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February 8 Newsletter 2015

Message from the Principal

Welcome back

I trust that you have all had an amazing holiday. Apart from the odd stormy patch, we have been blessed with the most sensational weather yet again. It's been tough for us - as I am sure it has been for the children, replacing the jandals and board shorts with the more formal school attire.

I want to not only welcome back our existing families but also to our families new to Remuera Primary School. Thank you for assisting us in making such a successful start to the year. The children are so bright and happy, it's been a joy to start school with such positive attitudes.

The staff has worked hard to create attractive learning environments and has prepared an exciting start to the year for every child. I have no doubt too, that everyone is in for a fantastic year.

As life returns to normal and the routines of school life settle, please remember that we see your child's successful educational journey being enhanced by the maintenance of a positive relationship between home and school. We work hard to keep our community well informed, but there are times when we don't get it quite right. If you find that you are hitting a slight "speed bump" on your child's journey, please come and see us.

Our annual "Meet the Teacher" presentation is scheduled for Thursday February 22, and will once again take place during the morning, starting in your child's classroom at 8:45am.

This year - due to the building project and our Hall being out of action, there will be no formal presentation from me.  Instead, teachers will present a brief 20 minute overview covering items such as: class expectations, curriculum highlights, homework and special events for this year.  We anticipate all presentations being completed by 9:05am.

Please mark your calendars and we look forward to welcoming you.


Second Hand Uniform Sale

Second Hand Uniform Sale Thursday 15th February at 2.30pm

We will be holding a second hand uniform sale on Thursday 15th February at 2.30pm  in the Office Foyer.

Please note there is currently a large amount of lost property - if your child is missing clothes please take the time to check the lost property foyer located next to Room 12 or ask you child to check for any of their missing items.  Any items not claimed will be donated to charity.

Donations of second hand uniform that your children have grown out of are greatly appreciated by the PTA.  These can be dropped to the school office and we can include them in future sales.

Please also ensure you label ALL your children's uniform items - this makes it easy to return it to your child should it get sent to lost property.

Second Hand Uniform Sale


Steve Hood & Barfoot & Thompson Family Fun Night 2018

Steve Hood & Barfoot & Thompson Family Fun Night 2018

Date: Thursday 15th March
Time: 4-7pm
(rain date will be the following Thursday) 

Ride bands can be purchased on Kindo for $10 per child and will be available from next week. Fundraising from the RPS Family Fun Night will go towards new sunshades for the school! 

We need 2 volunteers from each class to help with food & drink stalls and ride supervision. Please contact Jo@yojo.co.nz or dandrhoon@gmail.com

Thank you for your support, we look forward to a great afternoon with friends and RPS community! Jo and Rochelle


Ice Block Fridays are back!

Iceblocks!! Iceblocks!! $2 for an Iceblock!! As part of their fundraising the PTA are back selling Lemonade Popsicle Iceblocks on Fridays for Term One.  Iceblocks are $2 each which your child can bring to school.  Lovely for a hot summer's day! So tell the kids to bring their pocket money and look out for the Green Iceblock Wheelbarrows at Break Two. We need four parent volunteers each Friday for this so please contact Nicola Davies niccidavies@gmail.com if you are available to volunteer for one Friday of this term. Please note that iceblocks will not be sold on sausage sizzle days.


Save the date - 14/15 April - RPS weekend away at Hahei - Back by popular demand!

Save the date - 14/15 April - RPS weekend away at Hahei - Back by popular demand!

Due to last year's success, The Hahei Holiday Resort have offered RPS the same deal again this year where they will donate 50% of the revenue to our PTA from any RPS families staying there for the first weekend of the April school holidays (14 & 15 April).  

Booking details coming out soon. In the meantime get a group of interested school buddies together so you can book early to get the accommodation you want! (See www. haheiholidays.co.nz for accommodation options)




Welcome to Netball 2018.

Remuera Primary School plays netball at Auckland Netball Centre,

7 Allison Ferguson Drive, Stonefields, Auckland

  • Years 1 - 6 play on a Thursday night, times vary each week
  • Season dates - 10th May - 23rd August (no play 12th, 19th, 23rd July)
  • PLEASE NOTE - Auckland Netball has changed Year 6 format, see below
  • Remuera netball is using a new address - netballrps@gmail.com

Junior Netball - Years 1 and 2

  • This level introduces netball to 5 and 6 year olds.
  • The aim is develop some ball and movement skills
  • Player numbers - 4 vs 4 on 1/3 netball court
  • Played on the indoor courts with goalposts at 2.1m
  • Game times: THURSDAY 4.00 pm / 4.45pm
  • 19 mins skill sessions followed by a game - 2 x 10 min halves
  • No scores are recorded

