School Newsletter

5 July 2018

Welcome New Children

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 We would like to welcome Ash to Anderson's Bay School. 

It is wonderful to have you joining us. 













Staff Update

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Great news for us all!  Mr Hinds will return to work in Term 3.  We look forward to having him here again.

Mr McDonald is convalescing well and will return to work sometime next term.



2018 Term Dates

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End of Term 2: Friday 6th July

Beginning of Term 3: Monday 23rd July

End of Term 3: Friday 28th September



Early Birds

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At the beginning of Term 3 we are changing the way payment of Early Bird fees are handled. 

The preferred option is for parents to pay on-line.    If paying on-line please use your child/ren(s) name(s) and Early Birds as a reference.  The Bank Account number is: 03-0905-0904389-00

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An alternative is to pay by eftpos at the school office.  Credit cards are not accepted.

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If you want to "pay as you go" then all cash payments are to be sealed in an envelope with your child/ren(s) name and Early Birds written on the front.  This can then be posted in the box in the school office. 




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40 Hour Famine

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A big thank you to all participants and sponsors. An amazing $934 was raised this year.  You should be very proud of your achievements; the children in South Sudan will have their lives improved considerably because of your efforts. Thank you!




School Fundraiser


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Want to go on a Cruise or Tour?

Need Flights or Travel Insurance?

Do you need transfers or accommodation somewhere?

If so, $10 will be donated to Andersons Bay School 2018 year 6 camp from every new booking made with Megan Hood at Flight Centre Mosgiel!


Flight Centre Mosgiel

138 Gordon Road

Phone: (03) 489 2043  or  0800 489 204


Terms and conditions:  Must book with Megan Hood and mention Anderson’s Bay School 2018 year 6 camp at the time of booking.  Valid for all new bookings.


Open to all friends and family of Anderson’s Bay School.


Bookings can be made in store, via email as well as on the phone. You do not need to be located in Otago to help the school with this fundraiser. 


Totara Team Edgar Sports Sessions




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Sports sessions will begin on every second Tuesday afternoon in Term 3.  The children will travel to and from the Edgar Centre by bus, leaving school at 1:30pm and returning at 2:55pm.  The sessions will be on the following Tuesdays:

  • 31 July 2018
  • 14 August 2018
  • 28 August 2018
  • 11 September 2018
  • 25 September 2018

The children should wear suitable footwear, and their sports T-shirts, and shorts or skorts.  A waterproof jacket is recommended as it often rains on sports days and we sometimes have to wait on the bus in unsheltered places.  Parent help is not required for these sessions.


Gymnastic Festival



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The area school's Gymnastic Festival for Year 5 and 6 students will be held at Bayfield High School on Tuesday morning, 14 August 2018 at 9:30am.  It is expected to be finished by midday.  Notices have been sent to parents of Totara Team children.  We will need parental assistance - all offers of help gratefully received and accepted.  Please note you will not be expected to perform or demonstrate any of the gymnastic routines!



Assembly Timetable - Term 3


       Date                Class Running Assembly


27th July

Room 3


3rd August

No Assembly (Discovery Friday)


10th August

Totara Singing


17th August

No Assembly (Discovery Friday)


24th August

Room 2/Room 10


31st August

No Assembly (Discovery Friday)


7th Sept

Kapa Haka


14th Sept

No Assembly (Discovery Friday)


21st Sept

Room 1/Room 9


28th Sept

No Assembly






Pita Pit Lunches

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As from the beginning of Term 3 there will be no School Lunch Service offered by Pita Pit.





Community Notices

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The Famous only in Dunedin, Steampunk group, the Gasworkers Guild of Gadgeteers, invites all children (big and little) to a fun day at Toitu on Saturday 14th July from 10 am. There will be a variety of steampunk activities including a fashion competition.


There will be a chance for kids to have a go at splendid teapot racing, a photo booth and steampunk dress up area.

 All children must be accompanied by an adult. Entry is free.

 If there are any questions, please email me.

 Handy links:

 This is the event notification on FaceBook:


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Don't forget to enrol for the Winter Playball Holiday Programme. We will be operating from Bayfield High School during the upcoming holidays   8 am - 6 pm Daily. With specialised sports clinics delivered to children via our highly trained coaches, everyone is guaranteed to have lots of fun. In addition to this we have Trip Days to Dunedin Gymnastics Academy, Discovery World, Bowling & Scenic Railways train ride. For the full schedule and more information head to or email: Be QUICK as spaces are filling fast. WINZ Subsidies available. 


Homestay Families for International Students

We are seeking homestay families residing within the Bayfield High School area.  If you are able to offer a caring environment and have the ability to communicate well with young people from different cultures on a short term or long term basis, please contact Tracey Candy by email or Phone: 455 0113/ 027 348 0648.


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Musikids Holiday Programmes July 2018

Is your child interested in singing or trying a musical instrument?

Who’s it for?

Children from year 2 to year 8 who are interested in music.


First Week of the Holidays – Choir.


What will we be doing?

Basic singing training, rehearsing fun songs, singing and moving to some elementary choreography.


Monday 09th July, Tuesday 10th July, Wednesday 11th July from 1pm to 3pm.


We will perform a short concert for families and friends at the end of the workshops.


Second Week of the Holidays – Have a Go!


What will we be doing?

Trying out a wide variety of musical instruments – strings, woodwind, brass, and percussion.



Monday 16th July, Tuesday 17th July, Wednesday 18th July from 1pm to 3pm.



The Music Suite at Logan Park High School, Butts Road, Dunedin


Who’s running the programmes?

Sara Brown, a music teacher with extensive experience working with children and choirs.

Tanara Stedman, a music teacher who conducts the Dunedin Rock Choir


What to bring?

A water bottle, a snack, and warm, comfortable clothes.


 How much?

$30 per child per programme


What to do next?

Fill in the relevant form at the link below:

 Choir Link:

 Have a Go Link:

 or email if you have any questions or check us out of Facebook/musikidsdunedin


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What’s in the latest issue of Tots To Teens Magazine.

 The latest issue of Tots to Teens is out, and we have a fantastic new phone and computer friendly digital version for parents to view. Be the first to read about the latest way to connect with your kids by “love bombing”,  go beyond books to ramp up children’s reading, feed your kids 5 healing foods that are easy on the pocket, teach kids how to spot a frenemy, become a gut microbiome expert, and discover 9 playful ways to teach children mindful breathing.

link to the new digital magazine is: 






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