PTA Newsletter – 26 July 2022

School community news and upcoming PTA events and initiatives

Upcoming PTA Events

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
PTA meetingMon, 17 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.

Welcome back to Term 3! I hope everyone had a restful break and is ready for the second half of the year. Thank you to everyone who supported our Matariki Quizathon, we raised almost $12,000 which is a great achievement. We are starting the term off with our first PTA Survey, please take a few minutes to give us some feedback! Then later in the term we have Blokes Breakfast and Trivia night to look forward.

PTA Survey

Win $20 from Kohi Cafe!

We’re finding new ways to engage with parents. We rely and need parent volunteers to continue running activities that support students and the school. We want to know what PTA events you like best, any new ideas you have and how you like to hear from us.

Please take a few minutes to complete This Survey for us and you will be in to win a $20 voucher for Kohi Cafe!

Events – Save the Date

We have two great events coming to you this term, please save; Friday 2 September for Blokes Breakfast, where your student brings their Big Bloke in for bacon rolls and coffee before school, and Friday 16 September for Trivia Night in the school hall, this year’s theme, 80s Prom!

Walking School Bus

We have a new coordinator and the walking school bus will be up and running again this term. If you are interested in joining please contact Suyin at Alternatively you can find more information here on the school website.

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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.