Beckenham Te Kura o Pūroto Newsletter, Friday 25 June 2021

Principal's Patch

Kia ora koutou

It was lovely to have the weather warm up a bit today after what has been a pretty chilly week. A huge 'thank-you' to the PTA for the sausage sizzle today. We haven't had one for a long time and there was a LOT of excitement about this today.

Have you logged into HERO yet?

Thank you to all of you who have logged onto our new app "HERO" and have paid, or part-paid your accounts and donations. We really do appreciate every bit that you are able to contribute towards enriching the experiences that we are able to offer the children.

(Click here if you haven’t yet set up HERO on your phone, and download the app)

To see your current statement, log onto HERO and click on Finance

Ngā mihi nui
Sandy Hastings

Important Dates

Upcoming Events

Week 9:
Mon 28 Jun
 - Winter Tournament (Hagley Park North)
Tue 29 Jun - Year 0-4 Cross Country Challenge (Hillview Christian School, 12-3pm)
Wed 30 Jun - Whānau Rōpū Hui and Hangi (5-7pm)
Thu 1 Jul - Postponement date for 0-4 Cross Country Challenge
Thu 1 Jul - South Zone Winter Sport

Week 10:
Thu 8 Jul - South Zone Winter Sport
Fri 9 Jul - Celebration Assembly & Band Concert (11:50am -12:40pm)
Fri 9 Jul - Last Day of Term

Term Dates

Click here to view 2021 term dates.

Citizen of the Week

Emily Buckley - Year 8

Emily, you are a bundle of focused and enthusiastic energy in the Kauri Hub. You show your love of learning across the curriculum. You notice when others need a helping hand and use your initiative to make a difference. As a leader you act with integrity and work positively with others to make projects a success. Tino pai Emily! 

School Notices

Whānau Rōpū Hui

5:00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. on Wednesday, 30th  June (Kōwhai Hub) - RSVP here!

Orders for the hāngī next Wednesday are now closed as they have reached the limit that is able to be catered for. We know that there may be lots of you who were hoping to order but hadn't got around to it yet, and we apologise that we aren't able to meet all of the demand this time. As this is the first time we have run this event, we are thrilled that there has been so much interest in it and we will definitely know to allow for many more orders next time. 

In the meantime, please do still come along to the Hui, learn about Matariki, and meet a live eel!

Positive Behaviour for Learning - PB4L

‘Working together to create a safe, supportive and inclusive community as we fill our kete for the journey.’

We are continuing our implementation of PB4L at Beckenham Te Kura o Pūroto. PB4L is a Ministry initiative, which is long-term and systematic. Our ongoing goal is to establish a whole-school change initiative to support positive behaviour within our kura. Expected behaviours are explicitly taught and reinforced by all staff across the school. PB4L supports our school Kete Values and prepares our tamariki for filling their kete for the journey - now and into the future.

House Points

House Points are one of the many ways we acknowledge living the Kete Values throughout the school day and to support PB4L (Positive Behaviour for Learning). When House Points are given to the tamariki they are also verbally acknowledged with which one of the school values they have demonstrated. The points are recorded over a fortnightly cycle. At Waiata, every second week, the House Captains announce the winning house. The winning house excitedly present their house chant to the rest of the school. The points are then cleared ready for the next fortnight.

Mana Ake “Drop-Ins” are continuing…

A number of whānau have already made great use of the Mana Ake “drop-ins” that are available on Wednesday mornings from 8:30 – 9:30am. These drop-in sessions are here to provide parents with an opportunity to have a private, informal conversation around the well being of their child with one of our Mana Ake workers (kaimahi). If you feel like you would like to attend a drop-in session, please book in a time via the link here: Mana Ake booking  The code to use is 88t39. Alternatively, you can contact Jacky in the office and she will make a booking for you.


ESOL students have been experimenting with materials to find the best insulation. Insulation helps keep things warm. The tested their insulation on ice cubes, and compared how quickly ice cubes melted.

Other students explored which materials were magnetic.

 Access to Free Period Products

To be filled out by all parents/caregivers, with their young people who wish to access these products. 

About the initiative: 

The access to period products initiative aims to provide free period products to children and young people in all state schools and kura across New Zealand during 2021.

Periods are a fact of life for half the population. Despite this, young people don’t always have access to the products they need to feel comfortable at school, engage in their learning, and manage what should be a normal and healthy part of life.

Access to period products is a necessity, not a luxury. The need to access period products exists for every young person who experiences menstruation including young women, girls, transgender, and gender diverse youth, in ways that meet diverse needs and cultural perspectives.

A variety of packs of pads and tampons will be provided. These products are easy to use and appropriate for a broad range of students’ age, developmental, and cultural needs. Enough product will be provided so that students can effectively manage their whole cycle and can take product home.

Staff Profiles

Community Notices

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

Nathan Wallis, New Zealand's favourite Neuroscience Educator is going to be in Christchurch next week for another one of his popular talks about brain development – The First 1000 Days. 
More information can be found by following this link on Eventfinda:

Kids School Holiday Workshops

14th Christchurch Boys’ Brigade has room for new members this year.

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