Newsletter Week 3 Term 3

Shelly Park School - Wednesday 10th of August 2022


Dear Parents and Whānau

Last week our senior students finally got to head away to camp. After postponing camp at the start of the year due to Covid, our summer camp turned into a winter one. Camp is a great chance for students to push themselves, try new activities and make closer relationships with their classmates and teachers. Some of the activities that the students took part in were crate stacking, outdoor cooking, flying fox, BMX, paintball, archery, target shooting, bush walking, geocaching and rock climbing. During the nights we had gym games, Minute to Win It and on the last night a very successful and funny talent show.

We strongly encourage all our Year 5 and 6 students to participate in all activities at camp. These new experiences help to build confidence and allow students to shine in a different environment.

Thankfully we had no Covid cases, and our students remained healthy, without any of the winter bugs ruining the camp. I would like to say a huge thank you to all the parents that joined us on camp. Without parent help we just wouldn't be able to run a successful camp. Thank you for giving up your valuable time, you all had such a positive impact on all the students. Thank you also to the teachers and particularly Kate Allen for her amazing energy and organisation of camp. Only 7 months until Camp 2023!

Parking and traffic outside of school has become a bit of an issue again. Can I please ask all parents to not park on yellow lines, even if you are just stopping to quickly pick up your child. Please make sure you are not parking over our neighbours’ driveways, as I do receive complaints and be aware of the Clearway signs on Sunnyview Ave and John Gill Rd. Finally, please do not do U turns in the middle of the street by pulling into driveways. We have so many students entering and exiting the school during peak times, I would hate to see one of them get injured.

The closing date of the Scholastic Book Club is Monday 15th of August.

Lastly, a huge thank you to all families for encouraging your children with learning their Brainathon work and helping them gain sponsorship for this event. We aim to have a prize draw in our first whole school assembly, in our newly refurbished hall, on Friday, 26th of August.

Ngā mihi

Ed Roper


PTA News

Newsletter No.19 Wednesday 10th August 2022

Chair: Kieran Lewis Treasurer: Brent Batten

Secretary: Nicola Fletcher-Williams and Danelle Cresswell


Next PTA Meeting date: Tuesday 16th August 2022 @ 7:30pm


Fun Fest Volunteers

We are in need of more volunteers to help coordinate the fun zones, if you are able to help please get in touch with the



A reminder that Brainathon money can be paid via Kindo or by cash to the school office.

Yummy Stickers

The Yummy Apple Sticker Promotion has come to an end, Please return all completed collection sheets to your

classroom teacher.

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

Tuesday 16 August, Monday 05 September, Tuesday 25 October, Monday 14 November and Monday 05 December.

Shelly Park School ‘Fun Fest’ Mufti

Wear your favourite colour

Our 2022 Shelly Park School ‘Fun Fest’ is on Sunday 13th November. The aim of our Fun Fest mufti days is to support the PTA by providing a donation and

having some fun at the same time.

Our next festival mufti is on Friday 19th August. The items collected will go towards prizes & giveaways at the Fun Fest.

Have some fun and come dressed in your favourite colour!

When: Friday 19th August

Wear: Come dressed in your favourite colour (Cooper’s idea)

Who For: All students and staff at Shelly Park School

For this mufti we ask for a gold coin donation, either cash or via Kindo

Please contact the PTA Exec team if you have any questions

2022 Shelly Park School Leaders and PTA

Term 3 Events

  • 11 Aug - Pod 3 Kelly Tarltons Trip
  • 16 Aug - HPPA Cross Country
  • 16 Aug - PTA Meeting 7:30pm in the school staffroom
  • 16 Aug - Pod 3 Ballet in a box trip
  • 17 Aug - Pod 4 Speech Competition
  • 18 Aug - Pod 3 Kelly Tarltons Trip
  • 23 Aug - BOT meeting 7pm-9pm in the staffroom
  • 26 Aug - Daffodil Day
  • 5 Sep - PTA Meeting 7:30pm in the staffroom
  • 14 Sep - New Parents meeting 11am for cohorts 7&8
  • 16 Sep - Fun Fest Mufti Day
  • 20 Sep - BOT Meeting 7pm - 9pm in the staffroom
  • 21 Sep - Photolife Team Photos
  • 27 Sep - Teacher Only Day
  • 28 Sep - Three Way Conferences 1pm - 8:30pm
  • 29 Sep - Three Way Conferences - 3:30pm - 6pm
  • 30 Sep - Term 3 Ends