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.

Welcome to our Principals of the Day!

A message from Principal Jack:

Movember is gone now, it’s December! Pinch and a punch for the first day of the month!  I’ve had this fun experience and didn’t have to do maths!

A message from Principal Harry:

Hi my name is Harry K! Don’t forget Christmas carols next Friday! Also, forget about maths today – its the worst thing in the universe.

A message from Principal Sam:

I am Sam  – It is nearly the end of the year! I Hope you have a good end of year!

Important End of Year Dates  

  • Mon 4 Dec – SBS Picnic Day 9:00am – 3:00pm ( Years 3 – 6 at Scandrett Regional Park, Year 0 -2 at Snells)
  • Fri 8 Dec SBS Carols & Craft/Food stalls from 5:00pm –  Featuring Junior (Yr 0 – 2) & Senior (Yr 3 – 6) Kapa Haka Roopu & Carols Choir (Yrs 3 – 6)
  • Weds 13 Dec – SBS Prize Giving (Whole School) 10am & Awards Ceremony (Years 4 – 6 including Year 6 Graduation Certificates) 1pm
  • Thurs 14 Dec – Year 6 Graduation in the evening  (6pm – parents from 8pm)
  • Fri 15 Dec – Last day 2023! School finishes at 2pm. Buses leave just before 2pm. Kelly Club runs as per usual. 

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

Iylah N, Aurora T and  Leo W

SBS Christmas Surprise Draw

We were excited to be gifted a beautiful, complete set of Cookware by New World Warkworth recently. And while we could be sensible, and use it for a fundraiser or similar, we thought we’d have a bit of fun, and do a surprise draw at Prizegiving this year. Everyone from SBS, kids and staff, will have their names in the draw – good luck!! (Miss Ramel is really hoping for the win!)


Christmas Card Designers

Our neighbours at McConnell Dowell asked us for some student designers for their annual Christmas card, to be used for all their employees, all over NZ. Congratulations to AJ & Sofia for their “runner up designs” & Xanthe for the winning one. (You can see her card in Celeste’s hand). Celeste from McConnell Dowell brought them over some cool surprises today.

Travelwise Award Day

Here are some happy shots of our Year 5 and 6 Travelwise monitors enjoying the annual reward day put on by Auckland Transport at Rainbows End. And all their hard work (and that of Miss Jolliffe) paid off when we were once again awarded the Gold Award for the efforts of our whole school to be Travelwise. All those Walking Wednesdays paid off!

Charlie and his 2km fun run

Snells Beach School Year 4 student Charlie organised a 2km fun run to raise awareness of ADHD. Charlie raised a huge $1435 towards ADHD NZ and we had a wonderful crew of runners to support him, well done to all runners! Ka pai Charlie!

Calling all Crafters!

Calling all crafters! We are looking for people keen to have a craft stall at our Christmas Carols this year. Featuring our Junior and Senior School Kapa Haka Roopu’s, and our School Choir, supported by a live band of local superstars. Keen for a stall? Email admin@snellsbeach.school.nz with your name, contact details and brief description of your stall, or drop into our office.

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

Occupational Therapy Sessions with Active+ Snells Beach

Click here for more information – ActivePlus OT in school pricing structure

Upcoming local events

Holiday Activities

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


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.