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Good afternoon Mrs Crowley,
Today I attended the Koanga festival held at Cockle bay school to watch my children perform for their school – Our lady star of the Sea. My children have attended every Koanga festival for the last 5 years and we have seen many groups in this time.

Prior to my children preforming I had the pleasure and such a great privilege to watch your amazing students perform today. Their voices were strong, proud and at times Angelic. Your students moved me emotionally so much I was compelled to write to you. So, thank you for sharing your beautiful Taonga with us today they made us very very Proud.

Mr Kani Hohaia
Dear Ms Crowley, Ms Shabbot and Ms Lee

CHAN, Ho Yan (Crystal)
Year 3 Room 5

It is Crystal’s last day in your school today! Thank you for all your support and guidance extended to our daughter.

Crystal is loving your school/class and is learning so much every day. She is fully embracing life in New Zealand through the school. On her first day of school in Baverstock Oaks, she told us that she made some “best friends”. I related it to Ms Crowley’s statement on the school website that “We value inclusivity and warmly welcome all new families to our school”. We truly felt that from all the staff and students in the school, especially from our direct interactions with yourself, Ms Shabbot and Leanne. We hope that other members of her class are also enjoying learning a different culture. We never know, one day we may be fortunate enough to meet them in Hong Kong because of a friendship established in Year 3!

Again, we really appreciate your efforts in accepting Crystal into your school/class on a short notice and for a short period of time. We attach a photo that was taken with Ms Crowley last week. Goodbye from Crystal and her little sister Amber!

Take care and best regards
Jennie & Rocky

Mrs Jenny Cho
Dear Ms Crowley

I hope you don’t mind me writing to you but I just wanted to let you know how impressed I was with the children and staff from Baverstock Oaks who were on the Kawau Island ferry yesterday. The children were so well organised, happy and obviously having a fabulous week!

I would like, in particular, to single out a group of four lovely boys who sat with my husband and I for their short ferry trip. They were polite, engaging and very mindful of the instructions given to be well-behaved! After we’d a quick chat with them they settled down to a game of cards and then said ‘bye’ when we left. I told them how impressed I was with their behaviour but I also wanted you to know.
Furthermore, when we were leaving the island, we saw one of the boys again who recognised us, said ‘hi’ again then waved us goodbye-brilliant!

I have just retired from teaching after 50 years service, both in NZ and the UK, and am very aware of the enormous challenges faced in teaching and learning. This is why I believe it is important to acknowledge a good job done by both staff and children. We never get a second chance to make a first impression and my impression of your school will forever be an excellent one!

I hope the staff who led the trip have a good rest over the weekend and enjoy the rest of your term.

Warmest wishes
Anthea Nash

Mrs Anthea Nash
“I would like to commend you on your fabulous organisation of the scooter training day held at Baverstock Oaks today. Not only were the children prepared to participate but the Student Travelwise Leaders took an active, engaged approach to helping those participating in the training which made everything run like clockwork. No doubt this is all due to your input into the students and the efforts you have put into the Travelwise programme throughout the year.”

Andrew Barrett | Community Transport Coordinator

Auckland Transport
“ I just want to pass on my compliments to the whole team that is supporting _______ at your school. It is really great for us to come to a school that is so holistic in their approach to managing children with difficulties and to work with teaching staff that are very willing to implement our suggestions and also display real talent at thinking outside the box on how best to tap into a child’s individual talents. We are aware that this approach needs to be guided and encouraged by the Senior Leadership Team and this certainly happens at Baverstock Oaks. It is rewarding to work with a Solution Focussed school. You may not even be aware of it but your school really does follow the World Health Organisation’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health Guidelines
Keep up the great work!”
South Auckland Physical Disabilities Service
Rainbow’s End staff were absolutely delighted with our children who went there last week for the photo shoot for their new attraction – AA Drivers Town. They said they love having Baverstock Oaks students there as they are always so polite, listen well and despite having to wait around during the filming their behaviour was amazing. They said they have adult groups who can’t behave as well as these 7 year olds did. Well done to our staff and children who represented our school so well – this is wonderful feedback!

Rainbows End
Last week we had the Dental Caravan visiting. This is the feedback form one of the dental nurses. Well done team…….

“Just wanted to pass on our thanks to you & your staff for making the Dental team so welcome.

Please also thank on our behalf the marvellous ladies in the office for all the arrangements with runners

It was so appreciated.

The children at Baverstock Oaks are just delightful, they are polite & very caring toward each other, it was such a pleasure to be onsite, we all commented on what fine citizens of the world will graduate from Baverstock Oaks.”

Best regards

Lyn Henry I Team Leader South 4

Auckland Regional Dental Service
Baverstock Oaks School is extremely lucky to have CrestClean to keep our school clean. They have introduced a “Cleanest Classroom” competition. This year Room 12 have won this competition every week. Check out the link below to see what happened when Room 12 received their prize for the term.

CrestClean Feedback

CrestClean Cleaning Company
“From all our whanau … we just want to say how amazingly proud of our son we are!!
The Baverstock Oaks kapa haka group were phenomenal today … you have all worked so hard with them and it sure showed today when they were on stage!
We are so proud to see our son up there, special thanks to you Robert for encouraging him to join!
Our daughter can’t wait to be part of the group next year!
Was a fantastic day all round seeing our older two, perform with MHJC and also seeing some other schools … they were all fantastic!

Your hard work certainly doesn’t go unnoticed … thank you again from us all!”

Parent feedback after Kapa Haka performance at the Koanga Festival
I just want you to know how fortunate we are to be part of the wonderful Baverstock family. I have no words to express my gratitude for all the support provided for our son. The efforts and time spent on ensuring that he is happy and enjoys learning at school is commendable. Every time I talk about BOS my eyes get moist (happy tears) and the heart bursts with pride for all the love, kindness, support and compassion the school has shown towards my family since our daughter started school. The experience has always been positive. I am already worrying about what will happen when our son finishes school in two years’ time. Praying and hoping that Baverstock expands to Intermediate classes as well. It’s because the school cares, my children have been directed to trust themselves in all they can do to become anyone they dream of.
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Hi Mrs Crowley
Just wanted to convey my sincerest gratitude to all who arranged and organised the Babes at Baverstock! It was my first one and I was really deeply touched by the thoughtfulness that went into it making it a special day for us moms and daughters. I could see how exhausting it was for staff and yet you all just went about it with such gusto and cheer!
Just want to convey my deepest gratitude to you and your amazing team! I’m sure I speak for all moms and whanau who attended! It was such a special and beautiful day!
Thank you 😊
Kalpana (Keeras Mom)
Kalpana Govind

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