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Week 7, term 2 notices and reminders

  • Monday - Life Education caravan arrives

  • Thursday - Pizzas 

  • Friday - Friday Freeze

  • Friday - Wacky hair day (mufti and gold coin donation)

Support staff week

This week the staff have been celebrating our amazing support staff and all that they do for our tamariki and teachers. We are very grateful for our caretaker, admin team and teacher aides. They have had secret ‘angel friends’ all week who have spoiled them, and we enjoyed a lovely morning tea together this morning, with a ‘tame’ trivia quiz, courtesy of Mr C! We’re sure you will thank them too as you see them around for what they do for our kids. 


Wacky hair day

On Friday we will be having a mufti and wacky hair day. We ask that students please bring along a gold coin donation which will go towards the cost of costuming for our upcoming Showquest performance. We are looking forward to seeing what crazy hair-dos you can all come up with!


Student led conferences and reports 

Our teachers have been busy carrying out a few assessments and analysing the results to gauge where each child is at in the various areas of their learning and what they need to learn next. They have also started to write the mid-year reports for each child. The mid year reports will be coming home on Wednesday 7 July in the last week of term. 


The following day, on Thursday 8 July, we will be having our very important student led conferences, which we would like all children and whānau to participate in. Please mark this date in your calendar and look out for more information on this in the next couple of weeks. 


Assessment information

As assessment and reporting is a hot topic at this time of the year, we would like to draw your attention to a couple of sections on our Website that gives you more information around why, what and how we assess


Click here to read about our assessment and reporting practices. 


Click here to read more about the assessment tools we use and how they link to the New Zealand curriculum. This will be a useful tool for you as you discuss your child’s learning with them at the Student Led Conferences, coming up on Thursday 8 July. 


Please remember that our teachers are always happy to discuss any aspect of your child’s learning with you and you are welcome to email or make an appointment as needed. 


Life Education Caravan 

The Life Education Caravan and Harlod the Giraffe will be visiting our school in weeks 7 and 8 of this term (14-25 June). 


There is a cost for the Life Education visit, which can be paid via KINDO.

Year 1-6: $6

Years 7-8: $8


Agriculture Day - important messages

It is that time of year again, please click on this link to read important information for Agriculture day 2021. All calves, lambs, kids and chickens must be born between 1 June to 31 July 2021. 


Bus students

If your child/children is a bus student and they are not going to be on their regular afternoon bus please notify the office by 2.30pm. 


Showquest 

It is getting closer to our Showquest performance day! It is time to start organising our costumes at school. Please send any costume items that need to be supplied by home to school this week, in a named bag to room 16. This will then give us enough time to source any last costume items.


Tickets are selling out quickly for our performance night on the 29th June. If you still need to buy your tickets please click on this link


Practicing at home is essential as we get closer to the performance date. Here is the link to our Arts at Clevedon School website where there are updated videos of the dances.


Outdoor classroom - mulch needed! 

As we begin to do our initial landscaping in the outdoor classroom, we are firstly on the lookout for some mulch. If you have any you could kindly donate, please email kmcara@clevedonschool.co.nz to arrange pick up/drop off. 

 

Auckland Schools Mountain Biking - Y7/8

Registrations are open for round two of the 2021 Auckland School Mountain Biking Series at Woodhill. Interested participants should register by following this link and let Mr Smith know via email at csmith@clevedonschool.co.nz. Registrations will likely close early in the week before the event so get in quick.


Parent workshops with Dr Kirsten Davis

What a wonderful response to these workshops. Both events are fully BOOKED OUT and we have a waitlist.

 

If you have RSVP’d to these workshops you should by now have received a confirmation message along with a booking number which will be your entry code to the event. If you have not received your booking number please contact Lynette Burton 021341617.

 

NOTE: There will be no door entry on the night.


Jammies in June

Once again this year Clevedon School will be supporting young patients at Middlemore hospital by donating pyjamas through the Jammies in June charity. 


On Friday 25th June Clevedon School students can wear their pyjamas to school and in return, they can bring pyjamas, blankets, beanies, slippers or socks, which we will donate to Kidz First at Middlemore hospital. 


The aim of this charity is to keep the children and families warm over the cold winter nights, especially after being sick.


If you are able to help this worthy cause, we will be accepting donations from Monday next week, or on the pyjama mufti day on June 25th right through till the 2nd of July. 


We thank you kindly in advance for your support of this wonderful cause.


 Evan Herbison-Scott and Brooke Gardam

(Head Boy and Head Girl)


Kids' Night Out - Save the date!

What: Movie Night

When: Saturday 3rd July

Where: School Hall

Time: 4.30-6.30 pm (Year 0-4) and 7-9pm (Year 5-8)

Tickets: available on Kindo from Friday, June 18th

More info coming soon, including something special for the adults!

 

Jester Pies (for a limited time!)

Jester Pies are now available to order through Kindo, they will be delivered to children’s classrooms on 3 Mondays this term. Pies have to be ordered by 11am the Sunday before. The two remaining dates are: Monday 21st June and Monday 5th of July. 


Kelly Club

Kelly Club has an awesome before and after school programme onsite at our school. Visit the Kelly Club page on our website for more information about what the programme looks like and booking information. Click on the link for next week’s Timetable for week 7 term 1




Week 6, term 2 notices and reminders

  • Monday 7th June - Queen’s birthday (No school)

  • Thursday - Pizzas 

  • Thursday - Whole school assembly (2pm)

  • Friday - Friday Freeze


Staffing update 

We will sadly be farewelling Mr Ben Brodgen at the end of this term as he and his wife head to Papamoa, where they have purchased their first home. While we will miss Ben, we are also very excited for him and celebrate his news. 


We will be welcoming Mrs Elme Meiring back to our school in term three. Elme taught in year 3/4 last year before going off on maternity leave. Elme taught some of the students in room 1 last year and is very excited to be coming back. 

 

Life Education Caravan 

The Life Education Caravan and Harlod the Giraffe will be visiting our school in weeks 7 and 8 of this term (14-25 June). This is a programme that we take part in bi-annually, which delivers positive health-based lessons that help our tamariki develop respect, understanding and appreciation of the human body and its complexities. Life Education lessons are provided for children by an external provider.


There is a cost for the Life Education visit and is as follows: 

Year 1-6: $6

Years 7-8: $8


Payments can be made through KINDO.


Please see below for the programme outline:

Y1-2:

  • How do we deal with change?

  • What makes a good friend? 

Y 3-4:

  • How do we deal with change?

  • Understanding other people’s feelings

Y5-6:

  • What is an upstander?

  • How can our feelings influence the way we act?

  • Why are my reputation and identity important?

Y 7-8:

  • What are the impacts of the decisions we make? 

  • How to be an upstander? 

  • Why is my reputation and identity important?


Please access this link to have a look at their website for additional information.  


Agriculture Day - important messages

It is that time of year again, please click on this link to read important information for Agriculture day 2021. All calves, lambs, kids and chickens must be born between 1 June to 31 July 2021. Order forms for chickens will open on Monday and the cost will be $11 each. Please click on this link for further information about chickens.


Cohort entry for new entrant students

We are currently investigating a 'cohort entry' system for our new entrant students and would like your feedback. Cohort entry refers to new entrant children starting school as a group, at the beginning or mid point of a term, after their 5th birthday, rather than on their 5th birthday. 


Why are we considering cohort entry?

  • Evidence shows that starting school alongside others can help foster relationships and supports smoother entry to school. 

  • There is evidence that successful transition from early childhood education to school has a positive effect on a child’s later social and educational outcomes

  • Allows for a more beneficial transition programme into school

  • Less disruption for new entrant classes 

  • Continuous entry can limit a school’s ability to effectively manage the transition process and can make it difficult for new entrants to build relationships with their peers


As part of our consideration of this, we have consulted our contributing early childhood centres, our staff and gauged what other schools in our area and our Kāhui Ako are doing. Once we have all stakeholder feedback, the Board will make a decision as to whether or not the school will implement a cohort entry policy. 


We would like to invite you to complete a survey by clicking here.

Thank you in advance for your contribution. 


Netball Fun Day - Years 5-8

On Wednesday 30 June we have our annual netball fun day which is open for any year 5-8 students (boys and girls) to take part in and compete against other local schools. This is an optional event for those who are interested. If your child wishes to participate please click here for more information and the expression of interest form.


Friday Freeze 

Next Friday we will have the following options available for Friday Freeze:

  • Lemonade ice-blocks $1

  • Juicy ice-blocks $2

  • Kapiti ‘Feijoa and Pear’ ice-blocks $4


Parenting workshop

The parenting workshop by Kirsten Davis that we advertised last week, was very popular indeed! There is now a waiting list for this. Apologies for those who were keen to attend and may miss out. We were not expecting such an overwhelming response. Kirsten is working on other dates, so watch this space! 


Click here for more information


Alaska Tees (and other goodies) - fundraiser 

We have been given a great opportunity to fundraise for our school through Alaska Tees. Alaska Tees is a New Zealand owned company, who produce high end t-shirts and other clothing items. For those mummas that love Augustine…you won’t be disappointed! There are some gorgeous clothes on their site, and for every item that is sold Clevedon School will receive 20%. That’s a pretty good deal! 


www.alaskatees.co.nz - Please ensure you enter the coupon code clevedonschool


Jester Pies (for a limited time!)

Jester Pies are now available to order through Kindo, they will be delivered to children’s classrooms on 3 Mondays this term. Pies have to be ordered by 11am the Sunday before. The two remaining dates are: Monday 21st June and Monday 5th of July. 

 

Auckland Schools Mountain Biking (Year 7/8)

This year there is an opportunity for your child in year 7/8 to experience mountain biking as a social/competitive sport. Interested families should read this letter closely and direct any questions to Mr Smith at csmith@clevedonschool.co.nz 


STEM lab  - Ice cream containers

In the STEM lab we are currently on the hunt for a lot of 2L ice cream containers with lids. If you have any, please send them to school to the STEM lab (next to the pod) over the next 2 weeks.

 

Outdoor classroom

As we begin to do our initial landscaping in the outdoor classroom, we are firstly on the lookout for some mulch. If you have any you could kindly donate, please email kmcara@clevedonschool.co.nz to arrange pick up/drop off. 

 

Purity Road

One of our very talented students, Purity, has created her own business and website. She makes beautiful jewellery and jewellery making kits which can be purchased through her website. We are super proud of her entrepreneurship. Click on the link below to find out more and support her business.

