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Week 10 notices and reminders

  • Monday - Netball funday year 5-8

  • Wednesday - Reports come home 

  • Wednesday 10am - Pizza orders close 

  • Thursday - Pizza day

  • Thursday - Student-led conferences 

  • Friday - Food day 

  • Friday - House chants day

  • Friday - 2nd hand uniform shop open 8:30-9:00

  • Friday - last day of term (3pm finish)

 

Student-led conferences

Key messages 

  • Do you have a booking? See below for how to book

  • These are best done on the assigned night. Please do your best to make this night work as it is 

  • If you have not been to one of these, or you need a reminder, please read this letter 

  • These are ‘in person’ and onsite - not on Zoom (all adults will need to wear a mask indoors)

 

Your child’s assessment and where they are at

  • This link on our website explains Curriculum Expectations and the Assessment Tools that we use and what the leves for these mean. Knowing this will help you understand the learning your child is sharing.

  • This link to our website outlines our Assessment and Reporting practices at Clevedon School.

 

How to make a booking

Click on this link 

Enter the code: e9j5c (this is case sensitive) 

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

 

Reports 

Mid year reports are coming out to you on Wednesday. Please check your children’s bags, however, these will also be available on the school app. Please remember that if you have any queries or concerns, you are welcome to contact your child’s teacher or make an appointment to see them. 

 

House chants (slightly modified to previous years) 

SPIRIT DAY is on its way…albeit, a little different to usual, as we’re avoiding gathering in large crowds indoors. 

Students have been working hard with their house leaders to learn their spirit day chants. Spirit day this year is on Friday 8 July from 2:00pm. All are welcome to attend. If you wish to have some fun, how about dressing up in your child’s house colour? Spirit day is led by our house leaders and is an event that helps develop house spirit and the performing arts here at Clevedon School along with our 6Cs and virtues. There will be a modified timetable for the afternoon and the Spirit Day activities start with a chant filled march/dance/walk around the block and back to the top courts. We ask that if you need your child for appointments etc., to please arrange to collect them from school before 2.00pm, not during the Spirit Day event. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you if you can make it. Students should come to school dressed up in their house colours on the day: Kākā - blue, Kiwi - yellow, Tūi - red and Weka - green. 

 

Jammies in June

Thank you for all your donations for Jammies in June today. Please keep the donations coming in until the end of next week. The hospital has let us know that they are in desperate need of ‘pre-mature’ sized pjs and any baby sizes up to size 2. These donations go a long way for families who are less fortunate than ourselves.

 

PTFA plant sale

We're very excited to let you know that our PTFA is once again offering a selection of plants at competitive prices, exclusive to the Clevedon School community. Some of these plants are sold in hessian, rather than in a pot or black plastic. When planting, you just remove the string but leave the hessian intact click here for the instructions. This is great for the environment as there is very little waste. Please consider supporting our school by buying a plant or two for your garden, or as a gift for someone special. Click here to see what's available. Order and pay via Kindo on or before Friday 8 July. Orders will be delivered to school on Friday 29 July. Thank you.

 

Entertainment membership

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


Week 9 notices and reminders

  • Wednesday 10am - Pizza orders close 

  • Thursday - Pizza day

  • Friday - Food day 

  • Friday - Jammies in June (see details below)

 

Happy Matariki everyone - see you on Monday

 

Your child’s class and you 

A reminder that we love seeing parents in classrooms from 8:30-9:00am each day for informal catch ups and so you can see what is going on in your childs’ class. 

 

You are always welcome to make an appointment with your child’s teacher if you have specific questions or queries. These can be via Zoom if you work and it’s easier for you. We know that the stronger our partnership is with you, the better it is for our children. 

 

Jammies in June

Next Friday we will be holding our annual ‘Jammies in June’ appeal. This is an opportunity for our community to give back to those less fortunate than ourselves. We ask that each family donate a NEW pair of pyjamas or a blanket to donate to children who live in Counties Manukau. 48% of children in this area live in high socio-economic deprivation.

 

Kidz First hospital is gearing up for one of its most challenging winters yet with the ongoing impacts of Covid-19, low immunity and the rising cost of living hitting our community. The aim is that no child patient, or their siblings, need to return to Kidz First this winter. 

 

Students can come to school dressed in their pyjamas on this day. Donations can continue to come to school until the end of the term. Thank you in advance for getting behind this appeal. 

 

Student-led conferences

Key messages 

  • Do you have a booking? See below for how to book

  • These are best done on the assigned night. Please do your best to make this night work as it is 

  • If you have not been to one of these, or you need a reminder, please read this letter 

  • These are ‘in person’ and onsite - not on Zoom (all adults will need to wear a mask indoors)

 

Your child’s assessment and where they are at

  • This link on our website explains Curriculum Expectations and the Assessment Tools that we use and what the leves for these mean. Knowing this will help you understand the learning your child is sharing.

  • This link to our website outlines our Assessment and Reporting practices at Clevedon School.

 

How to make a booking

Click on this link 

Enter the code: e9j5c (this is case sensitive) 

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

 

PTFA plant sale

We're very excited to let you know that our PTFA is once again offering a selection of plants at competitive prices, exclusive to the Clevedon School community. Some of these plants are sold in hessian, rather than in a pot or black plastic. When planting, you just remove the string but leave the hessian intact click here for the instructions. This is great for the environment as there is very little waste. Please consider supporting our school by buying a plant or two for your garden, or as a gift for someone special. Click here to see what's available. Order and pay via Kindo on or before Friday 8 July. Orders will be delivered to school on Friday 29 July. Thank you.

 

Mandarin (Chinese language) lessons 

We are fortunate to have a Mandarin tutor who has offered to run beginner lessons at our school. These will be by an external provider here at Clevedon School starting in term 3. 


The lessons will be on Tuesdays from 3:20pm - 4:20pm. Please note that there is no school supervision from 3pm-3:20 and parents will need to organise their own child to attend the sessions. These are not school/teacher led - rather an after school activity held on our site. 


The cost will be:

$130 for a whole term (includes a textbook) 

$80 for a half term (includes a textbook)


Payment is to be made at the school office by Eftpos. Payments need to be made prior to the sessions starting. Please fill in this form if you would like to enrol your child. Please fill out one form per child. 


For any queries, please email kpallister@clevedonschool.co.nz 

 

Kelly club 

Kelly Club has a wonderful 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 2

 



Week 8 notices and reminders

Waste Free EVERYDAY! 

  • Wednesday 10am - Pizza orders close 

  • Thursday - Pizza day

  • Thursday - Matariki celebration - see details below 

  • Friday - Matariki public holiday - SCHOOL CLOSED 

 

 

Mānawatia a Matariki: Celebrating Matariki

Mānawa maiea te putanga o Matariki            Celebrate the rising of Matariki

Mānawa maiea te ariki o te rangi                   Celebrate the rising of the lord of the heavens

Mānawa maiea te Mātahi o te tau                  Celebrate the rising of the New Year

 

Matariki hunga nui                                          Matariki, a time to come together

Matariki ahunga nui                                   Matariki, a time of bounty

Matariki manako nui                                  Matariki, a time of aspiration

 

Across the country, communities are getting excited about the first ever celebration of Matariki as a public holiday. Matariki, including Puanga, have traditionally been celebrated with several important themes.

 

These themes are:

  • reflection: remembering loved ones who have passed on, especially within the past lunar year

  • celebration: celebrating the bounty and blessings of the present

  • aspiration: setting aspirations to ensure that that bounty can continue long into the future with a focus on environmental protection and regeneration.

 

Matariki celebration at school on Thursday

Next Thursday we will be celebrating Matariki at school. Parents and whānau are welcome to join their children in class from 9:15am to find out about what we have been learning about Matariki, sing some waiata together and stay for morning tea. All are welcome to attend and we look forward to seeing you there.


Please note that we will not be holding an assembly for this, this year. 

 

Working Bee - CHANGES TO THE PLAN 

We have decided to only focus on a couple of projects for this working bee and not do any ‘general’ work. As such, we won’t be needing many people onsite on Sunday, particularly given how wet it’s been lately. However, if you are good with digging things up and building things - we would love your help. We have 2 projects that a few of our dads are managing for us - rebuilding the chicken coop and fencing and building a friendship garden. The help required is for:

  • Drilling holes 

  • Bracing and concreting posts 

  • Pegging and retaining border areas 

 

If you have skills in the above and a few hours to spare on Sunday, we would appreciate your help. We will start work at 9am.


To everyone else who saved the date - thank you - enjoy your Sunday off! We will have a more general working bee at a later date. 

 

ECCS netball fun day - Monday 4 July

Students in year 5-8 have an opportunity to take part in a fun day playing netball with schools across our interschool cluster (ECCS). This is open to boys and girls and all levels, and students ranging from beginner to advanced are welcome to join in. For more information please click here to read this letter. We need parent volunteers to support on this day and you can indicate your support when you register your child on Kindo. 

 

NB: entries will close at 3.00 pm on Tuesday 21 June to give us time to confirm teams with the organiser. 

 

Pizzas

Just a reminder to parents we are using Domino’s in Beachlands. We are not using Papakura anymore.

 

Tax Gift 

We’re a TaxGift School! You can grow your donations to Clevedon School by signing up to TaxGift and gifting the tax credits on your donations to us from this year forward. 

It’s the easiest fundraising you’ll ever do. With TaxGift, your donations are boosted by up to 43% at no cost to you. Just think about the impact – if your donations would usually provide resources for two classrooms, by all of us TaxGifting, we could grow that to three classrooms! 

Please click here for the flyer

 

Scholastic Book Club 

Your child may have brought home a Scholastic Book Club brochure. To order books for your child please go to scholastic.co.nz/LOOP. They are at great prices and every purchase gets our school Scholastic dollars to spend on books for our library. 


Please note that our school does not take orders directly, but ordering online is super easy! 


Kelly Club

Kelly Club has a wonderful 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.


 

 

Nomination round

Our school will be undertaking a parent election for 7 school Board vacancies. This process will start with the issuing of nomination papers to our caregiver community by Friday 15 July 2022.

 

We have employed CES to undertake the election process on our behalf. This year with legislative change, our nomination form and full instructions on how to place your nomination into our own “School’s Election” website (please note this is a dedicated site and not the school’s regular website) will be emailed to you if we have your email address in our database or you will receive it by post if we don’t have your email in our database. 

 

Nomination papers will also be available at the school office. The school will send those on to CES for processing upon receipt from candidates.

 

Nominations close on Wednesday 3 August at 12 noon.

 

We look forward to your participation in this process.

 

 

Additional information on Matariki

If you’re interested in finding out more about Matariki, there are some resources below. 

 

Matariki official website

The official Matariki website has information and resources featuring the official Matariki public holiday logo.

Mānawatia a Matariki – Matariki

 

Te Papa 

Te Papa has more information about the history of Matariki on their website.

You’ll also find an outline of the difference between Matariki and Puanga, and which iwi celebrate Puanga.

 

Matariki: The Māori new year – Te Papa

The difference between Puanga and Matariki – Te Papa

 

Living by the Stars

Information and videos about Matariki from Professor Rangi Matamua (Tūhoe), a pioneering Māori scholar who has revolutionised understandings of Māori astronomy. 

Matariki – Living by the Stars

 

Events

Stuff has a guide to the different family-friendly events taking place around Aotearoa.

What's happening around Aotearoa for Matariki in 2022 – Stuff

 



Week 7 notices and reminders

  • Wednesday 10am - Pizza orders close 

  • Thursday - Football fun day (year 5-8) - help needed - please see below

  • Thursday - Pizza day

  • Friday - Food day! 

 

Paid union meetings

Teachers in our school will be attending paid union meetings next week in the run up to the re-negotiation of their collective agreement.

The union, NZEI Te Riu Roa, has scheduled online meetings to minimise disruption to teaching and learning and our school will aim to ensure the least disruption to your children’s learning while upholding the right of teachers to participate in their union meeting.

 

Matariki assembly and open morning - save the date

On Thursday 23rd June we will be celebrating Matariki at school. Parents and whānau are welcome to join their children in class to look at their learning about Matariki, sing some waiata together and stay for morning tea. All are welcome to attend and we look forward to seeing you there.


Sickness

Please note that our Covid cases are on the rise again and we have the usual seasonal cold and flu hitting us too. Please continue to keep everyone healthy by keeping your symptomatic children home. 


You may also be aware that there is a tummy bug and norovirus going around, which is highly contagious. We ask that you please keep your children home if they do have this bug for at least 48 hours after the vomiting and diarrhoea has stopped. Hand washing hygiene is crucial with this bug, as alcohol based hand sanitisers do not tend to be effective. 


