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Term 4 - week 6 2019

  • Tuesday - Counties Athletics day

  • Thursday - Pizzas in the playground

  • Thursday - iPad parent meeting with Stuart Hale

  • Thursday - Whole School Assembly

  • Thursday - New Entrant Parent evening 7pm (Terms 1 and 2 2020 new entrants)

  • Friday - Friday Freeze

  • Can all library books please be returned to Pod 3 so we can complete our annual stock take.

Competitive swimming - URGENT - year 5/6/7 

A letter regarding competitive swimming trials was sent out to year 5/6/7 parents. If you would like your child to take part, please fill in the KINDO form asap. The cut off for this was today, but we will leave the KINDO form open until Monday as we would like as many of our confident swimmers to take part in these trials as possible. Please see the letter for all the information you need. 


iPad parent meeting with Stuart Hale - Thursday 21 November 9am and 2pm 

On Thursday 21st November we will be holding a meeting hosted by Stuart Hale (eLearning Facilitator specialising in iPads), where he will be covering the following topics:

  • Why we use an iPad 

  • Key apps that Clevedon uses and the advantages of them (learning beyond a word processor) 

  • How to configure and set up the iPad to protect and safeguard our children 

  • What does a BYOD classroom look like? 

We encourage all parents and caregivers to come along and find out more about how we use iPads in our classrooms, particularly if you have a child in year 3-8 in 2020, as we are moving to a BYOD (Bring your own device) model for these year levels. There will be two sessions, one at 9am and one at 2pm, held in the teacher resource room (between rooms 2 and 3).


End of Year Events

A reminder to really look closely at the school calendar to ensure you have all the information on the following events:

  1. Christmas Lights

  2. Year 8 Graduation

  3. School Prizegiving

  4. Last day finishing time

  5. Start dates for 2020

As always there is a lot happening at school, especially as we get closer to the end of term. Please don't hesitate to contact school if you are at all confused about any of these events or feel you don't have enough information. The office ladies are only too willing to assist and clarify things for you.


Christmas Lights

Only 2 weeks to go until Christmas Lights! We do need some volunteers to make this community event come together on the night. If you are able to help out with set up of lights on the Friday or for a stint on the stalls, or games etc on the night please email ptfa@clevedonschool.co.nz

 

Ice Skating in the Hall

Ice skating is returning again this year.  More details to follow, but we do need some strong arms to help get the ice rink up and down.

We need 7 people for:

  • Thursday 29th 6.00pm (to approx 8.30) in the school hall

  • Saturday 30th 2:20pm (to approx. 4pm) in the school hall

Please email us if you are able to help out. ptfa@clevedonschool.co.nz

 

Raffle Tickets

We have some fantastic prizes up for grabs in our Christmas raffle. Thank you to all our awesome sponsors for this raffle and the school community for their mufti day donations for the hampers. It is all very gratefully appreciated. Raffle Tickets are $2 and will be coming home with your child next week.


Kelly club

As you will be aware we have an amazing before and after school care programme on site now. If you are interested in using this service please click here to find out more and register. Please click here for the weekly activities programme.


Maraetai/Beachlands shuttle service

Any parents who are based in the Maraetai/Beachlands area that would be interested in an after school shuttle service please contact Blair Watkins on 021557496 or blair.r.watkins@gmail.com

The shuttle would drop children at their street or house if it's not far from the main route going from Clevedon School towards Maraetai terminating at Beachlands. It could also cater for children on the main Clevedon Road heading towards Maraetai.

 

Enviro Notice

If you have any yummy vegetable seedlings (not seeds) that you would like to donate for our enviro team to plant in our vegetable garden, please bring them to the office with a note for the enviro leaders. If you spot anything you would like to purchase from our vege garden, please see one of our Enviro leaders or Mrs Connolly with your coins so we can pick it fresh for you.

 

Clevedon School Yearbook 2019

It’s that time again to place your orders for the Clevedon School Yearbook. We have some beautiful photographs from all the special events that have taken place this year. It is a 60 page book for you to keep, which celebrates academic achievements and awards, sports achievements and extracurricular activities such as Ag Day, Showquest, Kapa Haka, House Chant Day, Year 8 Graduation Ceremony and much more. It will showcase children’s classroom work and their learning, photographs, school events and other mementos. Each child at Clevedon school will take part in creating some aspect of the Year Book as each classroom will have a page and each child will be featured in it in some way. These can be ordered through Kindo now. Get in quick as you don’t want to miss out! 

Term 4 - week 5 2019

  • Tuesday - ECCS Athletics day

  • Wednesday - World Kindness day

  • Thursday - Pizzas in the playground

  • Thursday - Kids for Kids choir performance (7pm, Vodafone Events Centre)

  • Friday - Friday Freeze

  • Friday - Christmas Mufti Day

  • Friday - Lunchtime Clubs Showcase


iPad parent meeting with Stuart Hale - Thursday 21 November 9am and 2pm 

On Thursday 21st November we will be holding a meeting hosted by Stuart Hale (eLearning Facilitator specialising in iPads), where he will be covering the following topics:

  • Why we use an iPad 

  • Key apps that Clevedon uses and the advantages of them (learning beyond a word processor) 

  • How to configure and set up the iPad to protect and safeguard our children 

  • What does a BYOD classroom look like? 

We encourage all parents and caregivers to come along and find out more about how we use iPads in our classrooms, particularly if you have a child in year 3-8 in 2020, as we are moving to a BYOD (Bring your own device) model for these year levels. There will be two sessions, one at 9am and one at 2pm, held in the teacher resource room (between rooms 2 and 3).


Staffing updates

It is that time of the year when  we farewell teachers for a variety of reasons and we also welcome new staff to our school. As you will know there is a teacher shortage in Auckland and so there are plenty of new opportunities for teachers to take up.


We are farewelling the following teachers from our school at the end of this year:

  • Mrs Phillippa Benefield who is taking a break from full time teaching. Hopefully we will see her back around the school in a relieving capacity.

  • Miss Kelly Cowan who has purchased a home in Dairy Flat with her partner - this is an impossible daily commute for Kelly and we wish her well as she looks to secure a new position somewhere much closer to Dairy Flat.

  • Miss Rebecca Thomas who has a passion for digital technology and has secured a specialist position at Papakura Intermediate School teaching the new digital curriculum.

  • Mrs Linda Frazerhurst  who has been teaching with us part time and has now secured a permanent position at Maraetai Beach School, which is where her children attend and is much closer to home for her and makes life a lot easier.

We currently have a falling roll as we have closed to out of zone students in anticipation of the building programme and expansion of Clevedon. The impact on this is that we have lost staffing of one full time teacher for 2020. We have advertised for two of the above positions and have internally catered for one. The last position will be the one we absorb with the dropping roll. 


As you can see from this, it is impossible for us to let you know who your child’s teacher will be at the start of 2020 until our staffing is secured and sorted. Your patience is appreciated in this tough market at present. We are currently doing our best to sort classes but until we have staffing we are unable to place all children in the very best spot to ensure best learning outcomes for everyone.


School values in action - peaceful communication 

We need to give a gentle, respectful reminder to all adults in our community regarding our expectations of you while on school grounds. We ask that your encounters/discussions/meetings with both teachers and other families and students remain respectful at all times. It is never appropriate for a parent to approach any child that is not their own, or any other parent or teacher for the purposes of issuing a reprimand or to seek retribution for any perceived issues happening at school. Our policy and procedures are very clear in that these situations must at all times be handled by the teaching staff and leadership team - not by parents taking matters into their own hands. 


Please do not be offended if we need to bring this to your individual attention. Our responsibility first and foremost is to keep each and every student and staff member safe while on our school grounds and in our care. Your assistance in this matter is greatly appreciated.


End of term events and dates 

There are a lot of events occurring between now and the end of term - it is always a busy term. Please refresh yourself with our calendar on the school website and ensure you have school events, dates and times noted down in your diaries.


Calendar repeat orders

If you ordered calendars and diaries, etc last term, they have arrived and will be sent home this afternoon.

If you missed out, or would like to order more, please visit kindo and place your order.

This is a small window of 6 days as we need to have them processed before the end of the school year. Kindo will be closed for calendar orders next week, Thursday 14 November.

Thanks again for your support. All money raised goes into resources for the school.


Lunchtime Clubs showcase - Friday 15 November

On Friday afternoon, we celebrate the learning of all of our performing arts lunchtime clubs in a variety show Showcase at 2pm in the school hall. Clubs featured: Totara recorder club, Pohutukawa ukulele club, junior dance clubs, senior drama club and senior choir. Look forward to seeing you there!


Friday 15 November – Christmas Mufti Day

We will be holding a mufti day for our Christmas Lights raffle. Feel free to dress festive if you wish!

Please bring along a “Christmas Item” for donation in our Christmas Hamper, which will be raffled off at our Christmas Lights Family Picnic. Donations of any items you would want to receive in a Christmas Hamper would be awesome: food, wine, chocolates, Christmas themed gifts etc. Please remember to check the expiry dates of all food items.


Kelly club

As you will be aware we have an amazing before and after school care programme on site now. If you are interested in using this service please click here to find out more and register. Please click here for the weekly activities programme.


Enviro Notice

If you have any yummy vegetable seedlings (not seeds) that you would like to donate for our enviro team to plant in our vegetable garden, please bring them to the office with a note for the enviro leaders. Also keep an eye out for when these go on sale and come along with some change to support us by buying some fresh produce! 


Clevedon School Yearbook 2019

It’s that time again to place your orders for the Clevedon School Yearbook. We have some beautiful photographs from all the special events that have taken place this year. It is a 60 page book for you to keep, which celebrates academic achievements and awards, sports achievements and extracurricular activities such as Ag Day, Showquest, Kapa Haka, House Chant Day, Year 8 Graduation Ceremony and much more. It will showcase children’s classroom work and their learning, photographs, school events and other mementos. Each child at Clevedon school will take part in creating some aspect of the Year Book as each classroom will have a page and each child will be featured in it in some way.  These can be ordered through Kindo now. Get in quick as you don’t want to miss out! Only printing roughly 200 copies. 


Football for Children (FFC)

Football for Children is returning to Clevedon School. If you like to learn more, or to enrol your child, please click here to view the details. 


Measles update







Term 4 - week 4 2019

  • Tuesday - Dental van visiting

  • Wednesday - Dental van visiting

  • Thursday - Pizzas in the playground

  • Thursday - Rangatahi festival (senior kapahaka)

  • Thursday - Whole school assembly (2pm)

  • Friday - Friday Freeze


Summer uniform and hats 

Please note that we are now into summer uniforms. Our school website outlines what the summer uniform is, if you are unsure. A reminder please to name all your children’s uniform items including shoes. We have had a mountain of unnamed uniforms which were unclaimed at the end of the term, which will be going to the second hand uniform shop. Students need a hat in order to play in unshaded areas.


Pizza in the Playground - No gluten free option

Unfortunately due to a considerable reduction in the request for gluten free pizzas, we have had to withdraw the two last remaining options from the selection on Kindo.  The GF pizza is more expensive and often we are left with 75% of the pizza.  If you still want to purchase you can order directly with Domino’s Beachlands (email on beachlandsdom@gmail.com) and ask them to deliver it with the standing Clevedon School Order.  This change takes effect from this week. 


Christmas Lights 2019

The countdown is on! Christmas Lights will be held on the evening of Friday 29th November 2019. The school will host another family picnic night, with Christmas games, ice-skating and music. The school will be decorated to kick-start the festive season and the classrooms windows will be lit up for Christmas.

 

Summer Deverell and Ange Willis are well underway in planning this year’s event and excited about how it is all coming together.  They would love to have some helpers to finish off some specific roles in making the family picnic night come together.  This is a great opportunity to get involved with one of the most festive events of the year and get to know some of our school community.

 

They would be excited to have you on board with them on their “Christmas Crew”.  Please contact them directly if you are keen to be involved.

 

Summer Deverell: summerdeverell@gmail.com Ange Willis: ange.willis@outlook.com


Kelly club

As you will be aware we have an amazing before and after school care programme on site now. If you are interested in using this service please click here to find out more and register. Please see below for the holiday programme:

Term 4 - week 3 2019


  • Monday - Labour day

  • Thursday - Pizzas in the playground

  • Friday - Athletics day


Nana Schumacher 

We congratulate Mrs Schumacher who has become a very proud first time nana. Her daughter Olivia and son in law Andy welcomed beautiful baby Owen early this morning. Nana is obviously very smitten!



Athletics day 

Our whole school athletics event is coming up in week 3 of this term. This letter was sent out to you with all the information you need on this day. If you haven’t already done so, could you please URGENTLY fill in the permission form on Kindo asap. 


