School Newsletter

16 May 2019

Welcome New Children

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  We would like to welcome Ash, Aimee, Max, Rose,

Carter and Henry.

to Anderson's Bay School. 

It is wonderful to have you joining us.









SCHOOL CLOSURE - Teacher's/Principal's Strike Day

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 We greatly appreciate the community support that we have already received following the decision by teachers and principals to strike on Wednesday 29 May.

The decision to take further strike action was not taken lightly by any of us. For the first time, both primary and secondary teachers are striking together because the crisis in education hits us all very hard and we need the Government to understand how serious it is.

Schools are grappling with the fallout of a 40% nosedive in the number of people training to be teachers between 2010 and 2016, even while the population grew by 400,000. While the situation improved a little last year and the Government has announced an urgent $95m package to recruit teachers, this is not sufficient to address the crisis. Schools struggle daily to find enough teachers to meet their relief teacher needs and this will worsen as winter approaches. There is also a desperate need for more support for children with additional learning needs.

The fact is that teaching is no longer considered an attractive profession due to long-term under-funding of the education sector. A significant pay jolt is part of the solution, alongside significant improvements to our heavy workloads. Otherwise our schools will end up with larger class sizes and more teachers leaving.

On Wednesday 29 May we hope you will join us at our local public event, likely to be from midday. We would love to see you and your children standing with us – together we are a community and we can make a difference.We will advise you of further details when they are confirmed.

Magic Kids Club will be running a programme on the 29th from their Bathgate School site.  Please contact Magic directly to enrol your child/ren.
(03) 453 3266




Board of Trustee Elections

Anderson’s Bay School Board of Trustees’ Election


Nominations are invited for the election of 5 parent representatives to the Board of Trustees.

A nomination form and a notice calling for nominations has been posted to all eligible voters.
You can nominate another person to stand as a candidate, or you can nominate yourself. Both parts of the form must be signed.
Additional nomination forms can be obtained from the school office.
Nominations close at noon on 24 May 2019 and may be accompanied by a signed candidate statement and photograph.
The voting roll is open for inspection at the school and can be viewed during normal school hours.
There will also be a list of candidates’ names, as they come to hand, for inspection at the school.
Voting closes at noon on 7 June 2019.
Jennifer Larson
Returning Officer


New Arrivals

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It was with great excitement that we learnt Petunia (our resident Room 3 guinea pig) had given birth to 3 beautiful babies on Monday, 13 May 2019.  Mum, Dad (Oreo) and the three little ones (yet unnamed) are all doing well.

Mrs Armstrong and Mrs Pleace are over the moon with the new arrivals!






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If your child is going to be absent from school can you please:

  1. Contact the school office - leave a message on the school answerphone if office is unattended; or
  2. Email your child's teacher and copy in the school office (



Road Patrol




Road Patrol Request - CAN YOU HELP PLEASE?


At this stage we do not have enough road patrol parent supervisors for our 2019 patrols.

Please consider supervising road patrol.  WE NEED YOU!

Please email Mrs Thomas at  or call the school at 4544413

Current vacancies:

  • Highcliff Road morning (8:30 to 8:55am):

    • Thursday

  • Highcliff Road afternoon (2:55 to 3:15pm):

    • Thursday

  • Jeffery Street afternoon (2:55 to 3:15pm)

    • Wednesday


Please help us fill these days


Thank you!!

Glenda Thomas



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PTA News

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The next PTA Meeting will be held in the school staffroom on Tuesday, 21 May 2019 at 7:30pm.

All new members are most welcome!



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Community Notices

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Stuck for childcare on the next Teachers Strike Day? We will be operating from Bayfield High School 8 am - 6 pm on the 29th May. With specialised sports clinics delivered to children via our highly trained coaches, everyone is guaranteed to have lots of fun.  To enrol visit or email: Be QUICK as spaces are filling fast. 

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