We would like to welcome Rosie to Anderson's Bay School.
It is wonderful to have you joining us.
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:
28th January to 12 April 2019
29 April to 5 July 2019
22 July to 27 September 2019
14 October to 13 December 2019
We are SUPER excited to announce that we have been allocated a role growth classroom.
We will keep our community informed as to what this will look like in the near future.
As you will be aware, there are ongoing concerns for the safety of all, as children are dropped off and picked up by their parents in cars, near the school gates on Jeffery Street, Highcliff Road and the Memorial Gates by the ‘Teachers Only’ parking area. Of particular concern are those who park on yellow lines and endanger themselves and others. Number plates will be relayed to the DCC traffic department and illegal parkers can expect communication from them. The safety of all children is paramount.
This week has seen new signage appear around the main driveway to the school and along Jeffery Street .
We are pleased to inform parents that there has been no further information from Police, children or other adults regarding the person who alarmed a group of children as they arrived at school on 14 August 2018. We are very proud that the children used strategies taught during the Keeping Ourselves Safe programme and reported a situation that made them feel uncomfortable and unsafe. We will remain, as ever, vigilant in the care and safety of our children and playground
On Thursday, 30 August 2018 a group of children from Anderson's Bay School joined with 500 other Dunedin Primary School children at Tahuna Intermediate School to attend the 2018 Ukulele Jam.
Forty four year 5 and 6 teams took part in the ‘Extra Current Events Quiz’ took place at Bathgate Park School last night . Anderson’s Bay School entered 4 teams in the quiz. The quiz went for 10 rounds and was out of a total 100 points. Many of the activities and questions were very hard and the competition was steep.
While all teams tried their best and participated particularly well, Anderson’s Bay team 2 had the distinction of winning the competition. We are very proud of our students.
A reminder for all parents of Year 6 students that enrolments for 2019 close on the 14th September. We encourage all parents to enrol online at https://tahuna.school.nz/enrol/ or come into the school office.
Anderson’s Bay School has a “No Dogs” rule which complies with health and safety regulations. The “No Dogs” policy is clearly stated on the various school gates and bringing dogs onto the school grounds is breaching the rule. While we sympathise with those who would like to bring their dogs to school; it is not permitted.
The school Early Birds Programme starts at 8am in Te Paihere. The cost is $4 a day. All cash payments should be put in a named envelope and put into the deposit box in the office.
Please ensure children do not arrive before 8am as there is no supervision available before 8am and this creates a serious health and safety concern.
We are looking for volunteers to help open and supervise the school pool on Saturdays from 1pm-3pm during Term 4 starting from the 27th October. You will need a current first aid certificate.
If you are interested could you please email Dee Bayley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a fundraising activity for the Year 5 and 6 Outdoor Education programme in term 4, we are offering parents the opportunity to purchase good quality First Aid Kits.
They are ideal for homes, cars, caravans, and make valuable gifts.
Each kit comes in a heavy duty first aid bag with internal pockets. The four transparent compartments fold out so you can easily see all of the contents at glance.
The kit contains: free Digital Thermometer, 1 x Instant Ice Pack, 2 x Emergency Blankets, 1 x CPR Resuscitation mask with valve, 1 x Eye Pad, 2 x Burns Dressings, 2 x Conforming Bandage Rolls, 20 x Band Aid strips, 2 x Triangular Bandages 90cm x 90cm x 127cm, Long adhesive strip 6cm x 20cm, Adhesive Multi-pore Tape Roll 13mm x 5m, 3 x Butterfly Adhesive Plasters 7.4cm x 4.5cm, 2 x Knuckle Adhesive Plasters 7.5cm x 3.7cm, 4 x Semi-permeable Dressings 6cm x 7cm, 3 x Adhesive Island Dressings 6cm x 7cm, 2 x Adhesive Island Dressings 6cm x 10cm, Combined/Abdominal absorbent pad 23cm x 12.5cm, Scissors, Tweezers (metal), 4 pairs large PVC safety gloves, 10 x safety pins, 4 x Soap wipes 20cm x 19cm, 4 x Saline, Cleansing Wipes 20cm x 19cm and a First Aid Guide.
Each kit costs $40, which is below retail price and excellent value. A kit may be viewed at the office.
Yes please; I would like to order ___ First Aid Kits.
Name__________________________ Email: _____________________________
Child’s name_______________________ Room number ___________________
Payment method: cash / eftpos / internet banking
Bank Account Number: 03 0905 0904389 00 - please use “1st Aid” as a reference
Terms and conditions: Must book with Megan Hood and mention Anderson’s Bay School 2018 year 6 camp at the time of booking. Valid for all new bookings.
Open to all friends and family of Anderson’s Bay School.
Bookings can be made in store, via email as well as on the phone. You do not need to be located in Otago to help the school with this fundraiser.
SUNDAY 4th November - 11am - 1pm
Always a favourite event for the kids, the PTA have set the date for the Kids Market!
A great way to de-stash and make some money before Christmas, the kids can dig out any toys, bikes and ride-ons, games, books, clothing they want to sell on their own stall - as long as they are in a good saleable condition.
The Kids Market is for the children to sell toys, games, clothing etc. with the support and help of their parents.
A notice about stall bookings will be going home closer to the date.
A PTA Meeting will be held in the school staffroom at 7:30pm on Tuesday, 18 September 2018. New members welcome!
The PTA has a Facebook page called “Andersons Bay Community”. This page is for advertising school events and fundraising events. Families are also able to sell and purchase school uniforms and school sports uniforms.
Anderson's Bay School PTA are again co-ordinating Entertainment Books for our school. This is a fantastic opportunity for us to provide these books to our community and also to support the fundraising ventures of our PTA. We look forward to your support of our school in this fundraiser.
The PTA have an important role in the function and resourcing of the school. They have worked tirelessly to support many initiatives within the school, such as the environmental garden, playscape development, Discovery Friday, games in classrooms, technology purchases and the School Fair - among others.
They would like to extend an invitation to all parents to join their meetings and the organisation. They assure all prospective members not to be put off by the thought of highly demanding tasks: parents contribute only as their time and means permit and new parents are supported by current PTA members to help with events.
The Show https://youtu.be/YkCLVeTnNnY
MAKE A MOVIE AT TOITU!
With the Otago Settlers Association, Friends of Toitū Movie Competition.
Who: Open to students aged 6-12 and 13-17.
When: These school holidays (28 Sept – 14 Oct)
What: Bring along your device to make a movie at Toitū OSM and be in to win $200, plus one year’s membership to our Association!
FREE TO ENTER!
Full terms and conditions available from Toitū OSM and our website otagosettlers.org.nz 28 September until 14 October