School Newsletter

29 August 2019

Welcome New Children

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    We would like to welcome Indie

to Anderson's Bay School. 

It is wonderful to have you joining us.









Term Dates 2020

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Term One

Monday, 3 February to Thursday, 9 April 2020


Term Two

Monday, 28 April to Friday, 3 July 2020


Term Three

Monday, 20 July to Friday, 25 September 2020


Term Four

Monday, 12 October to Wednesday, 16 December 2020



Teacher Only Days - Term 4 2019

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Teacher Only Days in Term 4 2019

Recently the Ministry of Education awarded all schools in New Zealand 8 Teacher Only Days that are to be used over a three year period. 
For 2019 Anderson's Bay School will be using two of these days in Term Four this year.  In an attempt to make this a little more manageable for families, and also to balance our many commitments in Term Four, we will be holding these Teacher Only Days either side of Labour Weekend.  This will mean that Anderson's Bay School is closed for instruction on Friday 25th October and Tuesday 29th October
The school will also be closed for the statutory holiday on Monday 28th October.  We are also discussing with Magic Childcare regarding the option of having a holiday style programme offered at school, in the hall, for those two days, should parents require care.  The details of this will be advertised in the coming weeks.

Book Week

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Monday 19 to Friday, 23 August 2019 Anderson's Bay School celebrated "Book Week".

Mrs Bloxham and Mrs Arcus decorated Te Paihere:

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Teachers visited classrooms and read stories to the children.  Below are Mr McDonald and Mrs Bayne-O'Connor reading stories to Nga Tipu and Room 1:

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 Children enjoyed spending morning tea breaks/lunch breaks reading books:

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Friday was "Red Carpet Day" - the children got to parade the cat walk:

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Year 6 Netball

Last week Anderson’s Bay entered a Year 6 Netball team, Andy Bay Vipers in the Otago Primary School Netball Tournament.  It was coached and managed by Craig Soal.  The team was made up of Year 5 & 6 students.  They had a couple of good wins and some great netball played.  They were all very competitive during the game and showed their fantastic sportsmanship throughout the tournament.  Thanks also goes to Mr Smale for umpiring the games and Mr Ellis for being the water boy.  Well done girls!

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Stars on Stage DVD

Congratulations to all our children who participated in Stars on Stage on Monday night.  You were truly awesome!  Special thank you to all those who helped make this a success.

If parents would like to order a DVD please put $20 into an envelope, write your child's name, room number and Stars on Stage and hand it into the school office.  Orders will close on Thursday, 26 September 2019.


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Anderson's Bay School Sister School

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Over the past year Anderson's Bay School have been forging a relationship with a school in China, Xinjian Primary School in Zhengzhou, China.  During 2018 and the beginning of 2019 some of our Tōtara had several online conferences and sharing experiences with students from Xinjian Primary School, using our learning in Mandarin and the Chinese students learning in English to share our stories (with a little bit of help from our Mandarin Learning Assistants to translate).  On Monday 16th September we are really looking forward to welcoming a small group of students and teachers from Xinjian Primary School to visit us at Anderson's Bay School and experience what it is like to be in a New Zealand School and to share our teaching and learning practices with our Chinese teaching colleagues.  This is an exciting next step in the continued relationship with our Sister School.


Anderson's Bay School Carpark

Over time we have noticed some "near miss" situations with vehicles, children and adults entering and leaving the Anderson's Bay School Staff car park and bottom car park adjacent to the Anderson's Bay Kindergarten. This carpark is a staff parking area only.  Can we please remind you that the car park, or the car park entry, is not a drop off area.

Not only will this ensure improved Health and Safety practices, but it will also free up street-side parking spaces, with staff cars parked off the street.  As a school we are very aware of the limited parking and drop off areas along Jeffery Street.  Below is a diagram of alternative parking options around our school (provided they are free of roadworks).  The Board of Trustees do appreciate the understanding and commitment of our families to create the safest environment possible.

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Open Night

Thursday 26 September

6:00 -7:00 pm.

Anderson’s Bay School

92 Jeffery Street



Meet our New Entrant Teachers, our Principal and other families with children starting school in the next year. 

Have a look through our school and ask any questions about Transition to School that you may have.  

You are most welcome to bring your family.

Children do not have to be in zone, or enrolled at our school, in order for you to attend.


