School Newsletter
Learn to Grow

Term 4 Week 2 Kawerongo

Important Dates 

Read A Thon continues… 

25th – 28th October – Book Week and Scholastic Book Fair

28th October – Character Parade

31st October – Read A Thon Closes

15th November – Year 3 – 6 Athletics Day

15th November – PTA Meeting

17th November – PTA Golf Day

25th November – NZEI Day School Closed

29th Year 5 Millennium Trip

30th November – Board Meeting

1st December – Year 5 Millennium Trip

6th/7th December – Year 5 Botannical Gardens Trip

9th December – Greenhithe Summer Festival

13th December – PTA Meeting

15th December – Last Day at School for 2022


31st January – Meet the Teacher Interviews

1st February – Start of Term 1 2023

Community Notices

Before School Care:   Lorna:  [email protected]

After School Care:      Karen:  027 223 5934

Piano:  Susan Fraser:  021 378 007

Guitar/Drums:  Paul Barry – [email protected], ph:  022 198 0044

Principal’s News

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

As we move through term 4 we are continuing to encourage our wonderful children to use their PRIDE values in all aspects of school life. Our PRIDE values of Perseverance, Respect, Initiative, Diligence and Excellence are very important to us at school and are displayed on the posts by our main entrance. We love giving our PRIDE certificates when we catch children showing our values, these are then displayed in the office, before coming home with the children. It is certainly one of the highlights of my day to see our values being shown around our school. In the last two weeks, the children who have gained these awards are: Eli Sharples, Damon Lynch, Levi Bloem, Logan Bloem, Frankie Fagan, Louis Farr, Mohamed Hafez, Rory Aranky, Matthew Cruttwell, Brighton Burns, Tom Hulme, Finn Durbin, Zion Hsu, Zach Stephens, Ron Yao, Lincoln Henley.

Building Work

After many years of discussions with the Ministry we are finally able to have the renovation work started on the classroom block by the Junior playground. This work will begin tomorrow and we have a finish date towards the end of March. The area will be fenced off during the renovations. This will mean no access between that block and the library. We retain the junior playground throughout, but lose access from the playground to the field. While we will have some minor disruptions to the site, in the long term this will give us an amazing space for our children to learn.  

Donations and Activity Fees

I’d like to say thank you to those who have made their school donation and paid the activity fees, without your contributions, we couldn’t offer the sporting, cultural or educational opportunities we can at Greenhithe School. If you need to still make your donation or pay the activity fee for term 4, please log into your Kindo account, where contributions can be made. 

Book Week

Book week has been a great success and I’d like to thank Gabriella Aranky for her hard work and organisation. I have loved seeing the passion for reading being ignited. We have had Graci Kim, a wonderful author,  visit us and talk to our senior children. I know they enjoyed the opportunity to hear from her. The book sales will continue in the library until Wednesday morning. Please note that access to the library will only be through the door by the turf, due to the renovation work.


It’s lovely to see the children visiting and starting school with us. We are filling our existing classes rapidly! If you have a child who will start with us during term 4 or in 2023, please contact the school. Enrolment forms are available on the school website. If you have friends who may also have children starting with us next year, please encourage them to get in touch (09-4139838 or [email protected]).

Ngā mihi 

Stephen Grady


Greenhithe School

Community Connections

Read A Thon Fundraiser

Our spot prize winners so far are: Kenneth, Jungmin, Param, Holly, Victoria, Amelia, Lucas, Ashton, Chloe, Rewan, Nikita, Annabel amd Karlos. These prizes will continue over the next couple of days. Keep READING Greenhithe you are doing an amazing job!

Geronimo Stilton also came to visit today and we are hoping he is back for the character parade tomorrow.

Sports Corner     Korero hākinakina


Our Touch competition started last night. It was great to see so many children out there having a go and at the same time having fun! Thank you to all of the parents who have put their hand up to coach or manage a team, it is greatly appreciated. Nicky Wallace who runs the Touch module, is looking for more Touch referees both adult and student. If you or any of your older children are interested in joining the referees team, please contact Nicky on 021 289 3678. Referees will be trained and are paid.


Our Senior School Athletics (Years 4-6) are going to be held at Wainoni Park on Tuesday 15th November (saver day Wednesday 16th November). A newsletter will be coming out next week with details of the day. 


Amy from Room 22, competed in the New Zealand U13 National Badminton Championships in the school holidays. She won the girls singles title, the girls doubles title and the Division 2 mixed doubles title. Wow, what a fantastic achievement Amy, we are super proud of you.



If there is anything that you would like included in the school newsletter, an achievement that you think is worth sharing, please email me at [email protected] 

Sharon Hilton-Jones

Sports Co-ordinator           


Yummy Apple Stickers

Well done Greenhithe School.  We have earned a total of $834.00 to be spent on sports equipment.  Mrs Hilton-Jones will purchase sports equipment for each syndicate.  We will put a photo of our new sports equipment in a future newsletter.  Keep collecting Yummy Apple Stickers to redeem next year.

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