Newsletter Week 5 Term 4

Shelly Park School - Wednesday 16 November 2022


Dear Parents and Whānau

Fun Fest

I am so pleased that the Fun Fest was such a success. About a week out from the day of the event the weather did not look like it was going to come to the party. Thankfully, apart from one shower, we got away with it. Thank you everyone for making the event a memorable one. There is a huge list of people who gave a lot of time to get this thing off the ground, thank you for giving your time. It was also really encouraging to have the community together once again. Covid has robbed us of events like this over the past 3 years, it just shows how important community is. The money raised will be going toward the improvement of the junior playground. I have added some photos of the progress below.

How not to talk to your kids.

This was an article that was shared with me when I was at a conference the other week. It certainly made me think, so I thought I would share it with you.


Thank you from the PTA

It’s been a couple of days since the magic that was Fun Fest. Now we’ve had a chance to catch our breath (and hopefully a couple of extra hours sleep!) on behalf of the PTA I wanted to extend a sincere thanks to the entire Shelly Park whānau for your contributions over the last 12+ months.

Whether it was contributing coins & goods via what felt like weekly mufti days, turning up for your volunteering slot on Sunday, donating goods for the market, allowing your kids the freedom to spend all their money on rides and lollies…. I could go on…. the Fun Fest would not have been a success without your support.

A particular thanks to our generous sponsors and the amazing team of zone coordinators, led by Jayne Noyce, who all put in many hours of work in prep and on the day to ensure such a well-run event which made over $25k!

Redevelopment of the junior playground is well underway and, thanks to the success of the Fun Fest, the PTA will be able to help fund the completion of this project.

ka mau te wehi!

Mufti Day for Sifat Mohammed

Our mufti day for our World Vision child who lives in Mirpur, Bangladesh is being held on Friday 18th November. We need to raise $400 to sponsor for a year. Children can come to school in normal clothes in return for a gold coin donation.

Ngā mihi

Ed Roper

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Term 4 Events

  • 21 and 24 November - HPPA Cricket - All Day
  • 23 November - HPPA Athletics
  • 28 November - PTA Meeting - 7.30pm
  • 29 November - BOT Meeting - 7:00pm
  • 6 December - Pod 1&2 Prize Givings - 9:30am
  • 6 December - Pod 3 Prize Giving - 11:00am
  • 8 December - Pod 4 Graduation - 1:30pm
  • 12 December - PTA Meeting - 7.30pm
  • 13 December - Year 6 Pool Party
  • 13 December - Learner Updates go home
  • 14 December - School finishes at 12pm