Newsletter Week 5 Term 4

Golden Sands School Tuesday 15 November 2022


Tēnā koutou e te whānau

As you can see the carpark at the front of the school is almost complete. Thank you so much for your patience with this. Once this work is complete we will have seven extra car parks for people to use.

Recently we have had a bit of rain and it has been harder for people to find a spot to pull into the Drop off Zone. Unfortunately some whanau have been stopping in the middle of the road to let their children out. This is very dangerous for the children and holds up the traffic behind the car stopping. Please show our kids that we care and model the correct thing. Thank you for your support in keeping our kids safe.

Unpaid accounts

Please check Kindo to see whether you owe money for any events your child has attended. We also appreciate any whanau who can pay the Voluntary Donation. We do not get funding for library books, playgrounds, play equipment. These things are provided through fundraising or parent donations. I know it is very financially difficult for many people at the moment. We really appreciate any amount of this donation that you can afford so that we can continue to provide the environment and opportunities that are best for your children’s learning.


A reminder that it is compulsory for all tamariki to be wearing a hat when outside. Please ensure that your child has their hat with them at all times and that they have put sunscreen on in the morning.


We are currently making the classes for 2023. If you are intending on moving out of the area and/or will not be with us next year, can you please let us know as soon as possible. You can email Kirsty Hudson

Out of Zone Places for 2023

For 2023, we have 20 out of zone places for Year 0 -2. Please contact the office if you are interested. Applications for these places will close on November 20.


This week’s focus is Keeping safe coming to and from school. The key ideas we will be working on are

  • I will cross the road at the designated area

  • I can wear a helmet correctly when scootering or biking to school

  • I can count on myself and others can count on me too before, during and after school

  • I will do my best to always keep myself and others safe

  • I will do the right thing at the right time

Have a great week everyone!

Melanie Taylor

Principal /Tumuaki

Term 4

Tuesday 22 November - Cooper Athletics Day
Wednesday 23 November - Batten/Hillary Athletics Day
Monday 5 December - Whanau Day/Fun Athletics

Thursday 8 December - Year 6 Graduation Assembly 9.15am to 10.15am in the MPS

Thursday 8 December - Year 6 Leavers Dinner 5.30pm
Wednesday 14 December - Last day of 2022 - school finishes at 12.15pm

Term 1

Wednesday 1 February - First day of school for 2023 - Thursday 6 April

Term 2

Monday 24 April - Friday 30 June

Term 3

Monday 17 July - Friday 22 September

Term 4

Monday 9 October - tbc

Sport Notices


Cooper Athletics Day (focus on participation & learning - not competitive)

Tuesday 22nd Nov - Starting at 9am, children will rotate through all athletic events (in year &

Gender groups)

Batten & Hillary Athletics Day (focus on participation & learning - not competitive)

Wednesday 23rd Nov - Starting at 9am, children will rotate through all athletic events (in year &

Gender groups)

Whole School Fun Athletics & Whanau Day

Monday 5th Dec - Starting at 9am, children will rotate through 14 different fun events (in

community whanau groups)

- Children wear whanau colours. A fun day for all the family to come along

and enjoy, and stay for a shared picnic lunch.

Please note: Rotation Timetables will be emailed to parents when finalised.

School Council News/Events

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The latest brochures have been sent to classrooms.

Please place your order by Friday 25th November.

Our preferred way for you to order is through Please do not return your paper order form to school if you choose this ordering option.
If you prefer to order with the paper form, these need to be returned to the school office. Payments for these orders can be made by cash or EFTPOS.

Orders are sent to your child's classroom when they arrive. However, if you wish to purchase as a gift, please select the "gift" option if ordering online or write office in the class if you are completing a form. We will then email you to collect from the school office.

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All school payments, donations, sports registrations and school lunches (ezlunch) can be paid for via Kindo! Create a Kindo account - Click on this link to find out how!

Term 4 School Lunches (ezlunch) Menu below....
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After School Activities

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Community Notices