Year 5/6

(Rooms 7, 12 and 14)

Welcome back to another fine term of learning. Our school-wide focus this term will be on Recycling and Promoting Health.

Cultural Performance

Thursday 14 November 2017 - 6pm

A time for us to celebrate our amazing students hard work. All of our students have been learning cultural dances in terms 1 and 3. Come along and support your child and celebrate some of the amazing cultures in our school.

Sun Safety

During the summer months we take sun safety very seriously. We provide sunscreen and promote Sun Safe practices.

ALL students MUST have a hat to wear at school in Terms 1 and 4. School hats are available for purchase by contacting our office. They also must have water for school and be wearing appropriate clothing.

Kia Kaha Programme

This programme is run in conjunction with the NZ Police. It involves teaching children about bullying and developing strategies to deal with situations should they arise and who they can seek help from if needed.

Food For Thought Programme

As part of our Health programme this term we are participating in the Food For Thought programme. Parents are welcome to attend class sessions and we will need helpers for our supermarket trip (notices will come out closer to the time). This programme is supported by the NZ Heart Foundation and Health Promoting Schools.

Dates: Class visits 28th and 29th November

Supermarket visits: 4th and 5th December


As part of our EOTC programme we have been presented with 3 opportunities - the children will have the opportunity to participate in one due to numbers. We will need LOTS of parent helpers, permission forms will come home soon. We will be combining all Year 5 & 6 classes so will be mixed throughout the activities.

Goat Island - This group will be leaving school at approximately 8am and returning around 5pm. They will look at the reserve in the area and have an opportunity to snorkel around the reef. There will also be an environmental focus which will continue into 2018.

Auckland Zoo - this group will be attending on <date to be confirmed>

Surf Lifesaving - This group will be attending on Monday 27 November. They will be participating in activities both on the beach and in the water and learning how to be safe in the surf.

Year 6 Graduation

Wednesday 13 December 6pm

There will be more information coming in the next couple of weeks of term.

Enrolment for 2018

Year 6 students will need to have made contact with their Intermediate schools by now.

If you have been unable to, here is the contact information for our local Intermediate schools:

Kedgley Intermediate School

Phone: (09) 2784202


Address: 181 Portage Road, Papatoetoe

Papatoetoe Intermediate School

Phone: (09) 2784202


Address: 175 Motatau Road, Papatoetoe

Dates to Remember

Monday 23 October - Labour Day

Monday 6 November - Kia Kaha Programme begins (Starts this week for 3 weeks)

Thursday 16 November - Senior Cultural Performance Evening

Tuesday 28 November - Food for Thought programme begins (starts this week for 2 weeks)

Wednesday 29 November - Community sharing day 2pm - 5pm

Tuesday 5 December - School Leaders and Road Patrollers to Rainbow’s End

Wednesday 13 December - Year 6 Graduation

Friday 15 December - End of Term 4

Term 4 Newsletter Kelley's team