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Update 7 - 16th May 2019

2019 Board of Trustee Elections
We need people to step forward for our school. 
Nominate yourself or someone you know to stand for election.

Parents who's children were registered with us prior to the 8th May should now have received information and a nomination form for the upcoming Board of Trustee elections. If you did not receive this please let the office know. Copies of the nomination form are also available at the office should you need another one.

The call for nominations closes on 24th May and any received by the returning officer (CES) after 12 noon on this date will not be accepted. If you wish to nominate yourself or another person, the easiest way to do so is through the portal mentioned in the information leaflet. Click here for the parent guide to submitting your nomination.
If posting your nomination form, please ensure that this is done in plenty of time to allow for the reduction in delivery days which is now only 3 days per week. Candidates are also encouraged to submit a profile.

We are looking for 5 parent elected representatives to stand and will only go to an election if more than 5 applications are received. Click here for the parent guide to submitting your nomination.

Please click here for further details on the election process and being a board member. We look forward to seeing your nominations come through.

Message from the Board of Trustees | Teacher Strike Action - Wednesday 29th May 2019 
Kia Ora Whānau, Parents & Caregivers,

At a round of meetings during 6-10 May 2019, NZEI Te Rui Roa and PPTA members voted overwhelmingly to hold joint strike action with secondary teachers in the form of a full day strike on Wednesday 29th May 2019.

The Board and School Management are working through the various scenarios, considerations and impacts to all those involved, and we will keep you all updated as further information comes to hand and as decisions are made. At this stage based on our previous experience with full day strikes, it is highly likely that the school will be closed for learning on this day but as noted above, a decision is yet to be made.

We wanted to give our community as much notice as possible, as you may have to make alternative arrangements for the care of your child/children on the day of the strike as per previous strike action.

Thank you for your understanding and please don’t hesitate to contact us via board@stonefields.school.nz if you have any queries relating to this.

Ngā mihi nui,
Matt Evans
Stonefields School Board of Trustees

Important Sign in Procedure
A reminder that if you need to be on the school site as an adult helper or are coming into the hubs to drop something off, please remember to sign in at the office. In the event of an emergency it is important we know who is on the school site at any time. It is also important to remind you that should your child have an appointment it is essential that they are signed in and out on the tablet in the school office. Thank you for your support in this matter.

Out of Zone Siblings
Whilst the school does not take out of zone students, we do try, where possible, to allow out of zone new entrant siblings of currently enrolled children to be at school together. Each year, the Board of Trustees looks at the current and predicted roll and determines if the school is in a position to continue to make this exception.

If you are a current parent of the school and have an out of zone pre-schooler due to start primary school during 2020, you will need to write to the Board of Trustees in order to ask if they will consider holding a ballot for new entrant siblings of currently enrolled children. 
The Board can then deliberate on this at their next meeting on Wednesday 19 June 2019
All correspondence will be due to the school by Wednesday 11 June to be included in the Board meeting material for their consideration. 
If a resolution is made for a ballot to go ahead, all known families in this situation will be notified of the application process. 
Please send your letters of request to the Board secretary, Ellie Bramwell ellie@stonefields.school.nz

Learner Lead Conferences
Learner Led Conferences (LLCs) will take place on Wednesday 5th June 2019.
Time: 2:00 pm - 7:30 pm 
School will finish at 1.30 pm ready for the Learner Led Conferences to start at 2.00pm. 
If you are able to collect your children at 1:30 pm from School you are welcome to do so. Kelly Club will open early due to early school finish.
Bookings are made by clicking here and using the unique code 5htrv
(Please note the time slot from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm is not available for Year 1)
Bookings close at 9:30am on Tuesday 4th June
Hub Koru: 
Due to the set up being slightly different for Hub Koru learners, you will receive an email on Friday 17th May with more information and the unique codes for booking your preferred time.

Save the Dates
Some important upcoming dates to diarise.
  • Stonefields School Cross Country (Year 4-8) - Friday 28th June 2019
  • Stonefields School Disco | The theme this year is "Upon a Starry Night"  (celebrating Matariki) - Friday 28th June 2019
  • Kapa Haka Matariki Hui - Thursday 4th July 2019
Pink Shirt Day Reminder
We’ll be celebrating Pink Shirt Day on Friday 17th May 2019 by inviting our students to wear something pink to show their support for anti-bullying. A gold coin donation is asked for this cause, all proceeds will be donated to the Mental Health Foundation.

