This Weeks - Bayswater School

10th February 2015
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16th February
27th February
1st March
12th March
15th March
17th March
26th March
1st April
2nd April
Sushi orders collected from the office at 9.00am for a Tuesday lunchtime delivery.
Subway Orders taken at the office for a Wednesday lunchtime delivery.
Walking School Bus Pool Party from 12.45 to 1.45pm.
Battle of the Schools
PhotoLife Class and Portrait photographs being taken.
Bayswater Auto Show
Bayswater School Swimming
Peninsular Swimming Sports
Last day of term 1
Teacher Only Day
Kia Ora te Whānau!
Haere Mai! Welcome!
After what was the best summer since I moved to New Zealand (in 2002!) it was a pleasure to catch up with so many of you last
week. It was wonderful also to welcome all our new families. We are all still getting used to the change around we have had,
with the seniors up at the foyer end of the corridor, using Room 4b (formerly the pod) as a classroom and the New Entrants in
Room 9.
We have been delighted to welcome new staff, Mieke Scott and Nadia Lazarus (Rooms 2 and 5 respectively) and see some
staff, Norah Wilson (New Entrant teacher), Jill Cahill (Reading Recovery teacher) and Marianne Coldham (released DP)
embracing their new roles.
If you didn’t make it to your child’s interview last Monday, and still have to pick up stationery, there are packs left at the office so
please see Irene or Fiona as soon as you can. If you would still like to have an appointment with your child’s new teacher,
please contact them directly.
New Toys for the Playground
Last year, the School Council raised money for outdoor games. The children all voted on which games they would like to buy.
During the holidays, the giant Connect Four, chess and Jenga arrived. We are still waiting for the Pick-up-sticks to come. Apart
from School Council’s fund raising efforts (the toy sale at the Duathlon) we also have the Devonport RSA to thank for their
donation and all the Enviro Schools ‘tour’ children who received a fee for hosting a group of group of Omani teaching students
from Auckland University.
Break Times and Eating at Bayswater
This term, in light of some recent research about promoting good eating
habits in school students, we are experimenting with some of our eating
times. We would like to ensure that all children are eating a healthy
amount of food while they are at school. We realise that some children are
so keen to go and play that they find it difficult to sit still and eat what has
been provided for them.
From next week, milk will be available from just before school for any child who would
like it. The juniors will then break for a ‘read and feed’ time at around 10am. This is a
time when teachers will read to children and children may eat a piece of fruit or vegetable if they wish during the story. At
morning tea time, we have reversed the times for eating and playing so the children go out to play at 11 and then sit down for
something to eat at a quarter past. Lunchtime has remained unchanged.
We have already run into a few snags with the reversal of times at morning tea but are persevering for the time being! If you
notice any change in what your child brings home from school uneaten in his or her lunchbox, please let me know as we will
evaluate the changes at the end of term and decide whether to stick with it, change back or try something else.
We recommend that children come to school with plenty of fruit and or raw vegetables (prepared to make it easier to eat – for
example, oranges pre-peeled or easy peel) and with an item like a sandwich, pasta, wrap or rice. Children should be
encouraged to eat these items before treat items such as baking. They do not need drinks as filtered water is always available
(as well as cold milk in the morning).
Sun Smart
We are being really vigilant about teaching the children to be sun smart this term. They need to
come to school appropriately dressed ie with covered shoulders and a hat. Although we have a
small number of spare hats at school, children should not rely on these and those without hats will
be kept in the shade rather than playing on the field or participating in outdoor activities. Applying
sunscreen before school is also a good idea. Classes have large bottles of sun screen available
for children to reapply during the day.
Spare Clothes
If your child is in the junior school, it is a good idea to pack a change of clothes in his or her bag each day.
If your child is older and has spare clothes which s/he has outgrown, we would be grateful for donations of:
shorts, tops, skirts and undies for the sick bay.
The latest Weet-Bix TV ad featuring the All Blacks was
filmed at Bayswater School over the summer holidays.
Look out for it soon!
Lindsay Child
Principal Tumuaki
A warm Bayswater Welcome to new entrants Amber Smith, Dhakota Leslie, Mokoia Morris, Phyllis-Pearl Dryden,
Natalja Burton, Mirach Ataseven, William Bradley, Connor Davies, Quinn Latu, Mana Daniela Zion Poutai,
Mihirangi rua and Tangaroa Abraham who have joined us in Room 9 this week and welcome also to new
students Kaia Schneebeli, Daniel and Jessica Kilkolly, Cash Withers, Safen and Sarkan Hewaiz, Mio Pollard,
Ali Akbar Mohammed, Jonathan Broughton, Rebecca Rose, Mihirangi Rua, Artin Shahbandegan and Peize Han.
Car Boot Sale - Buy / Sell - Bayswater School this Sunday 15th February from 8am -11am.
