Macleans Primary School Newsletter

Wednesday 27 July

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Tautoko - support: Waiho i te toipoto, kaua i te toiroa

Let us keep close together, not far apart

In ThIs Newsletter

Dates For Your Diary, Health Consultation, Well-Being Parent Zoom, Mask Wearing, Teaching & Learning: Teachers Campaign, Get to Know the MPS Team, Parent Elections, Cross Country, Student Leaders, Travelwise, Yummy apple Stickers, Farewell Faye Moore, Amazing Art, Hunger Hut, BBI Enrolments, HIS Enrolments, Lego Term 3, Parenting Course, Repeat Messages: Kindo,

Macleans Primary School Community

Hi Everyone

I trust we all had a great two week break and we are all ready to go for Term 3 2022! Teachers have been busy preparing the learning and Curriculum which will make for some terrific and engaging learning this term.

You may have been reading about the Ministry of Education and their views on masks in schools. I updated everyone yesterday following the Board Meeting on Monday. Please read more below.

Later this week there is a parent webinar on children's well-being. More details below. Also later in the term we have two fundraisers. One of the fundraisers is the PTA's cookie dough fundraiser raising funds for the school's pool heating. The other fundraiser is the Macleans Primary annual 'a-thon' (spelling) and the funds raised from this will go towards expanding and developing the STEAM programme. More details on the cookie dough and 'a-thon' soon.

An extra special welcome to our new year 1 students and their families joining us this term. We look forward to getting to know you!

Also note that a link I sent out over the weekend for the Health Survey may not have worked for you. I have updated the link HERE (and below) and ask that you please complete the survey if you have not done so already.

Please enjoy the rest of this newsletter and don't forget to check out your emails, class seesaw notices, Macleans Primary Facebook page and website for regular updates on all the news and events going on.

Nga Mihi.

Matthew Cooke

Next Newsletter and Notices:

•Wednesday 10 August

•MPS Notices and update at anytime

Dates For Your Diary

TOMORROW - Thurs. 28July - Hauora/Well-Being: Resilience Project Zoom for Parents 7 - 7.45

TOMORROW - Thurs. 28July - Howick Intermediate visits Y6 students.

TOMORROW - Thurs. 28July - Musiq Hub Begins at MPS. Check communication from Musiqhub if you have signed up for the extra music tuition for your child.

8-12 August Cool Schools Peace Week - Activities in Class & Buddy Classes on Thurs. 12 Aug.

12 August - Cross Country. - Y1 to Y3 @ 9.15 and Y4 to Y6 @ 11.45

22 & 23 August - Dance Festival - Dance Festival for the MPS Dance teams @ Somerville Int.

26 August Teacher Only Day. School closed for children; teachers curriclum and pallning period 2 review and assessment and prep. for planning period 3

31 August & 1 September - Parent-Child Learning Conferences (details TBA)

Wednesday's in Term 3 , begin 3 August and Last Session on Wednesday 14 September Ready, Set, Go (getting ready for school programme) 1.45 - 2.45

Health Consultation Survey: Share Your Voice

We need your voice! Please complete the Health Survey HERE. or link through the QR code. The results of the survey will help us further develop our Health Programmes for the children at Macleans Primary.

Hauora/Well-Being: Parent Zoom TOMORROW (From The Resilience Project)

The Resilience Project (TRP) invites all Macleans Primary School parents and caregivers to a zoom meeting. The TRP is grateful to work with schools and communities to support youth mental health and wellbeing. Through the school curriculum, we share the benefits of Gratitude, Empathy and Mindfulness, and easy ways our children can practise these in everyday life. There will be an overview of the programme, how it works in schools and some ideas of how to support that work at home. We will also look at data collected from Macleans Primary students with regards to device use and the importance of sleep for learning and development. We share evidence based, positive, practical, mental health strategies with the whole school community – teachers, students, parents and carers – to support the implementation of wellbeing curriculum to build resilience, happiness, and drive sustainable behaviour change.

When: Thursday 28 July - TOMORROW!

Time: 7–7:45pm pwd=RVk2K1BTWU9LOHh1YXdHc295S0pvdz09

Meeting ID: 883 7115 0047

Passcode: 498299

Mask Wearing In Schools (Same Message That Went Home Yesterday - 26 July)

At Monday's Board of Trustees meeting, the Board decided that we will continue to support the Ministry of Education's (MoE) views that mask wearing in schools is 'highly & strongly recommended' for all teachers/adults in schools and students from Y4 and above. The Board reminds the Macleans Primary School community that like the MoE/Government we are NOT requiring masks to be worn yet. We will be reviewing mask wearing as needed and required. If a mandate on mask wearing comes in from the Government and/or MoE then we will of course comply. The Board also reminds us all to please keep your child/children home if they are sick. In the meantime, if you want your child to wear a mask and you have none at home, we have enough masks available for all students. For more information on masks and mask wearing go to the Covid-19 mask wearing site HERE

Teaching & Learning: Teachers Union Campaign

You maybe interested in the latest campaign that the teachers union is behind to improve teaching and learning in the classrooms. The campaign is called Wāwāhi Tahā | Time 4 Tamariki. You can read more about the campaign on the NZEI Website HERE.

Get to Know MPS...Prop.Mgr. David & Office team Sally, Sharon & Amber

David Harper (Prop.Mgr.) - David is the Macleans Caretaker and property who is involved in many areas around the school, from sports coaching to technology teaching with the children. In his spare time David enjoys gardening, woodwork and running.

Sally Jarvis (Office Admin: Finance) - Sally wears a few different 'hats' around the school. She is the Board Secretary, manages aspects of the school finances and attendance, supports student administration and leads many aspects of the school's day to day administration. When Sally is not at Macleans Primary she enjoys being a mum to her two children.

