Newsletter week 6

School Newsletter
Learn to Grow

Term 4 Week 6 Kawerongo

Important Dates 

25th November – NZEI Day School Closed

28th November – Year 1 Athletics

29th November – Northen Bays Athletics

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 – Year 6 Graduation 

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

Congratulations to the children who have been awarded a PRIDE certificate in the last week. It is always lovely to see our school values being used around our school. In the last little while, these children have been awarded a certificate: Riley Maskell, Nikita Strombeck, Madison Boyd, Jessie Bruce, Isla Willoughby

School Hats

In term 4 the wearing of a school hat is compulsory. While we do have shaded areas, it is not an option for children to not wear the hat and be under the shade sails instead. Please ensure your child has a NAMED SCHOOL hat. The hat is part of our uniform so it needs to be a school hat. Children without a hat may be asked to sit in an area outside their classroom in the shade.

School Events

In the last couple of weeks we have seen lots of children enjoy school events. We have held athletics days and many classes have been out on trips or have experiences coming up. I’d like to thank those parents who have helped at these events or trips or have come along to support the athletics days.  The children love having you as a helper or supporter at these experiences, and it is great to be able to get back to offering these experiences for our children.

School Pool

We are proud of our pool and continue to ensure it is maintained up to the required standards to be safe and usable. The pool has required some significant work to be able to continue to have it as a resource at our school. The work has been going on for a little while, and like most projects, we are suffering with lack of materials and availability of the suitably skilled experts to do the work. The work on the pool will continue over the summer, meaning we will be unable to offer the pool as a resource this summer break to the community. We are also continuing to work through the increasingly complex health and safety and Ministry of Education guidelines to ensure we can continue to operate the pool in a safe manner for our children. We look forward to the children being able to use the pool in term 1, as part of our Health and PE programme.

Reminder-Teacher only day on Friday 25th November- Please contact the YMCA, who will be onsite that day to provide a ‘holiday programme if parents require child care.

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Ngā mihi 

Stephen Grady


Greenhithe School

Sports Corner     Korero hākinakina


Our Senior School Athletics were held on Tuesday at Wainoni Park. Thank you to all the wonderful parents who helped with walking children down to the park and/or helped with an activity for the day. It was very much appreciated. 

We will be sending a team of children to compete at the Northern Bays Super Cluster Athletics on Tuesday 29th November. The results from this day will be published in the next school newsletter. 


Olivia from Room 15 who recently ran in the kids Auckland marathon (2km)  and won her age category – 1st of 204 competitors!  Olivia’s time was the 19th fastest out of 615 runners which included 12 year old boys and girls.

Other than the appalling weather it was a great day and Olivia enjoyed competing in her first Auckland marathon event. Way to go Olivia, we are super proud of you.


Caleb from Room 25 recently was awarded player of the year for his football team. Toby also from Room 25 was awarded the Fair Play award and Wyatt from Room 11 the Most Improved player.

Pictured here are Caleb, Wyatt and Toby.  Well done boys 🙂


Albany Junior High School is seeking new homestay families to host both long and short term international students. They are looking for families who can provide a friendly, supportive and caring home environment. This is an opportunity for both students and homestays to share cultures and create memorable experiences together. For more information and to learn about the remuneration, please contact Sarah Reid (AJHS International Coordinator) on  415 5473 Ext 660 or email: [email protected].nz or visit


The Greenhithe Xmas Market is back for 2022!

Fantastic things for the children and parents.

Free Xmas decoration decorating table – for the children to take home

Sand Art table

Lucky dips

Family photo area (fun or formal) – digital images will be emailed

Gift wrapping for a gold coin donation

Love to see you there!

Start date: Wed 9th Nov 2022

It’s play-based cricket coaching, led by our NZ Cricket Level 1 certified coach Dimuth, designed for beginner boys & girls Years 1-5.  

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