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March 8 Newsletter 2018

School Phones

We are currently experiencing issues with our phone system as one of the lines coming into our PABX has broken.  This has reduced the number of available lines coming into our school and parents are experiencing an engaged signal when trying to contact us.  Should you experience this and you need to get in touch with us urgently can you please email the office to office@rps.school.nz or kimr@rps.school.nz




School Online Shop is open for Sausage Sizzle and Mufti donation payments.

You can order sausages and mufti from today until 8:45am Friday 23rd March via the RPS website.

We are aware there have been intermittent issues with account2account payments, this has mainly affected ASB customers or customers using Chrome. Kindo's payment provider is investigating this. Kindo have launched payment through POLi which will hopefully be a more stable option and is also instant and without charge.

You can also add funds to your myKindo account using debit/credit card (AMEX now accepted) or directly through internet banking - all payment details are on the "top up account" page in myKindo.co.nz.

If you require any help with setup or payment options please contact the Kindo team at The Growth Collective via email helpdesk@thegrowthcollective.co.nz or phone 09 475 5287 (Mon-Fri, 8am-4pm).

Please contact the sausage sizzle team at RPSsizzlesisters@gmail.com if you can assist in any way or have any queries regarding the sausage sizzle days.


Message from the PTA Chair Kellie Bright

PTA Update

We had a great first meeting, working through a number of items, including the schedule for the year.

There are a few requests for help as follows. If you can help in any way, please contact us:

  • Family Fun Night - 15th March - We have a few minor jobs which we need help with, including putting up tables and gazebos. Please contact Jo jo@yojo.co.nz
  • Sausage Sizzlers - Please let us know if you are interested in helping out with the sausage sizzles (2x a term). Please contact Marie marie.henry.nz@outlook.com
  • Quiz Night - The current thinking is that we will try and have another Quiz Night this year (mid year).  Please let us know if you can help out, big or small.  Please contact Kellie kellie.bright@shieffangland.co.nz
  • Jesters Pies - We would like to offer Jester Pies a couple of times a term.  We need one or two people to help ensure that the pies make their way to classrooms (one hour of your time). Please contact Kellie kellie.bright@shieffangland.co.nz
  • Officers - We still need people (ideally from the Junior school to ensure succession) to take over Secretary and Chair roles. Please contact Kellie kellie.bright@shieffangland.co.nz

Looking forward to your support with Family Fun Night next Thursday.

Also, make sure you sign up for Haihei Camping Weekend. It was lots and lots of fun last year.

Next meeting is at 7pm on 5 April in the RPS Staffroom.  Everyone is welcome.






This is a night for the whole family including rides for the children, food stalls - sausage sizzle, sushi, dumplings, iceblocks, and more!
Rides cost $10 and a ride band can be purchased through Kindo via the RPS website. Ride bands will be delivered to your childs classroom on the day of the Event. Siblings under 5 are free.
Please bring coins for the food stalls.

Thank you for your support, we look forward to a fun afternoon with the RPS school community!!

2018 family fun night


Year 4 Seminar Day – Yeast & the Science of Bread-making

On Wednesday 21st February a small group of our Year 4 students took part in a GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) Seminar Day which involved learning about yeast and bread-making. The students were interested to learn that yeast is a member of the fungus family  - just like the mushrooms they eat for dinner. There was a hands-on science experiment in pairs to see who could activate their yeast successfully. Different quantities of warm water, sugar and yeast were placed in a flask and a balloon was put over the top. The students loved seeing their balloons expand as yeast cells multiplied and carbon dioxide was released. They also looked at a clip of yeast cells budding under a powerful microscope. In the second half of the day the children got to work making & kneading dough, then baking bread. A definite highlight was tearing off and eating a chunk of their bread with a little butter at the end of the day.  Well done to the involved students for their teamwork and enthusiasm for Science learning.

Mark Hassall

GATE Coordinator


School donations 2018

School donations 2018

Thank you to all who have made payment towards the 2018 donation. Receipts for donations are being emailed to you, please note that the sender email address may show in your Inbox as Remuera_School@etap.co.nz

For those who are still to make a contribution you are able to pay in full or by instalments via Kindo, internet banking (account 12 3030 0467377 00)  or at the school office.

The payment of the donation to general funds can be claimed as a tax credit from Inland Revenue.


Chaos at the School Gate


We have once again received a number of complaints from concerned parents and neighbours regarding the actions of some parents when picking up and dropping off students from Dromorne Road, Armadale Road, and Platina Street.  We would like to remind parents that standard road rules apply and you should not be parking or stopping on yellow lines, over driveways, in the bus stop, double parking and coming up onto the footpaths.  Be aware that there is heavy foot traffic of small children crossing and walking in these areas during these times.

In particular in recent times we have had parents park across driveways restricting the homeowners from legally entering or exiting their own properties.  The Road Code defines Driveway parking as follows:  Drivers must not stop, stand or park their vehicles so that they obstruct driveways. Obstruction is defined as a vehicle being parked within 1m of the side of the driveway (Road User Rule, clause 6.9).

