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Kakapo Class Retreat

Tue Nov 30 03:17pm

Kakapo class are having a retreat day at school tomorrow with the team from Young Marist Ministries. They need to wear correct school summer uniform please. Whaea Katy will be back tomorrow.

Kia ora – Evening Session Production tickets have sold out. We still have plenty of Matinee tickets (1.30pm) available at $10 each.

Mon Nov 29 02:17pm

Important Covid-19 vaccination information regarding the School Production.

Fri Nov 26 02:27pm

Kia ora parents and caregivers

The new Traffic Light system under the Covid-19 Protection framework will come into effect on 2nd December at 11.59pm.

This means that The Little Theatre venue for our school production will require all visitors into their premises to be vaccinated. These guidelines are Ministry of Health guidelines.

Proof of vaccination will need to be shown, though at this point we are in the process of clarifying with the venue how this will work. We will send out another notification once we have all the details.

We are aware this may affect some parents and caregivers in our school community. If you think this may affect you, or have any questions or concerns, please contact Liz Heatley.

Please follow this link if you would like more information regarding the Traffic Light system:


Covid-19 Framework Traffic Light system

Production – all ticket sales are now open to the community. $10 each. Online or cash payments welcome. 1.30 pm/7pm shows. Don’t miss out!

Mon Nov 22 09:36am

Touch at Hutt Park

Fri Nov 12 11:49am

Just a reminder that due to strict COVID Level 2 processes no-one is allowed on any part of the field or hill at Touch. Please compy with this request because otherwise your team’s game could be cancelled.

Thanks you for your support.

I have clarified with Total Touch that no-one is allowed on the Hill or the sidelines at Touch.

Mon Nov 08 01:43pm


Mon Nov 08 11:34am

I have sent an email to all of you with students playing Touch this term. Please READ and COMPLY with what Total Touch are asking.

Each team is only allowed a Coach and Manager on the field. You are not allowed to watch on the sideline.

Failure to comply with this request may see your game cancelled.


Loud Shirt day tomorrow! Gold Coin donation. Year 7/8 amended Touch draw sent home today. All Touch and Netball fees are due tomorrow.

Thu Oct 28 02:31pm

Correction to Date

Tue Oct 26 11:43am

Touch starts this Thursday 28th October at Fraser Park for Year 7/ 8 and this Friday 29th October at Hutt Parl for everyone else.

Apologies for the wrong dates sent home yesterday.

Touch T4

Mon Oct 25 04:18pm

Touch starts this Thursday 28th November at Fraser Park for Year 7/ 8 and Friday 29th November at Hutt Park for Years 1 -6.

Students may wear their Sports Uniform to school if they wish on Friday but this Friday is Loud Shirt Day and they may choose to participate in that.

Tomorrow I will be sending home the followwing info to EVERY Touch player. My apologies if you get some of it more than once!

The COVID19 plan
A field Map
Touch Codes of Conduct
the draw for the season (Please note most of these are doubled sided)
Students are to wear school sports uniform to play. No-one is allowed to play in bare feet.

Please support and obey all the processes in place because if these are not followed then Touch will not be able to go ahead. Each team is only allowed a Coach and Manager on the sideline.

Enjoy your season!

SWZ & Interzone Athletics are cancelled

Thu Oct 21 03:23pm

Our athletics yesterday was a great event and everyone tried their best. Once again thank you to the parents who helped with set-up in the morning and the events during the day. Unfortunately due to Alert Level 2 still being in place, SWZ and Interzone Athletics have been cancelled. This is due to the numbers for the event being limited to 100. It is not possible to run these events at Level 2.

Teacher Only Day is this Friday 22nd October. Apologies for the incorrect date in the earlier alert.

Tue Oct 19 07:58pm

A few reminders

Tue Oct 19 06:13pm

Tomorrow Wednesday 20th October is School Athletics. We ask that if you wish to come along you observe social distancing and wear a mask. Children should wear their PE uniform and something to represent their team colour eg hair ribbons or a scarf etc.

Teacher Only Day – This Friday 20th October is an MOE Teacher Only Day. There will be no school. Please make suitable arrangements for your children.

Friday 29 October- Loud Shirt Day- This is a fundraiser to purchase cochlear implants and as we have a student who has benefitted from this wonderful technology we would like to show our support for this cause. Students may wear Mufti including a Loud Shirt and the cost is a gold coin donation.

Reminder – tomorrow Wednesday 20 October

Tue Oct 19 03:41pm

School Athletics – Petone Rec 9am – 12.45pm. Please wear PE gear and House team colours (if possible). Remember your drink bottle.

Lunch Online – Pizza Special tomorrow! If you would like to order, please log on or create a Lunch Online account. The link is on our website and in the school newsletter.


Welcome back!

Sun Oct 17 02:24pm

Welcome back to Term 4! Tomorrow all children need to have a school sunhat and wear their summer uniform please. Also a reminder that this term lunch will be 12.30-1.30pm due to Production.

 Remember we are still in Alert Level 2 and all the processes we had in place at the end of Term 3 are still in place. They are as follows:

 Only come into school if it is necessary. You MUST come through the office and sign in.

·       Tui parents can come in but must sign in the Tui register.

·       Please drop your children outside the gate and pick them up from outside the gate.  Families will come out slightly earlier to the gate.

·        Everyone is to come in the main gate.

·       Children will be reminded of their “Moist breath zone” and to keep their personal hygiene practices going.

