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Weekly notices


Term 3 - Week 1 notices and reminders


  • Thursday - Pizza day

  • Friday - Food day - Sausages ($2.50), ice blocks and flavoured milk for sale ($2)


Kia ora koutou

As we reach the end of term 2, I want to extend our heartfelt thanks to all our parents and whānau for your unwavering support and involvement in our school community. It has been a busy term for us with many events such as cross country, Matariki, athon, upstander week, Pink Shirt day etc. Our teachers have been incredibly busy with assessments and report writing, on top of the amazing work they already do.  

A very special thank you goes out to our dedicated teachers, who have worked tirelessly to ensure that each student receives the attention and support they need. The time and effort put into assessments and reporting have been immense, and we are incredibly grateful for their commitment and hard work.

Looking ahead to term 3, we are excited to refocus our learning based on the fresh assessment data collected this term. This data will help us tailor our teaching strategies to better meet the needs of each student, ensuring that they continue to grow and succeed in their educational journey. Please remember to get in touch with your child’s teacher if you have any questions at any time. They are always happy to connect with you. 

Term 3 will also see the excitement build up toward our annual Agriculture Day. Keep a look out for information on this big event in these notices next term. 

Thank you once again for your support and for joining us at our school events. Your involvement plays a crucial role in fostering a strong and supportive learning environment for our children. We look forward to another productive and engaging term ahead.

Ngā mihi nui

Edeh Sullivan 
Principal 


Uniform 

We will still be in winter uniform in term three and kindly ask that your child has a school jumper and plain (mainly) black shoes. 


Looking forward to 2025 

With The Meadows development on its way, we have been carefully looking at our numbers each year to plan as best we can. With some uncertainty around when the impact of this will be felt for us, we are doing our best to be as organised as we can. 


We ask that if you know your child will not be returning to school next year, that you let Karen Pallister know as soon as possible. Please do this by emailing either the office or preferably kpallister@clevedonschool.co.nz 


If you have preschoolers, please also ensure the office has their details, in particular their start date. If you know of other whānau in the community with preschoolers, who don’t have older tamariki with us, please also encourage them to be in touch. 


Thank you for your support. 


Bizzy Bodz holiday programme

Please click here for more information on what Bizzy Bodz offers over the school holidays. Bookings are made directly with them. 












Term 2 - Week 10 notices and reminders


  • Thursday - Pizza day

  • Thursday - Student led conferences 

  • Friday - Food day - Sausages ($2.50), ice blocks and flavoured milk for sale ($2)

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

  • Friday - Last day of term 2 


We wish all our whānau and members of our community a joyful and peaceful Matariki. This special time marks a new beginning and a chance to reflect on the past while looking forward to the future. May the stars of Matariki bring you hope, inspiration, and a sense of unity. 


Mānawatia a Matariki! Enjoy this time with your whānau and celebrate the rich traditions that connect us all. 


Matariki morning (Friday) beach meet up 

Some of our staff will be outside Umupuia Marae on the beach on Friday morning at around 6am to see Matariki. We’ve done this in the past and our whānau who have attended have reported that it is a beautiful way to start the Māori new year. 


If you are attending, we encourage you to dress warm, bring your own hot drink and think about setting intentions for the year ahead. 


There is no set programme from us - just a gathering and a way to come together and see the new year in. 


Student led conferences

A quick reminder to ensure you have booked your student led conference. For more information click on this letterPlease note that our conferences begin at 2:30, however the school will remain open until 3pm as usual. Students who have 2:30 conference bookings will be waiting for their parents in their classrooms and the rest of the school will be in the hall at an assembly.


Looking forward to 2025 

With The Meadows development on its way, we have been carefully looking at our numbers each year to plan as best we can. With some uncertainty around when the impact of this will be felt for us, we are doing our best to be as organised as we can. 


We ask that if you know your child will not be returning to school next year, that you let Karen Pallister know as soon as possible. Please do this by emailing either the office or preferably kpallister@clevedonschool.co.nz 


If you have preschoolers, please also ensure the office has their details, in particular their start date. If you know of other whānau in the community with preschoolers, who don’t have older tamariki with us, please also encourage them to be in touch. 


Thank you for your support. 


Bizzy Bodz holiday programme

Please click here for more information on what Bizzy Bodz offers over the school holidays. Bookings are made directly with them. 







Term 2 - Week 9 notices and reminders


  • Thursday - Pizza day

  • Friday - Food day - Sausages ($2.50), ice blocks and flavoured milk for sale ($2)

  • Thursday - Matariki celebration at school 

  • Friday - Mānawatia a Matariki — Happy Matariki - School closed 



Matariki celebration 

We will be celebrating Matariki at school on Thursday, 27 June (next week). We warmly invite you to join us from 9:30am for a special assembly followed by time in the classrooms. 


Friday, 28 June is a public holiday for Matariki. 


Matariki morning (Friday) marae meet up 

Some of our staff will be outside Umupuia Marae on Friday morning at around 6am to see Matariki. We’ve done this in the past and our whānau who have attended have reported that it is a beautiful way to start the Māori new year. 


If you are attending, we encourage you to dress warm, bring your own hot drink and think about setting intentions for the year ahead. 


There is no set programme from us - just a gathering and a way to come together and see the new year in. 


Looking forward to 2025 

With The Meadows development on its way, we have been carefully looking at our numbers each year to plan as best we can. With some uncertainty around when the impact of this will be felt for us, we are doing our best to be as organised as we can. 


We ask that if you know your child will not be returning to school next year, that you let Karen Pallister know as soon as possible. Please do this by emailing either the office or preferably kpallister@clevedonschool.co.nz 


If you have preschoolers, please also ensure the office has their details, in particular their start date. If you know of other whānau in the community with preschoolers, who don’t have older tamariki with us, please also encourage them to be in touch. 


Thank you for your support. 


Student led conferences

A quick reminder to ensure you have booked your student led conference. For more information click on this letterPlease note that our conferences begin at 2:30pm, however the school will remain open until 3pm, as usual. Students who have 2:30pm conference bookings will be waiting for their parents in their classrooms and the rest of the school will be in the hall at an assembly.


Friday sausage sizzles - terms 2 and 3

The PTFA are running the Friday sausage sizzles in terms 2 and 3. We have a small group of parents who regularly help out with this, but to spread the load, we would like to add more people to the list of those we can call upon. Help is needed every Friday 11.45am - 1.15pm.


We need BBQers and assemblers. Full training will be given! If you're only able to do one Friday in the term, we'd still love to have you on the list. 


If you think you might be able to help or you have questions, please contact Sallie Norman on 021-372-462, by phone, text or WhatsApp. If you're already on the list from this term, there's no need to get in touch. Thank you very much in advance.


Agriculture Day 

It is that time of year again where we begin to think about our Ag Day. Please click on this link to read important information for Agriculture day 2024. All calves, lambs and kids must be born between 1 June to 31 July 2024. Chickens must be born between the 1st and 30th of June 2024. On Thursday 27 June straight after the Matariki celebration (11am) we will have a question and answer session for any parents new to Ag day.


Bizzy Bodz holiday programme

Please click here for more information on what Bizzy Bodz offers over the school holidays. Bookings are made directly with them. 




Term 2 - Week 8 notices and reminders


  • Thursday - Pizza day

  • Friday - Food day - Sausages ($2.50), ice blocks and flavoured milk for sale ($2)

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

  • Friday - Mufti day - Jammies in June (see below) 


Mathathon-sponsorship money due Friday

Our annual athon is one of our main school focused fundraisers. If you haven’t already done so, please send any sponsorship money to school by the middle of next week. Thank you to those that have already supported us with this. 


Payment can be made in cash (please use the plastic bag provided OR through the school account )

Bank Account details: 12-3031-0703239-00 

Reference details - e.g John S R6 athon 

  • Child’s name:

  • ‘Room number’ athon 


Jammies in June

Once again, our school will be participating in the Jammies in June. 


This initiative hopes to distribute 15,000 Jammies to children at Kidz First and many primary schools that the foundation supports through the Mana Kidz School Health programme. The hospital and school nurses are bracing for a tough, busy winter and knowing they can give a child in  their care warm pyjamas or blankets through your kindness will make such a difference. 


