unnamedDear Parents and Caregivers of Baverstock Oaks School

Greetings, Kia ora, Fakaalofa Lahi atu, Bula vinaka, Malo e lelei, Talofa lava, Taloha,
Kia orana, Ni hao, Buenos dias, Chao, Malo ni, Habari dobar dan, Namaste, Salam.

What a busy few weeks we have had with many exciting trips for our students, our Tall Oaks athletics, our recognition of Parihaka Day,  Grandparents’ Day, Kate Keenan’s farewell along with many exciting in-class learning activities. 

Last night I attended the annual Kids for Kids Choir event.  This year we had the largest choir ever with 80 students participating.  What a wonderful event.   Thanks must go to Emma Pottinger who spent hours working with the group to prepare them.  They all represented our school so well.  

Last week I had the pleasure of attending Ormiston Senior College’s Year 13 prize giving.  It is always a very proud moment to watch past Baverstock Oaks Students receiving awards. This year the Flatbush 7 Scholarship was won by Brendan Hua.  Brendan always showed promise while attending Baverstock Oaks School. At a young age, he displayed exceptional leadership skills but above all had the work ethic and humility to achieve well.  Congratulations Brendan. The Flatbush 7 Scholarship is open to any student who has completed all of their schooling in the Flatbush 7 schools. The recipient wins a scholarship of $6,000 to go towards their tertiary education.  

International Food Festival

I know Kylie Lipscombe and the FAB IFF committee are working hard to ensure this event is a wonderful experience for you all.  The long-range weather forecast is looking promising. Please ensure you have purchased your tickets, as this year not only do we have delicious food options but many new and exciting activities.  There will be ongoing performances by many of our talented students. I have received emails from past pupils who always look forward to returning with their families for this event.  

End of year activities

Please ensure your child attends school right up until the end of the year (Thursday 19 December).  We have many exciting events planned including:

  • Our very special Year 6 graduation -Tuesday 26 November
  • End of Year reports are handed Friday 13 December
  • Rainbows End – Wednesday 4 December
  • Prize Giving – Tuesday 17 December 

On the last day of term – Thursday 19 December, our children are placed in their 2020 classes and get to meet their 2020 teacher.  This means we have a very smooth transition at the beginning of the year. 

Once again many thanks for all the support you provide our school.  I look forward to catching up with many of you on Saturday.

Ngā mihi nuhi
Genee Crowley



  • Friday 13 December will be the last ezlunch service day for the year.
  • There will be no service available  from 16-20 December.
  • Monday 3 February will be the first day of ezlunch for 2020

Baverstock Oaks School Yearbook 2019

The end of 2019 is fast approaching and what better way to remember a fabulous year than for your child to have a forever keepsake to remember the year that was.  The yearbook is available for purchase at the office for $20 per book.  If you have paid the $100 activity fee in full by the 1st of November your child will automatically receive a yearbook and you do not need to pay.  If you are unsure please ask your child’s teacher or speak to the office.  Don’t hesitate to check or pay now so your child doesn’t miss out for this awesome 104 colour page book full of events from 2019!

International Food Festival

The stage will be jam packed with talented students, loads of fun family activities and of course yummy cuisine prepared for you by our generous school families.
Get your tickets now to save queuing at the festival……available at the office cash/eftpos or you can order through KINDO up to Thursday night.

– this is a ‘clean waste’ event, so please be mindful when disposing of any food and packaging waste.
– The Coffee guy will be making fresh barista beverages.  This offering is cash or eftpos only.
– The gorgeous gifts available at the Christmas gift table can be purchased using cash or festival tickets.

We would like to thank our current sponsors below:

Tall Oaks Athletics Day

We held our school athletics day on Tuesday 29 October in windy, but fine conditions.  We had a fabulous time on the field taking part in sprints, high jump, long jump and shot put, along with non-competitive activities on the bottom field. The finalists have now been selected for the interschool athletics, which will be held on Wednesday 20 November. Good luck to all of our athletes!

Travelwise Trip

On the 5th of November,the Travelwise group went to the spark arena to celebrate the amazing year of helping school be more travel safe.  We started with a ride in the school minibus then a free ride on the train into Britomart station.  Once we got there we had an opening ceremony where they handed certificates to the different schools based on how well we used travelwise around our school.

After the ceremony we participated in carnival games like ring toss, spot the difference, ping pong  and other fun games.  We then had QR code scavenger hunt where the travelwise monitors had to scan riddles to get letters for sentence card that would be put into a prize box. The travelwise girls then went back to the stadium to have prizegiving.  Sadly our school did not win anything and then we decided to head back to school.

 We had such a fun day and we would like to thank Mrs Drury for organising and taking us on this great trip

Omana Beach Clean Up Trip

On Wednesday 6 November, 100 ESOL and Quick 60 students, along with the Life skills group, travelled to Omana Beach and reserve for the day. 

We have been talking about looking after our oceans and becoming “Keepers of the Coast and Ocean”. So we took some large sacks to the beach to do a “Clean up”. We found so much rubbish on the beach and reserve, like fireworks, plastic bottles, glass, rusty metal, plastic bags and paper straws. For some children, it was their first visit to a beach! 

After the clean up, we had a scavenger hunt and a play on an awesome playground. We even saw some sheep and goats and lots of beautiful birds.  It was  perfect weather for our trip and we would like to thank all the lovely parents and grandparents who helped us on the day.

Baverstock Oaks School Second Hand Uniform Shop

The second hand uniform shop is open the first Tuesday of every month from 8.30-9.00am, Upper C.  DONATIONS – please feel free to donate uniforms that children have grown out of so that FAB can continue to raise funds for Baverstock Oaks School.  All donations to be dropped off at the school office please.

Howick Softball under 11 Girls Flexi-ball softball team urgent registrations needed

Howick softball would love to hear from any girls interested in registering to play in an all- girls team in the Under 11 Flexi-ball softball  grade (based at Meadowlands).  The season has started and they don’t have enough girls to make a full team and would love to hear from anyone interested.  For those interested please send an email to [email protected]