Pinehill School News - 30 June

30 June 2021 - Week 9, Term 2

Message from our Principal

Trees for Survival

A huge thank you to all our adult supporters, including the Rotary volunteers, and the Year 5/6 students who participated in our annual tree planting last Friday. The teamwork of all involved was phenomenal. We planted over 3000 plants, which is a Pinehill School record. Congratulations everyone!

A massive thank you to Shaun Weston and Marg Milne for all their hours of work nurturing our seedlings throughout the year and to Marg for the planning that goes into our planting day. It is a privilege for our community to be involved in such an amazing cause.


Please refer to our full school policy on ‘Visitors to the School’ when entering school grounds between 8.50am - 3 pm, including break times. Any parent, guardian, or other person wishing to enter the school grounds during school hours must follow this policy to ensure the safety of everyone.

Pinehill School expects parents to limit the disruption to teaching and learning by making contact or visits during breaks and lunchtime if possible and only if necessary.

As per our policy, visitors to the school may include parents, tradespeople, staff from support agencies, and other people on school-related business.

All parents/ visitors must record their visit in the front office on our VisTab signing-in system that will issue a visitor’s sticker that must be worn whilst on the school grounds. This includes visitors entering from Spencer Road gate.

The following guidelines ensure the safety of everyone on the school site.

  • All visitors to the site are asked to report to the school office and the reason for the visit.

  • All staff members monitor visitors to the school and report any people not wearing a visitor sticker to management or administration.

  • In the event of an evacuation, staff members carefully check each building to ensure that all rooms and spaces are empty, including any logged-in visitors.

Click here for policy

Health Curriculum Survey for Parents

The survey will remain open until Wednesday 7th July and is quick and easy to complete.

If you haven’t already, we would appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback on the current health programme by clicking on the link. Click here

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:

Levi Brunton, Ryan Brunton, Isaac Brunton, and Indy Hendricks


Matariki Morning Tea

Matariki is coming up from 19th June to 11th July. Matariki is the Maori new year. It is an important time to celebrate the earth and show respect for the land. It is about coming together, sharing stories, acknowledging the past and those who have passed away, planning for the future and feasting on the crops they have harvested.

This year we are trying out something new to celebrate Matariki. We are going to have a Matariki morning tea on Friday 9th July (last day of Term 2) from 10am - 11am. We are going to have the morning tea under our Taumaru - shade shelter over the bottom court on the field.

We would love to invite you all to join us! Everybody will need to bring a plate of breakfast/morning tea food. This might be something like croissants, yoghurt, fruit etc and everybody will be welcome to try different foods and have some morning tea.

Class Awards

  • Room 1: Aubree Huo
  • Room 2: Soyi Kim
  • Room 3: Momona Chen
  • Room 4: Kingsley Zhang
  • Room 5: Allen Bai
  • Room 6: Dany Zhang
  • Room 7: George Whittaker / Adam Lay
  • Room 8: Artemis Yang
  • Room 9: Adelaide Long
  • Room 10: Olivia Haycock
  • Room 11: Juseong Im
  • Room 13:Renee Liu
  • Room 14: Hannah Kang
  • Room 15: Lucas Wu
  • Room 16: Zoe Flores
  • Room 17: Miranda Huang
  • Room 18: Juliet Nizetich
  • Room 19: Melissa Pove
  • Room 20: Adam Lim
Winning House: Waiheke
Walker of the week: Caledonia Machouche

Upcoming Events

Friday 2 July
  • Fun Food Friday
Friday 9 July
  • Snack Food Friday
  • Matariki Morning Tea 10.00am
  • Term 2 Ends

Term 3

Monday 26 July
  • Term 3 Begins
  • Whakatau for new families 9.00am
  • Tuesday 27 July
    • Year 3-4 Swimming - every Tuesday until 7 September
    Wednesday 28 July
    • Year 1-2 Swimming - every Wednesday until 8 September
    • Year 5-6 Swimming - every Wednesday until 8 September

    Board News

    Board of Trustees Policies

    All school policies are available through School Docs - click here

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    Player of the Day


    Pirates: Allen Bai (25/06), Winston Zheng, Daniel Zhou (18/06),

    Pistons: Jake Skudder

    Wizards: Jayden Lu

    Heat: Adam Sng and Sean Lee (29/06), Eddie Liu (23/06)


    Ferns: Claire Li

    Ponies: Alexis Leef

    Dragons: Olivia Haycock

    Diamonds: Annie Deng


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    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

    Fun Food Friday This Friday 2nd July

    This is the last Fun Food Friday for this term! All pizza and sushi orders are to be placed online using the Kindo Online Shop by the end of Wednesday 30th June (tonight). Children love their yummy sushi and pizza, don’t miss out!

    New options will be introduced to the Fun Food Friday Menu in Term 3. We are very excited!

    Jesters Pie Day Fundraiser Monday 28th June

    Thank you for your support of this fundraiser, we raised $231. Proceeds from this and all future Pie Days will keep adding towards school playground replacement.

    Entertainment Digital Membership - School Holiday Special

    SAVINGS near and far! Get a FREE Upgrade to Multi CIty and go into the draw to WIN a holiday! Enjoy incredible offers over the school holidays and beyond. 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.

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