To support this initiative we will be holding a pyjama mufti day on Friday. If you could donate a pair or more of warm NEW pyjamas or blankets, it would be greatly appreciated. 


Save the date - Matariki

We will be celebrating Matariki at school on Thursday, 27 June. We warmly invite you to join us from 9:30am for a special assembly followed by time in the classrooms. 


Friday, 28 June is a public holiday for Matariki. 


Student led conferences

A quick reminder to ensure you have booked your student led conference. For more information click on this letter.


Curriculum related matters 

A reminder that our website holds quite a bit of information on our school curriculum and assessment practices. Please click on the learning tab at the top and you scroll down to a tab that interests you. If you have any questions about your child’s learning at any time, please contact your child’s teacher to make an appointment. 









Term 2 - Week 7 notices and reminders


  • Thursday - Pizza day

  • Friday - Food day - Sausages ($2.50), ice blocks and flavoured milk for sale ($2)

  • Friday - Mathathon money due back to school


Mathathon-sponsorship money due Friday

Today our students were tested on their mathathon questions. They all did really well and we thank you for supporting them at home to learn their basic facts. We now ask that you please return your sponsorship money to school by Friday, 14 June. This money will be used to help us provide much needed resources in our classrooms.


Payment can be made in cash (please use the plastic bag provided OR through the school account )

Bank Account details: 12-3031-0703239-00 

Reference details - e.g John S R6 athon 

  • Child’s name:

  • ‘Room number’ athon 


Jammies in June

Once again, our school will be participating in the Jammies in June fundraiser. Dame Valerie Adams leads the Jammie Army to warm up 15,000 children this winter. Many children are being admitted to Kidz First Hospital with respiratory illnesses because they live in cold, damp houses. 


This initiative hopes to distribute 15,000 Jammies to children at Kidz First and many primary schools that the Foundation supports through the Mana Kidz School Health programme. The hospital and School Nurses are bracing for a tough, busy winter and knowing they can give a child in their care warm pyjamas through your kindness will make such a difference. 


To support this initiative we will be holding a pyjama mufti day on Friday, 21 June. If you could donate a pair or more of warm NEW pyjamas or blankets, it would be greatly appreciated.


Save the date - Matariki

We will be celebrating Matariki at school on Thursday, 27 June. We warmly invite you to join us from 9:30am for a special assembly followed by time in the classrooms. 


Friday, 28 June is a public holiday for Matariki. 


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Student led conferences

Our student led conferences will take place in the last week of this term on Thursday 4th July. This is an opportunity for students in years 1-8 to lead their own conference and communicate and share their learning with you. Please familiarise yourself with the information in this letter so you know what to expect and how to best support your child in making it a successful experience for them. Bookings can be made through our school app by clicking on the ‘interviews’ icon. You will receive a notification soon to let you know when you can make your booking.






Term 2 - Week 6 notices and reminders


  • Monday - King’s Birthday - public holiday 

  • Wednesday - ECCS netball fun day (Y5-8s who have opted in)

  • Thursday - Pizza day 

  • Friday - Mathathon testing day

  • Friday - Food day - Sausages ($2.50), ice blocks and flavoured milk for sale ($2)

  • Friday - Second hand uniform shop open 8:30 in the school hall


Thank you for supporting our Teacher Only Day today. Our staff are taking part in an all day workshop to improve our literacy practice. 


Our next teacher only day is on Monday, 18 November. 


Student led conferences

Our student led conferences will take place in the last week of this term on Thursday 4th July. This is an opportunity for students in years 1-8 to lead their own conference and communicate and share their learning with you. Please familiarise yourself with the information in this letter so you know what to expect and how to best support your child in making it a successful experience for them. Bookings can be made through our school app by clicking on the ‘interviews’ icon. You will receive a notification soon to let you know when you can make your booking.


Mathathon - 1 week until testing day!

Being able to instantly recall basic number facts is a pretty important skill to support mathematical thinking. Whilst at school we work on children understanding the concepts of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, we also need some good old fashioned memorisation of basic facts. 


Please help your child to learn the basic facts they have come home with. If the list level is not quite right, please speak to your child’s teacher. You can see the progression of the lists on our website


Testing day - Friday, 7 June 

Sponsorship money due in - Friday, 14 June


Save the date - Matariki

We will be celebrating Matariki at school on Thursday, 27 June. We warmly invite you to join us from 9:30am for a special assembly followed by time in the classrooms. 


Friday, 28 June is a public holiday for Matariki. 


Previously shared 


Te puna reo website 

This year we have been using a programme called Te Puna Reo to help our teachers and students with te reo and tikanga Māori. It has great videos and resources and helps us focus on our units. This programme is also available for any whānau that would like to see what we have been learning. If you would like to join the programme, please register by filling in this form. We will then add you to the website. The parent portal is a simpler version of what our kaiako (teachers) use. 


Te reo - karakia, waiata and learning focus 

We have had requests to make the karakia and waiata we teach available for whānau at home. We have published a page on our website with this information on it. You can access it by clicking here


Our curriculum

Our website houses a lot of information about our teaching and learning programmes. One of the pages on there explains how the curriculum is organised at our school and has links to various other documents. All our practices are reviewed often to ensure we are up to date with the latest requirements and new research. You can access the curriculum page by clicking here. Previously we shared links to our assessment practices too. You will find those on the website under the ‘learning’ tab as well. 


The New Zealand curriculum is going through quite a big change. As changes occur, we will respond and alter our practices accordingly. 








Term 2 - Week 5 notices and reminders


  • Thursday - Pizza day 

  • Friday - Food day - Sausages ($2.50), ice blocks and flavoured milk for sale ($2)

  • Friday - TEACHER ONLY DAY - school closed for students 

  • Monday 3 June - King’s Birthday - public holiday 


Teacher only day - Friday, 31 May

Please note that school will be closed to students on Friday, 31 May. Teachers will be engaging in professional learning on this day and are not available for supervision. This has been on our calendar since last year and communicated several times. 


Thank you to our PTFA 

Our PTFA has this week donated $10,000 to our school. These incredible ladies work so tirelessly to raise funds and create fun memories for our tamariki. Their dedication is always admirable. 


This year, we’re upgrading our kapa haka uniforms and these extra funds will help to pay for these. Our ākonga will benefit from their hard work for many years to come. 


Te puna reo website 

This year we have been using a programme called Te Puna Reo to help our teachers and students with te reo and tikanga Māori. It has great videos and resources and helps us focus on our units. This programme is also available for any whānau that would like to see what we have been learning. If you would like to join the programme, please register by filling in this form. We will then add you to the website. The parent portal is a simpler version of what our kaiako (teachers) use. 


Te reo - karakia, waiata and learning focus 

We have had requests to make the karakia and waiata we teach available for whānau at home. We have published a page on our website with this information on it. You can access it by clicking here


Mathathon - 2 weeks until testing day!

Being able to instantly recall basic number facts is a pretty important skill to support mathematical thinking. Whilst at school we work on children understanding the concepts of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, we also need some good old fashioned memorisation of basic facts. 


Please help your child to learn the basic facts they have come home with. If the list level is not quite right, please speak to your child’s teacher. You can see the progression of the lists on our website


Our curriculum

Our website houses a lot of information about our teaching and learning programmes. One of the pages on there explains how the curriculum is organised at our school and has links to various other documents. All our practices are reviewed often to ensure we are up to date with the latest requirements and new research. You can access the curriculum page by clicking here. Previously we shared links to our assessment practices too. You will find those on the website under the ‘learning’ tab as well. 


The New Zealand curriculum is going through quite a big change. As changes occur, we will respond and alter our practices accordingly. 


Agriculture Day 

It is that time of year again where we begin to think about our Ag Day. Please click on this link to read important information for Agriculture day 2024. All calves, lambs and kids must be born between 1 June to 31 July 2024. Chickens must be born between the 1st and 30th of June 2024. Order forms for chickens are now open on KINDO and the cost will be $11 each. Please click on this link for further information about chickens. The Ag day committee will hold their AGM meeting on Thursday, 30 May at 3.15pm (meet outside the school office). If you are thinking of joining a committee but are not sure which one, this is a small team of dedicated parents that meets about once a month in term three.







