Pinehill School Newsletter
Wednesday 3rd August 2022
Message from our Principal
Kia ora tatou, Mālō e lele, Ann yeong haseyo, Ni hao, Dzień dobry
Term 3 is proving to be our most exciting term to date this year. We are all looking forward to our Pinehill School Culture Parade and Shared Lunch on Monday. We hope families can join us.
We have further events not to missed this term, and the following is notice of some of our events for you to please mark out on your calendars. You will not want to miss out.
Save the Date - Pinehill School Art Exhibition is coming!
Every two years we hold an art exhibition to celebrate the talents and efforts of our students and staff in the area of visual arts. Covid has altered our usual timeline for this. However we are delighted to announce that our Pinehill School Art Exhibition will be going ahead this term. Save the date, Monday 19th September 5pm is our Opening Night and an event not to be missed. Our Kapa Haka group will be opening this special event and your children can show you the masterpieces they have been working on all year which will be on display at the exhibition. You will be absolutely wowed with an incredibly colourful display of art, covering a range of media. More information to come. In the meantime, block out your calendars for this exciting event.
Pinehill School 25th Silver Jubilee Birthday Celebrations
Dates have been confirmed - 20th, 21st, 22nd September 2022
Pinehill School is looking forward to celebrating 25 years of service to our community in 2022.
We are very excited to invite all past learners, teachers, staff, Board members and the wider community to join us in celebrating this milestone achievement with us.
Below you will find all the details for the confirmed celebration events as well as 25th Silver Jubilee merchandise information. We expect all this information will be up on our school website in the next week.
It's Pinehill School's 25th BIRTHDAY!!!
To celebrate our 25th Anniversary, we have an AWESOME range of Merch for EVERYONE! Grab a reusable coffee cup on the go or a cute little teddy for yourself or as a gift.
Pre-orders NOW open
* Order through Kindo online shop
* Last day for pre-orders Wednesday 10th August
Merch sales are also available at Art Exhibition (19th Sep-21st Sep) and the 25th Anniversary Assembly (Friday 23rd Sep). CASH ONLY
Pricing of items:
● 25th Anniversary Teddy- Special Edition $15 ea
● 25th Silver Jubilee Pen $5 ea
● Reusable Glass cup (350ml) $18 ea
● Mug $15 ea
● Fidget Spinner (Assorted colours) $8
● Yoyo (Assorted colours) $8
If you have any queries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Last year our student house leaders worked hard on a presentation in all classes from Y0-Y6 on a new top playground design. Our playground experts put our children’s voting together into a super flash new playground design. The time has come to put the paper into playground construction. On Monday our top playground closed so that the dismantling of the existing playground (which is 25 years old and ready to retire) can take place and ground work can start in preparation for the installation. The goal is for the new playground to be complete by Monday 19th September so we can have a special opening as part of our 25th birthday week celebrations.
Our lovely Lisa Everett has been offered, and accepted, a position at Nukumea Primary School, starting in Term 4 this year. Nukumea Primary is situated in Orewa, and it is a brand new school, still being built. Lisa will be part of the foundation teaching staff. This is a huge opportunity for Lisa to grow in her career and one that does not come around very often.
The school will farewell Lisa on Friday 30th September at an assembly at 1:45pm. Current Whanau are welcome to join us, as we continue to adhere to Orange Light settings and indoor number limitations. We are so very proud of Lisa and wish her all the very best with her exciting new journey ahead.
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
25th Silver Jubilee Celebrations at Pinehill School
2022 Art Exhibition & 25th Anniversary alumni reunion Tuesday 20th September, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Art Exhibition Wine & Cheese, Tuesday 20th September, 6:00pm
An opportunity for past students, whanau, staff and community members to catch up with others, mix and mingle, view current students' art, Pinehill class photos wall (photos from foundation year to current) and photos over the years. Bring some old photos to reminisce.
At 6:30pm student leaders will take groups for a tour through classrooms and around our school.
25th Anniversary - Top Playground Opening - Thursday 22nd September, 12:00pm
Top Playground Opening Thursday 22nd September, 12:00pm
An opportunity for current students, whanau, staff and community members to celebrate our new ‘Top Playground’ opening. This is a 25th anniversary gift to Pinehill School from the Board of Trustees.
25th Anniversary School Assembly Celebration & Open Hour Friday 23rd September, 11:00am
School Assembly Celebration & Open Hour - Friday 23rd September, 11:00am
11 am Whakatau welcome and ceremony
Speeches from all three Principals (Julien, Tracey, Carla)
Entertainment performances by our talented students including Kapa Haka, Marimba Group and School band
Memories and stories from past students, staff members and community members
Time capsule snapshots to current 25 Birthday capsule slideshow
Pinehill Way Song
Singing Happy Birthday / cutting of the cake (cake to the hall foyer - people can take cake on tour or enjoy after tour with house leaders.
