Beckenham School Newsletter December 16th 2016

Principal's Patch

Kia ora koutou

So the end of the 2016 school year has arrived!

Yesterday we had our very special Year 8 Graduation Assembly. What an honour it was to be able to farewell these stunning young people who are our Year 8 graduates for 2016. Thank you to everyone who worked behind the scenes to make this day so special.

Thanks to Don Ferguson for this video montage he put together from the ceremony yesterday...

You can view it through Vimeo here:

We wish all of our leavers, both from Year 8, and from other levels in the school who are moving to other schools for 2017, all the very best for their futures. We are always sad to say goodbye and we encourage you all to stay in contact with the school in the future.

Learning Conferences

If you have not yet booked your learning conference for the start of 2017, please do that as soon as possible.
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If you need childcare on either of the two learning conference days, you can book this through BOSCO at no charge by emailing

Once again, I would like to thank all of our amazing staff for their commitment and dedication to our children and our school.  It has been a very big year for our school with the rebuild and working from two sites and their continued adaptability and positivity has been unwavering.
I'd also like to take this opportunity to wish all of our school community a very Happy Christmas, and a safe and relaxing holiday. Your continued support of us all is very much appreciated.

Sandy Hastings
Principal - Tumuaki

Important Dates

Upcoming Events

Tue 31 Jan 2017
Learning Conferences

Wed 1 Feb
Learning Conferences

Thu 2 Feb
8:55am - Classes begin

Mon 6 Feb
Waitangi Day - school is closed

Term Dates

Click here to view the 2016 and 2017 term dates.

School Notices

Office Hours over the holidays

The office will be officially closed from Wednesday 21 Dec and will re-open on Thursday 26 January.
Emergency email contact during the holidays can be sent to
Any accounts queries should go to and they will be dealt with when the accounts officer is working next week or in late January.

Dental Care over the School Holidays

The Community Dental Service will operate an emergency service over the school holidays.
This service is to provide relief of pain only and will not undertake ‘routine’ treatment. The
service will be available each working day from 8:30am until 12:30pm from the Hillmorton
Hospital site.
Tuesday, 10 th January to Friday, 13 th January 2017 (excluding weekends)
Monday, 16 th January to Friday, 20 th January 2017 (excluding weekends)
Monday, 23 rd January to Friday, 27 th January 2017 (excluding weekends)
Monday, 30 th January 2017
This service will operate by appointment only and if we are unable to see your child,
alternative options will be given. If your child has dental pain as a result of an accident please
contact your dentist in the first instance.
You can phone and make an appointment for the emergency clinic by ringing 0800 846 983

Community Notices

(Notices placed here are contingent on space and do not reflect the views or opinions of the school.)

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