Term 2 - Week 4 notices and reminders


  • Thursday - Pizza day 

  • Friday - Food day - Sausages ($2.50), ice blocks and flavoured milk for sale ($2)

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

  • Friday - CROSS COUNTRY (see details below) 


Cross country 

Our school cross country event is scheduled for Friday 24 May. Please click here for a letter that outlines all the details for this day. 


Teacher only day - Friday, 31 May (week 5)

Please note that school will be closed to students on Friday, 31 May. Teachers will be engaging in professional learning on this day and are not available for supervision. 


Agriculture Day 

It is that time of year again where we begin to think about our Ag Day. Please click on this link to read important information for Agriculture day 2024. All calves, lambs and kids must be born between 1 June to 31 July 2024. Chickens must be born between the 1st and 30th of June 2024.  Order forms for chickens will open on KINDO today and the cost will be $11 each. Please click on this link for further information about chickens. The Ag day committee will hold their AGM meeting on Thursday, 30 May at 3.15pm (meet outside the school office). If you are thinking of joining a committee but are not sure which one, this is a small team of dedicated parents that meets about once a month in term three.


Mathathon - Let’s keep the momentum going! 

Being able to instantly recall basic number facts is a pretty important skill to support mathematical thinking. Whilst at school we work on children understanding the concepts of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, we also need some good old fashioned memorisation of basic facts. 


Please help your child to learn the basic facts they have come home with. If the list level is not quite right, please speak to your child’s teacher. You can see the progression of the lists on our website


Cross Country sausage sizzle - Fri 24 May 

The PTFA will be selling sausages at cross country next Friday, 24 May. We need volunteers for two sausage sizzle shifts - 9.15am-11am (Kauri and Kōwhai events) and 11.30am-1pm (Tōtara events). You will be able to pop away to watch your children running. If you are able to help please contact Sallie Norman on 021-372-462, by phone, text or WhatsApp. 


PTFA Volunteers Wanted!

Are you keen to be involved in our school community, making memories and awesome experiences for our children while raising much needed funds for our school? Come and join the PTFA! We would love some enthusiastic new faces on our executive committee or people keen to take a more active role in organising individual fundraising events like Christmas Lights, the school disco or speaker events. For more information, or to express your interest, please email ptfa@clevedonschool.co.nz


Te puna reo website 

This year we have been using a programme called Te Puna Reo to help our teachers and students with te reo and tikanga Māori. It has great videos and resources and helps us focus on our units. This programme is also available for any whānau that would like to see what we have been learning. If you would like to join the programme, please register by filling in this form. We will then add you to the website. The parent portal is a simpler version of what our kaiako (teachers) use. 



Library

We would appreciate parent volunteers to help cover some new books for our library. Please let Susanna smeyer@clevedonschool.co.nz know if you have a moment to spare.











Term 2 - Week 3 notices and reminders


Happy Mother’s Day to all the lovely women in our community. We hope you have a fantastic day. Thank you for all you do for our tamariki.



  • Thursday - Pizza day 

  • Friday - Food day - Sausages ($2.50), ice blocks and flavoured milk for sale ($2)

  • Friday - Pink Shirt day - mufti day 


Team newsletters 

Each team has shared their learning foci for the team in the documents below. As always, please email your child’s teacher if you have any queries about your child’s learning. You can always make an appointment to meet with the teacher if you need.


Tōtara team - year 0-3 

Kauri team - year 4-6 

Kōwhai team - Year 7-8


Upstander week 

One of our school values includes being an upstander. In reviewing our values, we picked this as some of our ākonga (students) told us, via a survey we do annually, that they don’t always know how to stand up for others or have others stand up for them if things go wrong. 


Next week, we will have our annual ‘upstander week’, which will conclude with Pink Shirt day (anti bullying) on Friday. During this week we will be looking at what being an upstander means and will also focus on our values of inclusion and compassion. 


We ask that students wear pink on Friday as we celebrate inclusion, diversity and being upstanders (no gold coin necessary). 



Mathathon

Being able to instantly recall basic number facts is a pretty important skill to support mathematical thinking. Whilst at school we work on children understanding the concepts of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, we also need some good old fashioned memorisation of basic facts. 


Please help your child to learn the basic facts they have come home with. If the list level is not quite right, please speak to your child’s teacher. You can see the progression of the lists on our website


Library

We would appreciate parent volunteers to help cover some new books for our library. Please let Susanna smeyer@clevedonschool.co.nz know if you have a moment to spare.


Ag day committee invitation

The Ag day committee will hold their AGM meeting on Thursday, 30 May at 3.15pm (meet outside the school office). If you are thinking of joining a committee but are not sure which one, this is a small team of dedicated parents that meets about once a month in term three. We know lots of our whānau are passionate about Ag Day. To keep this awesome event going for our tamariki, we need more parents to step up and be part of this committee. Come along to the first meeting and get to know the team. We would love to warmly welcome new members.



Previously shared - reminders:

Wizard of Oz - tickets are on sale!

We are very excited to announce that tickets for our school production of The Wizard of Oz are now on general sale! So dive in and get yours before they all sell out. Performances are all at the Clevedon Community Hall on the following dates and times:

  • Thursday 22nd August, 11.00am (dress rehearsal attended by the rest of the school)

  • Thursday 22nd August, 6.00pm

  • Friday 23rd August, 6.00pm


Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children aged 13 and under. We are selling tickets through a third party ticketing merchant here. Kindo is not involved on this occasion.


We also have souvenir T-shirts and hoodies for sale on Digitees here. Hop online and get your limited edition Wizard of Oz merchandise, designed by Izzy Milne.


Cross country 

Our school cross country event is scheduled for Friday 24 May. Please click here for a letter that outlines all the details for this day. 


Teacher only day - Friday, 31 May (week 5)

Please note that school will be closed to students on Friday, 31 May. Teachers will be engaging in professional learning around the new curriculum on this day and are not available for supervision. 


This is one of two teacher only days we have scheduled this year. The other being Monday, 18 November. 


Friday sausage sizzles - term 2

The PTFA will be running the Friday sausage sizzles again in term 2. We have a small group of parents who regularly help out with this, but to spread the load, we would like to add more people to the list of those we can call upon. Help is needed every Friday 11.45am - 1.15pm. We need BBQers and assemblers. Full training will be given! If you're only able to do one Friday in the term, we'd still love to have you on the list. 


If you think you might be able to help or you have questions, please contact Sallie Norman on 021-372-462, by phone, text or WhatsApp. If you're already on the list from last year, there's no need to get in touch. Thank you very much in advance.


Football training - Kelly Sports

Kelly Sports is offering football training sessions for year 5-8 students on Tuesdays at 3:15 at the Clevedon Football Club. Please click here for more information. 










Term 2 - Week 2 notices and reminders


  • Thursday - Pizza day 

  • Friday - Food day - Sausages, ice blocks and flavoured milk for sale 

  • Friday - MAGS day - Celebrating our Mums, Aunties and Grans  

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


Welcome back to Mrs Sarah Park 

We are thrilled to have our deputy principal, Mrs Sarah Park, back from maternity leave. In terms 2 and 3, Sarah will work on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and you can reach her by emailing dp@clevedon.school.nz 


MAGs day - Mothers, Aunties and Grans day 

On Friday, 10 May (next week) we would love to celebrate ‘MAGs 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. All whānau members are welcome



Math-athon 

We have our annual ‘athon’ this term where we focus on maths and basic facts. We are looking forward to some healthy competition between our classes. Your child should have come home with the information today. You can also access some slides for each set to help you practise with your child by clicking here. Please help us by getting behind this - both the learning and fundraising. We hope to improve our children’s instant recall of basic facts at the appropriate level for them, whilst raising some funds for our school. Thank you in advance for your support. 


Cross country 

Our school cross country event is scheduled for Friday 24 May. Please click here for a letter that outlines all the details for this day. 


