PTA Newsletter – 04 August 2020

School community news and upcoming PTA events and initiatives

Upcoming PTA Events

Blokes BreakfastFri, 28 Aug, 7:30am
PTA MeetingMon, 7 Sep, 7:00pm
Yummy Stickers Returned - Last day Fri, 18 Sep
Calendar art fundraiser - artwork created in classMon, 12 OctFri, 16 Oct
PTA MeetingMon, 12 Oct, 7:00pm

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.

URGENTLY Needing A New Walking School Bus Co-ordinator 

Huge thanks to Kirsten for her dedication over the last two years, but due to a change in circumstances, Kirsten now urgently needs to hand the co-ordination of the walking school bus to someone new. Kirsten has implemented some great new systems and her hard work has made it super easy for her successor to take over!

This job doesn’t take much time but gives so much back to the school.  If you have a few spare hours that you could give then this role is easy to fit in whatever hours suit.  You will be required to:

  • Send an email once a fortnight to ask for certificate nominations
  • Plan and run one celebration event once a term for the students
  • Be the school’s contact for Auckland Transport
  • Forward WSB registrations onto the co-ordinator of each bus

If you’re interested in becoming our new walking school bus co-ordinator, please contact Lynda

Community Events


The garden plan is created, the plants ordered and all we need now is lots of parents to participate in our working bee to make our garden areas look amazing, in preparation for our 2021 centennial celebrations.

Sunday 23 August – morning 10-12, afternoon 12-2pm or all day!

You don’t have to be a gardening guru to help – there are jobs big and small – lots of pruning and ‘clearing out’ of unruly plants as well as planting of new plants and trees.

Kids are welcome and there will be a BBQ lunch provided at 12 noon

PLEASE REGISTER YOUR ATTENDANCE to Lizzie: with the following info:

  • Who will be attending
  • What time – morning/afternoon or all day
  • What tools you can bring (eg pruning shears, spade, wheelbarrow…)
  • If you have any special gardening skills or you are good at digging holes!

BLOKES BREAKFAST – Friday 28 August 7.30-8.30am

It’s that time of the year again where the kids get to bring along their special big bloke for a light breakfast in the school hall, with a few other surprises.

Breakfast, tea & coffee is included in the ticket price. Thanks to VOLT , Espresso coffee will also be available to purchase (PLEASE BRING CASH, no eftpos).  Huge thanks to New World and VOLT for their support.

Purchase tickets on online shop or on sale in Kiri before school Wed 19th, Thurs 20th and Fri 21st August

$10 – bloke plus 1 child; $15 – bloke plus 2 children or $20 bloke plus 3 or more kids

Kids can choose to complete one of these ‘Get to Know My Bloke’ pages. Please return to your teacher by Wed 26th August so they can be displayed on the day.

Email a photo of your kids with their special ‘bloke’ to also by Wed 26th August and they will be displayed on the big screen on the day.

Volunteers required please – if you can assist with help on the morning of the event or night before (cooking bacon, food preparation) please email Lynda

Fundraising Events

TRIVIA NIGHT is back by popular demand!  SAVE THE DATE Saturday 5th Sept

Quiz Master Sam is back with electronic handsets and a real time leader board – start organising your table of ten and plan your costume with Heros vs Villains theme as your inspiration.  Registration and full details will be out shortly.

Kids Quiz-A-Thon is Coming – 07-11 September

The ever popular QUIZ-A-THON is returning in September  to raise funds and to extend our kids general knowledge.

More details to come!

Get involved and have your say in 2020

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/Pizza Fridays
For an ice-block or slice of pizza (cheese or ham & pineapple) 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.