Last Day of Term 1

The last day of term 1 is Wednesday 5 April.


Term 2

First day of Term 2 is Monday 24 April.



School will be closed on Tuesday 25 April for ANZAC Day.



Welcome to Harlow Holmes and Ashton Konik. Our current roll os 756.


Signing in

Just a reminder that if you come into school you must go to the office first and sign in. This is a health and safety requirement by the school. Thank you for your cooperation in this. 


Happy Birthday

Happy birthday to Wolfe Morales, Luca Gui, Jack Crombie, Benjamin Stewart, William Gray, Troye Williams, Elise Peach, Cleo McIlroy, Andre Harrod, Elaina Conaglen, Ava Wewege, Ryan Ha and Zayn Flewellen.



Congratulations to our Under 11B inter-club basketball team who won their competition on Saturday.

Classroom Chat Groups

Please remember that the best person to talk to if you have any concerns or queries concerning your child is the classroom teacher. Please contact the classroom teacher in the first instance.

It is not appropriate to discuss other children on social media. Please ensure that chat groups are used for the purpose of connection only and all concerns are directed to the appropriate people who can help.

As per our school policy, Silverdale School is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for students, staff, and visitors.

Our Code of Conduct (available to view on our school website under Schooldocs) serves as a reminder to all parents, caregivers, and school visitors that their conduct must support everyone’s emotional and physical wellbeing, and not harm it in any way.

The Code of Conduct applies:

  • to all conduct, speech, and action, and includes emails, texts, phone calls, social media, or other communication
  • while on school grounds or at another venue where students and/or staff are assembled for school purposes (such as a camp or sports match).

Standards of conduct

Silverdale School expects parents, caregivers, and visitors to:

  • treat everyone with respect
  • work together in partnership with staff for the benefit of students
  • respect and adhere to our school values
  • set a good example for students at all times
  • follow school procedures to handle any complaints
  • adhere to school policies and procedures (such as those listed below), and any legal requirements.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Interschool Swimming Gala.

Congratulations to all our swimmers that took part in the HBC Swimming Sports last week. We are incredibly proud of all your efforts and how you displayed our KERI values throughout the day. You all tried your hardest and represented the school beautifully and with great pride.

Poppy Harrod, Ellie Tuohy, Isabella Shaw and Harry Russell all made it into finals in their chosen events, putting them into the top 8 on all the coast. Well done to Maxwell Light who got 2nd and 1st in a number of final events. Well done to everyone who competed and gave 100% effort. You did Silverdale proud!

Finally, a huge thank you to all our parent helpers, without them we would not have been able to attend and we are thankful for your help.

Principal Awards

Well done 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. 


Team Te Ohanga

Team Kiwi

Team Pukeko

Team Tui






















Ten Tips for Using Your Home Language at Home 

  1. Speak your language or languages as much as possible, and encourage everyone in your family to speak as much as they can. 
  2. Tell your traditional stories, rhymes, poems and sayings to your children. Talk to them about your family, culture, and history. 
  3. Write to family or friends with your children in your language – cards, letters, emails, texts or social media – and plan visits to them if possible. 
  4. Read books together every day. Point to the pictures, read all or some words, and perhaps use bilingual books as well. 
  5. Watch programmes or movies in your language on television, from the library, or online. Perhaps choose ones with English subtitles. 
  6. Help your children with homework in your language from their school, club, church, temple, or mosque. 
  7. Sing songs with your children in your language. 
  8. Have fun! Play music and traditional games in your language. 
  9. Put up posters, alphabets, or charts in your language. 
  10. Explain that your children can be strong in two or more languages and cultures at the same time. 

Remember: Using your language or languages at home will help your children succeed at school, and in their future work.  It’s OK for your children to mix their languages.  It’s OK to ask for help from family, friends or teachers if your children don’t want to use your language.  It’s easier in a group. Join community activities, or find or start a language playgroup, culture group, school or club locally (or online).


What did you do Today?

What did you do today? is a question that gets asked in many New Zealand homes by parents as their children get home from school. The usual response is “not much”.

When they get home from school today, here are 10 conversation starters that will hopefully spark better responses that “not much”.

  1. What was the funniest thing you heard all day?
  2. What was your favourite thing that happened today?
  3. Did your teacher get cross today? What happened?
  4. What subject was the most interesting today?
  5. Was anyone away today? Did that make the day different?
  6. What was something new you read today?
  7. What happened today that you wish hadn’t happened?
  8. What did you enjoy most for lunch today?
  9. What are you learning about in science?
  10. Did anyone do something nice for you today? Did you do something nice back?
Cameron Lockie

2023 Silverdale School – Colour Rush – Online Sponsored Fundraiser

Like all New Zealand Schools, Silverdale School relies on fundraising revenue to further enhance learning opportunities and the overall school environment for all our students. Fundraising gives our students a sense of empowerment from being able to work as a team and contribute towards a common goal. This term we are running our annual Colour Rush Online Fundraiser.

