December 15

posted Dec 15, 2016, 3:22 PM by Alison Bray   [ updated Dec 15, 2016, 9:32 PM ]

This is our last newsletter for 2016. I would like to thank you for all you do for the children, our teachers, and the school as a whole. Best wishes for Christmas, and for 2017. Best wishes to our Year Sixes.  Thank you to parents who attended the End of Year Awards ceremony. It was a lovely evening, and the children made us very proud.  The list of award winners is on the following page.

Donations for Auckland City Mission – Thanks, parents, for your support. We sent four large boxes of food items and two large boxes of presents to the Mission. I know that the Mission staff will be very appreciative.  

New teachers for 2017:

We have been extremely lucky in being able to appoint a number of experienced teachers, who have a lot to offer the school.

Sarah McMenamin - an experienced teacher, is moving up from a smaller country school in the Rotorua area, and will be working in Panuku team.

Kirsten Wildemoth - has taught for a number of years in Waimauku, has recently moved to Northcote  She will be working in Panuku team, teaching a year 5 class in Room 16.

Anna Robison - is from the UK, in her third year teaching. She has just moved to New Zealand with her partner, who went to this school.  She will be working in Panuku team.

Shannon Payne - is a Beginning Teacher, and will be working in Whanake team. Shannon has been teaching swimming at the Birkenhead Leisure Centre, and already knows a number of the children.

Annoula Couldry - lives in Devonport, an experienced teacher, returning to full time teaching after SPELD tutoring, and will be working in Pikiake team.


Raffle news:  Thank you to all who sold, purchased and returned tickets. Most tickets sold by Ethan King, Well done Ethan,  4 complimentary ticket to Event Cinemas coming your way.

Congratulations to the following people, enjoy your Big Prize! 6th prize Webjet$200 voucher -  Tracy Lau

5th prize  Active Soul voucher with Fitbit  - Kylie Baudet

4th prize iPad Air 2 - Tammy Ashley

3rd prize Suna Pilates for 3 months - Thiha Aung

2nd prize Steve Edwards jewellery - Kath Hill

1st prize BMW for a weekend, night at Spencer on Byron and Moxie Restaurant $200 voucher – Katrina King

Thank you!
Merry Christmas
and a safe holiday
to the
WHOLE  school

and  community.

See you in 2017.

From the PTA


Final Assembly tomorrow will start at 9.00am.

School finishes at 1.00pm.

School resumes for 2017 on February 1st.


        Please return all sports uniforms in a named plastic bag.

        Any outstanding payments for 2016 can still be made to: ASB- 12-3035-0499511-00

Class Awards 2016


Rm 1          Amber l’Ami      Elia De Martin                             

Rm 2          Olivia Morreau  Samuel King                  

Rm 3          Lucy Britten      Archie Frankham               

Rm 4         Molly Osborne  Ethan Liu

Rm 5          Tom Fletcher     Anna Zapisetskaya     Freddie Cawkwell     Angie Liu

Rm 7          Johnny Fell         Anna Bakewell-White

Rm 8          Joshua Munn    Charlotte Hancock

Rm 11        Ryan Lapuste     Aisling Dooley


Rm 6          Jack  Thompson  Zara Gillard

Rm 9          Chiara de Martin        Maddie Birley            

Rm 10        Bekele Wilford   Sequoia Thomson                                            

Rm 12        Ivan Plehanof     Natasha Zhezhova                    

Rm 13        William Ashley   Ryan Corner



Rm 14           Cole Beasley     Darija Bocevska      

Rm 15           Felix Wen                   Victoria Wijaya       

Rm 16           Samuel Hui               Magnolia Barker

Rm 17           Tamati Matthews     Owen Coleman

Awards 2016  (final)


The Cox cup (Pikiake)      Holly Walters                


Whanake Cup                      Aria Davies


Top Sportsgirl                    Myara Flint               


Top Sportsboy                    Jaden l’Ami                                                                               


The Rising Star Award        Chanel Catchpole   


Hancock Cup (Oral language)     Sean Starr


DP award                             Ben Reynolds and Nathan Reynolds                       


Principal’s Award 2016      Sean Starr


Principal’s Award 2016       Sophie Farrell    

Ko ta matou rerenga kupu o te wiki:

Meri kihirimete - Merry Christmas

Ka kite ano - See you again.

Wishing all our families a safe and happy holiday

Nigel Bioletti