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Week 5, term 1 notices and reminders

  • Thursday - Pizzas

  • Friday - Friday freeze 

 

Give a Little Page 

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

 

Water 

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

 

Swimming carnival 

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

 

Year 5-8 swimming carnival

Year 1-4 swimming carnival

 

Kelly Club

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

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

 

Road Patrol/Crossing Duty

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


Week 4, term 1 notices and reminders

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

  • Wednesday - 3 way conferences

  • Thursday  - 3 way conferences

  • Thursday - Pizzas

  • Friday - Friday freeze 


Water testing - urgent 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

We thank you for your understanding. 


School App

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


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


 

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

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


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


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


Booking instructions

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


Parents on site at Alert Level 2 

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


Contact tracing and signing in 

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


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


Entry and exit of students to/from Clevedon School


Entry (8.30am - 9.00am)

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

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

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

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

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

  • Students will proceed to their classroom on arrival.

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


Exit (3pm)

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

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

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

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

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

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


Afternoon gate allocations 

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


Surname A-G = North Road gate 

Surname H-M =  Clevedon Kawakawa Bay Road gate

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


Kelly Club

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

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


Week 3, term 1 notices and reminders

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


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

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

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

  • Thursday 18 February - Pizza day

  • Friday 12 February - NO Friday Freeze this week


School App

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


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



3 way conferences

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


Booking instructions

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




2021 Class ambassadors still needed

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

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


Team newsletters

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

Tōtara team newsletter

Pohutukawa team newsletter

Kauri team newsletter

Kōwhai team newsletter


Kelly Club

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

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


Year 5/6 Waterpolo

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


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


Touch at the Clevedon Sports Club 

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


Clevedon Tennis Club

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


Week 2, term 1 notices and reminders  

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

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

  • Thursday 11 February - Pizza day

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

  • Friday 12 February - Friday Freeze - see details below


School App

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


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


 

PRIDE Week - Friday open morning

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

 

Pizza day - Thursdays 

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

 

Friday Freeze 

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

 

Camps - Year 5-8

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

 

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

 

Lunch Clubs

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

3 way conferences

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


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

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

Class ambassadors needed for 2021

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


Kelly Club

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

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




Week 1, term 1 notices and reminders  


  • Tuesday 2 February - First day of school

  • Friday 5 February - Waitangi day picnic lunch 1pm


School App

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


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


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


First day of school 

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


Covid 19

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


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

  • keep our visitor register and attendance register up to date

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

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

  • reinforce the importance of good hand washing and drying

  • reinforce good cough and sneeze etiquette

 

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


Road works/parking 

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


School stationery

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


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


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


iPads and apps for year 3-8 classes 

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


Year 5/6 and year 7/8 camps 

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


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

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


Waitangi day picnic

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


Kelly Club

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

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


School roof

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



Notices and reminders for the start of the year


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

  • Friday 5 February - Waitangi day picnic lunch 1pm


School office opening hours next week 

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


First day of school and pōwhiri

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


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


School structure 2021 and staffing 

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


  • Totara team - year 0-2 

    • Mrs Jodie Boyle (team leader) - The pod 

    • Miss Damson McGregor - The pod

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

    • Mrs Rachel Ryan and Ms Lauren Clough - room 12 

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

    • Miss Stevie Courtney - room 13 


  • Pohutukawa team - year 2-4

    • Mr Chris Morgan (team leader) - room 15 

    • Miss Maddy Taylor - room 16 

    • Ms Samantha McKewon and Mrs Denise Moyle - room 4 

    • Miss Miranda Huang - room 11 


  • Kauri team - year 5-6 

    • Mr Craig Smith (team leader) - room 2 

    • Mr Ben Brogden - room 1 

    • Mrs Kirsten Pearse - room 3 


  • Kōwhai team - year 6-8 

    • Mrs Stacey Connolly (team leader) - room 6 

    • Miss Rachel Walker - room 7

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

    • Mrs Jules Herlihy - room 8

    • Ms Anna Farrell - room 9

    • Mrs Katie McAra - STEM lab


  • Other key teaching staff 

    • Mrs Kylee Elliot - Reading Recovery 

    • Mr Wayne Nel - Learning Support Coordinator 

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

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

    • Mrs Lisa Banfield - Assistant Principal

    • Mrs Sarah Park - Deputy Principal

    • Mrs Edeh Sullivan - Principal  


School App

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


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


School stationery

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


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


iPads and apps for year 3-8 classes 

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


Waitangi day picnic

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


Year 5/6 and year 7/8 camps 

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


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

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


Uniform 2021 

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


Term dates for 2021

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

Term 1:  Tuesday 2 Feb - Friday 16 April               

Term 2:  Monday 3 May - Friday 9 July                  

Term 3:  Monday 26 July - Friday 1 October             

Term 4:  Monday 18 October - Tuesday 14 December     


Teacher Only Days as per Collective Agreement 2019- 2022

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


Dates as follows:

Term 1: Wednesday 7 April (Wednesday after Easter)

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

Term 3: Friday 27 August 

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


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


Back to school transitioning tips from the Seasons for Growth programme 

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


Routine - get back into a routine by:

• setting bed-times and wake-times

• reducing screen time

• turning off devices an hour before sleep-time

• reading books


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

• choosing their breakfast

• what to eat for morning tea and lunch

• helping pack their bags


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

• be aware they are eating a healthy breakfast

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


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


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


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




End of year notices and reminders

  • Tuesday 2 February - First day of school

  • Friday 5 February - Waitangi day picnic lunch 1pm


Stationery for 2021 

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


iPads and apps for year 3-8 classes 

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


Petition for a new high school

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

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


Your child’s school report 

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


Classes 2021

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


Roofing project over the holidays

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


Year 5/6 and year 7/8 camps 

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


Uniform 2021 

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


Kindo update

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


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


Kelly Club - Holiday Programme

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

Click on the link for the holiday timetables:

Holiday Programme - 15 Dec to 18 Dec 2020

Holiday Programme - 11 Jan to 15 Jan 2021

Holiday Programme - 18 Jan to 29 Jan 2021



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