Pinehill School News

26 May 2021 - Week 4, Term 2


Kia ora tatou,

Congratulations to all of our students in Year 0 to Year 6 who ran in our Pinehill School annual cross country event on Monday. The weather held out and the field/grounds provided an excellent course with lots of viewing opportunities for the many family members who came to support the runners. All classes have been training very hard this term as part of their fitness programme and we are very proud of the effort put in by all of the children. Well done everyone. Please see the results below.

Last Friday along with many schools and businesses throughout New Zealand, Pinehill School celebrated Pink Shirt Day. Our school was transformed into a sea of māwhero/pink as we stood together to spread aroha and kindness, celebrate diversity and promote positive social relationships. We raised $532.80 to send in and further support this organisation.

Although there had been teaching and learning sessions in classrooms leading up to last Friday, Pink Shirt Day, is for all New Zealanders to Speak up and stand together to stop bullying.

What does speak up, stand together, stop bullying mean?

Speak up

Giving voice to a problem is the first step towards addressing it. Having conversations with your friends, family, whānau, children, parents, teachers, students and wider communities is a great way to come up with ideas and strategies to address bullying. Speaking up is also about asking for help when you need it. This can be scary, and sometimes the first person you ask can’t or won’t do anything to help you. Keep asking. Pink Shirt Day shows there are many people who care about supporting you.

Stand together

Bullying behaviour is influenced by the actions and values of friends, families and whānau, schools, workplaces and whole communities. Real change happens when we stand together, sending a strong message that there is no place for bullying in New Zealand. Bullying often makes people feel alone, but Pink Shirt Day shows that many people care. Many people want to play their part in making New Zealand a safe, welcoming and respectful place for everyone, regardless of age, gender, ability, or cultural background.

Stop bullying

On Pink Shirt Day, Pinehill School had a pink mufti day so we could make a point of looking out on the sea of pink and know that together we can stop bullying.

Our school values of respect, integrity, resilience, excellence, and responsibility show that we do not accept any form of bullying.

Through our Resilience project teaching in all classrooms which focuses on Gratitude, Empathy and Mindfulness as well as our Pinehill Way values, we can Stand up, Speak up and Stop bullying.

If you would like to further the conversation at home, has lots of activities and discussion points, as well as further information about Pink Shirt Day.

Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari he toa takitini

Success is not the work of one but the work of many.

Ngā mihi nui,

Carla Veldman, Principal

Cross Country

Year 1 & 2 Cross County

Congratulations to all of the Year 0, 1 and 2 children who ran in the junior cross country on Monday morning. The weather held out and the field provided an excellent flat course with lots of viewing opportunities for the many family members who came to support the runners. All classes have been training very hard this term as part of their fitness programme and we are very proud of the effort put in by all of the children. Well done everyone.

Results below.

Year 3 - 6 Cross County

Well done to all of our Y3-6 runners for taking part in our cross country races on Monday. There were some outstanding performances. The Pinehill Way shone through all our runners today, including resilience and excellence. Thank you to all the parents who came out to support our runners. Our top eight athletes in the Y4-6 groups, plus some extras, will be continuing to train for the Cluster event to be held early next term.

Results below.

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New Students

Pinehill School would like to welcome the following new students:

Henry Wang, Mia Wang, Victoria Wang, Shirley Yang, Jack Young



This week we have been clearly reminded that winter has arrived. If your child has any signs of illness please keep them home until they are well. We have entered the time of year when bugs are thriving and sickness spreads through the school very quickly. Many thanks for your support.

If keeping your child off school please contact the school office before 9am to inform us that your child will be away (this helps us to ensure your child’s safety).

