School Newsletter

13 September 2018

Welcome New Children

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We would like to welcome Rosie to Anderson's Bay School.  
It is wonderful to have you joining us. 


















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





Exciting Announcement



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.



School Traffic

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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 .  


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Playground Safety

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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




Ukulele Jam



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.  


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These two staff members were spotted having a "Great Old Time"


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Extra Current Event Quiz

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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.




2019 Tahuna Enrolment

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Tahuna Normal Intermediate School Enrolments

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 or come into the school office.


Dogs at School

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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.  


Early Birds

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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.  



School Pool Volunteers

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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


For Sale

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  • The school has a quantity of school desks which are now available for sale.  The desks are manufactured of varnished chipboard with powder coated metal legs. They have flip up tops with storage underneath, are well used and very sturdy.  They are available for $2 each.

First Aid Kits

Quality First Aid Kits Available

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: _____________________________


Phone __________________________


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




School Fundraiser


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Want to go on a Cruise or Tour?

Need Flights or Travel Insurance?

Do you need transfers or accommodation somewhere?

If so, $10 will be donated to Andersons Bay School 2018 year 6 camp from every new booking made with Megan Hood at Flight Centre Mosgiel!


Flight Centre Mosgiel

138 Gordon Road

Phone: (03) 489 2043  or  0800 489 204


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. 


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PTA News

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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.



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 A PTA Meeting will be held in the school staffroom at 7:30pm on Tuesday, 18 September 2018.  New members welcome!


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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.
Posts on this page are monitored.


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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.


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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.






Community Notices





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Stop texting – let’s go fishing

Otago Fish & Game Council is running two FREE Take-a-kid-fishing days at the Southern Reservoir (located off Reservoir Road) on Sat 22nd and Sat 29th September 2018.

 Registrations for the event start on Monday 27th August and are essential. To register, visit Alternatively, come into the Fish & Game office on the corner of Hanover & Harrow St, Dunedin.

Registrations are limited to 130 kids per session.

 Spare fishing rods will be available along with experts to help kids get started. Parents or care givers must be present to supervise children.



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Ariki Athletics Club - sign-up for 2018/19 season

Do you have children interested in doing athletics (either for fun or competitively) this summer? If so, come along to the Ariki Athletics Club information and sign-up nights and find out what the club offers. Talk to our friendly coaching team about what is involved and sign-up. Athletics offers kids fitness, flexibility, strength, perseverance and most of all fun!

Info/sign-up night location: Bayfield Pavilion (behind Bayfield School)

Dates/time: September 17th or 24th anytime between 6pm-7.30pm.

Online sign-up is also availablehere.

Children aged up to 14 can join. Club training is on a Monday from 6-7pm at the Caledonia and the competition (optional) takes place on Saturday mornings also at the Cale).   

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 Mr Science and friends put on a WOW Show! Fun and Educational!

October 5, 2018, 11am, Kings and Queens PAC

Sensational science demonstrations on stage, audience participation, fun for all ages.

 Join us on a magical journey exploring the excitement of FLYING, FLOATING, GLIDING, and SHOOTING!

 Mr Science (Sterling Cathman) is a specialist primary science teacher and has been working with kids and teachers for the past 10 years in schools around NZ.


Tickets   or


Thank you,


Here is a snippet of the show-

The Show


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 TennisPlus+ Coaching (based at the Edgar Centre) is running FREE 1/2 Court tennis coaching sessions to see if your child would like to enroll for term 4 coaching which will be heavily subsidized ($40 instead of $80 for 8 x 35 minute sessions during term 4).


Free Coaching Dates: Tuesday September 18th and Thursday September 20th (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

 Coaching cost: $40.00  (8 x 35 minute sessions - 1 per week for 8 weeks)

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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Don't forget to enrol in the Spring Playball Holiday Programme. We will be operating from Bayfield High School during the upcoming holidays 8am - 6 pm Daily. With specialised sports clinics delivered to children via our highly trained coaches, everyone is guaranteed to have lots of fun. In addition to this, we have Trip Days to Inflatable World, Laser Force, Bowling & Am I Fit. For the full schedule and more information head to or email: Be QUICK as spaces are filling fast. WINZ Subsidies available.


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Otago Regional Council are hosting a workshop for the Peninsula community to find out about rabbit management options and the importance of working with your neighbours so we can reduce rabbit numbers on the Peninsula. The workshop is at 6:30pm on 20 September at the Portobello Bowling Club. RSVP by 17 September on 0800 474 082 or email

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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!


Full terms and conditions available from Toitū OSM and our website 28 September until 14 October






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