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Update 21 - 13 December, 2018

Dear Parents and Whanau,

Thank you for a wonderful school year, it sure has been packed with many memorable events! Looking back over some of those we know will fill our learners with memories, from the year 1 and 2 school sleepover to the introduction of our new school values, junior duathlon, cross country, netball, basketball, kapa haka, the art exhibition, film festival and camps to name just a few! And we absolutely ended on a high note with the Learning Achievement Celebration on Tuesday, 2018 will be hard to beat!  We are certainly proud to reflect on what has been an awesome year!

2019 is set to bring many exciting new beginnings including the start of stage 3 and 4 building which we will keep you updated with as we progress.

There is definitely a Christmas buzz around the school this week, and we know our learners are looking forward to a well-deserved rest. We enjoyed seeing the excitement build as they visited their new hubs last Friday and it is great to see them already making connections with friends and their new environment.

Best wishes to our year 8 learners who are off to college, we will miss you greatly - please come back and visit. To our new 2019 learners and their families, we look forward to getting to know you and wish your children every success in their transition to Stonefields School life.

Have a safe and happy summer holiday everyone, until next year, wishing you love, laughter and learning!

The Stonefields School Team

Upcoming Diary Dates

What: Mufti Day tomorrow
Theme: Learners can come dressed up as an animal!! 
When: Friday 14 December (tomorrow)
Details: 3 learners from Akomanga Iwa are hosting a mufti day to raise funds for the SPCA. Dressing up is optional, and learners are still welcome to come in mufti. Here are some simple and cheap ideas for dressing up:
  • Cat Ears
  • Face paint
  • Wear clothing that includes an animal/animal prints
Extra information:  Learners will need to bring a gold coin donation to come to school in mufti. There will be prizes for best dressed from the junior hubs 4 - 6 hubs and intermediate hub. 40% of the funds raised will go towards the cost of the schools' new beehive, while the other 60% will go towards the SPCA.

What: Hubs on the Move! 
When: Monday 17 December between 9:00 - 11.30am
Details: We're moving some hubs and would love some extra muscle power, please! We are all about maximising learning during term time at Stonefields School which is why this is being done the Monday after we close! The whole School carpets are being cleaned during the holiday so all furniture needs to be stacked and moved.  We would love some extra helpers to move the furniture and resources If you have an hour to spare or a morning we would love your help.  Come on down to the school and help put our collaborating vision principle to work and make the saying 'many hands - light work' a reality.

What: Pōwhiri Welcome to new families and Staff
When: Monday 4 February 9.15am.
Details: Our whole School will be formally welcoming our new staff and learners with a Pōwhiri. You are most welcome to join us and gather in the court area around 9.10am. Our new families and new staff will meet at the front of the School (next to the School office) around 9.10am. Following the Powhiri around 10.00am, we will have morning tea for our visitors in the staff hub upstairs, we would love you to join us. 
We will keep you updated with a plan via the school app alerts if it is to wet to go ahead.


Learning Achievement Celebration

Thank you to everyone who attended on Tuesday, it was brilliant to see the community engagement and spirit. We really do have amazing learners and teaching staff. The flash mob yet again brought many smiles to faces! Click here to see the flash mob video.

Junior Field Day

Thanks to all the parents who came along, joined in and helped out! We really do appreciate the time and energy you gave! We have had some great feedback around the day which we will take on board for Junior Field Day next year. It was warming to see the senior learners helping the juniors and the activities on offer certainly catered for everyone and made for an overall fun-filled day for our junior leaners! To see some of the pictures taken from the day please click here.

Baby News

Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Hattie on Friday 23 November they welcomed Danielle Grace Hattie into the world.

New Seat

A huge thanks to our 13 foundation learners and their families for the beautiful friendship seat. We look forward to seeing where in the school you decide to place this beautiful seat


What: Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon (East Auckland)
Details: Register for the Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon and be a part of the Stonefields School Group. This is a great event for kids to show determination while of course having plenty of fun! Those that have already registered for the event you are welcome to still join up with the school if you would like. Just click into your registration online and link to Stonefields School. By Joining the group you get loads of benefits including - prizes, school photo, marquee spot on site, & special school group discount. Register for the event on the following link.
When: 10th February 2019
Where: Pt England Reserve
Age: Entry only 7 year olds up 

Tamaki Cluster Athletics Day

Well done to the Stonefields learners that competed in the Tamaki Cluster Athletics Day, we will be acknowledging those that placed in the event tomorrow.

For more details including the other sports events for this term please visit our sports website here.


Summer reading

Looking for fun, free ways to keep your Children/ tamariki learning and building their reading skills over summer? Sign up for Kia Māia te Whai- Dare to Explore, Auckland Libraries’ summer reading programme for children aged 5-12 years.

Don’t miss out! You can register online at www.daretoexplore.nz for bilingual programme OR www.Kiamaiatewhai.nz for Te Reo Maori programme OR visit one of our 54 participating libraries. This is a great activity to do with friends, so encourage your child’s buddies to come along and join the adventure in English and Te Reo Māori. Children can join the programme from home, at the library, online, or away on holiday. Fill your children’s summer holidays with exciting challenges and take part in the free activities offered at your local library.

Library Stock Take

Thank you very much to all those that have returned your books, we look forward to seeing you in the new library space at the top of the red stairs in 2019.

Merry Christmas All

From The Stonefields School Team

2018 Term Dates   Term 4
 Finish Date Friday 14 December

2019 Term Dates   Term 1 Term 2   Term 3  Term 4
Start Date Monday 4 February Monday 29 April Monday 22 July

Monday 14 October
Finish Date Friday 12 April  Friday 5 July  Friday 27 September Wednesday 18 December
Public Holidays Waitangi Day 6 February
Good Friday 19 April (a school holiday)
Easter Monday 22 April (a school holiday)
ANZAC Day 25 April (a school holiday)
Queen’s Birthday
3 June

   Labour Day
28 October

Community Notices
Click here to view a range of fun activities, events, parenting courses and more!

Stonefields A - Z
Click here to find a wealth of information around school life.

School Online Shop
Did you know the School has an online shop to simplify how payments can be made click here to find out more

School Lunches
Did you know you can order a lunch for your child on a Monday, Thursday, Friday via Kindo click here to find out more.

2nd Hand Uniform 

shop will open in the school hall on 
Monday 25 February 2.30pm - 3.15pm

Parent Tours
For new parents of new learners to Stonefields School and parents wanting to have a guided tour around Stonefields School to explore why we do what we do. Click here to view date & time available.

Dance School
Enrol for 2019 with our experienced modern dance school
Stow Austin Studio. Click here for more details

The AMETI Eastern Busway Project build Click here for details