Me hui tahi tātou.







Grandparent's Day

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The annual Grandparents or Significant Others day will be held at school on Thursday 24th October.  This was scheduled for Friday 25th, but has been altered to accommodate the Teacher Only Day.  Further details of this event will be communicated in future newsletters.




Tahuna Intermediate School


Tahuna Normal Intermediate Enrolments 2020

Reminder that the closing date for enrolments is 3pm on Monday 2nd September. These can be done online at or at the school office. The office can also answer any questions regarding our enrolment zone.

Nature Play

FILM AND DISCUSSION:Winner of seven international awards with incredible cinematography, NaturePlay – Take Childhood Back, explores the concept of education through play in nature (Udeskole). NaturePlay is an inspiring look at the Scandinavian method of udeskole, which is practised through forest kindergartens, after school clubs, nature-based play areas, adventure playgrounds and through increased break time at school.

Little Kiwis Nature Play in collaboration with Anderson's Bay School is honoured to host the NaturePlay film with its important message and thought-provoking insights.

Following the film, Celia Hogan, founder of Little Kiwis Nature Play will lead a discussion on the relevance of this film to New Zealand, challenging educational philosophies and policies and emphasising the importance of nature play on a child's holistic development.

Where: Anderson's Bay School, Dunedin
Date: Friday 11th October 2019 @ 7-9.30pm
Cost: Earlybird: $23 or Standard ticket: $27

Tickets are available on Eventfinda: 

Facebook event:

Here is the link to the trailer:


Community Notices

MusiqHub Guitar / Ukulele / Keyboard  
is looking forward to welcoming new students in
Term three 2019.


The lessons feature:

l  small group learning [max of 4 per group]

l  conveniently located at the school

l  exclusive access to MusiqHub lessons online

l  quality teaching manuals

l  tuition from MusiqHub registered tutors


For more information please visit our website at or

call / text Joel Dalloway on 027 562 9830


Little Kickers is the one of the world's leading soccer provider for per-school aged children. Little Kickers is an educational football programme for children aged 1.5yrs-7yrs. Our programme is designed to help children learn fundamental skills through games and play. We know that children best learn through play and repetition and our programme supports this. In our classes we use imaginative themes in each session, which gets children fully immersed in to the class.Children are taught physical skills, such as running and jumping, social skills, like sharing, shapes, colours and numbers and much more. All of this taught in a pressure-free, fun and safe environment.
Limited spaces are available so be in to enrol your child through our website or email me for more information at


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Anderson’s Bay Tennis Club Open Days

Bayfield Park, Dunedin (held wet or fine)
Saturday 7 September and Sunday 8 September 2019  1.00–4.00pm
Come along and have a go.  Fun, games, and great giveaways from Hell Pizza!
For further details, contact Ali on 027 474 9887 or via email:


 Glenfalloch Night Garden

Spend an enchanted evening exploring the illuminated wonders of the Glenfalloch Night Garden where spring blossoms and sparkle combine for a magical experience.

Glenfalloch will glow with golden light as installations and sculptures are showcased in our splendid garden setting.

Come and explore the beautiful spring displays and discover local artist's creations nestled within the woodland's landscape. A delightful event for all ages.

Gold coin donation. Restaurant, casual dining and foodtrucks. Live Entertainment - choirs and music to enhance the experience

Bring cash for purchases – Entry Donation | Food Trucks.

Make sure you book if you want to dine before dusk in Glenfalloch Restaurant - Dunedin's #1 Restaurant. Famous Trust the Chef menu.

03 476 1006

Transport – It’ll be busy, so please plan ahead!

2 Free Buses running to and fro from Bunnings Carpark – Glenfalloch return from 6.30 -10pm

2 Free shuttles from Macandrew Bay – Glenfalloch return from 6.30 - 10pm

Arrive in Ferry style with Port to Port Cruises from Otago Yacht Club to Glenfalloch return.

Depart Otago Yacht Club 6;30pm, 7pm, 7;30pm | Depart Glenfalloch 9pm, 9:30pm and 10pm.

$25 per adult and $15 per child return. Bookings

Otago Peninsula Trust is pleased to sponsor this very special community event. Thank you Dunedin City Council and Otago Peninsula Community Board for your support!

 6.30pm – 10.00pm Thursday 19, Friday 20, Saturday 21 September

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