School Newsletter

12 Apr'18

Farewell to Moira Macdonald

We would like to farewell and thank Moira Macdonald, who has been a member of our Support Team at Anderson's Bay School.  It has been an absolute pleasure to have Moira as a part of our team and our children have greatly benefited from her at our school.  We wish Moira well in her shift back to Christchurch.



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For more information please follow this link 





Mother's Day Lunch

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Friday 11th May - 12:15PM - 1:20pm

Mothers (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.”





2018 School Production

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2018 School Production

"Night at the Library”

Can you help??!!

Planning is well underway for another fantastic Andy Bay School Show.

We need your help. If you can spare a bit of time to sew, paint or create we need you.

Please don’t be put off by thinking you are not creative, we will let you know what is needed and provide pictures of ideas.  It would be good to have set and props underway by the end of term. The show is on July 5th,  Week 10, Term 2.

We will have a bit of sewing to do but it will not be difficult! Please email us your details if you can offer some assistance in this area.

We are also still on the lookout for the following items:

  • Large grey ring binder folders.

  • Big flat cardboard to paint as backdrops

  • Smaller cardboard for headbands

  • Red, black, brown and white material

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to get in contact with Emily or Tania.

Items can be dropped in to Room 3 at any time or contact either or if you think you can help in any way. Thank you for your support.


2018 School Ski Trip

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Anderson’s Bay School Ski Trip - Cardrona 2018

Hi all

This years Andy Bay Family Ski Weekend at Cardrona will take place on weekend of Fri – Sun 10th – 12th August. This is always a great weekend for families from Anderson’s Bay School, great for beginners, or seasoned veterans, or those just keen to ski/ board with other families from within the school community.  Cardrona is a great family orientated resort, now with added bonus of the all new McDougall’s Express Chondola – a combined lift of gondola cabins & chairs, which will be a great benefit from those starting out on the beginners slopes, as well as providing a quick access point to the entire mountain for all skiers/ boarders.  

The offer we get from Cardrona is open to school pupils and staff and their immediate family. The package is for the mountain only. You’ll need to organise your own transport to and from the mountain, and accommodation.

 This year’s rates are as follows:


Lift/lesson/rental package

(Rates are per person per day. Under 6 receive free lift pass)

Winter Rates (up to Sept. 11th)

Thurs - Sun

Lift Pass & Lesson * (compulsory)


Lift Pass, Lesson & Rental Hire


* Please note that this School deal includes a ski/snowboard lesson per day.  The payment of the lesson is compulsory as part of the deal, whether you actually attend your lesson on the day or not.  The group lessons time is 8:30am to 10am approx.

If you require clothing hire: Prices still TBC, but 2017 rates were as follows:

  •          Full clothing (jacket/pants) rental $22/day. 
  •          Goggles rental $8 per day.

As lessons start at 8.30am it means an early start to get up the mountain. But the benefit is a full days skiing/ boarding, and car parking pretty much outside resort base.

For the first year since I’ve been organising this, Cardrona are questioning if they will have enough rental gear for the Friday due to large number of local school groups they generally get. It may mean that we have to limit numbers for the Friday if you require rental gear as well – not an issue if you have your own gear.

 At this stage we are just trying to gauge interest to see if we can get the minimum 15 people required per day in order to be able to go ahead with the deal. So if you interested could you please email, and let me know how many in your potential party, which days, and if you require rental gear or not. It would be great if we could have some feedback on interest by mid-late May.

 Let me know if your require more info etc.


Many thanks, Laurence Potter

022 1600 515




Community Notices

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You may have heard that Wild Dunedin is coming up, from the 20th to the 25th of April. 

Here, Toyota Kiwi Guardians will be offering an exclusive Wild Dunedin medal, that can be claimed when you and your family attend one of the specially marked events! 
Below is a link to the website for more information.

Wild Dunedin exclusive Toyota Kiwi Guardians medal:

 Toyota Kiwi Guardians is an activity programme for kids to learn about nature, earn cool rewards and go on epic family adventures. 


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Come and join our HILARIOUS Marrzipan Holiday Workshop!

Students will devise their own play from scratch, create characters, direct each other, design the set, bring in costumes and get to perform to family and friends at the end of the final day! All workshops run 10am - 4pm.

Anderson Bay - Tuesday 17th - Thursday 19th April

Past workshops have been a great hit! As well as having fun, the children develop confidence and public speaking ability, in a fun, relaxed environment.

For more information check out our website! Spaces are limited to 16 per group so get in quick!

W: E: T: 027 217 0693



My name is Alannah and I am currently undertaking a PhD in psychology under Dr. Dione Healey at the University of Otago. In this study myself and another PhD student, Sid Wales, are investigating brain processes, understanding of others’ beliefs, academic performance, and language use in children with varying levels of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. We are currently looking for more participants aged between 6-12 years old. The child and their parent would be compensated for their time through a $40 petrol voucher and $20 Warehouse voucher, and the parents are welcome to view the results of the assessment if they are interested.

Please contact Alannah directly at

if you are interested in participating


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