12:00pm - House Leaders to lead tours through the school. Classrooms will be open as part of the tour. Visit your “old room”
Photo display memories in hall and foyer
Informal group photos
Merchandise will be available to purchase or collect if pre-ordered
Coffee cart will be available on the day
Walking to School Week - Te wiki o te hikoi ki te kura
本学期第三周 (下个星期) 是步行上学周，学生们可以通过全程步行或者半程步行的方式为自己所在的House获取积分。即使学生们是乘车前往学校，只要在途中的某拐角处或者小路边下车步行到校，都可以获取积分。但如果是在接送停车区 (Spencer Rd lay-by) 下车的学生是无法获得积分的。 所以想要帮助孩子获取积分，请尽量停在学校接送停车区域范围之外, 以便您的孩子能够参与到本活动中。学校的House Leaders会在各入口处等候步行前来的学生们, 并在他们所属的House表格处贴上贴纸以证明参与步行上学活动。
Parent and Family Class Sharing
Term 3 Week 2 is our Culture and Identify celebration at Pinehill School. To celebrate we would like to invite parents into the classroom to share their culture in Week 2, 1st August - 5th August.
Some suggestions are
read a story in your home language to the class or small group
share pictures/photos, teach our children a game
share a dance from your culture
play a musical instrument etc.
Please email your child’s teacher about what you would like to share and when you are available.
As part of our Cultural Celebration we are holding a Celebration Parade on
Monday 8th August at 11.30am.
You are very welcome to come and watch or take part in the parade, we would love to see as many parents and caregivers there as possible. Please see the school map below displaying the trail we will walk for the parade. Some of our cultural groups will be performing and we have a special surprise, depending on the weather!
Our children will have the option to dress in their cultural dress and march around the school with the country’s flag of choice.
We understand that children and families may identify with more than one country. For them to be able to express their ethnicity we are asking parents to talk with their child about their family ethnicity. Rather than teachers directing children to a country, children can parade carrying two flags that symbolise the country they identify with and the one where they were born. Please talk to your child/ren about this so they are able to communicate with their teacher which flag group they will be walking with during the parade. We hope that in this way everyone’s ethnicity can be shared and celebrated.
After our Parade on Monday 8th August we are having a shared lunch in classrooms.
You are invited to send your child in with a small plate of food to share from your culture. Please be aware we will not be able to reheat food, cut up or provide cutlery. Food will need to be pre prepared and ready to eat and enjoy.
Please be mindful that there are children in the school with peanut allergies and would appreciate peanuts not being in food sent to school. All food must have an ingredient list so children can pick what they are able to eat. We will be encouraging them to try something different.
A big thank you for your ongoing support.
All parents attending are asked to sign in through the SchoolApp.
Room 2 - Megan Moyle
Room 3 - Chloe Kim
Room 4 - Zoe Qiu
Room 5 - Olivia Wang
Room 6 - Lillian Wang
Room 7 - Olivia Haycock
Room 8 - Matthew Xu
Room 9 - Marcus Zhang
Room 10 - Niu Niu Dang
Room 11 -
Room 12 -
Room 13 - Lucas Zhou
Room 14 - Emilia Alrashed
Room 15 - Jason Tse
Room 16 - Zoe Zhou
Room 17 - Archer Ying
Room 18 - Ellie Zhu
Room 19 - Aditri Nakkala
Room 20 - Louis Liu
Winning House - Kawau
NETBALL - Players of the day
Indy Hendricks and Amarnee Tapu
Year 4/5 Pinehill Kiwis
Friends of Pinehill School
First Fun Food Friday of Term 32 – This Friday, 5th August
It’s Fun Food Friday this week! Online orders close tonight, Wednesday 3rd August. Don’t
miss out! Please place your orders using the Kindo Online Shop. Lunch will be delivered to
your child’s classroom at lunchtime. For every order, we raise $1 for the school. We
appreciate your support!
We will be selling snacks in the hall foyer at lunchtime between 12.40 pm and 1 pm. From
the health point of view, we suggest 1-2 snacks and a $5 note is enough for your child. We
encourage children only buy snacks for their own consumption. Please let your child know
that the parent helpers may turn them away if they spend more than $5 per purchase and/or
buy for their friends.
Jesters Pie Day is BACK this term, and it’s on EVERY TUESDAY!! Orders close
1 day prior at 11 am.
Due to increased costs, new prices for term 3 are:
● Pies $6.30
● GF Pies $7.90 (suspended temporarily due to shortage of ingredients, we
apologise for any inconveniences caused)
● A new price for sausage rolls will be available in Kindo.
The school will receive $1.50 back from every order you place. Thank you so much
for your support!
Friday 5th August
- Fun Food Friday
- Monday 1st to Friday 5th August
Monday 8th August
- Cultural Parade
Monday 8th to Friday 12th
- Walking to School Week
Conversations In The English Language
Do you want to get better at speaking and understanding
English? If yes, we invite you to join us to come and talk in
English with friendly New Zealanders over a cup of tea. We
meet between 1pm and 2.30pm on Wednesdays during the
school term at Mairangi Bay Presbyterian Church.
Come and connect with us. We are an informal and very friendly
group with a lot of good humour. We have people who have
come to New Zealand from many different countries including
China, Korea and Ukraine. Vehicle entry 10 Penzance Road
Mairangi Bay. There is no charge.
Just turn up or ring Grace Liu 021 048 7978 or Stewart Milne
027 293 8499
Mairangi Presbyterian Church会面。