School Newsletter

8 November 2019

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



End of Year Celebrations

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Earlier this term we were advised that the Edgar Centre Stadium will not be available for use at the end of 2019, which is where we have previously held our End of Year Assembly.  We have investigated other options for a venue that is sufficiently large enough to cater for an end of year assembly for our entire school and family members.  Unfortunately there are no venues that are cost effective or feasible for this.  Therefore, for 2019 we will be making alternative arrangements for our end of year celebrations.  Our Tōtara Team will celebrate the end of Year and leaving time for our Year 6 students during the afternoon of 12th December, this will be followed by an afternoon tea for the families and Tōtara children, to mark the end of our Year 6 students' time at Anderson's Bay School.  Please allow the afternoon, from 1:30 - 3:00 for this event, if you are a family member of our Tōtara Team children.  Our Rata Team and Kōwhai Team will also hold a separate assembly to thank their families and end the year with their children.  The times and dates of this Assembly will be notified in the near future.


Skool Loop

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Food and Fun Day

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Baking Stall needs your baking:

The Baking stall is always very popular at the Fun Day events.  It raises lots of money for our school.

Please deliver your packaged baking to the school Room 2 on
Friday the 15th November  at 8:30-9am or 3:30 pm.

Be in a chance to WIN WIN for your returned baking to the school
Each box of baking returned to the school for the baking stall goes into the draw to win a double pass to the movies:

Please just return the below slip with the baking:

Name of Child_____________________ ________________Room No________________________
Contact Ph number________________________ Parent Name___________________





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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School Pool - Saturday Sessions


The school pool will be open between 1pm and 3pm on the following Saturdays:

  • 9 November
  • 16 November
  • 23 November
  • 30 November
  • 7 December

Entry is by way of a gold coin donation.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.



Community Notices


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New Zealand School Parents Community

This group aims to provide a platform for parents to share parenting and children education and experiences and suggestions. We encourage everyone to setup play dates and social.

I have found that many of our Chinese parents don’t really understand New Zealand’s education system. The only way for many parents to get knowledge was to ask friends who themselves may not know. Therefore, I built this group and hoped that we can share information and find answers to questions about primary and secondary education in New Zealand.

Parents of children in early education are also welcome.

Please do not advertise in the group.

To join, please scan my QR code and I will pull you into the group.

My wechatid: shanezhannz
My QR code:












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SWIM FX Swim School is excited to announce that they will be back teaching the life skill of swimming at your school pool on WEDNESDAYS in Term 4. Check out our Facebook page ‘SWIM FX Swim School’ for more information and ‘Recommendations/Reviews’ 

Contact Sue by Message via the Facebook page or Email or Phone 477-1730.



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