Summer Sports Sign Up

Summer sports sign-up for children playing summer sports will be at the school on Tuesday from 1:15 through till about 1:50pm.  Sports covered will be cricket, baseball, tennis, Greytown Swimming Club, twilight hockey, and hopefully taekwondo.

Juniors will come home with sign-up details in a letter. Older students can confirm interest in a new sport or confirm previous interest and commitment to clubs.  All will be followed up by clubs over the lead-in to sport starting at various times in term 4.

Any questions please make contact with the school office.


Wacky Hair Day

Next Thursday 24th September we are going to have a Wacky Hair Day to support Flo and Milly.
Flo and Milly are going to shave off their hair at 10am to support Child Cancer.
We have the hairdresser booked and our visiting speaker from Child Cancer is already.
We are asking all children to bring a donation, wear mufti and wear a wig or create their own Wacky Hair Style to support this event.
You can also support Flo by making a donation on her Everyday Hero page
Let’s get behind these two girls and raise money for a very worthy cause!


Hi everyone

Tomorrow is the school talent quest, so if your child is performing please remind them to come prepared with their costume, music, props etc.

Due to Level 2 restrictions, parents will not be able to attend, however, we will record items and put them on Facebook so you can see them.

Also due to restrictions, we will be having 2 performances with half the school attending one of two sessions.  This means that every child performing will have two performances and the scores from both of these will be added together to make a final score.  If they find it hard to perform we will play their performance that was recorded for the second audience.

Performances and audiences will be

12.30-1.30 Kowhai and Kawaka

2.00-3.00 Kauri and Kahikatea.


Important: Safety around buses and crossings

Dear Parents and Caregivers

It is very important that we all demonstrate to our children how to move around buses and cross the road safely after school.  The bus drivers and school staff are becoming concerned with the number of parents and children crossing behind and in front of the buses or crossing the road very close to the crossings.

To avoid an accident, please use the crossing if crossing the road or cross beyond the white diamonds painted on the road away from these areas.  Please do not cross the road directly around the buses as it is not safe.

It may take a little more time, however, safety is important.

We appreciate your support and look forward to having everybody modelling how to behave safely around buses and crossings.


Alert Level 2 Update

Good morning everyone.
Last night you would have heard that we are going back into Alert Level 2 as of lunchtime today until midnight on Friday.
For now here are the main points:
1) School is still OPEN and running as usual with increased cleaning and health management.
2) If your child has cold or flu-like symptoms or is generally unwell keep them at home and notify our office of their absence.
3) A reminder if your child has an allergy or reaction to soap or hand sanitiser – please supply a soap that they can use.
4) We will once again be increasing the deliberateness of teaching and taking additional steps to ensure our children (and staff’s) personal hygiene practices are at a high standard and actively being supervised at key times of the day eg: eating, toileting etc
We will send out more detailed information later this morning to explain exactly what this means for our school eg: Site access, the physical distancing of adults on site etc
Remember…”We have got this!”. We have done it successfully before and we will do it successfully again as we work together.
Patrice O’Connor

Orchard Rest home Construction begins.

Hi everyone
Tomorrow the construction begins for the Orchards Resthome across the road from school on Reading Street. Please talk to children about staying away from this fenced area before and after school or at the weekends as there will be heavy machinery at work. Also, note that parking on the far side of the road will not be available for parking until further notice.

School Lunches are back!

Hi Parents and Caregivers,

Tomorrow our school lunches will be back in action.  They can be ordered at the school office on Wednesdays and Fridays from 8.30 am onwards.  Small Fried Rice or Chowmein $4.50, Large Fried Rice or Chowmein $5.50.