Although not compulsory, we strongly encourage the use of masks for our tamariki as we see increased illness. We will support any parents who wish for their children to wear masks at school to do so. Please contact your child’s teacher if you would like them to support your child to wear a mask. 


Staffing - sickness 

Our staff are also being hit by the various illnesses going around at present. This week for example, we had 6 teaching staff out on one day and several non-teaching staff. Until now we have been very lucky and able to cover every class to minimise disruption to learning. We ask for your continued patience, particularly with our lovely relievers, who are doing their best, and who we really cannot do without! 


There may come a time this term or next, while all the winter bugs are hanging around, where we need split classrooms to be able to manage and/or ask those that can, to keep their children home for a day or two. These are not preferred options and we will do all we can to cover where possible. We ask that you keep your sick children home, as that helps keep our staff healthy too in order to keep the school running as smoothly as possible. 


PTFA need your help - Football Funday food stall 

The PTFA are fundraising at the Football Funday on Thursday 16 June at McLennan Park. The event has 42 teams of 10 competing and our school are the organisers. 


We need volunteers at the food stall from 9.30am to 2pm (departing McLennan at 2.15pm). We will be running a sausage sizzle and selling some sweets and drinks.

 

If you are available for the day or can spare a few hours we’d love to have you. Please email ptfa@clevedonschool.co.nz with offers of assistance.

 

Thanks in advance!


Reading mileage volunteers

We would like to set up a reading roster in the Tōtara team, where parents or grandparents can volunteer to come in and read (one on one) with students. We are hoping to get enough support that you would only be rostered on one morning a week from 8.45-9.30am. If this is something that you or a family member would like to be involved in please email: jboyle@clevedonschool.co.nz  


You do not need to have a family member in the Tōtara team to do this. Please let us know in your email what your preferred day/s are to volunteer weekly.


Mandarin (Chinese language) lessons 

We are fortunate to have a Mandarin tutor who has offered to run beginner lessons at our school. These will be by an external provider here at Clevedon School starting in term 3. 


The lessons will be on Tuesdays from 3:20pm - 4:20pm. Please note that there is no school supervision from 3pm-3:20 and parents will need to organise their own child to attend the sessions. These are not school/teacher led - rather an after school activity held on our site. 


The cost will be:

$130 for a whole term (includes a textbook) 

$80 for a half term (includes a textbook)


Payment is to be made at the school office by Eftpos. Payments need to be made prior to the sessions starting. Please fill in this form if you would like to enrol your child. Please fill out one form per child. 


For any queries, please email kpallister@clevedonschool.co.nz 


Papakura High School information evening 

Papakura High School is holding an information session on Tuesday at 5:15 in their school hall. If you are interested in finding out more on what the school offers, you may like to attend this session.


Waste Free lunches

This term we have introduced waste free lunches - EVERYDAY! As part of us as a school reducing waste we are encouraging students to have waste free lunches and already in the first 5 weeks this term we have seen far less litter in our playground - but we still have a way to go! Please check out these lunches from some of our senior students for some ideas to make your box waste free. 


 



Support staff week

The gorgeous group of people in the photo below are our support crew here at school. This week we celebrated Support Staff Week, an annual event which helps to recognise the work that our non-teaching staff do to keep our school running and support the teachers and the children. They have all had ‘secret angels’ spoiling them throughout the week. Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou. 


 

Thank you to our local heroes

Our utter gratitude goes to “two young men” that continue to support our school - Todd Wheeler from Todd Wheeler Transport who has delivered a load of sand for our junior sandpit and to Callum from the McCallum Bros Ltd, who provided the sand. Both these gentlemen have for years now donated their time and product to our school. 

 

They may not realise it, but that sand brings SO much joy to our younger children and makes school so much more fun. 

 

    


Kelly club 

Kelly Club has a wonderful 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 7 term 3



Week 6 notices and reminders

  • Monday - Queen’s Birthday public holiday - school closed 

  • Wednesday 10am - Pizza orders close 

  • Thursday - Pizza day

  • Friday - Ukraine UNICEF Fundraiser - mufti (see details below)

  • Friday - Food day! 

 

School starts at 9am each day - please ensure children are here no later than 8:50am

 

Agriculture Day - chicken orders close tomorrow

The last day to order chickens is tomorrow (Friday 3 June) - the cost will be $11 each via Kindo. Please click on this link for further information about chickens.


We cannot accept late orders as the hatchery has a final cut off date to ensure the order can be filled.

It is recommended that at least 3 chickens per child/family are purchased as they are only a day old when we receive them from the hatchery and will not survive on their own. Information about raising chickens is provided on the Agriculture Day page on the Clevedon School website. Please read this before collecting your chickens as preparation for food and housing, including a heat source will need to be made.

 

Staffing update

Next week we say ‘see you later’ to Mrs Rachel Ryan, who has won a team leader position at another school. Rachel was in a leadership role prior to having her children and we are proud of her for stepping back into this space. Rachel will remain in our Kāhui Ako (community of learning) and we will be inviting her back in her capacity as an Across School Teacher as often as we can! Lauren Comely has been job sharing with Rachel already and will pick up extra days. Mrs Cara Popping, who has worked at our school before will pick up a day in room 12. 

 

You may also start to see Ms Rachel Walker’s belly start to grow over the next few weeks. We congratulate Rachel and Josh as they expect their first baby in October. Rachel will be on leave from the end of term three and for all of 2023. 

 

If you see any more of our teachers clucking over babies, please intervene and send them away! 

 

Mufti Day - Ukraine UNICEF Fundraiser

On Friday 10 June (next week) we are holding a fundraiser for a cause that some of our students have approached us about and are wanting to support - the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. Funds raised by our school will be put together with several other schools in East Auckland and sent to UNICEF. 

 

Students can come dressed in blue and yellow (the colours of the Ukraine flag) or any mufti clothing. A gold coin donation or more would be much appreciated. We thank you for your support with this event. We are proud of our children who are growing their understanding of what it means to be a global citizen. 

 

Friday - food day! 

  • Sausages $2 - ordered in class 

  • Ice blocks $2 - ordered in class 

  • Flavoured milk (250mLs) $2 - sold from the shack at lunchtime (your child will need to line up to purchase. 

Citizenship lessons 

Next week we will be focussing on ‘Digital citizenship’. We do this each term and have been doing so for several years now. We need to be able to nurture and teach our young people to become discerning, responsible digital citizens able to confidently conduct themselves when connecting to people, resources and information online. 

 

Here is an overview of what each team will be covering this time. Each time we do this, we review needs as they crop up, particularly what goes on in the world of our older students. 

 

Tōtara

  • How to search online

  • How to upload learning on Seesaw

  • How to use the school devices (iPads and Chromebooks)

  • What is a digital citizen?

Pohutukawa

  • Responsible use agreement at school

  • What is a digital footprint?

  • How to research information without copying

  • How to use a search engine online

  • Respectful behaviour online

Kauri

  • Responsible use agreement at school

  • Online bullying - prevention and action

  • Respect for devices and equipment

  • Web navigation and searching skills

  • Respectful communication

Kōwhai

  • Responsible use agreement at school

  • What is a digital footprint? 

  • Respectful communication

  • Respect for devices and equipment

 

Working bee - save the date 

A working bee has been organised for Sunday 19 June. If you are able to help on this day, please save the date and look for more information coming out soon. Thank you in advance. 

 

 

 

 

Nomination round

Our school will be undertaking a parent election for 7 school Board vacancies. This process will start with the issuing of nomination papers to our caregiver community by Friday 15 July 2022.

 

We have employed CES to undertake the election process on our behalf. This year with legislative change, our nomination form and full instructions on how to place your nomination into our own “School’s Election” website (please note this is a dedicated site and not the school’s regular website) will be emailed to you if we have your email address in our database or you will receive it by post if we don’t have your email in our database. 

 

Nomination papers will also be available at the school office. The school will send those on to CES for processing upon receipt from candidates.

 

Nominations close on Wednesday 3 August at 12 noon.

 

We look forward to your participation in this process.

 

Kelly Club

Kelly Club has a wonderful 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.

 


Week 5 notices and reminders

  • Wednesday 10am - Pizza orders close 

  • Thursday - Pizza day

  • Friday - Chicken orders close 

  • Friday - TEACHER ONLY DAY - school closed for children 

  • Monday 6 June - Queen’s Birthday public holiday - school closed

 

School starts at 9am each day - please ensure children are here no later than 8:50am

 

Teacher Only Day 

Please note that as previously communicated, next Friday, 3 June, is Teacher Only Day. There is no school for children on this day. 

 

Kelly Club on Teacher Only Day 

If you need childcare on Friday next week, Kelly Club might offer a programme on the day. This will very much depend on the numbers that express interest. If you are interested in booking your child into Kelly Club, please register your interest by Monday at 4pm and they will make a call as to whether it is possible to offer care for that day. You will need to contact Kelly Club directly on 021 0820 0679 or via email clevedon@kellyclub.co.nz 

 

Roadworks

Some of you would have been impacted by the stop/go sign on North Road this morning. We have spoken to Citycare and they have assured us that they will communicate better with us in future and try to be more mindful of our busy time around the drop off zone. We ask that you take extra care please as they continue their work near our school. Patience will help keep all our children safe.

 

Sickness

With winter upon us and an increase again in our Covid numbers, we ask that you please keep your children at home with any flu/Covid like symptoms e.g runny nose, cough, sniffles and sore tummy. We will continue to send children home who present with symptoms at school. Thank you for helping keep everyone safe. 

 

Agriculture Day - important messages

It is that time of year again, please click on this link to read important information for Agriculture day 2022. All calves, lambs, kids and chickens must be born between 1 June to 31 July 2022. 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.

 

Working bee - save the date 

A working bee has been organised for Sunday 19 June. If you are able to help on this day, please save the date and look for more information coming out in the next few weeks. Thank you in advance. 

 

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


Supporting other children through Kindo

Kindo is adding a new feature to your myKindo portal enabling you to gift to others... starting with KidsCan. You will be able to shop and pay for our school items as normal, and you will now see some KidsCan donation offers on the checkout page.

Kindo will provide the donation receipts so you can claim back the 33% tax rebate – or sign up to TaxGift or Supergenerous to gift the rebate too.

If you have any questions or feedback, please email hello@mykindo.co.nz


Kelly Club

Kelly Club has a wonderful 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 2.


 


Every once a while, we will be including this additional section in our Weekly Notices. The aim is to inform you of some happenings in the school, that aren’t crucial information for the week ahead, but may be of interest to you. 


Kāhui Ako - Community of learning 

  • Clevedon school is part of the Howick Coast Kāhui Ako. This means we are in a formal partnership with a group of schools and early learning centres (ECE), including Howick College (where many of our students go). 

  • As a community we work on common achievement challenges and work together to improve learning outcomes for all our learners as they transition from one school or ECE to another.

  • The Kāhui Ako is also able to tap into resources and funds to improve teaching and learning across all our schools. For example, we have been fortunate to have funding come our way to train our staff in the GROWTH coaching model and we are implementing this across our school. 

  • As a group we tap into expertise across our schools. There are a number of Across School Leaders who support teachers in various ways. 


STEM - Science, Teachnology, Engineering, Mathematics 

  • STEM learning applies meaningful maths, science, and technology content to solve real-world problems through hands-on learning activities and creative design.

  • At our school we have a dedicated STEM lab and our year 7 and 8 students have dedicated STEM lessons on a weekly basis. 

  • Other year levels in school at times utilise this space, although most STEM learning can take place in the classroom. 

  • We encourage STEM learning so that our students: 

  • think outside the box

  • can be innovative and think critically

  • feel safe to express innovative and creative ideas 

  • feel comfortable doing hands-on learning

  • take ownership over their learning

  • work collaboratively with others

  • understand the ways that science, maths and technology work together

  • become increasingly curious about the world around them and feel empowered to change it for the better.


Week 4 notices and reminders

  • Monday- Chicken orders open on KINDO

  • Wednesday 10am - Pizza orders close 

  • Thursday - Pizza day

  • Friday - Food day!

  • Friday - CROSS COUNTRY - see details below 

 

Lateness and attendance 

We are continuing to have an issue with lateness. A reminder that school STARTS at 9am. This means children should be here at the very latest at 8:50 in order to settle in for the day. We know that there are the odd times when this can’t be helped, but we are drawing your attention to it as it is becoming a pattern. Children arriving late is both disruptive for them and the rest of the class. We would greatly appreciate your attention to this. 

 

We are working hard to make up for lost time due to lockdowns etc. We ask that you do all you can to ensure your children are at school every day, when they are well. 

 

Before and after school care 

A reminder that we have a great before and after school care programme that runs in our school hall - Kelly Club. Details of what they offer each week is always at the end of these notices. If it helps make dropping off and picking up easier each day, we encourage you to contact the lovely coaches and utilise this service. Our kids that attend, tend to really enjoy their programme. 