Purity Road

 

Kelly Club

Kelly Club has an awesome before and after school programme onsite at our school. Visit the Kelly Club page on our website for more information about what the programme looks like and booking information. Click on the link for next week’s Timetable for week 6 term 1



Week 5, term 2 notices and reminders

  • Thursday - Pizzas 

  • Friday - Teacher Only Day (No school)

  • Monday 7th June - Queen’s birthday (No school)


IMPORTANT REMINDER - Teacher only day 

Our next Teacher Only Day is coming up on Friday 4 June - THIS UPCOMING WEEK. 


Our teachers, along with several other schools that make up our Kāhui Ako (Howick Coast Community of Learning) will be attending a conference for the day at Howick College. 


Please also note that Queen’s birthday is on Monday and we look forward to seeing the children back on Tuesday 8 June. 


PTFA update 

Our amazing PTFA has formed for the year and been busy with a bunch of ideas. Please see below for some information from this amazing team. 

 

PTFA Committee Update

A huge thank you to everyone who attended the PTFA AGM on the 12th May and also to the long list of others who have offered to lend their support to the PTFA this year. We're really excited to have so many people on board, and we're looking forward to having some fun fundraising events for our children!

 

We're pleased to announce we've also pinned down some people to take up the key roles to run the Committee. Kirsty Fawdray (Chair), Sallie Norman (Vice-Chair), Leanne Nelson (Treasurer), Summer Deverell (Board Rep) and Catherine Manderson (Communications). Please feel free to get in touch with any of these people personally, or via ptfa@clevedonschool.co.nz

  

PTFA Fundraising Product Ideas

One of the fundraising ideas we're exploring this year is a product that might be able to be "Clevedon" branded and sold (or even just sold without the Clevedon branding!). In the last few years we've done umbrellas and recipe books. We're keen to put the word out to anyone in the Clevedon community who might own, or be associated with, a company that makes a product that could work. If you have any suggestions, please contact us on ptfa@clevedonschool.co.nz


Agriculture Day - important prep messages

It is that time of year again, please click on this link to read important information for Agriculture day 2021. All calves, lambs, kids and chickens must be born between 1st June to 31st July 2021. Order forms for chickens will open on Monday and the cost will be $11 each. Please click on this link for further information about chickens.


Cohort entry for new entrant students

We are currently investigating a 'cohort entry' system for our new entrant students and would like your feedback. Cohort entry refers to new entrant children starting school as a group. There would be two intakes in a term. One at the beginning and one at the mid point of each term. New entrant students would start after their 5th birthday, rather than on their 5th birthday. 


Why are we considering cohort entry?

  • Evidence shows that starting school alongside others can help foster relationships and supports smoother entry to school. 

  • There is evidence that successful transition from early childhood education to school has a positive effect on a child’s later social and educational outcomes

  • Allows for a more beneficial transition programme into school

  • Less disruption for new entrant classes 

  • Continuous entry can limit a school’s ability to effectively manage the transition process and can make it difficult for new entrants to build relationships with their peers


As part of our consideration of this, we have consulted our contributing early childhood centres, our staff and gauged what other schools in our area and our Kāhui Ako are doing. Once we have all stakeholder feedback, the Board will make a decision as to whether or not the school will implement a cohort entry policy. 


We would like to invite you to give us your feedback about this, by completing a survey. Please click here to access it.


Thank you in advance for your contribution. 


Jester Pies (for a limited time!)

Jester Pies are now available to order through Kindo, they will be delivered to children’s classrooms on 3 Mondays this term. Pies have to be ordered by 11am the Sunday before. The two remaining dates are: Monday 21st June and Monday 5th of July. 


Parenting sessions - ‘Growing emotional resilience’

We would like to invite all parents and caregivers to two parenting sessions held at the Clevedon Presbyterian Church at 7:15pm. These sessions will be based around the theme of growing emotional resilience in children.


15 June - Session 1: Supporting our children to manage worries 

This session will focus on understanding the difference between worry and anxiety, learn ways to talk to your children about worries, and leave with simple helpful strategies to manage anxiety. 


6 July - Session 2: Parenting with mindfulness and acceptance

Parenting is challenging and finding ways to navigate the ups and downs using your own mindfulness practice and other strategies to regulate emotion, will be a focus of this session. 


We ask that you bring a koha (donation) which will be given to the church for providing the venue.


Alaska Tees (and other goodies) - fundraiser 

We have been given a great opportunity to fundraise for our school through Alaska Tees. Alaska Tees is a New Zealand owned company, who produce high end t-shirts and other clothing items. For those mummas that love Augustine…you won’t be disappointed! There are some gorgeous clothes on their site, and for every item that is sold Clevedon School will receive 20%. That’s a pretty good deal! 


www.alaskatees.co.nz - Please ensure you enter the coupon code clevedonschool


Kelly Club

Kelly Club has an awesome before and after school programme onsite at our school. Visit the Kelly Club page on our website for more information about what the programme looks like and booking information. Click on the link for next week’s Timetable for week 5 term 1



Week 4, term 2 notices and reminders

  • Monday - Chicken orders open on Kindo

  • Thursday - Pizzas 

  • Friday - Friday Freeze (with special Kapiti ice-cream for $4) 

  • Friday - Cross country day (sausage sizzle, popcorn and ice-cream for sale) 

Cross country day

On Friday we have our annual cross country event at school. Our students have been training hard at school for the big day! We welcome all parents and whānau members to come along and support our tamariki running. Please see below for more information:


Where: School field

Times

  • Kauri & Kōwhai: 9:15am-11:00am

  • Tōtara & Pohutukawa 11:30am-1:00pm


Food: There will be food available on this day for students and parents to purchase. Children will need to bring money if they wish to buy any of these on the day. 


Prices:

Popcorn - $1 bag

Sausages - $2

Lemonade ice blocks - $1

Juicy ice blocks - $2

Kapiti sorbet ice blocks ‘feijoa and pear’ (dairy free) - $4 


Dress: All students are to wear their PE uniform and all year 3-8 students are required to wear running shoes.


ECCS: The top 8 students from year 5-8 will be eligible to attend the ECCS cross country competition (ECCS=East Counties Country Schools)


Click here for more information.


Agriculture Day - important prep messages

It is that time of year again, please click on this link to read important information for Agriculture day 2021. All calves, lambs, kids and chickens must be born between 1st June to 31st July 2021. Order forms for chickens will open on Monday and the cost will be $11 each. Please click on this link for further information about chickens.


Jester Pies (for a limited time!)

Jester Pies are now available to order through Kindo, they will be delivered to children’s classrooms on 3 Mondays this term. Pies have to be ordered by 11am the Sunday before. The three dates are: Monday 24th May, Monday 21st June and Monday 5th of July. 


Parent evening with Karen Tui Boyes - 3 June 

We are very fortunate to have Karen Tui Boyes presenting at our Kāhui Ako conference this year. Karen is a highly engaging speaker who uses the latest research into easy to implement strategies. 


As part of this conference there is a parent evening on Thursday 3 June at 7:00pm at Howick College. The topic is ‘Future Proofing Your Child - how to give them a solid foundation and wings to fly in a world constantly changing’.


Our school has 40 tickets for this event. The tickets are $5 and can be purchased at our school office. 


You can read more about Karen Tui Boyes and the evening by clicking here


Teacher only day reminder - term 2 date

Our next Teacher Only Day is coming up on Friday 4 June (Friday before Queen’s Birthday). Our teachers, along with several other schools that make up our Kāhui Ako (Howick Coast Community of Learning) will be attending a conference for the day at Howick College. 


Alaska Tees (and other goodies) - fundraiser 

We have been given a great opportunity to fundraise for our school through Alaska Tees. Alaska Tees is a New Zealand owned company, who produce high end t-shirts and other clothing items. For those mummas that love Augustine…you won’t be disappointed! There are some gorgeous clothes on their site, and for every item that is sold Clevedon School will receive 20%. That’s a pretty good deal! 


www.alaskatees.co.nz - Please ensure you enter the coupon code clevedonschool


Kelly Club

Kelly Club has an awesome before and after school programme onsite at our school. Visit the Kelly Club page on our website for more information about what the programme looks like and booking information. Click on the link for next week’s Timetable for week 4 term 1




Week 3, term 2 notices and reminders

  • Sunday - Working bee 9:30-12:30

  • Thursday - Pizzas 

  • Thursday - Whole school assembly 2pm

  • Friday - Pink Shirt Day mufti  (wear anything pink) 

  • Friday - Friday Freeze 


Parent evening with Karen Tui Boyes - 3 June 

We are very fortunate to have Karen Tui Boyes presenting at our Kāhui Ako conference this year. Karen is a highly engaging speaker who uses the latest research into easy to implement strategies. 


As part of this conference there is a parent evening on Thursday 3 June at 7:00pm at Howick College. The topic is ‘Future Proofing Your Child - how to give them a solid foundation and wings to fly in a world constantly changing’.


Our school has 40 tickets for this event. The tickets are $5 and can be purchased at our school office. 


You can read more about Karen Tui Boyes and the evening by clicking here


Working Bee - Sunday 16 May 9:30-12:30 

Our school is in need of a bit of TLC and we are hoping to get as many people as possible to our annual Working Bee on Sunday 16th May from 9am-12:30. 


This year we will do a bit of gardening and painting around the school - no experience necessary! 


If you are available to lend a hand that would be great. Please email Kirsten kdavis@clevedonschool.co.nz if you are able to come along. Bring your own gardening gear and paint brushes if you have any, if not, we will have some available here. We can then head over to the Hallertau afterwards for some refreshments together.


Children are welcome to come along. If it is raining we will send out a message to let you know that it has been postponed on Sunday morning, through the school app.


Camp update

Our teams have been busy trying to work out the best way to give our children the experience they missed out on with our two camps being cancelled due to the lockdown earlier in the year. The plan for this year moving forward is to hold some adventure days for our Kauri and Kōwhai teams. 


The Kowhai team will likely have 3 days of outdoor experiences in August and the Kauri team will have 2 days in November. More information about these will come out to you soon. 


The bi-annual year 7 and 8 camp will be held next year in term one at Lakewood Lodge in Huntly. 


The year 5 and 6 bi-annual camp will next take place in 2023. 



Road patrol - help wanted 

We are in need of parent help for road patrol on Monday afternoons. If you are able to help please contact the school office.


