School Newsletter - 31 January 2023

Endeavour School - 31st January 2023

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Good Afternoon Parents, Caregivers and Children,

A very big welcome back to you all. Myself and our team are looking forward to having you back here on site tomorrow, energised and excited to get back into school and all the wonderful things this entails.

I would like to acknowledge our colleagues, friends and family members who have been impacted by the weather events over the weekend. For many, this has been a traumatic experience. If you know someone or have close ones impacted, our thoughts are with you. On Thursday we will gratefully accept donations of clothes and toys which we can pass onto the Auckland City Mission for collection.

Last week, our team spent 4 days here at school engaging in a range of Professional Development, as well as setting up our learning environments ready for the new school year. As always, it was nice to reconnect and discuss the learning and priorities for the year ahead. A major part of these discussions was centred around our co teaching models and the furniture design of our spaces. We all feel very privileged to be able to teach and learn in an ILE, they provide us many more opportunities to support learning and deliver on great outcomes for kids. One key plus is that ability for us to work collaboratively and co teach. This allows for greater reflection of our practice as well as more variety for our children to learn in a way that best suits them.

At the end of last term we hosted our Student Led Conferences using a different format. The feedback that I gathered from both our community and team was positive. However, I am conscious that there are many families I did not catch. If you have 2 minutes I would appreciate you taking the time to fill out the survey by clicking on this link SLC Survey. This will help us gather more information about the experience for you and your child/ren.

As a parent of 2 school aged boys I understand that people's lives are busy and we all have lots going on. Our aim is to support you with keeping on top of things from a school perspective. Therefore, we aim to ensure that our communication with you is meaningful, informative and timely. Our school app is a great way to stay across the many events and dates we have across the school year. These can also be found on our website. Please take the time to update your notifications and subscriptions on our school app. (Please see instructions below).

This coming Thursday we have our Meet the Teacher Whaanau Picnic afternoon here at school from 4.30pm - 6.00pm. This is designed for our community to informally meet and greet each other over a BYO picnic, as well as take some time to meet your children's teachers and explore their learning environments. At this stage we are still hoping this will go ahead. A final decision will be made Wednesday afternoon, depending on the weather conditions.

Once again, we look forward to welcoming you back from 8.30am tomorrow.

Warm regards



Term 1 - 2023

1st February - Term 1 Starts (9.00am).

2nd February - Whaanau Picnic (Meet the Teachers) : 4.30-6.00pm.

3rd February - Lantern Festival (Year 5/6).

6th February - WAITANGI DAY statutory holiday.

21st to 23rd March - Student Led Conferences

6th April - Term 1 Ends

Term Dates 2023

TERM 1 - 1 Feb 2023 - 6 April 2023

TERM 2 - 24 April 2023 - 30 June 2023

TERM 3 - 17 July 2023 - 22 September 2023

TERM 4 - 9 October 2023 - 12 December 2023



Step 1. Download the Endeavour School App.
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Step 2 : Update/Set Classroom & Notifications

Please go to the Endeavour School app and select the following :

A> Alerts (The megaphone icon)

B> Click on the "tick" next to the Alerts heading

C> Click on the drop-down arrow to change your classroom for 2023

D> If you are going to be doing sports, please select the drop-down arrow and choose sport eg Hockey, Netball etc.

Good job! Now your alerts are all set up!


Over the 2022 year we took some time to relook at our school uniform. As a result and after discussion with our BoT, Friends of Endeavour, Students and Staff we came up with a new design and fabric. While the changes are only subtle, we feel that it provides a fresher look and a more comfortable feel. We have also, simplified the uniform into a polo, shorts or skorts, a blast fleece and a bucket hat or cap. This new uniform will be slowly transitioned and please note that all children who have the current / old style uniform are still ok to wear it for as long as it lasts them.

We still have some old stock left in a few sizes which we are selling at a discounted rate.

Please see below, the new pricing and designs.

STATIONERY PACKS 2023 - Officemax

Dear Parents/Caregivers,

A reminder our 2023 Stationery Packs are still available online from OfficeMax.

Click Here to Purchase your 2023 Packs

N.B. It is highly likely there will be delivery delays due to the flooding in Auckland.


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NEW LUNCH MENU - Starting on the 3 February 2023


This year you can still order your favourite Subway lunch. We no longer have Fill A Bowl as an option, however Feedzone’s Café has now replaced them.

View the Menu by clicking on this link

Subway is available every Wednesday and Friday, and Feedzone Café available on Thursdays.

Orders close at 9 am on the day of delivery for Subway and 2 pm on Wednesday for Feedzone Cafe. So, book ahead for the rest of the term while you’re at it!

Here’s how…click on the calendar icon next to the lunch item, and then select the dates in the term.

Lunches for the term… sorted!

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Students are NOT to keep medication of any kind in their school bags. All medication must be handed into the office in the morning to be locked in the sick bay. This includes asthma inhalers. All medication being left at school must be accompanied by a fully completed consent form (you can find these below).

If your child is allergic to bee or wasp stings or has any other allergies, please notify us. It is recommended medication is kept at school for emergencies and will be stored securely in the medical cupboard.

Please also inform the office and homeroom teacher of any information relating to health that should be known i.e. diabetes, epilepsy, asthma etc. Privacy is respected at all times.

Medical Consent Form


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Soccer United Football Supplies is Hamilton’s newest soccer store – determined to meet all your soccer requirements. We are located at 137 Alexandra st (very close to Garden place). We hold heaps of kids boots, shinpads and footballs and other training equipment. We hold a lot of Northern United shorts and socks as well. If you do pop into the shop use the secret code ‘Mr Booth likes soccer more than rugby’ and get a discount off your purchase. Check us out online and facebook and we hope to see you soon.” 07 5950700

2023 Term Dates

TERM 1 - 1 Feb 2023 - 6 April 2023

TERM 2 - 24 April 2023 - 30 June 2023

TERM 3 - 17 July 2023 - 22 September 2023

TERM 4 - 9 October 2023 - 12 December 2023