Teacher only day - Friday, 31 May (week 5)

Please note that school will be closed to students on Friday, 31 May. Teachers will be engaging in professional learning around the new curriculum on this day and are not available for supervision. 


This is one of two teacher only days we have scheduled this year. The other being Monday, 18 November. 


Friday sausage sizzles - term 2

The PTFA will be running the Friday sausage sizzles again in term 2. We have a small group of parents who regularly help out with this, but to spread the load, we would like to add more people to the list of those we can call upon. Help is needed every Friday 11.45am - 1.15pm. We need BBQers and assemblers. Full training will be given! If you're only able to do one Friday in the term, we'd still love to have you on the list. 


If you think you might be able to help or you have questions, please contact Sallie Norman on 021-372-462, by phone, text or WhatsApp. If you're already on the list from last year, there's no need to get in touch. Thank you very much in advance.


Assessments and reporting 

Our teachers are busy with assessments this term to gauge how our tamariki are travelling in the first half of the year. You will receive a report from your child’s teacher on Monday, 1 July and your child will take you through their learning via the student-led conferences on Thursday, 4 July. Please mark this date on your calendar as we would like to have all our whānau attend these important meetings. 


You can read information on what we assess and how teachers make their judgments on our website. Please click on the links below if you are interested in reading more on this topic.

Assessment and reporting

Curriculum expectations and assessment tools 


We will update our practices and ways of operating as needed once the new curriculum is released. 


Photolife

You should have been emailed your child’s unique Key Code to go online to view and purchase 2024 school photos. If you have not received your email please keep an eye on their junk/spam folder. You will need to navigate the tabs on their website to see your child’s individual photo. 


Wizard of Oz - tickets are on sale!

We are very excited to announce that tickets for our school production of The Wizard of Oz are now on general sale! So dive in and get yours before they all sell out. Performances are all at the Clevedon Community Hall on the following dates and times:

  • Thursday 22nd August, 11.00am (dress rehearsal attended by the rest of the school)

  • Thursday 22nd August, 6.00pm

  • Friday 23rd August, 6.00pm


Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children aged 13 and under. We are selling tickets through a third party ticketing merchant here. Kindo is not involved on this occasion.


We also have souvenir T-shirts and hoodies for sale on Digitees here. Hop online and get your limited edition Wizard of Oz merchandise, designed by Izzy Milne.


Football training - Kelly Sports

Kelly Sports is offering football training sessions for year 5-8 students on Tuesdays at 3:15 at the Clevedon Football Club. Please click here for more information. 


Library

We would appreciate parent volunteers to help cover some new books for our library. Please let Susanna smeyer@clevedonschool.co.nz know if you have a moment to spare.


 










Term 2 - Week 1 notices and reminders


Kia ora whānau 


As the term ends, we want to wish you all a very happy and safe holiday. We look forward to welcoming our children back on Monday, 29 April. 


We want to also take the opportunity to say a huge thank you to the incredible parents on our PTFA. The core group of mums, who are parents just like us, work tirelessly to come up with ideas and ways to support us here at school. These ladies put in so much of their time and effort organising events and fundraisers for us and we couldn't be more grateful. They need your help though! If you ever have a spare moment to support these incredible women, please do respond to their pleas for help for an hour here or there when they ask for support, particularly as sausage sizzle season is about to start. It makes a big difference and takes the pressure off these volunteers. 


Have an awesome break everyone. See you in a couple of weeks. 


Ngā mihi

Edeh Sullivan 


  • Monday - Welcome back to term 2 

  • Thursday - Pizza day 

  • Friday - Food day - Sausages, ice blocks and flavoured milk for sale  

  • Friday - Mathathon forms come home 


Anzac Day Ceremony

On ANZAC day Clevedon School is again invited to participate in the Clevedon village ceremony. We would like as many students as possible to attend so that we can place the white crosses, lay the wreath and support our head boy and girl as they recite the poem. 


There will be a gathering at 9.30am on Thursday 25th April. The public can 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 full school uniform. 


Friday sausage sizzles - term 2

The PTFA will be running the Friday sausage sizzles again in term 2. We have a small group of parents who regularly help out with this, but to spread the load, we would like to add more people to the list of those we can call upon. Help is needed every Friday 11.45am - 1.15pm. We need BBQers and assemblers. Full training will be given! If you're only able to do one Friday in the term, we'd still love to have you on the list. 


If you think you might be able to help or you have questions, please contact Sallie Norman on 021-372-462, by phone, text or WhatsApp. If you're already on the list from last year, there's no need to get in touch. Thank you very much in advance.


Bizzy Bodz - Holiday Program

Please click here for the flyer with information on the Holiday Program.


Urgent - help needed with crossing duty 

We are in urgent need of parent volunteers to help us with crossing duty. This is an important role to help keep our tamariki safe. Currently, we need adults to cover the North Road crossing on Tuesday and Friday afternoons. We need one more person for Monday mornings on the Clevedon/Kawakawa Bay side of the school and for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons. If you normally drop off or pick up and are not in a rush, kindly consider helping us out. Your children do not need to be on crossing duty for you to volunteer. Junior parents are welcome! 


If you are able to help please email Mrs Boyle at 
jboyle@clevedonschool.co.nz 


Parent Place article on the social media platform ‘Discord’

We thought you may find this article helpful.



Next term’s learning 

You will receive a more detailed newsletter from each team early next term, which will outline the focus areas for reading, writing, maths, PE etc. In the meantime, below you will see what each team’s unit of inquiry will focus on, and our values focus schoolwide. If you have any questions about your child’s learning at any time, please email our teachers and arrange a face to face or phone meeting as needed. 


Year 0-3 unit of inquiry 

People use and change materials to suit their needs.


  • What are the different types of materials we have in the world? (man vs natural)

  • What are the properties of materials?

  • How do we use materials?

  • Why do people change materials?


Year 4-6 unit of inquiry 

The Earth’s position in space is essential for sustaining life.


  • How does the solar system work? 

  • Why is earth the only planet that can sustain life? 

  • How does the position of earth in space affect its conditions? 


Year 7-8 unit of inquiry

Scientific thinking helps us to understand our world.


  • How do science investigations help us to learn about our world?

  • Why is scientific curiosity important?

  • What are the methods and processes involved in scientific investigation?

  • How are scientific findings validated? 


School values focus 

Our school wide focus will be on Kia Whakapono | Be Trustworthy. The sub-values under this that we will be encouraging our tamariki to focus on are: Principled, responsible and accountable


You will remember that we reviewed and refreshed our school values last year based on feedback from whānau, tamariki and our kaiako (teachers). These are things we collectively believe our children need to develop. 


Other events learning opportunities 

Please check our school calendar for more dates and any updates.


  • Mathathon - starting in week 1 

  • MAGs celebration day - Mothers, Aunties & Grandmothers - week 2 Friday 

  • Māori whānau hui - week 3 Monday 13 May  

  • Pink mufti day as part of our Upstander Week - week 3 Friday 

  • Cross country - week 4 Friday 24 May 

  • Teacher only day - week 5 Friday 31 May

  • King’s birthday - week 6 Monday 3 June - school closed 

  • Athon testing - week 6 

  • Jammies in June mufti day - week 8 Friday (donation of blankets/jammies etc for Middlemore Foundation)

  • Matariki learning and celebration - week 9 

  • Student led conferences - week 10 Thursday 4 July


 















Term 1 - Week 11 notices and reminders


  • Tuesday - all library books due back

  • Thursday - Pizza day 

  • Friday - Ice blocks and flavoured milk for sale  

  • Friday - last day of term - see you back on Monday 29 April 


Library books due back

All school library books are due back by Tuesday this week, please. Have a good hunt at home and send anything with a Clevedon School library barcode on the back into school with your child. Books not returned by the end of term will be billed through Kindo. Thanks for helping us look after our library books!

Any queries re the school library should be directed to librarian@clevedonschool.co.nz.


Anzac Day Ceremony

On ANZAC day Clevedon School is again invited to participate in the Clevedon village ceremony. We would like as many students as possible to attend so that we can place the white crosses, lay the wreath and support our head boy and girl as they recite the poem. 


