9 February 2023
Leadership Team message from Jonathan J
Te tiro atu to kanohi ki tairawhiti ana tera whiti
te ra kite ataata ka hinga ki muri kia koe."
"Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you."
Tēnā koutou katoa,
We hope this newsletter finds you all well and rested after a much-needed summer break. We hope you had a wonderful time with your whānau and friends, and that you are ready for an inspiring new term of learning and growth.
We are excited to welcome you back to Term 1 and can’t wait to see the progress and achievements that will be made this year. Our kaiako have put in lots of mahi over the summer to plan engaging and meaningful lessons that will support your tamariki in their academic and personal development.
We would also like to take a moment to express our sympathy and concern for those families who were affected by the recent Auckland floods. We know that for some this event did not affect them greatly, while for others this weather event had a major impact. We appreciate the community’s support and understanding while we have been closed, and this was definitely not how we were planning to start the year. If there is anything we can do to support you, please don't hesitate to reach out.
We understand that this year may present unique challenges, but we are confident that, with your support, we will be able to overcome them and provide our tamariki with the high-quality, fun education they deserve.
We look forward to a successful and rewarding term and it has been lovely welcoming everyone back onsite this week.
Tumuaki Tuarua | Deputy Principal
New basketball hoops
We are excited to share news about new sporting equipment for our tamariki. New premium quality basketball hoops are now available for Edendale tamariki to practise their netball and basketball skills and enhance their overall sports and games experiences. Balls and hoops provide the basis for many games and activities in the daily physical activity session. Airtime Hoops are adjustable in-ground hoops on powder-coated steel structures with clear acrylic backboards. Our tamariki will get to develop hand-eye coordination, teamwork and agility.
We are able to achieve this because of the generosity and kindness shown by our community last year and supporting our ākonga throughout different stages of the fundraiser to make Edendale Reo-athon 2022 a massive success in raising a whopping $15000. Ka pai, Edendale whānau!
If you haven’t seen our new hoops yet, please come and look at them. Here are a couple of photos of our latest addition to our sports equipment kete.
Please update your child/ren's 2023 classroom details on Kindo.
Matific, stationery packs, school merchandise, etc are all available for purchase on Kindo.
Edendale School App
Keep up to date with school news and events on the Edendale App – free from the App Store or Google Play.
Search for “SchoolAppsNZ”, and load the app on to your phone. You can then search for and add as many schools as you would like, so you can receive alerts from multiple schools.
Edendale parents can instantly access school announcements and notify the School if your child is absent.
There are links to the Kindo school shop, Edendale Eats, Facebook page, School website and more.
We have been approached from one of our Edendale whānau who was severely affected from the recent floods.
They would appreciate if you are able to help with the following requests;
i. transportation to and from Otahuhu/Edendale for their child
ii. available storage space for household belongings which is local to Edendale/Sandringham
If you are able to assist, please email Chriss on email@example.com
A sincere apology to those who were trying to order on Thursday and were unable to. There was an error in the system which has now been fixed.
Eden Eats will resume full menu next week. Please remember all morning tea orders need to be picked up at the tuck shop and all lunch orders will be delivered by monitors to the classroom.
Garden to Table volunteers needed
Nau mai haere mai Edendale Primary School whānau!
Are you keen to help our tamariki in our Garden to Table programme? If so, we would love for you to join us!
Come and create a delicious meal with Kylie, or get your hands dirty with Ali in the maara kai. Any help is appreciated as we share the joys of growing and cooking our own food with our community, and no experience is necessary. All gear is provided.
Sessions run during term time only Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday 9:00am-10:30am and 11:15am-12:45pm.
For more information, or to sign up to join, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you!
Scholastic Lucky Book Club
Scholastic Lucky Book Club Issue 1 2023 is now open for orders.
Please note that ordering can be done online only through the Scholastic website.
The last day for orders is Friday 10 March 2023.
Welcome back to school from the Friends of Edendale 🌅
The Friends of Edendale are an enthusiastic bunch of mums, dads, caregivers and whānau whose overall goal is to support the school through fundraising for those extraordinary resources that the students and school may not otherwise be able to enjoy.
We have been busy planning a year of exciting events for 2023 that we would love to share with you! If you have an idea on how to raise money for our school, would like to sponsor an event, or can contribute to an event by donating goods or services please join us at 7.00 pm on the 16th of February (meet in the school foyer) where we will discuss and confirm our events plan for 2023.
The outcome of this meeting will be some key dates we can share with you all in the next newsletter.
We also welcome new parents to reach out to us for a conversation on how we operate on email@example.com
Friends of Edendale (PTA)
2023 Edendale term dates
Term 1: Tuesday 7 February 2023 - Thursday 6 April [Monday 6 February - Waitangi Day; Friday 7 April - Good Friday]
Term 2: Wednesday 26 April - Friday 30 June [Monday 24 April - Teacher Only Day; Tuesday 25 April - Anzac Day; Friday 5 May - Teacher Only Day; Monday 5 June - King's Birthday]
Term 3: Monday 17 July - Friday 22 September
Term 4: Monday 9 October - Friday 15 December [Monday 23 October - Labour Day]
Next Board meeting: Tuesday 28 February 2023 at 7:00am. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to advise your attendance.
Next Friends of Edendale meeting: Thursday 16 February 2023 at 7:00pm. Email email@example.com for more information.
Location: 419 Sandringham Rd Auckland 1025
Phone: +64 9 846 6340