Newsletter Week 9 Term 2

Shelly Park School - Wednesday 29th of June 2022


Dear Parents and Whānau

This will be the last newsletter of the term. Term 2 has been eventful. It has been great to see school sport and EOTC trips back up and running again. Last week we had students from Howick College come into the school to talk to our students about different areas of science, this was a great experience for our Pod 3 students. Cross country training is also well under way with the school competition taking place next Wednesday, 6th of July.

Unfortunately, Term 2 has also delivered the winter bugs. A few staff and a number of students have been struck down with colds and flus over the past month. All schools have noticed a large increase in illness and we can only hope that after a two week break, we can reset and have a healthier Term 3.

The Co2 monitors, that we installed in all classrooms at the end of last year, have proven their worth. With outside temperatures getting colder we are able to monitor carefully when classrooms need fresh air, and can get this message to the classroom teachers quickly. This not only keeps the air flow moving through the classrooms but we are also noticing more alert students, as the fresh air assists with concentration levels.

The Craft Fair, that took place on Sunday, 19th of June, was a great success. We had a huge turn out and our students were excited to sell their items and check out what others had made. A huge thank you to Willow Van-As and Hayley Gahan for pulling the day together. I know they had other helpers too, so thank you to all that helped.

The University of Auckland is looking for volunteers for a free speech-language therapy for children, if you are concerned about your child's talking.

The SLT Clinic are offering free speech-language therapy for children at their Grafton teacher clinics.

If you are interested, please read the flyer and click the link: referral form. Then fill out the referral form and email back to

Finally, I would like to acknowledge Mrs Rolfe, as she will be stepping down from her position as Assistant Principal at the end of Term 2. She has give such wonderful service to the school, especially in Pod 4 over the last 15 years, and that includes many camp experiences. Mrs Rolfe will still be teaching at Shelly Park, but will be a member of the Pod 4 team instead of leading it.

Taking over from Mrs Rolfe will be Mrs Tomlinson. Mrs Tomlinson brings great experience and knowledge to this role and we are excited to have such a wonderful teacher, and leader, stepping into to this position.

We will enjoy the last week and a half with our students at school. We then look forward to some non contact time where everyone can recharge the batteries and prepare for an exciting Term 3, which kicks off with camp, for our Pod 4 students, and new hall that we can actually use.

Enjoy the Term Break with your children.

Ngā mihi

Ed Roper


PTA News

Newsletter No.15 Wednesday 29th June 2022

Chair: Kieran Lewis Treasurer: Brent Batten

Secretary: Nicola Fletcher-Williams and Danelle Cresswell


Next PTA Meeting date: Monday 4th July 2022 @ 7:30pm


Muflti day on Friday

See flyer below

Fun Fest

The Fun Fest has been postponed until November, date to be confirmed. 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 PTA.

Pizza Lunch

A pizza lunch day will be held on the last day of the term, see flyer below

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!

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 04 July, Tuesday 16 August, Monday 05 September, Tuesday 25 October, Monday 14 November and Monday 05


Shelly Park School ‘Fun Fest’ Mufti

‘ Dress up as your favourite animal’

Our 2022 Shelly Park School ‘Fun Fest’ is on Sunday 13th November. We will be having festival mufti days to support the PTA by

providing a donation, whilst having some fun at the same time.

Our first festival mufti day is on Friday 1st July. The money raised will go towards the fun zone which includes fun activities like

rides, dunk the teacher, outdoor games etc.

Come dressed as your favourite animal. See below for some ideas.

When: Friday 1st July

Wear: Something animals e.g. animal onesies, t-shirts with animals animal print or patterned clothes (Fletcher’s idea)

Who For: All kids and adults at Shelly Park School

Your $2.00 donation can be made through the Kindo app and/or website Kindo is the PTA’s

preferred method of payment for school payments and we encourage you to create an account for your family. An account can

be made by using the link above. By using Kindo this takes away the hassle of having cash for your child/ren. More information will

be provided in the newsletter and on school facebook pages. Please contact the PTA Exec team if you have any questions

Please support our School Festival.

2022 Shelly Park School Leaders and PTA

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Term 2 Events

  • 1 July - Rugby 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