Thank you to those who have volunteered to help us out on the day. We have plenty of volunteers in most areas, however, we still need: 

  • x1 - volunteer with supervision of year 8

Role description:

  • Work with teacher in charge of the year level at each event

  • Move around with the group all day

  • Supervise children going to the bathroom as necessary for safety reasons

  • Support teacher to ensure students get to the right event on time 


Summer uniform and hats 

Please note that we are now into summer uniforms. Our school website outlines what the summer uniform is, if you are unsure. A reminder please to name all your children’s uniform items including shoes. We have had a mountain of unnamed uniforms which were unclaimed at the end of the term, which will be going to the second hand uniform shop. Students need a hat in order to play in unshaded areas.


Pizza in the Playground - No gluten free option

Unfortunately due to a considerable reduction in the request for gluten free pizzas, we have had to withdraw the two last remaining options from the selection on Kindo. The gluten free pizza is more expensive and often we are left with 75% of the pizza.  If you still want to purchase you can order directly with Dominos Beachlands (email on beachlandsdom@gmail.com) and ask them to deliver it with the standard Clevedon School order. This change takes effect from this week. 


Christmas Lights 2019

The countdown is on! Christmas Lights will be held on the evening of Friday 29th November 2019. The school will host another family picnic night, with Christmas games, ice-skating and music. The school will be decorated to kick-start the festive season and the classrooms windows will be lit up for Christmas.

 

Summer Deverell and Ange Willis are well underway in planning this year’s event and excited about how it is all coming together.  They would love to have some helpers to finish off some specific roles in making the family picnic night come together.  This is a great opportunity to get involved with one of the most festive events of the year and get to know some of our school community.

 

They would be excited to have you on board with them on their “Christmas Crew”.  Please contact them directly if you are keen to be involved.

 

Summer Deverell: summerdeverell@gmail.com Ange Willis: ange.willis@outlook.com


Kelly club

As you will be aware we have an amazing before and after school care programme on site now. If you are interested in using this service please click here to find out more and register. Please see below for the holiday programme:




Term 4 - week 2 2019

  • Tuesday - Artstravaganza Exhibition, 8.00am-6.00pm

  • Wednesday - Artstravaganza Exhibition, 8.45am-2.45pm

  • Thursday - Pizzas in the playground

  • Friday - Clevedon World Cup from 11.30am

  • Friday - Friday Freeze

ECCS/Franklin Group Day 

A reminder that registrations for these two events close today.  If you missed it and are yet to enter please contact Nicci Pallin-Simmonds mb 0212351348 directly.


Athletics day 

Our whole school athletics event is coming up in week 3 of this term. This letter was sent out to you with all the information you need on this day. If you haven’t already done so, could you please URGENTLY fill in the permission form on Kindo asap. 


Thank you to those who have volunteered to help us out on the day. As always, we have been inundated with generous support, particularly in the junior school. We are still in desperate need of help in the senior end…we need: 

  • x1 - volunteer with supervision of year 5 

  • x2 - volunteers with supervision of year 6

  • x2 - volunteers with supervision of year 8

Role description:

  • Work with teacher in charge of the year level at each event

  • Move around with the group all day

  • Supervise children going to the bathroom as necessary for safety reasons

  • Support teacher to ensure students get to the right event on time 


Summer uniform and hats 

Please note that we are now into summer uniforms. Our school website outlines what the summer uniform is, if you are unsure. Students were all reminded at Monday’s assembly that by next week they will need their school hats in order to play in unshaded areas. A reminder please to name all your children’s uniform items including shoes. We have had a mountain of unnamed uniforms which were unclaimed at the end of the term, which will be going to the second hand uniform shop. 


Weet-Bix Try-athalon

Entries are open for the Weet-Bix Try-athlon and you are now able to register your child as part of the Clevedon School group, by clicking here. Please note this event is only for students who are 7 years and older and it requires you to organise transportation and supervision for your child on the day. 


Artstravaganza Exhibition 2019

In term three, every student in the school participated in Artstravaganza - a visual arts intensive project and created a piece of art for exhibition. These pieces will be on display in an exhibition in the school hall on Tuesday (8.00am-6.00pm) and Wednesday (8.45am-2.45pm) next week. You are invited to come and check out the works of art on display during these hours - look forward to seeing you there!


Christmas Lights 2019 

Christmas Lights is a major school event this term and will be held on the evening of Friday 29th November 2019. The school will host another family picnic night, with Christmas games, ice-skating and music. The school will be decorated to kick-start the festive season and the classrooms windows will be lit up for Christmas. 

 

Please look for upcoming opportunities to be a part of the planning team or support your class teacher, ambassador and children to create merry Christmas windows. 

 

Mufti Day Friday 18th October (gold coin donation)

The money raised from this mufti day will go towards the Class Ambassadors costs in dressing our classroom windows. Thank you for your support of this initiative...we look forward to bringing you some very jolly Christmas windows!


Term 4 Lunch Clubs

This term we have many exciting clubs available to our children.  

Monday - Sport with Mr Morgan for Kowhai team, Arts groups with Ms Odds, Library open

Tuesday - Science Club with Mr Din, Arts groups with Ms Odds, Enviro with Mrs Connolly

Wednesday - Arts groups with Ms Odds, Library/Games/Lego with Mrs Ryan, Sport with Mr Morgan for Kauri team

Thursday -  Arts groups with Ms Odds, Library/Games/Lego with Mrs Boyle, Sport with Mr Morgan for Pohutukawa and Totara team

Friday - Arts groups with Ms Odds, Craft Club with Mrs Frazerhurst, Coding Club with Miss McKeown 


Clevedon World Cup

The Clevedon World Cup is on Friday 25 October.  The World Cup activities begin with an opening ceremony at 11.30am.  Countries will parade around the courts before competing in their activities (such as tug of war and hacky sack throwing).  Parents are welcome to come along and watch.  We anticipate that the World Cup closing ceremony will be at approximately 2pm.  


Friday Freeze

Friday Freeze started today and goes through until the end of term.  A reminder that this term there will be two ice block options available.  Please send your child/ren to school with their loose change to purchase an ice block from the shack at lunchtime.  

  • $1 for a mini popsicle (lemonade, orange, raspberry flavours)

  • $2 for a juicy 


Kelly club

As you will be aware we have an amazing before and after school care programme on site now. If you are interested in using this service please click here to find out more and register. Please see below for the holiday programme:



Term 4 - week 1 2019

  • Monday- Whole School Assembly 2pm (attendance certificates)

  • Thursday - Pizzas in the playground

  • Friday- Amazing race

  • Friday - mufti day (gold coin donation)

  • Friday - Friday Freeze 

We hope you all have a safe and happy holiday with your families. We look forward to seeing you all back at school for term 4.


Friday Freeze

Friday Freeze begins again on the first Friday of term 4 and goes through until the end of term.  Next term there will be two ice block options available.  Please send your child/ren to school with their loose change to purchase an ice block from the shack at lunchtime.  

  • $1 for a mini popsicle (lemonade, orange, raspberry flavours)

  • $2 for a juicy 

Are you not returning to Clevedon School in 2020?

It’s that time of year that we are looking at numbers and classes for next year. We would really appreciate families with children in years 1-7 letting us know if they are not returning next year, as soon as possible. This will help us immensely with planning and organisation for 2020. Please contact the office if this is you.


Artstravaganza 2019

The whole school spent time focusing on the visual arts in term three and each student has created a piece of art to display as part of our Arstravaganza Exhibition. The exhibition will be open in week 2, Tuesday, 8.00am-6.00pm and Wednesday, 8.45am-2.45pm, if you would like to come and enjoy the fruits of their artistic labour.


Athletics day

Our whole school athletics event is coming up in week 3 of term 4. This letter was sent out to you with all the information you need on this day. To help us with our organisation, we would appreciate you taking the time to read this and complete your child’s permission form on Kindo as soon as possible. As always, we cannot run this day without your generous support. If you can help us out with some of the jobs listed on the letter, kindly let us know through Kindo as well. Many thanks in advance. 


Kelly Club

As you will be aware we have an amazing before and after school care programme on site now. If you are interested in using this service please click here to find out more and register. Please see below for the holiday programme:




Term 3 - week 10 2019


  • Monday- Cake boxes come home

  • Tuesday - Progress and effort assembly 1.45pm

  • Wednesday- Jolly Jars to school (Room 5)

  • Thursday - All plant entries to class for judging

  • Thursday - Jolly Jars for sale today

  • Thursday- Cakes and sweets come to school

  • Friday- Ag day


Are you not returning to Clevedon School in 2020?

It’s that time of year that we are looking at numbers and classes for next year. We would really appreciate families with children in years 1-7 letting us know if they are not returning next year, as soon as possible. This will help us immensely with planning and organisation for 2020. 

 

Bake stall and sweet shop

Our cake stall and sweet shop are awesome fundraisers and a fun part of our Clevedon School Agriculture Day tradition. They have been incredibly successful in the past because almost all families have generously provided baking. So, following on in this famous tradition we are sending cake boxes and lolly bags out to each family on Monday 23rd of September. It would be wonderful if each family could provide a cake and a batch of fudge, coconut ice or other treat to be sold on Ag Day. Feel free to do a batch of biscuits, or your favourite slice, instead of a cake if you prefer.

Please bring your cakes and sweets to the School Hall on Thursday 26th of September either before school from 8.30am to 9.15am or after school from 2.45pm to 4.00pm.  You can also bring your baking in on the morning of Ag day. If you are unable to bake anything, please return the boxes and sweet bags to the school hall kitchen or school office, they cost $2.00 each so we’d really appreciate them back for next year. 

Please click here for some recipe ideas.


Cake Decorating Competition
Again this year we will have a competition for the best decorated cake. If you want to take part in this competition, please be sure to have your cake to the cake store by 8:30am on Ag Day and remember to write your name on the side of your box!


Jolly Jars

One of the most exciting events for Ag day are our jolly jars. This is a long standing tradition here at Clevedon School and has been an integral part of the day for many, many years. We ask that each student brings a jolly jar to school on the 25th September - house points accompany jolly jars. If you are unsure what jolly jars are - just google them and you will find all sorts of ideas. Basically you fill a jar with goodies - of any description and decorate the jar. These are then sold at school to the students the day before Ag Day and they take them home and enjoy what is inside. We have many wonderful grandparents who make us lots of jolly jars and we ask that each child donates one jar and then all our children are able to buy and enjoy them here at school. It is time to get creative and start making your jars. Go to our website for more information. Jolly Jars are due to school on Wednesday 25 September.


Calendar Orders

There are only a couple of days left to purchase your calendars and cards etc, featuring your child’s artwork. Please visit kindo to purchase as soon as you can. Wednesday 25th is the last day to order. Thanks for your support. Here is an example of one of the many amazing creations from room 13:


Athletics day

Our whole school athletics event is coming up next term. This letter was sent out earlier this week to you with all the information you need on this day. To help us with our organisation, we would appreciate you taking the time to read this and complete your child’s permission form on Kindo as soon as possible. As always, we cannot run this day without your generous support. If you can help us out with some of the jobs listed on the letter, kindly let us know through Kindo as well. Many thanks in advance. 


Weet-Bix Try-athalon

Entries are open for the Weet-Bix Try-athlon and you are now able to register your child as part of the Clevedon School group, by clicking here. Please note this event is only for students who are 7 years and older and it requires you to organise transportation and supervision for your child on the day. 


Kelly Club

As you will be aware we have an amazing before and after school care programme on site now. If you are interested in using this service please click here to find out more and register. Please see below for next week’s programme and the holiday programme:



Term 3 - week 9 2019

  • Tuesday - year 7/8 HPV immunisations

  • Thursday - Pizza in the playground

  • Friday- Mufti- bring a grocery item

Attendance 

Each day our office ladies have the important and immense task of ensuring all children are accounted for and safe in a timely manner. Could we please ask that if your child is going to be absent, that you either ring the school and leave a message or email absences@clevedonschool.co.nz as early in the morning as possible. If you forget and you are sent a text message, kindly reply straight away. We thank you in advance for helping us to do our utmost in ensuring all children are safe. 


Also a gentle reminder that if you are going on holiday during term time, to please email Julie Schumacher, our principal. 


Ag Day Countdown - 2 weeks to go

Next week, Friday 20 September is a mufti day with the donation being a grocery item of some description that can be added to the grocery hampers. This could be any nonperishable item such as biscuits, sweets, pasta, cake mixes etc. It would help us a lot if the groceries are not past their use by dates as we cannot use them in our hampers and every year we need to throw quite a lot of them away.

We appreciate your assistance with this and look forward to a great mufti day next Friday.