 

Exciting opportunity for Lego lovers - As seen on TV! 

Our school has had a special invite to NZHL office in Papakura to meet Robin Sather, the world’s first lego certified professional and currently on our TV screens on Monday nights! Please see below if you’re interested in attending with your child - or on your own ;-)

 

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet Robin for an autograph and a photo, and if kids would like to bring in an original LEGO creation of their own, they can go in the competition to win some great LEGO prizes. Robin will judge the competition personally. There will also be a draw to enter for a great LEGO prize. Click here for the flyer.

 

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

 

School donations and statements 

A very gentle reminder to our families who may be in a position to make a payment toward their school donations, to kindly do so through Kindo. Being a high decile school means relying more heavily on fundraisers and school donations to make our school the best it can be. Thank you as always for all the different ways you support our school. 

 

Working bee - save the date 

A working bee has been organised for Sunday 19 June. If you are able to help on this day, please save the date and look out for more information coming out in the next few weeks. Thank you in advance. 


Cross Country - Friday 

Next Friday will be holding our annual school cross country day. Students have started practising for the big day already, so we’re sure they will be ready to go! We welcome all families to come along and support the races.

 

Click here to read all the important information about timings and the course for each year level. We are in need of some more parent helpers too, so if you can offer a hand please get in touch with Craig Smith (csmith@clevedonschool.co.nz).


Second hand uniform shop - Open at Cross Country event 

The second hand uniform shop will have a special opening during cross country from 9:15am-12pm on Friday 27 May. You’ll find us set up outside the hall.

 

All items are $5 each (we don’t often have change so please come prepared). We can also do swaps of similar condition.

 

If you wish to donate any uniforms you no longer need, we can take those off your hands - every dollar helps the school and other families. 

 

Agriculture Day - important messages

It is that time of year again, please click on this link to read important information for Agriculture day 2022. All calves, lambs, kids and chickens must be born between 1 June to 31 July 2022. 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.

 

Kelly Club

Kelly Club has a wonderful 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 2.

 

 

Week 3 notices and reminders

  • Wednesday 10am - Pizza orders close 

  • Thursday - Pizza day

  • Thursday - Board get together 6:30 - Hallertau

  • Friday - Food day!

  • Friday - Pink shirt day (mufti)

 

Security at school

Sadly we have had one of our brand new basketball hoops damaged over the weekend. There’s been two weekends in a row now that we’ve noticed some damage around our school. We suspect there may be a few teenagers using the grounds. If you know who might be behind this or have seen anything, could you kindly contact Mrs Sullivan or Mrs Park. 


Pizza day is back!  

We will restart our pizza days from Thursday 19 May. Ensure you have placed your orders via Kindo by the day prior - Wednesday 10am.  


Friday - food day! 

  • Sausages $2 - ordered in class 

  • Ice blocks $2 - ordered in class 

  • Flavoured milk (250mLs) $2 - sold from the shack at lunchtime (your child will need to line up to purchase. 

2023 enrolments

If you have a child who is due to be starting school next year, please get in touch with the office to let us know.


Year 7/8 ECCS netball trials

Netball trials will be held on Tuesday the 17th at 1:10pm on the top courts for any year 7/8 girls who are interested. Students need to bring their P.E gear, suitable footwear and a water bottle. Please email any queries to Damson McGregor (dmcgregor@clevedonschool.co.nz).


Board election information evening - Thursday 

We would like to invite those who are interested in becoming part of the board to an informal get together, on Thursday 19 May, 6:30pm at Hallertau.

 

Please email principal@clevedonschool.co.nz if you would be interested in attending. We hope this will give you an opportunity to ask questions and find out what is involved.

 

Board elections are taking place this year. These will be held between 5 September and 23 September 2022. We would also encourage you to come along to some board meetings and see how the process works at a more hands-on level. Details of board meetings are available on our school calendar.

 

In the meantime, if you have any questions around the work of the board or the upcoming elections, please do not hesitate to contact Summer Deverell, our board chair (sdeverell@clevedonschool.co.nz) or Edeh Sullivan, our principal.

 

Pink shirt day

Pink Shirt Day 2022 will be held on Friday 20th May (next Friday). Celebrated annually around the globe, Pink Shirt Day began in Canada in 2007 when two students took a stand against bullying, after a peer was bullied for wearing a pink shirt. 


In Aotearoa, Pink Shirt Day works to create schools, workplaces, communities and whānau where everyone feels safe, valued and respected. This May people across Aotearoa will come together to take action against bullying and fundraise to support the kaupapa. Friday, Pink Shirt day, is the last day of our ‘upstander week’ here at Clevedon School, where we learn and talk about what it means to be an upstander and stand up for ourselves and others who are not being treated fairly.  


We hope you'll join us as we Kōrero Mai, Kōrero Atu, Mauri Tū, Mauri Ora – Speak Up, Stand Together, Stop Bullying! We invite all students to bring a gold coin donation and wear something pink for this day (doesn’t have to be a shirt!). 


Article - how to advocate on behalf of others 

Here is a short article from the Parenting Place to help our kids with advocating for others - in time for our Upstander Week. 


Cross country

On Friday 27 May will be holding our annual school cross country day. Students have started practising for the big day already, so we’re sure they will be ready to go! We welcome all families to come along and support the races.

 

Click here to read all the important information about timings and the course for each year level. We are in need of some parent helpers too, so if you can offer a hand please get in touch with Craig Smith (csmith@clevedonschool.co.nz).


Kelly Club

Kelly Club has a wonderful 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 term1.


For your information…

Every once a while, we will be including this additional section in our Weekly Notices. The aim is to inform you of some happenings in the school, that aren’t crucial information for the week ahead, but may be of interest to you. 


Teacher professional learning 

  • Our staff have been engaging in some quality professional development this year with facilitators from Vision Education. Our main area of focus has been on junior literacy (reading, writing, oral language) and in the senior school on writing. Our aim is to raise teachers’ knowledge and practice in order to positively impact on achieving equitable outcomes for our students. 

  • We also have a minor (maintenance) focus on maths. This was a big area of focus for us last year and this year we are maintaining our learning by engaging with a maths facilitator from Cognition Education. 

  • The facilitators we use are carefully selected for their up to date knowledge along with years of experience in their field. They help us focus on the latest research and trends and at all times continue our focus on using any method that will support students’ learning. 

  • The entire teaching staff is unpacking the book ‘Teaching to the North East’ based on Professor Russel Bishop’s research and project on raising student achievement for Māori pupils. Throughout the reading we are reminded of what good practice looks like in any classroom and that relationships coupled with high expectations of all our pupils is key in raising achievement. 


As always, we encourage you to speak to your child’s teacher if you would like to know what and how they are learning in their classroom. The more our partnership (home and school) is strengthened the better it is for our tamariki. 


Post lockdown focus

  • We are knuckling down and focusing on the basics of reading, writing and maths as much as possible this year to make up for some of the lost time with all the disruptions of the last few years. Teachers have reviewed their timetables and we have looked carefully at how much time is given to these areas and made adjustments as needed. 

  • Attendance is another important factor in our aim to make up time after all the lockdowns. We ask that as much as possible (if children are well) that they are at school every single day and on time. Getting to school on time and having that time to settle in and connect with peers and the teacher helps set the tone for the day and we encourage you to ensure your child is at school by 8:50 at the latest. Please don’t be surprised if one of our staff contacts you regarding your child’s attendance and/or lateness. We are trying to do all we can to make up for lost time and ensure the best outcomes for all our tamariki. 


Week 2 notices and reminders

We wish all our mums, aunties, grans and other special women in our children’s lives a very happy Mother’s Day for Sunday. We hope you get spoiled and get a sleep in! 

We really appreciate you.


  • Monday - MAGs day (Mothers, Aunts and Grans)

  • Friday - Food day!

 

Mothers, Aunties and Grans day 

On Monday next week, we would love to celebrate ‘MAG’s day’ with all our mothers, aunties and grans. Classrooms will be open for these significant women in our children’s lives and there will be planned activities to take part in with your children. Classrooms will be open from 8:30-10am. We look forward to seeing you there.


 

Term 2 team newsletters

Our students have settled well back into learning this week and teachers have launched our new inquiry unit on ‘sustainability’. For more information on what each team is learning this term, please click on the links below:

 

Tōtara team

Pohutukawa team

Kauri team

Kōwhai team

 

Welcome back Mrs Wilkinson

You may notice the friendly face of Mrs Cheryl Wilkinson in our school again. Cheryl worked for us for many years before retiring a few years ago. Cheryl has come back this term in a part time capacity to provide a boost to our literacy programme, primarily for our year 3 tamariki who have had all their years at school disrupted with Covid. We are really excited to have Cheryl join our team again. 

 

Friday - food day! 

  • Sausages $2 - ordered in class 

  • Ice blocks $2 - ordered in class 

  • Flavoured milk (250mLs) $2 - sold from the shack at lunchtime (your child will need to line up to purchase. 

Lateness 

A gentle reminder that school starts at 9am. This means your child will need to be settled and ready by this time, not arriving at school at 9am or later, as we’re increasingly noticing this term. The time between 8:30-9:00 is an important time for children in all year levels to settle into their day. We ask that you please aim to be here no later than 8:45am. 

 

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

 

Cross country

On Friday 27 May will be holding our annual school cross country day. Students have started practising for the big day already, so we’re sure they will be ready to go! We welcome all families to come along and support the races.

 

Click here to read all the important information about timings and the course for each year level. We are in need of some parent helpers too, so if you can offer a hand please get in touch with Craig Smith (csmith@clevedonschool.co.nz).


Year 7/8 ECCS rugby trials

If your child is interested in trialling for the ECCS rugby team, please see the attached letter and ensure this is returned to Chris Morgan by Monday 9th May. Please note that the time commitment is significant and involves a selection day, training sessions and attendance at the Counties tournament (held on Tuesday 31st May). The classes are under 45kg, under 55kg, and open.


Scholastic Book Club 

Your child may have brought home a Scholastic Book Club brochure. To order books for your child please go to scholastic.co.nz/LOOP. They are at great prices and every purchase gets our school Scholastic dollars to spend on books for our library. 


Please note that our school does not take orders directly, but ordering online is super easy! 

 

Entertainment membership

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

 


Week 1 notices and reminders

  • Monday - See details of pick up and drop off routines below 

  • Monday - Second hand uniform shop 2:30-3:00pm 

  • Monday - Deadline (last day) for Kiwi Competition entries (details were in our week 11 notices)

  • Friday - Food day! - See details below 

  • Sunday - Mother’s day 

 

Covid positive cases

If your child contracted covid over the holidays, kindly send the office an email to let them know (office@clevedonschool.co.nz). 

 

If your child contracts Covid during the term, please also let the office know too. It will be helpful if you could also let us know your child’s day 0 if they do contract Covid during the term. 

 

Change to Orange 

Some key points for Orange at school next term (guidelines from the Ministry):

  • At Orange, masks remain an important tool to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and public health strongly encourages their continued use. If any parents would like their children to continue to wear a mask at school, please email your child’s teacher and they will help support this. 

  • Face masks continue to be required for students aged 12 and above on school and public transport.

  • As always, we encourage our community to continue to maintain good hygiene and stay home if children are sick. 

  • Ventilation in indoor spaces will continue to be a major mitigation strategy.

  • Visitors, including parents and caregivers, are strongly encouraged to wear a mask when indoors. 

Morning routine - gates open at 8:30am 

  • Use any gate that suits you. Please be mindful of traffic/parking rules and all children’s safety. 

  • Our bus bay is a Kiss and Go zone only. If you need to get out of your vehicle, please park on the street. 

  • Classes are open from 8:30-9:00 for any parents who wish to pop in. Please wear a mask indoors. 

Afternoon routine - gates open at 2:50pm 

  • Use any gate that suits you. 

  • Our bus bay is a Kiss and Go zone only. If you need to get out of your vehicle, please park on the street. 

  • Pick up your child from outside their class or at a pre-arranged spot. 

  • If you have a child in the Tōtara team (year 1-2), please get them from outside their classroom, particularly in the first few days. Our teachers ensure all our younger children are picked up or have a place to be. 

  • All other children are released at 3pm when the bell rings. Please ensure your child knows where to meet you or where to go. 


Friday - food day! 

Our wonderful PTFA are running sausage sizzles this term on Fridays. Please see below for what is on offer: 

  • Sausages $2 - ordered in class 

  • Ice blocks $2 - ordered in class 

  • Flavoured milk (250mLs) $2 - sold from the shack at lunchtime (your child will need to line up to purchase. Limited stock of this currently available.

