PTA Newsletter – 28 June 2022

School community news and upcoming PTA events and initiatives

Upcoming PTA Events

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
Blokes BreakfastFri, 2 Sep, 7:30am
PTA meetingMon, 5 Sep, 7:00pm
Trivia nightFri, 16 Sep, 6:30pm
Calendar Art orders close!Sun, 18 Sep
Working BeeSun, 25 Sep, 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.

Quizathon forms due

Congratulations to everyone on their Quizathon involvement. It was a great opportunity for the whole family to learn more about New Zealand’s newest public holiday and help us understand its history and meaning. It is great to see the sponsorship forms coming in quickly, remember they are due this Friday, July 1.

  • The first class to return all their forms will win a MUFTI DAY
  • The two students who raise the most money will each win $25 Rebel Sport vouchers.

Walking School Bus back for Term 3!

Thank you to Suuyin who has joined the PTA and will be both our new Secretary and walking School Bus coordinator.

The walking school bus will be up and running again in Term 3, if you are interested in joining please contact her at

Trivia night – Save the Date

Planning for our ever popular trivia night is underway. Save the date for Friday 16 September, dust off your 80s Prom outfits and we will be back with you next term with more details!!

Turua Gallery Give a Kid A Blanket

Turua Gallery’s big Fill The Truck Challenge is on this Saturday 2 July, 9am – 2pm. In the carpark opposite Turua Gallery , 10A Turua Street, St Heliers.

They need the following items;

  • Warm bedding including duvet inners and covers – of all sizes
  • Blankets – of all sizes
  • Sheets – of all sizes
  • Infant sleeping sacks
  • Warm clothing for the whole family
  • Sock
  • PJ’s and Dressing gowns
  • Jackets
  • New pillows and new hot water bottles (These items must be new please).
  • Quality used bassinets,port a cot, carseats (Still current) & prams.
  • Pre-packed food and toiletries to assist the Food Bank the Give a Kid aBlanket team are running.

These donations go directly to the families in need, made into packs of what they need, for how they live and who is in their families. This happens with social workers, community health workers and Police teams working directly with Give a Kid a Blanket. Thank you so much for your support.

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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.