Bake stall and sweet shop

Our cake stall and sweet shop are awesome fundraisers and a fun part of our Clevedon School Agriculture Day tradition. They have been incredibly successful in the past because almost all families have generously provided baking. So, following on in this famous tradition we are sending cake boxes and lolly bags out to each family on Monday 23rd of September. It would be wonderful if each family could provide a cake and a batch of fudge, coconut ice or other treat to be sold on Ag Day. Feel free to do a batch of biscuits, or your favourite slice, instead of a cake if you prefer.

Please bring your cakes and sweets to the School Hall on Thursday 26th of September either before school from 8.30am to 9.15am or after school from 2.45pm to 4.00pm.  You can also bring your baking in on the morning of Ag day. If you are unable to bake anything, please return the boxes and sweet bags to the school hall kitchen or school office, they cost $2.00 each so we’d really appreciate them back for next year. 

Please click here for some recipe ideas.


Cake Decorating Competition
Again this year we will have a competition for the best decorated cake. If you want to take part in this competition, please be sure to have your cake to the cake store by 8:30am on Ag Day and remember to write your name on the side of your box!


Jolly Jars

One of the most exciting events for Ag day are our jolly jars. This is a long standing tradition here at Clevedon School and has been an integral part of the day for many, many years. We ask that each student brings a jolly jar to school on the 25th September - house points accompany jolly jars. If you are unsure what jolly jars are - just google them and you will find all sorts of ideas. Basically you fill a jar with goodies - of any description and decorate the jar. These are then sold at school to the students the day before Ag Day and they take them home and enjoy what is inside. We have many wonderful grandparents who make us lots of jolly jars and we ask that each child donates one jar and then all our children are able to buy and enjoy them here at school. It is time to get creative and start making your jars. Go to our website for more information. Jolly Jars are due to school on Wednesday 25 September.


Clevedon Rugby World Cup day

As we are all gearing up for the Rugby World Cup, we have decided to show our support by holding a ‘World Cup’ day at school. This will be taking place on Friday 25th October, next term. Teachers and students will be picking one of the countries in the World Cup out of the hat and dressing up in their colours on the day. Each team/country will have a range of ages across the school. Teachers will be taking two lessons about their respective countries before the big day. Our house leaders will be the organisers of the event and will have games set up so that each team can compete against each other. We will have an opening ceremony and a parade. A notice will be coming home before the holidays with more information.


Kelly Club - Week 9 


Clevedon Ski Teams

Over the last couple of weeks we have had two ski teams represent Clevedon School at a competition at Mt Ruapehu. They have achieved some stunning results and the team managers have emphasised the way in which all the kids showed their PRIDE values on the mountain. They worked very well as a team, supporting each other during their races and when they weren’t racing. There were a number of comments about how they showed great sportsmanship.


We are always keen to hear from students that are interested in next year (parents need to accompany students).


YEARS 7-8 (26th-28th August- Whakapapa Ski Field). Team Manager- Mike Carol

TEAM RESULT- 51st out of 98 teams


GIRLS YRS 7-8- 152 skiers:

Ella Carrol- 93rd

Olivia Bosch- 94th

Olivia Bell- 97th

Maddie Patterson- 127th


BOYS YRS 7-8- 249 skiers:

Eddie Bell- 120th

 

YEARS 1-6 (Week 2- 2nd-4th Sept- Whakapapa Ski Field). Team Manager- Trent Archer

TEAM RESULTS- 33rd and 50th out of 124 teams


GIRLS YRS 5-6- 133 skiers:

Isla Bell- 45th

Kate Bell- 77th


BOYS YRS 5-6- 157 skiers:

Henry Symonds- 57th

Ben Archer- 91st

Daan Koole- 103rd

Campbell Wright- 119th


GIRLS YRS 1-4- 83 skiers:

Sophie Archer- 10th


BOYS YRS 1-4- 97 skiers:

Hugh Henshaw- 28th

Ties Koole- 52nd



Term 3 - week 8 2019

  • Monday - Maori language week begins

  • Thursday - Pizza in the playground

  • Thursday - Whole School assembly 2pm

Please click here to see the community notices on our website.


2020 enrolments

We are now accepting 2020 enrolments for years 1-8 (in and out of zone). If you are an out of zone enrolment or know any families who may be interested in coming to our school, please come and see us in the office for more information.


Jolly Jars

It is time to start thinking about making your jolly jars for our famous jolly jar day. One of the most exciting events for Ag day are our jolly jars. This is a long standing tradition here at Clevedon School and has been an integral part of the day for many, many years. We ask that each student brings a jolly jar to school on the 25th September - house points accompany jolly jars. If you are unsure what jolly jars are - just google them and you will find all sorts of ideas. Basically you fill a jar with goodies - of any description and decorate the jar. These are then sold at school to the students the day before Ag Day and they take them home and enjoy what is inside. We have many wonderful grandparents who make us lots of jolly jars and we ask that each child donates one jar and then all our children are able to buy and enjoy them here at school. It is time to get creative and start making your jars. Go to our website for more information.


Weet-Bix Try-athalon

Entries are open for the Weet-Bix Try-athlon and you are now able to register your child as part of the Clevedon School group, by clicking here. Please note this event is only for students who are 7 years and older and it requires you to organise transportation and supervision for your child on the day. 


Attendance 

Each day our office ladies have the important and immense task of ensuring all children are accounted for and safe in a timely manner. Could we please ask that if your child is going to be absent, that you either ring the school and leave a message or email absences@clevedonschool.co.nz as early in the morning as possible. If you forget and you are sent a text message, kindly reply straight away. We thank you in advance for helping us to do our utmost in ensuring all children are safe. 


Road patrol and parking

A few gentle reminders about road patrol:

  • All road patrol adults and students are volunteers and some might be first timers so please be patient.

  • If you park on the yellow lines our kids can’t see their markers to know if it’s safe to put the signs out.

  • If you u-turn in the direction of the signs it’s very dangerous as the kids aren’t expecting it.

  • The kiss and go zone is a drop and run and it works great as long as no one parks and leaves the vehicle.

  • Our road patrollers are not allowed to stop trucks or buses, so please be prepared to wait for them.

  • Adults, please remember to set a good example and cross on the crossing.


Kelly Club

See below for week 8’s programme:


See below for information about the October holiday programme:

Term 3 - week 7 2019

Term 3 Week 7  notices and reminders


  • Tuesday- teachers visiting from Rotorua

  • Thursday - Pizza in the playground

  • Friday- Mufti day - bring a bottle


Please click here to see the community notices on our website.


International Students - Thankyou

Our sincere thanks goes out to all our families who so generously came forward to host one of our international students this term. This was a first for our school and we have learnt a lot about cultural differences throughout the past four weeks. It was quite an emotional time saying farewell to the students last Friday morning and there were tears all round.

Thank you to the following families:

The Gibbard family                The Dickson family

The Dunn family                    The Connolly family

The Dyson/Sumner family                The Wright family

The Symons family                The Ross/Gajdos family

The Taljaard family                The Vibert family

The Bosch/Masters family                The Hays family

The Kenworthy family                The de Graaf family


Measles update

With a continuing wave of measles cases, Auckland Regional Public Health Service is now unable to notify all schools if they have a measles case. We ask that parents please advise the school if your child has a confirmed case of measles. If your child has suspected measles, they will need to stay at home while tests are being carried out. It is not too late in this outbreak to get more people vaccinated, in fact this is the best way to stop the spread of measles. We encourage families to get at least one MMR vaccination, these are available for people aged 1-50. Please click here for more information.

 



Kelly Club Before and After School

Please see below for next week’s programme:

 

Petition for a High School on the Pohutukawa Coast

As you will be aware, momentum is gathering to alert the Ministry of Education and the Government that this community needs and wants a local High School to serve our area which is growing at a fast rate. Clevedon, Maraetai, Beachlands and all surrounding areas are planning for significant growth over the next ten years.

The link below will take you to an online petition which we encourage you all to sign and pass on to anyone else in the community who you know who might have an interest in this either now or in the future. Even those residents who have already had children through the education system will know how much we need a local high school. 

We are aiming for 3,000 - 4,000 signatures and at present we have 645. This is not an impossible task but one which needs everyone’s support.

The website asks for your name and email address and to check the ‘terms and conditions’ box. The Office of Parliament will accept signatures from people who are overseas and you don’t have to be a NZ citizen or resident to sign. 

If anyone asks, we only need one signature to present the petition to parliament but we do need an MP to sponsor it. From there, it goes to the appropriate Parliamentary Select Committee for consideration.

We have 358 days left (as of today!)

 

Ag Day Countdown - 4 weeks to go

As is the case every year, the serious countdown to our annual Ag Day has begun. We will endeavour to keep you in the loop with as much notice as possible for upcoming mufti days or calls to bring in donations.

Your donations are a really important part of Ag Day and we are extremely grateful for your support in this area.

Next week, as per above, Friday 6 September is a mufti day with donation being a bottle of some description that can be added to the grocery hampers.

Bottles are a great addition and please do feel free to select any bottle you wish. 

It would help us a lot if the bottles are not past their use by dates as we cannot use them in our hampers and every year we need to throw quite a lot of them away.

We appreciate your assistance with this and look forward to a great mufti day next Friday.

 

Clevedon School Trivia Night 2019

Time is running out but there are a few tables/tickets still available!

If you're still keen to get along to the Trivia Night this  Saturday 31st August, email ptfa@clevedonschool.co.nz and book yourself a ticket (or a whole table of 8-10). If you don't have a group of 8-10 organised, just buy a ticket or two and come along - you'll be allocated a table and you'll have a fantastic time meeting new people (or more likely, sitting with people you already know).

Tickets are $15 -  BYO drinks and snacks. The theme for the evening is ‘80’s - so feel free to dress appropriately (there will be prizes!). But if you don't have an outfit planned, just come along and laugh at those who have dressed up! We look forward to seeing you there.

 

Mufti Day

Friday 6 September is the bring a bottle mufti day for our hampers that we will raffle off,  quickfire style,  on Ag Day. We are after any sorts of bottle items – sauces, toppings juice, fizzy, wine, beer, flavourings, drinks mix down to bubble bath, liquid hand / body wash and even cleaning products! It would be great if people try to think creatively. We are hoping to have 35 hampers this year. Please remember to check expiry dates as we cannot use anything out of date.


Jolly Jars

It is time to start thinking about making your jolly jars for our famous jolly jar day. One of the most exciting events for Ag day are our jolly jars. This is a long standing tradition here at Clevedon School and has been an integral part of the day for many, many years. We ask that each student brings a jolly jar to school on the 25th September - house points accompany jolly jars. If you are unsure what jolly jars are - just google them and you will find all sorts of ideas. Basically you fill a jar with goodies - of any description and decorate the jar. These are then sold at school to the students the day before Ag Day and they take them home and enjoy what is inside. We have many wonderful grandparents who make us lots of jolly jars and we ask that each child donates one jar and then all our children are able to buy and enjoy them here at school. It is time to get creative and start making your jars. Go to our website for more information.

Term 3 - week 6 2019

Reminder: Access our official Clevedon School facebook page and “Like” us to get updates. 


  • Monday- Ag day registration is now open

  • Thursday - Pizza in the playground

  • Thursday - Rehu Tai (speech competition)

  • Thursday - Whole School assembly 2pm

  • Friday - Koanga festival (senior kapa haka)


Term 3 - week 6 2019

Reminder: Access our official Clevedon School facebook page and “Like” us to get updates. 


  • Monday- Ag day registration is now open

  • Thursday - Pizza in the playground

  • Thursday - Rehu Tai (speech competition)

  • Thursday - Whole School assembly 2pm

  • Friday - Koanga festival (senior kapa haka)



Measles update

With a continuing wave of measles cases, Auckland Regional Public Health Service is now unable to notify all schools if they have a measles case. We ask that parents please advise the school if your child has a confirmed case of measles. If your child has suspected measles, they will need to stay at home while tests are being carried out. It is not too late in this outbreak to get more people vaccinated, in fact this is the best way to stop the spread of measles. We encourage families to get at least one MMR vaccination, these are available for people aged 1-50. Please click here for more information.

 

 

Calendar orders

Calendar orders are now open on kindo. You can purchase calendars, card packs, diaries, notebooks and mouse mats with your child's artwork featured on the front. The children have been busy creating some fabulous art. They make wonderful gifts for family members and they'll be delivered in time for overseas postage before Christmas. Wednesday the 25th of September is the last day to order.

 

Ag Day Raffles

We are on the hunt for a Sponsorship Coordinator for our Ag Day Raffle.

We have a couple of ladies lined up to help with the administration of the raffle but are after someone who is keen to go out and organise a few prizes for it (1st, 2nd and 3rd place).

