PTA Newsletter – 3 May 2022

School community news and upcoming PTA events and initiatives

Upcoming PTA Events

PTA AGMMon, 9 May, 7:00pm
Movie NightTue, 17 May, 8:00pm
PTA MeetingTue, 7 Jun, 7:00pm
Quizathon questions come home.Thu, 9 Jun
Matariki QuizathonWed, 22 Jun
Quizathon forms dueFri, 1 Jul
Turua Gallery Fill the Truck ChallengeSat, 2 Jul, 9:00am
PTA MeetingTue, 5 Jul, 7:00pm
PTA MeetingMon, 1 Aug, 7:00pm
PTA Survey closesFri, 5 Aug, 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.

Mum’s Movie Night – Downtown Abbey 2

As our first community event of the year we are celebrating Mother’s Day with a Mum’s Movie Night at Silky Otter on Tuesday May 17. The movie theater opens at 7.45 for a drink with the movie starting at 8pm.

Tickets are $30 and include a glass of wine or other beverage, we have limited numbers so do get in fast. If you would like to come please fill out this form and we will reply with your confirmation.

Teacher for a Day

We still have some of the very popular Teacher for a Day auction items available for sale, this special event will take place next Friday, May 13 and promises to be a great day! The winning Teacher for the Day from each class will get to:

* Wear mufti for the day! 
* Have a special place to sit 
* Take the class roll 
* Choose games for P.E. and people for tasks in the classroom

Rooms 6, 9, 13, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23 and 27 are still available for $100, if you would like to buy one of these so that your child can take part in the fun while supporting our school, contact us at

Ice Blocks, Pizza and Sushi are Back!!

We are excited to announce that we are now able to sell Pizza and IceBlocks on Fridays and to have sushi for lunch on Wednesdays again!  From Week 2 Pizza and Ice Blocks will be sold for $2 from the kitchen at big break.  Please remember that your child may choose either one piece of pizza OR one ice block.  

Sushi is available for lunch on Wednesdays, the sushi packets are delivered to your child’s classroom.  To order sushi go to the Ricerunner website and select ‘school lunch’.  Further instructions are on the Sushi Wednesday page.

We are setting up rosters for both of these so if you are able to help with either of these please let us know at

Second Hand Uniform

In case you missed it at the end of last term our second hand uniform stocks have been reorganised and are now being managed by the lovely Amanda.  She has sorted what we have into two levels of quality and made a very useful page showing what inventory we have on hand, so you can see for yourself. If you are needing any pieces of uniform or sports uniform please check the inventory here and contact her through the form on the website.

Regular PTA 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.