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Wednesday 22 November Newsletter

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

Newsletter – Wednesday 22 November

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 Nathan Lee, Jack Lee, Alex Lee and Adam Lee who started with us this week. Our current roll is 856.


Happy Birthday

Happy birthday to Noelle Deviatova, Yuchan Kim, Erin Gardener, Ayla Shirtliff, Max Hastings, Zaiden Matthews, Alice Bowater, Aiden Havenga, Huriwhenua Parata, Zuri Barnard, Rhys Bulkeley, Myra Ram, Soakai Vaea, Tyla Macpherson, Jocelyn Cai, Arthur Kelly and Jacob Breedt.


Orewa College

Silverdale School former students Jake Barrington, Jasper Cornish and Nathan Norrie have been selected to join Orewa College  2024 Prefect Team. Their roles are listed below.

Nathan Norrie – Head Prefect

Jake Barrington – Arts Prefect

Jasper Cornish – Sports Prefect


Principal Awards

Congratulations to the following children who received principal awards at last week’s assembly.

Team Te Ōhanga Fun Athletics

On Tuesday Team Te Ōhanga enjoyed a morning of Fun Athletics in the sunshine. The tamariki moved with their class through a number of activities such as giant egg and spoon, relays, hurdles and discus. The highlight of the day was the class sprints, followed by a parent race! Thank you to all the teachers, children and parents who made this a special day!

Sustainability Challenge 2023

This year we took seventy-seven students along to take part in The Sustainability Challenge at Long Bay Regional Park. Each team of four- students and one adult were given the task of navigating their way around the park to find up to seventy-one markers and complete up to twelve sustainably focused challenges. All they had to go on was an orienteering map and some clues! 

Some of the challenges they faced were identifying native birds and their te reo names, using a catapult to show pest animals, nature yoga, packing a civil emergency grab bag, decoding animal footprints, sorting through which products could be reused, recycled or had to become landfill, recognising actions that create greenhouse gases among many more. 

The more markers they found and challenges they completed, the more points they earned for their team. They were also up against the clock, being given two hours to gain as many points as possible!

Silverdale School was joined by many other local schools, with over one-hundred teams taking part in the day. Our teams did amazing and all came home with big smiles, greater knowledge of sustainable thinking and tired legs! That includes the awesome parent helpers that made this day possible.

KERI Awards

Well done to the following children who received Caught by KERI awards at this week’s assembly. 


Te Ōhanga



















Integrity/Ngāku pono






Assembly Presenters

Congratulations to our assembly presenters.

Lost Property

We have a mountain of lost property, if your child has lost anything please come into school to collect.


School Calendar

This time of year is a busy time for everyone. One way to keep up with what’s going on at school is to check the school calendar on the school website.

Cameron Lockie

Year 4, 5, and 6 Athletics Day

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! 

Head to to sign up for your own fundraising page you can share with friends and family and help us fundraise.

All your sales will be tracked online and at the end you will receive a report showing who get’s what.

Orders have closed with cookies being delivered to school on Thursday 7 December.

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