If this sounds like something you would be great at doing...please get in touch with Summer Deverell on summerdeverell@gmail.com.

 

Year 5-8 Athletics Training

We have Counties Manukau coaches coming in on Thursdays from week 6 to week 10. Please remind your child to bring their P.E uniform and covered shoes.

 

Absent Children Reminder

If your child is absent from school and you receive a text from the school office requesting confirmation of that absence, it is most helpful if you could provide a brief explanation with your response, it could be sick, holiday or an appointment. This will assist us in ensuring the correct absent code is provided on the attendance records.

 

Clevedon Tennis Club - Love Tennis 

Please see the attached flyer for the Love tennis tournament on Saturday 7 September and Sunday 8 September 2019 from 1-4pm                           

                               

                     

                 

Edventure Survivor Camp

Our camps are a week long and run by teachers so that you have the peace of mind that your children are well looked after, learning and most importantly having fun! Great for parents struggling juggling work commitments with the school holidays. It will be held in Aongatete, Sept 30th - Oct 4th for $495.

We have an amazing week lined up with bush walks, archery, rock climbing, team building and confidence activities, orienteering & night activities. A typical "Kiwi Outdoors" camp with an emphasis on mountain safety and survival skills. Based at Aongatete Lodge-near Katikati. More info www.edventure.co.nz or 02102241576

8-13yr olds. Pickups are available.

 

Wairoa Ranges Father’s day rugby tournament

Term 3 - week 5 2019

Reminder: Access our official Clevedon School facebook page and “Like” us to get updates. 


  • Monday- Ag day registration is now open

  • Wednesday - Farewell assembly for international students

  • Thursday - Mythmakers show “Mahuika!”

  • Friday - Animal dress mufti -bring a gold coin


Lunchtime Clubs

Please ask your child to listen/watch for messages in the daily notices to find out about the lunchtime clubs on offer this term:

Monday        Senior Choir, Library Open, Sport with Mr Morgan

Tuesday        Science Club, Junior Dance Group, Enviro Group

Wednesday    Games/Lego/Library Open, Sport with Mr Morgan

Thursday    Games/Lego/Library Open, Sport with Mr Morgan, Arts Groups

Friday        Arts Groups, Craft Club


Congratulations to our EPRO8 teams

A huge congratulations to our four Vector EPRO 8 teams for competing last week at the local technology competition. We came away with one year 5/6 team and one year 7/8 team moving through to the semi finals. The other year 7/8  team lost in a sudden death challenge in a four way tie for third place.



Registration and Mufti Day

Registration for all Ag day projects will open on Monday. All children must be registered. Please visit the Ag day site on our school web page (this will be active from Monday).

Friday the 23 August is a mufti day. Children can come dressed as an animal (onsies are very popular) and bring a gold coin donation. The money from this mufti helps us to purchase ribbons and badges for Ag day.

You can click on the link to read important information for Agriculture day 2019. 

 

Ag Day Raffles

We are on the hunt for a Sponsorship Coordinator for our Ag Day Raffle.

We have a couple of ladies lined up to help with the administration of the raffle but are after someone who is keen to go out and organise a few prizes for it (1st, 2nd and 3rd place).

If this sounds like something you would be great at doing...please get in touch with Summer Deverell on summerdeverell@gmail.com.

 

Win a Free Day at Kelly Club October Holiday Programme!

Kelly Club has been part of our school community for around a term now. Many of you would have already used either the before and afterschool care or holiday programme services on site in the school hall.

Kelly Club would love to hear your feedback. Please use the link below to place your feedback, whether you have used the programme or not. Everyone who gives feedback and includes their contact details will go into the draw for one of two free days during the October holiday programme.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KCClevedon

 

Clevedon Pony Club - Welcome evening and registration

Come along to the Pony Clubrooms at the Clevedon A&P Showgrounds (Monument Rd) on 6th September 2019 from 6:00 – 7:30pm. New riders are welcome. Drinks, wine and nibbles will be provided. www.clevedonponyclub.org.nz

 

Wairoa Ranges Father’s day rugby tournament

Term 3 - week 4 2019

Reminder: Access our official Clevedon School facebook page and “Like” us to get updates. 

  • Thursday - Board of trustees meeting

  • Thursday - Pizza in the playground\

  • Thursday - Whole school assembly 2pm

Sports notices

  • Well done to our Clevedon School Cross Country team at the recent ECCS Cross Country event. Come and celebrate their joint achievement at our School Assembly at 2pm on Thursday 15 August

  • Parents of year 5-8 students, please check you emails to learn more about the upcoming, 2019 Netball Funday event

  • If your child is in year 5/6 and they are interested in an introduction to water polo please click on this link for information from Mountford Park.


Measles update 

With more than 20 schools in Auckland now having had confirmed cases of measles and an average of 8 new cases a day, we all need to stay well informed. Please keep yourself up to date with new information through the DHP website. In the event of a confirmed case here at school we will inform all parents. In such a case, please note that the quarantine will apply to those:

  • Not immunised

  • Those who are immunised, but for whom we (the school) have not sighted the vaccination documentation 


Agriculture Day Sponsorship

With Ag Day nearing the committee is busy behind the scenes preparing for the day, and right now looking for Ring and General sponsors. For families new to Clevedon school this is a great opportunity to promote your business within the greater community. Ring sponsorship is at a cost $500 and we have 2 spaces left. With each ring sponsorship your business will be promoted with signage on a ring i.e. chickens, lambs etc. Other promotion opportunities are also available if you would like to discuss these please email kirstyfawdray@gmail.com for further details. We are also seeking general sponsorship with donations in the vicinity of $50+. Sponsorship donations are utilised for all the day to day operations that make the event happen, leading up to and on the day. These sponsors will also be promoted. All sponsorship is gratefully received by the Ag Day Committee.


Scholastic Bookclub Ordering 

Issue 5 2019 is now open for ONLINE ORDERING ONLY. Scholastic bookclub pamphlets will be coming home with your children to view and order over the next few days. Orders are placed online through the Loop System:

www.bookclub.scholastic.co.nz

The last day for ordering online is Monday 19 August 2019. Orders will be delivered approximately a week later.

For new parents to the school the bookclub orders are once a term. It gives you the opportunity to purchase books for your children at competitive prices and also assists your children with their reading. With each book purchased the school receives rewards which go towards buying books for the school library. This is very much appreciated.


Clevedon School Trivia Night 2019

Book your babysitter! The once-famous Clevedon School Trivia Night returns on Saturday 31 August 2019. This event is all about having fun and getting to know other Clevedon School parents. The theme for the evening is ‘80’s - so feel free to dress appropriately (there will be prizes!). Tickets are available for $15 each by emailing ptfa@clevedonschool.co.nz 

If you'd like to organise a team let us know who's in the team when you email us for your tickets and we'll book you a table. Each team will consist of 8-10 members. If you have less than 8 in your group, we'll set you up with another group to make up a team. No team? No problem, just book your tickets and we'll organise a team for you.  BYO drinks and snacks. Tickets will sell fast, so get in quick!


Supporting our principals

Today the teachers and support staff here at Clevedon School joined our colleagues all over the country to call on the government to give primary and intermediate principals a fair deal. Teachers recently won pay parity with their secondary colleagues, because a teacher is a teacher, regardless of the age of their students. But the government refused to give primary and intermediate principals parity with principals of comparably sized secondary schools, or any support for growing workloads. In small schools, principals are doing a complex job but often without any extra support, and while teaching as well. And these principals are often paid less than some teachers in large schools. We’re calling on the government to do the right thing by principals. It’s only fair.

Today our staff wore green to show our support for our principal, Julie, and the principals of Aotearoa, who do such a vital job leading the teaching and learning in our schools. Thank you for your support!

Term 3 - week 3 2019

Reminder: Access our official Clevedon School facebook page and “Like” us to get updates. 

  • Monday - Firewise programme continues

  • Tuesday -  Ag day assemblies at 9:10am

  • Tuesday - Trees for Survival

  • Wednesday - Science Roadshow 

  • Thursday - Science Roadshow 

  • Thursday - Pizza in the playground

  • Friday - National Day of Support for Principals’ Pay Parity


Science Roadshow - NEXT WEEK

This exciting event is coming up next week for our year 3-8 students. Please click on this link for more information. The cost of the session is $8.50, which can be paid through your KINDO account. We urgently need those who have not paid to do so as soon as possible. Thank you to all of you have already paid for this activity.


Agriculture Day - Information Assemblies- Tuesday 6 August 9:10 am

Ag day Assemblies will be taking place on Tuesday 6 August at 9:10am in various locations around the school.  Every student will attend the assembly relevant to their category. Parents are welcome to attend and we strongly encourage new parents to Clevedon School to attend. There will be important information shared on the raising of lambs, calves, kids, chickens, plants and pets. We ask that one adult from every family that has a child entering a calf please attend. We will be sharing important information and guidelines from the DPI regarding the handling of calves on Ag day. You can click on the link to read important information for Agriculture day 2019.  


Simon Bridges - open forum (High School in our area)

Simon Bridges, MP, will be at the Maraetai Bowling Club on Thursday 8 August at 6pm for an ‘open forum’. A group of staff and parents from Maraetai School are going to attend to push for a High School to service Beachlands, Maraetai and Clevedon areas. Please promote in the community and with other parents and please come along to the meeting to show your support. 


Clevedon School Trivia Night 2019

Book your babysitter! The once-famous Clevedon School Trivia Night returns on Saturday 31 August 2019. This event is all about having fun and getting to know other Clevedon School parents. The theme for the evening is ‘80’s - so feel free to dress appropriately (there will be prizes!). Tickets are available for $15 each by emailing ptfa@clevedonschool.co.nz 

If you'd like to organise a team let us know who's in the team when you email us for your tickets and we'll book you a table. Each team will consist of 8-10 members. If you have less than 8 in your group, we'll set you up with another group to make up a team. No team? No problem, just book your tickets and we'll organise a team for you.  BYO drinks and snacks. Tickets will sell fast, so get in quick!

 

Board of Trustees Update - August 2019

The three year term of the new Board of Trustees has now begun and we are all excited about the opportunity to get involved with the governance of our school and make a difference for our kids.

 

Thank you to all those that stood in the BoT election. It is a credit to our school community that so many parents want to be involved in the governance of our school. The Board would also like to take the opportunity to thank all the former Trustees: Mel Cleave, Trent Archer, Peter Manderson, Kellie Philpott and Danielle Wright for their term as Trustees, and for all the effort and commitment they have dedicated to Clevedon School. Our new Board of Trustees are:

Hamish Bell (Chair)

Megan Harper

Kirsten Davis

Summer Deverell

Paul Gibbard

Nick McCaw

Sarah Watkin

 

The Board has set up a number of subcommittees to deal with particular issues and matters arising. These committees, together with their members are:

 

Property: Nick McCaw (Chair), Megan Harper, Julie Schumacher, Mark Crowther, Lisa Banfield

Finance: Paul Gibbard (Chair), Sarah Watkin, Julie Schumacher, Janine Gunnell, Edeh Sullivan

Funding: Hamish Bell (Chair), Paul Gibbard, Julie Schumacher, Nick McCaw, Danielle Wright, Peter Manderson

Communication: Summer Deverell (Chair), Kirsten Davis, Hamish Bell, Julie Schumacher, Kellie Philpott

Health and Safety: Chris Morgan (Chair), Julie Schumacher, Mark Crowther, Jodie Boyle

PTFA liaison: Megan Harper, Summer Deverell

 

We hope to bring you regular updates from these committees as the year progresses.  

 

We are sure that all who attended the Social Auction last term would agree that it was a fantastic evening and so inspiring to see so many generous people in our community who are so enthusiastic about supporting our school. The total profit from the evening was an incredible $57,000 which was well above our initial target. Thank you so much to the key organisers: Nick McCaw, Megan Harper, Ismay Johnston, Nicki Henshaw and Danielle Wright who made such an outstanding event happen. And thank you also to the rest of the community who helped out, donated to the event and supported the evening...it is all much appreciated.

 

The new Board is keen to consult with the school community this term with regard to both school and Board communication and engagement. Please watch this space as we would love to hear from as many of you as possible as to how you wish us to proceed. We are keen to develop a vision for the school with regard to communications and engagement so that it may be streamlined and simplified so that it works effectively for our school community.

