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: Lesandu Dheerasinghe Arachchige and Max Mao.

Thank you to all of the parents who attended three-way conferences last week.  The students were buzzing about the opportunity to share their learning from the last six months with you.  Combined with Linc Ed, three way conferences are a great opportunity to see how your child is progressing and what they are currently learning.  A survey will be sent out later this week to collect feedback on Linc Ed and the three way conferences.


Sadly we say goodbye to the lovely Angela in the office at the end of the term.  Angela has worked at BBPS for 16 years, both as a teaching assistant and then in the office.  She has won a promotion, and is off to “big school”, working in the finance department at Botany Downs Senior College.  Angela will be sorely missed.  She has given so much to the school, and always with a smile.  We wish her the best of luck in her new role.  We will be advertising the role next term.

Term 3 News

Our next new entrant room (room 5) opens at the beginning of next term.  The class is going to be shared between Marlene Jackson (Monday to Wednesday), and Sarah Bartholomew (Thursday and Friday).  We look forward to welcoming our new students.  If you have a child turning five next year, please fill out an enrolment form next term.  This helps up to plan our numbers as much as possible.

I have been lucky to have been offered an opportunity by the Ministry of Education to shadow a Principal in a contrasting school for weeks 2 to 4, and week 6  next term.  During this time Carole and Moira will capably run the school, and I remain in close contact.  This is an exciting opportunity for two schools to connect and share complementary expertise, and we are also hoping to also connect classes and teachers.


A big thank you to Rachel Penny who designed our new signage outside the office and the hall, and to Wayne from Skids who paid for the signage to be replaced.  What an improvement for the look of our school.

Have a great holiday.  Fingers crossed the we keep seeing the sun!

Sports News

Rugby tournament

The under 45 kg team had a great tournament, playing 4 games in total. It was a great experience watching our boys and girls competing and we all went in with the aim of having a story to go home with. We played against two schools of a comparable standard and level of experience as us and it was great to see the team beginning to pass the ball and create some forward momentum in these games. The team played well although we did discuss how much better we will do if we get more people to training. Standouts for the tournament were Noah Williams who did a great job marshalling the troops as captain and Vaman Sharma who was our player of the tournament demonstrating great determination and resilience on attack and in defence.
Football tournament
A great showing by the interschool team at the round-robin tournament at William Green. They made great progress working as a team and were constantly a threat for the other teams. We managed to top the tournament table finishing with 3 wins and a draw. The team scoring an amazing 17 goals in moving on to the next round. There were so many highlights that it is hard to pick the best moments but some worthy of mentioning are Blake Walker’s hat trick in the final game (2 goals in the first 2 minutes), Ruby Snell finishing off a fantastically executed team goal as well as an increasingly more focused grind on defence to help protect the leads that we had. The biggest highlight from a spectators perspective was that the majority of goals were team goals with great crosses coming in to set up a great finish, goals worthy of much more senior teams!  They made huge progress as a team and with a bit more work will head into the playoffs next term with high aspirations.
Community Notices

A message from the NZ Police

NZ Police recently launched a new non emergency number, 105. We’ve done this to make it easier to get hold of us in the event of non-urgent situations or ‘Things which have Already Happened’, which don’t require Police assistance immediately.

You can call us on 105 for all non emergencies, or you can go online at to report things like:

– Lost property

– Theft for a public place or car

– Intentional property damage

– Or to get an update or add info to a previous report

In the event of an emergency, always call 111 – Things that are Happening Now.

Piano Lessons at BBPS – Term 3 – Von Trapp Music Academy

Von Trapp Music Academy Flyer