School Newsletter

22 September 2016

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New Children At Anderson's Bay School

We would like to welcome Hannah.  It is wonderful to have you at Anderson's Bay School.

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Assembly Programme for Term Four




Running Assembly


Art Week



Discovery Friday

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Discovery Friday


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Discovery Friday




Activity Week

9 9/12

Thank You Assembly


Break Up Night Wednesday 14th December



Playscape Update

Working Bee

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Gravel, top soil and compost?-check

A group of enthusiastic children and adults raring to go?  -Check!

The Playscape is looking very different after Saturday’s working bee!  A warm thank you to everyone for giving up their time, bringing enthusiasm, a community-minded attitude  and muscle power in order to shift gravel, compost, tree trunks, plants and weeds.   We could literally not have done it without you all and we have made a significant financial saving to boot.   The children were just as enthusiastic as the adults and eager to help out from the start.  A special thank you has to go to Shaun and Stuart and Laurence and Grant for digging 1.2m deep holes for the shade posts to go into eventually.  You were awesome!

Thank you to Bloem’s Farm and Debbie McEwan for donating and delivering quality compost, and Warren and Eileen for donating and delivering topsoil.  Thank you Sarah and Lizzie for the baking; it was appreciated during a well-earned rest mid-way.

Look out for the next installment…

To view further photos please open the "Events" section of the Anderson's Bay School Website






Parent Help for Road Patrol

The safety of our children as they move to and from school is very important to us, and our Road Patrol team are a vital part of this.  Changes in commitments and availability for some of our parent supervisors over the course of this term, particularly mornings, has left a number of gaps in the roster of helpers which we are struggling to fill. 

Parent Supervisors provide an extra pair of eyes to help our Year 6 Patrollers with making sure that conditions are safe before allowing the children to cross the road.  Both Highcliff Road and Jeffery Street carry a lot of traffic before and after school, and Anderson’s Bay School is authorised to undertake school patrol on the pedestrian crossings on Highcliff Road and Jeffery Street.  Morning patrol (Highcliff crossing only) runs from 8.30am to 9.00am and afternoon patrol (both the Highcliff and Jeffery Street crossings) from 2.55pm to 3.15pm.  Parents will usually do a fixed morning/afternoon each week. 

If you can spare 20-30 minutes once a week to help as a Patrol Supervisor, please e-mail Jonathan Hinds at with the following details:

  • Your name
  • Cellphone number
  • Preferred crossing (Highcliff Road, Jeffery Street or either)
  • Mornings or afternoons (or either)
  • Any days of the week which you CANNOT do.

Helping with Road Patrol is a very practical way to support the school and our community, There’s nothing complicated involved, and you will be shown what to do.


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Children's Toilets

Recently we have noticed adults using the children's toilets at school, particularly those situated near the hall.  For safety and privacy reasons please do not use the children's toilet blocks.  For the convenience of our adults that come into school there is a single, unisex, disability toilet near the school hall that has the sign "Adult" printed on it.  We would appreciate if you could please use this toilet.




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


Policy and Procedure Review

As part of the ongoing review processes of the Board of Trustees, all policies and procedures are reviewed on a three year cycle.  The following National Administration Guidelines (NAGs) have recently been reviewed for presentation to our school community.

Currently under review are the NAG 5 documents, which relates to the Health and Safety for Anderson's Bay School.  To view these documents please follow this link.  Should you have any feedback or queries around these documents please make contact with our school office, on  


Polyfest 2016

Congratulations to our children in their recent Polyfest performance.  The were absolutely amazing!  A big thank you to the untiring efforts and guidance of Katie Cunningham and Tania Pleace throughout the year, enabling this experience to be a success for our children.  You may have also noticed that some of our girls were wearing new kapa haka uniforms.  This was due to the hard work and behind the scenes sewing marathons of Cheryl Ross, Ann Sell and Robyn Parker, supported by Claire Swift and Jane Guild.



Entering and Leaving School Grounds

It has been recently brought to our attention that the gate leading directly into the disability carpark, near the school hall, is being used as a pedestrian access.  Please do not use this driveway or get to enter or leave school, as this is a designated vehicle access point.  Please instead, use the purpose built footpath and pedestrian access gate.

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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.


Friday Sausage Sizzle

The Year 6 children are fundraising for their camp to be held in December. 

These are a great option on those cold winter days when it’s nice for the kids to have something hot for lunch. It also gives parents a day off sandwich duty!  We hope you will support our Year 6s in their fundraising efforts.

How to order: 

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

Never have the correct change in your wallet? How about ordering for a block of weeks or the whole five weeks? Simply place the correct amount in an envelope with the details listed above and stating which dates you wish to order for.

Friday sausages will be offered during Terms 4. PLEASE NOTE, HOWEVER, THE FINAL WEEK FOR ORDERING SAUSAGES IS WEEK 5 OF TERM 4



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Art Exhibition

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Flippa Ball Term 4

Our Flippa Ball team in Years 3 and 4 is short a couple of players.  If your child is interested in trying this fantastic sport out please contact Lizzie Potter ( to become a part of this team.

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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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Headlice at Schools

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Community Notices

JC Swim School Intensive Holiday Block at Anderson Bay School Pool

Intensive school holiday blocks have a significant impact on a student’s development of the swimming skill.  It’s like doing a half of a term, in one week!

Lessons run for 30 minutes, with students attending every day for a five days. 

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