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School Events


Term 4 Commences Monday 9th October – Wednesday 20th December

Monday 9 October 2023, 8:45 am – Wednesday 20 December, 2023, 12:30 pm

School finishes at 12.30 pm on the last day of the year.


Y6 Takahē – Te Whare Wananga O Wairoa Marae Visit

Tuesday 10 October Room 15      Tuesday 17 October  Room 12      Wednesday 18 October. Room 14

Tuesday 24 October  Room 17     Wednesday 25 October  Room 13              

As a follow-up to our “Homes and Journeys” topic earlier this year, we have a planned visit to Te Whare Wananga O Wairoa Marae. Our students will engage in authentic learning experiences at our local Marae. The focus of this trip is on the journeys people make when migrating.

As part of our visit, the children will be participating in three workshops, one is held in the Wharenui, where the students look at the history of the Marae, another workshop is inside the Te Whare Taonga/museum, they will also participate in a  Ngahere/Bush walk



Teacher Only Day – School Closed To Students

Friday, 20 October 2023


Labour Day Observance – School Closed To Students

Monday, 23 October 2023


Y3 Weka – Outdoor Challenge

Tuesday 24  October  Rooms 1, 19 & half  of Rm 2
8:45 am – 2:30 pm

Wednesday 25 October  Rooms 18, 20 & other half  of Rm 2
8:45 am – 2:30 pm

Auckland Botanical Gardens
102 Hill Road, Manurewa, Auckland, 2102 (map)

Big ideas

Big experiences

Outdoor Challenge

This programme is a brilliant way to introduce your class to the great outdoors, Kiwi-style!

Students learn about keeping safe and having fun through practical hands-on activities. They have a go at pitching tents and cooking sausages, get the low-down on tramping, orienteering, and what to do if things go wrong. Team building opportunities a plenty!


Y0 Kiwi – Ambury Regional Park Visit

Thursday 26 October All classes

9.45 – 2.30pm

Close Encounters of an Animal Kind

Big ideas

Meet the farm animals and see how we farm and care for them.

Big experiences

We’ve got pigs to pat, goats to feed, sheep to feel and hens to cluck over! 

Children learn about shearing and crutching in the wool shed, before exiting as a sheep would – down the sheep chute! Wheeee! Then it’s off to the cowshed for a milking demonstration before exploring the farm. 

Through observation and interaction with Ambury’s loveable menagerie, children learn bucket-loads about animals – what they eat, how they’re cared for and why we farm them. 

This programme is particularly suitable for ESOL students as an introduction to New Zealand farming life.


Y5 Kākāpō – Stardome Visit

Tuesday 31 October All Classes

Perfect Little Planet

Suits Year 3-6

Come along for the ride with a family of aliens searching for the ideal holiday destination and learn about the best and worst places in our solar system.


Y4 Kōtuku – Clued Up Camper

Wednesday 15 November & Thursday 16th November

First Aid course in preparation for Year 4 Camp in November/December

The ASB St John in Schools programme provides pre-school and school-aged children with the skills and confidence to take action in response to an emergency situation.

St John community educators teach young people first aid basics and knowledge to take responsibility for their own health and wellbeing, along with those around them.

Different skills are taught to different age groups, with four modules offered: Responding in an emergency, Keeping Safe, Clued up Camper, and Weaving Wellbeing.

To date, more than 800,000 students have completed the ASB St John in Schools programme since 2015. With support from ACC, the common goal is to deliver to a total of one million New Zealand students (pre-school through to intermediate) by 2023.

For more information, visit


Y4 Kōtuku – Willow Park Camp

Thu, 30 Nov 2023 1:30 pm – Fri, 1 Dec 2023 3:00 pm

Willow Park Camp
1 Hostel Access Road, Auckland, 2012 New Zealand (map)


Y4 Kōtuku – Top Town Outdoor Experience

Friday, 1 December 2023
8:30 am – 12:30 pm

At Willow Park Camp
1 Hostel Access Road, Auckland, 2012 New Zealand (map)

Top Town Outdoor Experience


Term 4 Ends Wednesday 20th December at 12.30pm

Have a safe and Happy Holiday Season, see you in 2024.






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