Winter uniform 

  • Please see our website for information on winter uniforms. 

  • We will continue to keep all our indoor spaces well ventilated next term, which means our rooms will be cold. Please consider this when sorting out your child’s uniform. Our uniform rules on cold days will be relaxed. Teachers will be in touch in time about this. 

 

Second hand uniform shop - WINTER SALE 

For those of you who missed the Second Hand Uniform Shop last term, we have a special opening on the first day of term. MONDAY 2 MAY from 2:30-3:00pm. 

 

You’ll find us set up at the front gate (or in front of the hall if the weather is wet). Please ensure you park on the road before coming in and not in the bus bay. 

 

All items are $5 each (we don’t often have change so please come prepared). We can also do swaps of similar condition. We have lots of jumpers and winter shoes for sale.

 

If you wish to donate any uniforms you no longer need, we can take those off your hands - every dollar helps the school.

 

Mothers, Aunties and Grans day 

On Monday 9th May we would love to celebrate ‘MAG’s day’ with all our mothers, aunties and grans. Classrooms will be open for these significant women in our children’s lives and there will be planned activities to take part in with your children. Classrooms will be open from 8:30-10am. We look forward to seeing you there.



Board election information evening - save the date 

Board elections are taking place this year. These will be held between 5 September and 23 September 2022 (they were previously scheduled for May and have been changed by the Ministry). 

 

We would like to invite those who are interested in becoming part of the board to an informal get together next term, on Thursday 19 May,  to enable you to ask questions and find out what is involved. We will provide more details over the next week. Please email principal@clevedonschool.co.nz if you would be interested in attending. 

 

We would also encourage you to come along to some board meetings and see how the process works at a more hands-on level. Details of board meetings are available on our school calendar.

 

In the meantime, if you have any questions around the work of the board or the upcoming elections, please do not hesitate to contact Summer Deverell, our board chair,  (sdeverell@clevedonschool.co.nz) or Edeh Sullivan, our principal.

 

Teacher Only Day - Friday 3 June 

As previously communicated, our term 2 Teacher Only Day is on Friday 5 June (week 5). 

 

Clevedon School MTB

Registrations for the revised race one - Hunua Ranges are now open. The race schedule and entry form can be found here. Please note that no registrations will be available after midnight Tuesday 10 May. Students who have not already registered interest should email Craig Smith at csmith@clevedoschool.co.nz 






Week 1, term 2 notices and reminders

Dear whānau

 

We’ve made it to the end of term 1 - and once again, what a term it has been! Today is one of a handful of days, where we have had all our teaching staff here and every class has had the teacher they are meant to have. Things are looking up!  

 

Thank you for supporting your children by keeping things as normal as possible for them, bringing them to school, answering their questions, giving them extra time, space and love. We have been so impressed with the resilience and joy our children have shown each day at school, as we’ve done the very best we could to keep it a safe, happy, learning-focussed and as normal as possible environment for them. Thank you for your patience as we have had to repeatedly change plans over the last two years to accommodate new guidelines. 

 

Thank you to those who have shown kindness to school staff in all of this. Our staff can feel more vulnerable in a pandemic because they are interacting with high numbers of people every day. I am so proud of all the staff here - every day, they show their commitment to providing the very best learning opportunities to our children, even while being faced with uncertainty about their own families and personal safety. They have been flexible with all the changes, taken on extra work as we’ve been short staffed a lot this term, and all the while our children's wellbeing and learning has stayed at the forefront of all they’ve done. They are an incredible bunch and we are so very lucky to have them in our children's lives. 

 

I hope you enjoy some rest yourselves with your children over the next two weeks. We are very much looking forward to a more normal term and welcoming you all back onsite. There is some information on our learning for next term below and the change to Orange. Team newsletters, which will come out early next term, will give you more detail on what is happening for each team.  

 

Mihi nui ki a koutou mō ōu koutou manaakitanga - in appreciation of your support.

 

Edeh Sullivan

Principal 



Change to Orange 

Some key points for Orange at school next term (guidelines from the Ministry):

  • At Orange, masks remain an important tool to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and public health strongly encourages their continued use. If any parents would like their children to continue to wear a mask at school, please email your child’s teacher and they will help support this. 

  • If there are high case numbers in our school, the school can decide to make masks a requirement for a time for year 4 and up. 

  • Face masks continue to be required for students aged 12 and above on school and public transport.

  • As always, we encourage our community to continue to maintain good hygiene and stay home if children are sick. 

  • Ventilation in indoor spaces will continue to be a major mitigation strategy.

  • Visitors, including parents and caregivers, are strongly encouraged to wear a mask when indoors. 

Pick ups and drop offs next term

The biggest change at Orange for us, is the ability to have our families back onsite and we are most excited by this. 

  • Parents/children can use either gate in the mornings and afternoons. 

  • Feel free to walk your children in and take them to class in the mornings between 8:30 and 9:00. Our staff would love to see you. Where possible remain outside and if going inside, kindly wear a mask. 

  • Our gates open at 2:50 in the afternoons. You can pick your children up from their class at 3pm or at a prearranged spot at school. If you have a child in the Tōtara team (year 1-2), please get them from outside their classroom, particularly in the first few days. Our teachers ensure all our younger children are picked up or have a place to be. 


Winter uniform 

  • Please see our website for information on winter uniforms. The second hand uniform shop is a great place to find items if your child has outgrown their uniform. Please also consider donating any old uniform for other families to use to the second hand uniform shop.

  • We will continue to keep all our indoor spaces well ventilated next term, which means our rooms will be cold. Please consider this when sorting out your child’s uniform. Our uniform rules on cold days will be relaxed. Teachers will be in touch in time about this. 


Key dates for term 2 

  • Week 2 Monday - MAGS DAY 

  • Week 3 Thursday - National Young Leaders Day 

  • Week 3 Friday - Pink Shirt Day (mufti) 

  • Week 4 Friday - Cross Country (whole school) 

  • Week 5 Friday - Teacher Only Day - No school for students 

  • Week 6 Monday - Queen’s Birthday - school closed 

  • Week 8 Thursday - Matariki Celebration 

  • Week 8 Friday - Matariki - school closed 

  • Week 9 Friday - Jammies in June (PJ day) 

  • Week 10 Tuesday - Progress and Effort assembly 

  • Week 10 Thursday - Student Led Conferences 


Mothers, Aunties and Grans day - Save the date

We would love to celebrate ‘MAG’s day’ with all our mothers, aunties and grans. More details to come early next term.


Teacher Only Day - Friday 3 June 

As previously communicated, our term 2 Teacher Only Day is on Friday 5 June (week 5). 


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 2 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


Curriculum and learning update for term 2  


Inquiry focus 

In term two, we will be having a school wide focus on the concept of ‘sustainability’ - mostly through a social sciences lens. Each of our teams will explain 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. 

  • We all have a responsibility to look after and protect our local environments (junior)

  • We have a moral and ethical responsibility to conserve remaining environments (senior)

  • Human needs and wants create imbalances within global environments


  • In order for things to be sustained we need to maintain them at a certain rate or level

Context: Waste

  • The more resources that we consume the more waste we produce  - Humans produce a lot of waste in many different contexts - food, water, plastic, etc

  • Making decisions around what we need and what we want must consider the effects that we have on our environment

  • Our earth’s resources are finite - looking after these is crucial   

  • They are only renewable if well managed

  • The amount of waste we produce is interconnected with other factors e.g. climate change, population growth, access and equity and impacts on our earth and its natural resources

  • Sustainable practices can be put in place in different places and contexts - home, school, community, city, nation, global


Context: Tikanga Māori

  • Te ao Māori perspective on the environment

  • Kaitiakitanga - guardianship and protection of the environment

  • Questioning 

  • Research 

  • Action planning - personal, family class, wider community, global 

  • Making reasonable predictions - using past, present, future

  • Discerning fact from opinion

  • Report writing (information reports) 

  • Persuasive writing


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 ‘Citizenship’’ in term 2. Below is the descriptor of our citizenship disposition. Teachers will teach these in the context of learning and at an age appropriate level


CITIZENSHIP




Thinking beyond myself and my immediate environment. Thinking like a global citizen and considering global issues. 


I am actively involved in my community. 


I understand the importance of balancing rights, roles and responsibilities. 


I can identify how my actions impact others or my community.


I care about other people and their rights. 


I take action to ensure equity for everyone. 


I care about environmental issues and can generate sustainable solutions that affect the planet and its people. 


I understand and appreciate my own culture and personal history.


I understand and appreciate the history of Aotearoa and the Māori culture. 

 

I am curious about, and respectful of the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities. 


I seek and evaluate a range of points of view. 


Triple P parenting course

Please find information for an upcoming Triple P parenting course in term 2.


Click here for information on the 0-12 year old programme 

Click here for information on the Teen programme.

 

Week 11, term 1 notices and reminders

  • Sunday - Riverhaven Art Trail - have you got your tickets? 

  • Tuesday - Progress and effort awards (live stream) 

  • Wednesday - Easter raffle tickets due back in 

  • Thursday Freeze (ice blocks on sale for $2)

  • Thursday - last day of term - school closes at 3pm 

  • Friday - School closed (Easter Friday) 


Bus bay and traffic safety 

You may have noticed the presence of the police around our school lately. This is unfortunately due to the unsafe parking and stopping by some of our community members in the mornings and afternoons. Please be reminded the bus bay on North Road is not for parking. It is a Kiss and Go zone. Please have your children prepared with their bags ready to quickly jump out (on the curbside). Most of the kids are independent now at walking themselves to the gate. 


Please try not to pass other cars on the right hand side and if you do, do so very slowly. 


We also ask that you please use our crossings in the mornings (Clevedon-Kawakawa Bay Rd side only) and afternoons with your children. 


Autumn Sculpture Trail - Riverhaven Artland THIS SUNDAY

It’s not too late to purchase tickets to visit this gorgeous venue! 

 

It is the first time that Riverhaven Artland will be open to the public in Autumn. Amongst the world-class sculptures we will be treated to a stunning season with beautiful autumnal leaf change of oranges and bronze.

 

Bring a picnic blanket and cash. Sausage sizzle and drinks available. 

 

To purchase tickets, please click on this link and it will take you to an eventbrite website. 

 

 

Easter Raffle

To win one of the 40 amazing Easter buckets or the two super cool scooters, you’ve got to get your tickets in! Be sure to hand in the tickets and the ticket money to your child’s teacher or the office by Wednesday. 


If you need more tickets, please email the office or your child’s teacher. 


YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS OUT! 


    

 

 

Progress and effort assembly

On Tuesday 12th April we will celebrate all those students who have demonstrated outstanding progress and effort this term. As we can’t have parents onsite we will be doing a live stream video for you to watch from home if you wish to do so. Please see below for the assembly times for each team. You can access the Youtube livestream link by clicking on the team name.


Tōtara assembly: 12.00 noon

Pohutukawa assembly: 10.30 am

Kauri assembly: 9.15 am

Kōwhai assembly: 2.30 pm


The link will also be sent out through Seesaw by Tuesday morning.


Changes to break times next week

From next week, we will be going back to our regular break times and break routines. Teachers have been reminding children what this looks like and there is much excitement around this as another small step back to normality. There are extra staff on duty next week and for the first week back in term 2 to ensure our younger students who have not had experience with a ‘normal’ break have all the support they need. 


Poppies for sale - at the front and back gate daily until the end of term 

The 100th anniversary of the Poppy Appeal is happening around New Zealand this April, and the Returned Services Association (RSA) hopes it will raise awareness of younger veterans who served in places such as Bosnia and Afghanistan.

The RSA held its first Poppy Day on Anzac Day in 1922. The RSA collects charitable donations to go towards their work with veterans in exchange for the poppies. The RSA needs help with fundraising - and this year we will have poppies available to buy at the front and back gates each morning and afternoon in week 10 and 11 of this term to support this worthy cause. 

Did you know…

Piece by piece, poppies are punched together with perfect precision from a small factory on the outskirts of Christchurch in preparation for the biggest appeal in years. Every poppy sold in New Zealand is made here. Please support us by donating a gold coin in exchange for one of these poppies. 

 

ANZAC Day 2022 in Clevedon

A comprehensive, traditional service at the Monument has been proposed for this year but there will be no consequent parade and service at the Clevedon Hall. 


There will be a live-event gathering at 9.30am on Monday 25th April. The public will be able to gather on the green or be seated in the chairs provided for those unable to stand at the Clevedon monument. 

 

Clevedon School students are invited to attend this service in their school uniform and support some of our leaders in presenting the wreath from our school. 


Can you help us? 

We are always looking for more ways to make our play areas fun. If you have any of the following available, please call or email the office and let us know.

