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Newsletter #19 29th July 2021

Thu Jul 29 11:30am

This week’s newsletter.


Newsletter #18 8th July 2021

Thu Jul 08 11:43am

Check out our bumper newsletter for the end of term, to open click on the View button below.


School Concert last minute reminders

Thu Jul 01 10:52am

We are all very excited about the Concert tonight.

Please can you ensure that your child is at the University of Otago College of Education Auditorium (Union Street) between 6.30pm and 6.45pm tonight.

We will be at the Auditorium from lunchtime today and should be back at school for the normal pick up time of 2.45pm.

You do not need a physical ticket to get into the concert. We have allocated seats to fmailies and all you need to do is turn up with the no more than the number of people that you indicated you would like to bring. This just ensures that we do not exceed the capacity of the venue.

The PTA will also be selling raffles at the door to help cover the cost of the venue and buses for rehearsal so please bring some change along with you if you would like a chance to win a prize.

We very much look forward to seeing you all tonight!

School Concert raffle & seating

Tue Jun 29 12:55pm

Only 2 sleeps until the highlight of the year, our Sawyers Bay concert at the Otago University College of Education auditorium on Thursday night.

The Sawyers Bay PTA will be selling raffles at the concert for three hampers (Meat, Beauty and Food). All funds raised will go towards the buses for our practice and concert costs. See the flyer below.

We are pleased to confirm that we have sufficent seating to meet all the requests received from each family. There will be no tickets issued, just turn up on the night.



Raffle Poster

9am start as normal at this stage

Tue Jun 29 08:33am

Kia ora Whanau,

We will be starting at 9am as normal at this stage unless conditions change. We will keep you up to date via SchoolApp

Newsletter #17 22nd June 2021

Thu Jun 24 11:32am

Please see this week’s newsletter below. Next week we won’t have a newsletter due to the School Concert.


Newsletter #16 17th June 2021

Thu Jun 17 01:23pm

Week 7 newsletter available now.


Extra cheese rolls in your order?

Sun Jun 13 07:28pm

Firstly, a massive thank you to all of our amazing parents, caregivers and teachers for all of their work today. You were amazing. And of course, well done to our PTA team for another great cheese roll mission.

We do seem to be 30 dozen short and these could potentially have been accidentally added to someone’s order. Please, if you have extras, can you let us know as soon as possible?


Thanks again, a great effort and very much appreciated.

All Cheese Roll orders will be ready to collect between 2 – 3.30pm from the Harbour Rugby Clubrooms at Watson Park Port Chalmers.

Sun Jun 13 02:52pm

Cheese Roll orders ready to pick up A – M families

Sun Jun 13 01:57pm

Cheese roll picks ready for A to H families

Sun Jun 13 11:42am

Any families with last names between A to H, your cheese rolls can be picked up anytime from now at the Harbour Rugby Club.

Newsletter #15 10th June 2021

Thu Jun 10 12:10pm

This weeks newsletter is now available.


Cheese rolling this Sunday – A few small requests please

Tue Jun 08 10:53am

Kia ora everyone,

A few small requests on behalf of the PTA please:

1. If you have any surplus brown paper bags (e.g. the ones you get from online shopping at Countdown), we would love to take them off your hands for packing cheese rolls

 2. If you havent already indicated that you migth be able to help out, but would be available on Sunday, please can you let us know. or fill in the form here


Thank you all in advance for your help. We really do appreciate it.

KiwiHarvest Deliver today – apples & crackers

Fri Jun 04 10:43am

Hi Parents & Caregivers,

We have today received some apples and crackers for our community, a nice treat for the long weekend.

Please bring your own bags to fill after School today.



Newsletter # 14 3rd June 2021

Thu Jun 03 11:47am

We have a bumper newsletter this week, with lots of exciting projects happening at School.


Newsletter #13 27th May 2021

Thu May 27 11:38am

Here’s our weekly newsletter, enjoy.


