Term 2 Week 4

19 May 2023


Kia ora e te whānau,

I started writing this newsletter with a RANT, but have had another think and I am instead going to talk about the benefits of walking to school, even 300 m.

Why? Well because it has been really crazy with Traffic out around the school over the last few weeks! We try really hard to ensure that our students are able to come to school and go home in the afternoons safely. That is why we have a Patrolled KEA crossing on Lingfield Road and an patrolled crossing on Wykeham Place.

Walking benefits our akonga by giving them a chance to self-regulate before coming into school. When we have them in the car, and then stop, rush them out the doors, and drive off, we leave them in a state of heightened of anxiety. Walking allows them to separate from their parents in a calm and even manner.

Walking also stimulates the bowel. So having had breakfast, it is important for the bowel to keep moving. Walking allows for this, so really walking is a healthy thing to do.

Walking is exercise, having spent the night sleeping, even a short walk in the morning allows the brain to invigorate and be fully awake. This means that your tamariki are fully prepared for their learning.

So, the long and short of it. PLEASE, obey the road rules, don't do U-turns in Lingfield, don't stop across driveways, and PLEASE, don't try and drop your child in Wykeham Place, let's keep that as a safe pedestrian access to our school.

Help your child be Healthy. Park in Lingfield Road, Archers Road or at Marlborough Park and use the pedestrian entrances!

Ngā mihi


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Pink Shirt Day Classroom Door Competition

Wow! What an amazing bunch of kind, arty people we have in our school. Look at how beautifully they decorated their classroom doors. Walking around the school today one really got a sense of what wonderful little people we have at our school.

Room 9 Writing

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ICAS Competition

Marlborough Primary will once again be participating in the ICAS competition this year. This is for Year 4- 6 students with Year 3s able to sit Mathematics. For more information see skool loop or email Mrs Wotton.

Room 6 Weaving

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Room 6 Weaving

One of the perks of my job is that I get to see students being PROUD of who they are and what they can do. Today these wonderful akonga came to share their weaving skills with me. What an amazingly talented bunch. Ka pai.

Certificates - Pōkaitahi

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1 Chane Denysschen Savannah Bain

2 Daniel Zhao Amanda Gacitua

3 Jason Bae Rachel Dong

4 Ryan Kishore Filip Rosic

5 Michelle Feng Ada Cao

6 Keane Maravilla

7 Nitesh Jayasinghe Mila Roukema

8 Cailey Esperida Jayden Janhom

9 Anjali Desai Kiyansh Dwivedi

10 Shiva Swami Radhika Bhatt

11 Phoebe Dong Asha De Jong NianCi Liu

12 Nithesh Jayasinghe

13 Nethuki Perera Evelyn Marwaha

14 Jake Lee

15 Lee Sophia

16 Samuel Lawson Audrine Ocariza Aleksandra Tikhonova

17 Sophie Le Sophia Hamed

18 Ethan Manahi Miel Azul

19 Yihan Yang Zhymon Cepscion

20 Chloe King Zara Rahim

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Sophia King

Maiaorere Karanga-Puhi

Moosa Mohammed

Liam Pollock

Liam Li

Anjali Desai

Larry Shi

Dawood Liaquat

Maria Nistor

Chloe King

Daniel Eades

Isla Gattsche

George Gain

Lian Cardinal

Eldon Darragh

Aria Hau

Sich Molos

Jaze Rioflorido

Jacob Go

Yihan Yang

Mandinu Kekulawalage Don

Shiva Swami

Lianne Dasas

Darshi Chaudary

Kaiden Ruka


Gabriel Tan

Zac Ablanida

Jacob Neville

Maya Cazeiro

Akshana Singh

David Li

Christopher Zheng

Logan Smith

Savannah Bain

Amanda Gacitua

Kelly Liang

Travis Duncan

Parker Carroll

Anya Zaidi

Kyle Pestano

Jason Olckers

Ella Sinisa

Khushi Patel

Haleema Ah med

Charli Chua

Florence Kuoch

Vrushi Surisetty

Corin McCall

Hana Nicoll

Kenzie Meredith

Soane Sinesa

Aisha Shaikh

Benjamin Smith

Kumail Dhansura

Samuel Webber

Chane Denysschen


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New whānau

A very warm welcome to the following students who joined our whānau in the last 2 weeks.

Chanuga Hewa Minuwandeniyage

Luke Atienza

Janrexx Monsayac

Alex Zou

Jeel Patel

Guntaas Kaur

Enrolment applications

A reminder to parents that we are now open for enrolment applications for Term 3 and 4 2023 and Term 1, 2024. If you have a child that is due to start school between now and July 2024 please complete your enrolment forms so that we are able to plan appropriately. We have very few out of zone spaces left for this year.

Please contact the office if you have any queries regarding enrolment - office@marlboroughprimary.school.nz

Dates to remember

Term 2

Monday 24 April to Friday 30 June

Monday 24 April - School Closed - Curriculum Development Day

Tuesday 25th April - School Closed - Anzac Day

9 - 18 May Dental Van at School

Friday 19th May - PINK SHIRT DAY

25 May Year 1 Road Safety

22 - 25 May Life Education - Harold visiting

29 May - 2 June Samoan Language Week

2 June Class Photo's

Monday 5 June - School Closed - Monarch's Birthday

Wednesday 7th June - Hearing and Vision Testing

Friday 9 June - Year 4/5 Rocket Launch

Monday 12 June - Room 2/19 and 6 - Waitakere Trip

Friday 16 June - Piwakawaka Building Day

Monday 19th June Rooms 10/ 15 and 6 Waitakere Trip

Thursday 22 June Rippa Rugby

Friday 23rd June GIS Showcase Day / Year 1 Art Gallery Trip/ Year 4/5 Rocket Launch 3

Tuesday 27th June Rippa Rugby Save Day

Friday 30 June - School Closed - Kahui Ako Conference

Term 3

Monday 17 July to Friday 22 September

Term 4

Monday 9 October to Wednesday 20 December

Monday 23 October - School Closed - Labour Day

Connecting in our community


A reminder to parents that we have a number of different companies that supply lunches at school, particularly on Thursdays. We love to support our community and your patronage is appreciated.

Sushi Day - Sushi

· To order weekly sushi lunch, please visit www.sushiday.co.nz and if you are a new parent, you can go to the link www.sushiday.co.nz/sushi-login to register under Marlborough Primary School.

· Don’t forget – Order cut off time is 9pm (Wednesday) for THURSDAY order delivery.

· Any question, please contact Dan on yoursushiday@gmail.com or 021 339 700.

Vietnamese Summer Rolls only.

Summer rolls can be prepared in a packet of 2 pcs for $6. The ingredients are as follow.

- Rice Paper

- Mixed green salad including cabbage

- Carrots

- Capsicum

- Cucumber

- Chicken Katsu (Crumbed Chicken)

- Honey Mustard and Sweet Chilli

Please call 09-442 2040 to place your order.