  • Full packs of card games such as standard playing cards, Monopoly Deal, Tākaro, Uno to name a few.

  • Giant Jenga or the like that’s left unused at your place? 

  • Medium sized trays that are 45cm or longer.


Captain Awesome Swim School - Saturday swimming lessons starting 8 May 2022

10-week block lessons available during the school term in our mobile pools based at Clevedon School hall:

  • Baby classes, ages 12-24 months, ratio of 1:2 (parent not required in the water) 

  • Preschool classes, ages 2-4 inclusive, ratio of 1:3 

  • School age classes 5-7 years under the height of 140cm, ratio of 1:3, for our swim levels 1 & 2.  These lessons will be held in our newly-modified, deeper pool!


Our learn to swim programmes include teaching your child water confidence, submerging, floating, streamlining, kicking and the foundation of stroke development.


To book or for more information, email us at info@captainawesome.co.nz  or visit us at www.captainawesome.co.nz. Class times are limited so get in quickly to secure your spot!


Kelly Club

Kelly Club has a wonderful 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.


Week 10, term 1 notices and reminders

Week 10 - next week:

  • Friday- Friday Freeze (ice blocks on sale for $2)

  • Friday - Second hand uniform shop open (8:30am on the hall deck)

  • Sunday - Riverhaven Art Trail 


Week 11 

  • Tuesday - Progress and effort awards (live stream) 

  • Wednesday - Easter raffle tickets due back in 

  • Thursday Freeze (ice blocks on sale for $2)

  • Thursday - last day of term - school closes at 3pm 

  • Friday - School closed (Easter Friday) 


Upcoming special event - RIVERHAVEN ART TRAIL - See details below 


Can you help us? 

We are always looking for more ways to make our play areas fun. If you have any of the following available, please call or email the office and let us know. The pictures below are a reference of what we are looking for. 

  • Hardwood timber and logs

  • Platforms and frames

  • Fence battens and crates

  • Tyres


They will need to be in ‘safe’ condition e.g. no nails and not splintered. 


We can collect it from you. Thanks in advance! 


  



Red traffic light setting 

We were reminded by the Ministry of Education this week that although milder than Delta, Omicron is not a mild illness, and we continue to see high daily case numbers. As such, we remain at Red and we have been asked to maintain all our existing layers of protection, particularly given that in school settings many children remain unvaccinated. 


What hasn’t changed:

  • Ventilation remains key in all our indoor spaces. As the months get cooler please start considering appropriate clothing for children to keep them warm. Although we will not have all doors and windows open fully, as we have during the summer, there will still be some open to ensure the rooms are well ventilated. Warm clothing will be essential - non uniform items will be absolutely fine. 

  • Mask wearing - the mandate for everyone in year 4 up has not changed. All our staff wear medical grade masks, as do any visitors to our school. 

  • Minimising non-essential visitors to our site, and when we do have visitors (e.g. visiting Ministry) staff), meetings are kept outdoors wherever possible. 


What has changed:

  • The vaccination mandate for the education workforce, including volunteers, no longer stands. This change comes into effect at 11:59pm on 4 April. 

  • Indoor gathering sizes have increased - although minimising risk for us still means not mixing groupings indoors. 

  • No requirements for vaccine passes at events. 


We’ve been happy to note that our school case numbers have slowed in the last week and we are seeing more children return to school. However, we still have cases cropping up that have been infectious while at school. We ask that you please take symptoms seriously and continue to keep your children home if they do develop any. We continue to have staff isolating at different times and we thank you for your patience when there are relievers or disruptions in classrooms. 


Easter Raffle

Thank you for your donations to the Easter raffle. Our lovely PTFA Easter bunnies have made up 40 amazing buckets, ready to be won, including two super cool scooters donated by Mozzie (and the Nassau whānau).


This week, your family will have received one sheet of tickets to sell (and more sheets are available from the office). House points are awarded for those who return tickets. Tickets are $2 each. 


We kindly ask you to sell these tickets and return the tickets and money to the office by Wednesday 13 April. Please ensure that all parts of the form are completed (as the tickets will be cut into their individual pieces on their return). The Easter Raffle will be drawn online on Thursday 14 April.


YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS OUT! 


    

 

 

Mozzi Scooters 

As mentioned above, this year’s Easter raffles include 2 chances to win these awesome scooters, donated by Mozzi. Mozzi are also offering a discount to our families, if you are looking to buy a scooter. 

 

 

2nd hand uniform shop - WINTER SALE - Next Friday 8 April 

Get ready for winter at our last uniform shop opening this term. We have loads of jumpers and winter shoes for sale...and need to have a big clear out. 

 

The uniform shop will be open from 8:30am-9am. We will be set up at the FRONT GATE (or in front of the hall if the weather is wet). 

 

All items are $5 each (we don’t often have change so please come prepared). We can also do swaps of uniforms in a similar condition. 


Autumn Sculpture Trail - Riverhaven Artland 

The PTFA are super pleased to announce their upcoming fundraiser - an Autumn Sculpture Trail - Sunday 10th April. Guy Blundell and our very own local artist and school parent Katie Blundell are generously providing Riverhaven Artland for our use. It is the first time that Riverhaven Artland will be open to the public in Autumn. Amongst the world-class sculptures we will be treated to a stunning season with beautiful autumnal leaf change of oranges and bronze.

 

Come and enjoy the beauty.

 

 

Bring a picnic blanket and cash. Sausage sizzle and drinks available. 

 

To purchase tickets, please click on this link and it will take you to an eventbrite website. 

 

Sculpture Trail volunteers needed

We need volunteers to make this event possible. At this stage, we're looking for people to help with the sausage sizzle, car parking and patrolling the grounds to make sure people are safe around the river and ponds. Hours are 10am-3pm. Please email ptfa@clevedonschool.co.nz if you think you might be able to help.


School library - Book Amnesty! 

Our school librarians have been working away getting our school library looking beautiful, ready for when we’re able to reopen it for students. We’ve discovered that we are missing a lot of books that were issued to students in the last year or two. We absolutely understand that, with all the lockdowns and everything, items have ended up in strange places. So please have a good look at home before the end of term and send back any books you might find that have the Clevedon School barcode on the back. There’ll be no questions asked, we’d just love to get as many of our precious books back as we can. Thank you in advance!


Kelly Club

Kelly Club has a wonderful 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.


Week 9, term 1 notices and reminders


  • Tuesday - School photo day 

  • Friday - MUFTI DAY - Bring an Easter item (details below) 

  • Friday- Friday Freeze (ice blocks on sale for $2)


Upcoming special event - RIVERHAVEN ART TRAIL - See details below 


School photos 

Photolife will be here at school on Tuesday 29 March 2022 for individual and class photos. Please ensure your children are in the correct school uniform on this day, looking sharp for their photo! 


If you would like your children to have a sibling photo please be at school at 8.30. Photolife will send out details on how to order later on. 


Easter Raffle and Mufti Day

A Mufti Day will be held on Friday 1 April to go towards our much anticipated annual Easter Raffle! 


We ask that children bring in an Easter item to be included in our Easter Baskets, such as Easter eggs, Easter merchandise etc - anything that would be fun to receive in an Easter basket would be awesome to bring along. These will be collected in class on Friday morning. 


Next week, each family will receive one sheet of tickets to sell (and more sheets are available from the office). House points are awarded for those who return tickets. Tickets are $2 each and we will have approximately 25 buckets of Easter goodies to be won. 

 

We kindly ask you to sell these tickets and return the tickets and money to the office by Wednesday 13 April. Please ensure that all parts of the form are completed (as the tickets will be cut into their individual pieces on their return). The Easter Raffle will be drawn online on Thursday 14 April.


Autumn Sculpture Trail - Riverhaven Artland 

The PTFA are super pleased to announce their upcoming fundraiser - an Autumn Sculpture Trail - Sunday 10th April. Guy Blundell and our very own local artist and school parent Katie Blundell are generously providing Riverhaven Artland for our use. It is the first time that Riverhaven Artland will be open to the public in Autumn. Amongst the world-class sculptures we will be treated to a stunning season with beautiful autumnal leaf change of oranges and bronze.

 

Come and enjoy the beauty.

 


Bring a picnic blanket and cash. Sausage sizzle and drinks available. 

 

To purchase tickets, please click on this link and it will take you to an eventbrite website. 

 

Sculpture Trail volunteers needed

We need volunteers to make this event possible. At this stage, we're looking for people to help with the sausage sizzle, car parking and patrolling the grounds to make sure people are safe around the river and ponds. Hours are 10am-3pm. Please email ptfa@clevedonschool.co.nz if you think you might be able to help.


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.


Can you help us? 

We are always looking for more ways to make our play areas fun. If you have any of the following available, please call or email the office and let us know. The pictures below are a reference of what we are looking for. 

  • Hardwood timber and logs

  • Platforms and frames

  • Fence battens and crates

  • Tyres


They will need to be in ‘safe’ condition e.g. no nails and not splintered. 


We can collect it from you. Thanks in advance! 


  


Second hand uniform shop

A group of our awesome mums are managing our second hand uniform shop for us every second Friday. The dates are on our school calendar. 


We have a lot of pre-loved donated items for $5 each. If your child grows faster than you can keep up, feel free to pop down on the scheduled days and get the next size up. 


We would love any of the items that your child no longer fits too. Please drop them off to the office or to your child’s teacher and we will arrange for it to be available for others. 


This is a great way to help families save money on uniforms and it’s great for the environment. 


Cybersafety

Protecting our children in the digital world is an ever-evolving task for families and schools. Now, more than ever, parents are looking for guidance and support on how to manage their children's screen-time, deal with negative online experiences, manage peer relationships, and navigate the complex and rapidly-evolving world of gaming and social media. 

We have an online safety hub on our website with lots of information and resources for families to access. Here are some of the things you can find on the hub:

  • Parent guides to apps (checking for potential risks)

  • How to set up parental controls on devices

  • How to have conversations with your child when things go wrong online

  • Articles on hot topics in the cybersafety world

  • Dealing with 'digital tantrums'

  • Supporting your child to deal with online bullying

…and much more.

Click here to access our online community hub


Chess Lovers ONLINE holiday program

 

  • Week 1: 19 - 22 April

  • Week 2: 26 - 29 April

 

When:  9:00am - 12:15pm

 

Cost: $45

 

Why Join:

  • Develop thinking and problem solving

  • Learn great new skills

  • Interactive hands-on lessons

  • Experienced professional coaches

  • Make friends with like-minded kids

  • This program is suitable for kids who have some experience with chess




Week 8, term 1 notices and reminders


  • Tuesday 7pm - PTFA AGM (see details below) 

  • Friday- Friday Freeze (ice blocks on sale for $2)


Thank you 

A huge thank you to our year 5-8 parents for keeping tamariki home for the 5 school days. We had several very sick children being sent home in the days prior to moving to a hybrid learning model and several children have since tested positive in that part of the school. 

 

We really appreciate your cooperation and the support you gave your children to learn from home. 

 

Testing positive 

If your child tests positive for Covid-19, please contact our office and let us know, even if your child had been home the day prior to testing. 

 

Attendance 

If you are keeping your children at home until this surge passes, we ask that you keep in touch with your child's teacher during this time. We can arrange for independent learning tasks for your child to engage in. As always kindly let our office know too through the usual channels. 

 

RAT tests

The Ministry informed us this week that we will be getting a supply of RAT tests to give to symptomatic staff and students. If your child has symptoms at school, we will call you to pick them up, and once the tests arrive, we can supply you with a test to take home for your child (the school will not be testing children).

 

Parking and drop off zone on North Road

For the safety of all our children please be patient at drop off and pick up times. The turn around bay is only for quick drop offs and pickups and we ask that you drive very slowly in this area. 

 

We have also had our neighbours complain that parents are parking across their driveways at pick up times. Please ensure you follow all parking rules, including not stopping on the yellow lines. 

 

PTFA AGM

The Clevedon School PTFA AGM will be held via Zoom on Tuesday 22 March at 7pm. We would love your support of this…EVERYONE WELCOME!  

 

The existing PTFA team are keen to continue in their roles and they have some plans in place for fundraising for this year, but we're always keen to have help! Join us at the AGM to find out what’s planned for 2022 and see how you can get involved. 

 

Please RSVP if you are able to attend to clevedonschoolptfa@gmail.com or would like more information. 


The meeting will be on Zoom. Please join by clicking on the link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87321319152?pwd=QUNNMkoraElqckxNMFVHWTJlZW9CUT09 

Meeting ID: 873 2131 9152 

Passcode: 064960 

 

Purchasing an Entertainment Membership 

Not only will you receive limited time ‘Bonus Offers’ and a Bonus eGift card with your purchase you will also support our fundraiser. Hurry, this promotion ends on the 21st of March!   

https://www.entertainmentnz.com/orderbooks/101q048

 

Scholastic Book Club 

Your child may have brought home a Scholastic Book Club brochure. To order books for your child please go to scholastic.co.nz/LOOP. They are at great prices and our school gets Scholastic dollars to spend on books for our library. 


