Newsletter Week 5 Term 2

Shelly Park School - Wednesday 1st of June 2022


Dear Parents and Whānau

We have had a busy few weeks starting with our Pod 1 and 2 students visiting the Auckland Zoo. This was a great experience for our youngest members of Shelly Park. I heard that a lot of the animals were out and about and the highlight was one of the big lionesses running up to the glass to check out a potential meal.

At the end of last week we had the founder of "Chip Packet Project NZ" come and talk to our senior students about how they can turn their empty chip packets in to blankets and pillows for those in need. The project has a goal of making 30,000 blankets this year. This will not only reduce the amount of waste that is going into our landfills, but will also help to give those in need a warm nights sleep.

Yesterday, our senior students entered the 'Netball Field Days'. This is a day for students to have a go at netball and play against other local schools. While the score didn't really matter, students were able to have fun with their friends and enjoy some exercise.

On Tuesday Pods 1, 2 and 3 also got to experience 'A Book Week Performance'. Two performers brought to life 3 books that our students have been reading at school. There was some great acting, singing and laughter which was enjoyed by all the students.

Lastly, we are delighted to announce that Kahlan Allen and Madeleine du Toit, both Year 6 students in 2021 have had their work published in the latest issue of Toitoi magazine.

Kahlan had a story 'Spaghetti the Gran' published and Madeleine has illustrated the poem 'Sentinel'

Congratulations to both students, we are really proud of you and were delighted to accept copies of Toitoi.

Ngā mihi nui

Ed Roper

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Term 3 Out of Zone Enrolments.

Enrolment at Shelly Park School is governed by an enrolment scheme, details of which are available from the school office and on the website

Applications for out-of-zone places are now being invited for those Year 0/1 and Year 2 students who will become eligible for enrolment in Term 3, during the period of 25th July to 30th of September 2022. This applies to new entrants, Year 1 and Year 2 enrolments only.

The deadline for receipt of applications for out-of-zone places is Wednesday 1st of June 2022.

If a ballot for out-of-zone places is required, it will be held on Monday 6th of June 2022. Parents will be informed of the outcome of the ballot within three school days of the ballot being held.

Any questions or enquiries please contact the office at or phone 09 535 8784.

If you live in the home zone and have not yet signalled your intention to enrol your child later this year, please contact the school immediately to assist us so we can plan appropriately.


PTA News

Newsletter No.11 Wednesday 26 May 2022

Chair: Kieran Lewis Treasurer: Brent Batten

Secretary: Nicola Fletcher-Williams and Danelle Cresswell


Next PTA Meeting date: Tuesday 7th June 2022 @ 7:30pm


Craft Market

See flyer below

Yummy Stickers

Shelly Park has again registered to collect the Yummy Apple stickers. These stickers are converted into a winning share

of the $200,000 sports prize pool from DG Sport. All you have to do is purchase ‘Yummy’ branded apples, save the

stickers or cut out labels, place them on a sticker collection sheet and return them to your classroom teacher. The apples

can be purchased from New World, Pak n Save and participating Four Square stores.

The Yummy Apple Sticker Promotion officially runs for Terms 2 and 3, however if you have been collecting since last year,

these stickers still count too. If you need more Sticker Collection Sheets or Cut out label collection sheets they will be

available at the Office or with your classroom teacher. Please return all completed Collection sheets to your classroom

teacher or hold onto these sheets until the end of Term 3 for collection - we will let you know!

Entertainment Book

Thank you to those who have recently purchased an entertainment book. The PTA truly does appreciate the extra funds

that the school gains from each purchase. All memberships last 12 months from the date of purchase.

Every membership sold gives 20% back to our school! Please support our school with this fundraiser, and share this

link with family, friends and work colleagues. Use this link to find out more!

Monthly meetings

A reminder that all parents are automatically members of the PTA and encouraged to join us for our monthly meetings to

hear from Ed & the Board of Trustees about what is happening at the school, and find out what fundraising activities are

planned for the months ahead.

2022 Dates for PTA Meetings

Tuesday 07 June, Monday 04 July, Tuesday 16 August, Monday 05 September, Tuesday 25 October, Monday 14

November and Monday 05 December.

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  • 1 June - Perform Show - Pods 1,2,3
  • 3 June - Teacher Only Day - school is closed today
  • 6 June - Queens Birthday - school is closed today
  • 7 June - PTA Meeting - 7:30pm in the school staffroom
  • 14 June - Soccer Field Days
  • 16 June - Soccer Field Days
  • 21 June - BOT Meeting - 7pm in the school staffroom
  • 24 June - Matariki - school is closed today
  • 28 June - Hockey Field Days
  • 4 July - PTA meeting 7:30pm in the school staffroom
  • 6 July - School Cross Country
  • 8 July - Learner Updates to go home and the end of Term 2