School fun run

Principal's News

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

We have had a wonderfully busy and successful time at our school recently.


Our school choir represented us at the Manurewa Schools' Music Festival last week with great skill and discipline. It was certainly a wonderful night.

Thank you to our choir and trainer Mr Andrew Malele for making us proud of you all.

I would also like to acknowledge Mrs Cathy Chambers, Principal of Greenmeadows Intermediate who masterminded and produced the spectacular programme.


Today, Friday, we opened our special photographic portrait exhibition in our school Auditorium, entitled "Our School Our People" this is a dispaly of photographs of students and staff.

The photos are the work of Adam Bryce, a world renowned fashion photographer and a proud ex-pupil of our school.

We are indeed fortunate to have Works of world quality in our school and I recommend you get your child to show you around. The auditorium will be open for 30 minutes before and after school, until 19 September.

Once the exhibition is over, the photos will be given to the people involved. This will be a special treat as they are of high quality indeed.


Last Monday we had a special assembly where our Board of Trustees' Chair Mr Waru Clark gifted "Taonga o Manurewa"to the children of our school.

This gift was accepted on behalf of the children by Manaaki Thomson from Room 14.

The Taonga is the beautiful art work on the church Wall at the back of the school.

This was produced by artist Ms Emily Gardner, who was honoured at our hand over Ceremony.


As you are aware our school has an enrolment scheme, put in place by the Ministry of Education to prevent overcrowding in classrooms.

At the moment our school is full and we still have many people waiting for a place.

Unfortunately, there is no space available and no further out of zone enrolments will be possible in 2018 and 2019. This also means that there will be no further ballot this year for Year 2 to 6 children for places next year.

We will be holding a ballot for students turning five in 2019.

If you live outside our zone and have a child turning five at any time next year, please fill out an application form as soon as possible at the school office.

The ballot will be conducted on the Wednesday 24 October 2018.


Our big school Fun Run got underway on Friday 24 August. We all certainly had a fun afternoon and it was amazing to see joy on everyone’s faces.

The children certainly got fitter during the training programme, which is pleasing.

The fundraising will be completed this week and I will be able to report the final total in the next newsletter.

We will also have the prezzies distributed over the next few weeks once they are delivered.

Thank you to everyone who joined in and made this so successful.


We welcome Mrs Jo Cole to our school, as the Office Manager.

Jo looks forward to getting to know children and whanau over the coming weeks.

Thank you.
Laurie Thew

Next newsletter - September 28 2018