All proceeds collected at the gate go towards the 2016 Y5/6 School Camp. For more information go to or call 021 354 129
Guitar Lessons in 2015
Guitar Lessons are available on Thursdays through Dave Gatman from Musiqhub. If you would like to enrol your child to start
Guitar Lessons in 2015, please call Dave on 021 222 1456, email [email protected] or, for more information, please
Learn Piano or Drums at Bayswater School
We are most fortunate in being able to offer specialist music lessons at our school. Your child will be receiving an enrolment form
for Piano or Drum lessons this week. Enrolments close on 16th February. Please make sure the form is returned to the office by
this date so that your child does not miss out on this wonderful opportunity.
Sports Notices
Fun Ferns Netball
Fun Ferns netball is for boys and girls from Year 0 – Year 3 wanting to learn to play netball. The competition starts in Term 2 and
ends in Term 3. All games are played on a Saturday morning at the Navy netball courts at Ngataringa Bay. At this stage
Bayswater School doesn’t have a co-ordinator to advertise for players and organise teams. If anyone is interested in taking on this
role please contact Miss McDowell-Pakieto in Room 1.
Senior Netball
If you have a Year 4, 5 or 6 girl or boy who is interested in playing netball this year please pick up an expression of interest form
from the School Office. The completed forms have to be back to the Office by Friday 27th February. Fees will be calculated once
final numbers are confirmed but the fee will likely be around $100 per student. All games are played at Onewa Courts, AMI Netball
Centre, Northcote Road and will be played on either a Monday or Wednesday night depending on Year level. If you have any
queries contact Deb Hodge ([email protected]) or Sam Bridge ([email protected]).
Year 5 & 6 Basketball
Bayswater School have entered a Year 5 and a Year 6 team team in the Breakers Junior basketball league on Tuesday
afternoons. We have very limited spots available in each team. If your child is interested in playing please email
[email protected]
Year 3 & 4 Basketball
We are looking to enter a Year 3/4 team in the Breakers Junior basketball league on Friday afternoons depending on numbers. If
your child is interested in playing please email [email protected]
to Tori Johnson (10), Jahmaine Gaitau-Yelash (8), Abigail Hunt (9) and Bailey Flavell (8) all
turning a year older this week. We hope you all have lots of fun celebrating your special day with
family and friends!
The 6th Annual Bayswater Auto Show & Family Fun Day will be held on Sunday 15th March
In the weeks leading up to the Show, we have several ways families can contribute towards the stalls, and have organized these
so you are bringing in something each week to make it easier for you to donate:
Week beginning 9th February
Bottles (for bottle-o)
Week beginning 16th February
Groceries for raffle and Pascal lollies
Week beginning 23rd February
Second hand goods (toys, books and clothes in good condition)
Week beginning 2nd March
Plants, preserves
Week beginning 9th March
Fill-a-cup (similar to fill-a-jar last year) and Pascal lollies
Weekend 14/15th March
Week 1: Bottles for the "bottle-o"
This week we ask that everyone donate at least one bottle of something, or anything in fact.
Earn House points for each bottle.
We will accept bottles of sauce, wine, nail polish, wine, soft drink, shampoo, perfume etc.
We will also accept booby prizes like hotel bath gel, conditioner, moisturizer, or milk bottle lollies.
In fact anything in a bottle or bottle shaped!
Please drop all bottles in to Room 9.
And, please remember to sign up to help on the day – There is a roster to fill out at the Office. All volunteers helping for a 2
hour shift, or more, will get a free family pass, valued at $15. Thanks for your great support!
Bayswater Parent Group
Community Notices
Bayswater Kung Fu Classes for term 1
Attend a free class next Monday to see if this is for you! Learn self defence and increase your confidence and fitness. Bayswater
classes are held in the school hall on Monday afternoons. For other class times and venues call John on 550 3896 or visit
Little Dragons 5-8 years
3:30 – 4:00pm
Kids Kung Fu: 8-12 years
4:10 – 4:50pm
Teens Kung Fu
5:00 – 5:50pm
2015 French Classes after school at Bayswater School
Learn French, commencing in Term 1, 2015 and have FUN with both in and outdoor games, songs and much more! A native
language teacher with 30 years’ experience. For juniors or seniors. Bring a friend along and receive 1 free lesson per term!
Call Arzhela now on 845 1998 for friendly advice and information or email [email protected] to enrol.
After-school art class (starting 17th February) with Professional Artist Eion Bryant
These 6 week drawing and painting classes provide a fun and focused program for children 7-13 years. Step-by-step guidance
allows students to discover how simple shapes can lead to sketching more complex forms. Painting is explored using the
acrylic medium with tips and techniques learnt along the way. Allow your child’s inner artist to come out and create a painting
that make parents proud!! Tuesdays 3.30 - 5 pm. $95.00. Highbury House, Birkenhead. Bookings: email [email protected]
or call 483 6703.
Piano Tuition
Fun piano teacher, Sandy Lynch, ATCL Dip Piano Performance, spaces available for 2015, based in Hauraki Corner.
Classical and/or modern piano styles explored (Cocktail Pianist at The Spencer Hotel, Takapuna). Visit, email [email protected] or call 488-0343 / 021-256-1760.
