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November 8 2018 Newsletter

A Message from our Board of Trustees regarding the Teacher Strike Monday 12th November

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Confirmation of Full Day Teachers' Strike on Monday 12th November 2018

NZEI has advised the Remuera Primary School Board of Trustees that the Principal and teachers at our school will be taking strike action around workload issues and ways to stem the growing crisis in recruiting and retaining teachers, for a full day on Monday 12th November 2018.

The Board of Trustees has carefully considered the availability of teaching staff, and unfortunately decided that we can't provide the normal teaching services during the strike. It's important that you make alternative arrangements for the care of your child/children on the day of the strike as the school will be closed for tuition.

I know that this is inconvenient for parents and students alike, but please be assured that student safety is our main concern. Thank you for your understanding.  Please also note that SKIDs - the before and after school care company, will be operating throughout the day at RPS on the Strike Day. If you are interested in utilizing this service, please contact the centre Manager, remuera@skids.co.nz or phone 027 291 9115

We will of course keep you updated should anything change.


Jo Christie

Chairperson Board of Trustees


Important notes from the School Office

Important Notes from the school office

NEW ENROLMENTS: If you have a child turning 5 in 2019 and have not already done so, can you please stop by the office and pick up an enrolment pack, or if you have already picked up a pack please return to the office asap. This applies not only to new families but to existing families who may have a younger child yet to join the RPS family. Confirmed enrolments are used to establish the number of teachers required at each year level and the number of students in each class.  Whilst we realise there will always be unexpected enrolments from families moving into our zone, having confirmation from all in-zone enrolments helps us enormously in our planning.


Can you please notify the School Office in writing or by email to kimr@rps.school.nz if your child is not returning to RPS in 2019 so that the paperwork around the leaving process can be completed.

Student Absences: If your child is away from school or will be late, it is important that you notify the school office (Not just the Teacher).  You can do this by:

(A) Logging on to our website www.rps.school.nz and clicking on the Report and Absence link on the front page.

(B) Phoning the absentee line on 520 2458 and select Option 1 to leave a message.

(C) Using our School App on your mobile.  Download at "Play Store" by typing in Remuera Primary.


sKids Remuera – Operating from Remuera Primary School Hall offering all OUT OF SCHOOL CARE Services.

TEACHERS' STRIKE DAY - Monday 12th November

We will offer a full day service to the RPS Community on Monday 12th November from the school hall. We will operate from 7.30am to 6pm, however we do have a school day option from 8.30am to 3pm available to all families. If you are interested in utilising our services, you can book online at: https://skids.aimy.co.nz/Account/Login


The right start to a child's day is essential for great learning. sKids are able to care for children at school before school begins for the day. We're open from 7.30am. Join us on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for a hot breakfast and a take-away Café-style coffee for all parents!


Whether children need care until 4pm, 5pm or 6pm, for a full week or just one or more days, sKids can help with all permanent or adhoc casual care.

Kids have so much fun at sKids they often don't want to leave. We'll provide a nutritious afternoon tea (please visit us to see our new-improved Food Menu), supervise their homework, let them play, then run a fun activity so parents can rest assured that they are safe, secure and having a great time.


FoodStorm is partnering with Nestle in Term 4 to showcase our special FoodStorm module 'Nestle Healthy Active Kids (NHAK) Collector's Edition' Programme! The programme runs every Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm. This is our fun cooking programme with a focus on health and nutrition. All recipes are approved by the NZ Heart Foundation!


Watch this space. Programmes will be released by 3rd December!

Please contact us for any enquiries at remuera@skids.co.nz or call us on 948 4548 or 021 191 9115.




We are currently putting together a team for Family Fun Night on Thursday 14th March, 2019. This is a really fun team to be part of and the result is an amazing evening for all our families to enjoy. There are lots of ways to get involved and we really need help with any of the following:

  • Sausage Sizzle
  • Dumpling stand
  • Ice blocks and drinks
  • Sushi
  • Amazing Jojo bow stand
  • Skids face painting and prizes

If you are happy to help with any of the above or start something new, we are looking for individuals, groups and communities to participate.

We would love all communities within our school to be represented on the night.

Contact Rochelle Hoon if you are interested in being part of the team at dandrhoon@gmail.com.

Thank you for your support. Rochelle and Jo


PTA Jesters Pie Day Friday 23rd November

The PTA we will be holding a Jesters Pie Day on Friday 23rd November. This is a little fundraiser for us and gives parents a little break from lunch boxes!!

What do you need to know:

·  The pies are supplied by Jesters and are $5 each.

·  Jesters are a healthier pie with more filling less pastry. 3 pies qualify for the heart tick (Mince, Kentucky & Maharaja).

·  They can be ordered online only and orders will open on Monday 19th November.

·  Pies can be ordered up until 11am Thursday 22nd Novemberthis is a strict cut off time

·  The pies will be delivered to the school by Jesters in boxes for each class and the pies will be in bags with the child's name. A student/s from each class will collect the boxes at 11am from the Hall kitchen and take back to the classroom.

This online system (Kindo) is the same one we use for sausage sizzle, disco etc. It is easy to use and hopefully all of you are familiar with it now.

There are 7 pie flavours to choose from including a gluten free option, 3 pies qualify for the heart tick (Mince, Kentucky & Maharaja).




Photolife: Class, Sibling and Individual Photos

At the end of Term 3 Photolife Studios were at RPS to take Class, Sibling and Individual Photos.  Shoot Keys will be coming home with your child early next week and orders are online at www.photolife.co.nz  If you have any queries regarding these photos please contact Photolife direct on 0800 501 040 or 262 1040





The PTA would like to welcome school families and local businesses

to help support us with advertising in the School Directory 2019.

The Directory is a valued resource for the school and every family receives a copy.  Your assistance helps in covering the costs of producing it.  Advertising costs for such a wide distribution group are minimal.  Depending on the size of the ad (there are 3 sizes) the cost varies and is invoiced next year.  For further information please email Claire Littlewood: cjlittlewood@hotmail.com before the end of the term to confirm your space.




Auckland Netball 1 Day Multi Activity Programme

Auckland Netball 1 Day Multi Activity Programme