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 1:

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.  A P.E. uniform is not compulsory for the Year 2’s.


Please ensure that your child has their school hat every day and it is named.

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.


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 will be 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:

Screen Shot 2018-03-01 at 12.19.14 PMIn term 1 we are learning about the history of Baverstock Oaks School as well as our family history. We will look at how Baverstock Oaks started and what was here before the school was built. We will also be learning about each child’s history, where their parents/grandparents, as well as where their ancestors were born and when they came to New Zealand.

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

Important Dates to Remember:

Week 5: Life Education Caravan Rooms 1,2,9,10,11

Week 6: Life Education Caravan rooms 13, 14, 15, 16

Week 8: Tuesday 20th March Parent/Teacher interviews. School finishes at 12.30pm as Parent Interviews start at 1pm.

Week 9:Tuesday 27th March sausage sizzle/mufti day

Friday 30th March Good Friday

Week 10: Easter Monday and Easter Tuesday are holidays

Week 11: Friday last week of term – school finishes @ 3pm


Teacher’s Email Addresses: 

Lower B/C:

Room 1:  Ms Tanya Bonniface   [email protected]

Room 2: Miss Siobhan van Neikerk       [email protected]

Room 10: Ms Jasmine Vili    [email protected]  

Room 11: Miss Sally Shabbot    [email protected]

Room 12: Mrs Johanna O’Brien (Whanau Leader)  [email protected]

Upper C

Room 13: Miss Emma Pottinger    [email protected]

Room 14: Miss Jade Wyeth    [email protected]

Room 15: Mrs Kellie Srivastava (Whanau Leader)   [email protected]

Room 16: Miss Ashley Stratton    [email protected]