Newsletter Week 7 Term 4

Brooklyn School Monday 28th November 2022


Kia Ora Brooklyn Families,

Week 7 has arrived and it’s all go here at Brilliant Brooklyn School.

The students are preparing for a range of exciting activities as the term nears its conclusion. Production practices are in full swing with lines to be remembered, costumes to be designed and props to be created.

We also look ahead to the upcoming Kai Festival and Christmas Parade on Friday night. Brooklyn students will feature in both of these events and we encourage our families to get along and support our talented young stars. Details are below.

We are delighted to have so many of our families purchase a pool key for use over the summer months. These are available from our school office and we would like to encourage our Brooklyn community to utilise this fantastic resource. Class swimming has now started and as this is part of our P.E. Curriculum, we need all students taking part in these sessions. Please support us by ensuring that your child is bringing their swimming gear to school every day.

You will have noticed that our caretaker John has installed the first of our new basketball backboards. These are proving to be extremely popular and on behalf of the students I would like to extend a huge thanks to our awesome FOTS team for the funds to purchase these.

So, lots to do and it’s no surprise that our collective goal for the remaining weeks is focussed upon being able to ADAPT as we navigate the busy days ahead.

Enjoy your week everyone.



Pool Cards

Pool Cards are now available for our school community only. $65.00 with $5.00 refund with the return of the card. Cash or bank transfer only please (make sure the bank reference is Pool Card).

Pool cards will be opening up to the wider public next week, so please make sure you get in. We don't want you missing out!

School Photos

Over the weekend, you should have been emailed your code to order the school photos online. Give Luisa a call in the office if you need your code.

Christmas Parade

This Friday 2nd December. Please meet on Pah Street float line at about 6pm. This gives the children involved in Kapa Haka at the Kai Fest foodies plenty of time to find us. We are float number 13 out of 38.

We are walking behind a classic car (Thanks to Emily's Dad) towing a trailer with our environmental Christmas trees on it. Under the trees will be gifts that we will donate to local charities. Please bring something along if you can.

Please wear your Brooklyn School T Shirt (or plain black T shirt) with black bottoms, shorts, tights, skirt etc

On you head, please have something Christmassy, tinsel, Christmas hat, sparkly headband, reindeer antlers etc

Please collect your child/children as soon as you can from Woodlands Ave or Wakawera Street (probably best just to follow the float along), being 13th, this gives the children time to watch the rest of the parade.

Kai Fest Foodies - Kapa Haka Performance

Our tamariki have been practising hard for our performance this Friday!

We would like all students to meet in the Motueka Library at 4.45pm - the roopu will return back to the library following the performance so you can collect your child from there.

Please wear:

  • Brooklyn School t-shirt (see Luisa in the office if you need to purchase one)

  • Boys - black shorts

  • Girls - black shorts/skirt/tights, hair up please

  • Bare feet - no shoes needed

If you have any further questions, please feel free to get in touch for a kōrero. Ka kite a Rāmere - see you Friday!

Teacher only day - reminder

Teacher only day is on Monday 5th December. School will not be open.

Thank you

Huge THANKS to N S Rogers Challenge Riwaka for donating us $200.00 to use towards library books. Maria and Tracy went on a wee shopping spree and brought some great titles.

Brooklyn School - End of Year Disco

Friday 9th December in the school hall!

Come along dressed up as something starting with "B" , Bob the Builder, Banana, Buzz Lightyear, Batman, Batgirl, Bride, Butterfly, Bo Peep, Bear, Bumble Bee, Bunny, Bluey, Ball, Basketballer, Baby, Bat, Bart Simpson, Ben 10, Bird, Bee keeper, book, Bad Jelly the Witch, lots of ideas - get your thinking caps on!

Prizes for Best Costume, Best Dancer, Spot prizes given out. Sweets and refreshments available to purchase.

DJ Amanda is going to play some awesome tunes....

Juniors 5pm - 6.30pm (Rm 3, 4 & Rm 1), Seniors 7pm - 9pm (Rm 4 & 6).

Mum's, Dad's & caregivers - there will be a BBQ dinner and refreshments to purchase if you wish to stay around. It's a great opportunity to meet other parents from your children's class.


These little critters are amongst us - please check your child if you see them itching and treat the whole family appropriately, a second treatment is recommended 9-10 days later. (Your Doctors can prescribe it for free)

Monday Saveloys $2.00

Monday lunchtime you can order a Saveloy in Bread. Please have your order to the office by the end on Morning Tea break.

Friday Pies & Savouries

Friday is Pieday! $4.00 for a Mince Pie or $1.50 for a Mince Savoury. Please have your orders in by the end of the day Thursday so we know how many to order.
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