Newsletter Week 3 Term 4

Golden Sands School Tuesday 1 November 2022


Tēnā koutou e te whānau

It’s getting hotter! Please remember that your child should be bringing their hat to school so that they can participate in outdoor activities. If they do not have one, they can be purchased at the NZ uniform shop or there is a limited supply of second hand hats at the school office.

Learning Showcase

It was fantastic to see so many whanau last week for the Learning Showcase. A big thank you to all of those who took the time to fill out our 3 question survey. We are in the process of analysing this information so it can inform our strategic plan moving forward. I know that some people took them away to fill them in. If you haven’t returned them yet, we would still love to have your feedback. Please bring them to the office.

Tā Koha

We are excited to be able to offer whānau the opportunity to revisit Tā Koha! During the show, we had a company filming and they put together a recording for us. Access to the link will be available from Monday 7 November for $10.00. If you have paid by 8.30am Monday 7 November you will receive a link to access and download later that day. This is a wonderful opportunity to have a keepsake or share the show with whānau that couldn’t make it. The fee that you pay goes towards covering the cost of the filming and editing. We thank you for your support over the last term with the show. To purchase the link you do this via Kindo.

2023 Enrolments

If you or anyone you know are intending on enrolling their children to start Golden Sands

School next year, please contact the office to get an enrolment pack. We would love all enrolments for next year to be in at the beginning of term 4 so that we can staff appropriately.

Out of Zone Places for 2023

For 2023, we have 20 out of zone places for Year 0 -2. Please contact the office if you are interested. Applications for these places will close on November 20.


This week’s focus is Keeping safe coming to and from school. The key ideas we will be working on are

  • I will cross the road at the designated area

  • I can wear a helmet correctly when scootering or biking to school

  • I can count on myself and others can count on me too before, during and after school

  • I will do my best to always keep myself and others safe

  • I will do the right thing at the right time

Have a great week everyone!

Melanie Taylor

Principal /Tumuaki

Term 4
Friday 4 November - Gumboot Friday (wear your uniform with gumboots)

Monday 7 November - Year 5 and 6 Athletics (Sprints and 800m)

Tuesday 8 November - Year 5 and 6 Athletics
Tuesday 22 November - Cooper Athletics Day
Wednesday 23 November - Batten/Hillary Athletics Day
Monday 5 December - Whanau Day/Fun Athletics

Thursday 8 December - Year 6 Graduation Assembly

Thursday 8 December - Year 6 Leavers Dinner 5.30pm
Wednesday 14 December - Last day of 2022 - school finishes at 12.15pm

Term 1

Wednesday 1 February - First day of school for 2023

Sport Notices


Year 5/6 Athletics Days (1st 3 in each event will qualify for WBOP Athletics 30 Nov)

Monday 7th Nov - Sprint heats & 800m in Block 1 (8.45am - 10.15am)

- Sprint Finals in Block 3 (1.00pm - 1.30pm)

Tuesday 8th Nov - Field Events, Highjump, Longjump, Cricket ball throw, Discus, Shotput

- Starting at 8.45am, children will rotate through all field events (in year &

Gender groups)

Cooper Athletics Day (focus on participation & learning - not competitive)

Tuesday 22nd Nov - Starting at 9am, children will rotate through all athletic events (in year &

Gender groups)

Batten & Hillary Athletics Day (focus on participation & learning - not competitive)

Wednesday 23rd Nov - Starting at 9am, children will rotate through all athletic events (in year &

Gender groups)

Whole School Fun Athletics & Whanau Day

Monday 5th Dec - Starting at 9am, children will rotate through 14 different fun events (in

community whanau groups)

- Children wear whanau colours. A fun day for all the family to come along

and enjoy, and stay for a shared picnic lunch.

Please note: Rotation Timetables will be emailed to parents when finalised.

School Council News/Events

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All school payments, donations, sports registrations and school lunches (ezlunch) can be paid for via Kindo! Create a Kindo account - Click on this link to find out how!

Term 4 School Lunches (ezlunch) Menu below....
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After School Activities

Community Notices

Triple P Parenting Course

‘Kia ora koutou,

This week we are holding another Discussion Group workshop in the Mount, with our korero on “bedtime routines”, this is a FREE workshop with a take home book to support you in your parenting.

Triple P Discussion Groups are designed to offer you practical, yet researched strategies to support you in managing certain behaviors, building on the relationship between parent & child, and feel less stressed. This is just a taste of what the Triple P positive parenting program offers.

To register, please contact 0273112140 to book your seat. We will have lite refreshments available, however, not suitable for children.

Nga mihinui

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