A big welcome back to school to all our students and their families and a special welcome to our new students.  We hope you all had a wonderful holiday. We are really looking forward to re-connecting with your children and assisting them to learn and grow.

Some Important Notices for Term 2:

Welcome to our new students 

We would like to warmly welcome our new students and families to the Budding Branches team. Welcome to Upper B, Falak Brar, Seline Torrano, Hamzah Ali, Saanvi Sethi and Amily Wang. Welcome to Lower B Humayraa Ali and Petruska Webster

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Screen Shot 2017-05-03 at 7.44.47 PMWelcome and congratulations to Mrs Baird who tied the knot during the school break!

All the teachers and students would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Miss Villi who graduated from the University of Auckland on Friday 5th May.  Well done on completing your Bachelor of Education (Teaching) degree.  We are very proud of you.


P.E. Gear:

Year 3 students are expected to bring their school P.E. uniform to school every day. Children must get changed at school, not at home. Children must change back into school uniform at the end of the day. Children can bring sports shoes and extra socks for P.E.  P.E. uniforms are not compulsory for the Year 2’s.

Named Clothing:

Every part of your child’s uniform should be named so that it can be returned to your child if it goes missing.

Lost Property:

This is displayed every Friday, outside the school library


Screen Shot 2017-05-02 at 5.16.49 PMIf your child is absent from school for any reason, please ring the office, or use our School App.  or website. Please send a note with your child when he/she returns to school explaining the reason for his/her absence

Leave during the term:

While this is discouraged, if you are taking your child out of school during the term, a request to the Principal, Mrs Wilson, is required in writing at least four weeks before your departure.

Before and After School:

Children can be dropped off at school any time after 8:20 and will need to be picked up from the school grounds no later than 3.15pm.


These need to be addressed first with the teacher concerned.

Digital Citizenship/Devices

If you are wanting your child to use a device at school, please ensure the Digital Citizenship Agreement and BYOD sheets that have been sent home are completed and signed. We view these devices as learning tools like many others we use in the classroom.  We will be continuing to encourage the children to share their learning with you using Seesaw.  

Inquiry Focus:

Our focus this term is Past, Present and Future, helping students to understand the concepts past, present and future in relationship to themselves. We are looking forward to learning with and from each other.

Litter-Free Lunches:

Baverstock Oaks School is an enviro school and we encourage all staff and students to bring litter-free lunches.

A litter-free lunch can be achieved by using reusable containers, bags and bottles.

Looking for experts:

If you have a range of skills and would be willing to spend some time with our students, teaching them or sharing your skills, please get in contact with one of our teachers! We would love to have you assist us.

Home Learning:

Your child will be bringing home:

  • A reader
  • Spelling or bubble words
  • Poem books
  • Basic facts


Upper B – Howick Historical Village Date to be confirmed

Lower B/C – Auckland Zoo Tuesday 23rd May

Important Dates to Remember:

Week 1: Welcome back!

Week 2: Babes at Baverstock Thursday 11/5

Week 3: Maori/Pasifika Hui Tuesday 16/5

Upper B Barry Curtis – Clean Up Our Environment Day Wednesday 17/5

Upper B Writing Workshop Wednesday  17/5 at 5.30 pm – 6.15 pm

Week 4: 

Lower B/C Zoo trip Tuesday 23/5

Week 5: Sausage Sizzle/Mufti Day Tuesday 30/5

Wheels afternoon 1/6

Week 6: Queens Birthday Monday 5/6

Teacher Only Day  Tuesday 6/6

Lower B/C Assembly 9/6

Week 7: New Parent Afternoon tea Tuesday 13/6

Week 8: A-thon week

Dress up parade Friday 23/6

Week 9: Reports Friday 30/6

Week 10: Student Led Conferences  Thursday 6/7



Teacher’s Email Addresses:

Lower B/C:

Room 1:  Mrs Srivastava  [email protected]

Room 2: Miss Wooding (Whanau Leader)  [email protected]

Room 3: Miss Shabbot  [email protected]

Room 9: Miss van Neikerk  [email protected]

Room 10: Miss Raman  [email protected]

Upper B:

Room 5: Mrs Thomson  [email protected]

Room 6: Mrs Dreyer (Whanau Leader)  [email protected]school.nz

Room 7: Miss Logan  [email protected]

Room 8: Ms Vili  [email protected]