Relationships – Whanaungatanga, Resilience – Manawaroa, Respect – Manaakitanga, Responsibility – Tiaki
A community of agile and collaborative learners – Proud of who we are, empowered to make a difference
Kia Ora, Nǐ hǎo, Hallo, Greetings,
We are almost there! Thank you to all of the parents who were able to come to our open afternoon to see the amazing art produced around the school. The students were quite fascinated to learn about different artists and their life stories. If you weren’t able to come in, I have posted lots of pictures on the school Facebook page.
We sadly farewell Julie (more like a slow retreat). Julie will be back early next year to show the new office manager the ropes (when they are appointed) before she settles into retirement. We also wish Charlotte Wilson the best of luck in her new job and know she will enjoy spending less time on the road!
I would like to acknowledge our amazing staff who have been incredibly adaptable and dug deep to sustain learning over the year. I’d also like to acknowledge our PTA and BOT who just quietly get on with a range of work behind the scenes supporting us to provide the best experiences possible for our students. Finally I would like to acknowledge our wider whānau who have supported us in so many ways over the year. Our strong community is such as asset.
Have an amazing Christmas and well deserved break.
Swimming Pool keys
Swimming pool keys are still available for hire from the school office until 12 noon on Tuesday 15 December. $80 per key of which $10 is refundable at the end of the season.
We require another 2 parents to assist with the pool over the summer break. Are you going to be around and wouldn’t mind going on a roster to keep the pool area clean and tidy? If so, please contact the school office. Thank you for your support.
This is scheduled for Tuesday 8 December at 7.00 p.m. in the BBPS hall. We look forward to seeing all of our Year 6 students at this important ceremony along with their parents/Whanau. All students are required to wear their correct school uniform with black shoes or sandals. No sweatshirts, jewellery or makeup please.
Y6 Big Day Out
This is scheduled for the day after Graduation (Wednesday 9 December). The students will wear socks & sneakers, sports shorts, sport shirt, hat and a warm jumper. We will be spending the entire day out of school visiting Skateland and Gravity.
The last date for school lunches will be Friday December 11. The first day will be Thursday 11 February 2021.
Stationery for 2021
Next year stationery packs will be available from Paper Plus (Crandall Peters) Picton Street, Howick from Monday 14 December 2020. Please ask for the pack of the year your child is in. Stationery lists, for those wishing to get their stationery at other locations, will be available at the office from Wednesday 27 January 2021.
School Office Holiday Hours
School will finish at 12 noon on Tuesday 15 December and re-open on Thursday 4 February 2021. The office will close at 12.30 p.m. on 15 December and will be open from 9-1.00 p.m. from Wednesday 27 January. Should you wish to contact the school office outside of these times, please leave a message on the answerphone or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you asap.
SKIDS BUCKLANDS BEACH – We provide before and after school care and holiday programmes. Morning care is from 7.30-8.30 a.m., after school care from 3.00-6.00 p.m., holiday programme from 7.30 a.m.-6.00 p.m.