We welcome any comments, observations and suggestions you may have.

sdeverell@clevedonschool.co.nz

 

National Day of Support for Principals’ Pay Parity - Friday

The teachers and support staff here at Clevedon School will be joining with our colleagues all over the country on Friday 9 August to call on the government to give primary and intermediate principals a fair deal. And we need your support as we stand up for our principal and all principals in New Zealand. Teachers recently won pay parity with their secondary colleagues, because a teacher is a teacher, regardless of the age of their students. But the government refused to give primary and intermediate principals parity with principals of comparably sized secondary schools, or any support for growing workloads. In small schools, principals are doing a complex job but often without any extra support, and while teaching as well. And these principals are often paid less than some teachers in large schools. We’re calling on the government to do the right thing by principals. It’s only fair.

On Friday, our staff will be wearing green to show our support for our principal, Julie, and the principals of Aotearoa, who do such a vital job leading the teaching and learning in our schools. It is not a mufti day, but our students are invited to wear green accessories on that day (e.g. socks and hair accessories) to show their support.


Young at Art

‘Young at Art’ offer children’s and teenage art and craft classes in Pukekohe. Our Term 3 classes commence next week (from 5th August) and are open for booking with a couple of places available. For more information or to book please check out our website www.youngatart.co.nz or email: admin@youngatart.co.nz or phone: 0297 712 923. Bookings are essential as places are limited.


Term 3 - Week 2 2019 

Reminder: Access our official Clevedon School facebook page and “Like” us to get updates. 

  • Monday - Futsal Coaching for Year 0-4
  • Tuesday - ECCS Cross Country (Y5-8)
  • Tuesday - 2pm Powhiri to welcome our international students, any new Clevedon students/families and staff members 
  • Thursday - Pizza in the playground

Science Roadshow 

This exciting event is coming up next term for our year 3-8 students. Please click on this link for more information. The cost of the session is $8.50, which can be paid through your KINDO account. We urgently need those who have not paid to do so as soon as possible. Thank you to all of you have already paid for this activity.


Who is presenting at Assembly this term?

The classes who are presenting at assembly this term (even week Thursdays at 2pm)

Week 2        Room 11

Week 4        Pod 3

Week 6        Room 12

Week 8        Room 14

Week 10      Progress and Effort (Thursday), 100% attendance (Friday) 


Mythmakers show “Mahuika!”

On Thursday 22nd August we have the Auckland Theatre Company ‘Mythmakers’ coming to do a show called "Mahuika!" for our year 3-8 students only. We have so far only had half of these students pay for the show. The cost is $3.50 per child. If you have not yet paid please do so on Kindo by Friday 9th August. Please click here to see the newsletter about this, sent home last term.


Agriculture Day - 27 September 2019

You can click on the link to read important information for Agriculture day 2019.  All calves, lambs, kids and chickens must be born between 1st June to 31st July 2019. Orders for chickens are now closed. Calves will be allowed to compete at Clevedon in 2019 but NOT ECCS. Animal supplies can be purchased at The Village Saddlery.


Football for Children (FFC)

Football for Children is returning to Clevedon School. If you like to learn more, or to enrol your child, please click here to view the details. 


Seedlings for our Vegetable Garden

If you are planning to plant any vegetables over the holiday period and would like to donate some for our school vegetable garden, please bring them along to school for us to plant in week 1 and leave them by the vege garden and let Mr C or Mrs Connolly know. 


The Shack

If you have any fruit or vegetables that you would like to donate for us to sell at the Shack, please bring them to school and hand them to the Enviro leaders or Mrs Connolly. 


Clevedon School Trivia Night 2019

Book your babysitter! The once-famous Clevedon School Trivia Night returns on Saturday 31 August 2019. This event is all about having fun and getting to know other Clevedon School parents.

The theme for the evening is ‘80’s - so feel free to dress appropriately (there will be prizes!). Tickets are available for $15 each by emailing ptfa@clevedonschool.co.nz 

If you'd like to organise a team let us know who's in the team when you email us for your tickets and we'll book you a table. Each team will consist of 8-10 members. If you have less than 8 in your group, we'll set you up with another group to make up a team. No team? No problem, just book your tickets and we'll organise a team for you.  BYO drinks and snacks. Tickets will sell fast, so get in quick!


Papakura High School open evening 

Please click here for a flyer advertising the Year 8 Enrolment Open Evening which will be on Wednesday 7 August from 5.15 pm.


Term 3 - Week 1 2019 

Reminder: Access our official Clevedon School facebook page and “Like” us to get updates. 

  • Monday - First day of term 3

  • Tuesday - Host family meeting (for international students) at 2pm 

  • Thursday - Pizza in the playground

Science Roadshow 

This exciting event is coming up next term for our year 3-8 students. Please click on this link for more information. The cost of the sessions is $8.50, which can be paid through your KINDO account. 


Agriculture Day - 27 September 2019

You can click on the link to read important information for Agriculture day 2019.  All calves, lambs, kids and chickens must be born between 1st June to 31st July 2019. Orders for chickens are now closed. Calves will be allowed to compete at Clevedon in 2019 but NOT ECCS. Animal supplies can be purchased at The Village Saddlery.


Pizza in the Playground 

Pizza fundraising has been a success in Term 2 and we have had enough time to get into a good routine. We offer the four most popular flavours Ham & Cheese, Hawaiian, Simply Cheese and Pepperoni as well as the Gluten Free versions of each.  Due to an increase in costs and a decrease in orders, in Term 3 we will only offer the Pepperoni and Cheese in Gluten Free, as when one slice is ordered, we have to buy the whole pizza.  All four pizza flavours will still be available for non-gluten free. Alternatively, if you want to purchase Ham & Cheese or Hawaiian in Gluten Free you will need to purchase the whole pizza. 


Thanks from the PTFA

The PTFA would like to thank everyone that attended our fabulous magic evening last month. It was fair to say JP was a hit with the kids and the parents.  Special thanks go to our sponsors who made sure our event was a fun filled evening.  Forage and Ferment, thank you for creating such a party atmosphere with your delicious drinks and your generous donation.  Fairfield Pet Lodge and Wynyard Wood, thank you both for subsidising our performer.  Beauty code Clevedon, Clevedon Superette and Lotto, Acorns of Clevedon and Clevedon Dairy thank you for our prizes.  Last but not least thank you to all the volunteers that helped create a smooth fun fundraiser.  


Visit from Papakura High School principal

John Rohs, the principal of Papakura High School, which we are in zone for, is coming to talk to our year 8 students and parents on Friday 26 July at 9:30am. Interested parents are welcome to come along and hear John speak about Papakura High School and what it has to offer students.


Holiday Program

The Kelly Club are running a July holiday program at school. You can email clevedon@kellyclub.co.nz with any queries or visit the website www.kellyclub.co.nz/clevedon to make a booking.


Rosehill Out of Zone 2020

Please click here for finer details on the 2020 Out of Zone enrolment process for Rosehill College.  


Seedlings for our Vegetable Garden

If you are planning to plant any vegetables over the holiday period and would like to donate some for our school vegetable garden, please bring them along to school for us to plant in week 1 and leave them by the vege garden and let Mr C or Mrs Connolly know. 


Term 2 - Week 10 2019


Reminder: Access our official Clevedon School facebook page and “Like” us to get updates. 


  • Monday - Reports come home

  • Tuesday - AG day chicken collection- 3pm Tr room

  • Tuesday - Dental van 

  • Wednesday - Learner led/3 way conferences 

  • Thursday - 3 way conferences for rooms 12 & 13 continue

  • Thursday - Pizza in the playground

  • Thursday - Progress and effort assembly 2pm

  • Friday - Last day of term - school closes at 2pm 


Learner led and 3 way conferences

Please book in your times using our booking system. If you have any issues making a booking, please contact our lovely ladies at the school office, who will be able to help you. 


Please remember that this year the conferences have a different look and feel for our year 3-8 students. This letter, which was sent out gives you more information and we strongly recommend that you read this in readiness. 


To make a booking: 

Click on this link 

Enter the code: mtc8y (this is case sensitive) 

Follow the instructions to make your booking. You will need to make one for each of your children with the appropriate teacher. 


Agriculture Day - 27 September 2019

We will have over 100 beautiful chicks delivered to school on Tuesday. If you ordered baby chicks please collect them from the TR room at 3pm on Tuesday July 2nd. Make sure you read the instruction letter carefully and bring along a warm enclosed container to take them home. Due to health and safety reasons, no chickens are allowed to be taken on the buses. 


You can click on the link to read important information for Agriculture day 2019.  All calves, lambs, kids and chickens must be born between 1st June to 31st July 2019. Orders for chickens are now closed. Calves will be allowed to compete at Clevedon in 2019 but NOT ECCS. Animal supplies can be purchased at The Village Saddlery.


Clevedon School Facebook page    

There has been an administrative mix up with our school facebook page and we have somehow had 2 pages running at the same time! We apologise for the confusion. Please click on the link to access our official Clevedon School facebook page and “Like” us to get updates. 


Science Roadshow 

This exciting event is coming up next term for our year 3-8 students. Please click on this link for more information. The cost of the sessions is $8.50, which can be paid through your KINDO account. 


Visit from Papakura High School principal

John Rohs, the principal of Papakura High School, which we are in zone for, is coming to talk to our year 8 students and parents on Friday 26 July at 9:30am. Interested parents are welcome to come along and hear John speak about Papakura High School and what it has to offer students.


Holiday Program

The Kelly Club are running a July holiday program at school. You can email clevedon@kellyclub.co.nz with any queries or visit the website www.kellyclub.co.nz/clevedon to make a booking.


Rosehill Out of Zone 2020

Please click here for finer details on the 2020 Out of Zone enrolment for Rosehill College.  



Term 2 - Week 9 2019

  • Monday - Matariki starts

  • Thursday - Pizza in the playground

  • Thursday - Cross country 

Learner led and 3 way conferences

Please book in your times using our booking system. If you have any issues making a booking, please contact our lovely ladies at the school office, who will be able to help you. 


Please remember that this year the conferences have a different look and feel for our year 3-8 students. This letter, which was sent out gives you more information and we strongly recommend that you read this in readiness. 


To make a booking: 

Click on this link 

Enter the code: mtc8y (this is case sensitive) 

Follow the instructions to make your booking. You will need to make one for each of your children with the appropriate teacher.


Cross country/Fun Run

Our Cross Country is planned for Thursday. Approximate timings of the races are below. It’s also Pizza day, so get your orders in early through Kindo. 


Should the event need to be postponed due to the weather, we will notify you by 8:00am via a text message. 

  • 9:10 am - Kauri and Kowhai races, beginning with year 8 - Followed by prize giving once all the year levels have run 

  • 11:00 am - Totara and Pohutukawa races, beginning with year 4 - Followed by prize giving once all the year levels have run

Your child will need:

  • House colours or sports uniform - a change of clothes for after the race if they get muddy

  • Appropriate footwear - all children in year 3-8 must be wear shoes to race, as we leave the school grounds 

  • A warm jumper

  • A large water bottle - this ensures your child will have access to enough water on the day as there are 200+ students running and only one drinking fountain in close proximity 

  • Decent size morning tea and lunch - or you can order pizza as per usual on a Thursday 

Also a reminder that this is also a big fundraiser for us. Thank you to everyone who has registered and started their fundraising effort. If you have any issues with your registration please contact info@schoolfundraising.co.nz or contact the Fun Run team on 0800-377-171. Please spread the word to your friends and families and send them the link via your child’s registration to make their contribution easier.   


Matariki

Next week Matariki starts. Teachers will be teaching lessons around what Matariki is with students. Please click here to find out more about Matariki.


Agriculture Day - 27 September 2019

It is that time of year again, please click on the link to read important information for Agriculture day 2019.  All calves, lambs, kids and chickens must be born between 1st June to 31st July 2019. Orders for chickens are now closed. Calves will be allowed to compete at Clevedon in 2019 but NOT ECCS. Animal supplies can be purchased at The Village Saddlery.


Clevedon School facebook page    

It's come to our attention that there are two Clevedon Facebook pages. Please click on the link to our official Clevedon School facebook page and like us to get updates.


Science Roadshow 

This exciting event is coming up next term for our year 3-8 students. Please click on this link for more information. The cost of the sessions is $8.50, which can be paid through your KINDO account. 


Fence building begins

Just a reminder that our school fence building will commence next week. Please remind your children to keep safe around the building site.


Holiday Program

The Kelly Club are running a July holiday program at school. You can email clevedon@kellyclub.co.nz with any queries or visit the website www.kellyclub.co.nz/clevedon to make a booking.



Term 2 - Week 8 2019

  • Monday - Life Education Caravan here all week

  • Thursday - Pizza in the playground

  • Thursday - Kauri team water sampling field trip

  • Thursday - Whole school assembly 2pm

  • Friday - Jammies in June mufti day


Fun Run 2017

Thanks to everyone who has registered and started their fundraising effort. Your efforts so far are roughly $4,000 raised, BUT we are a long way off from where we need to be which is $15,000!! Our Fun Run date is set for 27 June and will take place here at school. If you have any issues with your registration please contact info@schoolfundraising.co.nz or contact the Fun Run team on 0800-377-171. Please spread the word to your friends and families and send them the link via your child’s registration to make their contribution easier.   


