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 Neiva, Sophia Henrique Martins, Kaike Henrique Martins and Lara Louw who started with us this week. Our current roll is 854.
School Network Upgrade
Starting on Monday 27 November our school network will be upgraded, the installation time is set for 5 days. This will mean that the school will be without internet and phones for this time. We will be unable to receive or send emails.
We are hoping that the office area will be upgraded and back on line by the end of Monday 27 November. The rest of the school will come back online during the week. We will continue to update you when different areas of the school are back online.
On Monday 27 November if you need to contact the school please use this number 0273369199.
If you need to email the school please use this email address:
Happy birthday to Keerith Kau, Nyah Barkla, Brandt Gericke, Rheed Lessing, Ethan Liu, Panhaboth Meng, Oscar Shan, Hana Marami, Ella Bryce, Ethan Zhao, Asher Kanji, Elaine Wang, Armaan Mann, Archie Connolly, Leah O’Reilly, Jordyn Torbet, Carter Ross, Nathan Baker, Ruby Connolly, Kreeli Panchal, Fuzion Stevens, William Kim and Devyn Smith.
Term 4 Finish Date and Time
Term 4 will finish on Tuesday 19 December at 3.00pm. We will have a staff only day on Wednesday 20 December.
2024 Term Dates
Wednesday 7 February – Friday 12 April
Monday 29 April – Friday 5 July
Monday 22 July – Friday 27 September
Monday 14 October – Friday 20 December
Getting to and from School
If your child/ren are walking/biking/scootering to or from school can you please go over with them how to do this safely. Over the past few weeks we have had a number of reports of our children not being very safe when they are walking/biking/scootering to or from school. Below are some general tips.
How to stay safe when walking
Use pedestrian crossings or cross at traffic signals.
Stop and check at every driveway.
Walk on the footpath, close to the houses and away from the road.
Hold hands if walking with a young child near roads or in car parks.
Crossing the road, when there’s no pedestrian crossing
be patient and cross the road only when it’s safe to do so (it takes time for a vehicle to stop)
then use the kerb drill:
Stop one step back from the kerb.
Look and listen for traffic coming from all directions.
If there is traffic coming, wait until it has passed and then look and listen for traffic again.
If there is no traffic coming, walk quickly straight across the road.
While crossing, look and listen for traffic, wherever it may come from.
When using a pedestrian crossing
Use official crossings where possible – in fact, if you’re within 20 metres of a pedestrian crossing, the law requires you to use it.
Check that approaching vehicles have seen you and can stop before you step out.
Cross as quickly as you are able.
For crossings with signals, only cross when the green person or message shows.
Congratulations to the following students and their placings at our recent athletics day.
Children in bold will attend the inter school athletics day on Thursday 23 November.
PTA Cookie Dough Fundraiser
Our super yummy Cookie Dough fundraiser has launched and we need you to sign up and help us fundraise. It is super easy to take part as it is all done online – no cash and no paper order forms!
All your sales will be tracked online and at the end you will receive a report showing who get’s what.
Orders close Sunday 19 November with cookies being delivered to school on Thursday 7 December.
Thank you to our Newsletter Sponsors
SOFTBALL FUNDAMENTALS COURSE AT SILVERDALE SCHOOL
North Harbour Softball’s softball coaching programme starts this Thursday at Silverdale school. A really fun 4 week fundamental course to help teach throwing, catching and striking skills as well as the rules of the game. This Thursday is an Open Day, FREE for anyone to come and try and if you enjoy the session you can sign up for the remaining 3 weeks. The children can go straight to the session at 3pm. You can register using the link below to show up for a free session. nothing to lose, lots to gain! Softball is an awesome family sport and has just recently been added to the Olympic Games schedule for 2028. Come and have a go!! Open to all ages and no gear required!
Do the kids fancy themselves as the next Tom Abercrombie? Take them along to a BNZ Breakers game and show them the best of New Zealand basketball. There are 8 home games remaining in Auckland this season and every game will have epic basketball and entertainment for the whole family. Mark your calendar and get behind the BNZ Breakers. Tickets on sale now at www.ticketmaster.co.nz