Pink shirt mufti day - Friday 21 May

Join us on Friday 21 May, 2021 as we Kōrero Mai, Kōrero Atu, Mauri Tū, Mauri Ora – Speak Up, Stand Together, Stop Bullying! In Aotearoa, Pink Shirt Day works to create schools, workplaces, communities and whānau where everyone feels safe, valued and respected. 

Our students have been learning about what bullying is and how we can be ‘upstanders’ and stand up to those who are not treating others with respect. Students are asked to wear a pink shirt or something pink to school to make a stand against bullying. If you would like to make a donation to the Mental Health Foundation you are welcome to bring along a gold coin donation.

Teacher only day reminder - term 2 date

Our next Teacher Only Day is coming up on Friday 4 June (Friday before Queen’s Birthday). Our teachers, along with several other schools that make up our Kāhui Ako (Howick Coast Community of Learning) will be attending a conference for the day at Howick College. 


Agriculture Day - 1 October 2021

It is that time of year again to start thinking about Ag Day! Please click on the link to read important information for Agriculture day 2021. All calves, lambs, kids and chickens must be born between 1st June to 31st July 2021. Order forms for chickens will come out in the next few weeks. The Ag Day Committee’s annual AGM meeting will be held on Friday 28 May at 3.15pm. If you are interested in becoming involved with this fun, supportive committee please join us at The Corner Bar.


We encourage as many students as possible to participate in our amazing Ag day and there are various categories to encourage those that do not have farm animals to take part.  However, we know that this poses a challenge for some families and therefore registration this year is not compulsory. Students not formally registering will be looked after by their teacher on the day and will have the opportunity to come down to the field and take part in Ag day as a spectator.


Alaska Tees (and other goodies) - fundraiser 

We have been given a great opportunity to fundraise for our school through Alaska Tees. Alaska Tees is a New Zealand owned company, who produce high end t-shirts and other clothing items. For those mummas that love Augustine…you won’t be disappointed! There are some gorgeous clothes on their site, and for every item that is sold Clevedon School will receive 20%. That’s a pretty good deal! 


www.alaskatees.co.nz - Please ensure you enter the coupon code clevedonschool


Orders close 11 June 2021.


Papakura High School

Our local, in zone high school, Papakura High has its enrolment information evening for 2022 on June 8, 2021. This date has changed since previous communications. Please click on their flyer for more information.


Kelly Club

Kelly Club has an awesome before and after school programme onsite at our school. Visit the Kelly Club page on our website for more information about what the programme looks like and booking information. Click on the link for next week’s Timetable week 3 term 2.


Week 2, term 2 notices and reminders


A very happy Mothers Day to all our amazing mums, nanas and aunties in the community. We hope you have a great day and that you get a sleep in! Hari rā māmā!


  • Monday - Gardasil (vaccination) dose 1 for year 7/8 

  • Wednesday - PTFA AGM in Teacher Resource Room at 7pm

  • Thursday - Pizzas 

  • Friday - Mufti day - Bring a grocery item 

  • Friday - Friday Freeze 

  • Sunday (16th) - Working Bee 



Dear whānau 


We hope you’ve all had a good start to term 2 so far. We’ve had a great start here at school and have been enjoying the gorgeous weather. We’re knuckling down this term to make up for some of the lost time from various interruptions last term. We’d like to encourage you to please ensure your children are here as much as possible, and arriving on time every day. We want to make the most out of our learning time and help all our children meet their full potential. 


Our weekly notices are a bit longer this week as there are a few curriculum/learning matters included below for the term. We know some of you like the notices shorter and sharper and some would like more information, so we have separated the notices at the top and the curriculum information is at the bottom for those who would like to read on. 


We’re loving seeing many of you on school grounds before and after school and wish to encourage you to keep this up. As always, please remember to stay in touch with your child’s teacher. You are always welcome to email, call or make an appointment to discuss any aspect of your child’s learning. 


Here’s to a great, interruption free term! Have a lovely weekend. 


Ngā mihi

Edeh Sullivan 


Community wellbeing/mental health fundraiser and school mufti day

A few members of our community are organising a fundraiser quiz night on Saturday 12 June. The funds raised are going towards family support in our local community. Some details for the quiz night are below. 


The school will be supporting this fundraiser, which will directly benefit some of our children, by running a mufti day on Friday 14 May. We ask that students please bring a grocery item to contribute towards raffles that will be sold on the night


Details for the quiz are as follows - Save the date

x12 tables of 10 people - $500 per table 

Clevedon Sports Club - Monument Road 

Grazing platter at each table 

Drinks available - run by the Sports Club 

DJ from 8:30pm till late

Dress up and table decorations - optional! 

Look out for posters in the community for more details - coming soon 


Working Bee - Sunday 16 May 9:30-12:30 

Our school is in need of a bit of TLC and we are hoping to get as many people as possible to our annual Working Bee on Sunday 16th May from 9am-12:30. 


This year we will do a bit of gardening and painting around the school - no experience necessary! 


If you are available to lend a hand that would be great. Please email Kirsten kdavis@clevedonschool.co.nz if you are able to come along. Bring your own gardening gear and paint brushes if you have any, if not, we will have some available here. We can then head over to the Hallertau afterwards for some refreshments together.


Children are welcome to come along.


Winter uniform 

Children should now be in their winter uniforms, including winter shoes. Please go to the uniform page on our school website if you are unsure of what the uniform requirements are. Our second hand uniform shop is always a good place to find a bargain.

 

A reminder to please ensure all children’s clothing - including shoes - are named as our lost property pile is turning into a mountain!

 

Teacher only day reminder - term 2 date

Our next Teacher Only Day is coming up on Friday 4 June (Friday before Queen’s Birthday). Our teachers, along with several other schools that make up our Kāhui Ako (Howick Coast Community of Learning) will be attending a conference for the day at Howick College. 


PTFA AGM

The PTFA AGM will be held on Wednesday 12 May at 7pm in the Teacher Resource Room at school (between rooms 2 and 3). We would love your support of this. It will be a great opportunity to brainstorm some fun events for the year ahead. Please RSVP to sdeverell@clevedonschool.co.nz if you are able to attend.


Alaska Tees (and other goodies) - fundraiser 

We have been given a great opportunity to fundraise for our school through Alaska Tees. Alaska Tees is a New Zealand owned company, who produce high end t-shirts and other clothing items. For those mummas that love Augustine…you won’t be disappointed! There are some gorgeous clothes on their site, and for every item that is sold Clevedon School will receive 20%. That’s a pretty good deal! 


www.alaskatees.co.nz - Please ensure you enter the coupon code clevedonschool


Orders close 11 June 2021.


School based vaccination programme

Please see below for our vaccination programme for our year 7/8 students:

  • Gardasil dose 1 - 10 May (term 2, week 2)

  • Boostrix - 10 May (term 2, week 2)

  • Gardasil dose 2 - 21 October (term 4, week 1)

 

 

Cross Country - Week 4

Please see the attached letter regarding the upcoming school cross country event held in week 4 (Friday 28th May).

 

Kelly Club

Kelly Club has an awesome before and after school programme onsite at our school. Visit the Kelly Club page on our website for more information about what the programme looks like and booking information. 

Click on the link for next week’s Timetable week 2 term 2.

 

Papakura High School

Our local, in zone high school, Papakura High has its enrollment information evening for 2022 on June 1, 2021. Please click on their flyer for more information. 


Curriculum and learning update for term 2  


Inquiry focus 

In term two, we will be having a school wide focus on the concept of ‘change’ - mostly through a scientific lens. Each of our teams have explained more in their team newsletters and if you have any expertise, ideas or particular interest in what we are learning, please get in touch with your child’s teacher. 


During our unit this term, we aim to develop the following understandings, skills and knowledge in our children.


Understand

Concepts and big ideas we will develop an understanding of during this unit.

Know

The context in which we will do this learning and the knowledge we will develop in this unit. 

Do 

The skills we need to develop and apply during this unit. 

  • Change generates additional change 

  • Change can be either positive or negative 

  • Change is inevitable 

  • Change is necessary for growth 

  • Change can be evolutionary or revolutionary

Scientific testing and physical and material world 

  • What is fair testing? 

  • What does change mean - in different contexts?

  • How to do an investigation - using scientific method 

  • Properties of matter - solids, liquids, gases 

  • Forms of energy - transforming 

  • Chemical vs physical change 


Health/social sciences 

  • Changes over time to our emotions, attitudes and thinking 

  • Questioning 

  • Fair testing

  • Recording 

  • Observing

  • Scientific (procedural) writing 

  • Report writing 

  • Debating (year 7 and 8)



  • Critical thinking 



Learning dispositions - 6Cs

The Clevedon School learner dispositions (our 6Cc) are Character, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration and Citizenship. These are the dispositions we teach systematically at Clevedon School, alongside our curriculum based learning. 


The whole school will be focusing on ‘Critical Thinking’ in term 2. Below is the descriptor of our critical thinking disposition. Teachers will teach these in the context of learning and at an age appropriate level


CRITICAL THINKING 







Evaluating information and arguments to make informed judgements. Challenging my own and others’ assumptions and perceptions.

I have the necessary skills to conduct inquiry and research.


When thinking about a topic, I can make connections with my prior learning and experiences.


I can evaluate information and ideas, thinking about whether they are true, valid and free of bias. 


I can make reasoned, ethical decisions based on the information gathered, and on my own values. 


I can honestly reflect on my own bias, prejudice, stereotypes and egocentric tendencies. 


I am open-minded and am willing to see a different perspective. 


I don’t rush into making a judgment until I have enough information and/or I am willing to change my thinking if needed.  


I can construct an argument for two or more different points of view. 


I know that my point of view is based on my own values and experiences and respect that others may see things differently. 


I can weigh up the consequences of decisions and actions (cause and effect).

 

Home learning 

Over the last term, we have been busy reviewing our home learning practices - what works and what needs adjusting, and streamlining our processes. You may have noticed a few changes for your children, particularly those in year 3 upwards. This document explains what you can expect from us at different year levels. Please do keep in touch with your child’s teacher if you have any queries. 

 

Team newsletters 

You can read more about each team’s learning focus by going to their term newsletters, including what is happening is PE, literacy, te reo Māori etc. The links are below, but you can always access these through our school website. 

 

Tōtara team newsletter 

Pohutukawa team newsletter

Kauri team newsletter

Kōwhai team newsletter 





Week 1, term 2 notices and reminders

  • Monday - First day back for term 2

  • Friday - Second hand uniform shop open 8:30-9:00am 

  • Sunday - Mothers Day


Thank you

Thank you whānau for your support throughout this term. We’ve soldiered on through lockdowns again and some hard times for members of our community, and have as always wrapped around others in support. Thank you all for your love and care towards our children and community members. 


