PTA Newsletter – 12 March 2019

School community news and upcoming PTA events and initiatives

Upcoming PTA Events

Walking School Bus Ice Blocks (Break 2)Thu, 21 Mar
PTA MeetingMon, 1 Apr, 7:00pm
PTA MeetingMon, 6 May, 7:00pm
School Working BeeSun, 19 May, 10:00am
If you have a Google calendar you can add events directly to it via the Calendar page. For more events go to the Full School Calendar List.

Event News

Donate a Book to the School Library – THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

Thanks to your generous support, our library will now be stocked with 89 new books purchased by you during book week. These books are now in the process of being ordered and the sticky labels inserted. We will let you know as soon as these books are ready, as the families who purchased each book will take these home for a week to read and enjoy, before they become part of the library distribution.  We will keep you updated on timing, but it is envisaged it will be sometime in April that these books will be ready for you to take home.

If you missed out on purchasing a book during book week you still have the opportunity!  We have kept the remaining unsold books online for purchase during the year through the online shop.

Kiri (Year 0/1) Picnic – 20 March 2019

All Year 0 and 1 families are invited along to the Kiri Family Picnic! It’s a great chance to meet your child’s friends and other kiri families as the kids join in the games on the field!

Sausages, ice blocks and water will be for sale or bring along your own picnic.  Thanks to New World Eastridge and Bakers Delight for their support in providing sausages and bread for the BBQ.

Wed 20 Mar, 4-6pm on the School Field. Kids games and activities led by our senior students will be on the field 4.30-5.30pm

New Walking School Bus Kiwis

The Walking School Buses are very excited to announce we have new Kiwi’s to be given out at assembly with the Walking School Bus certificates.  We would like to thank Auckland Transport for their wonderful support and for providing the funding for the purchase of these new kiwis.

Entertainment Books

Pre-order the NEW 2019/2020 Entertainment Membership, out in early April, and receive bonus offers you can use right away! Order online or find out more information on our Entertainment Books page.

Parent Helpers Needed

Calling Class Co-ordinators – Rooms 15, 19

Looking for a class co-ordinator for rooms 15 & 19 – It’s a fun, social role which involves:

  • Welcoming new students and families to the area.
  • Organising a couple of social events for the class during the year (ie, parent drinks, after school play at the park/beach)
  • Passing on occasional messages from the PTA to the parents of the class
  • Organising end of your teacher gift

Please contact Lynda on if you’re interested in helping out.

Covering New Library Books

All new library books need to be covered and its a big job!  So if you have some spare time and would like to assist Andreza with covering these books (covering can be done at the library or at home if you prefer) please email Lynda on

Selwyn Ave Walking Bus Co-ordinator (White Bus)

We are looking for a bus co-ordinator for our new White walking bus starting on Selwyn Ave, taking the walkway through St Andrews Church and Mary Atkin Reserve, heading up Kohimaramara Road. If you are interested please contact Lynda on

Get involved and have your say in 2019

We are always looking for more parents to get involved – if you have some ideas we’d love to see you at our PTA meetings held the first Monday of each month in the school staff room, or happy to hear from you anytime – email Lynda

You can also:

Regular Activities

Yummy Stickers
If you buy ‘Yummy’ branded fruit collect the stickers or bag labels and we can exchange them for new sport equipment. Go to the Yummy Stickers page for more info.
Second-hand Uniforms
We have a range of items. Prices depend on condition; roughly $25 fleeces, $15 polo t-shirts, $20 skorts and shorts, $15 sports t-shirts. Go to the Second-hand Uniforms page for more info.
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
For an ice-block on Fridays, send along $2. They will be sold 1.15-1.30pm out of the Hall Kitchen window.
Scholastic Book Club
Look out for this term’s Scholastic Book Club flyers in the book bags. Please place any orders online (or view the online flyer) at the Scholastic Book Club. No paper orders will be accepted.
Sushi Wednesdays
Pre-order by the end of the day Tuesday and fresh sushi will be delivered to school for your child’s Wednesday lunch. Go to the Sushi Wednesdays page for instructions.
Entertainment Books
For great discounts for local restaurants and attractions, order the hard-copy or digital versions –  $70 with 20% going to the school. Go to the Entertainment Books page for more info.