Please note that our school does not take orders directly, but ordering online is super easy! 


Kelly Club

Kelly Club has a wonderful 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 term1.





Week 7, term 1 notices and reminders


  • Thursday - Year 5-8 children return to onsite learning 

  • Friday - TEACHER ONLY DAY (school closed for all students)



Baby news! 

Liam Shepherd and his wife Gemma are the proud parents of this beautiful girl, Willow, born on Tuesday this week. How proud does that daddy look?! 

 

            

 

Covid matters

A few reminders...

  • Please notify us if your child tests positive - even if they haven’t been at school.

  • Isolation time is now 7 days

    • Day 0 is the day symptoms began or the day the test was taken (whichever came first). 

    • Cases will isolate for a full seven days and are free to return to normal activities on day 8, if they are not symptomatic.

  • Please continue to keep your children home if they have symptoms. We’ve had a few instances now, where parents have insisted on sending symptomatic children back as they have tested negative, only to find the next day or so that they test positive. Please consider those children who may not fare as well if they do get infected. RAT tests are not always accurate, particularly depending on the day the test is taken.


Teacher Only Day - FRIDAY

A set amount of Teacher Only Days are part of the teachers’ collective agreement and we are contractually required to adhere to these. One of ours has been pre-planned for this Friday 18 March. School is closed on this day to ALL students. 

 

Attendance 

If you are keeping your children at home until this surge passes, we ask that you keep in touch with your child's teacher during this time. We can arrange for independent learning tasks for your child to engage in. As always kindly let our office know too through the usual channels. 

 

PTFA AGM

The Clevedon School PTFA AGM will be held via Zoom on Tuesday 22 March at 7pm. We would love your support of this…EVERYONE WELCOME!  

 

The existing PTFA team are keen to continue in their roles and they have some plans in place for fundraising for this year, but we're always keen to have help! Join us at the AGM to find out what’s planned for 2022 and see how you can get involved. 

 

Please RSVP if you are able to attend to clevedonschoolptfa@gmail.com or would like more information. 


The meeting will be on Zoom. Please join by clicking on the link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87321319152?pwd=QUNNMkoraElqckxNMFVHWTJlZW9CUT09 

Meeting ID: 873 2131 9152 

Passcode: 064960 

 

Purchasing an Entertainment Membership is a WIN-WIN!  

Not only will you receive limited time ‘Bonus Offers’ and a Bonus eGift card with your purchase you will also support our fundraiser. Hurry, this promotion ends on the 21st of March!   

https://www.entertainmentnz.com/orderbooks/101q048

 

Kelly Club

Kelly Club has a wonderful 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 7 term 1.

You can also find out more information on their facebook page.




Week 6, term 1 notices and reminders

  • Friday- Friday Freeze (ice blocks on sale for $2)


No more pizzas 

We’re sorry to inform you that Domino’s has also been impacted with Omicron too. They are no longer opening their stores until 3pm daily due to low staffing numbers. We will pick pizza days back up once they are fully operational again. 

 

Covid matters 

We have put in the information we shared last week with you again below as a reminder. Thank you to all our families who have been notifying us if they are isolating, covid positive or those keeping their children who are symptomatic home. 

 

Attendance

We have an increasing number of children who are staying away due to families feeling anxious about the rise in case numbers and every day we have more queries about this. The Ministry’s regular guideline to schools is that truancy referrals need to be made and after twenty days of absence, then students can be taken off the roll. I know some of you are worried about this. These are unprecedented times, and we have no plans to implement regular Ministry guidelines where we are in touch with parents and where children are doing their best to participate in distance learning. If our stance changes, we will contact parents who are affected so that they are fully informed.

 

In short - if you are worried and anxious about sending your child to school…that’s ok - we understand. Please ensure you let us know, and that you, as the parent, keep in touch with the class teacher. If your child can engage in learning from home (it will not be as it was during lockdown - see details below), then please help them to do so. 

 

We equally understand that many of you are not in a position to keep your children home, so we want to assure you that although isolation rules have been relaxed, our mitigation measures at school have not. We continue to do all we can to keep our children and staff safe. If you are worried about anything, please contact your child’s teacher or the team leader for that team.   

 

Distance learning 

Distance learning is primarily for students who are self-isolating because they are required to do so, and for medically vulnerable students who are required to stay home. If you are keeping your child home due to the increase in cases, and do not fit into the category above, please contact your child’s teacher and they will direct you to some ‘independent online’ learning. 

 

Please keep in mind that our staff are teaching full time in their classrooms and so the same level of online learning when we were in lockdown is not possible and there will be no ‘live’ teaching. Keeping in touch with your child’s teacher is crucial and they will be able to support you with distance learning queries. Our teachers will aim to reply to you within 24 hours between the hours of 8am-5pm on weekdays. 

 

Students who are sick are not expected to do distance learning while they are unwell.

 

Staffing

Like many schools we are feeling the impact of Omicron on our staffing. So far we’ve been able to cover most classes with relievers or internal reshuffles. We are trying our very best to have as little disruption to learning as possible for as long as possible. But this is becoming increasingly more difficult as we find ourselves short staffed. Just so you understand the impact, we currently have 5 staff members isolating and have had 4 away this week with short term illnesses. 

 

Your patience is much appreciated as is your understanding that there may be weeks where there may be different teachers in one class each day of the week or a class may need to be split. We may also get to a point where we need to ask those that can keep their children home to do so, if we are not able to safely run the school with low staffing numbers.  

 

I wish I didn’t need to do this following message, but it is becoming increasingly more necessary for me to do so. Please consider that getting grumpy with our teachers, relievers or admin staff will not change our current situation…it adds to the already stressful position that our staff are in. We thank those of you who understand and have shown kindness to our hard working and dedicated staff. 

 

Testing positive for COVID-19

If you test positive for COVID-19, everyone else in your household becomes a household contact and you need to isolate together for at least 10 days.

 

Find further information about testing positive in this brochure.

 

The information covers:

  • managing symptoms

  • rapid antigen tests (RATs)

  • steps to take if you test positive

  • what to do when isolating

  • support that is available in isolation.

 

 

The poster below may also help explain phase 3 isolation rules further. 

 

Free rapid antigen tests are now available for home testing

If you are symptomatic or a household contact, you can now order rapid antigen tests (RATs) through the newly launched RAT requester site.

Requesting RATs on the Requester site is an easy step-by-step process. RATs can be requested on behalf of someone else. You can order the test kits from the website www.requestrats.covid19.health.nz or by ringing 0800 222 478 (option 3) from 8am to 8pm. People will need to have access to a mobile phone to validate their order. You will be issued an order number. You can then collect your RAT order from a collection site listed on Healthpoint, or have someone collect it for you. For people who are not unwell or are a household contact but want to get a RAT for other purposes, such as to visit an elderly relative, there are retail options now, including the Chemist Warehouse and Countdown.

 

Home learning 

If your child (like most of ours!) isn’t the greatest at letting you know about home learning, please click here to see our guidelines. You are welcome to contact your child's teacher at any time if you have any queries. 

 

Upcoming Teacher Only Day - 18 March

Friday 18 March (week 7) is a Teacher Only Day. This means that the school is closed for students. These days have been preplanned and were communicated earlier in the year. 

 

PTFA AGM

The Clevedon School PTFA AGM will be held via Zoom on Tuesday 22 March at 7pm. We would love your support of this…EVERYONE WELCOME!  

 

The existing PTFA team are keen to continue in their roles and they have some plans in place for fundraising for this year, but we're always keen to have help! Join us at the AGM to find out what’s planned for 2022 and see how you can get involved. 

 

Please RSVP if you are able to attend to clevedonschoolptfa@gmail.com or would like more information. 


The meeting will be on Zoom. Please join by clicking on the link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87321319152?pwd=QUNNMkoraElqckxNMFVHWTJlZW9CUT09 

Meeting ID: 873 2131 9152 

Passcode: 064960 

 

Purchasing an Entertainment Membership is a WIN-WIN!  

Not only will you receive limited time ‘Bonus Offers’ and a Bonus eGift card with your purchase you will also support our fundraiser. 

Hurry, this promotion ends on the 21st of March!   

https://www.entertainmentnz.com/orderbooks/101q048

 

Articles to help us navigate these strange times with our kids

The Parenting Place has some great articles to support us with helping us deal with all that is going on for our kids in these times. 

 

Here are a couple of goodies… 

 


In case you missed it last week… Covid cases and close contact

As you have no doubt heard, we have now moved to phase 3 of the Omicron response plan, but remain at Red under the Covid Protection framework. Here is what this means for us at school:

 

  • The wellbeing of our people (children, staff and community) remains our top priority. 

  • Our mitigation strategies will not change - in fact, we revisit these regularly and ensure we are all doing our best to mitigate risk. 

  • We continue to have zero tolerance to having anyone at school with symptoms. 

  • In phase 3 only positive cases and household contacts of covid positive cases are ‘required’ to isolate. This means that if a child is identified in a class as covid positive, other students ‘are not required’ to isolate. 

  • We will notify you if someone in your child’s class tests positive so you can be extra vigilant with monitoring for symptoms. Your child is not required to isolate.  

 

What you need to do:

  • Keep your children home if they have any symptoms - assume they have covid and are a risk to other children. 

  • Notify us as soon as you hear that your child is covid positive.

  • Notify any associated contacts e.g. if your child had a sleepover or you held a gathering in your home during the infectious period. 

  • Those that test positive and their household members need to isolate for 10 days. 

  • If someone in your child’s class is covid positive, you can continue to send your child to school, but monitor for symptoms and get them tested if any develop. 

 

 

Symptoms 

From data collected from various schools, the MoE notified us today that many children with Omicron are displaying the following symptoms:

  • Runny nose 

  • Scratchy throat 

  • Upset stomach (some are reporting this as the only symptom) 

  • Headache 

 

Please do not ignore these symptoms. Again, assume it is Covid and consider the impact on our medically vulnerable children and staff with underlying health conditions.

 

Clevedon School MTB squad update

The postponement of round one of the Auckland Schools Mountain Biking series was disappointing but it has come with two positive benefits for our school. The first means that the event will likely be open to riders competing in the U13 bracket and the second benefit is that there is now a bit more time for late entries. The process and information needed for entry is all in this information letter.

 

Girls riding programme - sponsored by Rotary

This is an amazing opportunity for our local bike riders and one that came up at short notice so we are looking for registered riders as soon as possible. It is a short, one month long, free programme and below are the details.

 

Purpose:  Introduce local female riders to mountain biking and teach them skills for bike confidence and safety in a fun and supportive environment.

Who: Intermediate age girls, beginner riders interested in mountain biking

When: 17th March - 14th April

Where: Omana, Te Puru and the Maraetai Forest

Cost: Free

Provided with registration: PCBC Annual membership, snacks at each ride, water bottle, gloves, T-shirt

End of programme event: Prize Giving and on-bike games, whanau invited

 

Required for registration: Appropriate bike (see PCBC academy website for bike requirements).  If bike isn’t available, we can provide a loan.

 

Spaces are limited to 10 riders - If interested please email denise@powerfuljourneys.com

 

We’re a TaxGift School! 

You can grow your donations to Clevedon School by signing up to TaxGift and gifting the tax credits on your donations to us from this year forward. 

It’s the easiest fundraising you’ll ever do. With TaxGift, your donations are boosted by up to 43% at no cost to you. Just think about the impact – if your donations would usually provide resources for two classrooms, by all of us TaxGifting, we could grow that to three classrooms! 

Here’s how:

As a NZ taxpayer you can claim a tax credit of 33% on the school donations you make, but if you choose to gift that tax credit to us, TaxGift will turn it into even more for our school – all as a gift in your name. 

 

It takes less than a minute for you to sign up, costs you nothing (we pay TaxGift a small fee for this service) and you won’t need to do anything further. TaxGift and myKindo will make your donation grow.

Simply opt into TaxGift when you make your next donation via myKindo (if you’ve already donated, simply log in to your account and select ‘TaxGift’ as your rebate tax agent from your details page). 

Haven’t claimed donation tax credits before?

Gift them to us! If you haven’t claimed your donation tax credits on your school donations in the last four years, you can donate them to us with a simple tick of the historic tax credits box in the myKindo app. 

You can visit TaxGift's website (www.taxgift.co.nz) for more information. 

