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Principal's News

Kia ora, Malo e le lei, Talofa, Ni hao, Namaste, Bula, Kia orana, Mauri, Greetings.

Term two is well underway and on behalf of our school community I welcome new students and whanau to our school. So far this term we have enrolled 19 new students which brings our roll to 566.


A special thank you to whanau who have contributed so far this year.

Our Board of Trustees have kept the donation at $40 per child per year (or $10 per term if you wish). If you have not donated so far I ask that you please consider doing so.

School donations are very helpful in providing the wonderful range of extra equipment and resources available to your children.

You will be interested to know the following 2017 expenditure approved by our Board of Trustees.

Library Books $3,500 Sports Equipment $8,000 Art and Craft $4,000
Reading material $8,000 Technology $150,000 Furniture replacement $35,000
Duffy Books $8,500 Maori Language $10,000

While majority of this money comes from Government grants, local fundraising such as parent donations and our General Knowledge-a-thon are very important in allowing us to provide extras for your children.

As always we thank you for the part you play in supporting our school in so many ways.

If you would like to make your school donation through internet banking please use the following information:

Manurewa Central School BOT Bank Account - 12-3109-0012252-00
Particulars Child's name, Code (Room No.) Reference (School Donation)

A receipt for this money will be sent home with your child.


Another series of workshops on home reading will be run this term beginning next Wednesday 17 May.

There are four meetings on Wednesdays including 17, 24, 31 May with the final meeting on 14 June.

Meetings run from 6pm to 7.30pm and a crèche is available for children of all ages.

This programme brings amazing reading improvement and I recommend you phone Mrs Sandy Griffin 269 0250 to ensure a place.

This is especially important for parents of children in Years 1 to 4.


Thank you to everyone who ensures their children attend school regularly and on time.

Children do need to establish good habits both in attendance and being at school before 9am.

Lateness disadvantages your child as does leaving before 3pm.

Please ensure you give your child every chance to be at school and ready to learn by 9am.

Please do not pick up your child early except in emergencies.

Thank you.
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Does the school have your current phone number so that we can contact you in an emergency?

Please update any details that have changed for your child at the office.

Thank you to those families that have returned their Updating School Records Sheets.

If you have not sent this back to school yet, please do so as soon as possible.

We need these back in case of an emergency with yur child.

Next newsletter - June 2 2017