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.

What a start to Term 3.  There are many bugs around as well as Covid.  These continue to have had a significant  impact on our teaching and support staff.  Our Ākonga Rerekētanga  staff and part timers have been wonderful slotting in and taking classes as we struggle to find relievers on a daily basis.  I’m sure as we head closer to spring the illnesses will reduce and we can get back to a more settled time with staffing.  

Thank you to parents who continue to send their children to school on a regular basis.  This is essential as we try to fill in the gaps in your child’s learning that occurred due to the lockdowns over the last two years.  Currently our schoolwide attendance is between 85-90%.  If your child is unwell please keep them at home, but every other day they need to be attending school.   

Healthy Active Learning

Next term our school begins an exciting journey with the Healthy Active Learning initiative.  Lynn Kilpatrick at Sport Auckland will be our Healthy Active Learning Advisor working alongside our staff to improve wellbeing for all of our tamariki.  We are excited to continue to grow opportunities for our tamariki through this partnership over the next two years.  Our community will also play an important role in this partnership. Therefore we would really appreciate if you could complete this survey to help inform our next steps as a school.

Road Safety

As parents you are the role models for all our children in ensuring our children are safe.  Please ensure if you are crossing Baverstock Rd or Erica Rd on the way to or from school you ALWAYS use the crossings we have.  Other children watch what you do and will follow your actions.  

We are currently negotiating with the Auckland Transport Authority and the Howick Board to have a footpath constructed from Chapel Rd up Baverstock Rd linking with the footpath out side the Best Start Early Childhood Centre.  We know this is a safety concern during the winter, as children are walking on the road as the grass area is too muddy. 

There are a number of parents who are using the Best Start carpark to pick up and drop off their children.  This is not safe as many of our children cross the entrance to the ECE and it is concerning for the safety of the pre-schoolers at the centre.  Please find an alternative place to park and walk to collect your child or use the drop off zone.

Stay safe and well. 

Noho ora mai
Genée Crowley

East Auckland Interschool Chess Competition

On Wednesday the 15 of June, 16 of our finest players competed in the Eastern Zone Interschool Chess Competition.  They joined other schools in the area at Point View Primary for the chance to represent the region at the Chess Nationals later in the year.  Our team, consisting of students across the school, competed in 6 rounds of action packed chess.  Our students battled hard and had good success across the day, winning a number of exciting and nail biting matches.  At the end of the competition, we didn’t make it to Nationals but everyone had a fun day and learnt lots, ready to compete again next year.  Special thanks to Mrs Finnigan for all the hours spent training and preparing the team.  Thanks also to Ms Emery (Warner’s Mum) and Mr Thomposn for transporting the team to the competition.

World Tiger Day

Last week was World Tiger Day and in Room 11, we watched some videos about tigers, to see the different types of tigers there are in the world and where they live.  We were able to see how powerful they are and how they move .
We were shocked to find out that there used to be about 100,000 tigers in the world and now there are about 3,800- this is so sad.  Many have died because forests have been cut down, but also many have been killed for their coats.   We made tiger headbands and  wrote about tigers.  We had some great learning as well as some fun.

Baverstock Oaks School Rugby Team

After inconsistent playing opportunities in 2020/21 our Under 50kg boys finally got to participate at two Rugby Fun Days held at the Pakuranga Rugby Club.  As a fairly new squad, with a number of boys never playing rugby before, the Baverstock Oaks Rugby team took the field making our parents and teachers proud. While we had some losses but mostly wins, the boys played with spirit and displayed our BOS School values.  Thanks to Mr Macnamara and Soni from Marist Eastern Rugby, for giving the boys regular opportunities to train and prepare for this competition. Thank you also to all the parent’s who took the time to come and support the BOS rugby team for their games and thank you to the boys in the team for their commitment this year.

EPro8 Challenge Competition

The EPro8 Challenge is the inter-school science and engineering competition. Every year over 22,000 students from throughout New Zealand take part. Students participate in a series of events: firstly within their school and then inter-school. These events are designed to promote science and engineering. The top teams from the EPro8 Internal Event qualify for the inter-school event.
28 of Year 5 and 6 students participated in an internal school competition on 25th and 26th July at Baverstock Oaks School. All the students worked extremely hard to complete tasks. Congratulations to these students for winning the competition and we wish you all the best at the inter school event on Wednesday 25th August at Pasadena International School.
First Place:  Andrew Liew (Rm21, Year 5), Fardin Bhamji (Rm21, Year 5),  Joshua Zhu (Rm21, Year 5), Yao-Zhao Teh (Rm21, Year 5)
Second PlaceShailu Chintakrindi (Room 29, Year 6), Annie Su (Room 30, Year 6), Leon Qiu (Room 30, Year 6), Zoe Pillay (Room 30, Year 6)

Year 4, 5, 6 Cross Country

Monday 8 August we were pleased to complete our annual Cross Country for Year 4, 5, 6 at Barry Curtis Park.   Well done to all our students that participated and congratulations to the top eight placings who will go on to compete at the inter-school cross country held next Tuesday.

Year 4 Boy Results
1st Lucas Yang,  2nd Shawn Yang, 3rd Alex Thov, 4th Yashua Londhe, 5th Keith Mai, 6th William Lyu, 7th Aasrith Mudunri, 8th Aayush Patel

Year 4 Girls Results
1st Ava Lipscombe, 2nd Bryna Yu, 3rd Prishaa Mehta, 4th  Cammi Wu, 5th Begeelia Tran, 6th Ashleigh Else, 7th Edelina Amenudzi, 8th Sofia Graham

Year 5 Boys Results
1st Terrence Ding, 2nd Alex Taing, 3rd Ethan Shao, 4th Joshua Zhu, 5th Joel Gunawan, 6th Rishi Renjith, 7th Hugo Ng, 8th Malik Berima-Fowler

Year 5 Girls Results
1st Siyumi Dehiwala, 2nd Natasha Caddy, 3rd Surriya Mughal, 4th Hannah Bak, 5th Emily Phan, 6th Annabelle Ding, 7th Cassie Cheung, 8th Mai Sylver

Year 6 Boys Results
1st Braden Watson, 2nd Archie Lipscombe, 3rd Kevin Gu, 4th Ken Mai, 5th Ryder Couper, 6th Jethro Le Roux, 7th Howard Tung, 8th Xzavier Innes

Year 6 Girls Results
1st Carmen Martin, 2nd Bella Graham, 3rd Addyson Burke, 4th Angel Yang, 5th Samantha Ros, 6th Nicole Chen, 7th Janessa Naran, 8th Kelly Everett


Do you have a child turning 5 in the next 6-12 months?

If you have a child turning 5 within the next six to twelve months and you live in the Baverstock Oaks School Zone please contact the school office by phone 09 278-6741 to arrange a time to pickup an enrolment pack.

Second hand school uniform
The second hand uniform shop will be open again on Tuesday 13 September from 8.30am – 9.00am.  If you require any items in between shop hours please email these enquiries to [email protected]
We welcome any school uniform donations and especially of  larger sizes, if you would like to donate any items please drop these off at the school office.
School Board Elections