1st November 2019
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Thank you to parents for continuing to avoid the use of our lower car parking spaces. As you will be aware, the work on the driveway continues - regularly hampered by the rain! The bus drivers have raised concerns about the current restricted width of the top of the driveway and cars trying to pass buses. As such, we will need to restrict access between 2.30pm and 3.15pm until further notice. During this period of time, only school buses and cars for students with mobility needs should be moving around the school grounds. Our thanks in your understanding at this time. We don't want any more near misses!

The internal upgrade of the hall is nearing completion, I'm hoping we'll be able to enjoy assemblies and other activities in the hall before the end of the term.

A number of letters have been sent home recently - please look out for them in your children's bags! They include:

  • Camp notices (Room 3 Bat Camp and Y7/8 Camp)

  • Room 19 Dunedin Trip

  • Years 1-8 'Keeping Ourselves Safe' programme with NZ Police

  • NCEA Exam arrangements with Study Leave information for Y12 and 13

  • Years 9-11 'Sticks and Stones' Bullying Prevention Programme in partnership with Tokomairiro High School, Queens High School and South Otago High School - 11th November in Milton

Next week brings us the Mayoral 100% Attendance Event, a Primary Sports Extravaganza, Prizegiving and a Teacher Only Day. It certainly is a busy time of the year.

In preparation for Prizegiving, please ensure your child has full, clean, regulation school uniform for the evening. Untidy, or incorrect uniform items really stick out when students cross the stage. We wish for all students to represent both themselves and the school with pride in their achievement. If you are unsure of the uniform regulations, please refer to the school website, or pick up a uniform list from the Main Office.

Our Teacher Only Planning Day will be held on Thursday, November 7th. There will be no classes, and teachers will be involved in planning meetings all day. Apologies in advance for any inconvenience caused.



Graduation Dinner - Y13

When: Sunday, 3rd November

Sports Extravaganza Year 5-6

When: Monday, 4th November

100% Attendance Event @ Council Chambers - 11am

When: Tuesday, 5th November

House Meeting

When: Tuesday, 5th November


When: Wednesday, 6th November

Year 12/13 Study leave starts

When: Wednesday, 6th November

Teacher Only Day

When: Thursday, 7th November

PCT Challenge @ Cross Rec. Centre - Y7/8 10am-1pm

When: Friday, 8th November

Reminders sent

When: Friday, 8th November

Keeping Ourselves Safe Parent Meeting @ 3pm (Y1-6)

When: Monday, 11th November

Assembly (Y10/11)

When: Tuesday, 12th November

Keeping Ourselves Safe 2 week programme with NZ Police commences

When: Tuesday, 12th November

NCEA Exams Commence

When: Tuesday, 12th November

Year 5-6 Cricket

When: Tuesday, 12th November

Science Roadshow Y7-9

When: Wednesday, 13th November

Year 7-8 Cricket

When: Wednesday, 13th November

Mufti Day - World Diabetes Day

When: Thursday, 14th November

For your information:

Diabetes Mufti Poster2

Pool Opening

Sticks And Stones

Also available to download as a PDF here: Sticks And Stones

Hangi Notice 2019

Also available to download as a PDF here: Hangi Notice 2019

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