Class of 2018 Foundation Learners
A huge thank you to our class of 2018 Foundation Learners who kindly gifted this beautiful seat to Stonefields School. 
Pictured here are some of our junior learners enjoying a chat on the bench.
Tamaki Cluster Football Tournament
We had a fun-filled day at the Tamaki Football tournament yesterday with 98 of our Yr 3 - 8 learners, including Hub 4, taking part. Our teams brought their best together on the field resulting in fantastic performances during games. Many of our girls were playing for the first time and their teams went from strength to strength with every game. Congratulations to the teams who won their grades; the Yr 3/4 Boys, the Yr 5/6 Boys and the Yr 7/8 Boys, who didn't concede a single goal in the tournament. Our Yr 5/6 Girls finished with a tie in second place - ka pai! 
As always, we would like to thank our whānau for their help and support on the day.
Photos courtesy of Matt Maingay
We are now officially underway with the season and it's awesome to see all the teams out practicing! If you would like to share your team's highlights please let us know by emailing comms@stonefields.school.nz.

Sports App Alert Group
With the aim to streamline our communications as much as we possibly can, we now have a sports alert group set up on our Stonefields School app. If your child/ren participate in sports, we recommend subscribing to this alert group. We will channel all inter-school sports (Tamaki Cluster, Eastern Zones etc) event communication through this group, for example, if an event is called off due to poor weather. For all school-wide sport, for example, cross country, we will continue to communicate this to all app subscribers.

Yummy Sticker Time
Collect Yummy cut-out labels from bags (each cut-out label is worth 10 stickers) and individual Yummy apple stickers for our school’s share of free sports gear.  
The more stickers we collect, the more sports gear for our learners. 
So get crunching on some Yummy apples, they now have around ten different varieties of apples available

Click here for the sticker collection sheet
Click here for the cut-out label collection sheet (If there is not a cut-out you can collect the bar code)
Click here for the bonus sticker collection sheet ** New Varieties**
Or you are welcome to pick sheets up from the office

All sheets can be dropped off at the School office once completed or by Friday 20th September 2019.

COOLdesigns Labels
Join the fight against lost property!
COOLdesigns offer a wide selection of personalised name labels. A simple iron-on name label inside a school uniform can make an item instantly recognisable and save it from being lost. There are numerous other things that come to school, from lunchboxes and drink bottles to bike helmets, for these items the range of vinyl name labels are perfect. Colourful labels in different sizes that are dishwasher and microwave safe are an essential part of every parent's school toolbox.

COOLdesigns offers a range of single or multi-pack options. These can be purchased through our school online shopPostage to your selected address is free of charge.

Friends and Family Fundraising with Noel Leeming Sylvia Park
Offer runs from Wednesday 16th May 2019 - Wednesday 23rd May 2019. 
On Saturday 18th May 2019, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, Noel Leeming Sylvia Park will be hosting fun activities for Stonefields families. 
  • Sylvia Park Tour - A behind the scenes look at the Sylvia Park shopping centre and retail stores. 
  • In-store Entertainment - Face Painting and/or a Treasure Hunt in the Noel Leeming store.
Noel Leeming staff will take care of the kids, while you shop!

Use this flyer (on your phone or have a printed copy with you) at the counter in order to receive your discount and so that the rebate is channeled back to our school.
All funds raised continue to go towards our Master Plan (shading, gardens, etc)

Eco Shop | A great initiative that does our little bit to help the planet |
Munch Cupboard is an award-winning New Zealand self-sustaining social enterprise. Our drive is to assist in social change to make the world a better place for the next generation by considering the environment and what we feed our children. 
Some examples of products available for purchase are beeswax wraps, lunch boxes, reusable organic sandwich bags and produce bags, etc.  View the full range of products and make purchases through our school online shop. 
Items are delivered to school every fortnight, free of charge and we will contact you once your items arrive.

2019 Donations
Your support is appreciated and helps the School on many levels. Click here to find out how.

Second Hand Uniform 
The second hand uniform shop will be open in the hall on Monday 27th May 2019 from 2.30pm - 3.15pm. Items start from as little as $10. Note - it is a cash only shop (no eftpos)
Donations of pre-loved uniform items are gratefully accepted throughout the year and can be dropped off at the school office. 

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

Short Term Homestay Families Wanted 
Click here for more information.

Parenting Place Workshops
Term 2 at Parenting Place is full of exciting events. Click here for more information 

2019 Entertainment Books | Bonus Early Bird Offers
Click here to pre-order the NEW 2019 | 2020 Entertainment Membership and receive bonus offers you can use right away!

Lunn Avenue Store Promotions

Mention Stonefields School at the till when paying for your items and we earn points towards materials.

Mention Stonefields School at the till to receive a 5% discount.

Term Dates 2019
T1: 4 Feb - 12 April
T2: 29 April - 5 July
T3: 22 July - 27 Sept
T4: 14 Oct - 18 Dec