School Newsletter

22 Feb '18

Welcome New Children

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We would like to welcome Charlie, William and Jackson (absent) to Anderson's Bay School.  It is wonderful to have you joining us. 



Change in Assembly Date


Rooms 7 and 8 will now be running Assembly on Friday, 9 March 2018.

There will be no Assembly on Friday, 2 March 2018.


Paid Union Meeting

The New Zealand Educational Institute has called a paid union meeting for all teachers on Tuesday 20th March, starting at 1:00 pm.  It is expected that all teachers from our school attend in order to discuss NZEI claims and negotiations.   Therefore, it is necessary for us to call on the support of our community and request that children be picked up from school at 12:30 pm.  If you are unable to pick your child up at that time please send a written note to school and supervision can be provided until 3:00 pm.  I apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.




Road works and driving around Jeffery Street

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Over the past days I have been monitoring the traffic along Jeffery Street.  Although I can certainly appreciate the additional frustrations of road closure and the inconsistency of work along Jeffery Street, this is something that is currently unavoidable.  However, it is avoidable to have dangerous and illegal driving practices around our school.  I get very concerned regarding the safety of our children when I see people driving fast along Jeffery Street, parking on yellow lines, pulling into driveway entrances to let children out of the car and then backing away, letting children out of the car in the middle of the road, and other unsafe driving and parking practices.  Again, I can appreciate that the recent wet weather has compounded our street difficulties, but, at these times our driving practices should be even more careful.  A reminder, also, that our school carpark is closed to all cars, except staff vehicles and that the entry way is not a drop off point.

My major concern is the safety of our children.  When people are parking illegally it is not only inconsiderate it is also highly UNSAFE.  I urge you to please SLOW DOWN around our school and PARK PROPERLY, otherwise we are going to end up with one of our children hurt.  It doesn't matter if you "are just going to be there for a minute" or were "running late" or "it is raining so hard" not parking properly is not OK.



Anderson's Bay School PTA

The Anderson's Bay School PTA held their Annual General Meeting and first meeting for the year on Tuesday 20th February.  The following members were elected Office Bearers at the AGM:


Julie Patterson


Sarah Brown


Chloe Hair


The PTA welcome new members and always appreciate the ongoing support of our community.  If you would like to know a little more about our PTA or express an interest in joining please email




Scholastic Book Club


NO cash payments can be made for any Book Club Orders.  Please pay by either cheque or credit card.




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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Whooping Cough

The following letter has been sent to our schools for advice regarding Whooping Cough.  There is some very important information and advice for our families regarding this illness.  Please find it attached below for your information.

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Notification of Absence from School

As you will be aware it is important that we are able to account for any child's absences from school.  As part of our record keeping requirements for the government we are required to code and identify the reason for a child's absence or lateness to school. Can we ask that if your child is absent from school that you please leave a message, before 9:00 am, on our absences voicemail by calling the school office on 454 4413.  In this message can you clearly state your child's name, their classroom number and the reason for their absence, it is also helpful if you can leave a contact phone number, in case we need to contact you back.


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Entertainment Books

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The Anderson's Bay School PTA will again be 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.  Information regarding the sale and purchase of these will be coming in the near future, we look forward to your support of our school in this fundraiser.


School Swimming Pool

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Looking for School Pool Volunteers Saturdays 1pm-3pm

The Anderson's Bay School pool will be open from this Saturday 24th February 1pm-3pm.  Gold coin entry.

We are looking for pool volunteers to open the pool from 1pm-3pm on Saturdays during Term 1 and Term 4.

It consists of opening the pool up, taking the cover off and supervising the pool whilst it is open and closing up afterwards.  Parents are expected to stay with their children when they are there so it is not an expectation that you directly supervise the children in the absence of parents. 

You will need to have a current first aid certificate.   

Currently there are only two people who are able to do this so we need more parents to assist so that the pool can be open every Saturday.    If we get enough it may be that you only have to do it once a term.  If we do not unfortunately there will be some Saturdays that it will not be open.  At this stage one of those days is Saturday 3rd March.


If you are interested please contact Dee Bayley at or text on 0211440157


Community Notices

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Palmerston Primary School Shingly Creek Trail Run & Scavenger Hunt

Trail Run News Update!! 
We have had a revision of pricing and would like to offer school students under 18yrs old the opportunity to participate in the 10km Trail Run for the new price of $5 each!!! Our aim is to get people active and don't want school kids to miss out! 
(children under 12 years need to be accompanied by an adult)

Please register asap, or allow PLENTY of time if you intend to register and pay( cash only) on the day.

The Trail Run/ walk will start at 9 am sharp after a safety briefing at 8.45am, and the Scavenger hunt will start in waves from 9.30 am after a safety briefing at 9.15am.

Please do bring a warm thermal top and wind proof jacket for the 10 km event as it is very high altitude and can get very cold.

There will be bacon butties $5 and Jucies $1 available for purchase after you have finished, and you are welcome to sit in our picnic area and relax and take in the beautiful surroundings.

We are super excited about our event- it is going to be GREAT!!!
See you all on the 18th!!

Click on the link below to register now!…/1FAIpQLSdf5P5Mr-4kVVbOA…/viewform…

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The Super Cool Story of Jesus

A creative and beautiful little child-friendly book - telling the story of Jesus' life, including the Easter Events, in playful, rhyming language with fun illustrations.

If you would like a copy of this book then please place your order by contacting me at the address below:

Thelma Saunders

Phone: (03) 454 3500

All orders are to be placed by 24 March 2018

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On until Saturday 3rd March

Fortune Theatre

Tickets $17.50 - $45

Fortune Theatre

When a country house weekend takes a turn for the worse, Bertie Wooster is unwittingly called on to play matchmaker AND steal a silver cow-shaped cream jug from Totleigh Towers. Things go seriously awry in this laugh-a-minute farce, perfect for the whole family this summer.

After a sell-out season on the West End, three UK tours and a world tour, the award-winning Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense comes to Dunedin for the first time.

Based on the timeless work of P.G Wodehouse, this smash-hit comedy by the Goodale Brothers is the perfect way to round off the summer.


Hannah Molloy

Marketing & Sponsorship Manager

Fortune Theatre

PHONE 021 501977 


Charities registration number CC20024






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