·       All children MUST have their own named drink bottle

You MUST scan in using the Covid19 QR code when you come into school and wear a mask please.

Please download our School App and the HERO app and please read any messages we send you.

We look forward to a great term ahead. 

Happy holidays!

Fri Oct 01 12:56pm

Thank you for all your help and support this term particularly with our Alert Level 2 processes. We look forward to possibly coming down an Alert Level over the holidays which might mean we start Term 4 in Level 1. We will let you know of any changes before school starts again on Monday 18th October.

Have  a wonderful break with your children and we will see you all again in 2 weeks!

Nga mihi

Upcoming Events – FOSH Frock Swap and Holiday Programme, School Disco (Wednesday 29 September)

Tue Sep 21 04:12pm

Holiday Programme

Unfortunately due to limited parent help we are only able to offer our next Holiday Programme on Monday 4th October, Tuesday 5th of October and Wednesday 6th of October 8.30am – 3.30pm.

On Monday the 4th of October we are hoping to take the kids along to the Lighthouse Cinema to see The Boss Baby – Family Business. Would your children be interested in this? The cost would be an additional $10.00 on top of your usual daily charge for the Monday. Please regisiter ASAP.

Frock Swap

This Saturday 25th September. Tickets $15 (cash and online payments welcome). Doors open 6pm, swapping starts 7.30pm. Please email Anna if you unable to come into the office but would like a ticket.

School Disco – Wednesday 29 September

If you would like a sausage but haven’t yet returned an order and payment, please do so this week. Please bring spending money for the disco on the day. 

Thank you


Reminder – Lunch Online – Pizza special – Wednesday 15th September.

Mon Sep 13 12:15pm

Lunch Online are offering a one-off pizza special on Wednesday 15th Spetember. Follow the link to order lunch for your child or set-up an account. Lunch Online also offers Sushi, Chubby Baker and Subway, all local businesses. 


Holiday Programme

Fri Sep 10 10:36am

We are trying to gauge interest for our Holiday programme for the next holidays.

ususally it is in the first week of the holidays. The date for these holidays is 4th -8th October. It may only run for 3 days depending on demand.

If you are interested in your child/ children attending please contact Madeline Louden madsandjared@gmail.com


Welcome back

Thu Sep 09 03:30pm

It was great to see all the smiling faces coming through the gate this  morning. Thank you all for following our processes, it makes things go very smoothly.

Thanks also for all the help you gave your children while we were in Lockdown.

Welcome back

Wed Sep 08 01:33pm

We are  looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow. Please take note of the following processes:

   Only come into school if it is necessary. You MUST come through the office and sign in.

·       Tui parents can come in but must sign in the Tui register.

·       Please drop your children outside the gate and pick them up from outside the gate.  Junior children  will come out slightly earlier to the gate.

·        Everyone is to come in the main gate

·       Children will be reminded of their “Moist breath zone” and to keep their personal hygiene practices going.

·       All children MUST have their own named drink bottle

You MUST scan in using the Covid19 QR code when you come into school. 

Face coverings are not mandated for use when in schools. This is not a requirement for anyone in a school setting.


Tue Sep 07 08:01pm

As you may be aware the Netball season has finished due to COVID19. I would like to thank Cathy Criscillo, Ana So’otaga, Mel Manu, Lucy Duncan, Rachael Davidson and Genevieve Hanify for all their hard work with our teams this season. 

Well done to all our players for your commitment and perseverance in what became quite a challenging season. We look forward to next year!

Could you please return all Netball uniforms to me before the end of this term and also send back the Netball gear bags.

Looking forward to seeing all of you on Thursday!

Take care and stay safe 

Alert Level 2 – Return to School – Thursday 9th September

Tue Sep 07 04:54pm

Kia ora Parents 

You’ll be aware that all of New Zealand (with the exception of Auckland) is moving to Alert Level 2 from midnight tonight. Our thoughts and positive wishes are with everyone in Tāmaki Makaurau | Auckland.

Extensive wastewater testing and the numbers of people getting tested across the country has given the Government confidence that it is safe to allow a shift down to Alert Level 2 across most of New Zealand.

We are really looking forward to welcoming everyone back onsite on Thursday morning. Tomorrow (Wednesday) we will be continuing to support the students who have been onsite at Alert Level 3 while we prepare for re-opening to all on Thursday. 

At Alert Level 2 there is low risk of community transmission and it provides us with a lot more opportunities to engage and connect with others. However, there are still a number of public health requirements we all need to follow. Please do continue to monitor your health and do not send your children to school if they are not well (and please seek advice about getting a COVID test).

For us, all the required safety precautions for Alert Level 2 will be in place which include following all the recommendations from the public health experts. This means we will regularly clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces, encourage everyone to frequently wash their hands and cough and sneeze into their elbow.

While physical distancing is not a requirement in schools, we will be doing our best to keep students from congregating in very large numbers and keeping spaces well-ventilated.

Face coverings are not required to be worn in school. The Director General of Health has recommended that children 12 years+ wear a face covering at school – just as older children are required to wear face coverings in some other places.  The decision to wear a face covering is up to you and your whānau, whatever your decision it will be respected. 

If you are not sure what all the rules are for alert level 2 when you are out and about, then the following information may be useful to you:

COVID-19 Alert Levels summary table
COVID-19 Alert Levels detailed table

Please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher or me if there is something you need assistance with. See you Thursday!



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