Relationships – Whanaungatanga, Resilience – Manawaroa, Respect – Manaakitanga, Responsibility – Tiaki

Kia Ora, Nǐ hǎo, Hallo, Greetings, 

Welcome to our new students and their families who have recently joined us:  Perry Gao, Rhys Band, Lucas Haddadin, Hector Kent, Lydia Lau, Noah Delonge, Max Lee, Siddondo Oduol, Ellie Adler, Evan Wang, Jessica Roberts, Noah Roberts, Yunna Li, Lola Croker, Sienna Croker, Tayla Deetlefs & Leighton Tetava.

New Staff

Welcome back to Mrs Marlene Jackson, who has started a New Entrant class in Room 5.  Mrs Jackson and Mrs Bartholomew will be teaching this class.  Also welcome back to Mrs Sue Everard, who will be teaching on Fridays in Room 9.  Welcome also to Mrs Cecilia Ehrhart, who will be teaching on Tuesdays in Room 2 for the rest of 2019.

Dance Festival

The Dance Festival is being held over two nights this month, and students have been practising hard for this.  This year the festival is at a different venue – it will be at Somerville Intermediate School on Wednesday 8 August and Thursday 9 August.  Tickets are available from the school office for $5 each.

Junior School Production

Our first production this term will be the junior school production.  There will be three performances – a matinee on Monday 12 August, an evening performance on Monday 12 August, and a second evening performance on Tuesday 13 August.  Tickets are available at the school office – at this stage they are limited to two tickets per family.  Matinee tickets cost $2, Evening performance tickets cost $5.

PTA News

On behalf of the PTA we would like to thank all the students and parents who supported the selling of the school raffle tickets at Fresh Choice last week end.  They all did an amazing job at asking people to support our school and buy a $5 raffle ticket – who could say no to these polite children?  The lovely thing about selling to our local community is that most of the people have a connection with our wonderful school and we heard all sorts of lovely stories about BBPS.  We also received lots of lovely comments on how polite the children were and we thank you all for your manners and enthusiasm on the day!  In total we sold 288 tickets over the weekend!  Amazing! A big thank you from us to you! 

 Have you returned your money and raffle stubs yet to the office?  Only one week to go!  We still need to do lots of fundraising to be able to replace the solar panels at the school pool so that this summer your pool will be warmer for you to swim in.  But we need your help to sell those tickets!  There are 5 fabulous prizes to be won!  And the tickets are easy to sell! You will have received 5 tickets at the end of last term, please ask your family and neighbours to help support you in selling your tickets and return your sold ticket stubs and money to the office before next Friday!  You have to be in to win!

Thank you again for all your hard work!  The PTA

Nathan Wallis – The Developing Brain – Monday 14 October – 7.30-9.00 p.m.

Bucklands Beach Primary School is proud to announce that the host of the documentary “All in the Mind”, and co-host of the TV Series “The Secret life of Girls”, Nathan Wallis, Aotearoa’s renowned neuroscience educator, is coming to our community with his talk – The Developing Brain 

In this presentation, Nathan will guide you through the stages of brain development that happen across childhood, which is a lot longer than you think. Nathan will reveal little tricks to make parenting easier, and help you open up communication with your child in a way that actually gets them to listen, develop & grow. 

This talk is for those parents or caregivers who want a quick snapshot of brain development. Now don’t worry about not being able to understand it! While Nathan has all the qualifications and academic creed, he comes from a background of being a foster child, father of three, grandfather of two and foster parent to many. 

His unique “tell you how it is” style will have you captivated, and you will walk away jam-packed with “ah-ha” moments. 

Tickets are available at 

Get in quick as tickets will sell out.

Community Notices

Bucklands Beach Tennis Club – Its time to start thinking about your kids Summer sports ….let them learn a game for life – Tennis.

Enrolment days are coming up soon – Saturday August 17th 12pm to 2pm – ( enrolment & on court have go session)
                                                          – Wed 21st Aug 6:30 to 8pm ( enrolment only )

Or check out our website for info and to register online :

The Junior fees are : $170 for 8 years and under, $200 for 9 to 18 year olds . This includes just over 2 terms of group coaching weekly . Starting Sept 7th 2019 and finishing April 2020.

Bucklands Beach Tennis Club recently awarded;  Auckland Tennis’ Junior Club of the Year, Senior Club of the Year and Overall Club of the Year 2019 !
Come and join our family friendly club. Rogers park, Jern Pl, Eastern Beach.