Our Colour Rush is a great way to bring our community together and show school spirit while raising much needed funds for our school. This year, funds raised will go towards the refurbishment of our library, a project that will benefit all our current and future students.

Our students will be collecting online sponsorship for their efforts on colour rush day, all funds raised will go towards our Library project.

How will this fundraiser work? Once again we have partnered with online fundraising company Go Raise It. Collecting sponsorship online makes it super easy for everyone – no more door knocking, your child can collect more donations from further afield (friends & family living overseas, work colleagues etc) and no need to worry about handling cash!

How do I sign my child up to fundraise online? Each child can sign up for their very own fundraising web page to send out to collect online sponsorship from anyone, anywhere! 

Multiple children in your family? No problem, all children can sit under the same email address. You’ll find a button to set up another page while logged in to the fundraising account you created first.

Do I have to sign up for an online account to fundraise? We would love everyone to have an online account as this allows the school to significantly reduce the administration overhead of collecting and dealing with cash. Go Raise It adhere to strict cyber safe guidelines and this is built into our fundraising website. If you really do not want an online fundraising page, and still want to participate please check with the school office to see if you can collect cash.


We have a great range of fundraising prizes available including spot prizes and overall fundraising prizes for classes, teams and individuals. Please see the prizes page linked on the Fundraising Hub page of our fundraising website. 


Event Details

Date: 1 April 2023

Time: 9.00am – 11:30am – the last run will be at 11:10am 

Where: Start line, Silverdale School through parts of Metro Park

If you can help on the day, please contact the PTA via email:

Walking School Bus

What is a Walking School Bus?

It is a group of children who walk together to/from school with parent supervisors along a set route.

Why should I join a Walking School Bus?

There are so many benefits of a walking school bus! Parents get to connect with one another, children get to have fun and get active. There is less congestion at school gates with more people walking which helps to improve the safety of the roads around schools.

Details for our current walking school bus routes:

Route A – Start 8:15am 11 Harris Drive : Bankside Rd : Silverdale School.

Route A – 3 days a week (days vary). Contact Sophie 021 8000 98

Route B – Start 8:20am 14 Skipjack : Whaley Greens : Manuel Rd : Walkway down to  Miller Rise : Bankside Rd : Silverdale School.

Route B – 5 days a week. Contact Kate 021 258 6275

Route C – Starts 8:25am Crn Arbors Track & Madison Terrace : Bankside Rd : Silverdale School. 

Route C – 5 days a week. Contact Alice 021 047 3043.

Please contact route coordinators for more information. 

Anyone interested in starting another route please get in touch with Louise Cameron. (


Netball registrations are open – if you child is interested in playing netball this year, please register here Please note – each team needs a coach and a manager. Teams cannot run without this. If you have played netball before, you will be able to coach the basic skills these kids require.

Netball registrations will close Friday 24th March. Cost is $115 per player. Games are generally played at Edith Hopper Park in Manly, although teams can choose to play in Northcote.

Years 3 & 4 play Thursday afternoon

Years 5 & 6 play Wednesday afternoon

Year 2 – We may be able to put some Year 2 students into Year 3 teams. There is a skills program offered on Tuesday afternoons at Edith Hopper for Year 2 as an alternative. This runs for 6 weeks and will cost $50. This is run separately to the school program an you need to register directly using this link

Games start week commencing 8th May/last games will be played week commencing 21st August

Uniforms/Gear bags will be issued Monday 24th April

Please contact Lisa Dunn for any more information

Start Date for Term 2 – Go Deli

NO lunch service available for Monday 24 April 2023

Please use the link or if does not work, copy and paste. This will take you directly to the parents page. You can order your books from here and they will get delivered to your home.

Thank you to our Newsletter Sponsors

Community Notices


Unfortunately the Nathan Wallis talk: “Understanding Your Brain – Building Resilience and Maximising Learning” scheduled for Monday 27th March 2023 at Silverdale/North Auckland has been POSTPONED.

A new date has been set for Monday 22nd May 2023, same venue, same time. 

Please note your tickets are valid for the new date – just bring them along with you on the night!

If you cannot make the new date, you have the option of either:

1) Transferring your ticket/s to another session in the Auckland region or:

2) Request a refund.  *Please contact Eventfinda NZ to arrange a refund*

If you have any queries, feel free to email our office on:

We apologise for any convenience.  

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