School Newsletter

16 August 2019

Welcome New Children

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   We would like to welcome Ava

to Anderson's Bay School. 

It is wonderful to have you joining us.









Our Busy Children

Ukulele Jam, Stars on Stage and Polyfest

Our children have continued to be very busy in their general classroom programmes, however for many of our children they are also extra busy with upcoming events during August and September.  We are very proud of the ability to include our children in a number of exciting opportunities and also that we are able to open these opportunities to the majority of children that want to participate.  It is our general philosophy, where appropriate, that those who want to be involved, can be. At times we do have to restrict this due to age appropriateness or external number restrictions that may be imposed on us.  Today a number of our ukulele players will be participating in the Ukulele Jam, this was a great way for our children to put their ukulele playing skills into practice. Last year our children had the opportunity to perform in the Octagon, this year the Ukulele Jam organisers have setup the chance for the children to play in the town hall.  Again this is a fantastic opportunity for the children to perform in an arena that many do not get the chance to do so. Nearer the end of August our Stars on Stage children will be performing on stage at the Regent Theatre in the ever popular Stars on Stage celebration.  This is always a great event that showcases the incredible talent that exists in our Otago Primary and Intermediate Schools. Again in September our children will be taking the stage in the Edgar Centre to perform alongside other schools in the Polyfest. This year we are very excited to have a Pasifika group performing in this festival, as well as our Kapa Haka group.


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.



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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.

Any orders for extra sausages/drinks are welcome - please place your order in the usual way by Wednesday, 28th August 2019.




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
  • School Food and Fun Day - Sunday, 17 November 2019




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Community Notices

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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:

(hosted by Athletics Taieri)

  •  Event 5:           18 August - Rotary Park,Waverley

(hosted by Ariki Athletic and Harrier Club)


 What time:     Event 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

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 / Keyboard  
is looking forward to welcoming new students in
Term three 2019.


The lessons feature:

l  small group learning [max of 4 per group]

l  conveniently located at the school

l  exclusive access to MusiqHub lessons online

l  quality teaching manuals

l  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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Anderson’s Bay Tennis Club Open Days

Bayfield Park, Dunedin (held wet or fine)
Saturday 7 September and Sunday 8 September 2019  1.00–4.00pm
Come along and have a go.  Fun, games, and great giveaways from Hell Pizza!
For further details, contact Ali on 027 474 9887 or via email:





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