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, 안녕하세요Greetings to our school families.

Our first ever “Kings” Birthday Weekend – have been tripping over that name all week. Old habits die hard!

Our Year 6’s are literally bristling with excitement for camp next week, heading off on Tuesday morning. Please be aware that there may be more car traffic than usual as parents drop students off with all their gear. The final cost to parents was $190 – that means we fundraised $246 per Year 6 student to get them there! A amazing effort, considering the rafting alone costs $99. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates and to share the fun.

We had a great turn out to our Year 0-2 Structured Literacy evening last week. Many thanks to those that came along – the feedback was very positive, and we are glad it was helpful.

Thank you for the many messages of support we have received regarding industrial action by teachers in all schools. We have to keep good people in our profession, and must be able to provide the right support for our students.

Ngā mihi nui,

Kathryn Ramel


School Diary

Week 7: Mon 5 Jun – Fri 9 Jun

  • Mon 05.06 King’s Birthday Holiday
  • Tues 06.06 Year 6 Camp Tongariro
  • Weds 07.06 Year 6 Camp Tongariro
  • Thur  08.06 Year 6 Camp Tongariro
  • Fri 09.06 Year 6 Camp Tongariro

Week 8: Mon 12 Jun – Fri 16 Jun

  • Weds 16.06 ADHD & NeuroDiverse Parenting Evening with Dr Sarah Watson here at SBS at 7pm
  • Fri 19.6   Whole School Assembly

Week 9: Mon 19 Jun – Fri 23 Jun

  • Thu 22.06 Freaky Friday Matinee Production – Mahurangi College (Seniors Only)
  • Fri 23.6     Reports home

Welcome to our new students – we hope you enjoy your time at our school!

Nevaeh L, Eunsoo P and Isla S

Puriri 1 – Trees for Survival Planting
As a school, we are very proud of the now thousands of trees that we have planted in our local area over the years.  All our seedlings are raised here on site, in our growing unit. This week is was some of our Year 4 students in Puriri 1 out and about doing Trees for Survival Planting. A huge thanks to the parents who came and “got amongst it” on the day, Mr Chapman for all his organisation in the day, and Mrs Holland for all her special care of our seedlings here at school. The land owners, on which the planting happened, were full of positive praise and appreciation for our students efforts. Here are some pics from the day:
Join a Biking School Bus!

The Ariki Express Cycle Train is all set to start this term – students can ride to school supervised by a parent “Bus Driver”. The Bus route will be:


  • 8am – Bottom of Ariki Drive by the beach
  • 8.05am – Sunrise Boulevard Playground
  • 8.10am – Dalton Road Playground
  • 8.15am – Dalton Road/Mahurangi East Road Bus Stop
  • 8.17am – Mahurangi East Road/Iris Street
  • 8.19am – Iris Street/Foster Cres

For a permission slip and to enrol your child, please contact Miss Sarah Jolliffe in Rimu 2 or email sjolliffe@snellsbeach.school.n

Free Parent Information Evening: Childhood Anxiety and ADHD. Weds 14 June, at SBS. 

Parenting in a Neurodiverse World. Speaker: Dr Sarah Watson
Sarah is the Founder, Managing Clinic Director, and a registered Child & Adolescent Clinical Psychologist at Totally Psyched, based in Warkworth and Takapuna. Sarah specialises in working with children, adolescents and families across a variety of areas,
especially neurodiverse young people and their parents. She runs ADHD parenting groups, lectures in GP & psychiatry training at the University of Auckland and contributes to magazines, peer reviewed journals, radio, conferences, television and documentaries.

Movement, Co-ordination & Fitness Classes adapted for Neurodiverse & Disabled Students


Active+ After School Club

School Holiday activities – basketball
School Holiday activities – Rippa Rugby
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. 0275888879
Reactor Drama – Term 2, 2023
Our classes are tailored to the capabilities and talents of the students in each class. Through games, skits, theater sports, script work, improvisation and more we work to encourage and nurture confidence and a love of performing.
Mondays (24th April start) at the Betty Paxton Room- Snells Beach
3:30-4:30 (recommended Year 4-6)
4:30-5:30 (recommended Year 7+)
Thursdays (27th April start) at the Matakana Hall- Matakana
3:15-4:15 (recommended Year 5-6) LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE
4:20-5:20 (recommended Year 7+) LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE
Limited spaces available in each class. Waitlist options available. Register your interest with Kendall on 0275888879 or reactorclass@gmail.com
Further information can be found on our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/reactordrama

Dance Time Warkworth

Got a kid who loves to dance?

At Dance Time Warkworth, we offer kids a fun and enjoyable way to dance with different styles to offer including Littlies Ballet, Jazz classes and Hip Hop.

Established in 2022 we have gathered an amazing community of kids who love each class. Teachers Jess and Amali have a combined 20+ years of dance experience through all levels and have a passion for making dance a fun experience.

We are located just down the road from school at the Shoesmith Hall in Warkworth, with our timetable on Facebook – Dance Time Warkworth.

Or contact Jess at dancetimewarkworth@gmail.com

Keeping in touch

In current times more that ever, keeping in touch is important. We need to be able to contact whanau quickly and efficiently. If you have changed address or contact details, please let us know asap, either via email admin@snellsbeach.school.nz, or by calling the school office 09 425 6058. 

  • Following our school Facebook page or Instagram

“Snells Beach School”, which operate as a digital newsletters. This is a great way to get quick updates and reminders

  • Downloading our School App

Simply download the “Skool Loop” app from either App Store or Play Store & select “Snells Beach School” from the drop down box to receive instant notifications & reminders.

  • Subscribing to our school email database

Please email us admin@snellsbeach.school.nz to be added to the list. If you do not receive this newsletter via email on Friday afternoon, you are NOT in our database. All new families should have been added – please check. You can unsubscribe at any time.