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Friday, August 28, 2015

Daffodil Funds raised - $412.50 - Thank you everyone!!

The sun says hello
To the new burst of yellow.

The last glimpse of snow starts to disappear,
And rises up into the atmosphere.

As the breeze starts prancing,
The flowers start dancing.

They make the garden sing,
At the start of spring.


Shakira, Myckaella, Rumi, Bethany & Ethan from BYWATER Room 20

Thursday, August 20, 2015


Good morning - we will proceed with our walkathon today. The weather is good enough to give it a go.  Make sure your child(ren) bring a coat and wear warm clothing.    John Petrie

Monday, August 17, 2015

Education & Training Specialist at Netsafe Speaker

Wednesday 2nd September, 7.00pm in the Staffroom, Speaker Lee Chisholm - Education and Training Specialist at NetSafe will be talking about...
  • Online safety
  • Safe and secure online habits at home and beyond
  • What young people are doing online
  • Some challenges presented by using social media
  • Conversations you might have with children about online practice
  • A chance to ask questions

School Closed - Teacher Only Day Friday 21st August

Thursday, August 13, 2015

School Cross Country Timetable

 9:30 am        Year 0 - 2 to board bus to Shakespear Park.
10:00 am         Briefing by sports team re cross country regulations.
10:15 am       Year 0/1s to race
10:30 am       Year 2s to race.
10:45 am       Year 3s to race.
11:00 am       Year 4s to race.
11:15 am       Year 5s to race.

11:30 am       Year 6s to race.
11:45 am       Year 7s to race.
12:00 pm         Year 8’s to race.
12:30 pm       Break/ lunch/briefing.

1:00 pm         Massive school fitness game finish and 1:30pm and return to school.

Coast Netball Tournament

Great competition at Edith hopper park on 11th August. Although we didn't make the semis, both teams gave great effort and tried their best. Some incredible wins, losses and draws to learn from and grow in the skills they have begun. It was awesome to see new and recurring players and to see them shine.

Monday, August 10, 2015

KidsLink Events

An update on KidsLink. We have assisted 24 students now through the Help for Kids programme to the value of $14,000 and we are now expanding our KidsLink Events into West Auckland. Our next event is “Angry Kids and Upset Families”. All KidsLink Schools get 2 free tickets to this event. http://kidslink.co.nz/events/

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Snow Queen Production for 2015

"A magical, musical comedy, The Snow Queen follows the newly crowned Queen Elsa, who flees after accidentally using her power to turn things into ice and leave her home in infinite winter, her sister, Anna, teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to find her sister and bring back summer!"

Tickets are selling fast for our Year 7/8 Production THE SNOW QUEEN with our very own choir of 120 + students.  We have 3 shows at Whangaparaoa College Auditorium on the following dates:

Monday 17th August 7.00pm
Tuesday 18th August 4.00pm
Wednesday 19th August 7.00pm
Adults $10.00, Children $5.00

Lots of amazing food and drink will be available at all the shows, please bring cash.