PTA Newsletter – 31 October 2017

School community news and upcoming PTA events and initiatives

Upcoming PTA Dates

  • Parents Movie – Thu 2 Nov, 8:00pm, Berkeley Cinema
  • Lucky Book Club orders due – Fri, 3 Nov
  • PTA Meeting – Mon 6 Nov, 7:00pm, Staff Room
  • Kids Movie Ticket sales – 6-10 Nov (AM), Kiri
  • Kids Movie – Sat, 11 Nov, School Hall

Help Wanted

Kids Movie Night
We are really excited about our upcoming kids movie night and think the kids will love it, however for this event to go ahead we need lots of helpers! If you are able to help with ticket sales or on the day, email
Event Organisers
We have our final PTA meeting of the year next Monday 6 November and will be talking about some of the events and fundraising initiatives we have planned for next year. We would love you to come along if you would like to be involved.

If you want to get involved join our mailing list, come along to a meeting or contact us at

Events News

Kids Movie Night

It’s our final event of the year so come along and join in the fun! It’s a kids’ movie night in the Hall on Saturday 11 November.

For Years 0 -3 we are showing Toy Story at 4pm (arrival from 3:40). Tickets are $10 including popcorn and an ice block. For years 4 -8 we are showing Goosebumps at 6pm (arrival from 5:40). Tickets are $10 and include a kids pizza from Hell Pizza served at intermission. Popcorn and iceblocks will also be available to purchase.

Tickets must be pre-purchased in cash and will be on sale in Kiri before school from 6-10 Nov.

Note that Goosebumps is PG rated. You can read more about the movie and watch previews online. Thanks again to Mel Evans for sponsoring our movie events.

Yummy Stickers

We have just heard that we are entitled to $757 worth of sports gear this year from Yummy! Thank you to everyone who contributed. The individual winner was Isabelle from Rm 8 with 1,000 stickers. She will be getting free Friday ice-blocks for the rest of the term! The winning class was Room 22.

Lucky Book Orders Due

Lucky Book Club catalogues have arrived! Make sure you get your orders in by Friday 3 November. Please note that we are not accepting cash payments – you must order through the Scholastic website.

Calendar Art

Thanks to everybody who has supported this fundraiser. A friendly reminder for those who haven’t paid for their calendar art – please can you pay cash/cheque in a named envelope to the office or direct credit to the PTA bank account (a/c no. 12-3027-0332092-00) by Thursday 2 November.

Come along to Bad Moms 2 and win a Wardrobe Edit!!

Thank you everyone who has purchased a ticket to Bad Moms 2 – the event is a sell out! Arrive at 8pm for a glass of wine and a chat and make sure you purchase a raffle ticket.

Did you know that most people wear 20% of their wardrobe 80% of the time? Do you have a wardrobe full of clothes but nothing to wear? Then you need a Wardrobe Edit!! Sarah Barty from Polished has kindly donated a Wardrobe Makeover Package worth $550 for one lucky lady. She will show you how to make the most of your wardrobe, reinventing what works, determining what to keep and what to cull. Showing you how to mix and match to get the most out of your wardrobe, she will leave you with a look book and shopping list of key pieces you are missing.

Movie Night is kindly sponsored by Mel Evans, Barfoot & Thompson, Kohimarama.

Mural Update

The murals should be installed around school over the next two weeks. A list of families who supported the project is being finalised and will be used to create a plaque to hang alongside the murals.

Regular Activities

Yummy Stickers
If you buy ‘Yummy’ branded fruit (sold at New World, Pak’n’Save and FourSquare) collect the stickers or bag labels and the we can exchange them for new sport equipment each year. Go to the Yummy Stickers page for collection sheets or more info.
2nd Hand Uniforms
We have a range of second-hand items available. The approximate prices, depending on condition, are $25 fleeces, $15 polo t-shirts, $20 skorts and shorts, $15 sports t-shirts. Use the form on the Second-hand Uniforms page.
Walking Bus
Have you thought about joining a school walking bus? A short drive can be an amazing walk! If you’re interested in joining, go to the Walking School Bus page.
Ice-block Fridays
Remember to send $2 with your child on Fridays for a tropical fruit ice-block. They are sold in last break out of the Hall Kitchen window.
Lucky Book Club
If you want some more reading material, every term there are catalogues distributed for the Lucky Book club.