There will be a gathering at 9.30am on Thursday 25th April. The public can 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 full school uniform. 


Friday sausage sizzles - term 2

The PTFA will be running the Friday sausage sizzles again in term 2. We have a small group of parents who regularly help out with this, but to spread the load, we would like to add more people to the list of those we can call upon. Help is needed every Friday 11.45am - 1.15pm. We need BBQers and assemblers. Full training will be given! If you're only able to do one Friday in the term, we'd still love to have you on the list. 


If you think you might be able to help or you have questions, please contact Sallie Norman on 021-372-462, by phone, text or WhatsApp. If you're already on the list from last year, there's no need to get in touch. Thank you very much in advance.


Bizzy Bodz - Holiday Program

Please click here for the flyer with information on the Holiday Program.





Term 1 - Week 9 notices and reminders


  • Monday-Thursday - Year 7-8 Camp at Lakewood Lodge 

  • Thursday - Pizza day 

  • Thursday - Easter raffle drawn and a visit from the Easter bunny! 

  • Friday - Easter Friday - school closed 



Easter break 

Please note that school is closed on Friday, 29 March Monday, 1 April or Tuesday, 2 April. We look forward to welcoming our tamariki back on Wednesday, 3 April. 


Bizzy Bodz is offering a special day on Tuesday, 2 April. Please contact them directly if you would like to book your children into their programme on that day. Easter raffle 

Our amazing Easter raffles will be drawn on Thursday. If you haven't gotten your tickets in yet, please do so asap. 


The Easter bunny will be visiting us on Thursday to help us draw the prizes! 


Bizzy Bodz - Holiday Program

Please click here for the flyer with information on the Holiday Program.





Term 1 - Week 8 notices and reminders


  • Tuesday - PTFA AGM - see details below 

  • Thursday - Pizza day 

  • Friday - Ice Blocks and flavoured milk for sale 

  • Friday - Uniform shop open in the hall 8:30-9am 

  • Friday - Easter raffles due back to school  


Wizard of Oz production - how can you help?

Rehearsals are well underway with the year 4-8 students who have chosen to be part of the cast of our school production of the Wizard of Oz. Put the show dates in your diaries now - Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd August. Tickets will be on sale soon!


There is a lot of work to do behind the scenes and we’re hoping some of our community might have skills, materials or other things to offer:

  • Would you or someone you know be interested in sponsoring our production? Advertising space in programmes and on posters, plus a shout out at every show. We would love to hear from you!

  • Do you have experience or gear or contacts in the world of sound design or lighting design? We’re short of some essential gear (lighting and microphones in particular) and also keen for extra know-how in this area.

  • Can you help us out by getting some building materials? We’re going to build 4 small and 4 large, heavy duty ‘boxes’ for our scenery and need building materials and paint. We have the builders, just need the materials.

  • Do you happen to have a crystal ball or an old school ‘witchy’ broomstick we could borrow for the show (needed in term 3)?

  • We need a large projection screen and projector to show our digital scenery. Can you help (needed for show week)?

  • We need black draping on frames to create a corridor from the dressing room to the stage. Can you help (needed for show week)?


Please contact Cara Popping (cpopping@clevedonschool.co.nz) and Jo Odds (jodds@clevedonschool.co.nz) if you think you might just be the person we’re looking for with regards to any of the above. Thanks in advance for your help!


School donations and tax rebates 

With the end of the tax year rapidly approaching, we would like to remind you that if you make donations by  31 March 2024, you will be able to quickly claim your tax rebate on that donation from 1 April 2024.


Even better, you can use the Kindo Supergenerous integration and get this tax rebate gifted back to our school. Please see details of this below.



Your support makes a world of difference!  As we strive to maximise our funding and provide added benefits to our students, we ask you to consider making a donation now! By doing so, you can quickly claim your 33% tax rebate from 1 April 2024.


When you make your donation through myKindo, keep an eye out for the option to "amplify your donation" where you can choose to gift this tax rebate back to the school. Even if you don't typically claim rebates, consider selecting YES. It's a win-win situation. More funding means more resources for students.


See more at support.mykindo.co.nz


PTFA drinks and nibbles at the Blue Elephant - Tuesday 19 March

We warmly invite any parent or friend of Clevedon School to join us at the Blue Elephant Thai Restaurant in Clevedon, from 6.30pm on Tuesday 19th March for drinks and nibbles.


We will be discussing our plans for 2024 and gratefully accepting any offers of help on any of those planned projects, as well as gratefully accepting new ideas and suggestions. Our objective is jointly to raise money for the school AND to make memories for our children. So get your thinking caps on and come along for a drink!


We will also be holding our AGM that evening and we do need to appoint a new vice-chair and secretary to the exec team. These are not daunting tasks and we ask that you give some thought to whether you might be able to help with either of these roles. 


For further information and to RSVP, please email ptfa@clevedonschool.co.nz


Bizzy Bodz - Holiday Program

Please click here for the flyer with information on the Holiday Program






Term 1 - Week 7 notices and reminders


  • Thursday - Pizza day 

  • Thursday - Football Funday (for those taking part) 

  • Thursday and Friday - Science Roadshow 

  • Friday - GRIP leadership conference for all our year 7-8 students 

  • Friday - Ice Blocks and flavoured milk for sale 


Volunteers needed for Football Funday sausage sizzle

To raise funds for our school and to help put the FUN in Football Funday, we need volunteers to cook and sell sausages, water and flavoured milk on Thursday 14 March at McLennan Park, Papakura. We will roster our volunteers for just one hour, somewhere between 10am and 2pm. If you're able to help, please email Sallie@drainagetv.co.nz. Please do help us if you can, it's fun and not hard work! Thanks in advance.


Health curriculum consultation 

As part of our ongoing health curriculum review, we would like to seek parent input into the programmes we offer. Kindly take the time to let us know your thoughts on this short survey


You can also read more about our programmes by reading our health curriculum statement


Your input is much appreciated and will be used to review our programmes. 


School donations and tax rebates 

With the end of the tax year rapidly approaching, we would like to remind you that if you make donations by  31 March 2024, you will be able to quickly claim your tax rebate on that donation from 1 April 2024.


Even better, you can use the Kindo Supergenerous integration and get this tax rebate gifted back to our school. Please see details of this below.


Your support makes a world of difference!  As we strive to maximise our funding and provide added benefits to our students, we ask you to consider making a donation now! By doing so, you can quickly claim your 33% tax rebate from 1 April 2024.


When you make your donation through myKindo, keep an eye out for the option to "amplify your donation" where you can choose to gift this tax rebate back to the school. Even if you don't typically claim rebates, consider selecting YES. It's a win-win situation. More funding means more resources for students.


See more at support.mykindo.co.nz


PTFA drinks and nibbles at the Blue Elephant - Tuesday 19 March

We warmly invite any parent or friend of Clevedon School to join us at the Blue Elephant Thai Restaurant in Clevedon, from 6.30pm on Tuesday 19th March for drinks and nibbles.


We will be discussing our plans for 2024 and gratefully accepting any offers of help on any of those planned projects, as well as gratefully accepting new ideas and suggestions. Our objective is jointly to raise money for the school AND to make memories for our children. So get your thinking caps on and come along for a drink!


We will also be holding our AGM that evening and we do need to appoint a new vice-chair and secretary to the exec team. These are not daunting tasks and we ask that you give some thought to whether you might be able to help with either of these roles. 


For further information and to RSVP, please email ptfa@clevedonschool.co.nz


Shoe boxes

We are on the hunt for shoe boxes to be used for a project in the pod. If you have any empty shoe boxes at home please drop them off to Mrs Chapman in the pod.








Term 1 - Week 6 notices and reminders


  • Thursday - Pizza day 

  • Thursday - Year 4-8 swimming carnivals - click here for more information 

  • Friday - Year 0-3 swimming carnivals - click here for more information 

  • Friday - Ice Blocks and flavoured milk for sale  

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

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


Easter Raffle - Mufti (non uniform day) 

Our Easter raffle is back again! On Friday we will have a mufti day (cute bunny costumes welcome!). Bring an Easter item that will go into making our amazing raffles, which you will be able to purchase tickets for. 


