A big welcome back to school to all our students and their families. 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.

A special welcome to Nishka Prasad, Silas Pajarillo and Simon Li who have joined our wonderful team this term.

Some Important Notices for Term 3:

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. uniform is 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 afternoon after assembly, outside the school library.

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If 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:

This Term we are looking at Markets. Students will be working in groups to create a product that they can sell in our Market day at the end of the term. With this, we will be doing a lot of learning around money. Take some time to talk to your child about money at home or while you are out in the supermarket e.g.  how many 50 cent pieces will I need to pay for this $1 card?

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, zip-lock bags, and bottles. Students can bring soft plastics like chip packets to throw them away in the school Soft Plastic Bin.

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

Cross Country:

This term we will be practising for cross country every Monday and Friday. All students need to bring running shoes in a named bag. Year 3’s can bring P.E. gear if they have it.

Important Dates to Remember:

Week 1:  Thursday 27th July – Owl Project Mufti Day

Week 2: Cook Island Language Week

Week 3: Wednesday 9th & 10th August  -HPPA Dance Festival

Week 4: Thursday 17th August – School Disco

Week 6: Thursday 31st August – Blokes At The Oaks

Week 7: Tongan Language Week

Thursday 7th September – Budding Branches Cross Country (TBC)

Week 8: Maori Language Week

Week 9: Tread Lightly Caravan

Monday 18th & Tuesday 19th September – Photolife Photo’s

Thursday 21st September Year 2/3 Market Day

Week 10:  26th – 28th September – School Production


Teacher’s Email Addresses:

Lower B/C:

Room 1:  Mrs Srivastava [email protected]

Room 2: Miss Wooding (Whanau Leader)

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Room 3: Miss Shabbot

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Room 10: Miss van Neikerk

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Room 9: Miss Raman

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Upper B:

Room 5: Mrs Thomson

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Room 6: Mrs Dreyer (Whanau Leader)

[email protected]school.nz

Room 7: Miss Logan

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Room 8: Ms Vili

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