Middle Information

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Welcome to TerM 4 of 2023

Welcome to the Middle Syndicate's website.

This is a space to find resources and information about how things operate in the Middle Syndicate, e.g. Homework sheets, Maths strategies, etc. We update it termly. We hope that you find it a useful resource.

Welcome to the last term of 2023! It looks to be another extremely busy one with lots to be excited about. We have book character day this Wednesday and Green day in week 3. In week 4 we will be going to the Marae. This is super exciting as we have not had our Y4 stay over at Maraeroa Marae since 2019. We can understand that some Y4 children may be feeling some nerves about this. If so please come and speak with us so we can help support them with a plan.  

For more information (e.g. what they need) please go to the Marae page. We will also be having a Parent Information Evening/ Parent Helpers Meeting Wednesday 18th October in Room 12. Parent helpers will meet at 5:45pm and then at 6pm we will open it up for all parents to attend and have any questions answered. Please ensure you have filled in the form via Kindo. We will be contacting people about dietary and health requirements.


This term we have our school’s Athletics Day (Monday 16th October pp Wednesday 18th October). We will be trying to get out in the mornings to prepare the students with the skills that they will need for this. Therefore, we ask that the children are suitably dressed to run and jump each day. We will make the most of sunny weather to fit this in. 

The staff have mentioned several times how energising Student Led Conferences were and how proud they felt hearing their tamariki talk about feeling proud of their learning, the things they feel successful about, whilst also identifying things they want to work on. It was also lovely to hear these exact same comments mentioned by many of you also. 

We are aware that as Term 4 progresses tamariki can start to think about the following year. Please know that we spend a great deal of time thinking about the needs of each of our classes as we do this important process together. My staff and I know each of your children well and have their best interest at heart, as we create the 2024 classes. As you can understand this is a huge job and we endeavour to do the best for all of our children.  We try hard to create balanced classes where children have a friend that will help support their learning. Within the next few weeks, you will receive an email from Adelle, asking if your child has any specific needs, to email her directly

Please remind your child to pack their hats. From Week 2, students without hats will need to stay in the shade during playtimes and lunchtimes to be sun safe. We advise children not to borrow hats, as this can spread nits.

ngā mihi Jo on behalf of the team

Middle Syndicate classes for 2023

Jo Staite  (j.staite@cashmere-ave.school.nz) located in the admin building

Diane Young (d.young@cashmere-ave.school.nz) located in Room 5

Kezia Smith (k.smith@cashmere-ave.school.nz) located in Room 10

Jess Richards (j.richards@cashmere-ave.school.nz) located in Room 11

Ashley Durston (a.durston@cashmere-ave.school.nz) is located in Rm 12

Please contact us if you have any questions, queries or concerns. We ask that you approach the class teacher first so we can resolve any issue quickly.  If you feel an issue needs further attention, please feel free to approach me, Jo Staite  in my role of Associate Principal.