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,  

What a shame the weather spoilt our planned cross country event!  Thankfully we had a break in the weather yesterday to run off those who wanted a try for a place to compete for interschools.  It’s great to see so much sport back in action again.  We know there is a strong link between being active and good well being.  We are sending a girls rugby team and our first fifteen mixed team to compete against other schools on Friday.  Our two basketball teams are enjoying playing the Eastern Basketball league on Thursday evenings.  We also have boys and girls soccer teams competing regularly over the term.  Good luck to everyone and thank you to the coaches and Mr Chamberlain for organsing the teams.

School Production

The catchy production songs are already sounding incredible!  We would love some volunteers to help make our production a success.  If you have talents with sewing, painting or acting, and are available on a Monday and/or Tuesday afternoon (1:30 – 2:45), we would greatly appreciate some help!

Health Survey   

Every two years we survey our community to help inform our health curriculum.  Our target is to get at least 100 families to answer each survey.  We want to make sure we are tailoring the curriculum to our community.  Please click on the link and answer our quick survey, which is in dual language to reach as many families as possible.  Thanks in advance!


Isaac from the PTA revved up the school yesterday, showing the students the prizes for best sellers.  If you need more chocolate to sell, please email Anna.  A reminder that the last day to bring chocolate money is the 23rd of August. 

The next event on their calendar is the Fathers’ or Special Person’s Day Breakfast – 3 September 2021. Please mark it on your calendar and look out for information about this in the coming weeks.

Tax Gift

We are excited to announce that we hav partnered with TaxGift.

Did you know that your donation to our school attracts a tax credit? Don’t let that money go to waste!

TaxGift simple to use platform enables you to donate this tax refund back to us, boosting your donation by up to 48% at no additional cost to you! 

It’s the easiest fundraising ever and takes less than a minute to register by simply clicking the link below.

Imagine what we could achieve for our school if everyone TaxGifted!

How does it work?

The way TaxGift works is simple; you opt in for all of your donations to Bucklands Beach Primary School from this tax year forward, and the experts at TaxGift work with us and Inland Revenue to do the rest. Your gift goes on giving through the years until the minimum gift of $5 is reached, without you having to do anything further:

As an example, with a donation from you of $100, TaxGift claims a further $48.10 from Inland Revenue at no additional cost to you.

Historic donations

Here’s how you can help even further. If you haven’t claimed your tax credit on donations to us in the past four years, simply tick the box on the form when you sign up and the team at TaxGift will claim them as a further gift to us. It’s that easy to make a meaningful contribution back to our school. 

What else should I know?

It won’t cost you anything to sign up to TaxGift; no money leaves your bank account (although the school pays TaxGift a small fee for its services). Signing up to TaxGift appoints TaxGift as your tax agent solely for the purpose of gifting your tax credits back to us. Don’t worry – it does not affect any other tax agents that you might have (for example, if you have an accountant who does your tax returns). You must be an individual New Zealand tax resident who has earned taxable income in the relevant tax year to be eligible for the tax credit and you can opt out of TaxGift at any time by emailing

You can visit TaxGift’s website here for more information. 

If you would like to participate, please opt in.


Thank you for your continued support of our school and its staff and students. 

A note from our Librarian  – Miss Fausett

Our head librarians have been chosen for their dedication to the library, reliability, enthusiasm, compassion, patience, and exceptional leadership skills. 

Our head librarians for Term 2 were:

  • Austin 
  • Tayt

Our head librarians for Term 2 were:

  • Sakina 
  • Roberto 

Finally, I would like to thank you all for your support with the book fair this year. Over $300 worth of books were donated by students for the library. These books have had a nameplate placed inside and given to the students for the first read. We also sold over $5000 worth of books and received over $2000 for the library.

Winners of the colouring competition are:

  • Junior School
    • Winner Olivia  Room 8
    • Runner up Bowen  Room 11
  • Middle School
    • Winner Raychie Room 12
    • Runner Up Charlotte  Room 14
  • Senior School
    • Winner Alicia  Room 1 

Internet Safety Evening

Te Ara Bucklands Beach Kāhui Ako is hosting a second internet safety evening on the 30th of August at 7pm in the BBPS school hall. ( Please note this is the same evening that is being held at Macleans College on the following evening).  As a parent, learning how to support our children to navigate the online world is critical.  The latest statistics about what is being accessed and at what age shocked me.  I highly recommend you make time to attend this evening.

The evening is run by Rob and Zareen who are film makers and covers:

  • Understand the harms our kids are facing online in relation to pornography, predators and social media access.
  • Learn practical solutions to keep your children safer online.
  • Get advice on healthy ways to approach these tricky topics.
  • Learn what to do when your child has been exposed to something harmful.
  • This talk also includes an online safety plan tailored to suit your family’s needs.

To find out more about Rob and Zareen’s work visit   A koha (donation) at the door would be appreciated to help cover the cost of the evening. 

Please click the link to book: Cyber safety booking link

Thank you from your Office Staff

A big thank you from our ladies in the office, for adopting our cashless process so quickly. If however, you do still need some help with the Kindo app, please contact them and they will happily help you out.

Carpark Safety

Please ensure your children know the correct entrance to use at school. If the gates are closed please do not bring your children through them, or climb over them. We are all working together to keep everyone safe.

Kelly Slater-Brown





Secure your financial future and help us fundraise – It’s a win-win! 

We know it’s been a tough period for most families and for our children. For this reason, when we discussed fundraiser initiatives for the year, we wanted to include something that could make a difference in the lives of the families of the Bucklands Beach community. Given the year we’ve had, financial wellbeing stood out for us as we all want to protect our families, our jobs, and our lives. We’re therefore excited to partner with Assetwise, a financial services company providing specialist advice for all your Kiwisaver, mortgage, and insurance needs. Assetwise shares our wellbeing vision and is offering our families a free, no-obligation consultation whether you want to review your existing policy, add to your portfolio or start your financial journey. For every policy confirmed, a contribution of $250 will be made towards the PTA’s fundraising. We encourage you to support this fundraising initiative by completing this form or for more information, contact Isaac Govender on 021 136 5183. Please also spread the news by sharing this offer with your friends and whānau.