These additional funds will make a huge difference to the education we can provide to your children in 2022, and going forward, and we greatly appreciate any donations received in this way. 

Please click here for the flyer

 

Kindo signup instructions 

It’s very easy to sign up to TaxGift via myKindo, but just in case, click here for some simple instructions to explain the sign up process. 


Kelly Club

Kelly Club has a wonderful 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





Week 5, term 1 notices and reminders

  • Wednesday - Orders for pizzas close at 10am 

  • Thursday - Pizza day! 

  • Friday- Friday Freeze (ice blocks on sale for $2)


Covid cases and close contact

As you have no doubt heard, we have now moved to phase 3 of the Omicron response plan, but remain at Red under the Covid Protection framework. Here is what this means for us at school:

 

  • The wellbeing of our people (children, staff and community) remains our top priority. 

  • Our mitigation strategies will not change - in fact, we revisit these regularly and ensure we are all doing our best to mitigate risk. 

  • We continue to have zero tolerance to having anyone at school with symptoms. 

  • In phase 3 only positive cases and household contacts of covid positive cases are ‘required’ to isolate. This means that if a child is identified in a class as covid positive, other students ‘are not required’ to isolate. 

  • We will notify you if someone in your child’s class tests positive so you can monitor for symptoms. Your child is not required to isolate.  

 

What you need to do:

  • Keep your children home if they have any symptoms - assume they have covid and are a risk to other children. 

  • Notify us as soon as you hear that your child is covid positive.

  • Notify any associated contacts e.g. if your child had a sleepover or you held a gathering in your home during the infectious period. 

  • Those that test positive and their household members need to isolate for 10 days. 

  • If someone in your child’s class is covid positive, you can continue to send your child to school, but monitor for symptoms and get them tested if any develop. 

 

 

Symptoms 

From data collected from various schools, the MoE notified us today that many children with Omicron are displaying the following symptoms:

  • Runny nose 

  • Scratchy throat 

  • Upset stomach (some are reporting this as the only symptom) 

  • Headache 

 

Please do not ignore these symptoms. Again, assume it is Covid and consider the impact on our medically vulnerable children and staff with underlying health conditions.

 

Staffing over the next few weeks 

A heads up, that we are anticipating that there will be times when we have several staff away over the next few weeks. We have already had several needing to isolate or looking after their own children who have had to isolate, but we’ve been lucky to have managed internally so far. We are finding, like other schools, that getting relievers is getting harder. We will at all times do our best to minimise disruption to learning, however, please be patient if your child’s class is impacted due to us managing several people isolating at the same time. 

 

Masks

Please help us by ensuring your child (in year 4 and up) has their mask each day and at least a couple of spare ones in their bag. We have some spare for children to use when they forget theirs but in the recent days we have had a lot of children come up to the office needing one. 

 

We recommend having 5 in separate zip lock bags, with your child’s name and the day of the week. This way they can rotate through them and have back ups in case they lose one or it gets dirty. 

 

Thank you for your support. 

 

2022 Uniform Shop helpers

We're looking to put together a small group of people (2-3) who will be able to run our second hand uniform shop this year.

 

The uniform shop is open every second Friday (even weeks) from 8:30-9am approx. The role is not arduous and merely involves reminders to the school community of opening times, sorting and selling of the uniform (this is all easily done on Friday mornings). Helpers could work on a roster basis so minimal time commitment is required.

  

If you think you can help, or would like to know more about what’s involved, please contact Fran Chapman fchapman@clevedonschool.co.nz or Summer Deverell by phone 0274596561 or email summerdeverell@gmail.com 

 

Please note that as per the Health mandate for the education workforce, all workers (paid and unpaid) must be vaccinated. Any one assisting with the Uniform Shop will need to fill in the school’s vaccination register.   

 

Pizza day is back!  

We will restart our pizza days from Thursday 3 March. Ensure you have placed your orders via Kindo by Wednesday 10am the day prior. 


Pizzas are $3 for a quarter of a Domino's pizza. There are four flavours to choose from.


Our staff will wear gloves and masks to distribute the pizzas. They will be delivered to classrooms contactlessly. 

 

Wellbeing Support - parent workshops 

Support your child’s emotional wellbeing and help reduce stress for the whole whānau. The Triple P –

Positive Parenting Program® has helped thousands of Aotearoa families be happier, cope better with

stress, and enjoy family life more.


Choose the FREE online course that’s right for you, to help with child or teen anxiety, general

parenting issues, and supporting your child’s development. An entire range of tips and tools are all

available to all parents and caregivers in our region. Find out more at https://triplep.online/nzmoh

Free access to Triple P Online, Teen Triple P Online, and Fear-Less Triple P Online has been funded by

the New Zealand Ministry of Health, with support from Whāraurau.


Kelly Club

Kelly Club has a wonderful 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

 

Papakura Sea Eagles Rugby League Club

Please click here for information on registration.


Week 4, term 1 notices and reminders

  • Tuesday - 3 Way Conferences (on Zoom) - see details below 

  • Wednesday - 3 Way Conferences (on Zoom) - see details below 

  • Friday- Friday Freeze (ice blocks on sale for $2)


Close contacts, isolation and sickness 

If your child is identified as a ‘close contact’ or a ‘positive case’ please let us know straight away by calling the office during school hours or emailing principal@clevedonschool.co.nz if after office hours or on the weekend. The sooner we know, the sooner we can start our process of contact tracing if there is a need to do so. Please send a screenshot of the text or forward the email confirming a positive case. 


We again kindly remind you to keep your children home if they are unwell, and please don’t be offended if our staff call you to pick your children up when they have runny noses or coughs. 


There has been a bit of change with the move to Omicron Phase 2. This document helps explain what some of these changes are to isolation and contact tracing and aims to answer some of your frequently asked questions. 


3 Way Conferences (22nd and 23 February) 


  • Have you made a booking using the School Interview system? If you need help, call the office. 

  • Have you filled out the whānau information form for each of your children? Lost the form? Please email your child’s teacher. 

  • Are you Zoom ready?! All our interviews will be on Zoom. The class teacher will send you a link and an explanation on Monday. 

  • This letter, sent last week, has further information. 


These meetings are really important for us to develop a strong partnership with you. We hope to have all our families take part in these meetings, which are all virtual this year. 


2022 Class Ambassadors needed

We're looking to put together a new set of Class Ambassadors for 2022 who will be able to do just a few small things to help build community in each class and across the school. Would you be interested in volunteering, or at least finding out a little more about what is involved? We would love to have your help. 

  

If you think you can help, or would like to know more about what’s involved, please contact Summer Deverell by phone 0274596561 or email summerdeverell@gmail.com 


Please note that as per the Health mandate for the education workforce, all workers (paid and unpaid) must be vaccinated. Class Ambassadors will need to fill in the school’s vaccination register.   


Kelly Club

Our lovely Kelly Club has been hit hard by the pandemic over the last few years. If you’ve considered giving before and after school care a go for your child, it would greatly help an awesome local business. 


Kelly Club has a wonderful 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


Week 3, term 1 notices and reminders

A huge thank you for supporting us to keep everyone safe. We appreciate you ensuring you have masks on correctly when picking up and dropping off and not gathering around our gates, which can get very congested. 


Our children have been troopers and have settled back into school life beautifully, even with the measures we have in place. Thank you for all the preparation you’ve done for the start of the year. We know there’s a lot of ‘admin’ in general to get kids ready for school and more so after last year and the new settings in place. Thank you for all that you’ve done to ensure a smooth start for all. 


School App 

Today is the last day that we double up our comms by sending them via email and the App. From next week we will only use the App for regular notices and letters. Please ensure your App is logged in and check your notification settings. 


If you need any help with logging in, please call our office and one of our staff will be able to assist you.


Drop offs from next week

From next week our gates will be open from 8:30-9:00am from ‘at the gate’ drop offs. Kindly drop your children off between these times. Our Tōtara children have settled in well and we expect that from next week they will be dropped off at the gate please. We will only have parents onsite in exceptional circumstances. Thank you for your understanding. 


Close contacts, isolation and sickness 

If your child is identified as a ‘close contact’ please let us know straight away. Please also note that on Thursday 9 February the Ministry advised us that all close contacts and those who are positive cases, must show the school a clearance letter from the MoH before being allowed back to school. Children needing to isolate will be provided with learning. 


We are putting many measures in place at school to keep our children and our staff safe. We are also trying our best to mitigate the need to close large parts of the school in the likely event of having positive cases at school. We do need your cooperation please to ensure we can do this. Please keep your children home if they are unwell and please don’t be offended if our staff call you to pick your children up when they have runny noses or coughs. 


Our responsibility is to the whole school community, including our medically vulnerable children, of which we have several, and our staff members who themselves may have underlying health conditions or vulnerable people at home. We realise there are many inconveniences at this time - we feel it too - but let’s, in our usual Clevedon kaupapa, keep everyone’s health and wellbeing in mind. 


Friday Freeze 

An ice block will be a welcome relief for many of our kids on these hot days. We will start with our Friday Freeze again next week. 


Details:

  • Lemonade ice blocks only -  $2 each

  • Please send your child with a coin if you would like them to have one (Fridays only)

  • Teachers will take orders in class in the morning and the ice blocks will be dropped off to each class (contactless) by our student leaders 


3 Way Conferences (22nd and 23 February) 

You should have received this letter in your inbox this week. Please ensure you have a booking for each of  your children and please fill out the whānau information form that was linked in the letter. The forms look the same but are different so that the right teacher gets the information for their own class. If you need the link again please contact your child’s teacher. If you need help with making a booking, please contact our friendly office staff.


These meetings are really important for us to develop a strong partnership with you. We hope to have all our families take part in these meetings, which are all virtual this year. 


Scholastic Book Club 

Your child may have brought home a Scholastic Book Club brochure. To order books for your child please go to scholastic.co.nz/LOOP. They are at great prices and our school gets Scholastic dollars to spend on books for our library. 


Please note that our school does not take orders directly, but ordering online is super easy! 


TaxGift

We’ve had a few queries from parents about how to set TaxGift up. Please see below for how to do this on your Kindo account. By choosing to TaxGift your tax credit when you next donate via myKindo, you will be supporting us even further at absolutely no cost to you.

 

How to…

Once you have logged into your Kindo account, head to the “my details” tab.  Here you will see an option to “edit rebate tax agent”. Simply click on this and select “TaxGift” as your preferred assignee.  It’s as easy as that to boost your donation to our school!

 

To amplify your donation even further, if you haven’t claimed your tax credit in the past 4 years on your school donations, you can gift these to our school too by ticking the “send past receipts” option.


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



Week 2, term 1 notices and reminders

  • Sunday - Waitangi day

  • Monday - Waitangi day observed - school closed 



We wish you a happy Waitangi day for Sunday 6 February and a lovely nice weekend with your whānau. The Parenting Place recently shared an article on talking about Waitangi Day with kids. It’s a nice read and you can access it here


School App 

We will continue to send messages via email and the App until the end of next week. Kindly ensure your App is still logged in and your notification settings are correct. From week 3, most notices will only be via the App. 


If you need any help with logging in, then please call our office and one of our staff will be able to assist you.


Your contact details

Please check that your contact details are all correct and up to date on our system. You can check this by going to ‘my child’ on the school App. If anything is incorrect please contact the office office@clevedonschool.co.nz promptly. In these uncertain times it is crucial that we are able to contact you quickly. 


Stationery and school donations 

If you haven’t already done so, please log into Kindo to purchase your child’s stationery for the year. Teachers are keen to get stuck into learning and the quicker all children are sorted with stationery the less disruption this will cause. Thank you for your support. 


We would also greatly appreciate you paying the school donations if you are in a position to do so. These can also be done through Kindo. Being a high decile school means relying more heavily on fundraisers and school donations to make our school the best it can be. With the lockdowns most of our usual fundraising activities were impacted or cancelled last year and possibly again this year. Any support is appreciated and we thank you as always for all the different ways you support our school. 


Road patrol - parent helpers needed 

We are looking for any parents who are able to support us by doing crossing duties. We need one parent each morning (8:30-9:00am) and two parents each afternoon (2:55-3:15pm). If you can help us out, please email Donna at the office with the days of your availability. 


Please note that as per the Health mandate for the education workforce, all workers (paid and unpaid) must be vaccinated. If you can help, we will request that our vaccination register is filled in.   


Second hand uniform shop 

The uniform shop will be open again next week as demand was high this morning. You can use the new footgate near the hall or come in via the North Road gate. Please ensure you sign in using our sign in sheet and the QR code. All visitors to our site need to be wearing a mask correctly please. 


Hot days…

Kindly remember to send your children to school with plenty of water and ensure they have sunscreen on in the morning. A named container of sunscreen in their bag is a great idea as we have had two very hot days so far. 


