School Newsletter

20 October 2016

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New Children At Anderson's Bay School

We would like to welcome Alyssa (absent from photo), Eloise, Samuel, Owen, Tyler, Cayden, Belle and Freya.  It is wonderful to have you at Anderson's Bay School.



Assembly Programme for Term Four




Running Assembly


Discovery Friday

3 28/10

No Assembly - Disco



Discovery Friday


Nga Tipu/R 10



Discovery Friday




Activity Week

9 9/12

Thank You Assembly


Break Up Night Wednesday 14th December



Playscape Request

The Playscape is nearing completion and we are in need of some Macrocapa rounds or a Macrocarpa tree that we could chainsaw up into rounds for stepping on at different heights.  We would also like some large boulders if anyone has any they don’t want and a crane to lift them in with.  If you can help please contact either or Thank you.


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2017 Term Dates

In preparation for 2017, we have confirmed the start and finish dates for Anderson's Bay School.  Please find the details below for these dates, along with all term dates during the year.


Term 1

30th January - 13th April

Term 2

1st May - 7th July

Term 3

24th July - 29th September

Term 4

16th October - 14th December


Planning for 2017

Generally at this time of the year we begin to receive queries about classes for 2017.  At this point in time the structure and make up of classes is still being determined, with some key decisions to be made before classes and teachers for 2017 can be confirmed.  I am aware that there are, and will be, some discussions by families about these, however, when confirmation is available for 2017, communication to families will be made through the school newsletter.  Specifically for individual placement of children in classes, families will be informed of their child’s class for 2017 via the end of year report, sent home on Monday 12th December.


Should you wish to discuss with me any thoughts around classroom decisions for your child for 2017, please feel free to email me on or make an appointment to speak with me.  If there are any aspects you would like to discuss, I would ask that you make contact with me before Friday 11th November, as once our classroom placements and decisions have been finalised no further changes can be made.




PTA Notices

Cadbury Carpark

HELPERS WANTED - We have been lucky to secure a spot collecting gold coins at the Cadbury Car park for this Saturdays(22 October) Farmers Market. It would be great if we could have a few more helpers. We will be collecting from 7.30 - 12 noon. This is an easy fundraiser for the school! If you could give just for an hour or two please email


Muftiday and Disco.  28th October 

Bring a can for Mufti Day – cans will be donated to Salvation Army

Disco – Free Entry

Junior Disco – 1.45 – 2.30 – preorder forms will be sent out

Senior Disco – 6.30 -8pm


Disco Helpers

HELPERS NEEDED - DISCO Friday 28th October.

Junior Disco - 1.45pm til 2.30

Senior Disco - 6.30pm til 8pm

We need helpers to run the Junior and senior Discos - Click the link below and choose what you would like to do.

Sign up for Disco Helpers ( ) on @SignUpdotcom today!




Anderson's Bay School Pool Open on Saturdays

The School pool will be open Saturdays 1-3pm.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Please bring a gold coin per swimmer for pool entry.




Calendar Orders

Get your Calendar Orders in – Due 26 October 9am

Calendar art is now up on the website…/andersons-bay-school-calendars   This year we have Calendars, Cards, Diaries, Notepads and Mouse Pads Available.   Return forms to the office or email them to us and deposit into PTA account (on the order form - do not use the school account) NO EFTPOS available at school but direct debits welcome.
Order form available here



Rata Team Trip to Araiteuru Marae

During this week our Rata Team children have had the privilege of visiting Araiteuru Marae, giving them an opportunity to further develop an understanding of Te Reo, Tikanga and Te Ao Maori.  During the day at the Marae the children took part in a range of activities and had a thoroughly good time.







Major Road Works Surrounding Anderson's Bay School

The DCC have recently awarded a contract to Fulton Hogan for the renewal of the existing Foul Sewer and Watermains in Every St, Jeffery St and part of Highcliff Road

These works are scheduled to start on the 10th of October and will continue until May 2017

Traffic management will be in place including dedicated drop off / pickup zones when work is undertaken near the school

We ask all parents to please respect the changed road conditions and use the designated drop off /pick up zones

Regular updates about the works and parking near the school will be provided.


Player of the Day Trophies

Our sporting teams are very pleased to be able to allocate player of the day trophies for children, acknowledging their effort and team play.  These trophies are usually allocated to a child for a week to keep and then return, for the following player to receive.  Over the last months we have allocated a number of trophies that have not returned.  It would be very much appreciated if you could have a hunt around your home to see if one of our Anderson's Bay School Player of the Day trophies are there, and if you find one of these, please return them to the school office.  There are approximately 15 trophies that are currently missing.




Friday Sausage Sizzle

The Year 6 children are doing the last bit of fundraising for their camp to be held in December. 

It gives parents a day off sandwich duty!  We hope you will support our Year 6s in their fundraising efforts.  Ice-blocks are also available for $2.

How to order: 

Please place the correct cash ($2 per sausage and /or $2 for an ice-block) in an envelope with your child’s full name, class number and number of sausages/ice-blocks required and post in the slot in the office before 3pm on the Wednesday.  You can also pay by EFTPOS.





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Ucoming Events





Don't Spread the Bugs

We have had some recent cases of children being unwell at school.  The Anderson's Bay School Policies and Procedures outline that children are required to be away from school for 48 hours following their last incidence of vomiting or diarrhea.  If your child has been unwell, it would be greatly appreciated if you could keep to these guidelines, assisting us to keep the spread of germs and bugs to a minimum.


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Community Notices


Tahuna Intermediate Enrolments 2017

If you are thinking about sending your child to Tahuna next year, please enrol them as soon as possible. This gives us time to talk to your child's teacher and make the best possible decisions about their education at Tahuna. Enrolments can be done online at or alternatively you can come in to the Tahuna Office to do this. If you would like more information please contact the office at Tahuna -



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(03) 454 4413