School Newsletter

1 August 2019

Welcome New Children

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   We would like to welcome Joulia, Jad, Elle, Huston, Tova, Daniel, Arya, Eva, Willow & Finn

Zac (absent)

to Anderson's Bay School. 

It is wonderful to have you joining us.









Term 3 Assembly Timetable



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Weeks 1, 3 & 4  = No Assembly



Wintery Weather, School Closures and Late Starts

Given our recent weather, I am aware that these conditions could move into more severe wintery conditions very quickly.  As a reminder, on occasion, schools may have a late start or closure for inclement weather, this could be for snow, ice or other unforseen weather related circumstances.  Although at times the conditions around Anderson's Bay may not reflect the road conditions for some of the other major roadways in Dunedin, decisions for late starts or closures are made  as a "blanket decision" for all schools in the Dunedin area, taking into consideration the need for staff and families at schools to travel across the city.  Decisions to have a late start or closure will be notified on Classic Hits 89.4 FM.  As soon as we receive notification of a late start or closure an email will be sent to all families and a note will be put on the home page of our school website, in addition to these two points of communication we will also send out a SKOOL LOOP SMS message.



Skool Loop

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Father's Day Lunch

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Friday 30th August: 12:15PM - 1:20pm

Fathers (or significant adults) are invited to school at lunchtime.
Bring your lunch, or a shared lunch, for you and your child. 

Your child will share some school learning with you, eat with you and share favourite playground activities with you during this time.

Please go to Rata classrooms first if you have more than one child at school.
We look forward to seeing you.”




Stars on Stage - Tee Shirt Orders

Our ever-popular Stars on Stage tees are back. Attached is an order form.

Order forms, together with money must be returned to the school office on or before 7 August 2019.


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Friday Sausages and Charlie Drink Year 6 Camp Fundraiser

The Year 6 children are fundraising for their camp to be held in December.

These are a great option on those cold winter days when it’s nice for the kids to have something hot for lunch. It also gives parents a day off sandwich duty!  We hope you will support our Year 6's in their fundraising efforts.
How to order
Please place the correct cash in an envelope with your child’s full name, class number and number of sausages or Charlie’s drink required and post in the slot in the office before 3pm on the Wednesday.
Sausage             $2.00
Charlie Drink      $2.00
Never have the correct change in your wallet? How about ordering for a block of weeks or the whole nine weeks? Simply place the correct amount in an envelope with the details listed above and stating which dates you wish to order for.
Term 2 Starting from Friday 14th June
Term 3 All Fridays
Term 4 November 22nd last day for sausage
Extra sausages will be available to order for Father's Day lunch on Friday, 30th August 2019.  Please bring along your order to the school office.

Lost & Found

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From time to time children bring to the office things they find around the school grounds.  Below are two items that I am sure belong to a parent/caregiver/member of our community.

If either of the items belong to you please collect them from the school office:


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                                 Silver Ring                                          Adults Black Cardigan Size M

                                                                                          With name: Lisa




                               Adults Macpac Jacket

                        Size M - Found on tennis courts




PTA News

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The next PTA Meeting will be held in the school staffroom on Tuesday, 20 August 2019 at 7:30pm.

All new members are most welcome!



  • Pizza Lunch - Tuesday, 20 August 2019
  • Disco - Friday, 9 August 2019
  • School Food and Fun Day - Sunday, 17 November 2019




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Disco Helpers

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The PTA are using (the leading online SignUp and reminder tool) to organise upcoming SignUps.

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:​
1) Click this link to see our SignUp on
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.​

3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on


PTA Pizza Lunch

PTA Pizza Lunch 

Andy Bay PTA is holding a pizza lunch on Tuesday 20th August.

Each serving is ¼ of a standard Domino’s pizza.

Orders should be placed, using the online form (see link below), and paid for via internet banking by Tuesday 13th August.