  • Raffle tickets should be in your child’s bag next week. Please help us by selling as many as you can. 

  • The raffles are drawn later in the term, and the winners will not be disappointed! 




Health curriculum consultation 

As part of our ongoing health curriculum review, we would like to seek parent input into the programmes we offer. Kindly take the time to let us know your thoughts on this short survey


You can also read more about our programmes by reading our health curriculum statement


Your input is much appreciated and will be used to review our programmes. 


Road works - connection of the new services for Metlifecare

We have been advised that there are some major road works from Monday 4 March-16 March 2024. The following is what we understand from our conversation with the contractors: 


  • There will be one lane on the Clevedon-Kawakawa Bay Road from the roundabout to just before the school crossing - starting on Monday 4 March 2024. 

  • From the roundabout in all directions, there will be stop/go traffic signs.

  • They hope to be down to one lane for only 3 days.

  • During the night the Clevedon-Kawakawa Bay Road will be totally closed.

  • Road signs will be erected and maintained to alert drivers and pedestrians of this.


Please allow plenty of time at busy times and exercise patience, in particular around pick up and drop off times to keep all our children safe. 


Homestay for international students

We are looking for more families to host international students in their home for 1-4 weeks around June-August. If you are interested, please fill in this form. You can find the guidelines by clicking here. 


PTFA drinks and nibbles at the Blue Elephant - Tuesday 19 March

We warmly invite any parent or friend of Clevedon School to join us at the Blue Elephant Thai Restaurant in Clevedon, from 6.30pm on Tuesday 19th March for drinks and nibbles.


We will be discussing our plans for 2024 and gratefully accepting any offers of help on any of those planned projects, as well as gratefully accepting new ideas and suggestions. Our objective is jointly to raise money for the school AND to make memories for our children. So get your thinking caps on and come along for a drink!


We will also be holding our AGM that evening and we do need to appoint a new vice-chair and secretary to the exec team. These are not daunting tasks and we ask that you give some thought to whether you might be able to help with either of these roles. 


For further information and to RSVP, please email ptfa@clevedonschool.co.nz


The Uniform Shoppe - new uniforms 

We understand that stock has been low on some larger sizes at the Papakura Uniform Shoppe. We have been advised that they have skorts in stock now up to size 20 and the senior polo shirts are due by the end of next week. The polo shirt sizes are 10, 12, 14, 16, adult small, medium, large and XL. 


Quick reminders (shared previously) 

  • GRIP leadership conference for year 7-8 - Please complete permission forms for this on KINDO asap 

  • Science Roadshow for year 4-8 - Please complete payments for these on KINDO asap

  • Please drop off any unwanted uniform items for our second hand uniform shops to our office








Term 1 - Week 5 notices and reminders


  • Thursday - Pizza day 

  • Friday - Ice Blocks and flavoured milk for sale  


Whanaungatanga meetings - Thank you 

A huge thank you to all our whānau who attended our 3 way conferences. We know these meetings take some effort, particularly for our working families, and hope they were useful for you. Our teachers find these incredibly helpful as they ensure they get to know the children and their support networks better. 


If for some reason you weren’t able to attend on the night, please do contact your child’s teacher as they will be happy to find an alternative time to meet with you. If an online meeting is easier for you, this can also be arranged. 


Homestay families needed for international students 

We are calling for expressions of interest for any whānau that would like to host short term international students. Please click here to read the requirements for hosting international students in your home. 


Students often visit our school early in the year in January/February and again during the Northern Hemisphere’s summer, around June/July. Length of stay varies between 1-4 weeks, though 1 week has been the most common. Host families are remunerated depending on the agent’s fees. This is discussed at the time of placement. 


Please express your interest in hosting by filling out this form. When homestays are required, a member of staff will contact you. Thank you in advance. 


PTFA drinks and nibbles at the Blue Elephant - Tuesday 19 March

We warmly invite any parent or friend of Clevedon School to join us at the Blue Elephant Thai Restaurant in Clevedon, from 6.30pm on Tuesday 19th March for drinks and nibbles.


We will be discussing our plans for 2024 and gratefully accepting any offers of help on any of those planned projects, as well as gratefully accepting new ideas and suggestions. Our objective is jointly to raise money for the school AND to make memories for our children. So get your thinking caps on and come along for a drink!


We will also be holding our AGM that evening and we do need to appoint a new vice-chair and secretary to the exec team. These are not daunting tasks and we ask that you give some thought to whether you might be able to help with either of these roles. 


For further information and to RSVP, please email ptfa@clevedonschool.co.nz


Quick reminders (shared previously) 

  • GRIP leadership conference for year 7-8 - Please complete permission forms for this on KINDO asap 

  • Science Roadshow for year 4-8 - Please complete payments for these on KINDO asap

  • Please drop off any unwanted uniform items for our second hand uniform shops to our office

  • Swimming carnivals in week 6 - see last week’s notices 


Sports academy - Kelly Sports 

Kelly sports is offering a ‘sports academy’ for students in years 5-8 (the flyer says 5-6 but this is a typo). Please click on their flyer for more information and contact them directly if you have any queries. 










Term 1 - Week 4 notices and reminders


  • Wednesday and Thursday - Whanaungatanga meetings 

  • Wednesday - Pizza orders close at 10am 

  • Thursday - Pizza day 

  • Friday - Ice Blocks and flavoured milk for sale  

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


Whanaungatanga meetings (3 way conferences) 

  • Please ensure you have a booking - via the school app 

  • Check that you have filled out the parent information form for your child’s teacher

  • Please note that students attend this meeting with you

  • If you need support with the booking, please contact our office ladies


Keeping ourselves safe unit 

Keeping ourselves safe, a biannual programme that we run in partnership with the NZ police, starts next week. This letter, sent earlier this year, has more information on this programme. 


Student Leadership Opportunity - GRIP Conference for Y7/8 students

This letter is to give you information about an upcoming event open to all year 7/8 students who wish to develop their leadership abilities. If you would like your child to attend, please fill in all permissions on Kindo by Friday 23 February. 


Swimming carnivals

We are excited to be holding our non-competitive swimming carnivals in week 6 of this term. Kauri and Kōwhai teams will have theirs on Thursday, 7 March and Tōtara will have theirs on Friday, 8 March. Please see the respective notices linked for more information on event times and what to bring. 


Tōtara swimming carnival - Year 0-3


Kauri and Kōwhai swimming carnival - Year 4-8


Science Roadshow- for Y4-8

We are very fortunate to again be hosting the Science Roadshow at our school this year on Thursday, 14 and Friday, 15 March. As a result, we are able to have all our students from years 4-8 take part in a session over the two days the Roadshow is here. On these two days, several other schools in the area will be bringing their students to participate as well. Please click on this link for further information.


The cost of the session is $10.00 for students, which you can pay through your school KINDO account. For organisational purposes, please pay for this by Monday 4 March. Parents are welcome to visit the Roadshow at no cost. 


Homestay families needed for international students 

We are calling for expressions of interest for any whānau that would like to host short term international students. Please click here to read the requirements for hosting international students in your home. 


Students often visit our school early in the year in January/February and again during the Northern Hemisphere’s summer, around June/July. Length of stay varies between 1-4 weeks, though 1 week has been the most common. Host families are remunerated depending on the agent’s fees. This is discussed at the time of placement. 


Please express your interest in hosting by filling out this form. When homestays are required, a member of staff will contact you. Thank you in advance. 


Second hand uniform shops - uniforms needed 

If you have old uniforms that no longer fit your children please consider donating these to our uniform shop. We are in particular need of bigger sizes. Donating to the second hand uniform shop helps our families tremendously. Thank you in advance. 


Legacy tiles 

You may have noticed the legacy walls outside of our school hall. You are invited to purchase a tile inscribed with your child's or family's name to be included on our Legacy Wall. This fundraiser supports the school and creates a lasting history of your child’s years with us. If you are interested in doing so, please click on this link and fill in the form. 


Sports academy - Kelly Sports 

Kelly sports is offering a ‘sports academy’ for students in years 5-8 (the flyer says 5-6 but this is a typo). Please click on their flyer for more information and contact them directly if you have any queries. 