Kids Athletics Series, Tuesdays starting Tuesday 17th of February, 4pm-6pm, at Devonport Domain
Please note the change of venue and day! Kids aged 5ish to 11ish can have a go at a variety of athletic activities for free in a noncompetitive environment including high jump, running races, shot put, agility games and more. For more info call Maria or Carolyn
on 445 9533 or email: [email protected]
Singing lessons for all ages and ability in the Belmont area! Limited spaces available so call Sing School now on
09 376 4009, email [email protected] or .
Folk in the Park - Sunday 22nd February, 1pm-4pm, at the band rotunda, Windsor Reserve. Sit back and
relax while listening to free live music on Devonport's stunning waterfront. There will be food and drink for sale or bring a picnic to
enjoy. There will also be a preschool play zone to keep the little ones entertained (caregiver supervision is required). For more
info call Hilary on 445 2227 or email: [email protected]
Devonport Community Treasure Hunt - Sunday 1st March, 10am-1pm, at Fort Takapuna Historic Reserve
(alongside Narrow Neck Beach). Bring the family and take part in our free military/war themed Treasure Hunt. Explore the fort
buildings and surrounds with a treasure trove of stories and information to learn about this very significant site in Devonport’s past.
There will be treats along the way, with a sausage sizzle and spot prizes to finish. For more info call Maria on 445 9533 or email
[email protected]
Narrowneck Violin delivers quality individual music lessons to kids of all ages and stages of violin playing, making sure every
moment together is unique, special and ultimately a whole lot of fun. Contact Emily on 021 349 009 or email
[email protected] about a FREE TRIAL LESSON.
Belmont Park Racquets Club 2015 Tennis Beginners – Belmont Racquets are
continuing the Saturday morning learner tennis sessions on the 14th February 2015. All are
welcome to come and have a look, join in if you wish and have some fun. We have different
age groups 9am 5-8years, 10am 8 – 11years and 11am 11years+ (time might change
depending on ability). If you have any questions please call the office 445-8077 or email
[email protected] 133 Bayswater Ave, Bayswater. Please check out website for other activities within the club.
"Made to Move Dance will kick start their year on Feb 7th, 1-3pm with an enrolment day at The Devonport Community House.
Made to Move Dance is an established dance school in Devonport offering classes for 2 year olds to adults in ballet, jazz, preschool
classes and DanceFit. Come along for a free preschool dance lesson and to enrol your child for 2015. Come join the fun!"
The Parenting through Separation Programme is now running at Takapuna Normal Intermediate School. The free
programme was developed by the Ministry of Justice to help separating parents achieve the best outcomes for their children. It is
delivered by Triple P New Zealand, working with a Family Court lawyer. Session times are: (7-9pm) March 3 and March 10, 2015.
To register: call Triple P 09 579 1794.
Friday Night Cricket - Onewa Domain - Northcote Road
$25 per player. 6 week tournament commencing February 13th. Games run from 5.30 to 7pm. Register at or call Mike on 021 364-848 or email [email protected]
Soccer Coaching for 4 – 12yr Olds
Fun and non-competitive for boys and girls of all abilities. Term 1, 2015 Weekend programme:
Albany, Torbay, Takapuna and Glenfield. Call Joe for more info on 021.02739023, or
email [email protected] or visit
"Love to draw? Mcleay Workshops are for you! With weekly afterschool Cartoon Workshops in Devonport, we've got
something for every young artist! Mention this add for a no obligation free trial lesson. Visit,
call 021 209 8838 or email [email protected]"
Piano and theory of music lessons.
A programme of music and piano playing tuition that includes performing opportunities and theory of music from experienced,
registered teacher. Suitable for beginners. Call John Mercer (M.Mus. L.T.C.L.) on 445-6471.
Kidz Can Music Company is able to offer students the opportunity to learn piano and singing after school from Monday
through Friday. These fun lessons will teach you how to play and read music. Why not give it a go. We are now open for
enrolments in 2015. Term one is an 8 week term. New Student Costs are: Term One (Costs will vary for terms 2,3 and 4)
$155.00 Group (Lessons, Piano Book, Student pack, GST included)
$240.00 Private (Lessons, Piano Book, Student pack, GST included)
For more information regarding times please contact Susan Fraser on 410-1506, 021 378 007 or email [email protected]
Join LittleCooks this term and get your child creating fantastic food for their own lunchbox! We will be making a variety of foods
and having fun at the same time. We cook in groups, discover new tastes, and build confidence in the kitchen!
All equipment/aprons and ingredients provided. Confirmation of registration will be confirmed once payment is received as space
is limited. Email [email protected] to register.
Location: Sea Scout Hall, King Edward Parade. Term 1: Friday 13th February - Friday 27th March (7 weeks). Time: 3.30-4.30pm
Theme: Lunch boxes! Cost: $152.00. Equipment Needed: please bring a container for leftovers.
Creative Kids Yoga
Wednesdays at Artspace, Kerr St. Mt Victoria. For ages 4-6yrs at 3.45pm and 7-10yrs at 4.45pm. Exciting themes and a free trial!
Starting Wednesday 18thFebruary - book now!
Yoga Song and Storytime Fridays from 20th February for 2.5 - 4yrs and parents too! Email [email protected] or call
Michaela on 021 229 0197. For details and photos visit