Pinehill School Newsletter

Wednesday 30th November 2022

A message from the Principal

Kia ora tatou, Mālō e lele, Ann yeong haseyo, Ni hao, Dzień dobry

Unfortunately the weather gods are not in our favour today for the planned Christmas Concert this evening. Our grounds are also pretty wet from the heavy rain we have had of late, preventing our fields from being a dry picnic mat spot for the concert. With this in mind we have made the call to postpone our Christmas Concert to the Savaday which in next Wednesday 7th December. We look forward to seeing you all at our Christmas concert next Wednesday.

What else is happening next week?

Parent helpers morning tea - Tuesday 6th December

You are invited to a special morning tea in the school hall foyer at 10:30am on Tuesday 6 December. This invite is extended to all those parents, grandparents, family members who have volunteered at Pinehill School in 2022. Pop this event in your calendar. We look forward to seeing you there!

Prizegiving 2022 - Thursday 8 December (one week away -save the date)

Venue: Pinehill School Hall

Year 1-3 Prizegiving is at 9.00am (approx 1 hour duration). Please ensure that your child is at school by 8.45am. Along with some singing and other group performances we will be presenting effort, citizenship and academic certificates. Parents of children who are receiving an award are notified by email. Families of children in Year 1-3 are all welcome to attend.

Year 4-6 Prizegiving is at 5.00pm (approx 1 1⁄2 hours duration). Students will need to arrive, in school uniform, between 4.40-4.50pm to assemble on the court by the hall. Parents will be able to enter the hall from this time. The format for the Year 4-6 prizegiving/graduation ceremony will be similar to previous years. All Year 4-6 students who are attending need to be accompanied by an adult. Seating is limited to two adult seats plus younger siblings (if attending). Year 1-3 siblings do not need to wear school uniform.

Parents of children who are receiving an award are notified by email. We look forward to seeing everyone there.

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

Y0-Y3 Athletics

The rain decided to stay away making for perfect conditions for the Year 0 - 3 sports day. Led by our house leaders and other house representatives from Year 6 the children moved through a variety of activities where they could show off their running, throwing, and other athletic skills. It was wonderful to see the children using the Pinehill Way as they rotated through the different events. We were very proud of all their efforts, particularly with some of the more challenging events and also those which might have been new to them. Overall it was a fun filled morning and we were delighted to see so many parents showing support to our young athletes. The winning house on the day was Kawau.

Pinehill's Got Talent

Finalists will be announced on Monday 5th December

Library Books

Please can you have a look around your homes for any outstanding library books and readers and return them to the school as soon as possible.

Lost Property

A reminder that at the end of the year all lost property is given to Friends of Pinehill School for selling as second hand uniform. If your child is missing any item of uniform please check this box now. The box is located outside Room 5 and is currently very full. Thank you.

Year 6 - Breakfast

Year 6 breakfast will be held at 7.30am on Monday December 12th 2022.

Please put this date in your calendars.


Room 1 - Bodhi Earl - Kingi

Room 2 - Linda Deng

Room 3 - Alexander Carter

Room 4 - Ehani Huang

Room 5 - Cameron Kyaw

Room 6 - Juliet Nizetish

Room 7 - Max Pove

Room 8 - Adam Hozayen

Room 9 - Harym Kim

Room 10 - Adam Nasr

Room 11 - Ahaana Prasad

Room 12 - Matthew Yang

Room 13 - Aubree Huo

Room 14 - Oliver Mariz - Rezende

Room 15 - Toma Williams

Room 16 - Cecilia Marange

Room 17 - Julia Khlebopros

Room 18 - Aarush Khajuria

Room 19 - Daniel Chen

Room 20 - Olivia Song

Winning House - Motuihe

Expressions of Interest - Splash Polo 2023

Please click on the link below for expression of interest form for Splash Polo 2023

Splash Polo

Expressions of Interest - Basketball 2023

Please click on the link below for expression of interest form for Basketball 2023

Basketball Expression of Interest

Netball - Players of the day

Junior Netball

19/11 - Olivia Tangi and Harlyn Yao

Maia Skudder

Reggie Ma

Emily Lou

Eva Tangi

Year 5 Pinehill Dragons

Emily Ke

Michelle Deng

Basketball - Players of the day

Year 3/4 Pinehill Pirates

Winston Zheng

Year 3/4 Magic

9/11 - Ella Shen

16/11 Rocco Robinson - Lea'aetoa

Year 3/4 Pinehill Wizards

Alexander Carter

Year 5/6 Pinehill Pistons

Jackson Danks

Year 5/6 Pinehill Heat

Jake Skudder

Splash Polo - Player of the day

Pinehill Penguins

George Whittaker

Friends of Pinehill School


We are looking for anyone who LOVES to bake and would like to contribute to our bake sale at the Christmas Concert and Picnic on Wednesday, 7 December.

PLEASE make sure NO fresh cream, fruits, custard etc., only items that can be stored at room temperature. Cupcakes, Gingerbread men and cookies are always winners, but there are many more great ideas. Please also list all the ingredients. Thank you!

Home baking is to be brought to school next Wednesday morning between 8:15 am and 9 am in the Hall. Ideally, we would like you to bake the day/night before.

We appreciate your support! We thank all the families who have done home baking and planning to bring or have already dropped off your home baking so far! We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Snack Food Friday this week. The last Fun Food Friday of Term 4 is on 9 December. Online orders open on Kindo Online Shop this Saturday, 3 December.

Jesters Pie Day is EVERY TUESDAY!! Orders close one day prior at 11 am.

CookieTime Christmas Cookies

Thanks to parents and teachers who supported this fundraiser. Orders will be delivered to school on Monday, 5 December.

Jolly Jar Sale at Christmas Concert

We are asking for a Jolly Jar donation from each student. It can be filled with anything non-perishable and will be displayed and sold at the Christmas Concert. You can hand in your beautiful Jolly Jar at the office anytime before the concert.

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