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March 9 Newsletter 2017

Message from the Principal

Several years ago the school invested in the development of a dedicated Remuera Primary School App. This app has provided another rich way of communicating between home and school.

Several weeks ago when some of the neighbouring schools went into "Lockdown", we were able to keep our families informed and updated as to the safety of our students.  This week when our Year 6 Team went to camp and were faced with the weather bomb that has effected much of the North Island, once again we were able to allay parents' concerns by posting updates via the school app.

While there has been more than 600 downloads of the app, I am aware that many of our new families may be unfamiliar with this great tool.

The app is designed for both Apple and Android devices and has the following features; - e-mail or phone the school, get directions to the school, reach the website, direct e-mail Absentee notification, push notifications will keep you updated about school news, view School Calendar, E-mail photos to the School, view School Events and view School Newsletters.

If you haven't already downloaded the app, check it out. Just go to the Play Store and search for Remuera Primary School.


Term 1 2017 Parent Conferences Wednesday 12th April

Important Date for your Diary

Term 1 2017 Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Wednesday 12th April.  Please be aware that this is a Teacher Only Day, children do not attend school on this day other than to attend their conference.

More information on these Conferences will be in our next newsletter.


Writing from Year 5

The best moment of my life! By Jonathan Ge Room 26

As it came into the station I hopped on. It started rumbling down the track then whoosh...Suddenly it vanished into thin air.

As I approached the cave I was bursting with excitement. I was going to reach for my camera but it was too late.The roller coaster was thundering down the tracks.

The roller coaster entered the darkness, then red vicious eyes were heading straight towards me!!! I screamed AAAHHHH!!!!!!! My heart was pumping like it never had before. It was truly the most exciting moment of my life.

When I left the building I said to myself WOW!!!!!!!!!!! What a ride. My ride may have been finished but it sure was a wonderful experience.

Room 32 is… by Naomi Irvine and Mika Harrison

Room 32 is bright golden macaroni and cheese.  We stick together perfectly.

Room 32 is a double decker submarine. We dive deep for new opportunities.

Room 32 are delightful, adorable dungarees because we pull each other up if we fall down.

Room 32 is a library because we are all smart in different ways.

Room 32 is the Sky Tower because we dream big and grow tall together.


Room 32 is… by Emma Bews-Hair and Ella Williams

Room 32 is a train with lots of different, unique carriages that all have quirky colours and strange textures.

Room 32 is a knowledgeable library where each and every book has a different cover, different text and a different ending.

Room 32 is a woolen knitted jumper made by someone who wanted to form a masterpiece.


Room 32 is… by Ian Parker and Michael Kelsall

Room 32 is a tremendous box full of different types of unique sushi with a variety of fillings.

Room 32 is a multicoloured Lamborghini moving slowly, but getting faster.

Room 32 is a gigantic twenty-six storey building under construction.

Room 32 is a big wooly jacket sewn together with many different colourful strands.


Incredible Years Programme

Incredible Years

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 or call

021 733 265

Programme details:

Venue: Sommerville Special School, Tripoli Road. Glen Innes' Opposite small group of shops.

Dates: Tuesday 2nd May, 9th May, 16th May, 23rd May, 30th June, 6th June, 13th June, 20th June, 27th June, 25th July, 1st August, 15th August, 22ndAugust.

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


Second Hand Uniform Sale

The next second hand uniform sale will take place on 5th of April at 8:30am in the Hall.

This will be a great time to buy your jumpers for term 2 and 3.

"The lost property will be set out to pick up if not claimed on the day it will be donated to the good will"


Grade 6 & 7 Soccer

We are looking for a few more soccer players for grade 6 and 7. If any children born 2010 or 2011 would like to play football (soccer). Ellerslie Football Club are still taking registrations - please register at www.ellersliefootball.org.nz


Eastern Suburbs Children’s Choir


Eastern Suburbs Children's Choir (Boys & girls Years 4-8) is looking for NEW MEMBERS for 2017

Come along on and try out, you just need to sing a verse of the NZ National Anthem - easy, eh?

Monday 13 March between 3.30 and 4.30pm at Tahapa Crescent Hall, Tahapa Cres, Meadowbank

(off Meadowbank Rd, behind the group of shops) or ph/txt Wendy Beasley on 021 254 9195 to arrange an alternative time

For more details visit: www.eschildrenschoir.org


Mt Eden Normal Primary School Fair

Mt Eden Normal School Fair 2017


Victoria Avenue School Gala

Victoria Ave School Gala 2017


Saint Kentigern Girls’ School Scholarships for Year 7 Entry 2018

Girls in Year 6 from all New Zealand schools are eligible to apply for the scholarships which provide fees assistance for education at the Girls' School in Year 7 and 8.

Information and Scholarship Application forms are available from the Principals PA phone

529 5750 or from our website http://www.saintkentigern.com/girls-school/apply/sc/

Scholarship applications close on Wednesday 29th March 2017 and all applicants must sit a scholarship test on Wednesday 12th April 2017.


Brain Day Auckland

Brain Day Auckland


Brain Day Auckland
The Neurological Foundation and the Centre for Brain Research present this exciting FREE event at the University of Auckland Business School, 12 Grafton Road, on

Saturday 25th  March 10:00am - 3:00pm.

Lots of FREE activities for children and young people including

Inflatable brain - a bike that makes smoothies- colouring-in - puzzles - face painting - paint your own brain mould - and meet real brain scientists!

There will also be several panel discussions, including one featuring Sir John Kirwan, covering various topics from mental health and brain research, to movement disorders and dementia. For more information please go to brainweek.co.nz


College Rifles Rugby

College Rifles Rugby 22017


Auckland University Rugby



Registrations Now Open!

The club is open every Tuesday and Thursday from 4pm and every Saturday in March from 10-12pm for registrations. You can also now register online. www.aurfc.co.nz

Junior Pre-Season

Junior Pre-Season has now started and runs every Tuesday and Thursday till the 30th March. We focus on the fundamental skills needed for the upcoming season. Pre-Season is available for all new and current AURFC junior members. Come down and check it out at the following times:

  • U6-U7 - 4.30pm to 5.10pm
  • U8-U10 - 5.00pm to 6.00pm
  • U11-13 - 5.00pm to 6.30pm

Check us out on Facebook or online: www.aurfc.co.nz

For more information email: matt.megaw@aurfc.co.nz


St Cuthbert's College Open Afternoon

St Cuths 2017


Westhaven Marina Day

Westhaven Marina Day 2017