Newsletter Week 7 Term 2

Shelly Park School - Wednesday 15th of June 2022


Dear Parents and Whānau

Winter has arrived with some crazy weather around the place. Our fields have become quite soft in a very short space of time, so these will be out of bounds for a little while. Please make sure your children have a rain coat and jumper as, in typical Auckland fashion, it can be nice and warm one minute and then cold and wet the next.

As mentioned in previous emails, the Hall Project has had another slight delay and handover will now be at the start of Term 3. We are just waiting on a couple of consents from council and then the team can finish off the last couple of items. While this is frustrating, I am trying to keep the end picture in mind and remind myself of the great asset we will have for years to come.

On Sunday this weekend, between 11am and 1pm, we have the Shelly Park Craft Fair. This would be a great opportunity for all families to come down to the school to see our budding entrepreneurs in action. If you're a new family to the school come and meet some other families and members of the PTA. The students are really excited to show off their creations.

Amanda Kirby from Room 17 competed in the Counties Manukau Rhythmic Gymnastics competition on Sunday. She placed first in Free-hand, fifth in Ball and second place overall. Congratulations Amanda.

A reminder that Scholastic Book Club, Issues 4, closes on Thursday 23rd of June.

Ngā mihi

Ed Roper

Shelly Park Sports News

Jumping For June

Shelly Park School will be participating in Jumping for June on Thursday 23rd June.

1 - Head online to

2 - Click on the student sign-up link to create your fundraising page.

3 - Share your unique link with your friends and whānau.

4 - Earn and order your awesome prizes online.

5 - Get prepared and ready for your very own Jumping June event.

A big thank-you to the awesome who have already registered or started fundraising.

For more details a notice has been sent out via the app. Fundraising is optional. Children will still be able to participate and have fun even if you choose not to contribute to the fundraising for the Heart Foundation.

Pod 3 and 4 Cross - Country

Wednesday 6th of July starting at 12:45pm Unfortunately we are unable to give starting times for each year level but the event order will be as follows:

Event 1 - Year 5 girls Year 5/6 ‘s Course 2 (2 laps)

Event 2 - Year 5 boys

Event 3 - Year 4 girls Year 3/4 ‘s Course 1 (1 lap) - approx 1 km

Event 4 - Year 4 boys

Event 5- Year 3 girls

Event 6 - Year 3 boys

Event 7 - Year 6 girls Year 5/6 ‘s Course 2 (2 laps)

Event 8 - Year 6 boys

Children are to bring a small bag with their correct PE gear, a towel and drink bottle to school. Please note children are to stay at school after they have taken part in their Cross-country event till 3pm to support their peers. I they are unable to participate a note is required,

Pod 4 Prepared Reading

Pod 4 Prepared Reading Competition 2022

This year all the Pod 4 students presented their prepared reading to their class, but only 2 children from each class could go into the Pod competition. It doesn't really matter if you win or not, it’s just for fun! Everyone did a great job!

This Year the Pod Finalists are:

Room 16: Charles Zhen & Noah Zhou

Room 17: Hartlyn Gambolati & Amanda Kirby

Room 18: Tamsyn McCamish & Fletcher Du Toit

Room 19: Peter Pickford & Michael Song

Room 20: Molly Vincent & Jano Pretorius

Room 22 : Victoria Polozova & Jaxson Letcher

And finally from Room 23: Luke Gallagher & Maia Cunningham

After Mrs Bradbury and Mrs Atkin listened to the finalists read their passages they made this announcement:

Highly Commended: Amanda Kirby & Jaxson Letcher

Third Place: Victoria Polozova

Second Equal Place : Peter Pickford & Maia Cunningham

First Place: Molly Vincent

Written By Serenity Chang and Scarlett Gahan.

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PTA News

Newsletter No.14 Wednesday 15th June 2022

Chair: Kieran Lewis Treasurer: Brent Batten

Secretary: Nicola Fletcher-Williams and Danelle Cresswell


Next PTA Meeting date: Monday 4th July 2022 @ 7:30pm


Craft Market

With over 50 stallholders booked, we can’t wait for our Craft Market this Sunday under the new court canopy - fingers and

toes crossed for good weather! Please share the Facebook event details with friends and family and support local. This is

also a great way to meet other families, if you are new to the school we’d love to see you there!

Yummy Stickers

Shelly Park has again registered to collect the Yummy Apple stickers. These stickers are converted into a winning share

of the $200,000 sports prize pool from DG Sport. All you have to do is purchase ‘Yummy’ branded apples, save the

stickers or cut out labels, place them on a sticker collection sheet and return them to your classroom teacher. The apples

can be purchased from New World, Pak n Save and participating Four Square stores.

The Yummy Apple Sticker Promotion officially runs for Terms 2 and 3, however if you have been collecting since last year,

these stickers still count too. If you need more Sticker Collection Sheets or Cut out label collection sheets they will be

available at the Office or with your classroom teacher. Please return all completed Collection sheets to your classroom

teacher or hold onto these sheets until the end of Term 3 for collection - we will let you know!

Entertainment Book

Thank you to those who have recently purchased an entertainment book. The PTA truly does appreciate the extra funds

that the school gains from each purchase. All memberships last 12 months from the date of purchase.

Every membership sold gives 20% back to our school! Please support our school with this fundraiser, and share this

link with family, friends and work colleagues. Use this link to find out more!

Monthly meetings

A reminder that all parents are automatically members of the PTA and encouraged to join us for our monthly meetings to

hear from Ed & the Board of Trustees about what is happening at the school, and find out what fundraising activities are

planned for the months ahead.

2022 Dates for PTA Meetings

Monday 04 July, Tuesday 16 August, Monday 05 September, Tuesday 25 October, Monday 14 November and Monday 05


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Term 2 Events

  • 21 June - BOT Meeting - 7pm in the school staffroom
  • 24 June - Matariki - school is closed today
  • 28 June - Hockey Field Days
  • 4 July - PTA meeting 7:30pm in the school staffroom
  • 6 July - School Cross Country
  • 8 July - Learner Updates to go home and the end of Term 2