Greerton Village School Newsletter

29 June 2020

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A message from Kimberley

As we reach the end of a term, like no other, any of us have experienced, a big thank you needs to go out to everyone for their hard work, support, trust and patience at a really unprecedented time.

Please enjoy a really relaxing two week break, enjoy the holidays and each other, and reflect on how fortunate we are, where we can actually have a holiday, in a country as beautiful as ours, without restrictions.

I look forward to seeing you all next term.

Keep safe


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Wednesday, July 1st, 9am

151 Greerton Road

Tauranga, Bay Of Plenty

A reminder that School is closed for instruction next Wednesday as it is our Goal Setting Day. If you haven't already booked in for a time slot with your child's Teacher there is still time to do so.

Please got to and use the unique code 2ukeu to book.


Well done to the children who received the LEADER of the week this week.

Community Garden Hui: Nau Mai Haere Mai

As you are aware our school pool has been demolished ready to make way for our amazing community garden. We are having a hui (meeting) on Wednesday 1st July at 5.30pm to begin our plan for this project. We welcome anyone interested in being involved to come along to Room 14 at GVS for a half hour gathering.

For further enquiries, please contact Whaea Helen @ school

Ngā mihi

GVS Cross Country at Yatton Park

Tuesday, June 30th, 9am

Fraser Street

Tauranga, Bay Of Plenty

Greerton Village School Cross Country


Tuesday 30 June (No Postponement)

8.00am If weather not suitable, cancellation will be posted on the Greerton Village School Facebook page.

10.00 Nga Whetu (Rooms 1-7) Fruit/Morning Tea

10.15 Nga Whetu assembled under top sunshade

10.20 Nga Whetu leave GVS

10.25 Papatuanuku / Ranginui early morning tea.

11.00 Papatuanuku Leave School

11:00 Introduction /Briefing / Marshals to go to Nga Whetu course positions (New Entrant race (A ‘rabbit will be used to guide Nga Whetu)

11.00 New Entrant race (A ‘rabbit will be used to guide Nga Whetu)

Races to run in order of year and girl boy. Eg. Yr 1 girls, Yr 1 boys….

11:30 Ranginui Leave School

Nga Whetu can return to school when they are ready.

2.15pm approx. Cross Country completed make their way back to GVS


We are seeing some dangerous pick up and drops off’s of students and illegal parking in the streets around our school. Parking on yellow lines and the berm on the corners of Emmett Street and Greerton Road can result in a $60 fine. There is more parking available on Pooles Road which is just around the corner from the school. Please help keep our tamariki safe.

Exciting news

Greerton Village Bike and Pump Track

A new asphalt bike and pump track is going to be built over the holidays within the school grounds. BOP Asphalt will be constructing the track in conjunction with pump track designers, Paul and Peter (Cambridge Rd BMX track developers). The track will circle the back field and venture up into the native bush area where it will combine with a pump track. The main track will include a small challenge course designed to improve balance and confidence. The purpose of the track is to promote skill development, balance, fitness, road awareness and safety issues.

This Friday, Todd and Pollock will lift a 40ft bike shed (Built by Sea Containers) into place behind the basketball court at about 9.00am.

The track project was made possible with major funding coming from Bikes.Org – a Government funded organisation set up to promote the development of bike tracks in schools and also funding from a private donor. We want to thank BOP Asphalt for managing and constructing the project at a substantially reduced cost, Todd and Pollock for providing a crane free of charge and Kel from the Port for organising this!

We are all looking forward to an exciting ride!!!

Thanks to Page Earthworks

For their on going support to Greerton Village School.

We really appreciate it.


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