I also wish to thank our incredible staff for all that they’ve done this term. We have a talented crew whose strength is their passion and care for your tamariki. We are very lucky as a school to have the calibre of teaching and support staff that we do. 


For those of you who have read our Board newsletter, you will have seen some updates around next term, however I do want to reiterate my message to you in that newsletter that we are wanting to strengthen our partnership with you. Please pop in, arrange a meeting, call, Zoom or email if you have any queries about your child’s learning or wellbeing. A reminder that our staff set aside 8:30-9am each day for any parents who want to pop in for a casual chat. Hopefully with us remaining at alert level 1 our gates will remain open for the rest of the year. 


Have a safe and happy holiday. See you all next term. Ngā mihi nui ki a koe koutou. 


Noho ora mai

Edeh Sullivan


Noteworthy dates for term 2 

  • Friday 28 May - Cross country 

  • Friday 4 June - Teacher Only Day - School closed 

  • Monday 7 June - Queen’s birthday - School closed 

  • Tuesday 29 June - Showquest

  • Friday 2 July - Matariki celebration day 

  • Thursday 8 July - Student Led Conferences 


A reminder re Teacher Only Days…

As per the Education Sector Accord, primary teachers have been granted eight Teacher Only days over the course of the collective agreement. Teachers at Clevedon School have been granted four days in 2021. These dates are on our school calendar for the year. 


Dates as follows:

Term 1: Wednesday 7 April (Wednesday after Easter)

Term 2: Friday 4 June - Kāhui Ako Conference (Friday before Queen’s Birthday)

Term 3: Friday 27 August 

Term 4: Friday 22nd October (Friday before Labour Weekend)


Where possible we have attached the Teacher Only days to an existing long weekend so that families can make the most of them and hopefully it will mean less disruption for you all. 


Staffing update 

One of our wonderful teacher aides, Mrs Claire Ferguson, is relocating to the South Island at the beginning of term 2 so will no longer be part of the Clevedon team. We thank Claire for all she has done for many of our learners, often going above the call of duty to provide the necessary support. We will miss her friendly face around the school and her organisation in our school library. Good luck Claire and family for your next adventure. 



Save the date  - PTFA AGM

The PTFA AGM will be held on Wednesday 12 May at 7pm in the Teachers resource room at school. We would love your support of this. It will be a great opportunity to brainstorm some fun events for the year ahead. Please RSVP to sdeverell@clevedonschool.co.nz if you are able to attend.


 

School pool - end of season

The school pool will close for the winter at 3pm Friday 16 April. Thank you for all your support this season, we look forward to seeing you next summer.

 


Alaska Tees (and other goodies) - fundraiser 

We have been given a great opportunity to fundraise for our school through Alaska Tees. Alaska Tees is a New Zealand owned company, who produce high end t-shirts and other clothing items. For those mummas that love Augustine…you won’t be disappointed! There are some gorgeous clothes on their site, and for every item that is sold Clevedon School will receive 20%. That’s a pretty good deal! 


www.alaskatees.co.nz - Please ensure you enter the coupon code clevedonschool


Orders close 11 June 2021.


 

ANZAC service in Clevedon

Please click here for more information about the Clevedon ANZAC service and parade in the holidays. It would be great to see lots of Clevedon School students there.

 

School based vaccination programme

Please see below for our vaccination programme for our year 7/8 students:

  • Gardasil dose 1 - 10 May (term 2, week 2)

  • Boostrix - 10 May (term 2, week 2)

  • Gardasil dose 2 - 21 October (term 4, week 1)


Entertainment membership

Once again we are fundraising with Entertainment memberships for our school. Please click here for more information about how to purchase your membership and support our fundraising efforts.


Showquest 2021

A reminder for parents whose children have shown interest in participating in showquest this year to have your showquest permission and payment completed by Friday 7th May. Please complete the form and payment by going to KINDO


YEAR 5-8 - Academic competitions for schools - University of Canterbury 

If you would like your child to be part of these competitions please complete payment via Kindo. We have an absolute deadline of Monday 3 May for all these entries in order to register our participation. Please see previous notices for more details if you are interested.


Cross country 

This year’s cross country event will be held Friday 28 May in week four of term 2. Students in Y1-4 will be running from 11:30 am-1:00 pm while Y5-8 will be running from 9:00 am-11:00 pm. We are seeking some volunteers to aid and encourage students on the course around school. If you are able to help on this day, please let your child’s teacher know.


Students who are aiming to be selected for our Clevedon School cross country team, who will compete at ECCS cross country in term 3, should aim to run 3 km in training. We are also seeking a volunteer to coach/train those students who are selected on (ideally) a weekly basis. Times and frequency is open for negotiation but would likely be between 8:30 am and 9:00 am on school days. Please contact Craig Smith at csmith@clevedonschool.co.nz if you are interested. Thank you in advance for your support. 


Cycling opportunity

Any whānau of Y7/8 students interested in cycling in the four disciplines/codes of road, track, MTB and Cyclo-cross should register their interest in competing by emailing Craig Smith at csmith@clevedonschool.co.nz.



Week 11, term 1 notices and reminders

  • Monday - Friday - ANZAC poppies for sale

  • Monday - House Spirit Day

  • Wednesday - Year 5-8 girls netball trials for school competition

  • Wednesday - PTFA get together 7-8pm (see details below)

  • Thursday - Pizzas

  • Friday last day of school term early finish 2pm


House Spirit Day - Monday 12 April

SPIRIT DAY is on its way! Students have been working with their house leaders to develop their spirit day items. This event  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 and virtues. 

Spirit day this year is on Monday 12 April from 1:00pm and we would love to see you attend. If you wish to have some fun, how about dressing up in your child’s house colour?!

There will be a modified timetable for the day and the Spirit Day activities start with a chant filled march/dance/walk around the block to the hall. 

We kindly ask that if you need your child for appointments etc., to please arrange to collect them from school before 1.00pm, not during the Spirit Day event. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you if you can make it.

A note from your house leaders:

Kākā

Hello Kākā parents! Can we please have your child bring in any shade of blue clothing, dark, light, it doesn’t matter as long as it is blue. If you don’t have a blue t-shirt, please wear white or black clothes but please have some sort of blue clothing. If your kids have any other spare blue clothes please bring them in and make sure they are named. 

Skit members know what to bring. 

Tūī

Hello Tūī parents! Can you please remind your child to bring in any piece of red clothing or if your child does not have any red pieces of clothing just speak to a teacher and they can help you or they can wear black or white, but please make sure that they do have a piece of red even if it’s a little bit of red, that will be wonderful.

Weka

Hello Weka parents! Can we please have your children bring in any colours of green. If you don’t have green, please wear black. If you have any spare green clothes, please bring them in named for others to borrow for the day. 

If you have a covid mask, please bring this in as well. That would be great! 

Kiwi

Hello Kiwi parents! Can we please have your children bring in any colours of yellow. If you don’t have yellow, please wear white. If you have any spare yellow clothes, please bring them in named for others to borrow for the day. That would be great! 

 

PTFA get together 2021

With the disruptions of last year, it’s been a while since we have had a PTFA get together...so we would love you to join us at Hallertau on Wednesday 14 April from 7pm-8pm, to help kickstart 2021. Nibbles will be provided and there will be a cash bar.

 

If you are keen to know more about the PTFA and what is involved, it would be great to meet you.  It would be awesome to have some new members to bring some fresh enthusiasm. It's also a great opportunity to meet other school parents and get involved in creating wonderful memories for our school community. This will be a relaxed and fun evening and a chance for you to ask any questions you may have. We would love to see you come along! Please RSVP to Summer Deverell sdeverell@clevedonschool.co.nz for catering/booking purposes.


ANZAC Day  - Poppies for sale

The poppy reminds us of sacrifices made (both past and present) as they were the first flowers that grew in the battlefields of Flanders in Belgium during World War One and are a symbol of remembrance and hope.

The Poppy Day collection is held each year before Anzac Day. During this year's appeal, our class student representatives will exchange red poppies for a gold coin donation to the Poppy Appeal. They will be stationed at the front entrance to our school at a table with their collection bucket and a box full of bright poppies. All funds raised are used to support both current and ex-service men and women, including the NZ Police, and their dependents, living in the community.

ANZAC service in Clevedon

Please click here for more information about the Clevedon ANZAC service and parade.

Netball trials - Wednesday 14 April

All year 5-8 girls are welcome to come trial for our netball competition on Wednesday 14th April during lunch break. They will need to bring a change of gear and appropriate shoes to school. The competition will be held early in term 2 for those who are successful at the trials next week. 


Remax Edge 

Many of you know the friendly face of Richard Sumner in the community, and may have seen him or his associate Michelle Goodman help pick our ‘Caught Being Good’ names at assemblies... but did you know that these lovely people have been supporting our school by fully sponsoring our hot chocolates and chocolate cake outings for several years now? Richard has for many years also served on our Clevedon School Pool Committee and helped ensure our pool remains open for our students and is open and accessible to the community over summer.  


Remax Edge Clevedon is also giving a $1000 donation to the school if a connection to the school is mentioned when listing and selling your property with them. Please support our school and this amazing local business that is ‘quietly’ doing a lot for us and our kids.




YEAR 5-8 - Academic Competitions for Schools - University of Canterbury 

For many years we have offered our students from year 5-8 the opportunity to enter academic examinations in a variety of curriculum areas. At our school we offer the Kiwi English, Mathematics and Science competitions for both primary and intermediate students, which are written by NZ teachers based on our curriculum, developed by the University of Canterbury. 


The Kiwi competitions are online competitions which will take place in the last three weeks of term 2 and first week of term 3. Students may enter in one or more subjects. The competition will provide parents/caregivers with an Individual Pupil Report of a student’s performance. All participating students will receive a certificate and a prize will be awarded to the top student nationally in each competition. 


If you would like your child to be part of these competitions please complete payment via Kindo. We have an absolute deadline of Monday 3 May for all these entries in order to register our participation. The prices and the subjects are listed below. 


Kiwi Competitions - YEAR 5-8

Science         $9.50

English         $9.50

Mathematics    $9.50


Entertainment membership

Once again we are fundraising with Entertainment memberships for our school. Please click here for more information about how to purchase your membership and support our fundraising efforts.


