November 30

posted Nov 30, 2016, 7:50 PM by Alison Bray   [ updated Dec 4, 2016, 1:11 AM ]

Tena koutou.

    Mihi puwera ki a koutou.

Important notices:

    Share the Arts: Parents - please be advised that we are having this event on the 9th December at 9am.

    School Magazine - is with the printers. Order your copy ($20) now at the Office.


On Thursday the 25th of November a group of children from year 4 - 6 represented the school at the Inter-schools Athletics Day. There were seven schools in total competing in a range of sports including high jump, long jump, shot-put, softball throw and sprint events. Overall the children did a great job at showing sportsmanship by encouraging each other and trying their best at each activity.  Well done to those children who came away with a 1st, 2nd or 3rd certificate too!   Here is Unaiki competing in the high jump. Our thanks to Miss Weir for organising such a great day for our Cluster athletes, and our special thanks to Rob Barker and Tyrrell Jaggard of Calliope Athletics, for their generous support on the day. (They also commented on how well the children encouraged each other.)

High jump Unaiki.jpg

Pikiake fun day

Please join Pikiake Classes to see out the 2017 School Year with a Fun Sports Activity Afternoon and Shared Lunch on Wednesday 14th December 11:30-1.


The end of the year is nearly here.   Can everybody please have a search at home for any School library books that may be lying around.  We have lost about 60 books for the year.  We seem to lose the most popular books.

Yr 6 pupils must have all their books in by the 2nd as this gives us time to follow up on outstanding books.  For the rest of the school, the last day for issues will be the 2nd of December.  All books should be back in the library no later than the 9th of December.  In the last week the library will be closed to do administrative work.  

Mr Houghton and Mrs Jones.


November 30th - Monthly Board meeting

December 2nd - Northcote Intermediate Orientation morning for Year 6 children

December 9th at 9am - Share the Arts

December 13th - End of Year Evening - parents - please note that this year we are having the one ceremony for all children. Start time - 7pm.

December 15th - Sports prizegiving, followed by Year Six Graduation

December 16th - School finishes for the year at 1.00pm

February 1 - School begins for 2017

PTA news:

Keep selling those raffle tickets please. To order more contact Wilma 0210 2703 889 and return stubs and monies (or unsold tickets) to your classroom teacher by morning roll call, by 9th of December.

The PTA is holding a sausage sizzle on Mokoia Rd during the Birkenhead Santa Parade, 11th Dec. If you can help please contact Wilma 0210 2703 889.

Sports Teams:  Please remember to return your uniforms to the office in a named plastic bag.  If your team has won an award (or someone in your team) during the season, please let Mrs Sanders know so that we can celebrate at the Sports Prizegiving on 15 December.


Ever wondered where the school vege garden is?  Did you know BPS has an orchard?  Green Spring Clean Needed!

Come along and celebrate the first day of summer by helping tidy up and take care of the outdoor classroom: the school orchard, vege gardens and Lawson Reserve, and keep BPS beautiful.  Thursday 1st December 3-4pm. Meet outside the school library. Younger/older siblings and friends also welcome. Contact Charlotte Armstrong ( or Joss Sanders ( if you require further info - otherwise, just turn up!

Have wonderful week

Nigel Bioletti,