Newsletter Week 1 Term 2

Shelly Park School - Wednesday 4th of May 2022


Dear Parents and Whānau

I trust that you all had a good term break with your children. It has been really encouraging to see that, apart from a few illnesses and a couple of students isolating, nearly all students are back at school for the start of Term 2.

I would like to give you a quick update on the school hall. The builders continued their work over the Term 1 break, and have made some great progress. The new roof has been installed, new cladding is up, joinery is in place and the new toilets and bathrooms have almost been completed. The planned hand over day is June 17. However, I have my fingers crossed that we may be able to get in there a little earlier than that.

We are also in the process of applying for funding grants so we can design and build a new junior playground. The plan is to replace the current wooden playground once we know how much funding we will have to play with. The PTA are also on board with this plan and will be helping to turn this into reality.

At the end of Term 1 we practiced a Fire Drill. We do this each term to ensure that all students and teachers are prepared if an emergency were to happen. This term, we will be practicing our Lockdown Drill. More information on this will come out later in the term.

We still have a number of pool keys outstanding. If you still have one of these at home please drop this into the school office and you will receive your $10 refund.

Finally, The Pod 1 teachers and students would like to extend a huge thank you to Kelly Miller, and Claudius Ah-loe of Intercede Corporate Services. Claudius donated all the ingredients for Easter cupcakes and Kelly very kindly came in and decorated them with all the Pod 1 children. It was a lovely Easter and end-of-term treat and we really appreciate it.

Ngā Mihi

Ed Roper

Term 3 Out of Zone Enrolments.

Enrolment at Shelly Park School is governed by an enrolment scheme, details of which are available from the school office and on the website

Applications for out-of-zone places are now being invited for those Year 0/1 and Year 2 students who will become eligible for enrolment in Term 3, during the period of 25th July to 30th of September 2022. This applies to new entrants, Year 1 and Year 2 enrolments only.

The deadline for receipt of applications for out-of-zone places is Wednesday 1st of June 2022.

If a ballot for out-of-zone places is required, it will be held on Monday 6th of June 2022. Parents will be informed of the outcome of the ballot within three school days of the ballot being held.

Any questions or enquiries please contact the office at or phone 09 535 8784.

If you live in the home zone and have not yet signalled your intention to enrol your child later this year, please contact the school immediately to assist us so we can plan appropriately.


PTA News

Newsletter No.8 Wednesday 4 May 2022

Chair: Kieran Lewis Treasurer: Brent Batten

Secretary: Nicola Fletcher-Williams and Danelle Cresswell


Next PTA Meeting date: Monday 9 May 2022 @ 7:30pm,


PTA meeting next week

Notice of agenda:

- Approval of April minutes

- Board of Trustees report

- Principal’s report

- Treasurer’s report

- Fundraiser and events

- Other business

Yellow Pages

We have our annual Yellow Pages delivery fast approaching. . These deliveries raise a huge amount for the school and the more hands (and feet!) that can help out with a run the better. If you can help please register at


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!

Craft Market

A school craft market is being planned for later in the term, more details to come. Any crafty children who would like to make items to sell at the market are invited to start thinking about what they might like to make.

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 09 May, Tuesday 07 June, Monday 04 July, Tuesday 16 August, Monday 05 September, Tuesday 25 October,

Monday 14 November and Monday 05 December.

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  • 9 May - PTA Meeting 7:30pm in the school staffroom
  • 17 May - BOT Meeting 7pm in the school staffroom
  • 26 May - Junior School Zoo Trip
  • 31 May - Netball Field Days
  • 1 June - Perform Show - Pods 1,2,3
  • 3 June - Teacher Only Day - school is closed today
  • 6 June - Queens Birthday - school is closed today
  • 7 June - PTA Meeting - 7:30pm in the school staffroom
  • 14 June - Soccer Field Days
  • 16 June - Soccer Field Days
  • 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