Kelly Club

Kelly Club has an awesome before and after school programme onsite at our school. Visit the Kelly Club page on our website for more information about what the programme looks like and booking information. 

Click on the link for next week’s Timetable week 11 term 1 and for the April 2021 Holiday Programme



Week 10, term 1 notices and reminders

  • Monday - Easter break (no school)

  • Tuesday - Easter break (no school) 

  • Wednesday - Teacher only day (no school)

  • Thursday - Pizzas

  • Friday - Second hand uniform shop - 8:30-9:00 in the hall


Easter holidays

A reminder that school reopens again to students on Thursday 8 April - next week. We look forward to seeing everyone back then. 


Road safety reminders 

We would like to kindly remind you to put our children’s safety at the forefront during drop off and pick up times. With the recent tragedy at a nearby school we are reminded of how important it is to be extra vigilant around our drop off areas. Please remember that the bus bay is a Kiss and Go zone only. Please do not park there or stop for a prolonged period to say goodbye to your child. Most importantly, we ask that you please do not create a second lane in the bus bay and please watch your speed. 


Our road patrol children and parents are also reporting that at times cars are parked on the yellow lines, making it hard for them to see oncoming traffic. We know the congestion and limited parking spaces nearby can be frustrating and your patience is much appreciated as we put everyone’s safety first. 


YEAR 5-8 - Academic Competitions for Schools - University of Canterbury 

For many years we have offered our students from year 5-8 the opportunity to enter academic examinations in a variety of curriculum areas. At our school we offer the Kiwi English, Mathematics and Science competitions for both primary and intermediate students, which are written by NZ teachers based on our curriculum, developed by the University of Canterbury. 


The Kiwi competitions are online competitions which will take place in the last three weeks of term 2 and first week of term 3. Students may enter in one or more subjects. The competition will provide parents/caregivers with an Individual Pupil Report of a student’s performance. All participating students will receive a certificate and a prize will be awarded to the top student nationally in each competition. 


If you would like your child to be part of these competitions please complete payment via Kindo. We have an absolute deadline of Monday 3 May for all these entries in order to register our participation. The prices and the subjects are listed below. 


Kiwi Competitions - YEAR 5-8

Science         $9.50

English         $9.50

Mathematics    $9.50


Kelly Club

Kelly Club has an awesome before and after school programme onsite at our school. Visit the Kelly Club page on our website for more information about what the programme looks like and booking information. 

Click on the link for next week’s Timetable week 10 term 1 and for the April 2021 Holiday Programme


Papakura Netball Centre - Youth Empowerment Holiday Programme

Papakura Netball Centre are running a Youth Empowerment Holiday Programme from Monday 19 April to Thursday 22 April. Please see the flyer attached for further details of the programme. The Youth Empowerment Holiday Programme has been designed to expose athletes to the current player environment incorporating the following:

  • Character building activities

  • Leadership engagement opportunities

  • Netball Smart Injury prevention programme

  • Andy Rodgers ‘Balance is Better’ philosophy


The program is $30 a day or $120 for all 4 days. Please email admin@papakuranetball.org.nz if you would like to discuss a payment arrangement early to help with the cost.



Week 9, term 1 notices and reminders

  • Tuesday - Photos 

  • Thursday - Pizzas

  • Thursday - Easter raffles drawn (2:15)

  • Friday - NO SCHOOL - Good Friday 


Staffing update 

We congratulate Mrs Banfield who has won a full time DP position at Beachlands School. Mrs Banfield has been an AP with us for approximately 4 years in a part time capacity. Many of you would have worked alongside her in her SENCO role and know that she will be missed. The staff will celebrate her at the end of the term before she heads off to her new position in term 2. 


School photos - Tuesday

Our annual individual and class photos are on Tuesday next week. If you would like to have your children have sibling photos, please see our office ladies for a form and return this by Monday. 


Easter raffle

Thank you to everyone who sent in Easter items for our infamous Easter raffle baskets. Please remember to sell your tickets and return the money to school by Wednesday 31st March. There will be an assembly on Thursday 1st April at 2:15 to draw the winners. Whānau are welcome to come along and attend this.


YEAR 5-8 - Academic Competitions for Schools - University of Canterbury 

For many years we have offered our students from year 5-8 the opportunity to enter academic examinations in a variety of curriculum areas. At our school we offer the Kiwi English, Mathematics and Science competitions for both primary and intermediate students, which are written by NZ teachers based on our curriculum, developed by the University of Canterbury. 


The Kiwi competitions are online competitions which will take place in the last three weeks of term 2 and first week of term 3. Students may enter in one or more subjects. The competition will provide parents/caregivers with an Individual Pupil Report of a student’s performance. All participating students will receive a certificate and a prize will be awarded to the top student nationally in each competition. 


If you would like your child to be part of these competitions please complete payment via Kindo. We have an absolute deadline of Monday 3 May for all these entries in order to register our participation. The prices and the subjects are listed below. 


Kiwi Competitions - YEAR 5-8

Science         $9.50

English         $9.50

Mathematics    $9.50


Showquest 2021

It is that year again! Clevedon School is participating in Showquest 2021. We have had a lot of interest at school from students who are wanting to participate, but now it is your turn parents!

This is a call out to any parents who are interested in volunteering their help and time to support us with choreography, costume making, makeup and hair. Please email Maddy Taylor (room 16 teacher and Arts leader) at mtaylor@clevedonschool.co.nz with what area you can support in. Thank you in advance for those of you who are wanting to help out.


Easter holidays

A reminder that we have our Easter break coming up soon! Please ensure you have the dates below in your calendars:

  • Good Friday - 2nd April (no school today)

  • Easter Monday - 5th April (no school today)

  • Easter Tuesday - 6th April (no school today)

  • Wednesday 7th April - Teacher only day (no school today)


Togs and towel donations

If you have spare togs (any size) and/or towels that you would like to donate to school that would be greatly appreciated. This will help us to support families in our community who may not have these at home and ensure every child is able to enjoy our school pool.


Kelly Club

Kelly Club has an awesome before and after school programme onsite at our school. Visit the Kelly Club page on our website for more information about what the programme looks like and booking information. 

Click on the link for next week’s Timetable week 9 term 1


Social skills and emotional regulation - school holiday events 

Occupational Therapist, Melissa Walker-Tate, is running a three day holiday programme that covers social and emotional skills in a group for primary age school children. She is also hosting a free event around anxiety in children, which parents, educators and teachers are welcome to attend. Please click here for more information. 

Week 8, term 1 notices and reminders

  • Thursday - Pizzas

  • Friday - Friday freeze 

  • ECCS Football Funday


Easter holidays

A reminder that we have our Easter break coming up soon! Please ensure you have the dates below in your calendars:

  • Good Friday - 2nd April (no school today)

  • Easter Monday - 5th April (no school today)

  • Easter Tuesday - 6th April (no school today)

  • Wednesday 7th April - Teacher only day (no school today)


Showquest 2021

It is that year again! Clevedon School is participating in Showquest 2021. We have had a lot of interest at school from students who are wanting to participate, but now it is your turn parents!

This is a call out to any parents who are interested in volunteering their help and time to support us with choreography, costume making, makeup and hair. Please email Maddy Taylor (room 16 teacher and Arts leader) at mtaylor@clevedonschool.co.nz with what area you can support in. Thank you in advance for those of you who are wanting to help out.


Togs and towel donations

If you have spare togs (any size) and/or towels that you would like to donate to school that would be greatly appreciated. This will help us to support families in our community who may not have these at home and ensure every child is able to enjoy our school pool.


Road safety reminder

Before and after school are busy times on the roads around our school. In the interests of safety for all our children we ask that you refrain from doing u-turns by our crossings, particularly the Clevedon-Kawakawa Bay side of the school. Please use the round-a-bout to turn around at. Thank you for helping us to keep our children safe.


Easter raffle

Thank you to everyone who sent in Easter items for our infamous Easter raffle baskets today. Please remember to sell your tickets and return the money to school by Wednesday 31st March. There will be an assembly on Thursday 1st April at 2:15 to draw the winners. Whānau are welcome to come along and attend this.


Kelly Club

Kelly Club has an awesome before and after school programme onsite at our school. Visit the Kelly Club page on our website for more information about what the programme looks like and booking information. 

Click on the link for next week’s timetable Week 8 term 1 timetable.


Week 7, term 1 notices and reminders


  • Tuesday - Year  5-8 Swimming Carnival 

  • Thursday - Pizzas

  • Friday - Year 1-4 Swimming Carnival 

  • Friday - Friday freeze 

  • Friday - Mufti Day - Bring an Easter item for the raffle 


Swimming carnivals 

In case you’ve missed the information letters, please see below. We are thrilled we’ll be at alert level 1 and able to have parents onsite again - these events are always more fun with you cheering our kids on!  


Year 5-8 swimming carnival

Year 1-4 swimming carnival


Easter Raffle 

Our famous Easter Raffle organised by our PTFA is coming up soon. Please send along an Easter item (egg, chocs etc) for mufti day next week and look out for your raffle tickets. There will be amazing Easter baskets and you will be supporting our school at the same time. The raffle is drawn on Thursday 1 April, just before Easter weekend. 


2nd Hand Uniform Shop

The 2nd hand uniform shop is open every second Friday in the school hall. Next time it will be open will be 25 March. You can find many good used items there, so do drop by if you need any extra items. 


Bus students

If your child/children is a bus student and they are not going to be on their regular afternoon bus please notify the office by 2.30pm.


House Spirit Day - change of date 

With lockdown interruptions, we have moved this event to Monday 12 April - giving you extra time to get your house colours sorted! More information will come out closer to the time. 


Teacher only days - reminder 

As per the Education Sector Accord, primary teachers have been granted eight Teacher Only Days over the course of the collective agreement (2020-2022). Teachers at Clevedon School have been granted four days in 2021. These dates were communicated last year and have been on our school calendar, but just in case anyone has missed them, please refer to the dates below. The first one is coming up next month! 


Dates as follows:

Term 1: Wednesday 7 April (Wednesday after Easter)

Term 2: Friday 4 June - Kāhui Ako Conference (Friday before Queen’s Birthday)

Term 3: Friday 27 August 

Term 4: Friday 22 October (Friday before Labour weekend)


Where possible we have attached the Teacher Only Days to an existing long weekend so that families can make the most of them and hopefully it will mean less disruption for you all. 


