School Newsletter

20 Feb 2020

Welcome New Children

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    We would like to welcome:

Divan, Morgan, Jahsiah, Darius, Charlie, Eva, Hunter

Robert, Krisha, Lacey, Eliza, Lily-Jane, Nevaeh, Skyla, Grayson

Poppy, Nancy, Ivy, Sommer, James, Blake, Monty, Arabella

& Aiden (absent)

to Anderson's Bay School. 

It is wonderful to have you joining us.








Teacher Only Days - 2020

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There will be three (3) Teacher Only Days in 2020:

  • Friday, 6 March 2020
  • Friday, 23 October 2020
  • Tuesday, 27 October 2020


Magic Kids Club will be running a programme on all three days out of our school hall - 8:30am to 5:45pm. 

On the 6th March Magic have planned a special excursion to 'Inflatable World'.

Please contact Magic directly to book a place - (03) 453 3266 or

Bicycles, scooters and other wheels at school



Recently we have noticed a number of younger children bringing bikes to school.  At Anderson's Bay School only children in Year 6 are permitted to bring their bikes to school.  Please see the outline of the school procedures below with some helpful information about the rules around bikes and scooters.



Besides walking, active transport to and from school includes bicycles, scooters, skateboards, and rollerblades. Students must wear suitable footwear, a Standards-approved helmet, and any necessary safety gear.

  • Students using scooters, skateboards, or skates must be considerate, give way to other pedestrians and be aware ofsneaky driveways.
  • Students may not use wheels in the school grounds during school hours, unless it is an organised school event.
  • Students must place their cycles in the cycle stands.
  • Cyclists are expected to observe the road rules – hand signals, looking behind, mounting/dismounting, keeping well left, etc. Cyclists may not "double" other students to school.
  • Each cyclist must wear a Standards-approved cycle safety helmet and have a roadworthy bicycle.
  • At Anderson's Bay School, only year 6 students are permitted to ride their bike unaccompanied.

The police recommend that no child under the age of ten should cycle to school unless accompanied by an adult.

After School Supervision

As school officially finishes at 3pm we ask that students do not re-enter their classrooms or any other school building after this time.  We would ask that students (not part of the after school care programme) leave the school grounds immediately following the 3pm bell.  We have previously requested this due to the number of children attempting to play with the children in the Magic programme and the supervision issues this causes in the playground adjacent to the hall and hall area, which Magic use.  This is currently becoming an increasing problem and we would appreciate your support in ensuring that children are removed from this area.  The Playscape is a fantastic place to meet afterschool should you wish. 

Please refrain from riding scooters, bikes or skateboards through the school grounds as this becomes a danger for others around.



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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. Lodge an absence through the Skoo Loop app; or
  3. 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 2020 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:

    • Tuesday

    • Friday
  • Highcliff Road afternoon:

    • Tuesday

  • Jeffery Street afternoon

    • Wednesday

    • Thursday


Please help us fill these days


Thank you!!

Glenda Thomas


Early Birds

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Early Birds is up and running for 2020.  Mr Hinds and Mrs Ross will be in the Te Paihere/MLE from 8am to 8:30am Monday to Friday.  Each session costs $4.00 per child.  Children must not be dropped off to Early Birds before 8am.

Can you please ensure that NO cash is brought along by children to Early Birds.  Payments must be made either:

  1. Internet Banking - Account No. 12-3150-0048281-00
  2. Eftpos - at the school office
  3. Cash put into an envelope with child/ren's name and Early Birds written on it and posted in the box in the school office.

Music Lessons

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Les Miserables




Two of our pupils Felix Kamo (back left) and Sophie Wagner (back centre) were successful in auditioning for a part in Les Miserables.  Lucas Macleod (back right) is a former pupil of our school.

Felix and Lucas will be playing the part of ''Gavroche'' and Sophie ''Little Cosette/Eponne''.

The show will be running from the 7th - 10th May 2020.  






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The PTA are holding their Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, 11 March 2020 at 7:30pm in the school staff room.  All new members are welcome.  Meetings are held every second Wednesday of the month.

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 Food and Fun Day - 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.

If you are interested in becoming a member please contact the school office or email






Owner Wanted

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This platter was left following a shared lunch in Rooms 3/4 at the end of last year.  If this belongs to you please call at the school office to collect.



Community Notices

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Dunedin Technical Football Club, the home of Football out South is open for registrations for the 2020 season.


Whether your budding footballer is aiming to be to be the next All White, or just wants to have a kick around with their friends, Dunedin Technical can accommodate.


We offer a fun friendly club environment where we focus on developing their football capabilities, at whatever level they desire, with places for under 5’s to Youth, and a dedicated girls only program, we can accommodate all grades and players of all capabilities.


Celebrating 100 years of football this year, Tech is looking to build on the massive success of last season, and invite you to be part of it.


Registration information can be found on our Facebook page, “Dunedin Technical AFC Junior Football”, or for any questions please contact and we will be pleased the help.




If you have always wanted to sing

If you belong to a choir but would like to sing as a soloist

If you would like to sing in a show but don’t know how to audition


 Participation in local competitions

  • Trinity College Exams
  • Singing for Pleasure
  • Coaching in Dramatic Performance with a view to performing on Stage
  • My husband and I have been involved in local theatre for many years both as directors and actors.

Children and Adults Considered

Reasonable Rates


Phone:   Elizabeth Nisbet

             03 4553875


Please leave a message.

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 Help Keep Hospice Services Free

The Otago Community Hospice Street Appeal is on Friday 6th March +Saturday 7th March.
We are looking for more collectors to help us out with this appeal. Would you like to give your child the experience of giving back to the community?
We need collectors for Friday afternoon or Saturday.  One hour shifts. Children must be accompanied by a parent at all times.
Please contact Rebecca for more information 473 6005

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Denise Henderson Studio of

Tap, Jazz and Musical Theatre

Training champions since 1982.


Tap Dancing  and NZAMD Jazz

Fun classes for children aged 7-10 years – Saturday mornings.

We specialise in small classes.

Call Denise on 021 296 1924

All musical theatre classes are now full.

Check out our website



'Seeking Actors and Extras' - No experience necessary.

We are currently casting for a photoshoot: 'Grandparents' (60s) and 'Grandkids' (2 children, ages 5-10 yrs). Particularly Italian/Spanish or Asian (anywhere) looks. For paid work, 1-2 days in Dunedin. No need to be actual relatives.
If you fit the 'look', or want to know more, please get in touch right away! Occasional film, television, and tv commercial opportunities. There's no cost to list with us - we get paid when you do! For all ages, looks, experience and backgrounds. 
Please contact Ellie Swann:, 021 24 22 221,

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Watch Toy Story 4 under the roof

Join us for a great family day out at Forsyth Barr Stadium. Bundle up your family and friends, rugs, and bean bags and settle in on the pitch to watch a great family movie on the big screen – all for a worthy cause. Toy Story 4 was chosen as the movie to be screened from a public vote on the Stadium Facebook page.

Gates will open at 2pm and the movie will start at 2.30pm. Free parking will be available in the East End Stadium Carpark. People can bring their own food and non-alcoholic drinks into the venue, and there will be food vendors on site.

This year’s Movie Magic will support Navy Cadets Dunedin – entry will be gold coin donation.

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