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Strive for Excellence – Care for All

Term 3 – Week 9 – 17th September 2020

Term Dates 2020
Term 3 Mon 20th July – Fri 25th Sept
Term 4 Mon 12th Oct – Mon 14th Dec (finish at 12.00pm)

Term Dates 2021
Term 1 Thurs 4 Feb – Fri 16 April (includes Waitangi and Easter)

Term 2 Mon 3 May – Fri 9 July (includes Queen’s Birthday)
Term 3 Mon 26 July – Fri 1 Oct
Term 4 Mon 18 Oct – Thurs 16 Dec (includes Labour Day)

Important Dates
18 – 9.00am – 10.00am – LZ2 Open morning
18 – Mufti Day – Gold coin for environment 
23 – Production –  Matinee & Evening Performance – Deferred to Term 4
23 – 9.30am – 1.30pm – Year 3- 6 Cricket skills
24 – School Fun Run (midday start) – Parent entry dependant on Alert levels 
24 – Production – Evening Performance – Deferred to Term 4
25 – Term 3 ends – End of Term Assembly – Alert Levels permitting

12 – Term 4 starts
12 – Whole School – End of Term 3 Assembly – 9.00am
17 – Ag Day – 8.00-2.00pm
19 – 6.30pm – Year 6 Positive Puberty Parents Evening
22 – Individual Photolife Photos starts at 8.00am for families with pre-schoolers
23 – Teacher Only Day – School closed
29 – 9.30am – Year 5/6 Cricket cluster tournament – Metro Park

2 – Kids for Kids Rehearsal and Concert
11 – Production –  Matinee & Evening Performance – Date change
12 – Production – Evening Performance – Date change
16 – 9.30am start – Athletics day – Whole school – Date change
14 – 1.00pm – Compost Collective – composting course
24 – 9.00am – Year 5/6 Cluster Athletics tournament
26 – Year 5/6 RAIN save day Athletics Cluster tournament
30 – Start of Skillz for life swimming runs until 3rd December



Harri Coggins for applying yourself in your learning
Phyllis Dryden for a positive attitude to your learning
Ben Hogefjord for effort and creativity in your Inquiry
Andrew Lucas for effort and creativity across the curriculum
Isabella Milton for great descriptive sentences
Christian Kruger for focus and management skills in writing

Dylan Prouse Resilience
James Magennis – Resilience
Riley Howard – Responsible

Lily Rainsford for her calm approach to Poi making during te wiki o te reo maori – your poi is ‘Tu meke!’
Sienna Russell for superb poi making and supporting her friend with plaiting and knot tying! You poi is ‘Tu meke!’
Oliver Grantham for your awesome attitude to your learning this week

Alanys Lusby-Garcia – Respect
Mia O’Dell – Responsible
Vaseegaren ShanmugiamResilience

Miller Bowmar for great thinking in maths problem solving
Mason Newman for effort and progress with your reading
Theo Jeune for the extra effort and focus you are putting into your writing
Delta-Cruz Smith for always having an enthusiastic attitude to all aspects of your learning
Eleanor Buckley for your positive attitude and enthusiasm towards learning

Ruby Cundy – Resilience
Leila Kanji – Responsible
Emma George – Respect
Stirling Greenhill – Resilience

Luke Van Wyk – Fantastic Reading
Caleb Cartmell-Rogers for amazing effort with his reading and writing
Oliver Blakeman for being a fantastic learner
Sahan Bhosale for being a responsible learner
Arlo Weston – You have made a great start to school. Well done

Corban ShrianeResponsible
Kayla HamiltonResponsible
Blake Upperton – Respect
Broghan OrtegaResponsible
Lily BarnesResponsible


Mufti Day – Gold coin for environment 
Fri 18 September 2020

“Change the world together” 

School Production

As you may be aware we have begun preparing for our school production. This will be held in term 4. We are looking to find a few clothing items and accessories to complete our costumes. Please see below:

Cows costume/onesie – size 10/12 child

Swanndri jumper or hunting and fishing top – size 8/10 child

A beanie – child size

Full apron

Artificial leaves 

35 Lanyards

Please let Miss McGowan or Miss Huntingford know if you can get hold of these items to use for the production.

