Point View School

Newsletter 1 April 2021


April Fool’s Day was huge fun, both at School and beside the mighty Waikato River at Camp. Mrs Tanner organised hundreds of Chocolate Eggs and the Easter Bunny was very busy hiding them all over the place for children to discover with squeals of delight.

The egg has symbolic significance in many cultures. Luck and wealth are associated with the egg by some. To others, it brings hope and purity. For many it represents fertility and the circle of life and some ancient cultures believed that the universe was created from a single egg. Could this be the first ‘Big Bang’ theory?

Whatever the egg represents to you and your family, on behalf of Point View School I wish you a peaceful and joyous time over the Easter weekend.

Robin Kirkham


Welcome to our new students

Asher, Yazin, Kayan, Ian, Angela, Emily and Aaliyah.


Our lucky winners are:

First prize Fay McGregor (ticket number 00714)

Second prize D Stew (ticket number 05050)

Third prize - Tong Qiao (ticket number 03491)

Thank you to Noel Leeming for supporting us once again.


Our small group of parents and staff are a great link between the school and home. A fantastic way for parents to be involved in the school and to make new friends.

Elections for the committee will be held on 6 May, they need more people to join this warm and welcoming group to ensure they can carry on adding great value to the school.

Nomination Form

Road Patrol Help Needed

We urgently need help with the crossing on Kilkenny Drive on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 8:20am till 8:50am. We have no parent help to supervise the crossing at the moment. If you can help please contact us in the office admin@pointview.school.nz. This is a very important role as it involves the safety of all our students.

Plant Life Cycle

A plant will grow from a tiny seed,

Some water and sun is all you need.

First the root grows underground,

They suck up minerals from all around.

Then comes stems, some tall, some stout,

and next the branches spread about .

Leaves grow in all shapes and sizes,

Watch this new life as it rises.

Flowers bloom from buds on stems,

They are as pretty as precious gems.

Some plants give us juicy fruit,

Some have vegetables as the root.

New seeds grow to and fro,

By wind and water on the go,

And now I will watch my plant grow!

By Sonika Bou (Room 21)

Room 20 Waterwise

We had a great day down at Howick Beach on Wednesday 17 March 2021. The students all enjoyed the chance to get out sailing in the Opti's and it was awesome to see everyone have a go - I'm sure there were some future Team NZ sailors out there!

Room 14's Flight to Shanghai

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Air NZ Flight to Shanghai

Interschool Swimming Results - Congratulations to our Swimming Team

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Outside of School Success - Congratulations to Vivan Somaraju

Vivan Somaraju of Room 16 represented the New Zealand OPEN team in a nail-biting Asian Nations Under 14 Team Chess Championship. He won against Sri Lanka - C, Lebanon - A and drew with Mongolia Team 2. Overall he played five games, winning 2.5 games out of 5.

The selection of a five-member OPEN team across New Zealand must have been a proud moment. An outstanding achievement, Vivan!

Upcoming Events

  • Friday 2 April to Tuesday 6 April - Easter Break - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
  • Wednesday 7 April - All students return to school
  • Wednesday 7 April - Year 3 Students only Rm 12, 14 & 15 Trip to Omana Regional Park
  • Wednesday 7 April - Waterwise for Room 24
  • Thursday 8 April - Year 3 Students only Rm 13, 16 & 30 Trip to Omana Regional Park
  • Friday 9 April - Senior School Assembly
  • Tuesday 13 April - Year 6 Orienteering at Lloyd Elsmore
  • Wednesday 14 April - Waterwise for Room 19
  • Friday 16 April - Last day of Term 1. Full School Assembly at 9am everyone is welcome to attend.


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