Newsletter Week 9 Term 3

Shelly Park School - Wednesday 21st of September 2022


Dear Parents and Whānau

The junior playground is now under construction. The old tyres and ropes have been removed and wow, were they concreted in well. The plan moving forward will be to level out the playground area, add in some serious drainage and then start to construct a new playground for our students.

On a sadder note, Smaranda Balais, who has taught at Shelly Park for a number of years, will be leaving our school at the end of this term. Smaranda has been such an important member of our staff and is well loved by all students. Smaranda's patience, kindness, knowledge and leadership will be missed dearly. We wish her all the very best for whatever the future holds for her and her family.

For Term 4 we have employed Edwina Mills and Megan Walters, they will be working in a 2day/3day split. We are so very fortunate to be able to employ experienced and passionate teachers who know Shelly Park well.

On Wednesday next week students will be finishing school at 12pm, due to Student Led Conferences. Kidz in Mind after school care will operate from 12:00pm - 6:00pm.

Enrolled Members: 12:00 - 3:00pm Usual Charges

Collection after 3:00pm is an extra $6.00 p/h (maximum charge $35.00)

Non Members - $25.00 for collection at 3:00pm.

Collection after 3:00pm is an extra $7.50 p/h (maximum charge $45.00)


Amber Broadbent (Rm 16) recently competed in an amateur swim gala. She raced against 11 year old girls from other swim clubs down at Patumahoe. The event was tailored for development squads. Amber swum in Butterfly 40m and placed 1st. In Breaststroke she placed 4th and in Freestyle she placed 1st. Well done Amber on your amazing achievements.

Summer Uniform - from next term students will need to wear their summer uniform. This means all students will need to wear a named hat while outside. Students can wear sandals but shoes are also an option if the weather hasn't quite warmed up yet.

This will be my last newsletter before the end of term. It has been a busy term with a lot going on. Pod 4 Camp, HPPA Inter School Sports Competitions, Dance Festival, Speech Competitions, School Assemblies, Kelly Tarltons and much much more. Our students have certainly risen to the numerous challengers they have needed to face. We are extremely proud of the way students continue to work hard, look out for one another and have fun along the way. Enjoy the term break and I look forward to a warm and exciting Term 4.

Ngā mihi

Ed Roper

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PTA News

Newsletter No.21 Wednesday 7th September 2022

Chair: Kieran Lewis Treasurer: Brent Batten

Secretary: Nicola Fletcher-Williams and Danelle Cresswell


Next PTA Meeting date: Tuesday 25th October 2022 @ 7:30pm


Whittaker’s Chocolates Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone who got behind the Whtitaker’s chocolate fundraiser. Please return a total of $72 per box sold in

cash to the school office or payment can be made on Kindo. Any unsold chocolate is not able to be returned, we will need

payment for all chocolate taken home. An extra thanks to those who sold multiple boxes, many families put in a huge


School Disco

We are excited to announce we will be holding a school disco in the school hall on 23rd September.

The Pod 1 and 2 disco will start at 5:45pm and the Pod 3 and 4 disco at 7pm. More details to come

Fun Fest Volunteers

We are in need of more volunteers to help coordinate the fun zones, if you are able to help please get in touch with the


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 25 October, Monday 14 November and Monday 05 December.

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Term 3 Events

  • 26 Sep - Public Holiday
  • 27 Sep - Teacher Only Day
  • 28 Sep - 12pm finish for all students
  • 28 Sep - Three Way Conferences 1pm - 8:30pm
  • 29 Sep - Three Way Conferences - 3:30pm - 6pm
  • 30 Sep - Term 3 Ends