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Year 5 and 6 Boating tomorrow.

Tue Apr 06 02:22pm

Finally we have a promising weather day tomorrow for boating! Please if you are able to help, and haven’t already let us know, could you please email Miss Laing: 


And of course kids, don’t forget your gear!

Back Beach Parent Helpers

Thu Apr 01 01:58pm

Kia ora everyone,

Thank you to everyone for returning their Back Beach permission forms, and for all of our parents who have offered to help on the day. 

We really do appreciate this and if you have indicated that you are willing to come, please take this message as confirmation that we would love for you  to join us. 

However we do have a slightly embarrasing problem of having too many helpers! We are absolutely blown away with offers of support, but this does make our group sizes too big to fit onto the boat rotation. The other rotations (there are four rotations that the chidlren will go through) are not size dependent. This does mean that if all children and helpers turn up, we may not be able to offer all parents the oppportunity to join us on the boat.

If your circumstances have changed and you can no longer help out, please let us know and that is okay, we are well covered. If we do have too many numbers, we will do our very best to accomodate everyone.


Again, we really appreciate all of your support and look forward to having so many adults with us over the two days.


Kind regards,



Newsletter #8 1 April 2021

Thu Apr 01 09:34am



General Sports Notice

Fri Mar 26 12:56pm

Kia ora Parents & Caregivers,

Term 2-3 Sports

Today we have handed out a notice regarding Term 2&3 Sports for Kiwihoops (previously Miniball) and Ministicks (Hockey), each family should get one from the Oldest sibling at School.


Another option available for Year 5/6 students is Netball if we have enough players interested. Please let Miss Tenci or Miss Laing know if your child is interested and if anyone can Coach the team.

Futsal – Tuesday 6th April

Futsal South are planning to still go ahead with Futsal on Easter Tuesday (6th April) even though Schools are not open that day.

If your child is unable to play that Tuesday can you please message Tracy via email so we can determine if we have enough players for each team of if we need to default.

Thanks and have a great weekend



Newsletter #7 Week 8 25th March 2021

Thu Mar 25 01:27pm

Kia ora families,

Please click on the view button below to see this week’s newsletter.


Easter Holidays Reminder

Wed Mar 24 02:00pm

Kia ora Parents and Caregivers,

There may be some confusion around what the Easter Holidays mean for schools that we can hopefully shed some light on. Easter most often falls outside of term time so it does not impact on schools, however it is during term this year.

The school will be closed for instruction on the following days:

Good Friday 2nd April

Easter Monday 5th April

Easter Tuesday 6th April

Wondering what Easter Tuesday is? Due to the Mondaynisation laws, Easter Sunday cannot be mondaynised to Easter Monday, so therefore the Tuesday is the official observation day. Under the Education Act (Section 65c, subsection 1a) this means that schools are not allowed to open on that day. We understand that this might be a pain for some families who will continue to work on that day, we would rather continue through as well to be honest! 


All of our important dates can be found on the website or in the School App for future reference, and you can also find details in the newsletter.

Harbour Junior Rugby Registration Day

Tue Mar 23 01:53pm

Kia ora Parents and Caregivers,


Please find attached a flyer on behalf of the Harbour Junior Rugby Club.

Download flyer here

Tãwhirimãtea need your help to recycle

Tue Mar 02 09:09am

Tãwhirimãtea are collecting plastic bottle tops and want to reuse them and create an artwork that encourages others to REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE

Please see our flyer attached for more details.


Tãwhirimãtea Flyer

COVID Preparedness survey

Wed Feb 17 04:21pm

Kia ora Families,



In order to help us to prepare for any escalation in COVID alert levels, could you please take a few minutes to fill in the survey below:




Thank you in advance for your help.



Kind regards,








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