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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

Newsletter Wednesday 17 May 2023

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

Newsletter – Wednesday 17 May

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. 


Welcome to Liam Halliday, Jack Huston-Rumble, Harrison Webb and Harper Dent. Our current roll is 779.

Happy Birthday

Happy birthday to Salma Aboutaleb, Jessica Gu, Johanna Sayo, Apolosi Vaea, Sienna Dodson, Molina Vaea, Hugo Dodson, Ejay Bracero, Leo Southam, Chane Boshoff, Lachlan Whittaker, Kaden Li, Jaxon Garrity and Indie Biggs.


Drop off and Pick up procedures for Team Te Ōhanga

A friendly reminder that children and parents are not to be on school site before the 8.30am bell.

In the afternoon parents are welcome onsite from 2.50pm and are asked to wait away from classrooms to avoid disruption to teaching. Please do not wait outside your child’s classroom.

At the end of the day all Year 0/1 classes move to the middle court for teachers to organise into gate lines. Children are then walked to each gate by the teacher in charge.

Parent and sibling pick-up.

These children are to remain seated in the centre of the courts, where teachers supervise them until 3.00pm. 

For the safety of all children, please do not collect your child before the 3.00pm bell. Teachers will release children to their parents once the 3.00pm bell goes. There is a lot happening at the end of the day and we don’t want any children wandering off. 

If your children are playing on the playground after-school, they must be supervised by an adult and on the junior playground. 


Pink Shirt Mufti Day – Friday 19 May

We are encouraging children to dress in pink and bring a gold coin donation to support Pink Shirt Day on Friday 19 May. We want our school to become a sea of pink. By taking part we will be helping to stamp out bullying by celebrating diversity and promoting kindness and inclusion.

If you would like to donate to the cause below is the link:

Silverdale School Pink Shirt Day Fundraising

Kōrero Mai, Kōrero Atu, Mauri Tū, Mauri Ora!

Speak Up, Stand Together, Stop Bullying!

Whole School Fun Run – Friday 19 May

Our school will have a Whole School Fun Run on Friday 19 May 2023 beginning at 11.30am. We will need volunteers to help supervise the children running the course. If you are able to help please email Donna Kitching (

On the day: 

  • 11.35am Whole School to meet on the courts in class lines.
  • 11.45am Team Tūī Fun Run (1 lap compulsory / 2 laps optional) 
  • 11.55am Team Pūkeko Fun Run (1 lap compulsory / 2 laps optional) 
  • 12.00pm Team Te Õhanga and Team Kiwi Fun Run (1 lap compulsory / 2 laps optional) 
  • Students have the option of running in shoes or bare feet.

Learning Conservations – Wednesday 7 June and Thursday 8 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 7 June 12:30pm – 6:00pm and Thursday 8 June 3:15pm – 6:00pm

On Wednesday 7 June the school will close at 12.00pm, can you please collect your child at this time this is only for Wednesday 7 June.

Each learning conversation session lasts for 15 minutes.


Mothers/Significant Adult Morning

What a great turn out we had on Friday for our Mothers/Significant Adult Morning. It was fantastic to see so many people in the classrooms having a fun time and participating in some many different activities throughout the morning. Thank you to everyone who came along.


PTA News

Country Show Day

Silverdale PTA are looking for sponsors for our biggest fundraiser, Country Show Day – 28 October 2023.

If you’re are interested in being either a Gold, Silver or Bronze sponsor, please contact the PTA via email and we will forward the sponsorship package.   


Second Hand Uniform Pop Up Shop

Thank you to everyone that purchased a secondhand fleece jacket.  We have sold out!   

All items that the PTA sells, the child no longer attends the school or it has been donated by a family.   

There are a lot of items in the lost property, if your child has lost an item of clothing there is a high chance it may be there.

Galactic Groove School Disco 

Silverdale Schools famous disco is back for 2023:

Date:  Friday 16 June 2023 

Juniors Disco:  Year 0 – Year 3 : 5:30pm – 7.00pm

Seniors Disco:  Year 4 – Year 6 7:30pm – 9.00pm 

Purchase the Entry Ticket and Money Cards via Kindo. 

This disco is for Silverdale School students ONLY.  Due to Health and Safety reasons, no children under the age of 5 can attend.  

For further information, please see the attached flyer. 

We require parent helpers.  If you can help, please contact us via email:

Teacher Only Day

The school will be closed on Friday 2 June for an Kāhui Ako ki Orewa teacher only day with Orewa Primary School, Wainui School, Dairy Flat School and Orewa Beach School, Orewa College, Ahutoetoe School and Nukumea School.

Silverdale Student Enviro Group

The Enviro Group have been working with the Whitebait Connection this term and last term and the action plan the students have came up with is to plant out areas by the stream to improve the health of the stream. 

They started planting on Tuesday with some cabbage trees and will continue with more of these as well as grasses. Please can you let people in our community know so that they leave them to grow. 

They are leaving the area in front of the kauri tree where the stream bends around free for classes to use.

Cameron Lockie

Green Man Walking – Road Safety 

Last week, our Travelwise Leaders took to the large crossing at Millwater Parkway/Bankside Rd/Longmore Lane. The Travelwise Leaders aim was to bring awareness to drivers to stop when the light is red and to watch out for students crossing. We’d like to thank drivers for taking extra care around this very busy crossing.

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. (

Thank you to our Newsletter Sponsors

Community Notices

There are a number of new entrance scholarships available to students from Year 7 to Year 9 wishing to enter Wentworth College next year.  Please contact Rachel Vaudrey if you would like to receive a scholarship information pack or to register your child for the scholarship exam on Wednesday 28th June.

The Food Truck Collective is coming back to Millwater! Don’t let the cold get you down, come join us for some of the best street food Auckland has to offer on June 16th in Metro Park. Can’t make it? we’re back on July 22nd as well for double the fun!
Click this Facebook link for up to date event info:  
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