Road works - Watercare 

Received from Watercare Services Limited - 9th March


Works Heading Your Way

As you are aware, Watercare is constructing water and wastewater networks in Clevedon and has contracted Brian Perry Civil to undertake the construction works.

I wish to advise you that the works are now heading your way at the intersection of Papakura Clevedon Road and Monument Road, starting on the 16th March – 26th March 2021. This will affect you in the following ways:

  • Working hours will be from 7am to 7pm, Monday to Friday and 8am to 2pm on Saturdays.

  • Road layout changes – for south bound traffic traveling down Papakura Clevedon Road, the traffic will be diverted down Monument Road, as this part of the road drops down to a single lane. For north bound traffic travelling up Monument Road, the traffic will be diverted to Hyde
    Road.

  • Emergency services, refuse collectors, business owners, customers and residents within this
    area will still be able to gain access.

  • No driveways will be affected during these works.

  • Working noise – will remain in accordance with levels approved by the Auckland Council.


Week 6, term 1 notices and reminders

  • Thursday - Pizzas

  • Friday - Friday freeze 

  • Friday - Mufti Day - Gold coin donation to raise money for House Chants 

 

Swimming carnival - change of date

Our annual swimming carnival was scheduled to take place here at school this Thursday and Friday. In order to ensure parents can attend and cheer children on, we have moved the date of these in the hope that we are at alert level 1 next week. 

 

The new dates are as follows:

  • Year 1-4 - Friday 19 March

  • Year 5-8 - Tuesday 16 March 

 

Information letters

Year 5-8 swimming carnival

Year 1-4 swimming carnival

 

Please note that we won’t change the date again as it is starting to get too cold. 

 

Fingers crossed for nice weather and a drop in alert levels as we’d love to see you all there. It’s much more fun with parents cheering our kids on! 

 

Give a Little Page 

We are most grateful for all the loving offers of support for two of our children whose mum died unexpectedly. Many of you have asked how you can support the family - we bring your attention to this Give a Little page that has been set up for them. 

 

Covid 19 safety reminders 

Kindly support us at school by...

  • Using the QR code EVERY TIME  you come on the school grounds 

  • Please keep your children home if they are unwell.

 

Camp refund letter

All camp refunds have been processed now. This letter, sent out last week, explained how this was done. If you have any queries around this, please call the office and ask to speak to Karen. 

 

Camp donations - seeking anonymous donor! 

We were very grateful to have received some donations toward our camps. We have now contacted all those people that donated to us to sort out refunds or otherwise. There is one person who we have not located as our office cannot remember who they were. If you have not received a call from us about your camp donation refund, please email kpallister@clevedonschool.co.nz. Thank you again to all the generous donors. 

 

Kelly Club

Kelly Club has an awesome before and after school programme onsite at our school. Visit the Kelly Club page on our website for more information about what the programme looks like and booking information. 

Click on the link for next week’s timetable Week 6 Term 1 Timetable.

 

Week 5, term 1 notices and reminders

  • Thursday - Pizzas

  • Friday - Friday freeze 

 

Give a Little Page 

We are most grateful for all the loving offers of support for two of our children whose mum died unexpectedly. Many of you have asked how you can support the family - we bring your attention to this Give a Little page that has been set up for them. 

 

Water 

Thank you again for your patience with the water. Our final result came through early this morning and our fountains and taps are all back to full use. 

 

Swimming carnival 

Our annual swimming carnival will take place here at school on Thursday 11 March and Friday 12 March. The relevant letters from teams are attached below.  Please ensure you have read these so children have the relevant items on the day. Please note that students are racing in year levels not teams

 

Year 5-8 swimming carnival

Year 1-4 swimming carnival

 

Kelly Club

Kelly Club has an awesome before and after school programme onsite at our school. Visit the Kelly Club page on our website for more information about what the programme looks like and booking information. 

Click on the link for next week’s timetable Week 5 Term 1 Timetable.

 

Road Patrol/Crossing Duty

We are still in need of a parent helper for Thursday afternoon for the North Road crossing. If you are able to help please contact the office.


Week 4, term 1 notices and reminders

  • Monday - only the school app will now be used for letters and communication - are you all set? 

  • Wednesday - 3 way conferences

  • Thursday  - 3 way conferences

  • Thursday - Pizzas

  • Friday - Friday freeze 


Water testing - urgent 

At approximately 2:45pm on today (Friday), we were notified that the school has not passed its regular water test and therefore the water is not safe for drinking. All classes were notified asap. 

 

We will need to pass 3 tests before we use the water at school again, which will take us till Wednesday next week. 

 

We have a plan in place to ensure children do not drink any of the water at school. We will purchase some large water bottles for those that will urgently need it, but ask that if you send your children with PLENTY OF WATER to drink for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Toilets are all still working and plenty of sanitiser will be available for children to use. 

 

We understand if you wish to keep your children home from school until the results are clear. Please let the office know through the usual methods if you do wish to do this.

 

We are due to connect to mains later this year, so this will hopefully be the last time we have this issue. 

 

We thank you for your understanding. 


School App

This message was emailed to you (in case our new families do not have the app set up) and also sent out on the app. If you did not get an app notification, please check that you are still logged in and your app notifications are on. We will only be using the app from next week onwards, so please ensure you are set up by then or you may miss out on notices and other comms. 


The app will be our main mode of communication with you, so please do take the time to download this. Please click here to access our step by step guide or call the school office if you require assistance setting up or with your login details. 


 

3 way conferences - have you remembered to book your conference time? 

On Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 February we will still be holding our 3-way conferences for all students at the following times: 3:15pm-7:00pm on Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 February. 


If you would prefer a Zoom meeting, please let your child’s teacher know by email with your booking time. They will send you a link in advance of the meeting. You will still need to book a time using the system below and ensure that you have Zoom downloaded on your device before the meeting. 


We will require everyone who comes onsite to scan in using the QR code and record all the names of those present at the meeting on a sign in sheet at each classroom, for contact tracing purposes.


Booking instructions

Please book by entering the code jnj7y on the website by clicking here and following these steps:


Parents on site at Alert Level 2 

Due to the requirement for the school to have a well maintained contact tracing register, and to assist with minimising risk for all stakeholders, parents will be asked to remain off the school site during Alert level 2. 


  • Students will be dropped at the ‘kiss and go’ zone or either of the entrances.

  • Parents who need to speak to the office personnel will be asked to phone the school in the first instance and if they must come in to see someone, enter and exit on instruction of office staff. A one in/one out system will apply. 

  • Parents who come onsite will be expected to use the Covid Tracer App and also use our visitor register. 

  • Email contact with teachers is encouraged and when a meeting is necessary, parents and staff will arrange a mutually suitable time to meet virtually/online. 

  • If you notice a few parents being allowed on site, that is because their children are starting school for the first time. These have been pre arranged by staff where appropriate. 

  • If you are on site, our Ministry guidelines are that 2 metres distance should be observed by all. Please help us with this when you are dropping off and picking up. 


Contact tracing and signing in 

We have the QR code set up and visible around the school and in the office. For the purposes of the Ministry of Health being able to reach you in the event we have a positive covid case at our school, I ask that you please ensure you have the app downloaded and that you scan the QR code every time you come on site from Monday onwards. This will continue into Alert level 1 as well.


If you are coming onto the school grounds, you will also be required to sign in and out of the school office as you normally would, using our Vistab system. This is for our usual health and safety procedures to ensure children's safety with adults on the grounds and in the event that we have a fire evacuation or a lockdown. This requirement will not change, even when you sign in using the QR code. 


Entry and exit of students to/from Clevedon School


Entry (8.30am - 9.00am)

  • Children to be dropped off to school no earlier than 8:30am and no later than 9am. Our school gates will not be open until 8:30. Please use Kelly Club if you need to drop off your child earlier than this time. 

  • Children who need to be dropped off by parents will be able to enter at either of the two main school entrances. In the morning either entry can be used. There are no assigned gates for entry into school. 

  • A staff member will be assigned at each entry to welcome students from 8.30am.

  • Parents must ‘kiss and go’ at drop off and not enter the school premises. 

  • Parents must observe social distancing from other children and families around the school if exiting their cars. 

  • Students will proceed to their classroom on arrival.

  • Crossings will operate as per normal, but we ask that you are mindful of social distancing. 


Exit (3pm)

Three gates will be used for students to exit from school to avoid congestion at the school gates.

  • Gates will be allocated by surname. Please see below.

  • All buses will run at their normal times. Buses will NOT be leaving early. 

  • If you are unable to collect your children straight after school they will need to be booked into the Kelly Club after school programme. 

  • Parents are asked to observe social distancing from other children and families around the school if exiting their cars. 

  • Parents cannot enter school grounds for pickup in order to enable the school to have effective systems in place for contact tracing. 


Afternoon gate allocations 

These allocations are by surname. If your children have a different surname to each other, please choose one and arrange with them which gate they will use. Kindly try and ‘kiss and go’ as much as possible. If you need to get out of your car, keep your social distance from other children and their parents. 


Surname A-G = North Road gate 

Surname H-M =  Clevedon Kawakawa Bay Road gate

Surname N-Z = Field gate (you can use the Hallertau parking)  


Kelly Club

Kelly Club has an awesome before and after school programme onsite at our school. Visit the Kelly Club page on our website for more information about what the programme looks like and booking information. 

Click on the link for next week’s timetable Week 4 Term 1 Timetable.


Week 3, term 1 notices and reminders

It’s camp week! We are envious of the awesome time our year 5-8 children are going to have as they head off to camp next week. We look forward to hearing all the stories on their return! 


  • Tuesday 16 February - Ka kite year 7/8 - camp Raglan begins 

  • Thursday 18 February - He wa pai year 5/6 - on site camp begins 

  • Thursday 18 February - SCHOOL POOL CLOSED to the community due to camp

  • Thursday 18 February - Pizza day

  • Friday 12 February - NO Friday Freeze this week


School App

This message was emailed to you (in case our new families do not have the app set up) and also sent out on the app. If you did not get an app notification, please check that you are still logged in and your app notifications are on. We will only be using the app from week 4 onwards, so please ensure you are set up by then or you may miss out on notices and other comms. 


The app will be our main mode of communication with you, so please do take the time to download this. Please click here to access our step by step guide or call the school office if you require assistance setting up or with your login details. 



3 way conferences

On Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 February we will be holding 3-way conferences for all students (student, teacher, parents). 3-way conferences will be held at the following times: 3:15pm-7:00pm on Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 February. Bookings are done online and instructions are below. We would like all children to be a part of these meetings, so if a Zoom meeting is easier for your whānau, please let your child’s teacher know and they will send you a link in advance of the meeting. You will still need to book a time using the system below. 


