7 August 2014

From the Deputy Principal

Greetings, Kia ora, Namaste, Ni Hao, Talofa lava, Malo e lelei, Kia orana, Ni sa bula vinaka, Salaam

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

3 Way Conferences: We are looking forward to welcoming many of you for our 3 way conferences that are taking place this afternoon and this evening. Please bring your child(ren) along to the interview so they can participate in this important part of the learning process. As always our teachers appreciate your support. 

Science Fair: Make sure you check out the entries to our Wackiest Invention competition while you are at school today. Our students have been busy with their inventions and these will be on display for you in our school hall.

ICAS Science: The ICAS Science results have arrived at school. We are very proud of our students’ achievements. Please see the results below. These certificates will be presented at our whole school assembly on Monday. Participation certificates will be delivered to the students’ classrooms next week.

Wai Care: A group of students will be involved in a Wai Care clean up project at our local stream. This is following on from our studies about caring for our environment in term 2 this year. These students have volunteered to take part and we are pleased they are becoming very keen environmentalists!

Maths Week: Next week is Maths Week. Selected students will take part in a Mathex competition on Thursday in our hall. We will have 3 teams competing against teams from local Papatoetoe schools. We wish our teams all the best! Our students are also preparing for a Basic Facts-athon test that will take place later this term.

BoT Meeting, Monday 11 August, 5.30pm in the oval room: You are all welcome to attend the meeting, as always.

Have a lovely weekend with your special children.

Kindest regards

Susan Fidler
Deputy Principal


General Notices

Welcome to our new students: Wahine & Skylah Te Wera, Pal Patel, Aashiv Ram, Isabella Singh, Shyan Clark, Jaemis Bowlin, Alexsandra Ioramo, Jolie & Olevia Moss-Cocker, Dhirshita Sobha, Shyla Ram, Nathan Marks and Mikyla Makea.

Assembly Days: On Monday, 11 August, Room 10 and on Monday, 18 August, Room 11 will lead our assemblies. As always you are most welcome to attend but please make sure that you are seated by 1.15pm.

Class visits to St Christopher’s Residential Home: Tomorrow, Friday, 8 August (weather permitting) at 1.30pm, Room 10 will be visiting St Christopher’s Hospital and Friday, 15 August, Room 11 will visit.

School Uniform Wanted: We would be very grateful if you have any spare school uniforms that you would like to donate to the school. These are needed for spare clothes for when we need to change children.

If your child has been lent clothing could it please be washed and returned to the school office as soon as possible.

Rubber interlocking tiles (Ex-Playground) Price: $3.00 each: There is still some available. If you are interested please please contact Kevin Deed property manager Ph 021 380 184 or school office 09 278 7557

Science ICAS Results: We are thrilled to congratulate these students who received the following awards:

  • Year 4: Distinction: Grace Wu
  • Year 4: Credit: Amber Carson, Kate Dinh, Tanisha Kumar and Michelle Wong
  • Year 4: Merit: Tara Anderson, Diltaj Randhawa and Lucy Smutz
  • Year 5: Distinction: Tung Bui and Lexie Hutchby
  • Year 5: Credit: Vandan Bhatt, Pranjal Chand, Joshua Lin, Amber Vodanovich and Bin Xie
  • Year 6: Distinction: Liyork Liao and Pragati Prasad
  • Year 6: Credit: Arav Gaundar, Yuvraj Chaudhary, Jason Liu, Jenny Nguyen and Lyric Te Ao
  • Year 6: Merit: Kelly Suarez

Camp Stalls

Acknowledgement to Vodafone NZ Limited: Vodafone NZ Ltd has been supplying PCS with free internet for the past 2 years. We would like to acknowledge and thank Vodafone, our school has benefited very much from this service.  Thank you to Vodafone NZ Ltd.

Term Dates

  • Monday, 11 August – BoT Meeting
  • Monday, 11 August – Maths week
  • Tuesday, 12 August – ICAS Maths
  • Tuesday, 12 August – Rm27 Camp Stalls
  • Thursday, 14 August – Mathex @ PCS
  • Friday, 15 August – Rooms 18 & 19 Stardome Trip
  • Tuesday, 19 Aug – Rooms 16 & 17 Stardome Trip
  • Wednesday, 20 August – Y5/6 Speech Finals
  • Friday, 22 August – Rooms 8 & 9 Stardome Trip
  • Monday, 25 August – PTA Meeting
  • Tuesday, 26 August – Rm26 Camp Stalls
  • Wed, 27 Aug – Y6 Papatoetoe Intermediate Visit
  • Wed, 27 Aug – Southern Zone Chess Tournament
  • Friday, 29 August – Daffodil Mufti Day
  • Monday, 1 September – Tongan Language Week
  • Tuesday, 2 September –NZ Chess Power Finals
  • Thursday, 4 September – PCS Cross Country
  • Friday, 5 September Years 0/1 Stardome Trip
  • Monday, 8 September – BoT Meeting
  • Tuesday, 9 September – Room 24 Camp Stalls
  • Thursday, 11 September – Yr6 Camp Meeting 6pm
  • Thursday, 11 September – Basic Facts-athon begins
  • Monday, 15 September – Y5/6 Speech Finals @ Papatoetoe North School
  • Tuesday, 16 September – Cross Country Zones
  • Wednesday, 17 September – Basic Facts-athon test
  • Friday, 19 September – Pasifika Showcase
  • Tuesday, 23 Gymnastic Zones
  • Friday, 26 September – PCS Talent Show
  • Friday, 26 September – Last Day of Term 3 @ 3pm

Community Notices

Saint Kentigern


  • Girls’ School Tuesday 12th August – 514 Remuera Road, Remuera Phone: 5207696.
  • Boys’ School Thursday 14th August – 82 Shore Road, Remuera Phone: 520 7696.

Please come and see us and we will show you our school and show you how you can see Success in your child at Saint Kentigern. Please register to attend at: www.saintkentigern.com

Scouts – Open to all ! For FUN, Teamwork, Leadership and the GREAT OUTDOORS! Papatoetoe Scouts is now recruiting boys and girls in our KEA and CUB sections. The first term is free. Come to one of our special nights over the next 3 weeks at the Scout Hall in Guide Place, just off Kolmar Road:

  • Keas – School Years 1 and 2 Monday 11th, 18th and 25th August 5 pm to 6pm
  • Cubs – School Years 3 to 6 Monday 11th 18th 25th August 6.30pm to 8 pm

For further information e mail Trevor Miller at trevor.antsco@yahoo.co.nz