Junior Netball - Years 3 and 4

  • This level introduces netball to 7 to 8 year olds.
  • The aim is continue developing skills while playing on a reduced court
  • Player numbers - 5 vs 5 on 2/3 netball court
  • Player positions - 2 attacks, 2 defenders, 1 center
  • Played outside with goalposts at 2.6m
  • Game times: THURSDAY 4.00 pm / 4.55 pm / 5.50 pm
  • 14 mins skills session followed by a game - 4 by 8 min quarters
  • No scores are recorded

Junior Netball - Years 5 and 6

  • This level is continuing development and fundamental netball skills
  • The aim is continue developing skills and rotating player positions
  • Player numbers - 6 vs 6 on a full netball court
  • Player positions - 2 attacks, 2 defenders, 2 centers
  • Played outside with goalposts at 2.6m
  • Game times: THURSDAY 4.00 pm / 4.55 pm / 5.50 pm / 6.45 pm
  • 15 min warm up followed by a game - 4 by 8 min quarters
  • Scores are recorded, no results table

If you wish to register your child into netball please send ALL the following below information to - netballrps@gmail.com

Child's Name

Date of Birth

Room Number & Year Group

Parent/Caregiver Name

Home Address

Phone Number

Email Address

Registration Fee Paid Y/N (include amount paid)


I am able to be a Team Manager Y/N

I am able to be a Team Coach Y/N

Registrations close - FRIDAY 16TH MARCH, or when teams are full.

Registration Fees

Years 1 - 4 - $120.00

Years 5 - 6  - $150.00

Please forward payment with your registration into the RPS Sport Account -

Account Number 12-3030-0619887-00

Use your child's name and room no as a reference.


Dates To Note

  • Trials - Monday 19th - Friday 23rd March, please watch emails to see what day your child is to attend.
  • Year 5 & 6 extra coaching - Sunday 6th May and Sunday 20th May, 1pm - 3pm (further information will follow.)
  • Netball photos will be on THURSDAY 14TH JUNE


Coaches / Managers

Remuera Primary School Netball operates on a volunteer basis, we welcome any offers of help from parents, friends, siblings or relatives.  This could be in the form of coaching your child's team OR volunteering as team manager.

No experience necessary as full support/training provided.

Please indicate your interest when registering your child.

Without enough volunteers some teams may not be able to be entered.

Any queries please email Caroline Allen on netballrps@gmail.com




Registrations are now open for the 2018 season at Ellerslie AFC.  This is a great opportunity for kids to play a sport with their friends.  With the school's permission teams can train at school either in the morning before school or straight after school. Check out our registration information for more details or contact registrations@ellersliefootball.org.nz.


Incredible Years Programme

The Incredible Years parenting programme acknowledges that parenting is one of the most important jobs adults can do. The programme aims to encourage positive family relationships.

We provide:

  • Practical step-by-step suggestions for parents of 3 to 8 year olds, to help handle everyday family situations.
  • An encouraging and supportive learning environment.
  • Strategies to help parents manage challenging behaviors.

What is covered in the Programme?

  • Connecting with your child through play.
  • Using praise to build your child's self-esteem.
  • Using praise and small rewards to motivate your child.
  • Setting limits.
  • Helping your child to develop life-long skills through positive discipline.

Involvement in an Incredible Years Group means you will…

  • Learn strategies to manage   problem behaviours.
  • Develop strategies to build positive relationships with your children.
  • Participate in group discussions.
    • Attend 14 sessions
    • Meet once a week for 2 hours

You are welcome to bring a partner, close friend or relative with you.

For further information Contact Sue Cameron via Email:suec@rtlbcluster8.ac.nz

Programme details:

Venue: St Chads Community Centre, 38 St Johns Road, Meadowbank

Dates: March: 9th, 16th and 23rd. April 6th and 13th. May 4th, 11th, and 18th, 25th. June 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th.

Times: 9.30 a.m- 11.30 a.m Free Crèche available.


Remuera Skate School

Remuera Skate School


Playball at RPS

Playball at RPS


AT HOP cards for Bus, Trains and Ferries

AT HOP is a reusable prepay smart card for travel on trains, ferries and buses around Auckland.  Parents can save $40* a month by loading the correct concession on their child's AT HOP card. To apply, parents need to buy and register an AT HOP card for their child. For more information please visit https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/at-hop-card/card-concessions-discount-fares/child-student-discount/

Hop Card 2018


Art Classes at Remuera Primary School

Art Classes at Remuera Primary School

Art Classes take place at RPS in the Multipurpose Room on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3.15pm to 5.15pm.