Newsletter February 24th 2023

School Newsletter
Learn to Grow

Term 1 Week 4 Kawerongo

Important Dates 



27th – 10th March – Dental Van @school


16th – Interschool Swimming Yr 4-6 @                             Coatesville      

17th – Save Day Interschool Swimming

21st – 22nd March – Year 5 trips Millennium

24th March – Nanogirl visits Greenhithe

24th March – Yr 6 trip Auckland Museum

29th March – BOT Meeting 6.45pm

6th April – End of Term 1



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

School Uniform Shop on-site: – Tuesday 2.45 – 3.15pm

Principal’s News

Dear parents,

Todays’ Cultural Whānau morning is something we have tried to do since I became principal! With either weather or Covid restrictions causing the cancellation! This year we were determined to go ahead, despite the disrupted start. Thank you for coming in and sharing the morning with us. It is wonderful to be having our community events again.

Swimming Pool

After weather influenced delays and some material shortages we have finally been able to restore the swimming pool! It has been filled over this week and Maeke is working hard to prepare the pool for next week. We get no Ministry funding for the pool, so without your school donations it is something we would be unable to keep running, with ongoing maintenance costs. The children will be enjoying this facility from next week. Your child’s teacher will provide details of their swimming days.

Raising Money

Thank you for supporting the gold coin donations today for the non uniform day to raise money for flood ravaged areas of New Zealand. We raised over $1000 for these areas. This is our highest charity fundraiser from a non uniform day.

Greenhithe Community

Our school is part of a wonderful community. I would like to take a moment to thank an amazing group of people in our community. I’d like to acknowledge the work of the volunteer fire brigade. The recent tragic events in Muriwai have shown the immense dedication and sacrifice these amazing people make to keep their communities safe. Our Greenhithe Fire Brigade are always at the centre of our community events, support the school with our fire safety and were a great support in the recent weather events. Thank you for all you do.  

School Donations and Activity Contributions

These donations and contributions allow us to be able to run special days at school, have amazing trips for your children and keep the swimming pool running! Thank you for supporting us to give your child the best opportunities we can.

School Donation – $55 per term or $220 for the whole school year (this is the same as previous

years, however the discount for early payment has been removed). The amount for 3rd or

subsequent children will remain at $37.50 per term or $150 for the whole school year.

Classroom Activity Contributions – $40 per term or $160 for the whole school year.

Kindo is our preferred method for all your school payments. We also have links for you to follow on our school website in the Community Connect section or in the drop down on the Info tab.

If you have any trouble setting up your Kindo account, please follow the help links on the Kindo website.

Ngā mihi 

Stephen Grady


Community Connections

Cultural Whanau Day

Today at Greenhithe our wonderful parent community came and shared an amazing cultural experience with our children. It was wonderful to see so many of our parents attend. Smiles, laughs and many connections were made today. Thank you also for the GOLD COIN donations towards the Red Cross Disaster Fund, we raised a MASSIVE $1055.00. Thank you so much.

Sports Corner     Korero hākinakina


Our Senior School Swimming Sports (Years 4-6) will be held on Tuesday 28th February, Saver Day Thursday 2nd March.  Here is a timetable of the events. You are all welcome to come along and watch your children. We still require a few more parents to help with timing for the 9 and 10 year olds. If you are able to help, please email me [email protected]

9am – 11am  10 Year Old BOYS and GIRLS   

Freestyle – 1 length

Non-Competitive flutter-board races  – 1 length

Backstroke –   1 length

Breaststroke  – 1 length

Medley –    1 length each of  backstroke/breaststroke/freestyle

11-30am-12-50pm  9 Year Old BOYS and GIRLS

Freestyle – 1 length

Non-Competitive flutter-board races – 1 length

Backstroke –   1 length

Breaststroke  – 1 length

Medley –    1 length each of backstroke/freestyle

1-15pm – 3pm   8 Year Old BOYS and GIRLS

Freestyle – 1 length

Non-Competitive flutter-board races – 1 length

Backstroke –   1 length

Breaststroke  – 1 length

MINIBALL (modified basketball)

Miniball registrations will be closing on Kindo tomorrow.. Miniball is played on a Tuesday night at Eventfinda in Glenfield and is for Years 3-6 children, girls and boys. Each competition runs for two terms (known as Semesters). All the relevant information is on Kindo. 


Netball registrations will be closing on Monday. Netball is for all ages and genders. Games for Years 1-4 children are played on a Saturday morning at Pinehurst School and for Years 5 and 6 children, games are played on a Wednesday after school at Netball North Harbour, Northcote. All competitions are for Terms 2 and 3. You will find all other relevant information on Kindo


Hockey registrations are now open. Hockey is played after school on a Monday and is for all Years 3-6 children. Games are held at the North Harbour Hockey Centre, Bush Road, Rosedale. The competition starts in Term 2 and runs through to the end of Term 3. 


When you sign your child up for a sport through Kindo, you will be asked to confirm you have read the Code of Conduct for Players, Parents, Coaches or Managers. It is important that you read through these for yourself and with your child, as our school places a lot of importance on our children representing the school with our PRIDE values. 


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   

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