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September 14 Newsletter 2017

No afternoon school bus on Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st September 2017

No afternoon school bus on Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st September 2017 due to Parent Teacher Interviews.  PLEASE NOTE SCHOOL FINISHES AT 12PM ON BOTH DAYS.

Please collect you children promptly at 12pm to allow teachers to prepare for their first interview at 12.20pm.

Skids will run an after school programme on both days.

Thank you.


PTA News


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

Important Note - We will no longer accept cash for sausage sizzles and mufti days.

Login, select your child, select what they want to eat and drink, select the mufti donation if they are wearing mufti (casual clothes) and make payment. If your child has moved classrooms remember to change their room number. Reminder to enter the number of the room only ie 7 not 07 or room7.

You can choose to pay-as-you-go, or add funds to your account in advance using:

  • Account2account (POLI)       Instant transfer from your bank account.  No fees.
  • Bank Transfer                            No fees but allow two days for processing
  • Credit/Debit card                     Instant transfer from VISA & Mastercard.  50c charge + 2% fee.

You can order sausages and mufti from today until 9am Friday 15th September.

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.

ASB $500 School Sponsorship Voucher

You can nominate your school to be receive $500 for each customer that mentions Remuera Primary School and this offer when taking out a loan of $250,000 or more. This is available to all friends and family of the School Community so be sure to let them know.

ASB Bank


Knowledgeathon 2017

Knowledgeathon 2017 was a huge success.  This year we had 17 children who each raised over $200, what a fantastic effort!

Together we have raised an incredible $24,000

The Final results are:

Year group winners:

Yr0/1     Kendyll Hawkins

Yr 2       Joshua Whitworth

Yr 3       Bow Pollard

Yr 4       Harry McMillan

Yr 5       Jack Fox

Yr 6       Jack Hawkins

Overall Winners

Yr 0-3    Bow Pollard -  Bow won the Maxi Micro Deluxe scooter, valued at $229.50.

Yr 4-6    Jack Hawkins - Jack won the Fitbit® Alta™, Fitness Wristband valued at $229.

Highest Class participation - these kids won a fantastic selection of lollies

Room 10 - Ella Denee

Highest class amount raised - these classes will enjoy a lunch from Hells Pizza and Mr Whippy.

Room 10 Ella Denee

Room 24 Karen Kam

Thank you to all our generous sponsors - Micro scooters and the Allen family, Scholastic books, Hell Pizza and Fuji Xerox.  And a big thank you again to all the wonderful children (and their families!) who worked so hard, and raised so much!

The Knowledgathon, along with the other fundraisers run by the PTA, aim to benefit all children at RPS.  The playgrounds, the library shelving, the hall stage and class sets of iPads are amongst recent PTA purchases - all thanks to our RPS community.  With all the exciting new building going on it is sure to be well spent and enjoyed by all the children.

Fuji Micro Scholastic Hell 2015 Logo


Travelwise Week 18-22 September

Travelwise Week 18-22 September

Next week is RPS Travelwise Week and any students who are coming to school in a sustainable way - be it cycling, walking (all or some of the way to school), scootering or carpooling - can name and add a leaf to the Travelwise Tree that will be hanging each morning on the wooden wall by the junior courts.

On Friday some names will be drawn out and students will receive some fantastic Travelwise prizes! So please encourage your children to get fit and healthy in the fresh spring air & come to school with their friends in a sustainable way.

Trevelwise tree


Writing from Year 4

Spring Time by Tineke Harawene Room 22

I can hear the birds singing,

The wind blows through my ears.

I can see a nest with snow white frosty chicks,

Here comes their mother and father - with bellies full of worms!

I walk over to a patch of daisies,

I unroll my picnic mat and my family come and sit down beside me.

My brother is jumping in some crispy leaves.

I lie down on the picnic mat.

I close my eyes and dream of delicious ice-creams!

Ahhhh!   Spring peace.


An Exhilarating Disco by Allie Hancox Room 22

Boom, boom, boom! As I stepped into the hall the lights from the Disco flashed before my eyes. I could hear and feel my heart getting excited. The music was playing so loudly that I could feel it jumping in my body!

Suddenly there was a shining light beaming down on me! My heart was running madly in my chest. I could not wait to join in on all the fun. As I started to walk towards my friends I could feel myself sweating with happiness. There were so many people there dancing that it felt like the whole country was in our hall.

The Disco was filled with all sorts of magic! Everybody was glowing and there was lots of music playing. It was noisy and I could hear the photo booth clicking away like crazy.

It was a time that I will never, ever forget.

How to make lemonade by Isla Parsons Room 24

You will need

  • Sugar
  • 5 lemons
  • 1 bowl of water filled half way
  • 1 long wooden spoon
  • 1 glass cup
  • 1 lemon squeezer

Steps to make lemonade

  1. First you get the bowl of water full half way
  2. Then you cut the five lemons and squeeze it in the lemon squeezer.
  3. Once all the lemons are squeezed pour the juice in the bowl
  4. Get the cup of sugar and pour it in the bowl
  5. Then get the wooden spoon and stir it gently for 2 min
  6. After you stir it for 2 min taste your lemonade
  7. If it is not sweet enough add more sugar

King Cobras By Daniel Jung Room 24

The king cobra is a member of the cobras and reptiles family.

The king cobra can spread its hood when it feels threatened or angry. There are 270 types of cobras. They can also swim very well, but can´t climb. As soon as the teeny babes hatch they leave their nests and care on their own, until they turn into adults. They live in hot places and rainforests and if there are sea snakes they live in water.

King Cobras can be as long as a giraffe, their fangs are small, but very painful when bite. They have a hissing sound can be heard from a long distance away which is a warning sign. The king cobra has a talent - it can spit into the eyes of its prey or enemy, it can spit up to 1.8 metres! Cobras are called cannibals because they eat other cobras and other snakes.