Kayla Huntingford

[email protected]nz

Victoria McGowan

[email protected] 


Ag Day
Ag day on the 17th October
Ag day will definitely be going ahead this year
School has put a plan in place even if we are not in Level 1 for all indoor exhibitions and judging and the judging of animals.
Hope all your preparations are going well for Ag day. Animals are being trained and items for judging in both the classroom and on the Saturday are well under way

It’s still not too late to get your Mystery seeds. Available in Room 1 every morning before 9 and each afternoon after 3. $2. They will need to be planted as soon as possible.
Please see attachment below – Information sheet of choices avail;able

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Ag Day Baking


PTA Meeting this Friday 18th September 3pm School Staffroom: Next meeting is set down for this Friday 18th – unfortunately due to the continuing level 2.5 restrictions we are limited to 10 attendees only. We will reach out to key office holders and Ag Day coordinators by email to ensure we stay within the restriction. If you are unable to attend and would like to raise anything at the meeting please let us know at [email protected].

 Ag Day Grocery Collection:  Thank you for all the grocery donations to date – we are going to have some great hampers to auction on Ag Day. Next week is week 10 – Rainy Day Fun – things to brighten up a rainy day – kids craft, paper & pens. Books, games or even a yummy treat. Please leave in the donation box in your child’s classroom.

Ag Day Rosters: This week you will have received an email from your child’s teacher about Ag Day rosters. Please email Jen Jamie ([email protected]) with your preferred 3 times and she will confirm back to you. Times start from 8.30am to 1.30pm and are for 30 minutes. We need all the help we can get to ensure Ag Day runs smoothly and are only asking for 30 minutes out of your day, please assist where you can. If you can give more than 30 minutes please let Jen know.

Still Seeking Ag Day Food Stall Coordinator: We need a Food Stall Coordinator to oversee all the school run food stalls (Lamb Spit, Hot Chips, Bacon & Eggs, Sausage Sizzle). The Food Stall Coordinator will help with set-up on Friday 16th and make sure things run smoothly on Saturday 17th. You will have other volunteers and rostered parents manning the food stalls. If you are interested in this role please let us know at [email protected]

Still Seeking Ag Day Parking Supervisors: As per prior years we will have use of the paddock across the road for parking on Ag Day. We need a couple of volunteers to supervise parking between from 7am-10.30am on 17th October  – you will ensure that people park in an orderly fashion and that the best use of the space available is made. If you can help please let us know at [email protected]

Raffle Tickets: Raffle tickets are still available for sale – buy one, two or a book of 10. $5 each with the chance to win $1,000 cash, an iPad, a night’s accommodation at the Hotel Grand Chancellor Auckland, a Micro Rocket Scooter and a wheel barrow full of groceries.  Prizes drawn on Ag Day.  To purchase please contact Michaela Vermeulen by Text: 0211-888-404 or Email: [email protected]. A big thanks to our raffle sponsors – Debs Wallace of Harcourts Cooper & Co, Coordinate Limited, Hotel Grand Chancellor, Micro Scooters NZ and Bunnings.


First drop off will be on Sunday 11th October. Other times during the first week of school to be advised.

Books, toys and games. Soft toys.  Small appliances and household items in working condition. Clothes and shoes.

NOTHING broken, rusty, with parts missing etc. No oil column or gas heaters.

Any questions or queries regarding the White Elephant please contact Susan: [email protected]

Lamb Donations: The lamb spit is one of the most popular food stalls at Ag Day and often sells out early. If you have a lamb that you can donate please let us know at [email protected].

Silent Auction Donations: The silent auction is a big fundraiser at Ag Day – last year the silent auction raised almost $9,000. If you work in or know a business that can contribute goods (we would love more goods) or services (vouchers) for the silent auction please reach out to Paula in the office ([email protected]).

Honey Orders: If you have not received your honey order please contact Sarah Richardson: [email protected]. Honey is still available to purchase $40 for 1kg. Please pay at the school office or directly into the PTA bank account: 12-3046-0270392-00 and drop your order form in the PTA box in the office.


Please see link below showing the Ag Day Poster & the items required each week though out this term


From Term 1 2021 Fonterra will be stopping their Milk for Schools to concentrate on their Kids Breakfast in School programme


Hibiscus Coast Cricket Club
 is now open for registrations for girls and boys aged 5+

Skills, softball cricket, hardball cricket – there is something for everyone.

Come along, bring your friends and have some fun.  We’d love to see you.

For more information and to register go to

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Kind Regards,
HCCC Junior Chair
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