Tena Kotouatoa, Talofa, Greetings to our school families

Welcome back everyone!  It is has been so great to see you all this week after the holidays and although we are still not free of the flu, with quite a few having been sick over the break and still away, the fine days this week have helped us feel as if things are getting better.

This week, Mrs Freckleton finishes with us full time, after looking after Totara 2 while Mrs Gore has been away.  Thank you Mrs Freckleton for everything you have done!  Eleven students moved from Kauri 1 to Kauri 2 to start this term and they have settled in really well.  Thank you Kauri 2 students and Miss Jolliffe for welcoming them so nicely!

The Board of Trustees very sadly received the resignation of Mrs Joss Shurey on Wednesday evening.  The Shurey family are relocating to the United Kingdom and we will be very sad to see them go. Joss has served the parent community and the school exceptionally well during her time on the Board and will be sorely missed.  We wish her and the family all the very best for their future adventures. The process for replacing Mrs Shurey is outlined below, as the Board has resolved to fill the causal vacancy by selection.  There is a clear process to follow for this which will get underway immediately.

We look forward to a productive and busy term ahead.  The complete term diary is set out below for you to note those events that you and your children will be a part of and we hope to see you at some of these.


Jill Corkin


Welcome to Our New Students – we hope you enjoy your time at our school!

Kauri 1 – Jaxx Repia, Dylan Brangwynne

Kauri 2 – Reg Murphy

Kahikatea 2 – Crystal Collins

Manawa 2 – Tre Murphy

Nikau 1 – Riley James


Board of Trustees News

Snells Beach School Board of Trustees

Casual Vacancy for Elected Trustee

A casual vacancy has occurred on the board of trustees for an elected parent representative.

The Board has resolved under section 105 of the Education Act 1989 to fill the vacancy by selection.

If ten percent or more of eligible voters on the school roll ask the board within 28 days of this notice being published to hold a by-election to fill the vacancy, then a by-election will be held.

Any eligible voter who wishes to ask the Board to hold a by-election should write to:

The Chairperson

Board of Trustees

Snells Beach School

PO Box 26

Snells Beach 0942

By 25 August 2015



School Diary for Term 3

 Week 1

Monday 20 July                Term 3 Starts

Wednesday 22 July         Pre-school visitors – Kauri 1, Parents open day & evening – Mahurangi College, 6.30pm BOT Meeting

Thursday 23 July              Vision & Hearing Testing

Friday 24 July                     2.10pm FULL SCHOOL ASSEMBLY – Manawa 2 slot (Middle), Schooners House Captains, NEWSLETTER TODAY

Week 2

Tuesday 28 July                 ICAS English Exam

Wednesday 29 July         Pre-school visitors – Kauri 1

Thursday 30 July               9.30am – New parents morning tea in the staffroom


Week 3

BOOKWORM MONTH STARTS (August)with a variety of activities during the day at school to promote reading.

Tuesday 4 August            9-12.30 – Group of senior students visiting illustrator at Mahurangi Library

Wednesday 5 August     Manawa 2 Trip to Warkworth Museum

Thursday 6 August          School Cross Country

Friday 7 August              NEWSLETTER TODAY


Week 4

BOOKWORM MONTH (August) Continues

Middle School Bookmark Competition this week

Monday 10 August          Cross Country Save Day

Tuesday 11 August          ICAS Maths Exam

Friday 14 August             2.10pm FULL SCHOOL ASSEMBLY – Totara 1 slot (Snr), Dories House Captains


Week 5

BOOKWORM MONTH (August) Continues

Tuesday 18 August         Interschool Cross Country

Wednesday 19 August   Interschool Cross Country Save Day

Friday 21 August             NEWSLETTER TODAY


Week 6

BOOKWORM MONTH (August) Continues

Junior colouring competition in the library this week at lunchtimes

Wednesday 26 August   6.30pm BOT Meeting

Thursday 27 August       RIPPA RUGBY TOURNAMENT at Mahurangi Rugby Club, 11am – 12 noon Story Lines Tour (Senior Students)

Friday 28 August               Daffodil Day Fundraising & colouring competition judging


Week 7

Monday 31 August          9.15am Steve & Riley Hathaway – Young Ocean Explorers Talk

Friday 4 September        2.10pm FULL SCHOOL ASSEMBLY – Kauri 1 slot (Jnr), Scows House Captains, NEWSLETTER TODAY


Week 8

Friday 11 September      School Speech & Poetry Finals (start time TBC)


Week 9

Tuesday 15 Sept               Interschool Hockey

Wednesday 16 Sept         Interschool Hockey Save Day

Friday 18 September      NEWSLETTER TODAY


Week 10

Tuesday 22 September    Interschool Speeches TBC

Wednesday 23 Sept         6.30pm BOT Meeting

Friday 25 September      2.10pm FULL SCHOOL ASSEMBLY – Kauri 2 slot (Jnr), Cutters House Captains

 Friday 25 September      Term 3 Finishes

Term 4 starts on Monday 12 October 2015



Tuesdays/Wednesday/Thursday – Venue: Puriri 2

3.00pm – 4.00pm $10    or  3.00pm – 4.30pm $15

 A small afternoon tea is provided.  Phone Michelle Corrringham 021 08269480 for further information. 



We greatly appreciate the help we get from parents for picking up and washing the sick bay and staff room washing.  Special thanks to Mrs Marissa Bale for doing this last term!  If there is anyone who would like to take this over in Term 3, we would be very grateful.  Please contact Miss Henry in the school office.



Funsticks Hockey for Years 0-2. $20 joining fee for Term 3. See the flyer below for more information & contact details.

Funsticks Term 3 Flyer

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