Term 1 - Week 3 notices and reminders


Today is the last day that we are sending messages via email and the school app. Starting Monday, messages will only be on the school app. Please ensure you have been set up and that you are still logged in. Our office ladies can help you. 


  • Wednesday - Pizza orders close at 10am 

  • Thursday - Pizza day 

  • Friday - Ice Blocks and flavoured milk for sale  


Whanaungatanga meetings (3 way conferences) 

Our whanaungatanga meetings are being held on Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd of February. This letter which was sent out last week, gives you more information on these meetings. 


If you haven’t already done so, please book your appointments via the school app. Details are in the letter. We look forward to engaging with all our whānau over these two nights. 


School uniform reminder

We kindly ask that parents support their children to be in the correct uniform daily, in particular the correct shoes. The summer uniform is sandals and they are to be mostly black - this does not include crocs. 


Hats are also crucial this time of year. You do not need to purchase the school uniform hat, however, hats need to be navy blue or as close to our school blue as possible. They are available at a reasonable price at The Warehouse and Kmart. 


Please support us by ensuring your child is not coming in the latest, most expensive sneakers and baseball caps. They will be asked to take them off. 


Thank you for your support. 


Waste free weekdays 

We would like to encourage all our families to ensure lunch boxes are waste free. This will help us greatly at school and help reduce waste. Teachers may share some lunchbox ideas with you on Seesaw over the next few weeks.  


Updating your child’s information

Please phone or email the office, office@clevedonschool.co.nz, if you have had any changes to your contact details, including emergency contacts, address, phone number etc. 


Pizzas and Friday Freeze 

Thursday pizzas and Friday Freeze (ice blocks, juicies and flavoured milk) are available each week.


  • Pizzas can be ordered on Kindo - the deadline is Wednesday 10am. Children will receive their pizza in class just before lunch on Thursday. 

  • Friday Freeze (ice blocks, juicies, and flavoured milk) is ordered in the classroom on Friday morning with the correct amount of cash, please. Friday Freeze items are $2 each. 


Legacy tiles 

You may have noticed the legacy walls outside of our school hall. You are invited to purchase a tile inscribed with your child's or family's name to be included on our Legacy Wall. This fundraiser supports the school and creates a lasting history of your child’s years with us. If you are interested in doing so, please click on this link and fill in the form. 


Sports academy - Kelly Sports 

Kelly sports is offering a ‘sports academy’ for students in years 5-8 (the flyer says 5-6 but this is a typo). Please click on their flyer for more information and contact them directly if you have any queries. 


Who do I see if I have a query or concern about my child 

As parents you know your children best and you are their biggest advocates, as such, if you have any questions or concerns, please do get in touch. We strongly believe that the stronger our partnership is with you, the better we can cater for all our children. If you have a query:

  • Email your child’s teacher in the first instance - request a suitable meeting time or for them to call you if you prefer 

  • If after working with the teacher you have more queries or need further clarification, please contact the right team leader:

    • Year 0-3 - Mrs Jodie Boyle 

    • Year 4-6 - Mr Chris Morgan 

    • Year 6-8 - Mrs Stacey Connolly 

  • You are also always welcome to call our office and they will be able to direct you to the right person. 

  • If your child has additional needs, your go to contact is Mrs Jodie Boyle who is also our Special Educational Needs Coordinator. 


Please note, as our teachers are busy with children during the day, they cannot take phone calls. They will however call you when they are able to, if you email them with this request. We can also set up Zoom meetings if you are not able to make it to school. All staff email addresses can be found on our website













Term 1 - Week 2 notices and reminders


  • Tuesday - Waitangi Day - public holiday - school closed 

  • Wednesday - Pizza orders close at 10am 

  • Thursday - Pizza day 

  • Friday - Ice Blocks and flavoured milk for sale  

  • Friday - Second hand uniform shop open 8:30-9am in the hall (open every second week)

  • Friday - Open morning 9:10am-10 - please see details below 

  • Friday - Last day that emails will be sent as well as app messages - please ensure your app is set up and you are logged on



Thank you

A huge thank you for helping us have a very smooth start to the year. Our children knew where to go on day one, where they get picked up from and have been really settled. Thank you for all the prep you have done with your tamariki around this.


Thank you also for getting onto the stationery orders so quickly. This has helped our office staff and has meant that nearly all our children are now ready for learning in the right books. 


We appreciate all your support. 


Open morning - Friday 

On Friday morning you are invited to visit your child’s class from 9:10am to 10am. You can see what the room is like, and what they’ve been working on over the last few days of school and get a feel for the class. Please allow our teachers to do the roll and account for every child first. You can stay for the whole time or pop in and go as you need. As you know, you are always welcome to pop in from 8:30-9am each day. 


Team newsletters 

Please click on each link below for team newsletters. There you will find what your child’s learning foci are for the term. 


Tōtara team newsletter - years 0-3 

Kauri team newsletter - years 4-6 

Kōwhai team newsletter - years 7-8


Pizzas and Friday Freeze 

Thursday pizzas and Friday Freeze (ice blocks, juicies and flavoured milk) start in week 2 (next week). 


  • Pizzas can be ordered on Kindo - the deadline is Wednesday 10am. Children will receive their pizza in class just before lunch on Thursday. 

  • Friday Freeze (ice blocks, juicies, and flavoured milk) is ordered in the classroom on Friday morning with the correct amount of cash please. Friday Freeze items are $2 each. 


Whanaungatanga meetings (3 way conferences) 

Whanaungatanga (whanau-nga-tanga) is the forming, maintaining and strengthening of relationships between people and communities. The 3 Way Conferences that we have held at the start of each year has always had this kaupapa at its heart. 


This year our whanaungatanga meetings are being held on Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd February. This letter which was sent out this week, gives you more information on these meetings. 


If you haven’t already done so, please book your appointments via the school app. Details are on the letter. We look forward to engaging with all our whānau over these two nights. 


Updating your child’s information

Please phone or email the office, office@clevedonschool.co.nz, if you have had any changes to your contact details, including emergency contacts, address, phone number etc. 


Sports academy - Kelly Sports 

Kelly sports is offering a ‘sports academy’ for students in years 5-8 (the flyer says 5-6 but this is a typo). Please click on their flyer for more information and contact them directly if you have any queries. 


School app

Another reminder that Friday next week (week 2) will be the last day that we double up on our notices being sent on email and the school app. From week 3 all messages will be via the app. Please ensure you are set up and logged in. 







Term 1 - Week 1 notices and reminders


Is your @school Mobile app working? We will only use the app from week 3 onwards to communicate key messages. If you need help to set up or log back in, please contact our office team. 


Kia ora everyone 


Earlier this week, we shared some other notices with you. Please refer to those (scroll below) if you have not already read them. Here are a few other reminders you may need for weeks one and two. 


See you all on Tuesday. Have a lovely long weekend. 


Ngā mihi

Edeh Sullivan


 

  • Monday - Auckland anniversary - public holiday 

  • Tuesday - First day back - please make your way directly to your child’s classroom 

  • Tuesday - Pōwhiri for new families (see details below) 

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



Stationery

A reminder to please order your stationery via Kindo as soon as possible please. Our office ladies will work through the orders daily and deliver them to classrooms. 


Urgent - help needed with crossing duty 

We are in urgent need of parent volunteers to help us with crossing duty. This is an important role to help keep our tamariki safe. Currently, we have no adults to cover the North Road gate on any afternoon in the week and need one more person for Monday mornings on the Clevedon/Kawakawa Bay side of the school. If you normally drop off or pick up and are not in a rush, kindly consider helping us out. Your children do not need to be on crossing duty for you to volunteer. Junior parents welcome! 


If your child is in year 6, 7 or 8 and they have not already put their hand up to be a crossing monitor, please could you speak to them about volunteering for this too as we are also short of children needed to help run the crossings. If they are interested please ask them to email Mrs Boyle at 
jboyle@clevedonschool.co.nz 


Second hand uniform shop 

We will have the second hand uniform shop open again this Friday morning if you need a few last minute items. 


