Dear 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.
Thank you so much to the parents and staff who recently attended our annual school picnic. This provided our staff and their families to meet all of your families. A special thank you to our dedicated FAB who did a superb job with the sausage sizzle and providing our families access to our second-hand uniforms.
Events over the last couple of weeks:
What a busy two weeks we have had. We are committed to providing many opportunities for our students that show we really value the well-being of the whole person.
- Our Y1-3 have had the opportunity to be involved in inflatable soccer activities held at school
- Our Year 5’s had 3 very successful days and Chosen Valley Camp
- Our Year 6’s are currently on the beautiful Kawau Island. Yesterday Sarah Baleicakau and I visited them and they are having so much fun while learning so many necessary life skills
- Two softball teams and our cricket team represented our school at the local Howick and Pakuranga Interschool competitions
- Our Year 5 and 6 children competed in our school swimming sports at Lloyd Elsmore Pools to identify representatives for the upcoming interschool competition
Thanks must go to all the staff and parents who support us in organising and running these events. Opportunities such as these, provided to our students, are often some of the most positive memories our children have about the school.
These occur in Week 8 – Wednesday 25 March from 1.30 pm -7.50 pm. Details will be coming out soon regarding how these interviews can be booked online. I look forward to seeing many of you on this evening.
A big thank you to those parents who support all we do here at Baverstock Oaks. It is very refreshing to see our children carrying their own bags and so many of our students now wearing the correct Term 1 footwear. These students look smart, wear their uniform with pride and it is obviously a much cooler option.
Have a wonderful couple of weeks and remember the best thing you can give your child is time. How many of you manage to read to, with or listen to your child read for 20 minutes a day? Research shows children who have this opportunity succeed in life as do those children who attend regularly.
Don’t forget our FAB evening coming up on the 11 March a great opportunity to be involved in your child’s school. The meeting is held in the school staffroom at 7.00 pm, see you there.
Ngā mihi nuhi
Year 5 Camp
On Wednesday the 19th of February, the year 5 whanau set off to Chosen Valley camp. We were fortunate enough to have beautiful sunny weather the entire three days, it was super hot! We did some awesome activities while we were there. These included the confidence course, archery, raft building, kayaking, the water slide, balance island, trolleys, team building and BMX bike riding. We had free time in the afternoons before dinner, in this time we could play with sports equipment, go on the playground or relax in our cabins reading a book or chatting with our friends. Camp was such an awesome experience, we gained so many new skills. However, it wouldn’t have been possible if we didn’t have our amazing parent helpers volunteer to come along.
Interschool Softball Tournament
On Tuesday 25 of February we went to play softball in the Howick and Pakuranga tournament. It was an amazing day and we played some great games. We had lots of fun and our coach and Mrs Hornsby helped us a lot in improving our skills. Everyone had fun batting and fielding and learnt a lot from the experience. Throughout the day we played against 5 different schools and won 4 of those matches. Well done to all the players involved and keep up the good work.
Thank you Ms Hornsby and parent helpers for helping Baverstock Oaks school take part in the inter school softball tournament. Leah Pillay Room 23
Performing Arts has had a great start at Baverstock Oaks with Year 2 – 6 classes going to see Miss Carter in room 25 regularly. This week the Year 6’s have been looking at the art of clowning; from history to some of the key skills involved. As part of this, all Year 6 classes got to make balloon animals, and some students used this skill at the school picnic. Here are some photos of Room 24 and 29 with their balloon animals. We are looking forward to more exciting adventures in Performing Arts to come.
Year 5/6 Swimming Sports
The Year 5/6 attended swimming sports on Friday 28 February 2020 at Lloyd Elsmore Pools. It was great to see so many children giving it a go and supporting each other. Congratulations to those students who got placements and will go on to compete in the inter-school swimming sports.
Second Hand Uniform Shop
Welcome back to Angela Grieve from Harcourts
This year we are lucky enough to continue to have a sponsor to provide free lunchboxes to each new child starting at Baverstock Oaks. We welcome back Angela Grieve from ‘Harcourts’. Angela is passionate about helping families in our area to sell their home and/or find a new home for your family. With every house she sells, Angela makes a $500 donation to the SPCA which is a wonderful cause. Well done Angela, and we look forward to working with you.
Kings School – Academic Scholarships for Year 7, 2021
Artz on Show School Holiday Performing Arts Workshop