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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 14 June

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

Newsletter – Wednesday 14 June

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 Kabir Anand, Liam Grobler, Brady Walton, Jaco Munnik, Harper Haworth, Melody Zhao, Cara Brink, Emily Friedwald, Harper Oldfield, Lucy Wang, Indie-Rose Stratful, Nathan Kotz, Louie Cox, Ally Groenewald and Jaxon Planjar.


Matariki 2023

During Week 10, from Monday/Mane, te 26 Hune/June to Friday/Rāpare, te 30 o Hune/June, our kura will be celebrating Matariki 2023 (Maori New Year) with various events and activities. 

Students will need to bring materials for making a kite on Tuesday/Tūrei, te 27 o June/Hune. 

On Thursday/Tāite, te 29 o June/Hune, we will have a shared morning tea in our classrooms so students will need to bring in something to share..

Finally, on Friday, te 30 o June/Hune, at 11:30am, the whole kura/school will walk to Metro Park to fly our manu tukutuku/kites at 11:45am. This is always a hit with the tamariki and you are all welcome to come along.

Key dates for Matariki:

  • Monday/Mane, te 26 o June/Hune – Silverdale School Matariki activities begin
  • Tuesday/Tūrei, te 27 o June/Hune – Bring in materials for kite making 
  • Thursday/Tāite, te 29 o June/Hune – Shared morning tea (Students to bring a plate with listed ingredients)
  • Friday/Paraire, te 30 o July/Hune Kite Flying at Metro Park (Open to whānau), Meet at Metro Park at 11:45am 
  • Tuesday 11 July to Saturday 22 July 2023 – Matariki Festival 2023
  • Friday//Rāmere, te 14 o July/Hūrae – Matariki Public Holiday 2023

Room 32/34 Cakes

As part of their maths learning Room 32 and 34 made cake slices. 

“We started by making designs for our cakes then once we finished our designs we got paper templates to make into cake pieces, we folded the templates. We waited a day then we tin foiled them but we had to make sure there were no gaps if there was we got them fixed by a teacher. We then dipped powdery plaster into water we left that for a few days to dry. The icing recipe for our icing is gib primer p.v.a glue. We piped some icing with a piping bag onto our cakes. While that was drying we painted our clay decorations for the top of our cakes and when the icing dried on our cakes we painted the cake the colours we needed. Next we varnished our cakes and our decorations to make it shiny once we let that dry we hot glued on the our decorations onto our cakes then we varnished them again.”

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.


Country Show Day

Silverdale PTA are looking for sponsors for our biggest fundraiser, Country Show Day – 28 October 2023.
If your are interested in being either a Gold, Silver or Bronze sponsor, please contact the PTA via email and we will forward the sponsorship package. This is a fabulous advertising opportunity for your business as it is a community event of the year. 

PTA News: Galactic Grove Disco information

Entry tickets and money cards will be delivered to the children on Thursday 15 June.  If there is any discrepancies please contact the PTA urgently and we will rectify the error – 

If you have missed the cut off time on Kindo, we will have door sales.  Please come and see us.

Cash will be accepted at the disco, no eftpos 

Items available at the disco will be pizza, lollies, chocolate, ice cream and ice blocks, glow toys, photobooth to capture memories, face painting, nail bar and jibbitz.  Prices will range from $1 to $5.

Due to health and safety reasons, no non Silverdale School students are allowed to attend, this includes under 5 year old’s.  

Due to security reasons, after the disco, parents/guardians must collect their child from inside the school hall. 

If you have any questions, please contact the PTA directly.  Our email address is

Cameron Lockie

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. (

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Community Notices

Linku2 School Holidays

With lots of programmes and activities locally and across New Zealand on our Linku2 School Holidays website for the upcoming holidays, if you send out a physical, or have an online newsletter to your families, we’d be really grateful if you could include a link or details to give them great ideas on holiday things to do or holiday programmes and help support our local businesses.

We have listings for all regions of New Zealand but if you specifically wanted to link to Hibiscus Coast you can do so by CLICKING HERE

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