Pinehill School News

2 June 2021 - Week 5, Term 2


Kia ora tatou,

We are all very much looking forward to the School Disco tomorrow evening. The theme is ‘Black and White’. The children are very excited about ending the short school week with a good old dance or two in the school hall. A sleep in can ensue as it is a short week for our students. School is closed on Friday 4th June for our Teacher Only Day. This Teacher Only Day is aligned with our Kahui Ako schools. Staff will be involved in professional learning throughout the day.

Every two years we reach out to our school community for feedback on our Pinehill School Health curriculum.

This process allows us to be able to ensure that our health curriculum meets the needs of our students. We are seeking parent/caregiver feedback as part of the consultation process.

To provide feedback on the current health and physical education programme, please click the link. The survey will remain open until Wednesday 9th June 2021.

I appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback and suggestions.

Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari he toa takitini

Success is not the work of one but the work of many.

Ngā mihi nui,

Carla Veldman, Principal

New Students

Pinehill School would like to welcome the following new students: Rebecca Chen, Siyui Jung

Class Awards

  • Room 1: Alice Kim
  • Room 2: Jun Goh
  • Room 3: Xaniwa Pritchard
  • Room 4: Nixon Robinson-Lea'aetoa
  • Room 5: Toha Van Der Westhuizen
  • Room 6: Miya Zhao
  • Room 7: Caitlyn Brown
  • Room 8: Lily-Ann Brady
  • Room 9:Thimoth Dadigamuwa
  • Room 10: Cayden Janse van Rensburg
  • Room 11: Ella Shen
  • Room 13: Ruby Tennent
  • Room 14: Hamza Ahmad
  • Room 15: Lily Dahlberg
  • Room 16: Camellia Zhang
  • Room 17: Isabel Zhou
  • Room 18: Emma Bateup
  • Room 19: Felix Sha
  • Room 20: Iris Jiang
Winning House: Motuihe
Walker of the week: Serina Gholami Ke

Upcoming Events


  • Pinehill Disco - Black and White theme

Friday 4 June

  • Teacher only day - SCHOOL CLOSED
Monday 7 June
  • Queens Birthday - SCHOOL CLOSED
Tuesday 8 June
  • Cross Country Super Cluster -Thursday 10 June savaday
Wednesday 9 June
  • Year 5/6 Zoo Trip
Friday 11 June
  • Fun Food Friday
Tuesday 15 June
  • Inter School Mathex Competition
Friday 18 June
  • Fun Food Friday

Board News

The Board of Trustees recently met for our first meeting of Term 2. We were lucky enough to have two sets of presentations during the meeting that focused on the following key areas:

1. We were grateful to have each of the team leaders attend to present data on how all of our students are tracking academically. Data from both in class testing (Years 1-3) and from NZ standardised PAT tests (Progressive Achievement Tests) for Years 4-6 were presented. The results to date show some fantastic achievements by our students and teachers. Each of the team leaders shared their data stories for their year group and next steps for raising student achievement.

2. We also discussed the school's 10 year property plan, and with the help of a consultant, are working through the school's key needs and priorities. These priorities are broken into 3 categories:

Priority 1 - Health and Safety

Priority 2 - Infrastructure

Priority 3 - Environment - design, quality and working spaces

The Board will continue to update the school community on property plans and projects as they are approved by the Ministry of Education for funding.

Just a reminder that we were elected by you to represent the school community, so please get in touch if you have any feedback via email

Board of Trustees Policies

All school policies are available through School Docs - click here

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Player of the Day


Penguins: Eddie Liu


Pistons: Bowen Yang

Wizards: Taha Mahdian Sefat


Ferns: Laura Yi

Ponies: Serina Gholami Ke

Dragons: Talyah Heidar

Diamonds: Game 1: Reed Anderson, Game 2: Jennifer Zhou


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Pinehill Penguins

Morning: Mon-Fri

Leaves from 1 Kilear Cl at 8:10 am. Another pickup point at 8.30 am from 2 Ballymore Dr

Afternoon: Thurs and Friday

Meeting outside Room 5. Leaves school at 3.10 pm (arrives at 2 Ballymore Dr)

Contact: Calla Cheng -



Contact: Lamia Bouaifel -

Spencer Rd

Morning ONLY Mon - Thursday

Leaves from 12 Spencer Rd at 8:30 am

Contact: Kelly Liang -

Black and White Disco Thursday 3rd June

Black and White Disco Thursday 3rd June

It’s DISCO time this Thursday! Tickets are $5 each or $10 for ticket & goodies combo (1 soft drink and 2 glow sticks plus photo booth).


You can still get tickets at the school hall foyer at the following times, get it now and avoid the queue:

• Wednesday 2 Jun 2.45 - 3.15pm

• Thursday 3 Jun 8.15 - 9.00am

If you missed the above times, you can still get in at door sale.

**Please note, the disco is strictly for current Pinehill students only due to limited capacity. Parents (except registered helpers), siblings, friends, and ex Pinehill students will unfortunately not be allowed in. We thank you for your interest and apologies for any disappointment caused).
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Friends of Pinehill School (FOPS)

Yummy Stickers

We are collecting “Yummy” stickers from apples, nectarines, peaches and pears, and bar codes from bags of “Yummy” fruit. This is a year long promotion, stickers are exchanged for sports equipment for the school. All stickers and bar codes need to be stuck onto the official forms which can be downloaded from Please return forms to the drop box when you have filled them up.

FFF & SFF Snack Price Increase

FOPS is committed in bringing yummy and affordable snacks to our children. However due to continuous supplier price increases, we can no longer keep our current prices. Effective from 11th June, Juicies will be sold at $2.50 each and Potato Chips will be sold at $2 each. Cookies will remain at $1 each. Please do communicate with your child about this change. We appreciate your help, understanding and support!

Pinehill School PTA - Friends of Pinehill School

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