Booking instructions

Please book by entering the code jnj7y on the website by clicking here and following these steps:




2021 Class ambassadors still needed

We are still after class ambassadors for rooms 1, 4, 8, 9, 11 and 12. Thank you to all our volunteers so far, and we know there are loads more of you out there who would love to help! 

If you think you can help or if you would like to know more about what’s involved we would be happy to chat about it with you. Please contact Summer Deverell 0274596561 summerdeverell@gmail.com 


Team newsletters

Each team has a newsletter which can be accessed through our school website by clicking on the links below. These newsletters give you an overview of what’s happening in your child’s class this term and any upcoming events to be aware of. 

Tōtara team newsletter

Pohutukawa team newsletter

Kauri team newsletter

Kōwhai team newsletter


Kelly Club

Kelly Club has an awesome before and after school programme onsite at our school. Visit the Kelly Club page on our website for more information about what the programme looks like and booking information. 

Click on the link for next week’s timetable Week 3 Term 1 Timetable


Year 5/6 Waterpolo

There is an opportunity for year 5/6 students to participate in Waterpolo held at the Manurewa Aquatic Centre. We are able to field a team of between 8 and 11 students. Each Saturday there will be a coaching session for the team, followed by a game of water polo - using the skills learned in the coaching session. Approximately 50 minutes in total. It would suit children who are keen to try out a new sport, to develop water confidence and fitness, or to maintain and further develop existing waterpolo skills. Please see this link for more information.


If you are interested in your child participating, please contact Chris Morgan before Friday 19 February. cmorgan@clevedonschool.co.nz We are also looking for a parent volunteer to manage the team. Please let Chris know if you can do this.


Touch at the Clevedon Sports Club 

Family friendly touch games are played at the Clevedon Sports Club every Friday from 5:30pm. All welcome. Sausage sizzle follows! 


Clevedon Tennis Club

Matt and his team of coaches run tennis programs and tournaments for kids aged 5-12. Your children will learn tennis skills, gain confidence and make new friends. Please click here for more information.


Week 2, term 1 notices and reminders  

  • Monday 8 February - School CLOSED - Waitangi day observed (public holiday) 

  • Thursday 11 February - Year 8 - Gardasil/Boostrix Talk

  • Thursday 11 February - Pizza day

  • Friday 12 February - PRIDE week open morning - see details below

  • Friday 12 February - Friday Freeze - see details below


School App

This message was emailed to you (in case our new families do not have the app set up) and also sent out on the app. If you did not get an app notification, please check that you are still logged in and your app notifications are on. We will only be using the app from week 4 onwards, so please ensure you are set up by then or you may miss out on notices and other comms. 


The app will be our main mode of communication with you, so please do take the time to download this. Please click here to access our step by step guide or call the school office if you require assistance setting up or with your login details. 


 

PRIDE Week - Friday open morning

Next week students will be reinforcing their learning about our 5 PRIDE values (Passion, Respect, Integrity, Diversity, Empathy). We will be holding an open morning from 9:15-10:15 in classes on Friday 12 February, where students will share what they have been learning. All parents and caregivers are most welcome to come along. If you are here at 9am for drop off, please feel free to come up to the staffroom for a coffee first. We look forward to seeing many of you that can attend. 

 

Pizza day - Thursdays 

We will be continuing with our weekly pizza orders on Thursdays this year. You will be able to order pizzas via Kindo starting next week. A reminder that there are no gluten free options on the menu but you can purchase directly from Domino’s Papakura. Please ask for the pizza box to be clearly marked with your child's name and classroom. You will need to purchase pizzas no later than Wednesday 10am for orders on Thursday.

 

Friday Freeze 

Friday Freeze is back! Starting on Friday 12 February. $2 for a Juicee or $1 for a popsicle. Please bring the correct cash amount, no large notes. Students can purchase these at ‘the shack’ at lunchtime. 

 

Camps - Year 5-8

We thank all the parents who have volunteered to attend our camps and we thank you for sending in your children’s paperwork. If you  haven’t already done so, please complete the payments for these on Kindo. 

 

We are also still accepting any donations to support families that struggle to pay for the camps. If you would like to sponsor another child to attend (no pressure at all), please pay for this via eftpos at the office or via direct debit to the school bank account (12-3031-0703239-00) - reference: camp sponsorship. This cannot be done on Kindo. We thank you in advance for your support. 

 

Lunch Clubs

Our dedicated staff are offering the following lunchtime clubs for our learners this term. Please talk to your child/ren about getting involved in a club. These are advertised to children in the daily notices.  

 

Monday        Coding club (Miss McKeown), Library open (Mrs Ferguson) 

Tuesday        Sport (Mr Morgan), STEM club (Mrs McAra) 

Wednesday    Library/Games/Lego (Mrs Ryan), Showquest (Miss Taylor) 

Thursday    Library/Games/Lego (Mrs Boyle), Sport (Mr Morgan), Showquest (Miss Taylor)

Friday        Library open (Mrs Ferguson), Choir (Mrs Moyle and Mr Sai-Louie) 

 

3 way conferences

On Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 February we will be holding 3 way conferences for all students - child, parent, teacher. This is an opportunity for parents to talk to teachers about their child and let us know anything you think we may like to know. These conferences are also an opportunity for your child to share how they have settled into school and their goals for the year around our values and learner dispositions. It is vital that all parents and students attend these 3 way conferences.


3 way conferences will be held at the following times: 3:30pm - 8:00pm on Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th February.

Bookings will be opened next week and instructions will be sent out to you.

Class ambassadors needed for 2021

Would you like to get to know the other families in your child's class a little better? Maybe enjoy the occasional social event with them (with or without the children!)? Would you like to know that someone is looking out for new families to Clevedon School, helping them settle in? 

 

We're looking to put together a new set of Class Ambassadors for each class who will be able to do just a few small things to help build community in each class and across the school. There won't be a lot to do, and what we do, will be fun. 

 

Would you be interested in volunteering, or at least finding out a little more? We would love to have your help. 

 

If you think you can help, please email summerdeverell@gmail.com by 12 February. 

 

Or if you would like to know more about what’s involved we would be happy to chat about it with you. Please contact Summer Deverell 0274596561 summerdeverell@gmail.com 


Kelly Club

Kelly Club has an awesome before and after school programme onsite at our school. Visit the Kelly Club page on our website for more information about what the programme looks like and booking information. 

Click on the link for next week’s timetable Term 1 week 2 timetable




Week 1, term 1 notices and reminders  


  • Tuesday 2 February - First day of school

  • Friday 5 February - Waitangi day picnic lunch 1pm


School App

Our school app is our main mechanism for getting comms out to you. Please check that you are still signed into the app if you have used it before, and if not, ensure you are set up before school starts. For assistance, contact the school office. 


This message was emailed to you (in case our new families do not have the app set up) and also sent out on the app. If you did not get an app notification, please check that you are still logged in and your app notifications are on. 


Again, this app will be our main mode of communication with you, so please do take the time to download this. Please click here to access our step by step guide.


First day of school 

Our first day back is on Tuesday and we are looking forward to seeing all our students ready for learning. You should have received an email from your child/ren’s teacher to introduce themselves and  to let you know which class they are in. Please go directly to the classroom when you arrive at school on Tuesday 2 February as we will not be meeting in the hall this year. It would be great if you could be at school around 8:30am so that your child can settle in and our teachers have a chance to meet and greet you. 


Covid 19

Although Covid is now rearing its head again, we continue to have a large amount of control over how we can prevent the spread. For our school we will:


  • display QR code posters for the NZ COVID Tracer App (we urge you to please scan in whenever you come onto the premises)

  • keep our visitor register and attendance register up to date

  • be monitoring for illness and asking anyone who is unwell to remain at home, or to go home

  • encourage people with relevant symptoms to seek medical advice through Healthline or their GP and get tested for Covid if recommended to do so

  • reinforce the importance of good hand washing and drying

  • reinforce good cough and sneeze etiquette

 

We can reassure you that we will continue to regularly clean all parts of our school.


Road works/parking 

We are hoping that some of the road works around our school is cleared up by Tuesday. However, if it isn’t please ensure you consider our children's safety first as you pull in and out of the busy bus bay area. Please note, there is no parking or stopping in the bus bay as it is a ‘kiss and go’ zone only. We encourage you to arrive early to pick up, or meet/drop off your children at a designated spot away from the school gates where possible. 


School stationery

As per our school organisation we have bulk purchasing power and have all school stationery packs ready to go for the first day of school. All paid stationery will be in classrooms ready for children on the first day. There is no need to cover the exercise books in duraseal or the like. 


Stationery boxes for those that have paid, will be in their classrooms ready to use in week 1. We ask that if you haven't already done so, that you pay for your child’s stationery through KINDO as soon as possible. 


The letter was sent regarding stationery last year. Please look at it as it outlines other requirements for stationery as well. 


iPads and apps for year 3-8 classes 

This letter explains the requirement for the Bring Your Own (BYO) iPad classes from year 3-8. It also includes a list of all the apps that need to be downloaded and ready to go for the first day of school.


Year 5/6 and year 7/8 camps 

If you haven’t already done so, please ensure that all the necessary paperwork and payment for these camps are back at school on day 1. There is a lot of planning for our staff to do, to ensure the camps run smoothly and meet health and safety guidelines, so your support with the documentation is much appreciated. Please email the team leaders if you have any queries around these camps. 


Year 5/6 - Mr Craig Smith csmith@clevedonschool.co.nz

Year 7/8 - Mrs Stacey Connolly sconnolly@clevedonschool.co.nz 


Waitangi day picnic

On Friday 5 February we will be celebrating Waitangi day as a school, and students will be taking part in learning experiences on this topic leading up to this day. We will be having a whole school picnic lunch on the field at 1pm as a way of demonstrating ‘unity’ as a nation and celebrating who we are as New Zealanders. This is not a shared lunch, just a picnic where students eat their own lunch together. Classes will be sitting with their buddy classes and we welcome all families to come along and join in the picnic.


Kelly Club

Kelly Club has an awesome before and after school programme onsite at our school. Visit the Kelly Club page on our website for more information about what the programme looks like and booking information. 

