Newsletter Week 7 Term 3

Shelly Park School - Wednesday 7th of September 2022


Dear Parents and Whānau

It has been another busy few weeks of extra curricular activities for our students. Below you will find a report for our very successful girls football team and our gymnastics team.

A reminder that in Week 10, 26th - 30th of September, we have quite a disruptive week. On Tuesday 27th we will be having a Teacher Only Day. On Wednesday and Thursday we will be holding our Student Led Conferences and then Friday is the last day of term. I will shortly be sending out the details on how you can sign up for a student led conference.

Girls Football

On Tuesday, the 23rd and Tuesday the 30th of August, the SPS Girls Football Team competed in the local HPPA Tournament.

After the first day the girls won 3 games and lost 1. This meant that out of 15 teams we qualified to play off for the top 5 positions the following Tuesday.

The girls continued their great play and ended the second day winning 3 games and drawing 1. The girls ended up finishing 1st equal on points but officially finished second due to Mellons Bay having a better goal difference.

We are very proud of the girls. A special thank you to Sophie White for training and coaching the girls, Peter Cunningham for coaching the girls on the last day, as Sophie was away, and Lisa Woodman for managing the team.


Last week, students in Years 3 - 6 competed in the HPPA Gymnastics competition. Shelly Park sent a big team of athletes to the event and our students represented our school with pride. The boys competed in 3 different disciplines - vault, floor and bar while the girls competed in floor, beam and vault. The students had a very successful day.

Here are our top individual place winners:

Year 3 Boys - Daniel Harris - 3rd

Year 3 Girls - Miane Nel - 1st, Melody McIntosh - 2nd

Year 4 Boys - Tristen McCamish - 2nd

Year 4 Girls - Skyla Hunt - 2nd, Zoe Adriannse - 4th, Emmerson White - 9th

Year 5 Girls - Sasha White - 2nd, Holly Unkovich-Smith - 5th

Year 6 Boys - Fletcher du Toit - 1st, Bevan Wade - 2nd, James Tinson - 3rd

Year 6 Girls - Tamsin McCamish - 1st, Hayley Gibson - 2nd, Lily Keenan - 8th

Team Results:

Year 6 Boys - 1st

Year 6 Girls - 1st

Year 4 Girls - 2nd

Year 5 Girls - 2nd

Going to Champions of Champions event:

Fletcher du Toit

Bevan Wade

James Tinson

Miane Nel

Melody McIntosh

Skyla Hunt

Zoe Adriannse

Tiara Aggarwal

Miko Lai

Sasha White

Holly unkovich-Smith

Tamsyn McCamish

Hayley Gibson

Chloe Gao

Lilly Keenan

A wonderful achievement by all of the students that competed on the day. A special thank you to Miss Page and Mrs Balais for organising the teams, and Mrs Luck for attending and coaching the team on the day.

Finally, the closing date for Issue 6 of the Scholastic Bookclub is Thursday 15th September.

Ngā mihi

Ed Roper


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 Whittaker’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 effort!

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 PTA.

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.

Shelly Park School ‘Fun Fest’ Mufti

‘Opposite Day’

Our 2022 Shelly Park School ‘Fun Fest’ is on Sunday 13th November. The aim of

our Fun Fest mufti days is to support the PTA by providing a donation and having some fun at the same time.

Our next festival mufti is on Friday 16th September. The items collected will go towards Gift Baskets.

Have some fun and come dressed in ‘Opposite Mufti’. Try wearing different socks, boys dressed as girls, girls as boys, wearing clothing back-to-front, inside out, back-to-front etc.

When: Friday 16th September

Wear: Come dressed in ‘opposite’ mufti (Serenity’s idea)

Who For: All students and staff at Shelly Park School

For this mufti we ask for a gift basket item, 1 per family.

Please contact the PTA Exec team if you have any questions

Please support our School Festival

2022 Shelly Park School Leaders and PTA

Big picture
Big picture

Term 3 Events

  • 9 Sep - HPPA Netball competition
  • 14 Sep - New Parents meeting 11am for cohorts 7&8
  • 16 Sep - Fun Fest Mufti Day
  • 20 Sep - BOT Meeting 7pm - 9pm in the staffroom
  • 20 Sep - Photolife Team Photos
  • 27 Sep - Teacher Only Day
  • 28 Sep - Three Way Conferences 1pm - 8:30pm
  • 29 Sep - Three Way Conferences - 3:30pm - 6pm
  • 30 Sep - Term 3 Ends