Sharon Waller (Office Admin: Student Services) - A mum to an 18 year old daughter, Sharon's main role at Macleans Primary is that of student administration and attendance. In her spare time, Sharon enjoys musical theatre and ballet. You will often see Sharon pounding the streets around Lloyd Elsmore Park walking the dog with her husband.

Amber Chen (Learning Assistant & Office Admin: General) - Amber is a busy mum to two children. In the morning Amber is a Learning Assistant in the Year 1 and Year 2 team. In the afternoon she is the school nurse, supporting Sharon and Sally in the office. She also helps out with Wycherley Road crossing. Amber is a creative person who enjoys drawing and reading.

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School Board Parent Election 2022

Our school will be undertaking a parent election for 4 School Board vacancies. You should have received information on the Board Elections a couple of weeks ago.

We have employed CES to undertake the election process on our behalf. This year with legislative change, our nomination form and full instruction on how to place your nomination into our own School’s Election website will be emailed to you if we have your email address in our database or you will receive it by post if we don’t have your email in our database. Nomination papers will also be available at the school office. The school will send those on to CES for processing upon receipt from candidates.

Nominations close on Wednesday 3rd August at 12 noon. Election day is Wednesday 7 September. We look forward to your participation in this process.

Wayne Jamieson - Returning Officer, CES

89 Nazareth Avenue | Middleton | Christchurch | PO Box 414 | Christchurch 8140

P (03) 338 4444 | Cell 021 399 744 Web

Cross Country on 12 August

The Macleans Primary Annual School-Wide Cross Country Event will be taking place on Friday 12 August. This is a 'House' event meaning students are encouraged to wear House Cazh Colours on the day (no hair dye, hair ribbons ok). If the weather is inclement we will be holding the event on Friday 19 August. More details in separate communication coming soon.

Macleans Primary Student Leaders

Our eight student do a wonderful job helping to manage and support many a school event and activity, from house sports at lunchtime to fundraising cazh days. Well done MPS Student Leaders and keep up the great work!

From left to right: Ryan G., Caitlyn W, Hank D, Sophie M., Chenxi S., Franklyn Z., Sophia and Tom L (Insert)

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MPS Travelwise: Safety at The School Gate: Reminders from Auckland Council Transport

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Yummy Apple Stickers: 1 Sticker = 1 House Counter

Send these in with your child and for each Yummy Apple Sticker they will receive a House Counter. You can also sticker sheets and any other information you need at Thanks!!!
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Farewell Faye Moore

Thanks Faye for all you of your wonderful teaching at Macleans Primary over five years. We will miss you and wish you and your family all the best in your new home in Hobsonville!

Amazing Art in the Hall Part 2

Have you seen the new art displayed in the Hall? On 27 July we profiled 3 classes. Here we see the other 3 amazing art displays from R3, R11 & R23.

Hunger Hut Open on Friday 29 July

How about an end of the week treat for the kids? A $2 donut treat, or perhaps popcorn or a small stationery items, or even some stickers? The Hunger Hut promotes an authentic shop experience for the kids, which includes the maths curriculum, as they use coins/cash only for their purchases.

Year 7 (Year 6 This Year) Bucklands Beach Intermediate School Enrolments 2023 & Board Elections

Bucklands Beach Intermediate School will begin taking both in zone and out of zone enrolments from current Year 6 students for Year 7 next year. The online enrolment form went live a few weeks ago. Go to this address, read through and prepare documents to attach, and then click on the 2023 Enrolment form. The closing date for all enrolments is Wednesday 7th September, 2022.

BBI is also holding School Board elections in September this year. All Year 6 in-zone parents from contributing schools are eligible to vote. You will receive nomination forms in mid July from CES (Canterbury Education Services) who will be acting as returning officers. Should you live out of zone, but wish to stand on the Board, then please ensure that the person who nominates you is on the electoral Roll (showing as in zone for BBI). Do contact the BBI school office on if you are interested in attending a Board meeting.

Year 7 (Year 6 this year) Howick Intermediate School Enrolments & Board Elections

Howick Intermediate has information about enrolments for 2023 on their school website HERE. They will also be providing MPS soon with information for Year 6 students to take home.

Howick Intermediate is also holding School Board elections in September this year. All Year 6 in-zone parents from contributing schools are eligible to vote. You will receive nomination forms in mid July from CES (Canterbury Education Services) who will be acting as returning officers. Nominations close on 3 August and voting closes at 4pm on Wednesday 7 September. For more information contact Returning Officer Steph Elder at Howick Intermediate on (09) 534-3922 or

Lego - Brickz for Kids @ MPS in Term 3

Keen on your child doing some lego in T3? Brickz for kids is continuing their Friday afterschool lego programme here at MPS. See below for more details and for the downloadable flyer.
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Parent Course

Download information below the advertisement.
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Have You Registered for Kindo?

The Macleans Primary online school shop is designed to make it easy for you to complete permission slips and view, register and pay for all of your child’s needs. This is our preferred method of payment, and we encourage you to set up your account today. For parents it means no cash, no paper, no hassle! Questions? Please contact the school office on (09) 534-5191 and speak with Sally, or contact the Kindo help desk on freephone 0508 454 636, or email First Time Users: Click HERE if you are a first time user of Kindo. You’ll need to register to set up your account. All you need is your email address which matches the one held by the school. Registered Users: Click here to use Kindo online to make full or part payments for all school activities and donations, register and pay for school sports teams, support fundraisers and complete permission slips. Payment: Choose to pay as you go, add funds to your Kindo account in advance, use internet banking, POLi or Visa/Mastercard (fees apply). For a Youtube tutorial, go HERE.


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Macleans Primary School

10 Wycherley Drive

Bucklands Beach

Auckland, 2014

New Zealand

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