Agriculture Day - 27 September 2019

It is that time of year again, please click on the link to read important information for Agriculture day 2019.  All calves, lambs, kids and chickens must be born between 1st June to 31st July 2019. Orders for chickens are now closed. Calves will be allowed to compete at Clevedon in 2019 but NOT ECCS.


Te Puru School Holiday Programme

To view the options for Te Puru’s School Holiday Programme, please click the link.


Cirque de JP Magic Show

The Cirque de JP Magic show will be on this Saturday 15th June. There will be two shows Year 1-4; 5.30pm-7pm then Year 5-8; 7.30-9pm. Get your tickets on Kindo now. There will be door tickets for siblings. Please go to JP’s website. Forage and Ferment will have their probiotic bar at the magic show so adults can indulge in a probiotic seedlip mocktail, a refreshing glass of F&F signature soda or indulge your health with a gut shot. 


Jammies in June

Once again we will be developing our citizenship by participating in Jammies for June. We will have a PJ/Onesie/Comfy clothes mufti day to support this initiative next week on Friday 21 June. One pair of new jammies per family to participate. Check this week’s newsletter. Last year we donated 300 jammies, our target this year is 333. The Warehouse currently have pyjamas for $10 in a variety of sizes. Kmart have them from $7.50 upwards. We thank you all for your support of this worthy cause and helping those in our local community who are less fortunate than ourselves.


Reporting Absences

We are now in winter and the cold and flu bugs are amongst us. A reminder that when reporting absences via email, please send to absences@clevedonschool.co.nz.  


Lost Property

A small watch has been found at the top crossing, if this is yours please come into the office to claim it.


Enviro notice

The enviro team is starting up a new system for the Shack. We would like to invite parents to donate excess fruit/vegetables to the Shack. The collection day will be every Wednesday and the produce will be sold every Thursday and Friday during school and after school depending on quantity. Please help support us! 

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Term 2 - Week 7 2019

Diary Dates:

  • Monday - Life Education Caravan here all week

  • Tuesday - Order your Pizza for Thursday

  • Tuesday - Chicken Orders close today

  • Thursday - Pizza in the playground

  • Saturday - Amazing French Magician - Get your tickets online on KINDO (see below)

Remember to visit our school website for all our school notices, community notices, school newsletters, class blogs, payments etc

Agriculture Day - 27 September 2019

It is that time of year again, please click on the link to read important information for Agriculture day 2019.  All calves, lambs, kids and chickens must be born between 1st June to 31st July 2019. Order forms for chickens are now open- click on this link. Calves will be allowed to compete in 2019.


Booster Pack Amnesty 

Traditionally leading up to holidays teachers may send home booster packs for students that they feel would benefit from the extra reading over the holidays. We have many outstanding/missing booster packs that were not returned after the last summer holidays. If you have any of these packs at home could you please return them to your child’s current teachers asap.


Homestay Families

Homestay families - we still urgently require more families for homestay children, please contact the office for more information. 


Fun Run 2017

We are getting closer.. If you haven't had a chance to jump online and register or are having any issues please contact info@schoolfundraising.co.nz or contact the Fun Run team on 0800-377-171. The school is raising money for the Robotics Resources to support the implementation of the Digital Technology Curriculum which is mandated 2020. Please spread the word to your friends and families and send them the link via your child’s registration to make their contribution easier.  


Cirque de JP Magic Show

Only one week to go - get your tickets on Kindo NOW!  We really need to know numbers to help us plan so please don’t leave it until the last minute...buy your tickets ASAP. Please go to JP’s website https://lecirquedejp.co.nz/  - social event for the year and it’s going to be a show not to be missed. Additional extra for the adults, Forage and Ferment will have their probiotic bar at the magic show so adults can indulge in a probiotic seedlip mocktail, a refreshing glass of F&F signature soda or indulge your health with a gut shot. 


Life Education Caravan

As you will be aware we have the Life Education caravan at school for the next 2 weeks of this term. There is a cost associated with the Life Ed visit of $6 per student.  Please login to KINDO to pay this fee if you have not already done so.


Jammies in June

Once again we will be developing our citizenship by participating in Jammies for June. We will have a PJ/Onesie/Comfy clothes mufti to support this initiative on Friday 21 June. One pair of new jammies per family to participate.  More details in next week's newsletter. Last year we donated 300 jammies, our target this year is 333.


Enviro noticeImage result for fruit and veg clipart

The enviro team is starting up a new system for the Shack. We would like to invite parents to donate excess fruit/vegetables to the Shack. The collection day will be every Wednesday and the produce will be sold every Thursday and Friday during school and after school depending on quantity. Please help support us! 


Hingaia Peninsula School - Child Parent Evening

A fabulous opportunity to join us and Kathryn Berkett. Gain some information to help your child build resilience, develop emotional intelligence and support them to experience and navigate life. 

No charge - bookings are essential.

Session times are booked online at www.schoolinterviews.co.nz using the Hingaia Peninsula School code: axv64


Term 2 - Week 6 2019

Remember to visit our school website for all our school notices, community notices, school newsletters, class blogs, payments etc


Diary dates:

  • Monday - Queen’s Birthday - School Closed
  • Tuesday - Showquest - Practices
  • Thursday - Pizza in the playground
  • Thursday - Showquest performance day

School Trustees Elections Update

Please note that voting papers need to be received at the school by noon on election day (Friday 7th June) to be counted as valid.


International students homestays

This is a reminder that we are looking for homestays for our programme. Thank you to those people who have already completed the forms and sent them in. We urgently require more help. Please contact Lisa Banfield, Karen Pallister or Julie Schumacher for more information if you are interested.


Showquest

It’s showtime! Next Thursday evening our showquest group will be performing at Spark Arena. It will be a big day of rehearsing and performing. Thank you to all our wonderful parent helpers and teachers who have made this possible. We wish our students the best of luck!


Agriculture Day - 27 September 2019

It is that time of year again, please click on the link to read important information for Agriculture day 2019.  All calves, lambs, kids and chickens must be born between 1st June to 31st July 2019. Order forms for chickens will come out  next week and the cost will be $11 each. Calves will be allowed to compete in 2019.


Fun Run/Cross Country

The sponsorship forms have been sent home. Thanks to those whanau that have already set up their children’s profiles and started their fundraising efforts. It is awesome to see! Children will ask people in their whanau and community to support them for participating. The fundraising process is best done online and we hope that every single child gets behind this. Although there is an incentive for children who fundraise to get a prize, your family can choose not to select a prize, therefore ensuring more of the funds will go directly to our school. To be clear this is your family’s choice. The school is raising money for the Robotics Resources to support the implementation of the Digital Technology Curriculum which is mandated 2020. If you have any trouble setting up your student profile please get in touch with the Fun-Run team on 0800-377-170


Entertainment Books - Fundraiser

If you are interested in getting an Entertainment book this year please click here to go to their site to sign in and order online. 


Last Call for Class Ambassadors for Rooms 1 and 2

If you have a child in Rooms 1 or 2, please consider putting your hand up to be Class Ambassador. At present we have one parent covering Rooms 1, 2 and 3 and that's not going to work well for those classes or that parent! Please email catherinewebsternz@hotmail.com if you think you might be able to help.


ARDS - Dental Van

We have one more planned visit set for Tuesday 2nd July.  As with previous visits, the Dental Nurse has a list that she works from. Children who have had their teeth checked and require anything further are provided with a Parental Permission slip that they have to bring home for you to approve. From that check up if you prefer to take your child to your own dental provider you can do so. Any concerns please contact Kris Hill, Kris Hill, Dental Therapist, Cosgrove Children’s Community Dental Clinic, 10 Cosgrave Road, ph 2966014


Clevedon School Quiz Night

The once-famous Clevedon School Quiz Night is returning on Saturday 31 August 2019. More details will be out soon, but for now.....save the date in your diary and book the babysitter.


Cirque De JP Magic Show

Please join us for the 2019 Kids social event of the year - a fun evening of entertainment for the kids. For the last few years the PTFA have organised Discos and Challenge nights, this year we are putting on two different shows so the kids from all classes will get a magical evening that is tailored to their age group.  Tickets are selling on Kindo so put the 15th of June into you diary and prepare for an evening of fun and entertainment. Please click here for the flyer Le Circ JP - DLE.pdf 


Sunshine Online

Please encourage your child/ren to use this fantastic free literacy resource that has been funded through the Pye foundation for us at Clevedon School. It is a free app that can be downloaded onto iPads (or a similar device) username: clevedon password: northroad. Happy reading!! FYI the app may take a while to load as there are a large amount of books to upload. It is for readers from beginners all the way up to level 30 (fluent).


Enviro notice

The enviro team is starting up a new system for the Shack. We would like to invite parents to donate excess fruit/vegetables to the Shack. The collection day will be every Wednesday and the produce will be sold every Thursday and Friday during school and after school depending on quantity. Please help support us! 

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Term 2 - Week 5 2019

Remember to visit our school website for all our school notices, community notices, school newsletters, class blogs, payments etc


Diary dates:

  • Tuesday - Hosting and International Student (9am, 2pm, 7pm)
  • Wednesday - Teacher strike (School closed)
  • Thursday - Pizzas in the playground

Teacher Strike - Wednesday 

A reminder that as a result of the teacher strike on Wednesday, the school will be closed. Given numbers and health and safety considerations, we are unfortunately unable to provide supervision for any students on this day and will be closing the school. 


The Kelly Club are able to provide supervision on this day. Please click on this link to register your child if this is something you wish to do. 

Cirque De JP Magic Show

Please click on the link for the flyer Le Circ JP - DLE.pdf 

International students

Next Tuesday we will be holding parent information sessions on ‘hosting an international student’ here at school (3 sessions at 9am, 2pm, 7pm) in the teacher resource room (between rooms 2 and 3).  We are expecting 16 students from China next term for a short stay of 4 weeks. These students will require accommodation for the duration of their stay in the form of a homestay. The travel dates are 4 school weeks from Sunday 28 July. For those parents of students in years 5-8 interested in hearing more about our developing a relationship with Chinese schools, the International Ambassador programme here at Clevedon and what it means to be a homestay family, please do attend one of our meetings on offer next week. Homestay parents will receive a payment of $250 per week, per student as a contribution toward their living costs.


Agriculture Day - 27 September 2019

It is that time of year again, please click on the link to read important information for Agriculture day 2019.  All calves, lambs, kids and chickens must be born between 1st June to 31st July 2019. Order forms for chickens will come out in the next week or so. Calves will be allowed to compete in 2019.


School Fun Run - 27 June 2019

Next week students will bring home sponsorship forms and a parent letter. The event will be held on Thursday 27th June and we would love as many people on the day to cheer the kids on. Watch this space each week for updates!


Measles Notice

With measles spread throughout Auckland now, Auckland Regional Public Health Service is asking schools to prepare for possible measles cases. To get better informed please click on the following link  http://www.arphs.health.nz/public-health-topics/disease-and-illness/measles/

 

North Island Primary Schools (NIPS) Snow Sports Championships

Registrations of interest are being sought to enter three teams into the NIPS Ski Champs for 2019. Consideration is being given to establish the teams as follows:

 

Years 7-8 = One Team of 5 (26th- 29th August)

Years 3-6 = Two Teams of 5 (2nd-5th September)

 

There will be three or four training afternoons at snow plant as well as the race week at Whakapapa. Please let us know by Thursday 30 May whether you would like to enter your child into one of these teams. Parents will ideally also be able to attend with their child.

 

Contact Trent Archer (archersnz@gmail.com)) for registering or requesting further information. You can also refer to the NIPS website www.nips.org.nz

 

Enviro notice

The enviro team is starting up a new system for the Shack. We would like to invite parents to donate excess fruit/vegetables to the Shack. The collection day will be every Wednesday and the produce will be sold every Thursday and Friday during school and after school depending on quantity. Please help support us! 


Term 2 - Week 4 2019

Remember to visit our school website for all our school notices, community notices, school newsletters, class blogs, payments etc


Diary dates:

  • Monday - Lit quiz
  • Tuesday - Jump Jam with Brett Fairweather (juniors)
  • Tuesday - Hearing and vision testing
  • Tuesday - Papakura Netball tournament (year 5-8)
  • Thursday - Dental van
  • Thursday - Pizzas in the playground
  • Thursday - Whole school assembly 2pm

Upcoming teacher strike

A reminder that we have a teacher strike coming up on Wednesday 29th May. Please remember to fill out the form that was sent out this week to let us know if you intend on bringing your child/ren to school that day for supervision.