As a school we value the relationship we have with our neighbours and rely on them to keep an eye on our school during evenings, weekends and school holidays. Please help us show our appreciation by parking legally and respecting the spaces around their driveways.

Remuera Primary School is part of Auckland Transport's 'Chaos at the School Gate' and, as part of this programme, Parking Wardens will from time to time patrol the surrounding streets to observe non-compliant behaviours and issue tickets to those that are illegally parked. We receive no notification of when the wardens will be patrolling outside of our school as they are randomly assigned to all schools who are part of the programme. If you park illegally then you can expected to receive a ticket.

In the last 3 weeks our Office Staff have fielded complaints from parents who superivse our Road Patrol Crossings of illegal parking, restricting the visibility of our Road Patrollers which makes it dangerous for all concerned.  They have also received complaints from neighbours on Dromorne Road whose driveways were blocked by parents parking across them. We have a duty of care as a community to model safe and legal behaviour for our students and we ask that you all help us do this by observing the road rules around our school.


Hahei Holiday Resort RPS weekend away

Hahei Holiday Resort RPS weekend away

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.

Bookings are now open - All you need to do is call the office on 07 866 3889 and say you want to book with the RPS group on the 13/14 April. Once you have booked please email niccimagnusson@gmail.com so we can let you know of any planned activities.

See http://www.haheiholidays.co.nz/accommodation/ for the range of available accommodations ranging from Beach Front Villas to cabins and tent sites.


Remuera Chinese Lantern Festival Friday February 23rd

Remuera Chinese Lantern Festival Friday February 23rd

Flower dance

Congratulations to Mischa Tan and Amy Guo from Year 6 who performed the dance of the Jasmine Flowers in front of a large crowd at the Remuera Chinese Lantern Festival. Their dance was graceful and their arm movements delicate like the flowers themselves.

Fan dance (2)

Prachi Chandra, Zoya Beig and Abella Gilchrist, from Room 27 wowed the crowds of onlookers with their beautiful fan dance. Their fans were light and fluttered like the wings of a bird.

We were IMMENSLEY proud of them as we were of Galathee Gaillard, Alessia and Valentina Lewis who dressed in traditional Chinese costume to support them! Merci les filles!

AMAZING!!! Jingren! Incroyable!

Dance for Chinest new year


Skids Before and After School Care

Growing Awesome Kiwi Kids!

We are a family of families dedicated to growing awesome kiwi kids! We offer affordable out of school care from Remuera Primary school hall for your children.

The right start to a child's day is essential for great learning, sKids are able to care for children at their sKids centre before school begins for the day.

A typical daily format of sKids Before School Care:

7.30am onwards children arrive (signed in by parents)

Breakfast is available for those who have not eaten at home - fruit, cereals, toast

Games & activities organised from 8am - 8.30am

Children who need to do homework have the opportunity to sit in a quiet area to do this

8.30am tidy up and children dismissed to classes


Whether children need care until 4pm, 5pm or 6pm, for a full week or just one or more days, sKids can help.
Kids have so much fun at sKids they often don't want to leave. We'll provide a nutritious afternoon tea, supervise their homework, let them play, then run a fun activity so parents can be rest assured that they are safe, secure and having a great time.

Skids kiddies for newsletter

A typical daily format of sKids After School Care:

3:00 - 3.30pm Roll call and Afternoon Tea
3.30 - 4.00pm Supervised Homework session
4:00 - 4.30pm Supervised outside freeplay
4.30 - 5.15pm Art & Crafts / Sports / Music / Cooking / Technology
5:15 - 5:30pm Clean up time
5:30 - 6:00pm Free play



We also offer a range of speciality programmes that can be run as part of the school curriculum, these include; sKids Active (Multisport)FoodStorm (Cooking)Jellybeans (Music).


Office: (09) 948 4548
Mobile: 021 191 9115 or 027 2111 279
Email: remuera@skids.co.nz
Website: www.skids.co.nz

Come visit our table at the RPS Family Fun Night on Thursday 15th March. We'll be doing FREE face painting and other spot prizes!


We Are One, a concert celebrating diversity

We are One Kane Chong


Ellerslie School Bookfair

Ellerslie School Bookfair


Saint Kentigern Girls’ School - Scholarships for Year 7 Entry 2019

Girls in Year 6 from all New Zealand schools are eligible to apply for Saint Kentigern Girls' School scholarships for Year 7 entry in 2019.  The Scholarships provide fees assistance for education at Saint Kentigern Girls' School in Year 7 and 8.

Information and Scholarship Application forms are available from the Principals PA ph 529 5750 or from our website http://www.saintkentigern.com/girls-school/apply/sc/

Scholarship applications close on Wednesday 28 March 2018 and all applicants must sit a scholarship test on Wednesday 11 April 2018.


Diocesan School Open Day

Dio Open Day 2018