Announcement : 

School starts back on Wednesday 7th February 2024.  We look forward to seeing everyone then.

Term 4, Week 8: Newsletter

  FRIDAY 1st December 

Kia ora e te whānau o Birkdale,

Tonight is our school family picnic – a chance to wind down and end the year relaxing together. We’ve purposefully kept it low-key so not too add too much pressure for the end of the year. We’d love to see everyone there. Don’t forget to bring something to sit on – rug or chairs and a picnic. We will have some food but it’ll be first in first served. 

There’ll be novelty races and tug o war. All activities will be a gold coin donation.

We’re also really lucky to see our school Kapa Haka perform for the first time in a long time. They have been practicing for a couple of weeks and are sounding and looking sharp.

When you arrive, you’ll find us down on the field. See you soon!

Ngā manaakitanga,

Whaea Natasha 

END OF YEAR

As we wind down for the year, just a little reminder to treat staff and others with kindness. We will be endeavouring to keep routine and consistency right until the end because we know that’s what children need to feel safe ana happy.

If you have concerns you would like to address, I am always happy to have a chat, as is your child’s teacher. The best time for a sit down conversation is after school, however a short conversation before school is fine as well.

REMINDER
PHOTOLIFE – You will have received your key codes and  information about ordering photos via email. Please check your spam folders. If you haven’t recieved anything and would like to order photos, please contact the office. Remember free delivery finishes on the 6th December.

LAST DAY – The last day is a half day. We finish at 1pm.

STATIONERY

Like we indicated last year, we will be centrally sourcing all stationery at school from now on. This is to make sure students start the year with everything they need.

The cost for Y1-6 is $40 each – stationery packs will be purchased and sent straight to the classes. No more stationery shopping with different lists each year! There will be a letter coming home soon, with information on how to pay for your child’s stationery.

You can either pay before Christmas to get it sorted early or before school starts. If you do choose before school starts, please make sure you’ve paid by the 24th Januray – two weeks before school starts – so we can have all stationery ready for students when they start school on the 7th Feb.

EVENTS

Year 6 Celebration

All Year 6 should have recieved an invitation to their end of year celebration. It’ll be held on the same day as Prizegiving next week from 4:30-6pm.

Prizegiving

If your child is receiving an award you will be getting an email inviting you to attend our Prizegiving. This will be held at Birkenhead College Auditorium at 10-11am. Please keep the award quiet so everyone can be suprised on the day.

Y6 Graduation Assembly

This is on the last day of school this year also at 10am to approx. 10:45am. All Year 6 whānau are welcome to attend, to acknowledge the time our Year 6s have spent with us. 

SCHOOL DATES

Week 0

Wed 30th – Fri 1st Dec

School office open from 10-2pm

Week 1

Tues 6th – Waitangi Day

Wed 7th – School starts

SUPPORT LOCAL

You may have noticed the new business down Birkdale road in our group of shops.

New Flame Barbers is run by Ngametua. If you’re looking for a new cut, support local!

Him and his partner also run local hip hop classes. See the details on the poster below if this is something you might be interested in.

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