Internet Bank details:  

Account no: 03 1729 0015631 00

Reference details: “Pizza”, “child’s full name”

[It is extremely important that you include your child’s full name on both the online order form and the internet bank payment, so your child gets their pizza and we can link your payment to your child. 

Please return one form per child.]

If there are any queries or if online ordering or payment is not possible then please contact



Community Notices



The Otago Centre of Athletics New Zealand

PO Box 444, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand





Athletics Otago, in partnership with our local clubs, will run the Fifth year of the Kids Cross Country Series over the winter months.

Who:   Year 0 to 8 Student’s.

What:  Five cross country races (enter as few or as many Races as you would like.)

 When and where:

  •  Event 4:           04 August - Memorial Park, Mosgiel

(hosted by Athletics Taieri)

  •  Event 5:           18 August - Rotary Park,Waverley

(hosted by Ariki Athletic and Harrier Club)


 What time:     Events 1, 4 & 5 will run as follows:

Boys and Girls will run together but results recorded separately

9.30am            Registrations taken and race numbers available to collect.

9.50am            Warm up and guided walk around the course

10.15am          Years 0/1 & 2

10.35am          Years 3 & 4

11.00am          Years 5 & 6

11.25am          Years 7 & 8


Events 2 & 3 will run as follows:


12.30pm          Registrations taken and race numbers available to collect.

12.50pm          Warm up and Guided walk around the course

1.15pm            Years 0/1 & 2 Boys and Girls Race Parents/caregivers are welcome to run as well.

1.35pm            Years 3 & 4 Boys and Girls Race

2.00pm            Years 5 & 6 Boys and Girls Race (Will be run with the Under 14 Grade Race)

2.00pm            Years 7 & 8 Boys and Girls Race (Will be run with the Under 14 Grade Race)


How Far:                     Years 0/1 & 2 Approximately 800m

                                    Years 3 & 4 Approximately 1km-1.5km

                                    Years 5 & 6 Approximately 2km-2.5km

                                    Years 7 & 8 Approximately 2km-2.5km


Please note: Times can change on the day with races able to run up to 30 minutes earlier than advertised (only in adverse weather conditions). Depending on entries, the Year 7 & 8 races may be combined with the Year 5 & 6 races and start at the Year 5 & 6 starting time. Events will not be cancelled unless very adverse weather conditions occur. The event cancellation will be posted on the website, Facebook and broadcast on Radio Dunedin.


How to enter:  On the Athletics Otago website: by clicking on ‘Events’ and then ‘Kids Cross Country Series’. Enter one event, or all five! It’s a fantastic way to keep fit over the winter months, so come along and have some fun.


Cost: $7.50 per child per event

          $15.00 for a family of 2 or more per event.

          $30.00 per child if entered for all events.

Registrations also taken on the day.


What to wear:   No specialised gear is required. Children can run in whatever they feel comfortable in but remember it might get a bit MUDDY! For most of the events it is recommended that children wear footwear. It is a good idea to bring something warm to put on after the race.





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MusiqHub Guitar / Ukulele is looking forward to welcoming new students in term three 2019.

The lessons feature:

  • small group learning [max of 4 per group]
  • conveniently located at the school
  • exclusive access to MusiqHub lessons online
  • quality teaching manuals
  • tuition from MusiqHub registered tutors

For more information please visit our website at or

call / text Joel Dalloway on 027 562 9830


Little Kickers is the one of the world's leading soccer provider for per-school aged children. Little Kickers is an educational football programme for children aged 1.5yrs-7yrs. Our programme is designed to help children learn fundamental skills through games and play. We know that children best learn through play and repetition and our programme supports this. In our classes we use imaginative themes in each session, which gets children fully immersed in to the class.Children are taught physical skills, such as running and jumping, social skills, like sharing, shapes, colours and numbers and much more. All of this taught in a pressure-free, fun and safe environment.
Limited spaces are available so be in to enrol your child through our website or email me for more information at

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92 Jeffery Street, Anderson's Bay, 9013 Dunedin
(03) 454 4413