10 November 2022
Leadership Team message from Bhairavi
Hapaitia te ara tika pūmau ai te rangatiratanga mō ngā uri whakatipu
Foster the pathway of knowledge to strength,
independence and growth for future generations
Tēnā koutou katoa,
It is hard to believe that we are nearly halfway through this term and will soon be counting the days until the holidays. It is so pleasing to see excited and motivated tamariki all around the school, exploring different learning experiences and developing a range of skills to become a 21st-century learner. Our kaiako are busy assessing our ākonga and analysing the achievement data for writing the end of year report.
It feels like the summer is finally here, and our tamariki are making the most of this time of the year. Our newly renovated swimming pools are buzzing with happy voices, and our fields are filled with our young athletes who are learning some crucial skills of athletics. On another note, our Mahi Tahi and Tuakana kaiako are working hard on organising the Year 5/6 camp. We are sure our tamariki will make many fun memories at the camp that they will cherish for a long time.
Remember to inform the office if your child is going to be away from school on family holidays for an extended period of time, and also, let the office know when your child will be back to school this year or in 2023.
Stay well, stay safe and be kind.
Tumuaki Tuarua/Deputy Principal
Edendale Reo-athon 2022
A massive thanks to our Edendale whānau for supporting our tamariki learn their pepeha for the Edendale Reo-athon 2022 - the funds raised will support our exceptional music, visual arts, Garden to Table, and STEAM programmes, as well as funding improvements to our school environment. Ka pai, Edendale whānau! Your contribution greatly enhances the overall school environment and educational outcome for all our ākonga.
Also, we would like to pass on our big thanks to all our generous sponsors who provided us with a range of prizes for our tamariki to win. We appreciate their support in making this fundraising exciting and fun for Edendale whānau.
Organisations and people who sponsored prizes include:
Team Josh & Bryce, Ray White Sandringham
Bunnings Warehouse, Mt Roskill
Onehunga Books and Stationery
Educational Essentials Limited
On Tuesday 8th November our Travelwise leaders went to the End of Year Travelwise celebration held at The Cloud in Queens Wharf.
They had a lot of fun going on a big scavenger hunt down the waterfront, going inside the Maritime museum and doing lots of travelwise activities.
A big congratulations to our Travelwise team for bringing home another gold award for our school, this wouldn’t be possible without the support of our community.
Our new office staff
For those who haven't visited the office recently, come in to meet the team.
Left to right: Neelam Shetty (Receptionist), Catherine Clark (Executive Officer) and Sue Eaton (Attendance Officer).
Don't forget to visit our new website on www.edendale.school.nz.
Garden to Table - Koha Table
Buy your own piece of Edendale
Thursday mornings: 8:30am – 9:00am
Outside the hall
Our students have been hard at work this term growing food and creating dishes.
The students have decided they wanted to bring back the Koha Table for the community to share our extra produce as well as selling some of the goodies we create from our Garden to Table programme.
The following items will be available:
- Edendale multifloral honey $14 for 500g
- Homemade Brownie Mix $8
- Homemade Cordial Concentrate $5
- Native Tree selection - Koha
- Worm Tea - Koha
- Silver Beet and fresh herb selection – Koha
- Garden to Table denim aprons - $30
We look forward to seeing you
Year 1 to 3 Athletics Day
The year 1 to 3 Athletics day will be held on Thursday, December the 8th beginning at 9.00am and finishing at 2.45pm.
We will begin with the activities with a rotation on the bottom field, beginning at 9.00am.
Your child will need a hat, sunscreen, water and plenty of food.
The year 0/1 running races will be held at 12.00pm to 12.45pm on the council field and the year 2 and 3 races will be held from 1.30pm to 2.30pm.
You are welcome to come and support your child at any time of the day.
Do you have a spare room and need some extra money for next year?
Edendale has been lucky enough to secure a Mandarin language assistant to work at the school in 2023.
This person is needing some accommodation for the year, a bedroom preferably in the school community. The amount payable is around $350.00.
If you would be interested in hosting this person please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hats and water bottles
Please remember during our summer terms, students are required to wear hats/caps and to bring their water bottle to school.
Hats and caps are available to purchase from the school office or on Kindo.
New stock just arrived... purchase on Kindo or at reception
Our STEAM programme is looking for donations of floating items like pool noodles or kickboards for a project we are doing.
If you have anything available or similar, please let Jamie know on email@example.com or please drop off to the office. Thank you.
It’s back, it’s always great fun, it’s the Disco!!!
Thursday 17th November
This year it will be one event for all ages. The House Captains are working hard on this year’s theme, so please look out for more communication very soon.
We are also looking for lots of help… we’ll need volunteers on the night, and we are trying out a new volunteering tool to share the load.
We are also looking for parents or businesses willing to sponsor items for the Disco.
The next PTA meeting will focus on final disco prep and is on 10th November @ 7:00pm in the School, or with a link for anyone who can’t make it in. Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join us this evening.
Also put the date of the AGM in your calendars… it’s the final meeting of the year and will be held on Thursday 1st December at 7pm. We will elect next year’s key roles and discuss ideas for events. Everyone is welcome, it’s a great chance to see what we are all about.
If you would like to talk about any of our roles, or the PTA in general, please get in touch with Roni for a chat, 021 454 882 or email@example.com.
Friends of Edendale (PTA)
2022 Edendale term dates (note these may change slightly)
- Term 4: 17 October - 15 December
- 24 October - Labour Day
Next Board meeting: Tuesday, 6 December at 7:00am. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to advise your attendance.
Next Friends of Edendale meeting: Thursday, 10 November at 7:00pm. Email email@example.com for more information
Term dates for 2023
Term 1: Tuesday 31st January 2023 - Thursday 6th April [Monday 6th February - Waitangi Day]
Term 2: Wednesday 26th April - Friday 30th June [Tuesday 25 April - Anzac Day; Monday 5th June - King's Birthday]
Term 3: Monday 17th July - Friday 22nd September
Term 4: Monday 9th October - Friday 15th December [Monday 23rd October - Labour Day]