Jump Jam with Brett Fairweather

On Tuesday morning we are very lucky to have the man who created Jump Jam coming to our school to take a Jump Jam session with our Junior School students (years 1-4).


Dental Van and Hearing and Vision

The dental van will be at school on Thursday 23rd May. Hearing and vision testing will take place on Tuesday 28th May.


Kelly Club - Before and after school care

Kelly Club is now at Clevedon School with the start date of Monday 27th May. There are limited spaces so get in quick to ensure that your kids gets a chance to get along to Kelly Club Clevedon! Every week is different with a new theme that is explored through a variety of activities such as baking, discovery, craft, sports and of course lots of GAMES! Before School Care: 7:00am - 8:30am

After School Care: 3:00pm - 4:30pm or 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Book at www.kellyclub.co.nz/clevedon

We look forward to seeing you there!


Cirque De JP Magic Show

Calling all Magicians – Get your TICKETS NOW for the show of the century!

We are excited to announce that the Cirque De JP is coming direct to you.

This amazing Magician will show us all his tricks and illusions in the school hall on:

Saturday 15 June:               Year 1-4; 5.30pm – 7pm,

Year 5-8; 7.30 – 9pm.


The shows are tailored to the age groups, the juniors show will be more comedy and participation, the older kids will be more illusions and LED trickery.

TICKETS will be available on Kindo from Tuesday 21 May 2019  – tickets $10 per child which includes popcorn and a ‘Smooze’ drink.

BRING a cushion and your drink bottle

DRESS to theme: Black/white/red/stripes with warm layered clothing

Prizes galore!

Clevedon school kids only please. Parents welcome (and free).

 

We are looking for a group of parents to help us out on the night with a variety of tasks, including set up and clean up. If you can help please let us know through Kindo, this will be live from Tuesday 21 May 2019.

Stay tuned for more magical information.


Term 2 - Week 3 2019 Notices and Reminders

Diary Dates:

  • Tuesday - Dental van on site

  • Wednesday - Dental van on site

  • Thursday - Pizza in the playground

  • Friday - Farewell for Ani 2pm in school hall

  • Friday - Farewell for Ani in staffroom at 3.30pm

Whaea Ani’s farewell

Whaea Ani finishes with us on Friday 17 May (next week). Please click here for more information on her farewell event next week. 


Enviro notice

The enviro team is starting up a new system for the Shack. We would like to invite parents to donate excess fruit/vegetables to the Shack. The collection day will be every Wednesday and the produce will be sold every Thursday and Friday during school and after school depending on quantity. Please help support us! 


Photolife Individual Photos

Room 13 did not have their individual photos taken when Photolife were last here. This has now been arranged for Friday 7 June from 9.30am.  


Showquest

We are still looking for donations of the following to help with our costume making:

  • Brown, black or grey belts (can be broken)

  • White T-Shirts

  • Old plain bed sheets (pastel colours, bright colours, cream)

Can all Showquest students who have not yet brought in their ‘from home’ costume components please bring them to school on Monday or Tuesday next week in a bag labelled with their name.


Group A (origins)

Group B (rock n roll)

Group C (lyrical)

Group D (hip hop)

To provide from home:

Plain brown, black, plaid or grey top (t/shirt or shirt) 


Plain brown, black, grey or blue denim bottoms

 

Plain boots or gumboots (only if you have them)

Plain white T-Shirt (no singlets)


Plain black canvas shoes  & white ankle socks (if possible, otherwise bare feet) 


Plain black ¾  leggings

Plain black T-Shirt (no singlets)


Plain black ¾  leggings

Black leggings


If you have it: Plain white T Shirt that we can paint on (no singlets)



Any questions, please get in touch with Jo Odds - jodds@clevedonschool.co.nz


Term 2 - Week 2 2019 Notices and Reminders

Diary Dates:

  • Monday - Friday Book Week 

  • Wednesday - Pizza orders close at 10.00am on KINDO

  • Wednesday - National Young Leaders Day

  • Wednesday - Staff attending offsite meeting 

  • Thursday - Pizza in the playground

  • Thursday - Whole School Assembly 2pm

  • Friday - Book Week Character Dress Up Day

Remember to visit our school website for all our school notices, community notices, school newsletters, class blogs, payments etc


Book Week

On Friday we will be having a book character dress up day as part of our book week at school. Parents and Grandparents are invited in to classes to share their favourite books from 9:15-10, followed by a school parade and Book Week assembly at 10:10 in the hall. We look forward to seeing everybody’s costumes and welcome families to come along and join in the fun.

Our book fair will be open for parents to come along and see all week from 8:30 in the mornings and 3:00 in the afternoons in room 4. A percentage of all book orders will be donated to the school, so please come along and have a look at what we have on sale.


Paid Union Meetings 

Teachers who are members of the NZEI will be attending paid union meetings next week on either Monday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.  We have split classes for these times so that school can remain open for business as usual.


Teachers offsite from 3.15pm on Wedneday 8 May

Please be aware that all our teachers will be leaving the school grounds on Wednesday 8 May by 3.15pm to attend an offsite meeting at Hillpark school. Can you please collect your children promptly on this day.


Dental Van

The dental van will be at school on Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 May 2019


Kelly Club - Before and after school care

Kelly Club is now at Clevedon School with the start date of Monday 27th May. There are limited spaces so get in quick to ensure that your kids gets a chance to get along to Kelly Club Clevedon! Every week is different with a new theme that is explored through a variety of activities such as baking, discovery, craft, sports and of course lots of GAMES! 

Before School Care: 7:00am - 8:30am

After School Care: 3:00pm - 4:30pm or 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Book at www.kellyclub.co.nz/clevedon

We look forward to seeing you there!


Entertainment Books - Fundraiser

If you are interested in getting an Entertainment book this year please click here to go to their site to sign in and order online. 


ASB Home Loan Promotion

Please click here  to view information on the ASB Home Loan Promotion 


Lost and found - Is this yours?

We found this motorbike parked in one of our trees at school this week - looks like someone very clever has been very busy. 

Enviro notice

The enviro team is starting up a new system for the Shack. We would like to invite parents to donate excess fruit/vegetables to the Shack. The collection day will be every Wednesday and the produce will be sold every Thursday and Friday during school and after school depending on quantity. 


Term 2 - Week 1 2019 Notices and Reminders

Diary Dates:

  • Wednesday - Pizza orders close at 10.00am on KINDO 

  • Thursday - Pizza in the playground

  • SUNDAY 5 May - WHAT NOW AT BROOKBY

Remember to visit our school website for all our school notices, community notices, school newsletters, class blogs, payments etc


Make sure you are connected on Seesaw

Seesaw is a sharing platform which provides a window into your child’s classroom. Teachers and students will often post pictures, videos and samples of work. You are able to ‘like’ and comment on their posts as well. This is a great way to stay connected to what is happening in class and give feedback to your child about their learning. If you are not already connected please ask your child’s teacher about getting a QR code. All you need to do is download the Seesaw for Families App on any smartphone, scan the QR code provided by the teacher, and you are connected.


Kelly Club - Before and after school care

Please see the attached flyer with information on the Kelly Club Before and After School Care for our students onsight in the school hall. 

2019 Kelly Club Is Coming Here - Clevedon School (3).pdf 

 

What Now at Brookby School

Families are invited to register online to be part of the live screening of What Now on Sunday 5th May in Brookby, Auckland. This is a FREE family fun event in your community!

To register online to be part of the audience please click here  www.whatnow.tv/bonus/audience 


Term 1 - Week 11 2019 Notices and Reminders

Diary Dates:


  • Monday - Photolife Catch up

  • Tuesday - ECCS Boys Football

  • Wednesday - Pizza orders close at 10.00am on KINDO 

  • Thursday - The Clevedon School Amazing Race

  • Thursday - Progress and Effort Assembly 2pm

  • Friday - Friday Freeze $2 an ice block 

  • Friday - Whole school assembly 1pm Easter Raffle and 100% Attendance

  • Friday - Last day of school early finish 2pm

  • Friday - Pool closes today at 2pm


Remember to visit our school website for all our school notices, community notices, school newsletters, class blogs, payments etc

The Clevedon School Amazing Race

Our fun race will include up to 8 different challenges such as problem solving, running (racing), teamwork, physical activities and more. All students will be paired up with a buddy - year 8s & year 1’s together, year 7s & 2s, year 6s & 4s and year 5s & 3s. Our focus is that all students get a chance to meet and work with another child from a different year level and hopefully create more unity across our school.

This major school event will be held on Thursday 11th April.

9.30am - 11am will be the year 8’s & 1’s and year 7’s & 2’s

11.30am - 1pm will be year 6’s & 4’s and year 5’s & 3’s


Booster Pack Amnesty

Traditionally leading up to holidays teachers may send home booster packs for students that they feel would benefit from the extra reading over the holidays. We have many outstanding/missing booster packs that were not returned after the last summer holidays. If you have any of these packs at home could you please return them to your child’s current teachers asap.


Term 1 - Week 10 2019 Notices and Reminders

Diary Dates:

  • Tuesday - PTFA Wine and Cheese Evening 6.30pm Staffroom

  • Wednesday - Pizza orders close at 10.00am on KINDO 

  • Thursday - Pizza in the playground - delivered to classes at 1.00pm

  • Friday - Spirit Day

  • Friday - Friday Freeze, $2 an iceblock


SPIRIT DAY PREPARATION 

  • SPIRIT DAY is this week Friday 5 April - 1:00 pm start. 

  • Parents, friends and family welcome - show your house spirit by dressing up in your child’s house colours.

  • The structure for Friday will be modified so that the houses have a quick last minute practise during the morning blocks and early lunch followed by house start at 1:00 pm sharp.

  • We ask that you don’t take your child home early during this time. If you need your child for appointments etc… please arrange to collect them from school prior to 1:00 pm. 

Defibrillator Training

The new Defibrillator installation is now complete and located outside front office of Clevedon School - training will be provided on Wednesday 3 April from 3-5pm at the school hall, all welcome, no need to book.


PTFA Wine and Cheese evening Tuesday 2nd April 6:30pm

Please join us for a relaxed wine and cheese get together this Tuesday 2nd April 6:30PM in the staff room.  All welcome!  Come along and help us brainstorm ideas for PFTA activities for the year.  It’s a great opportunity to meet some school parents and get to know how the PTFA operates to benefit the kids and school.


Showquest

Showquest preparations are well underway. Our date has now been confirmed as Thursday 6th June. The students will perform our piece in the Spark Arena that evening. Tickets will be available for sale through Eventfinda soon.

Payment and permission for participation in Showquest is now due.

More information and practice videos for Showquest can be found on our school arts site here.


Money at school

It has come to our attention that some students are bringing money to school to purchase items from other students in the playground. This has caused some upset with students experiencing ‘buyers remorse’. Resolving these disputes takes time away from teaching and learning. With the exception of Friday Freeze, there is little reason for student to bring money to school. Your support and vigilance regarding this matter is appreciated. 

Term 1 - Week 9 2019 Notices and Reminders

Diary Dates:

  • Tuesday - Eye on Nature trip

  • Wednesday - Pizza orders close at 10.00am on KINDO 

  • Thursday - Pizza in the playground- delivered to classes at 1.00pm

  • Thursday - Whole school assembly Room 13 presenting

  • Friday - Easter Raffle Mufti Day

  • Saturday - Family Fun Day - Te Puru Park

Remember to visit our school website for all our school notices, community notices, school newsletters, class blogs, payments etc


Pizza in the Playground

This is now on KINDO, ready for you to order.  Please note orders will close at 10am on Wednesday morning, NO LATE orders.  All you need to know is in the detail on KINDO.  We are looking forward to a great Pizza 


Eye on Nature Trip

Selected Kauri students, bus leaves school at 9.30am, departs from Botanic Gardens at 1.30pm


Te Puru School Holiday Programme

To view the options for Te Puru’s School Holiday Programme, please click the link below:

https://goo.gl/DjJqJk 


Year 7 and 8 ECCS Rugby trials

Year 7 and 8 boys interested in trialling for ECCS need to see Mr Morgan to be weighed in. There will be a trial for an under 45kg team and an under 55kg team. Trials will be held in term 2.


Scholastic bookclub ordering Issue 02 - Online ordering due 28/03/2019

Issue 2 is now open for online ordering only. Catalogues will be coming home with your children to view over the next few days. Orders are placed online through the Scholastic website through the Loop system:

https://bookclub.scholastic.co.nz

The last day for ordering online is Friday 28th March 2019. Orders will be delivered approximately a week later.