It sounds dangerous and amazing!!


Skids Before and After School Care and School Holiday Programme

Need care for your child/ren before or after school care and during holidays from the safety of Remuera Primary School Premises? We accept bookings on an ad hoc basis as well!

We have really exciting things happening at our programmes with a focus on safety and quality activities and homework support!

We operate from the school hall with small staff to child ratios supported by the Ministry of Social Development and Child, Youth and Family.

Our staff are all trained, police vetted and hold First Aid Certificates.

Our before school programme operates from 7.30am.  We provide a light breakfast Monday, Wednesday and Friday and a hot breakfast Tuesday and Thursdays.

Parents are welcome to enjoy a café style coffee "on the go"  on our hot breakfast mornings and if you have time, we welcome you to have a bite to eat with your kids!

Our afterschool programme operates from 3.00pm-6.00pm.  Afternoon tea is provided.  Our supervised homework sessions have really helped children in our care with their literacy and numeracy. Our supervised structured activities has a focus on quality, fun for the children, however with a learning outcome.

FoodStorm - We run this amazing programme every Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm.  It gives your child the opportunity to learn cooking skills that will last a lifetime! One of the RPS children even made it through to the NZ Kiwi Kids Can Cook Finals that was held in July!

Your child/ren will learn about the fundamentals of healthy eating, but they will also learn how to cook 12 essential recipes.  Not only will you see a boost in their self-esteem, but their confidence will skyrocket in the kitchen.

School Holiday programme - Our holiday programme runs from 7.30am-6pm daily.  Our new flyer for the October school holidays has just been released and your  child will bring a copy home this week, alternatively, be one of the first to see it online at http://www.skids.co.nz/uploads/feusers/32_pdf3.pdf

Please feel free to call us on 021 191 9115 or email remuera@skids.co.nz


Chinese immigrant parents’ views on parenting programmes

Chinese immigrant parents' views on parenting programmes

We want to know about your views of parenting programmes and what kinds of parenting support you wish to obtain from a parenting programme. If you are a Chinese immigrant parent with at least one child between the age of 5-12 years, we want to hear what you have to say. This 40-minute survey asks about your parenting beliefs and what you think should be included in parenting programmes. This valuable information will be used to help tailor parenting programmes to meet Chinese immigrant parents' needs.

To find out more about the survey and to participate, click on the following hyperlink: https://auckland.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0ulnyoOXXWP26C9 . If you prefer to complete a paper copy of the survey contact Yun Wei at the Auckland University's Parenting Research Group: 022 380 5687 or 09 623 8899 Ext. 83042 or via email: ywei034@aucklanduni.ac.nz.


我们想要了解您对于亲子教养培训的看法;我们想要知道您想要从亲子教养培训中获得的支持。如果您是一个中国移民父母,并且至少有一个孩子年龄在 512之间,我们想要听听您想要对我们说什么。这是一个40 分钟的问卷调查。问卷的内容是关于您的亲子教育信念和您所期望的亲子教养培训。您所提供的这些有价值的信息将会被用于定制一个满足中国移民父母需求的亲子教养培训项目。

如果您想要更多地了解或是参与我们的调查,请点击链接 https://auckland.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0ulnyoOXXWP26C9 。 如果您更希望完成纸质的问卷,请和奥克兰大学亲子教养研究小组的魏鋆联系:022 380 5687 或是 09 623 8899 转分机号83042,或是通过电子邮件: ywei034@aucklanduni.ac.nz

Approved by the University Of Auckland Human Participants Ethics Committee on 27/06/2016 for three years. Reference Number 16858.


Scratch that itch

Headlice may be present amongst children in your child's class. These insects are a nuisance and can be controlled or eradicated by families. Headlice crawl from head to head and may be passed on through shared objects such as hairbrushes and hats.

It is recommended that you check all members of your household carefully. Anyone can host headlice. Cleanliness is not a factor in whether headlice are present or not.

What to look for

  • Small light or dark brown insects without wings.
  • Tiny whitish eggs (nits) like grains of salt attached to hair shafts.
  • There may be unusual itching on the head or neck.
  • Small red marks on the neck or behind the ears (headlice bites).

What to do

  • Check all members of the household daily at the same time for at least three weeks.
  • Treat anyone who is hosting headlice. Effective treatment need not be chemical nor expensive.
  • Please advise the school if you find headlice and confirm that treatment has begun.
  • Be prepared to continue treatment for about three weeks depending on the method chosen. Three weeks is the length of the headlouse breeding cycle; you need to break the cycle or infestation will continue.
  • After each treatment, comb the hair with a fine toothed comb.
  • Extra precautions may include washing all bedlinen, pillowcases and towels in hot water and tumble drying for 20 minutes on high. Other items that have come in contact with heads should also be thoroughly cleaned.
  • Soak hairbrushes and combs in hot water for at least ten minutes.
  • Vacuuming carpets and rugs may be helpful.
  • Repeat treatment 7 to 10 days after initial treatment.

Treating the hair is no guarantee that the problem has been eradicated. Success is more likely if treatment is thorough, checking daily for at least three weeks and children are reminded to avoid head to head contact with others.

What not to do

  • Do not use shampoo, conditioner or a hair drier on hair within 24 hours of using a chemical treatment. Each of these can make the treatment less effective or cause it to fail.
  • Do not use ordinary insecticides, pet shampoo or flammable petroleum products.
  • Do not use chemical products if the person applying the treatment or the person being treated is pregnant

Campbell Park Tennis Club

Tennis last try


Auckland Netball School Holiday Programme

Auckland Netball Sept 2017