Tēnā Koutou, Talofa Lava, Malo e Lelei, Namaste, Ni sa bula, Noaia’e mauri, Fakalofa lahi atu, Kia Orana, Ni Hao, An Nyung Ha Sai Yo, Nay Ho, Hej, Hallo, Sawat Dee, Cześć, Goeie Dag, សួស្តី, Здравствуйте, hola. Greetings to our school families.

Before you know it it is the end of the term. Thank you so much for all the support for our Walkathon on Wednesday. Our children did so well keeping up the energy and enthusiasm for the entire afternoon. Please help your children chase up their sponsors. Well done to our PTA and for all the parents who donated baked goods. They were able to raise an extra $1200 after expenses on the day. 

As we go into the holidays make sure you take time to relax and spend some quality time with family and friends. With my other hat on, with the change to daylight saving, please ensure you have working smoke alarms in your houses. It is a firefighters worst nightmare if they turn up to a house on fire with persons reported due to them not evacuating. Remember to have an escape plan and a safe meeting place. Your Year 0-2’s will be revisiting this in Term 4 so they will also be reminding you.

Noho ora mai

Stay well, look after yourself, good bye. 

Trent Morley – Acting Principal/ SENCo

School Holidays

The school holidays run from Saturday 1st October to Sunday 16th October. The school office will be open 9am-3pm Wed 12th Oct – Fri 14th Oct for new enrolments, uniforms and other enquiries. If you need childcare during the holidays please contact Lauren at Kelly Club at snellsbeach@kellyclub.co.nz

Travelwise Week

What fun we have had this week celebrating Travelwise Week with our students and parents. Starting the week with the “Big Walk to School” followed by our wonderful Walkathon, and rocking out in style with the Fancy Feet parade this morning! This week has been all about emphasizing  healthy and environmentally friendly ways to get to school and having a whole heap of fun in the process! Here are some photos from the week:



Miracle Berries in Puriri 1

Puriri 1, having braved eating bugs such as crickets and mealworms earlier this year with Mr Chapman, took their next taste challenge, trying the appropriately named Miracle Berries! These berries briefly block the sour and bitter taste receptors of the tongue, so ordinarily sour foods like lemon taste super sweet instead. They happily ate lemons, grapefruit, limes, and other assorted sour and bitter foodstuffs as part of the experiment; an unusual way of getting children to eat their fruit!

Milk bottle lids needed

We are making some resources for literacy and please need plastic milk/cream bottle lids of any colour. Please save them up and drop to the office.

Meditation Classes

Some of our parents may need this class during the holidays! So take some time for yourself and contact Laura for more information.

Marathon-running Fundraisers

We have some wonderful SBS parents who are running the Auckland Half Marathon on 3oth October and are fundraising for our school. They have started a givealittle page to help with their fundraising: https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/auckland-half-marathon-for-snells-beach-school

Warkworth Athletics

Club nights are on Wednesdays and start at 5.30 pm. For the juniors, we are finished and packed up by 6.30 pm and no later than 6.45 pm for the seniors. Our first club night will be October 26th, and we will run for 7-8 weeks on either side of Xmas (15 weeks approx in total). We will most probably start the second half of the season Feb 1st 2023. Our club operates out of Shoesmith Reserve in Warkworth. We are open for Juniors (3-6) and Seniors (7-14). Your child’s age is based on how old they are on 31st December 2022. We are relaxed if you wish to move children up on down between the grades once the season starts. For more information contact athleticswarkworth@gmail.com

New Mixed Martial Arts School in Warkworth

The Power Project MMA is Warkworth’s newest mixed martial arts school. Coach Ben has more than 20yrs experience in Muay Thai and sports coaching, and is passionate about bringing high-level MMA coaching to kids and adults alike, in a fun and safe environment. Kids classes (9yrs +) are a mix of games, cardio, and technical drills. Tuesdays 5.30-6.15pm at Warkworth Scout Hall. $10 drop in, or $80 for a 10 class concession. krubennz@gmail.com 0223046242

Totally Psyched – Mental Healthcare for Families, Teens & Kids

Totally Psyched are a compassionate team of professional, highly qualified psychologists, doctors and therapists who are dedicated to supporting your child every step of the way. Located in Warkworth. For a detail list of services, please check out our school Facebook page.

Speech Language Therapy Sessions Here At School
One of our parents, Kendall Stewart is a Speech Language Therapist.
She is running private therapy sessions every Wednesday at school.
If you have any concerns regarding your child’s pronunciation, language use, comprehension or stuttering then give her a call, text or email.
Together you can discuss whether Speech Therapy could help.