If your child has outgrown their old uniform please consider donating these for other parents to purchase. Items are $5 or you can exchange them for an item in a similar condition. We are in particular need of the bigger sizes. 


Pizzas and Friday Freeze 

Thursday pizzas and Friday Freeze (ice blocks, juices and flavoured milk) start in week 2 (next week). 


  • Pizzas can be ordered on Kindo - deadline is Wednesday 10am.

  • Friday Freeze is ordered in the classroom on Friday morning with the correct amount of cash please. Friday Freeze items are $2 each.


Buses 

If your child catches the school bus, please let the office know which days they will be on the bus. You can do this by filling in this form and returning it to the office. 


Sports academy - Kelly Sports 

Kelly sports is offering a ‘sports academy’ for students in years 5-8 (the flyer says 5-6 but this is typo). Please click on their flyer for more information and contact them directly if you have any queries. 


Year 7/8 camp 

This event is coming up fast in March and there is a lot of organisation and health and safety checking for us to do on our end. We kindly ask that our parents help us by getting all the paperwork in asap. 


Please click here for the letter with all the information you need, then head to Kindo to complete the necessary forms and payment. 


If you have any questions please contact your child’s teacher or Mrs Connolly. sconnolly@clevedonschool.co.nz


Production lead auditions - Year 4-8

Auditions for the lead roles in our school production of The Wizard of Oz will start in week 2. This is only applicable to students in years 4 to 8 who took home audition packs at the end of last year and have prepared their audition material over the summer break.

More information about exact times and location will be shared in the daily notices and displayed in the TRR window.




Start of the year notices and reminders


Nau mai hoki mai ki ngā whānau o Clevedon 


Nga mihi o te tau hou - happy new year! We hope you’ve had a wonderful summer so far and have enjoyed the incredible weather we’ve been having. 


We are looking forward to having all our tamariki and whānau back in school on Tuesday, 30 January, and we extend a special warm welcome to any new whānau who will be joining us for the first time this year. We look forward to working alongside you.  


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 contact us once the office reopens on Thursday. 


Enjoy your last few days and see you all soon.


Ngā mihi


Edeh Sullivan 

Principal 



School office opening hours this week 

The school office will be open on Thursday and Friday this week from 9am-2pm, should you have any questions or need anything prior to school opening. Otherwise feel free to call our friendly office staff, Donna or Susanna and they will be happy to help you. 


Once school opens for children, our school hours of 8:30am-3:30pm will resume. 


Uniform 2023 

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


Second hand uniform shop 

The uniform shop will be open on Friday 27 January (this week) from 9-10am in the hall. You can use the new footgate near the hall or come in via the North Road gate. All items are $5, or you can swap for an item in similar condition. We don’t have change, so please bring along a few $5 notes. 


We are also always looking for any donations that will help other families out. Feel free to drop any old uniforms off to our office.


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 2024. Stationery packs will be available for you to pay on your Kindo account from today.


Letter from your child’s new teacher 

Your child’s new teacher will email them (using your email address) to introduce themselves and to let your child know which room they are in. Please note that our class lists are not finalised until you get this letter from your child’s teacher. The letters are due to come out to you today or tomorrow. If you have not received an email by Thursday, please contact our school office to find out which class your child will be in. 


First day of school - Tuesday 30 January 

  • Please arrive at school between 8:30am-8:40am

  • Make your way to your child’s room, where the teacher will be ready to greet you

  • Your child needs to have: 

    • summer uniform

    • a good packed lunch and a large water bottle 

    • a hat (named)

    • sunscreen (applied in the morning and some in their bag to reapply during the day)

    • additional stationery as per the stationery list (see the stationery letter for details) 

  • The school gates open at 2:50pm - please ensure you know where to pick your child up from 

    • Our year 1-3 children will be with their teacher until someone comes to the class to pick them up 

  • Our school buses will operate as per normal 


If you are new to our school, we welcome you to join us for a pōwhiri in our hall at 10:30am. Feel free to bring along any whānau with you. 


Pōwhiri for new whānau on the first day

We welcome all our new families to join us for a pōwhiri (welcoming ceremony) at 10:30am on the first day of school. Please gather outside the hall, where you will be called/welcomed in with our new students. After the pōwhiri, new whānau are welcome to the staff room to share some kai and meet the staff. 


Please note that children will be looked after by class teachers and brought to the hall for the pōwhiri. 


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. 


How we communicate with you

If you are new to us you may not know our mechanisms for communicating with you. Some will require a bit of set up and getting used to on your part, but will hopefully soon become normal.


  • School App - most of our notices and letters are shared via the App. You will need to download the App and talk to our office to sort out your login and password. This is a pretty crucial tool to get set up sooner, rather than later. It also has other helpful features that you can navigate. 

  • Weekly Notices - these are sent out most Fridays and have important notices about the week ahead. These are on our website and sent to you each week via the App. 

  • Seesaw - Teachers will be in touch to connect you to this App. Seesaw can be used for learning for children in the classroom, but is also used as a closed format ‘social media’ for teachers to give you a window into the classroom. New classes will get rolled out in a week or two. Contact your child’s teacher for help with Seesaw. 

  • Website - our website has quite a lot of information you may find useful. 

  • School Facebook page - You can follow us on Facebook by searching for our school. This is purely a social media platform used to celebrate our children and events - and not usually used to inform. It is not a place for questions or queries

  • Text messages - We will use this if we need to get urgent information out to you or if there is an emergency. You may sometimes get a text if we haven’t heard from you regarding a child’s absence.  


The above is a list of the mechanisms we use. You, of course, are always welcome to call into the office, email or make an appointment to meet with relevant personnel. 


Waste free weekdays 

We would like to encourage all our families to ensure lunch boxes are waste free. This will help us greatly at school and help reduce waste. Teachers may share some lunchbox ideas with you on Seesaw over the next few weeks. 


School structure and staffing 

Please see below for this year’s school structure and the teaching team staff.


Kōwhai classes

Kauri classes

Tōtara classes

Other 

Team leader - Mrs Stacey Connolly 

Team Leader - Mr Chris Morgan 

Team leader - Mrs Jodie Boyle 

Principal - Edeh Sullivan

Senior leader, SENCO - Jodie Boyle 


Performing arts - year 2-8 

Mrs Jo Odds 


Learning Support Coordinator 

Mr Wayne Nel 


Reading Recovery

Ms Joy Lendrum 


Learning support/release 

Miss Rachel Walker 


Release teacher 

Mrs Charlotte Fleming 


Mrs Sarah Park - our deputy principal, returns from maternity leave in term 2

Year 7/8 - Room 8

Mrs Cory Bremner 

Year 4 - Room 3

Mrs Athlene Wallbank 

NE/Y1 - Pod

Mrs Fran Chapman 

Year 7/8 - Room 7

Mrs Manpreet Dhaliwal 

Year 4/5 - Room 6

Mr Liam Shepherd

Year 1/2m - Room 16

Miss Natasha Stones 

Year 7/8 - Room 9

Mrs Katie McAra and Stacey Connolly 

Year 4/5 - Room 4

Mrs Faye Dickson

Year 1/2 - Room 11

Mrs Nicole Pfeifhofer

STEM 

Mrs Katie McAra 

Year 5/6 - Room 2

Mr Chris Morgan 

Year 2/3 - Room 15

Miss Helēna Reedy (whaea Helēna)


Year 6 - Room 1

Mrs Kate Collins 

Year 2/3 - Room 12

Mrs Lauren Comley 




Year 2/3 - Room 13

Miss Tahlia Somerville



Year 3 - Room 14

Mrs Jalena Eade



2024 dates 

Please always refer to our school calendar for any updates. 



Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4 

Start 

Tuesday 30 January 


Monday 29 April

Monday 22 July

Monday 14 October

End

Friday 12 April

Friday 5 July

Friday 27 September

Friday 13 Dec

Holidays in term time

Auckland Anniversary

Waitangi

Good Friday 

Easter Monday

Easter Tuesday 

King’s birthday

Matariki


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Labour Day 

Teacher only days 


Friday, 31 May 


Monday, 18 Nov






Calendar

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