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.

A Message From Our Principals

In class work hard and try your best and be kind. From Principal Archie.

Work hard and remember do the best you can. From Principal Max.

Try hard and have fun. From Principal Scarlett.

Ngā mihi nui,

The Sheehan Principals

School Diary

Week 2: Mon 16 Oct – Fri 20 Octy

  • Mon 16.10 Cricket with Northern Cricket (in classes)
  • Thurs 19.10 Big Shakeout Earthquake Drill 9:30am

Week 3: Mon 23 Oct – Fri 27 Oct

  • Mon 23.10 Labour Day
  • Tues 24.10 Board Meeting 6:30pm, Year 3 Swimming pm, Cricket with Northern Cricket
  • Weds 25.10 Te Hana Te Ao Marama (Year 5), Kāhui Ako Principals Review (SBS – all day)
  • Thurs 26.10 Te Hana Te Ao Marama Marae Visit (Year 6), Year 4 Swimming pm
  • Fri 27.10 Year 5 Bike Ready Cycle Skills, Year 6 Mahurangi College Orientation Day, Full School Assembly 

Week 4: Mon 30 Oct – Fri 3 Nov

Scholastic Book Fair in the Library – all week

  • Mon 30.10  Year 6 Bike Ready Cycle Skills, SBS athletics Y3 & 4. From 11:30am
  • Tues 31.10      SBS athletics. Sprints a.m. Senior athletics Y5 & 6 from 12.15, Year 3 Swimming 
  • Thurs 2.11    SBS athletics (save day), Year 4 Swimming 

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

George C, Ivy F, Ida H, Luka T, Lachlan S, Chloe S, Eden J, Boston G, Mathe T, Daisy-Rose C

Scholastic Book Fair in the Library – Week 4, Mon 30 Oct – Fri 3 Nov

Once again we will be holding a Scholastic Book Fair in our school Library later this term. Further details to follow, but the Fair will be available for book purchases after school daily. A great way to pick up a few books for Christmas prezzies. 

Kiwi Competitions – University of Canterbury

The Kiwi Competitions are a chance for our top academic scholars to compete, like our athletes compete at Zone Days. To be asked to participate means students are achieving at a high level. Congratulations to the following students for their achievements:


  • Year 5: Excellence – Johnny C, Elvie S, Merit – Amelie C, Tatum F, Achieved – Alexis C, Gus H, Participated – Kiki E, Helena H
  • Year 6: Merit – Ihaia C, Achieved – Ollie E, Kyron M, Participated – Amelia C, Eva D-R, Levi P


  • Year 5: Merit – Helena H, Achieved – Violet B-W, Zahria B, Fergus H, Paeton K-H, Participated – Tatum F, Amelie C
  • Year 6: Merit – Ariana R, Achieved – Ihaia C, Amelia C, Neve N, Participated – Sofia B, Alexandra B, Eva C, Eva D-R, Laelah I, Sequoia L-M, Isaac O’B, Levi P, Xanthe W


  • Year 5:  Merit – Zahria B, Achieved – Helena H, Marley B, Participated – Carter J, Kiki E
  • Year 6: Participated – Amelia C, Kyron M, Neve N, Isaac O’B, Daniel S

How do you get to be Principal for the Day?

This was an auction item at our PTA Quiz Night. We have another Principal of the Day family later this term due to a back log of dates – watch out for that as well. Fun for the whole school as the Principals bring in some extra rules for the day. Today we had an extended morning tea and lunch break!

Boot Camp here Saturday Mornings 8:30am, $10 with Frost Fit

Karate Classes here at SBS. Tuesdays 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
My name is Paul Hart and I am the Founder and Chief Instructor of Toukon Ryu Karate New Zealand; affiliated to JKF (Gojukai Japanese Karate Federation). I have been involved with Martial Arts for over 35 years. I have studied Goju Ryu Karate for the past 26 years and I have been teaching a variety of students from the age of 5 through to students in their 80s!
I’m very excited to be bringing karate to the local community.
Karate is the ideal sport / activity for kids and adults alike. In today’s world it is vital that we equip ourselves, and especially our children, with self defence skills.Karate helps promotes self-confidence, balance, fitness, co-ordination, discipline, courtesy, health and wellness, responsibility, and will power. Children may start training in Toukon Ryu Karate as young as 5 years of age.
Please come along on Tuesday 10th October to try it out first to see if you like it.
All other information regarding joining etc will be supplied at the class or feel free to txt Sensei Paul on 021 297 2431
Snells Beach Community Church – Mini Nip n Kwik
Saturday 14 October 8am – 12pm
Opposite the Fire Station, 325 Mahurangi East Rd
Plants, Cafe, Produce, Car Boot Sale, Sausage Sizzle
Car Boot Sale, only 10 Spaces. For booking call Gary 022 658 5700 or 09 425 5415
Church Services every Sunday 9am (HC is held on 4th Sunday). Anglican service on 2nd Sunday. Minister Simon Williams is here every Tuesday 12pm – 2pm ph 021 103 7150. The church lounge is available for hire: Functions, Club Meetings, Activities etc. For information, rates and books call Rosalie Miller 09 425 5612

Beginner Learn to Sail (LTS1) Optimist class

Beginner Learn to Sail (LTS1) Optimist class
Where: Algies Bay
When: Starting Sunday 15th October (2023 term 4 and 2024 term 1)
Start time: 8.30am – 12pm
Youth: 9 to 15year olds
Teaching kids to sail; instilling the passion of sailing from the grassroots that’s what we do.
At Sandspit Yacht Club we believe that lifelong sailing has huge benefits and we want as many kids as possible to have access to Yachting NZ’s Learn to Sail program Sailing is more than a sport and contribute to physical and mental development.
Participation in sailing can help build self-esteem, confidence, and build social skills.
Participation teaches children the benefits of goal-setting and practice. It breaks down barriers, helps make new friends, kids have fun, learn to be a team member and learn about fair play.
We have passionate coaches, great equipment and one of the best bays in the world to learn to sail.

Warkworth Scout Group

If going on awesome adventures, playing heaps of games, learning life skills, doing arts and crafts, making lots of friends sounds like your child, Warkworth Scout Group is offering free taster sessions for Kea and Cubs.

  • When:           Friday -during term time
  • Where:          Warkworth Scout Den Hall, Shoesmith Road, Warkworth
  • Times:            Keas (5-8 Years)from 4:45 pm to 5:45pm,  Cubs from ( 8-11 Years) 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Contact         Group Leader – Ian Grant 021 755 667


FrostFit Boot Camp

Every Saturday Morning, 8:30am in the SBS hall (undercover). All fitness levels.  $10 per class. Frost Fitness will be making a donation to SBS towards sports equipment and Education Outside the Classroom. Come along!

Speech Language Therapy Sessions Here At School

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.