Welcome back to Term 2, we hope you all had a wonderful and relaxing holiday. We would like to extend a warm welcome to Kiana and Ria.  We are looking forward to the term ahead and supporting your students with their learning.  We have a lot of amazing opportunities for your students this term. 

Some Important Notices for Term 2:

Inquiry Focus:

Screen Shot 2018-03-01 at 12.19.14 PMIn term 2 we are learning about Communities. We are starting the term off looking at our local community and what services are around us. In week 3 we are off to explore the local community, with the students competing in an orienteering day. The second half of the term we will be looking at bug/animal communities and the way they work.  In week 7 Wednesday 13th June Lower B/C is off to the Botanical Gardens to learn about insect communities and Upper C is off  in week 8, Wednesday 20th June t0 learn about bird communities.

Looking for experts:

We would really appreciate if your work in a community focused job or know someone who does and would like to come in and share what you do, please contact your child’s teacher. It would be an great experience for students!

Named Clothing/Shoes:

Every part of your child’s uniform should be named so that it can be returned to your child if it goes missing, especially your child’s polar fleece. Please also name your child’s socks and shoes, as these can be known to go missing.

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

Lost Property:

Lost property is found outside room 4 and it 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 time, a request email to the Principal, Mrs Crowley, 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.  

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.

Home Learning:

Your child will be bringing home:

  • A reader
  • Spelling or bubble words
  • Poem books
  • Basic facts
  • Go for a walk or drive around your local community to see where different services are located e.g. Police Station, Fire Station
  • Encourage their child to know their address and phone number

Important Dates to Remember:

Week 2: Babes at Baverstock @ 8am, Wednesday 9th May

Week 2: Road Safety week

Week 3: Orienteering at Sir Barry Curtis Park @ 11am – 2:30pm

Week 3: Mr Yipadie reading to the students @ 2-3pm

Week 4: 

Week 5: Samoan Language week

Week 5: Visit to the Buddhist Temple @ 9 – 11:30am – Tuesday

Week 5:  Lower B/C on Assembly

Week 6: No school Monday 4th June (Queens Birthday) and Tuesday 5th June (Staff only day)

Week 6: Upper C on Assembly

Week 7: Room ‘s 1, 2, 9, 10, 11 to Botanical Gardens, Wednesday 13th June @ 9:15am – 2:30pm

Bubble Gum dance group @ 9-10am, Friday 15th June

Week 8: Fun Run plus Mufti and Sausage sizzle, Tuesday 19th June

Week 8: Room’s 13, 14, 15, 16 to Botanical Gardens, Wednesday 20th June @ 9:15am – 2:30pm

Week 9: Reports go home – Friday 29th June

Week 10: Student Led Conferences, Tuesday 3rd July – School finishes @ 12.30pm
Week 10: 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]