Pinehill School News - 28 July

28 July 2021 - Week 1, Term 3

Message from our Principal

Kia ora tatou,

A very warm welcome back to Term 3 to all of our students and whānau. We have 17 new students to Pinehill School, including eight new students starting their journey at Pinehill School in R12 as New Entrants. It was wonderful to welcome all our new students and their families with a whakatau on our first day back in the hall.

We have had a fantastic start to the term and the children have come back motivated, engaged, and ready for an exciting term ahead.

Term 3 up and coming events

This term we have many exciting events ahead and we will continue to update you with dates and further information closer to the time.

We have Maths Week in Week 3 and our Maths Week fairies have some challenging maths problem-solving questions for the students to solve during their class visits. We are also excited about Maori Language Week in Week 8. We also look forward to our swimming sessions at the Millenium for all our age groups and the Pinehill School Production, in which all our Year 4-6 students will be involved. Our production shows will take place in week 9.

A few Term 3 reminders

8:50 am Start

Pinehill School uses a Ministry-approved electronic roll. The roll is taken twice daily at 8:50 am and 1:30 pm. You need to ensure that your child is at school promptly by 8:50 am. Many important notices are also shared at this time. School gates open at 8:15 am. Children arriving at school before 8:15 am must be registered to attend PKC Before School Care as there is no duty teacher before this time to ensure their safety. Arriving by 8:40 am will allow your child to get ready for learning, greet their teacher and mix with their peers, ensuring a positive, stress-free start to the day.


If your child is going to be absent, please notify the school office through the SchoolApp, phone 094780301, or email us at You can also fill in and submit a form under the ‘contact us’ tab on our school website with your child’s name, room number, absence date/dates, and reason.

If your child is not in class at 8:50 am when the bell rings, either you or your child must sign in on the tablet at the office and collect a slip to present to the classroom teacher. If you receive a text to say that your child is not in class, please reply or call the office.

I hope your child/children have had a great start to Term 3.

Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari he toa takitini

Success is not the work of one but the work of many.

Ngā mihi nui,

Carla Veldman, Principal

New Students

Pinehill School would like to welcome the following new students:

Erin Cao, Jun Hur, Aksel Machouche, Tommy My, Summer Wang, Tristan Wang, Henry Wu, Targitai Zaseev, Chase Zhao, Emily Zhu

Class Awards

  • Room 1: Olivia Wang
  • Room 2: Mia Wang
  • Room 3: Fatima Fataoui
  • Room 4: Aprillia Wickes
  • Room 5: Troy Hanson
  • Room 6: Bowen Yang
  • Room 7: Achilles Guo
  • Room 8: Daniel Tian
  • Room 9: Joshua Lim
  • Room 10: JoJo Zhou
  • Room 11: Yui Yan
  • Room 13: Kobe Taylor
  • Room 14: Luiz Nunis
  • Room 15: Taeyun Kim
  • Room 16: Amily Li
  • Room 17: Belle Esterhuizen
  • Room 18: Annie Deng
  • Room 19: Daniel Liu
  • Room 20:Rocco Robinson-Lea'aetoa
Winning House: Kawau
Walker of the week: Zaria Cheng

Upcoming Events

Friday 30 July

  • Snack Food Friday

Friday 6 August

  • Fun Food Friday


Tuesdays - Yr 3 & 4 Swimming - every Tuesday until 7 September (excluding 17 August)

Wednesdays - Yr 1, 2, 5 & 6 Swimming - every Wednesday until 8 September (excluding 11 August)

Check calendar for Jester Pie Wednesdays

Board News

Board of Trustees Policies

All school policies are available through School Docs - click here

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password - pinehillway

Sports News

Flippaball Players Wanted

We have 2 spaces available on our Flippaball team for Term 3. Children ideally should be able to confidently swim 25m, and be in Years 4, 5 or 6. No flippaball experience is necessary.

Games and training are held at AUT Millennium, 17 Antares Place. Training is on Saturdays and the games are played on Sundays.

You are welcome to attend a Saturday practise if you are interested, before signing up!

Fees for Term 3 are $101.

Please contact Jen if you are interested in playing via email:

Player of the Day


Magic: Tristan Wang


WSB name

Pinehill Penguins

Morning: Mon-Fri

Leaves from 1 Kilear Cl at 8:10 am. Another pickup point at 8.30 am from 2 Ballymore Dr

Afternoon: Thurs and Friday

Meeting outside Room 5. Leaves school at 3.10 pm (arrives at 2 Ballymore Dr)

Contact: Calla Cheng -



Contact: Lamia Bouaifel -

Spencer Rd

Morning ONLY Mon - Thursday

Leaves from 12 Spencer Rd at 8:30 am

Contact: Kelly Liang -

Friends of Pinehill School (FOPS) News - PTA

Snack Food Friday is on this Friday 30th July

We will be selling Juicies ($2.50ea), Cookies ($1ea) & Chips ($2ea) in the hall foyer at lunchtime between 12.40pm and 1pm. From the health point of view, we suggest 1-2 snacks and a $5 note is enough for your child. There will be NO sales of these items until 12.40pm when lunch eating time ends!!

Next Fun Food Friday is 6th August, online orders open Sat 31st July. Sushi will return next term. New hot food options added. You will be able to view the menu in Kindo from Sat.

Jesters Pie Wednesdays

Jesters Pie Wednesdays

  • Due to popular demand, Jesters Pie is back this term on the following Wednesdays: 25th August, 1st September, 15th September, and 29th September.
  • You can order from Kindo now. Orders close at 11am the day before.
  • All orders will need to be placed via Kindo before the cut-off.
  • Large selection of flavours! Freshly baked and delivered warm on the day.
  • $2 will be donated to our school from every Jesters Pie purchased for $5.80!
  • All proceeds will go towards our school playground replacement.

Entertainment Digital Membership

Entertainment Digital Membership

SAVINGS near and far! Get a FREE Upgrade to Multi City and receive 1 extra month FREE! You can purchase your digital membership using this link, For every membership purchased using the above link, 20% will be donated to the school.

Entertainment Memberships can start anytime and are packed with thousands of substantial savings on dining, travel and fun family activities. The official digital membership app will give you unlimited access to these offers anywhere, anytime year round.

Pinehill School PTA - Friends of Pinehill School

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