Art Gallery Trip permission forms are due

Thu May 27 10:00am

Kia Ora Families,

Our Art Gallery trips begin next week on Monday and we are still missing permission for some children. Can you please ensure you get your permission slips to the office by the end of this week. 

Many thanks,


Cheese Roll orders due tomorrow – Wed 26th May

Tue May 25 02:12pm

Hi Everyone,

Just a quick reminder that the PTA Cheese Roll order forms are due tomorrow and can be dropped off at the School Office.



Gold Kiwifruit – bring a shopping bag

Tue May 25 09:01am

We have boxes and boxes of export quality gold kiwifruit that really needs to go to homes. They will be in boxes at the gate morning and afternoon today. They are just about ripe and will last quite some time yet so please do coem and get your fill.


Thanks again to Kiwiharvest, you guys are amazing.

Newsletter #12 – 20th May 2021

Thu May 20 01:08pm

Please find attached this week’s newsletter.


Cheese Roll order forms. Extended return date.

Tue May 18 10:16am

Kia ora everyone,

Thank you to everyone for helping to collect Cheese Roll orders. The original return date is tomorrow but due to having to move the production date, we have also extended the return date to Wednesday 26th May. 

We will also be looking for as many helpers as we can find for the rolling. Please find below a link to a Google Form where you can indicate your availability to help. We would appreciate any time that you could offer big or small. If you have already let the PTA know that you can help, please do not feel the need to fill i nthis form (unless you really want to!):


Newsletter #11 Term 2 2021

Thu May 13 08:42pm

Please find our latest newsletter attached. Apologies that this did not come through earlier.


Term 2 Sports Update

Tue May 11 11:35am


This term we will have two Miniball teams playing on Thursday afternoons at the Edgar Centre. Weekly draws will be sent out to those of you who have ticked SPORTS under your Alert subscriptions.

Unfortunately we were unable to sign up the minimum number of players for Hockey & Netball, which means we were unable to enter a Sawyers Bay team into the competitions.

Three of our super keen students will play in a combined Year 5/6 Sawyers Bay/ St Leonards Netball team. We will publish these draws on the App each week to keep those families updated.

Newsletter #10 6th May 2021

Thu May 06 12:57pm

Welcome to our first newsletter for Term 2, please click on the View button to open.


Term 2 Sports Update

Thu May 06 10:41am

Hi Everyone,

Kiwihoops (Basketball) Starts Thursday 13th May – Draw still to come. All players will be issued a Miniball singlet before their game next week.

Kiwisticks (Hockey) Year 5/6 we need 2 more players to meet minimum team requirements. If we get two more players the competition starts Wednesday 12th May. 

Netball Year 5/6 – We have 5 very keen players and need another 2 to be able to enter a Sawyers Bay team.  Netball starts Tuesday 1st June until the 24th August. Cost will be a max of $50 per player.

If any Year 5/6 players are keen to add their name to Hockey or Netball please contact Tracy at the School office. or 03 472-8981

Before and Afterschool care survey

Wed May 05 02:27pm

Kia ora Families,


In light of recent changes to the before and after school care providers for Sawyers Bay School, we have another provider that would like to take the opportunity to survey the need within our community. Please if you have two minutes, could you take the time to complete the survey here:

It will help them to establish whether there is sufficient need within our school to operate a programme in Sawyers Bay.


Thank you in advance for taking the time.


Kind regards,




Kiwiharvest Delivery today

Wed May 05 02:18pm

Hi Parents & Caregivers,

The wonderful people at Kiwiharvest have dropped off some fresh Apples, Carrots and Beetroot along with tins of creamed corn and packets of porridge for the Sawyers Bay School community.

Please bring some shopping bags with you after School today and help yourself.



Sausage sizzle & Subway start this week

Tue May 04 01:02pm

Hi Parents & Caregivers,

Both the sausage sizzle tomorrow and Subway on Friday are both available from this week.

If anyone is available to help with the Sausage sizzle we could love the help of two volunteers from 11.30am – 12.30pm tomorrow. Let me know if you can help. or 03 472 8981.




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