Elm Park School Newsletter

Term 2 – Week 5 – 3rd June 2016

VALUE FOCUS FOR NEXT TWO WEEKS: Initiative and Perseverance

From The Principal

Kia ora tatou katoa, Annyong Haseyo, Talofa, Malo e lelei, Bula vi naka, Kia orana Nga mihi nui ki a koutou, Namaste, Nihao, Greetings to you all.

Welcome to this week’s Newsletter.

Talofa lava – ia manuia le vaiaso o le gagana Samoa, this week is Samoan Language week

Winter is here with a vengeance, lots of students and staff are catching coughs and colds, myself  included, I am typing this from my bed. Please advise the school if your child/ren will be away sick.  Details for options to report absences below.

Please advise us of any changes to your address or phone number in case of an emergency.  It is very distressing for your child if we cannot contact you.

Our Year 5 students are going down to Te Tuhi for Art  lessons etc. Sports activities are  in full force and Rugby and Netball games are happening each week.

Our Choir and Kapa Haka groups are working hard ready for performances throughout the year. We are very proud of our students, your children, and what they are achieving, both academically, culturally and in the sporting arena.

Last Friday we farewelled Lucy Adamson from our school, she is on Maternity Leave. We wish Lucy and her husband all the very best for the impending birth of their baby very soon. Thank you Lucy for all your hard work at Elm Park School.

Mrs Carina Borcher will be teaching in Room 21 as from this week.

Fa’afetai (Thank You)

Have a lovely weekend

Trish Plowright


Options for reporting your child’s absence – please ensure you let us know by 9.30 am. It is important that you notify the office, not just the teacher in case of relievers etc.

Text 021 134 0916
Phone 09 5770070 and press 1 to leave a message on the absence line.
Email secretary@elmpark.school.nz
Use the Skoolbag app.


Parents wishing to have their children attend Elm Park School must complete an application form for enrolment. If your child turns 5 this coming year or next year and we have yet to receive an enrolment form, please contact the school office for one or click here to download one. If you put your younger child’s name on the bottom of an older sibling form when enrolling, you still need to fill out an enrolment form. The best time to enrol your child is around their 4th birthday. If you know of children in your extended family, street or neighbourhood who are intending to enrol, please could you encourage them to do so early as class numbers fill up quickly.

Looking Ahead

Award Winners


Congratulations to the following students who were selected and acknowledged this fortnight for their responsible, friendly behaviour.

Room 1

Jessica Guo

Room 15

Jack Nielsen

Room 2

Paseka Tua

Room 17

Anamika Anamika

Room 3

Carmen Chen

Room 18

Hunter Lai

Room 4

Jessica Feng

Room 19

Joshua Turnwald

Room 5

Justin Zhang

Room 20

Artemas Kelsall

Room 6

Dylan Hambrook

Room 21

Johnny Vu

Room 8

Max Cambie

Room 22

Abimbola Dawodu

Room 9

Zayaan Shariff

Room 23

Adeline Santoso

Room 10

Ramya Krishna-Kumar

Room 24

Shamal Lal

Room 11

Armani Perkins-Tamatea

Room 25

Meilaniah Kelsall

Room 12

Soena Zeneli

Room 28

Dennis Sun

Room 13

Jordyniah Kelsall

Room 29

Jake Price

Room 14

Louisianna Peni

Personal Presentation Winners

 The following students were voted as the overall fortnightly winner in their year level for the most neatly presented in their uniform.

Year 1

Jessica Wright

Year 4

Thomas Guo

Year 2

Larissa Wilson

Year  5

Julia Sommer

Year 3

William Tang

Year 6

Nadini Ariyaratne

Community Notices

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