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We are sure that you all share our disbelief at the tragic events that unfolded in Christchurch on Friday and we are sure that you all join us in solidarity in supporting our many Muslim members of our school community. This morning we held a special assembly to hold a minute’s silence in their honour. …

22 March – No Paid Union Meeting!

The NZEI Te Riu Roa National Executive has postponed ALL paid union meetings for primary teachers and principals due to begin nation-wide this week. NZEI News release This is as a mark of respect for the 50 children, men and women murdered in Christchurch on Friday 15 March and to ensure schools and ECE services can focus on children and their needs. …

PASIFIKA 2019 CANCELLED

Statement from Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development’s General Manager Destination, Steve Armitage: Given the need to prioritise police resourcing following the terrible events in Christchurch, we have today decided to cancel the Pasifika Festival for the coming weekend, 23 and 24 March. Initial discussions with New Zealand Police gave us hope that through the …

AUTUMN FUNDRAISER with SPRING BULBS

Help us fundraise for school gardening resources by beautifying your garden Here is a great opportunity to purchase spring flowering bulbs and seeds to show your support. Bulbs are easy to plant, fun to grow and will reward you with gorgeous flowers year after year. We have some great choices here, why not try them …

SUPERHERO WEEK – WALKING SCHOOL BUS

It is great to see we have a couple of Walking School Bus routes started in the Karangahape Road and Scanlan Street areas. Well Done for their SuperHero effects this week. Keep up the great work! We are meeting Auckland Transport this week to finalise plans for the re-launch of our Nixon Park Walking School …

IOANE IOANE

Ioane Ioane O le malaga tele –A very strong journey “I was told by a friend that there are seven types of va’a in Samoa, but there are actually eight, because the first va’a is our body!”   Ioane Ioane embarked on a journey exploring his cultural roots and the art of building a va’aalo …

GARDENING NEWS AT NEWTON CENTRAL SCHOOL

Let’s celebrate… Garden Club members weeding and harvesting the potatoes by the citrus orchard Garden Club members eating pears from the school garden AFTER spreading mulch Garden Club members weeding the sandpit garden Newly donated kids’ gardening gloves Parents/grandparents helping out in the class gardens Whaea Anneke and her students weeding in their class garden …

Tomorrow School’s Taskforce Team Request

  We invite all our parent, whānau and caregiver community to be aware and involved in the Taskforce’s report Our Schooling Futures: Stronger Together |Whiria Ngā Kura Tūātinitini which has been published. The Taskforce team are very keen to receive feedback from as many people as possible to help them complete their final recommendations and report to the Minister of …

MONMOUTH ST – PICK UP & DROP OFF

We are fortunate to have a supportive neighbour in Sunway Rentals who operate the businesses adjacent to the school crossing.   They kindly allow us to drive through their premises to pick up and drop off our children before and after school.  However, please note that their car parking spaces are reserved for their customers only.  Please do not use their …

LOST PROPERTY REMOVAL DAYS

FORTNIGHTLY ON FRIDAYS (EVEN WEEKS) TERM 1 FRIDAYS DATES 15 FEBRUARY 1 MARCH 15 MARCH 29 MARCH 12 APRIL The Lost Property is on display and stored in the shed which is open daily. TERA We show our school values by: I keep my gear safe in my zipped bag I have my name on …

PROPERTY UPDATES

SHADE COVER As outlined to parents at the recent Potluck Evening, the Ministry of Education does not fund playgrounds, swimming pools and shade areas.  We need to fund these activities through fundraising and Parent Donations.  Requests for parent donations and the suggested level of donations will be published in Week 3.  In the meantime, we …

OUR SCHOOL’S NEWSLETTERS 2019

NEWSLETTERS 2019 When talking to parents and reviewing the data of who is opening up our newsletters in 2018, we found that more parents opened the classroom newsletters than our schoolwide ones.  We also had significant feedback about the amount of emails parents were receiving from the school.  This year, we are looking at reducing …

Latest Updates about Teacher/Principal negotiations with the Government

It’s Time / Kua Tae Te Wā – Teacher/Principal negotiations with the Government You may remember that teachers and principals took strike action twice last year to send a message to the Government that more needed to be done to fix the teacher shortage and make teaching a more sustainable and attractive profession. After conversations …

HOPES & DREAMS CONFERENCES TERM 1 2019

KANOHI-KI-TE-KANOHI SCHOOL OPENING HOURS ON THE CONFERENCE DAYS: Wednesday 20th February 8:55am – 3pm (Normal day) Thursday 21st February 8:55am – 1pm (Early finish) At Newton, we use an online appointment system for our  Hopes and Dreams Conferences. To make this possible, ask your child’s teacher for the event code.