School Newsletter

11 December 2018

School Reports

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School Reports will be sent home with children on Wednesday, 12 December 2018. Please ensure all reports are opened at home and not in the school grounds.

Your child/ren's report  will indicate what class they will be in for 2019.  All stationery requirements relating to that class are now uploaded to the OfficeMax Back to School website and are available now for purchase.


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2018 Final Assembly

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The School's final Assembly for 2018 will be held at the Edgar Centre this Thursday, 13 December 2018 commencing at 6pm.  Entry is by way of a gold coin donation.  All family and extended family members are welcome to come along.

Children will be allowed to enter the Edgar Centre from 5:45pm onwards. 

All children are to wear tidy mufti which can incorporate a Christmas theme.

The concert is expected to finish around 7:00pm.  Children must be collected by a parent/caregiver from where the children are seated at the end of the concert.




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Last Day of School - 2018

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School will officially close at 12:30pm on Friday, 14 December 2018.  All children must be collected on or before this time.



2019 Term Dates

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 Every year our teaching team undertake two professional development, teacher only days immediately before the start of the school year.  Along with a number of other schools we organise a speaker of significance to support our professional learning.  For 2019 we intend to do the same, however the speaker is limited to being able to attend on Thursday 31 January.  The logical start date following this speaker will Monday 4th February.  This date, however is taking the start of our school year later than we had hoped and we want to take advantage of the learning time this provides for our children.  Therefore, Anderson's Bay School will be doing something a little different next year. 

Our start date for the 2019 school year will be Monday, 28th January, For the first time in many, many years we will take a teacher only day during term time on the Thursday 31st January, meaning school will be closed for that day.  This is not our normal practice, as we genuinely do not want to inconvenience our families and normally will hold such days during term breaks, however, the calibre of the combined schools professional development opportunity is very important for our staff.  

We will continue to share this information, as we want our families to be completely well informed of this day, allowing you to make arrangements for your children.  We have also arranged for Magic After School care to be running a "holiday style" programme on Thursday 31st January to assist our families with this day.  This opportunity will be available for any of our Anderson's Bay School children.


The Term Dates for 2019 are as follows:

Term One

28th January to 12 April 2019

Term Two

29 April to 5 July 2019

Term Three

22 July to 27 September 2019

Term Four

14 October to 13 December 2019





New Bank Account Details

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As from the 1st January 2019 Anderson's Bay School will have a new bank account.  The account number is:


ASB 12-3150-0048281-00


Please ensure all payments are made to this account from 1 January 2019 onwards.




Class Structure for 2019

Below is our class structure for 2019, which includes a Year 4 and 5 class in the Tōtara Team, accommodating our significantly large group of Year 4 students across both teams.  This is similar to previous years when some Year 2 students have been in the Kowhai Team. The Year 4 students in the Year 4 and 5 mix class will be a part of the Tōtara Team, with some times through the school year where they will take part in Kowhai Team activities e.g. Activity Week.


Ngā Tipu Year 1

Miranda Bloxham

Janet Arcus

Room 2 Year 1

Sharon Weir

Jane Wood

Room 3 Year 2

Tania Pleace

Emily Armstrong

Room 5 Year 3/4

Geoff Markby

Room 6 Year 3/4

Lizzie Potter

Room 7 Year 3/4

Joanne Ward

Room 8 Year 3/4

Jackie Tangata

Room 9 Year 4/5

Sarah Bayne-O'Connor

Room 10 Year 5/6

Bridget McDowall

Room 11 Year 5/6

Paul Gibbons

Room 12 Year 5/6

Rhonda Umfreville-Keogh


School Uniform Prices 2019

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Adventure Outfitters advise that all prices for our school uniform will remain the same for 2019 except for the sports shorts which will now cost $20.00.



Orange Day Parade

Orange Day Parade

For the first time in several years, the annual Orange Parade returned to George St on Friday, 23 November 2018 to recognise the hundreds of children who control pedestrian crossings outside their schools throughout the year.
Children from 29 schools, between Balclutha and Waikouaiti, paraded through the Dunedin CBD in high-visibility vests before gathering in the Octagon where they were officially thanked by Dunedin city councillor Jim O’Malley.

               "I really admire you.  You represent everything that’s good about this city and

all the towns that you come from.  You’re reliable, you turn up every day to do your job,

no matter what the weather is. Other people depend on you for their safety."

Below are some photos taken during the Parade and up at Moana Pool where the children got to spend time after the parade.


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Community Notices

Free Coaching Dates: Thursday December 6th, Tuesday December 11th and Thursday December 13th (will add more dates if numbers exceed spots). 
Venue: Edgar Centre
Age Range: 6 to 9 years of age
Time Options: 3.45pm - 4.20pm or 4.25pm - 5.00pm (Choose one)
Coaching cost: $0.00  
Edgar Centre door charge: $1.00 (Normally $2.50)
Player/Coach Ratio: 4 to 1 maximum - sometimes will have 2 or 3 coaches on court with 4 players


Coaching Cost: $40 for 8 x 35 minute sessions - 1 session per week for 8 weeks (Normally $80 so a 50% discount)
Venue: Edgar Centre
Age Range: 6 to 9 years of age
Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Time Options: 3.45pm - 4.20pm or 4.25pm - 5.00pm
Edgar Centre door charge: $2.50 per session
Player/Coach Ratio: 4 to 1 maximum - sometimes will have 2 or 3 coaches on court with 4 players


Please include in your email your child's name, date of birth, school, cell phone and parent/caregiver name
Private Message above details. You can also check our Facebook page if you don't know what 1/2 court is.
Cell Phone: 0274366166 Send a text with above details

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RAD is a large, creative studio space located on George Street in Central Dunedin. It offers facilitated learning opportunities in all areas of Contemporary Art and Design and includes:

  • Teaching of specific skills
  • Free ‘Discovery Time’
  • Painting, drawing, illustration, sculpture, jewellery, textiles and more…
  • For ages 8-12 years

Facilitator: Hannah Breeze: Over 12+ years of Art and Teaching Experience

After School Extra Curricular Courses & Holiday Courses available online now.

For more info:



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 Musikids Christmas Choir  2018

Is your child interested in singing?

Who’s it for?

Children from year 2 to year 8 who are interested in music.

What will we be doing?

Basic singing training, rehearsing fun songs, singing and moving to some elementary choreography.


Monday 17 December and Tuesday 18 December 1pm to 3pm.

 We will perform a short concert for families and friends at 2.40 on the Tuesday of the workshop.


The Music Suite at Logan Park High School, Butts Road, Dunedin

Who’s running the programmes?

Sara Brown, a music teacher with extensive experience working with children and choirs.

Tanara Stedman, a music teacher who conducts the Dunedin Rock Choir

What to bring?

A water bottle, a snack, and comfortable clothes.

How much?

$30 per child per programme

What to do next?

Fill in the form at the link below:


Choir Link:


or email if you have any questions or check us out of Facebook/musikidsdunedin

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