Newsletter Week 4 Term 4

Golden Sands School Tuesday 8 November 2022


Tēnā koutou e te whānau

A big thank you to all of those who supported Gumboot Day on Friday. Gumboot Day raises awareness for mental health and provides funding for counselling. Thank you for supporting this fantastic cause.


A reminder that it is compulsory for all tamariki to be wearing a hat when outside. Please ensure that your child has their hat with them at all times and that they have put sunscreen on in the morning.

After Hours

It has come to our attention that a number of children are using the grounds unsupervised after school. Please ensure that your child is supervised after school. We have had some incidents recently and we would like to ensure that this does not continue. Many thanks for your help.


We are currently making the classes for 2023. If you are intending on moving out of the area and/or will not be with us next year, can you please let us know as soon as possible. You can email Kirsty Hudson

Year 6 enrolments at College

If your child is a year 6 please make sure that you have enrolled them at their new school next year. They will also be making classes so it is important to get your child’s information to them as soon as possible.

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

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 - Thursday 6 April

Term 2

Monday 24 April - Friday 30 June

Term 3

Monday 17 July - Friday 22 September

Term 4

Monday 9 October - tbc

Sport Notices


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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After School Activities

Community Notices