Term 2, week 5, 27 May 2019 school newsletter
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From the Principal

Dear parents and caregivers

Kia ora koutou katoa

Board Nominations
There have been 7 eligible nominations for parent representatives on the Board of Trustees. As there are only five spaces to fill there will be an election. Voting papers will be sent home this week and they must be returned in the official envelope by noon 7 June, either by post or delivered to the school office.
Teacher and Principal Strike, Wednesday
School will be closed on Wednesday due to the teacher and principal strike. As mentioned in a previous newsletter, parents can read about why the profession is striking at:
Long Weekend
Don’t forget, this coming Monday is a public holiday so school will be closed that day too.
Talking about school closures, we are entering snow weather. All primary schools and kindergartens in Dunedin are covered by a city wide protocol for delayed starts and closures. A committee of school leaders convene on a snow day - they take advice from the Police, the DCC and weather forecasters to decide whether to call a delayed start - normally 10.00am - or a full day closure.
Their decision is broadcast on Dunedin radio stations.
When we get their decision we send out a notification on the school app and on Facebook. We also play a recorded message on our school answerphone.

Kia kaha tatou katoa ki te tautoko o tatou tamariki, mokopuna hoki.

John McKenzie

Dates to note

28/31 Senior syndicate Planetarium visit

3          Queen's Birthday

6       Rainbow Class
7       BOT Elections
7       H2 Art Gallery trip
10     BOT meeting
20     PTA meeting
27     Middle school production
27     Rainbow Class

5       Book Character Day
5       Last day of term 2

H5 Costume & Wheels Day

Last Friday H5 had a party to farewell the students who moved up to H6 today. Here are some photos from their time together. You can see more pictures on the school Facebook page.


Welcome to Heaven-Marie in H4.  We warmly welcome her to our school and look forward to getting to know her and her family.


This week’s assembly will be led by S4 in the hall at 2.10pm on Friday.
Parents and caregivers are welcome to attend.


Please remember to notify the school if your child will be absent. You can txt 027 NEVNABS (027 638 6227), submit an absence through the school app or contact the office: 03 473 8246 or via email.

 PTA News

To stay up-to-date with other PTA activities, join us on Facebook:
To contact the PTA, you can email
Entertainment books $60
2019/2020 Entertainment books can be purchases and collected from the office, or via the payment page.
PTA Lunches
Hot lunches are available every Friday
  • Sausage, saveloy, vegetarian, gluten free $2
  • Hot milos $0.50 (provide named cup)
To order, bring your money and cups to the school hall on Friday mornings before school.

Rainbow Class

Our transition to school classes for term two will be held in room H4 from 1.15pm to 2.45pm on the following dates.
  • Thursday 6 June
  • Thursday 27 June
All four-year-olds welcome!
Contact Mr Andrew or the office for more information.

Play is the way

Play is the way is a philosophy of behaviour education and student self-regulation that fosters independent, self-motivated, empathetic, life-long learners.
PARENTS EVENING with Wilson McCaskill
Tuesday 21 May 7pm
Musselburgh School
34 Marlow Street, Dunedin
Entry by gold coin donation
Childcare available as children are not included in sessions for parents.

The Tortoise & the Hare

When: Wednesday 5 June
Where: At school
Who: Presented by the NZ Playhouse Company
This performance is for all classes. Please pay $5.00 at the school office if you have not yet paid your activity donation.
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