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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 18 October

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

Newsletter – Wednesday 18 October

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 Anna Xia, Ayla Evans and Rasalee Kawmandya. Our current roll is 842.

Happy Birthday

Happy birthday to Poppy Coleman, Ari Abel, Charlotte Brown, Harper Barrows, Angela Yin, Jake Anderson, Jordy Buchanan, Klara Smith, Wian Goosen and Kyra Geens.

PTA News

Country Show Day – 28 October 2023 – 10am – 2pm:  

Parent helpers needed. For this event to be successful we need help from our school community, parents, grandparents, aunties, uncles, older siblings, your next door neighbour anyone is welcome to help us out.   

The PTA also needs volunteers to help with our pack down. If you can help from 2pm until we have finished, can you please contact the PTA –

Quick Fire Raffle items: Please keep sending them to school. If it is easier to donate $30 into the PTA account please do so before 20 October, only $30 per family. Our account details are 12-3046-0231780-00 Reference: Hamper Raffle.

Jolly Jars:  We have received some fabulous creations, it is not too late to for the children to create one. What are Jolly Jars? They are a jar filled with a lot of goodies, for example the children can add lollies, stickers, hair accessories (clips, ties, etc), crayons, they can be themed, Halloween or Christmas. For more ideas, please go to google or Pinterest. 

Mufti Day: Whacky Hair Day -Friday 27 October – gold coin donation.


Not returning in 2024

If your child/ren are not returning to Silverdale School in 2024 can you please let me know

Year 6 parents you don’t need to let me know.


Sun Smart

During term 1 and 4 it’s compulsory for children to wear the school hat when outside. There are many reasons why we make wearing hats compulsory, you just need to look at the statistics.


    • Over 4000 people are diagnosed with either melanoma in situ or invasive melanoma every year in New Zealand – that’s around 11 every day.
    • It’s the fourth most common cancer in New Zealand and accounts for nearly 80% of all skin cancer deaths.
  • Around 300 New Zealanders die of melanoma every year.
  • New Zealand and Australia have the highest melanoma incidence rate in the world.
  • Although Maori and Pacific people have a lower chance of getting melanoma, they often have thicker, more serious melanomas.

Help shape the future of our school.

What’s Next?

We will be hosting face to face meetings/hui to discuss our draft 2024-2025 strategic plan. The meetings will be a mix of before school, after school, evenings and during the school day. The face to face meetings will be held in the new classroom Room 43, the ground floor classroom closest to gate 2. Everyone is welcome to attend, tea and coffee will be provided.

Before school meeting dates 8.30am-9.00am:

Wednesday 25 October

Thursday 26 October

Monday 30 October

Tuesday 31 October

After school meeting dates 2.30pm-3.00pm:

Monday 30 October

Tuesday 31 October

Tuesday 7 November

Evening meeting dates 5.30pm-6.00pm:

Wednesday 1 November

Thursday 2 November

Tuesday 7 November

During the school day meeting dates 11.00am-11.30am:

Tuesday 31 October

Wednesday 1 November

Tuesday 7 November


Tuesday 31 October

Wednesday 1 November

Tuesday 7 November

2023 Community School Survey Results

To view the results of the community survey please click on this link. 


Code of Conduct for Parents

Silverdale School has a sports code of conduct for parents. Below is the code, if you have any children in sporting teams we expect all parents/spectators to follow the code.


Requirements of Being a Good Spectator

  • Remember you are representing Silverdale School and your children.
  • Be models of the K.E.R.I Values of Kindness, Excellence, Respect and Integrity at all times.
  • Never question the referee and always accept decisions made on the field.
  • When watching a game, make only positive comments from the side-line.  This includes to the other team and your own child’s team.
  • Any issues regarding opposition players or spectators should be directed to your coach or the school.
  • Silverdale School is a school that believes in fair play, and we ask that you continue to ensure that fair play is upheld at all times.
  • Appreciate and co-operate with your child’s coach, teammates and officials. There would be no game without them. 
  • Be positive towards your child’s team and complement positive play.
  • Be supportive of your child and the team they are involved in.
  • Do not abuse any officials, coaches, spectators or opposition players.
  • Any inappropriate behaviour reflects badly on your child, and their team and is likely to tarnish the school’s reputation in school sport.
  • Treat each player as an individual.  Respect the talent, developmental stage and goals of each individual player.  Help each player reach their full potential.  Be fair, considerate and honest with players. 

Cooperation with your Child’s Coach and Manager

  • Please remember all coaching, refereeing is done on a voluntary basis, make your child’s coach’s job as easy as possible by being appreciative and committed to your child’s team.
  • Show all coaches and managers the same respect as you would want.
  • Follow the coach’s and manager’s instructions.
  • If you have any concerns about your child’s coach, manager, or anything else contact the teacher in charge, the Sports Coordinator or Principal.

If you have any queries, comments or complaints – please put these in writing to the Principal,

We have also developed a code of conduct for our children who compete in sporting teams. The code has been developed in line with our KERI values. Below is the code.

KERI Expectations For Sport Days 

Not meeting these expectations could result in consequences depending on the severity of the breach. 

  • At all times, Silverdale School students will show kindness to all participants (competitors) and members (parents, teachers and helpers etc) of the sport day. 

Examples of Positive Behaviours: 

○ Supportive and kind language. 

○ Fair play. 

○ Including others. 

○ Using manners. 

○ Listening and following instructions. 

○ Fair play and following rules. 


  • At all times, Silverdale School students will demonstrate excellence while attending sport days. 

Examples of Positive Behaviours: 

○ Trying your hardest. 

○ Volunteering and helping out. 

○ Using your manners. 

○ Listening and following instructions. 


  • At all times, Silverdale School students will show respect to all participants (competitors) and members (parents, teachers and helpers etc) of the sport day. 

Examples of Positive Behaviours: 

○ Fair play and following rules. 

○ Using manners. 

○ No arguing with the referee. 

○ Supportive and kind language. 

○ Listening and following instructions. 


  • At all times, Silverdale School students will demonstrate integrity while attending sport days. 

Examples of Positive Behaviours: 

○ Listening to referees and follow instructions. 

○ Showing the KERI values no matter where you are. 

○ Helping others. 

○ Doing the right thing even if there are no adults around. 

○ Fairplay and sportsmanship. 

○ Keep within expected areas and boundaries. 

Lunch Boxes

We are noticing an increased amount of gladwrap and food packets being left around school after eating time. We are a zero waste school so all wrappings must go into the children’s lunchboxes and be taken home for disposal. You could help your child by minimising the number of wrappers put into their lunchboxes. Boxes with compartments work well and mean that wrappers aren’t needed at all.

Cameron Lockie

Online EFTPOS now available

Kindo now offers another way to make school payments. School families can now enjoy using online EFTPOS with the following banks when using myKindo. Currently there are 5 banks available with more coming on as Paymark set them up. Check out our support page for more information.

Kindo now offers Online EFTPOS for school payments

You can now enjoy using online EFTPOS with the following banks when making payments on your mykindo account- ANZ, ASB, BNZ, Co-operative Bank and Westpac. Check out the support page for more information.

If you don’t bank with one of the above banks
The Online EFTPOS team are currently working to bring on other banks.

They will happily pass on your feedback if you drop them an email at, to let them know who you bank with and how much you’d love to see Online EFTPOS! If you feel generous to contact your bank directly, it’ll help them even more.

School Uniform Co

From Monday 6 November to Friday 10 November, School Uniform Co will be closed during this period.

Available to answer any emails and calls if needed but there will be a delay with any orders over this period.

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