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Newton Central Visits Our Local Mosque

Yesterday, a group of Student Councillors, supported by some of our Muslim students,  attended Ponsonby mosque to present our cards of aroha, and to donate the money we collected as a school community.  This was the first time our councillors had visited a mosque and one student commented that the manaakitanga provided by our hosts, …

YUMMY APPLE STICKERS & LABELS

Newton Central School is participating in the ‘Healthy Living, Healthy Eating’ campaign inspired by the Yummy Fruit Company. Shop at your local New World, Pak’n Save and participating Four Square stores. Purchase Yummy apples, either bags with cut-out labels or individual apples with Yummy stickers. One cut-out label is worth 10 apple stickers. Place the …

GARDENING AT NEWTON CENTRAL SCHOOL

          We are lucky here at Newton to have a variety of beautiful gardens, from tropical to vegetable and everything in between. This year there are greater opportunities for the children and the community to participate in gardening, such as the Gardening Club and class kaitiaki areas. We are hoping to grow this …

RESOURCES FOR PARENTS

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. …

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 …

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 …

Walking School Bus WSB

COMMUNITY INFORMATION SESSION – 4.30pm THURSDAY 7TH FEBRUARY We have a group of parents who are keen to re-vitalise our Walking School Bus route from Nixon Park carpark (bottom of Central Road) to school.  If you would like to be part of this group, please meet at the school staffroom at 4.30pm on Thursday 7th …

WELCOME! NEW YEAR, NEW STAFF!

  We’d like to welcome a number of new teachers in 2019: Sarah Hoult – Year 5 & 6 teacher (Marama), team leader, curriculum leader and travel and transport co-ordinator. Katherine Simpson – Year 1 & 2 teacher (Nohinohi). Nicky Taylor – Year 2 & 3 teacher (Nohinohi) and Sport and P.E co-ordinator.  Eleanor Haydn …

Gardening at Newton Central

Throughout Term 2, during Wednesday and Friday lunchtimes. Our wonderful Whaea Carron alongside her superb Room 6 students and other amazing volunteers have been working hard on re-vamping our school gardens. Be sure to check out our new interactive garden situated outside Room 1, which includes a new sand pit, a naughts and crosses seating …