Last day of term – 16th December 2022, 1.00pm finish.
Kia ora e nga whānau This notice is to update you on some news I received recently; it might also explain my lack of visibility at school also. Two weeks ago, I was diagnosed with cancer. While it was shocking to find out, my prognosis is hopeful; with treatments, they believe it’s curable. I was … Read moreURGENT: Important information.
REMINDER: Teacher only day tomorrow (Friday 18th November 2022). School is closed for instruction.
REMINDER: Photo life photos are taking place tomorrow (Friday 4th November). Please send your child to school in full (clean) uniform. Class and individual photos will be taken. If you require a sibling photo, please return the form that came home to the office. Please contact the office if you have any further questions. … Read morePhotolife – 4th November 2022
WATER IS NOW BACK ON: Thank you to those families that collected their children early. The water has come back on (was due to pipe upgrade work happening up Birkdale Road). School is open until 3.00pm and SKIDs will still operate.
Due to an unexpected local water supply issue, the school currently does not have any water. All children are in class and safe however we would appreciate it if anyone who is able to could come and pick up their children early today. Thank you for your support and understanding. If you are unable … Read moreURGENT – No water
FRIDAY 16 SEPTEMBER PRINCIPAL’s UPDATE COVID-19 UPDATE You’ll be aware that New Zealand has moved to a new, long-term approach to COVID-19. These changes have been made based on public health advice and reflect high levels of immunity and declining case numbers across New Zealand. This new approach will only result in minor changes … Read moreTerm 3 – Week 8: Newsletter
REMINDER: Teacher only day this Friday 16th September. School is closed for instruction.
FRIDAY 2 SEPTEMBER PRINCIPAL’s UPDATE MASKS Thank you for supporting our mandatory mask wearing indoors for the past 6 weeks. While we do still have some sickness/covid among staff, it has reduced enough to be manageable. From now on, masks will be ‘strongly recommended’ indoors for Y4-6 but not mandatory. Our usual advice of … Read moreTerm 3 – Week 6: Principal Update
FRIDAY 29 JULY PRINCIPAL’s UPDATE Can you believe we’ve finished 4 weeks already? It was great seeing whānau last week, meeting with teachers and listening to their children share and celebrate learning. If you’ve not been able to meet with your child’s teacher, please get in touch and make a time to discuss their … Read moreTerm 3 – Week 4: Principal Update
Kia ora e te whānau o Birkdale, This message is specifically for whānau Māori. I’ve sent it to our entire mailing list in case we don’t have up-to-date ethnicity information and iit s relevant for you and your child/ren. The message is about important work being done currently by Te Pae Roa and how you, … Read moreReforming Māori medium education – have your say in NZ’s review.