Class Awards

  • Room 1: Alan Askhatov
  • Room 2: Yan Yan Li
  • Room 3: Luke Howard
  • Room 4: Marcus Yang
  • Room 5: Amy Kim
  • Room 6: Rishi Kurra
  • Room 7: Jessica Tian
  • Room 8: Dan Kim
  • Room 9: Mitsuki Kawano
  • Room 10: Tiffany Su
  • Room 11: Marcus Wu
  • Room 13: Selina Li
  • Room 14: Cody Jiang
  • Room 15: Kasey Ying
  • Room 16: Jae Bruce
  • Room 17: Ping Ping Gao
  • Room 18: Robert Clarke
  • Room 19: Jeremy Qu
  • Room 20: Zoya Qiu
Winning House: Waiheke
Walker of the week: Zoe Zhou

Upcoming Events

Friday 28 May

  • Snack Food Friday
Monday 31 May
  • Pippa Biggs - includemenz
Friday 4 June
  • Teacher only day - SCHOOL CLOSED
Monday 7 June
  • Queens Birthday - SCHOOL CLOSED
Tuesday 8 June
  • Cross Country Super Cluster -Thursday 10 June savaday
Wednesday 9 June
  • Year 5/6 Zoo Trip
Friday 11 June
  • Fun Food Friday

Board News

Board of Trustees Policies

All school policies are available through School Docs - click here

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Sports News

Northern Mystics Netball is returning to the Trusts Arena for 2 homes games in a row - Sunday 30th May vs Steel and Sunday 6th June vs Stars.
We have been given a discount code for Adult GA tickets, making them only $20each. If you would like to attend please click the links below and use promo code MYSTSCHOOL21 :

Player of the Day


Penguins: Adam Sng


Pirates: Oscar Yang (14/05) Jonathan Qiao (21/05)

Heat : Jojo Zhou


Ferns: Hayley Yu

Ponies: Sara Jeon

Dragons: Isla Haycock

Diamonds: Emily Ke


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Pinehill Penguins

Morning: Mon-Fri

Leaves from 1 Kilear Cl at 8:10 am. Another pickup point at 8.30 am from 2 Ballymore Dr

Afternoon: Thurs and Friday

Meeting outside Room 5. Leaves school at 3.10 pm (arrives at 2 Ballymore Dr)

Contact: Calla Cheng -



Contact: Lamia Bouaifel -

Spencer Rd

Morning ONLY Mon - Thursday

Leaves from 12 Spencer Rd at 8:30 am

Contact: Kelly Liang -

Friends of Pinehill School (FOPS) News - PTA

Snack Food Friday is on this Friday 28th May

We will be selling Juicies, Cookies & Chips in the hall foyer at lunch time between 12.40pm and 1pm. From the health point of view, we suggest 1-2 snacks and a $5 note is enough for your child. There will be NO sales of these items until 12.40pm when lunch eating time ends!!

Black and White Disco Thursday 3rd June

It’s DISCO time! The children are getting super excited and are already working on their dance moves. This year the theme is BLACK & WHITE. Our DJ will have the kids entertained with the latest songs, we can’t wait to see you!

Tickets are $5 each or $10 for ticket & goodies combo (1 soft drink and 2 glow sticks plus photo booth). CASH ONLY

They are sold at the school hall foyer at the following times:

  • Monday 31 May - 8.15 - 9.00am & 2.45 - 3.15pm
  • Tuesday 1 Jun - 8.15 - 9.00am & 2.45 - 3.15pm
  • Wednesday 2 Jun - 8.15 - 9.00am & 2.45 - 3.15pm
  • Thursday 3 Jun - 8.15 - 9.00am & Door sale at the disco

**Please note, the disco is strictly for current Pinehill students only due to limited capacity. Parents (except registered helpers), siblings, friends, and ex Pinehill students will unfortunately not be allowed in. We thank you for your interest and apologies for any disappointment caused.


Can you help at the school disco on Thursday 3rd June? We are looking for helpers on the disco night for both the Junior & Senior Disco.

  • 5.00 - 6.15pm for the Junior Disco
  • 6.30 - 7.45pm for the Senior Disco

Help is needed with

  • Ticket sales Monday - Wed and on the day
  • Glow sticks and glow items sales
  • Food and drink sales and queues
  • Face painting
  • Hair braiding
  • Setting up
  • Helping out around the disco
  • Clean up after each session

If you think you can assist, please email, stating which session you'd like to help and whether you can help with setting up or tidying up. We appreciate your help greatly!

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