Click on the link for next week’s timetable -  Week 1 term 1


School roof

As you may have noticed over summer, most of our buildings have had much needed new roofing. The roofers will be finishing final touches and doing a clean up over the weekend just in time for our new school year. If you notice a few things around the school needing a bit of TLC, it is because we have not been able to have the usual access to certain areas during the summer. We thank Mr Crowther for all the work he’s done during this major project. 



Notices and reminders for the start of the year


  • Tuesday 2 February - First day of school (children to go directly to new classrooms)

  • Friday 5 February - Waitangi day picnic lunch 1pm


School office opening hours next week 

The school office will be open on Thursday and Friday next week from 9am-2pm, should you have any questions or need anything prior to school opening. 


First day of school and pōwhiri

Our first day back is on Tuesday and we are looking forward to seeing all our students ready for learning. You will receive an email from your child/ren’s teacher next week to let you know which class they are in. Please go directly to the classroom when you arrive at school on Tuesday 2 February as we will not be meeting in the hall this year. It would be great if you could be at school around 8:30am so that your child can settle in and our teachers have a chance to meet and greet you. 


Our pōwhiri is planned to begin at 10:20 to welcome new staff and families. If you are new to our school please meet outside the hall by 10:00 ready to be welcomed in. All families are welcome to come along and there will be kai in the staffroom afterwards.


School structure 2021 and staffing 

There were a few room changes for staff at the end of 2020, so you may like to see below for where our teachers are this year. As mentioned above, a letter from your child's teacher will come out to you next week, so they know where to go on day one. 


  • Totara team - year 0-2 

    • Mrs Jodie Boyle (team leader) - The pod 

    • Miss Damson McGregor - The pod

      • We welcome Damson who is embarking on her teaching career at our school. Damson has recently moved back to Auckland from Whangarei and will be alongside Mrs Boyle with our delightful New Entrant children. 

    • Mrs Rachel Ryan and Ms Lauren Clough - room 12 

      • We are super thrilled to welcome Lauren Clough back to our school, where she started several years ago as a beginning teacher. Lauren left to have and look after her two beautiful babies and has now returned in a part-time capacity. 

    • Miss Stevie Courtney - room 13 


  • Pohutukawa team - year 2-4

    • Mr Chris Morgan (team leader) - room 15 

    • Miss Maddy Taylor - room 16 

    • Ms Samantha McKewon and Mrs Denise Moyle - room 4 

    • Miss Miranda Huang - room 11 


  • Kauri team - year 5-6 

    • Mr Craig Smith (team leader) - room 2 

    • Mr Ben Brogden - room 1 

    • Mrs Kirsten Pearse - room 3 


  • Kōwhai team - year 6-8 

    • Mrs Stacey Connolly (team leader) - room 6 

    • Miss Rachel Walker - room 7

      • Rachel is new to our school this year and has recently returned to NZ from the UK. Rachel is a NZ trained teacher who previously taught at Hingaia Peninsula School before travelling and teaching abroad.

    • Mrs Jules Herlihy - room 8

    • Ms Anna Farrell - room 9

    • Mrs Katie McAra - STEM lab


  • Other key teaching staff 

    • Mrs Kylee Elliot - Reading Recovery 

    • Mr Wayne Nel - Learning Support Coordinator 

    • Mrs Ani Forgie - Te reo Māori (term 1 only)

      • We are very excited to welcome whaea Ani back to our school, who will fill in from Ms Odds until the end of term 1 from maternity leave. We are thrilled that Ani agreed to once again support us with te reo Māori. 

    • Mrs Lisa Banfield - Assistant Principal

    • Mrs Sarah Park - Deputy Principal

    • Mrs Edeh Sullivan - Principal  


School App

Our school app is our main mechanism for getting comms out to you. Please check that you are still signed into the app if you have used it before, and if not, ensure you are set up before school starts. For assistance, contact the school office. 


This message was emailed to you (in case our new families do not have the app set up) and also sent out on the app. If you did not get an app notification, please check that you are still logged in and your app notifications are on. 


School stationery

As per our school organisation we have bulk purchasing power and have all school stationery packs ready to go for the first day of school. All paid stationery will be in classrooms ready for children on the first day. There is no need to cover the exercise books in duraseal or the like. 


We ask that you help us by kindly paying for the stationery through KINDO by the end of the summer holidays. If you have any issues regarding stationery please do not hesitate to call us. The letter was sent regarding stationery last year. Please look at it as it outlines other requirements for stationery as well. 


iPads and apps for year 3-8 classes 

This letter explains the requirement for the Bring Your Own (BYO) iPad classes from year 3-8. It also includes a list of all the apps that need to be downloaded and ready to go for the first day of school.


Waitangi day picnic

On Friday 5 February we will be celebrating Waitangi day as a school, and students will be taking part in learning experiences on this topic leading up to this day. We will be having a whole school picnic lunch on the field at 1pm as a way of demonstrating ‘unity’ as a nation and celebrating who we are as New Zealanders. This is not a shared lunch, just a picnic where students eat their own lunch together. Classes will be sitting with their buddy classes and we welcome all families to come along and join in the picnic.


Year 5/6 and year 7/8 camps 

If you haven’t already done so, please ensure that all the necessary paperwork and payment for these camps are back at school on day 1. There is a lot of planning for our staff to do, to ensure the camps run smoothly and meet health and safety guidelines, so your support with the documentation is much appreciated. Please email the team leaders if you have any queries around these camps, please contact the team leaders for each team. 


Year 5/6 - Mr Craig Smith csmith@clevedonschool.co.nz

Year 7/8 - Mrs Stacey Connolly sconnolly@clevedonschool.co.nz 


Uniform 2021 

Kindly visit our school website for information on uniforms, including where to purchase. 


Term dates for 2021

This is forward notice of our school opening dates for 2021. The year will begin on Feb 2nd (the Tuesday after Auckland Anniversary Day)

Term 1:  Tuesday 2 Feb - Friday 16 April               

Term 2:  Monday 3 May - Friday 9 July                  

Term 3:  Monday 26 July - Friday 1 October             

Term 4:  Monday 18 October - Tuesday 14 December     


Teacher Only Days as per Collective Agreement 2019- 2022

As per the Education Sector Accord, primary teachers have been granted eight Teacher Only days over the course of the collective agreement. Teachers at Clevedon School have been granted four days in 2021. These dates are on our school calendar for next year. 


Dates as follows:

Term 1: Wednesday 7 April (Wednesday after Easter)

Term 2: Friday 4 June - Kāhui Ako Conference (Friday before Queen’s Birthday)

Term 3: Friday 27 August 

Term 4: Friday 22nd October (Friday before Labour Weekend)


Where possible we have attached the Teacher Only days to an existing long weekend so that families can make the most of them and hopefully it will mean less disruption for you all. 


Back to school transitioning tips from the Seasons for Growth programme 

Transitioning back into the new year after the holiday period, may cause feelings of anxiety especially for those who find change challenging. The holidays may provide a reprieve from work or school, but after having weeks of no homework, no school or work hours and later bed-times, it can be difficult to adjust straight back into the usual routine. Here are some suggestions to ease back into the start of a new school year:


Routine - get back into a routine by:

• setting bed-times and wake-times

• reducing screen time

• turning off devices an hour before sleep-time

• reading books


Choices - giving children choices can help them feel they have some control

• choosing their breakfast

• what to eat for morning tea and lunch

• helping pack their bags


Healthy eating - healthy eating choices are important to keep an active and healthy body and mind

• be aware they are eating a healthy breakfast

• provide ample food for lunch to get them through the day


Listen - talk to your children about their day and give them the opportunity to share any worries. Remember not to share your own anxieties. Listen to your child’s concerns and validate their feelings to show them you are listening and know they can handle it.


Acknowledge - acknowledge the transition back to school may not always be smooth. Listen to any worries and make a plan for dealing with these challenges. Perhaps practice with your child by role playing. This may help your child feel more confident to handle the situation if it arises.


Encourage - focus on the positive moments ahead. Discuss the things your child is looking forward to, whether it’s seeing or making new friends, playing sport or beginning a new activity. Encourage your child to participate in new activities and help them manage their time in the first term of school.




End of year notices and reminders

  • Tuesday 2 February - First day of school

  • Friday 5 February - Waitangi day picnic lunch 1pm


Stationery for 2021 

This letter explains the stationery requirements for 2021. Stationery packs will be available for you to pay on your Kindo account from Tuesday 26 January. 


iPads and apps for year 3-8 classes 

This letter explains the requirement for the Bring Your Own (BYO) iPad classes from year 3-8. It also includes a list of all the apps that need to be downloaded and ready to go for the first day of school.


Petition for a new high school

We are asking that all parents please sign the petition asking the Minister of Education to build a new secondary school on the Pohutukawa Coast. This will keep our primary students in their community when they reach high school age, so they don’t have to bus all the way to Howick or Papakura or Hauraki Plains (and back) everyday.

It takes 30 seconds to sign! The petition closes 31 December 2020. Please click here to sign. Thank you for your support with this.


Your child’s school report 

Your child’s school report should have come home with them yesterday. You can also access these by going to the school app and going to ‘Reports’.


Classes 2021

Keep an eye out for a letter that will come out to you late in January 2021 from your child’s new teacher. They will let you know which room to go to on day one. We will not be meeting in the hall, students will go straight to their new class.


Roofing project over the holidays

If you are onsite using the school pool over the break, please be mindful of the roofers who are replacing our school rooves. Please ensure all children are supervised and do not touch any of the equipment.


Year 5/6 and year 7/8 camps 

If you haven’t already done so, please ensure that all the necessary paperwork for these camps are back at school on day 1. There is a lot of planning for our staff to do to ensure the camps run smoothly and meet health and safety guidelines, so your support with the documentation is much appreciated. 


Uniform 2021 

Kindly visit our school website for information on uniforms, including where to purchase. 


Kindo update

If your family is leaving our school and moving to another school that does not use Kindo for school payments, you need to close your account. If you’re not sure about the new school, log in, go to My Details and click on the list of schools, scrolling to find your new school.


If your new school is NOT on the list, use the 'close account' button on that screen. You can choose to donate your balance to school or have it paid out to your nominated bank account.


Kelly Club - Holiday Programme

Kelly Club Clevedon has an awesome holiday programme onsite at our school. Visit the Kelly Club page on our website for more information about what the programme looks like and booking information. 

Click on the link for the holiday timetables:

Holiday Programme - 15 Dec to 18 Dec 2020

Holiday Programme - 11 Jan to 15 Jan 2021

Holiday Programme - 18 Jan to 29 Jan 2021



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