Coming up

Monday 9 – Friday 13 August

NZ Maths Week

Tuesday 10 – Thursday 12 August

Y5’s Skateboarding at school

Tuesday 10 August

PTA Meeting, 7:30 pm in our staff room.  All welcome!

Wednesday 11 August

Cluster Basketball at Eventfinda Stadium

Thursday 12 August

ICAS Digital Technology

Friday 13 August

Year 6’s to visit MBIS 9 am

Assembly in our school hall 2 pm. All welcome!

Tuesday 17 August

ICAS English

Thursday 19 August

Rooms 3, 4 & 5 to Botanic Gardens

Friday 20 August

Rooms 1, 2 & 16 to Botanic Gardens

Friday 20 August

Cluster Hockey at North Harbour Hockey Stadium

At a glance

  • School Notices – Welcome to our new students
  • PTA News – Movie Night, Next PTA Meeting, Uniform Shop, Entertainment Membership, Yummy Stickers and PTA Newsletter
  • Community Notices

Principal’s Message

Building work in front of Rooms 5-8 has been continuing – we had 2 days of noise when there was concrete cutting and auguring. Fortunately, since then the noise level has reduced to occasional nail gun blasts. The students and teachers in that classroom block have displayed great resilience. The end product will provide us with an upgraded outdoor learning area.

A recent study conducted by the National Foundation for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (NFDHH) in secondary schools across the country has revealed that many of our tamariki are experiencing increased hearing loss. The culprit is our noisy lifestyles. Young adults wearing earbuds and headphones are inadvertently causing hearing loss. The full article is here. This article may prompt you to take a look into how loud your child’s headphones or earbuds are.

Smart Watches
Technology brings benefits and deficits. If your child is lucky enough to have a smart watch, you will be able to contact them to ensure their safety and to keep in contact. This will build their independence as they grow. This technology does bring some downsides though. Can you please ensure that your child’s watch is set to not receiving calls during the hours of 9.00-3.00 as this can disrupt learning time? It is also important that if your child feels unwell for any reason, they tell their teacher first who can then ensure that school systems for getting children home run smoothly. This is a safety issue in case we have an evacuation.
We have our student-led conferences coming up on Thursday, 9 September. These will be held from 3:30-6:45. This is a wonderful opportunity for your child to show you what they are most proud of so far this year. They might teach you a game, show you their favourite art piece, or read their best piece of writing to you. Please watch for a notice on Hero for how to sign up for a time slot early next week.
Teachers and educators are often guilty of using jargon. We always talk in weeks rather than dates as we live this all the time. This can lead to confusion when scheduling events. To us, student-led conferences are in Week 7, to you they are on September 9. In the spirit of demystifying teacher jargon, let’s talk RTLB. This stands for Resource Teacher of Learning and Behaviour. This is an outside school learning support resource. Twice a term, our SENCos (Special Education Needs Coordinator) meet with our lead RTLB person. In that meeting, they discuss how current students on the RTLB register are doing, how programmes are going and the next steps for students and teachers. Our SENCos also raise new students who may need some RTLB assistance. The RTLB service is moving away from ‘fixing’ a student to working more with teachers to upskill them to support a student or students.

If you haven’t got the Hero app yet, come into the office and they can help. Feedback so far has been positive. We are doing our best to ensure community posts from teachers and management come out between 2.00 pm and 3.15 pm so that you do not get bombarded by alerts all day.
Nga Mihi
Peter Stoner

Kia hikaka, kia maia, kia pono te ngakau.

School Notices

Welcome to our new students and their families

Ollie Benli, Ethan Chow, Fenella Foden, Arthur Foden, WeiQi Huang, Wilson Huang, Eira Patni, Noel Kim, Emma Xia, and Wooju Yang.

PTA News

What a great Senior Movie night on Friday. I think a great time was had by all and they were so well behaved, thank you students. Thank you to all those parents, siblings, and teachers who came along to help make this event run smoothly.

Next PTA meeting Tuesday 10th August at 7.30 pm in our staffroom, we would love to see some new faces, so why not come and join us for some refreshments and see what we are all about?

Uniform Shop will be open every Monday in term 3 from 3-3.15 pm. Thank you to our volunteers for helping.

Entertainment Membership – Anyone who purchases an Entertainment Membership before Wednesday, September 15th will receive an extra month free. This means they’ll get a 13-month Membership along with a FREE upgrade to a Multi-City Membership when they purchase a Single City. How good is that?×92?fbclid=IwAR0w6EW0ci-_cAkYSMDTpMZY9gNJOKy3FP5gVsgxWqJL9d1In8lEXzqmmgg

Yummy Stickers – Please keep collecting Yummy Stickers so we can get more sporting equipment for the school.

The PTA Term 3 Newsletter will be sent out shortly with more news, survey results, and new fundraising information, so keep an eye out for it.

If you have any feedback or suggestions please email us at [email protected], we would love to hear from you.
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For all PTA related enquiries please email [email protected]

Community Notices

Notices are put in this section as a service to our community.  The school does not necessarily endorse these community advertisements and you are advised to check for yourself, the reliability of providers, events, camps, and courses.

Wairau Intermediate school open days – Advert for Non-Contributing Schools Newsletters July 2021

Taiaotea Air Scouts Trivial Pursuit Quiz & Auction






ECB Library – I am delighted to inform you that East Coast Bays Library will be reopening, after our extensive refurbishment, on Saturday 14th August.

Attached is a poster advertising “Kids artwork for the library”. We would love any children to draw themselves or their families for our display.