For new parents to the school the book club orders are once or twice a term. It gives the opportunity for you to purchase books for your children at competitive prices and also assists your children with their reading. With every book bought through Scholastics the school receives rewards which go towards purchasing books for the school library. This is very much appreciated.

Remember to visit our school website for all our school notices, community notices, school newsletters, class blogs, payments etc


Term 1 - Week 8 2019 Notices and Reminders

Diary Dates:

  • Tuesday - Photolife class and individual photos - remember clean uniforms, brushed hair and smiles 

  • Thursday - House Spirit day mufti - gold coin donation

  • Friday - ECCS Football 

  • Friday - Totara swimming sports - 1pm

  • Friday - Friday Freeze - $2 an ice block 

  • Wednesday - Friday - Paid Union Meetings for teachers


Kelly Club Survey

As stated in our last week's newsletter, we are looking at the viability of running a before and after school care programme here onsite at school and also the possibility of a Holiday programme for you.

Please read the background about 'Kelly Club' in the survey and see what they offer for your children. All your views and feedback re this are welcomed and needed to help us make the best decision possible.


Paid Union Meetings 

Teachers who are members of the NZEI will be attending paid union meetings next week on either Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.  We have organised relievers and class splits for these times so that school can remain open for business as usual.  


Totara Swimming Sports

Please use  this link to see details of the Totara swimming sports event to be held Friday 22 March.


House Spirit Day

SPIRIT DAY is on its way! Students have started working with their house leaders to develop their spirit day items. Spirit day this year is on Friday 5 April from 1:00 pm. All are welcome to attend. If you wish to have some fun, how about dressing up in your child’s house colour?  Spirit day is led by our house leaders and is an event that helps develop house spirit and the performing arts here at Clevedon School along with our 6Cs.   There will be a modified timetable for the day as the Spirit Day activities start at 1:00 pm with a chant filled march/dance/walk around the block to the hall. We ask that you don’t take your child home early during this time. If you need your child for appointments etc… please arrange to collect them from school prior to 1:00 pm.  Thank you and we look forward to seeing you if you can make it.


House Mufti

On Thursday 21 March (next week) is our annual house mufti. Students are to come dressed in house colours. Gold coin donation. This mufti supports the purchase of house costumes for House Spirit Day. The proceeds are split across the four houses. Thank you for your support with this event. 


Clevedon school Facebook page

‘Follow’ Clevedon Primary Facebook to see regular updates on what is happening in the school. Click on this link and then click follow.


Term 1 - Week 7 2019 Notices and Reminders

Diary Dates:

  • Wednesday - Clevedon kindy visiting, 9.30am

  • Wednesday - PTFA AGM meeting, 7pm TRR

  • Thursday - Inflatable Football 

  • Thursday - Whole School Assembly, 2pm (room 10 presenting)

  • Friday - Friday Freeze - $2 an ice block 

Community Notices 

Please go to our community notices page for the latest notices

Pokemon Cards

Pokemon cards are now banned from school everyday except for Wednesday at lunchtime due to the amount of time it is taking to manage Pokemon trading and behaviour of children in the Pokemon clubs.  Mrs Schumacher has made this decision in response to the inappropriate behaviour from some children and complaints from parents.  Ilse Swanepoel will supervise the Pokemon Club, outside Room 3 and 4 at lunchtime on Wednesdays.  Cards will be confiscated by teachers if they are here at school on other days.  Thanks in anticipation of your support.  


Friday Freeze

Friday Freeze has been organised for every Friday of term 1 by head boy Jack and head girl Jaymee.  The school leaders will be selling ice blocks at the shack every Friday, after lunch eating, for $2.  They have chosen ‘Juicies’ as the ice block of choice.  Please continue to support the efforts and organisation of our young leaders.  Last Friday was a HUGE success with over 300 ice blocks being sold.  Please note that the juniors purchased their ice blocks earlier than the rest of the school, we will continue with this organisation over the next few weeks.  

Term 1 - Week 6 2019 Notices and Reminders
Diary Dates:

  • Monday - Community Swimming continues for Y3-6

  • Wednesday - Charlotte Hinge Innovative Learning TRR 1.45pm 

  • Wednesday - Community Swimming continues for Y3-6

  • Wednesday - 3 Way Conferences

  • Thursday - Swimming Carnival - Kauri and Kowhai teams only 

  • Thursday - 3 Way Conferences

  • Friday - Swimming Carnival - Pohutukawa and Totara teams only


2019 Pool Carnival for Under 5's

This Sunday (3rd March), Clevedon Plunket Group are hosting their annual pool carnival from 2pm-4pm. All under 5's and their families are welcome!

Part of the shallow end of the pool will be sectioned off for this event, but the remainder of the pool will still be available for all key tag holders.

The Mobile Library

The Mobile library visits town every Friday 1.45pm - 3.45pm outside the community hall. Free to join, lots of kids and adults books.

Charlotte Hinge - Parent Information Session

Charlotte is an experienced teacher who has been working in an ILE for the past 8 years and will be working alongside the teachers in Pod’s 1, 2 and 3 this year. If you would like to find out more about what happens in these spaces and/or have any questions please come along, even if your child is not in these Pod’s this year. We are pleased to offer the following parent information session

New Defibrillator

The new Defibrillator installation is now complete and located outside front office of Clevedon School - training will be provided on Wednesday 3 April from 3-5pm at the school hall, all welcome, no need to book.

Yearbook 2018

We have received our 2018 year books and these have been distributed over the last couple of days. We still have a number of books available so if you would like to purchase one please contact the office.


Term 1 - Week 5 2019 Notices and Reminders

Diary Dates:

  • Monday - Community Swimming continues for Y3-6

  • Tuesday - Charlotte Hinge parent information 9am in the TRR

  • Wednesday - Community Swimming continues for Y3-6

  • Thursday - Whole School Assembly, 2pm

  • Friday - HotShotz Tennis class lessons for Y3-6

  • Friday - Pohutukawa team dress up day


Football Funday Trials

Students wanting to express their interest in Football Funday (which will also hold ECCS trials) need to attend trials next week at lunchtime. Year 5/6 will be trialling on Tuesday and Year 7/8 will be trialling on Thursday.


Charlotte Hinge - Parent Information Session

Charlotte is an experienced teacher who has been working in an ILE for the past 8 years and will be working alongside the teachers in Pod’s 1, 2 and 3 this year. If you would like to find out more about what happens in these spaces and/or have any questions please come along, even if your child is not in these Pod’s this year. 


3 Way Conferences

If you haven’t already, please book your child’s 3 way conference, click here for the instructions

Event code: 3gvdt Please contact Karen or Mandy at the office if you require assistance.


Yearbook 2018

We have received our 2018 year books and these have been distributed over the last couple of days. We still have a number of books available so if you would like to purchase one please contact the office.


Term 1 - Week 4 2019 Notices and Reminders

Term 1 - Week 4 2019 Notices and Reminders

Diary Dates:

  • Monday - Kauri Camp

  • Tuesday - Kauri Camp

  • Tuesday -  Stuart Hale parent information 9am

  • Tuesday - Stuart Hale parent information 1.45pm

  • Wednesday - Community Swimming Lessons 

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday - Kowhai team at Camp Raglan 

  • Friday - Pohutukawa team dress up day



Stuart Hale - Parent Information Session

We are lucky to have Stuart Hale, iEducator, working with our staff and students on a Tuesday this year.  Stuart has a wealth of knowledge and expertise around apple devices and will be integral to the success of the BYOD programme this year.  We are pleased to offer the following parent information session:

Maximising the iPads potential for children with balance, creativity, control and protection

Tuesday 19 February - 9am Teacher resource room

Tuesday 19 February - 1.45pm  Teacher resource room     


Swimming Pool

Kauri students will be using the pools as a camp activity after school on Monday. Due to this, the pool will be closed until 6 pm Monday 18 February.


Kauri Camp

Kauri students will be camping out at school next week. We will be in tents on the field and kindly ask that parents and children stay outside of the fenced off area for the duration of camp. We look forward to welcoming our Kauri Campers at 8:30 am on Monday and will see you back at school on Tuesday at 3:30pm.


Comfrey plants

Does anyone have access to spare comfrey plants that we could establish and grow at school to strengthen our school composting programme? Contact Whaea Ani aforgie@clevedonschool.co.nz


Drury Junior Rugby 2019 Registration dates

Come and Join us in 2019. Registration is on the 22nd February from 4.30-6.30. It will be held at the Drury Rugby Club at 10 Tui Street Drury. Online Registration also available via our website:

www.druryrugby.co.nz/junior-rugby/Player-Registration

Term 1 - Week 3 2019 Notices and Reminders 

Diary Dates:


  • Thursday - Whole School Assembly 2pm


Lunchtime Activities

This year we would like to establish some new lunchtime clubs for our students. This could be a lego club and a board games club. To help us get these clubs up and running we are asking for donations of any lego that families are no longer using. Any donations would be greatly appreciated and can be delivered to POD 3 (old library). We would like to thank those families that have donated board games, we have plenty of these now. 


Dutch language and cultural classes

Dutch School Auckland is gauging interest for Dutch language and cultural classes for children with a Dutch or Flemish background in the Franklin area.The classes are suitable for children ages 4-12 and will be located in Pukekohe. For more info contact Bernie on 021 058 4186 or visit us on Facebook: Nederlandse School Auckland.

 Term 1 - Week 2 2019 Notices and Reminders 






Diary Dates:

  • Tuesday: Stuart Hale parent information morning regarding iPads
  • Wednesday: Waitangi day - School closed
  • Friday: PRIDE week open morning 9.30am  

 





Stuart Hale - Parent Information Session

We are lucky to have Stuart Hale, iEducator, working with our staff and students on a Tuesday this year. Stuart has a wealth of knowledge and expertise around apple devices and will be integral to the success of the BYOD programme this year.  We are pleased to offer the following parent information session:

Maximising the iPads potential for children with balance, creativity, control and protection

He will offer this session at the following times:

Tuesday 5 February9amTRR(parents of Kauri/Kowhai are encouraged to attend this session due to camp)

Tuesday 19 February9amTRR

Tuesday 19 February 1.45pmTRR


PRIDE week open morning

We welcome parents and caregivers to classrooms between 9.30am and 11.00am Friday 8 February. Children have been and will be participating in PRIDE rotations this week and throughout next week to learn about our school values and those things that are important here at Clevedon School.  Classes have prepared learning around the PRIDE values to share with you during this time. Look forward to seeing you here.


Lunchtime Activities

This year we would like to establish some new lunchtime clubs for our students. This could be a lego club and a board games club. To help us get these clubs up and running we are asking for donations of any lego packs of cards and board games (in decent condition) that families are no longer using. Any donations would be greatly appreciated and can be delivered to POD 3 (old library).


Showquest

Clevedon School will be performing at Showquest this year (formerly known as JRock). The performance in the city will be on 5th, 6th or 7th June (TBC) and will involve a long day and late night on the performance day. We will be working with groups of students to create a 15-minute performance piece to music with a digital backdrop. Participation is open to students in years 2 to 8. Most students have registered their interest this week. If your child is interested, please have a chat with them about this and check they have completed this form. If they have not, please help them complete this by Monday morning.

More details will follow next week for participating students.

We will also be looking for parent help, not only for the day but also during the process of creating our pieces, digital backdrops, props and costumes. If you have experience or contacts and time to help out over the coming two terms, please get in touch with Jo - jodds@clevedonschool.co.nz.


Piano and Keyboard lessons with NZ Modern School of Music – Teacher Leanne

Stewart.

Do you want your children to learn to read music and play the piano or keyboard?

Leanne Stewart is offering solo in-school lessons on Tuesdays.

Quality, creative and fun music tuition!

$19 for solo 20 minute lesson.

For more information and to register please contact Leanne Stewart.

Mobile: 0211640996

Email: leannepstewart@outlook.com

Website: www.nzmsmcounties.co.nz


Sports news

Te Puru Gymnastics Club offers recreational gymnastics and tumbling classes for children from 5 years old. Classes run on Monday and Thursday afternoons from 3:30pm onwards. Each class is one hour long.

All the apparatus you would expect to find in a comprehensive gymnastic class are utilised. This includes the vault, bars, balance beam, floor, and rings.  Te Puru Gymnastics Club also use small equipment to assist in developing fine motor skills. The tumbling classes use air tracks, a double mini tramp, floor mats and more.

All classes are open to girls and boys. Boys are grouped together as the focus and skills differ somewhat. These classes are for children from 5 years to 13+."

For more information please view the timetable here, or contact David Strid.

Daniel Strid | Sport & Recreation Manager 

Te Puru Community Centre

954R Whitford-Maraetai Road

09 536 5360

https://www.tepuru.co.nz/
 


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