Get Your Comedy Evening Tickets Now!

On Saturday May 19th, our very own funny man, Mr Jarred Skelton and friends, will be on stage in the Beckenham Te Kura o Pūroto hall. Jarred and his friends have entertained us in previous years and we can guarantee plenty of giggles and side splitting laughter. This stuff is great for your well-being, so grab some friends, buys your tickets and book that babysitter...

Click here to book your Comedy Evening Tickets.

Proceeds go towards the Year 7 & 8 Dunedin Camp. We've been there and done that and it was awesome! Now we just need to finish the fundraising to pay all the bills. We have worked hard to make this camp affordable for our families. Please support this fun night out.

Kauri Student Response Needed

Many thanks to those who have already asked their children to fill in the forms for passion choices and Dunedin camp feedback. There are also some who have yet to fill in their winter sport choices. Please check with your children and get them to fill in the following, if they haven't already done so:

We'd appreciate these done ASAP. Those who don't will be asked to do this as soon as they get to school on Monday. If we got this info by tomorrow, Friday, it would really help with our planning. 

Many thanks.

Kauri Whānau: Important Holiday Messages

We are hoping that everyone has caught up on sleep post camp and that the holidays are going well.

Please get your children to ...

We have two forms that we would appreciate your child completing over the next couple of days.

We are planning to put together a Dunedin camp photo book. This will be a great way to preserve the memories of our fabulous week down south. In the children's survey form there is a box to tick if you would be interested in purchasing a photo book. As well as photos, it will also include writing from the children. Cost will be around $25. At this stage we are just after an indication of numbers. An official order form will come later.

Reading and Maths Groups

This term we will be using a different approach to reading and accordingly have adjusted our reading groups. After gathering student voice about maths, we have also made some changes to maths groups for this coming term. Please remind your child to check the groups display as soon as they arrive at school on Monday.

High School Information

This is the term that we get lots of information about high schools and open days / evenings. We have set up a display in the maker space to share information that we receive.

Currently there are brochures and letters to take from Shirley Boys' High School. Shirley Boys' have a community open night on Thursday May 24th from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. There are also parent information evenings run by John Laurenson, the school principal, on 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th of May, from 6:00 - 7:30pm.

Missing anything?

In the maker space we have laid out all of the unclaimed items from camp. We also have a number of baking containers. Please check the photos below to see if any of your child's property needs collecting on Monday. We are happy to make a future camp supply of any unwanted tea towels.

ICAS Assessments

Kia ora Parents and Caregivers

Last year we offered children the opportunity to take part in the Kiwi Competitions. Following the feedback we received, we have decided to return to offering the ICAS assessments.

ICAS is an independent, skills-based assessment program which recognises and rewards student achievement. ICAS is unique, being the most comprehensive generally available suite of academic assessments for primary and secondary school students.

Entries are administered by the school. For further information, please consult the ICAS website - Each participant will receive a certificate and a detailed report of there performance.

The assessments will be administered on the following dates:

Official Sitting Date
29 May 2018
31 July 2018
14 August 2018

Each assessment costs $9.50 to enter. Payment for these competition fees will need to be paid in full by Friday 11 May 2018. You can pay with eftpos at the school office or online school's bank account (ASB 12-3148-0131641-000) with the reference ‘ICAS’ and child’s name as the code. Please note that payment for the Science assessment is due on Monday 30 April - my apologies for any inconvenience this causes.

You can find the link to the entry form here by clicking here

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via email -

Ngā mihi nui,