Newsletter Week 9 Term 4

Golden Sands School Tuesday 13 December 2022


Tēnā koutou e te whānau

Welcome to our final newsletter for the year. I would like to take the time to thank everyone that has contributed to the success of our school and our tamariki. We are so proud of everything our learners have accomplished. Thank you to the teachers and support staff that have supported tamariki with their learning and thank you also to the whanau who have supported us to provide the most fantastic learning opportunities. This is not something we can do on our own. We appreciate you.

New App

Before the year ends I thought I would like to introduce you to an exciting new app for next year where we will be able to push out notifications and messages. You will also be able to notify us of absences through it as well. You can download it now to have a look around. We will start using it at the beginning of next year.

Download SchoolAppsNZ

Type in Golden Sands

Our branding should come up. It gives you direct links to absentee notifications, the calendar, the newsletter, term dates and alerts. We hope this will further streamline our communication chains with you. Have a look!

2022 Year Book

Last chance to get a yearbook. These are now for sale at the office for $20 each, cash or eftpos.

2022 Dates

14 December - Last day of the year 12.15pm finish

2023 Dates

1 February 8.30am - First day of 2023 - Tamariki go straight to their new class

16 March - Teacher Only Day - Staff learning about trauma

6 April - Term 1 ends

24 April - Term 2 begins

30 June - Term 2 ends

17 July - Term 3 begins

22 September - Term 3 ends

9 October - Term 4 begins

15 December - End of Term 4

Meri kirihimete (Merry Christmas)!

Melanie Taylor

Principal /Tumuaki

2022 Year 6 Graduation

Congratulations to all our Year 6 Leavers.

Special Mention to our Special Prize Winners:

Congratulations to our Year 6 Award Recipients

Proud Living

Hazel Corlett and Lucas Cifuentes

Proud Leadership

Mackenzie Ward and Cade Ashton

Proud Learning

Stella Genet-Parry and Tyler Speed

Sports Person of the Year

Ashton Mitford-Burgess and Jayde Henare

Ngā Toi - Arts Award

Marco Garguilo

Ngā Mahi a Rēhia - Cultural Award

Nathaniel Hill-Maihi

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New Stationery Supplier

For 2023 and going forward we have a new school stationery supplier - see attached poster.

You can order your child's stationery as soon as you know their class for 2023. It helps with the start of the year if your child is equipped with their stationery supplies for Day 1!!!

Term 4

Wednesday 14 December - Last day of 2022 - school finishes at 12.15pm

Term 1

Wednesday 1 February - First day of school for 2023 - Thursday 6 April

Thursday 16 March - Teacher Only Day

Term 2

Monday 24 April - Friday 30 June

Term 3

Monday 17 July - Friday 22 September

Term 4

Monday 9 October - Friday 15 December

Sport Notices

Year 3/4 Flippaball

After a season of wins, the year 3 / 4 Flippaball team GSS Purple took out 1st place last Sunday with a 9-0 win!
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Library Books and Readers

Library books and Readers

It's not too late to return books - it would be much appreciated!!!

The learning centre will be closing to students this Friday 25th November. Please can you help your child/ren to have all library books and readers returned by this date. It would also be appreciated if you could check at home for any extra books or readers and send them back as well. We don't mind if you have had them for ages - we would just like them back!

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All school payments, donations, sports registrations and school lunches (ezlunch) can be paid for via Kindo! Create a Kindo account - Click on this link to find out how!

Term 4 School Lunches (ezlunch) Menu below....
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After School Activities

Community Notices

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