“We are inquiring, connected, resilient and future focussed learners, who give 100%

Dear Parents

Greetings from the Senior School.  We are now looking forward to venturing into our final term for the year.  This term we are pleased to have Mrs Hunt teaching the Year 5 students in Room 4.

Important dates for the Senior School next term will be:


11th Senior School athletics practise after lunch  (Please ensure your child has their PE clothes/hat)

12th Senior School sport rotation  (Please ensure your child has their PE clothes/hat)

12th Vector/Mindlab Tech challenge in BBPS hall

18th Touch Rugby Field Day 9am-2pm

19th Class and individual photos in school hall/Senior School sport in afternoon

20th  Year 5’s (Rooms 2/3/4) trip to Auckland Art Gallery 8.45 am start.

         (Please ensure payment has been made on the school website this week as this also counts as


21st Special School Assembly 11.00 am

24th Labour Day (School holiday)

25th Team Photos

26th Senior School sport rotation

27th School Art Exhibition in the school classrooms  2-5 pm – all parents welcome


1st/ 2nd/ 3rd Senior students require PE gear at school

1st  PTA Meeting 7.30pm – all welcome

4th Senior School Athletics Day (saving day 8th)

14th Road Patrol training for 2017 Road Patrollers

15th Cup Cake Day for Robotics

16th Interschool Athletics  (Saving Day 18th)     Parent helpers morning tea

18th School assembly

23rd Road patrollers trip to Rainbows End

23rd BBI Parent Meeting at BBI in the evening

25th Year 6 students visit BBI for Orientation at 9 am

25th Disco night


2nd School assembly 2 pm

6th PTA meeting 7.30 pm – all welcome

9th Reports go home

12th Library show 11am – 12pm

13th Year 6 Graduation 7pm in school hall

14th Year 6 Big Day Out

16th School ends for the year  (Children will need to be collected at 12:00 pm)

Term 4 Uniform

As the weather has now become warmer all students are required to be in summer uniform.






·      Blue check summer dress in regulation material and style.

·      Navy skirt in regulation material and style.

    Red polo shirt with striped collar in regulation material and style.

·      Black `school’ sandals.

·      Regulation style navy sun hat

                                     * Navy bike pants or shorts for PE (not to and from school)



·      Navy shorts in regulation material and style.

·      Red polo shirt with striped collar in regulation material and style.

·      Black `school’ sandals.

·      Regulation style navy sun hat

* Navy shorts for PE (not to and from school)

Our new school cap is available for sale after Labour Day at

John Russell Schoolwear

http://www.johnrussellmenswear.co.nz/ 9 Moore street, Howick,

Please can you ensure that new hats are named on the special tag inside.


Unit Of Inquiry

The central idea will be:

People express their ideas, feelings, beliefs and values through the visual arts.

Lines of inquiry:

  • Ways people express themselves through the arts
  • Artists and their motivations
  • Different forms of art
  • Applying artistic techniques to express ourselves

All parents are welcome to attend the School Art Exhibition on the 27th October to see what the students have been learning.  This is always a very enjoyable night.

Year 5 Auckland Art Gallery Trip

The year 5 students will be attending a trip to the Auckland Art Gallery, next Thursday, 20th October. We ask that a payment of $19 is made on the school website this week. If you are able to attend as a parent helper, please could you email your child’s class teacher ASAP.    Please complete the permission slip via this link:

Year 5 Auckland Art Gallery Permission Slip

Room 4 Mrs Hunt : rowena@bbps.school.nz      Room 2  Mrs Chilvers: faye@bbps.school.nz    

Room 3 Mrs Wilshire robynw@bbps.school.nz.

Year Six Big Day Out

The year 6 Big Day Out will be held on Wednesday 14 December at the Panmure pool complex. We will require parent help with transport and supervision.  There may be a need for one more bake sale to cover costs but we will inform all year 6 parents if this is happening.  A notice about the Big Day Out will go out closer to the time.

Healthy Morning Teas and Lunches

As we are endeavouring to encourage healthy habits, please can you ensure your child has a bottle of fresh water daily.  We also ask that you support your child in bringing healthy snacks and lunches.  We are proud of our school environment so we ask that all rubbish and uneaten food is taken home. Where possible, please can you help your child to have ‘nude food’.  There are many lunch containers and recyclable beeswax lunch cloths which keep the food fresh without the use of Gladwrap.


This term in Maths we will be focusing on Multiplication/Division, Transformational Geometry, Probability and Algebra. Please continue to use the Mathletics site at home and regularly pose questions for your children to solve which involve everyday Maths problems.

Year 6 Graduation

The Year 6 Graduation this year will be held in the Bucklands Beach School hall at 7pm, Tuesday, 13th December. All Year 6 students will be required to be at this event. As this is a formal occasion all students are required to be in summer uniform and sandals. The girls will wear their light blue dress. More details about this event will be sent closer to the time.

Children’s Belongings

Please can you ensure your child has adequate stationery to last until the end of the year. Some children now need their pencil/pen and glue supplies replenished.

We still have some children with unnamed jumpers and shoes. Please can you ensure these are well named as we take these items off regularly during our athletics training.


This term our students will be developing their athletics skills. For the first four weeks the Senior School will have a weekly PE session every Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon to ensure the students have the correct skills to compete in the School Athletics day on the 4th November  It is essential that all students pack their sports shirts, shorts and a hat. We ask that the girls do not wear skorts as these tend to not allow our girls to clear the high jump bar.

All senior classes have their PE lesson with Mrs Spencer on Thursdays. Please ensure that your child also has their PE clothes on this day. As we are a SunSmart school we strongly advise students to also apply sunblock prior to leaving home. We also have sunblock available at school.

If you are able to help on Athletics day please can you email Ms Corderoy. (Lynn@bbps.school.nz)

BBI Orientation

All Year 6’s who are attending BBI next year will attend an orientation morning on Friday 25th November at 9.00 am.  The students will travel to and from this morning by bus.

Weetbix Tryathlon 2017

Registrations are now open for the 2017 Weetbix Tryathlon.

All families will be emailed the BBPS group link. (Note: this link cannot be found on the general website) The school discount code will also be sent.

Who: All children 7 years and up          When: Sunday 12th February 2017   

Where: Point England Reserve, Point England. (Please note the change of venue.)

Early Bird discount of $37                Closes: 13th January 2017                                 

Next year Mr Chamberlain will be in charge of this event.  

We wish you an enjoyable end to this year. Please do not hesitate to contact your teacher if you have further questions.

School resumes for all returning students on Tuesday 31st January 2017.


The Senior Team

Mrs Chilvers

Ms Corderoy

Mrs Griffin

Mrs Hunt

Mrs Riach

Mrs Wilshire

Miss Redpath  (Senior School Team Leader)