Kingsford School Newsletter

1st April 2022

Kia ora e te whanau

Talofa lava, Malo e lelei, Kia orana, Namaste, Fakalofa lahi atu, Bula Vinaka


First, a big welcome to all of our new students who are starting or continuing their educational journey at Kingsford School. We wish you all the very best as you become part of the Kingsford whanau.

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Acting Principal’s Panui

It has been great to see the majority of our tamariki at school over the last two weeks, with our daily attendance now reaching 80% plus. Here at school we do understand the anxiety some whanau face in sending their tamaiti back to school, and take our responsibility for their wellbeing and their learning very seriously.


As you know, it’s great for any child’s wellbeing and learning to be at school with their friends, teachers and other school staff. You also know that we have very good systems in place to keep everyone as safe as possible.


​​If you have any concerns about sending your child to school, please get in touch – our team is here to help. We want children to be at school and engaging in learning with their friends.


Ngā mihi nui

Anna Smythe

Acting Principal

Connect With Us

School App is now our main form of digital communication - here you can receive alerts, read the school digital newsletter and let us know if your child won’t be at school, all with a couple of taps on your phone. The app works on both android and apple devices, and is free for you to use.


For those whanau already using our app, please make sure you update the classrooms you receive alerts from. See the video below on how to update your alert subscriptions.

Download our school app here

If you haven’t already, please consider downloading our school app- you can find instructions here

Science week with our Year 2's


This week the Year 2’s have been doing different science experiments everyday. We have had a lot of fun getting our hands messy and learning about different reactions that occur. Here are some photos from some experiments that we did.


The Year 2 Team

Goal Setting Conferences

These are scheduled for the week beginning the 9th of May. Please look out for booking instructions via our school app, newsletter, and Facebook page in the next couple of weeks



Nā tō rourou, nā taku rourouka ora ai te iwi

With your food basket and my food basket, the people will thrive

Kingsford School 2022 Whanau Leaders

We are excited to announce our 2022 Whanau Leadership team.

Our leaders are motivated to make a difference, support student well-being, and inspire others.

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KidsCan Winter Jackets and Shoes

If your child needs shoes and socks, and/or a jacket for the winter, you can order them by clicking on the picture. Shoes, socks and jackets come in black, with a new softshell jacket replacing the current Warriors model. Shoes come in three styles: velcro (small sizes only), traditional lace-up, and a new converse style.


Please only order what you need, so there is enough for everybody. Please place your order by Monday 11th April. Please note that some shoe sizes are out of stock at the moment, however will be placed on back-order and delivered once they are back in stock. Click here to order

SKIDS Kingsford Holiday programme

Our holiday programme is available from 8 am – 6 pm. We organise fun-filled activities and trips during the school holidays. Kids can be themselves and enjoy spending time with their friends. We encourage all kids to participate in group activities as much as we can. We make sure we have lots of prizes and rewards to motivate them. We want to help them grow their confidence and provide them with opportunities to work as part of a team that consists of kids of all ages. To keep us all safe It is important to us that we set clear boundaries and follow Skids rules that are developed with the kids. This is also to ensure that our Programme is a safe space where children feel comfortable and respected. We are more than just a holiday programme we become a Skids family.

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