Our water fountains are closed under the Red setting, so please make sure that your child has a named drink bottle. They can still fill up bottles at school if they need more water. 


Team newsletters 

Please click on the links below to see what our team’s have planned for this term:

Tōtara

Pohutukawa

Kauri

Kōwhai


STEM lab supplies

The STEM lab would like to ask for donations from the community for learning in STEM. 


We are immediately looking for old or broken sunglasses (UV rated and unrated), old but clean UV rated togs/rashies and expired sunscreen. If you have any of these items you’d be willing to donate, could you please send them with your child to school by Friday 11 February for Mrs McAra (STEM lab and room 6 teacher). 


Other items we are always keen to accept are untreated timber, cardboard tubes (not toilet rolls), ice cream containers with lids, milk bottle tops, wire, building supplies e.g. nails and screws. If you have any of these items or anything else you think may be of use please email Katie, kmcara@clevedonschool.co.nz. Thank you in advance. 


Wellbeing Support - parent workshops 

Support your child’s emotional wellbeing and help reduce stress for the whole whānau. The Triple P –

Positive Parenting Program® has helped thousands of Aotearoa families be happier, cope better with

stress, and enjoy family life more.


Choose the FREE online course that’s right for you, to help with child or teen anxiety, general

parenting issues, and supporting your child’s development. An entire range of tips and tools are all

available to all parents and caregivers in our region. Find out more at https://triplep.online/nzmoh

Free access to Triple P Online, Teen Triple P Online, and Fear-Less Triple P Online has been funded by

the New Zealand Ministry of Health, with support from Whāraurau.


Potential impact of Omicron on school transport 

The Omicron variant of Covid-19 is likely to have a significant impact on our communities over the coming months.

One of the groups that will be affected is our school transport drivers. It is highly likely that some school transport services will need to be cancelled at very short notice due to drivers being unavailable (either by having contracted Covid-19 or by being a close contact of a Covid-19 positive person) and it is unlikely that there will be replacement drivers readily available.

In the event that a driver is identified as a Covid-19 positive case, please note that we will work with the Ministry of Health on the appropriate next steps, including whether the students on that bus need to self-isolate.

 

Preparing for disruption

It is important that you are prepared for the possibility that the school transport service is cancelled at some point over the next few months.

You will need to have your own plans in place for transporting your children to and from school in the event of their school transport not operating.

 

What happens when a school transport service is cancelled?

Our transport service provider will let us know as early as they can if a service is going to be cancelled. They have also been instructed to let us know the duration that they expect the service to be cancelled for. We will then pass on this information to affected students and caregivers as soon as possible.


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 1


In case you missed it last week… 


Term dates for 2022

Please see below for our school opening dates for 2022. 

Term 1:  Thursday 3 February - Thursday 14 April               

Term 2:  Monday 2 May - Friday 8 July                  

Term 3:  Monday 25 July - Friday 30 September             

Term 4:  Monday 17 October - Wednesday 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 2022. These dates are on our school calendar and are listed below. 


Dates as follows:

Term 1:

  • Tuesday 1 February and Wednesday 2 February 

  • Friday 18 March (week 7)


Term 2: 

  • Friday 3 June (week 5)  - Kāhui Ako Conference (Friday before Queen’s Birthday)



We’re a TaxGift school: TaxGift grows your donation!

We’re excited to announce a new partnership between Kindo and TaxGift, which you’ll see when you donate to us next year.

With TaxGift, your gift grows at no cost to you with the gift of your donation tax credit. By choosing to TaxGift your tax credit when you next donate via myKindo, you will be supporting us even further at absolutely no cost to you.

It’s the easiest gift you’ll ever give us: simply TaxGift us your donation tax credits on your gifts to us from this year forward. It takes less than a minute to opt in, then the friendly folks at TaxGift and myKindo will work together to make it happen.

Haven’t claimed donation tax credits before?

Gift them to us! If you haven’t claimed your donation tax credits on your gifts to us in the last four years, you can donate them to us with a simple tick of the historic tax credits box in the TaxGift form.


With TaxGift, every $100 that you give to us can become up to $148 without you paying anything further! 

TaxGift grows gifts: opt in for us when you pay your donations via Kindo!

Questions about how it works? Check out the FAQs on TaxGift’s website here: then opt in and watch your donation grow.


Week 1, Term 1 notices and reminders


Nau mai hoki mai ki ngā whānau o Clevedon 


The staff wish to welcome you all back to the 2022 school year, due to start on Thursday 3 February. We hope you have all had a restful summer break and enjoyed time with your children, after what was another trying year for many. We know that 2022 hasn’t quite started how we all hoped, but as always we will do our very best to support our children to transition back and for whatever the year may bring. 


Staff are working hard over the next week to further plan and prepare for the year ahead. We are preparing the school for the red traffic light setting and are ensuring we follow all Ministries of Health and Education guidelines carefully. This letter was sent out with information on what this means for us at school. 


We know some of our children (and parents) are anxious to find out class placements for the year. Your child’s new teacher will send an email to you in the next few days to introduce themselves. Please note that class lists are not final until you receive this ‘official’ email from the teacher as we continue to make tweaks due to children leaving or coming into the school and a variety of other staffing factors. The school structure for the year is below for your reference. 


We wish to extend a special warm welcome to our new families who will be joining us for the first time this year. We look forward to working alongside you to educate your children and we thank you for choosing our school.  


Below you will find some information for the first couple of weeks in preparation for the term ahead. If you have any questions please feel free to call us once the office reopens next week on Tuesday. 


Ngā mihi


Edeh Sullivan 

Principal 


  • Thursday 3 February - First day of school (children to go directly to new classrooms)

  • Monday 7 February - Waitangi day observed (no school)


School opening under ‘Red’ setting

Please see this letter for information on the Red traffic light setting and what this means for school. This was sent out to you earlier this week. We urge you to read the information carefully and discuss some aspects with your children. Thank you, as always, for supporting us in these unusual times.  


School office opening hours next week 

The school office will be open on Friday this week and Tuesday and Wednesday next week from 9am-2pm, should you have any questions or need anything prior to school opening. Please ensure you call or email us if you have any queries. Should it be necessary for you to come in, our admin staff will make arrangements with you. 


Admin block building projects

Please note that our admin block is still under construction and is being refurbished. We are hoping to be able to move the reception team back into the building in the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, our office staff are working out of the Teacher Resource Room (between rooms 2 and 3). It is crucial that you call us instead of popping in under the ‘red’ setting. 


Staffing update 

We were sad this week to receive Miss Miranda Huang’s resignation. Miranda is leaving us due to some personal/health related reasons. We are so gutted to see Miranda leave us, but are fully supportive of her decision to look after herself and her health and will happily welcome her back when she is ready. 


We are in the fortunate position to be able to have Chene Oosthuysen, who we recruited for a different position, start in Miranda’s class from day one. Miranda will support Chene for a few weeks to ensure a smooth start. 


School structure 2022 and staffing 

A letter from your child's teacher will come out to you this week, so they know where to go on day one. 


  • Tōtara team - year 0-2 

    • Mrs Jodie Boyle (team leader) and Mrs Letitia Lane - The pod (year 0-1)

    • Miss Damson McGregor - room 5 (year 1)

    • Miss Chene Oosthuysen - room 11 (year 2)

      • We welcome Chene who is embarking on her teaching career at our school, although she has experience in early childhood settings. 

    • Mrs Rachel Ryan and Ms Lauren Comley - room 12 (year 2)

    • Miss Stevie Courtney - room 13 (year 2)


  • Pohutukawa team - year 3-4

    • Mr Chris Morgan (team leader) - room 15 (year 3-4)

    • Miss Maddy Taylor - room 16 (year 3-4)

    • Mrs Jalena Eade - room 4 (year 3-4)


  • Kauri team - year 5-6 

    • Mr Craig Smith (team leader) - room 2 (year 5-6)

    • Mrs Elme Meiring - room 1 (year 5-6)

    • Mr Liam Shepherd - room 3 (year 5)

  • We welcome Mr Liam Shepherd to our school. Liam will be a wonderful addition to our team with experience both in NZ and overseas and is covering for Mrs Pearse while she is on maternity leave in 2022. 


  • Kōwhai team - year 6-8 

    • Mrs Stacey Connolly (team leader) and Katie McAra - room 6 (year 7-8)

      • Katie will teach room 6 two days a week this year as Stacey carries out additional duties

    • Miss Rachel Walker - room 7 (year 6-7)

    • Mrs Jules Herlihy - room 8 (year 7-8)

    • Mrs Katie McAra - STEM lab (2 days per week)


  • Other key teaching staff 

    • Mrs Kylee Elliott - Reading Recovery 

    • Mr Wayne Nel - Learning Support Coordinator 

    • Ms Jo Odds - Arts Specialist 

    • Mrs Juls Mills - Release and additional learning support 

    • Mrs Sarah Park - Deputy Principal

    • Mrs Edeh Sullivan - Principal  


  • Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo)

Mrs Jodie Boyle will pick up the SENCo role at our school from this year and moving forward. Jodie 

has experience in this area and will be a wonderful part of the team alongside Mr Wayne Nel who is our Learning Support Coordinator (LSC). 


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, and others for the next couple of weeks will be 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. 


This letter explains the stationery requirements for 2022. Stationery packs will be available for you to pay on your Kindo account from Wednesday 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. 


We realise there are some supply issues with iPads at stores. There is no need to stress if you are struggling to source one. There are shared devices for children to use at school should they need it. 


Uniform 2022 

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

 

Term dates for 2022

Please see below for our school opening dates for 2022. 

Term 1:  Thursday 3 February - Thursday 14 April               

Term 2:  Monday 2 May - Friday 8 July                  

Term 3:  Monday 25 July - Friday 30 September             

Term 4:  Monday 17 October - Wednesday 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 2022. These dates are on our school calendar and are listed below. 


Dates as follows:

Term 1:

  • Tuesday 1 February and Wednesday 2 February 

  • Friday 18 March (week 7)


Term 2: 

  • Friday 3 June (week 5)  - Kāhui Ako Conference (Friday before Queen’s Birthday)


A message from Kelly Club (before and after school care)...

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

With NZ moving to the Red Level setting of the new framework, we just wanted to assure you that the Kelly Club "Protect Each Other" framework, which has been in place since the 2020 lockdowns and has continuously been updated in accordance with the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education advice, is in place and allows us to continue to operate safely at the Red Light setting.

Please visit kellyclub.co.nz/covid19 to read how things work at each traffic light colour.

There will be some changes to the way Kelly Club operates, similar to how we've run our recent holiday programme and we'll communicate these directly with Kelly Club Clevedon Parents via email, in due course. In the meantime, we'd encourage parents to make your before and after school care bookings at www.kellyclub.co.nz/clevedon

Any further questions please email Kelly Club direct clevedon@kellyclub.co.nz

Coach Bradley and the team are really looking forward to seeing you and your children again really soon!


Changes to the bus provider for 2022

The Ministry of Education has advised us that Howick and Eastern Buses have been contracted to do our school bus routes, instead of Murphy’s Buses. Lisa, our current bus driver extraordinaire, will continue her routes, and Howick and Eastern will employ someone for the Kawakawa Bay route. 


There are no changes to bus routes. You can find more information about buses by going to our website


Back to school transitioning tips from the Seasons for Growth programme 

Transitioning back into the new year after the holiday period and the disruptions of 2021, 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 sports 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.


We’re a TaxGift school: TaxGift grows your donation!

We’re excited to announce a new partnership between Kindo and TaxGift, which you’ll see when you donate to us next year.

With TaxGift, your gift grows at no cost to you with the gift of your donation tax credit. By choosing to TaxGift your tax credit when you next donate via myKindo, you will be supporting us even further at absolutely no cost to you.

It’s the easiest gift you’ll ever give us: simply TaxGift us your donation tax credits on your gifts to us from this year forward. It takes less than a minute to opt in, then the friendly folks at TaxGift and myKindo will work together to make it happen.

Haven’t claimed donation tax credits before?

Gift them to us! If you haven’t claimed your donation tax credits on your gifts to us in the last four years, you can donate them to us with a simple tick of the historic tax credits box in the TaxGift form.


With TaxGift, every $100 that you give to us can become up to $148 without you paying anything further! 

TaxGift grows gifts: opt in for us when you pay your donations via Kindo!

Questions about how it works? Check out the FAQs on TaxGift’s website here: then opt in and watch your donation grow.

Clevedon School Cycling (Mountain biking)

Whānau of students in year 7-8 interested in representing Clevedon School in the Auckland Schools Mountain Biking should read this letter and register their interest before Tuesday 8 February. For more information please email Mr Smith at csmith@clevedonschool.co.nz.













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