Beckenham Te Kura o Pūroto Newsletter Friday 4th June

Principal's Patch

Kia ora koutou

Please remember that Monday is a public holiday and Tuesday is a Staff Only Day. 
We hope that everyone has a safe and relaxing break.

2021 Family Accounts

We mentioned at the start of the year that we have switched over to a new Student Management System this year. This system will have a parent portal that you can log into and get a range of information through, which will ultimately include student progress and achievement information, notices, and your family account information. It has taken us a little bit longer than expected to get this ready for accounts, however, next week you will be sent information on how to log in to the portal and access your statement. 

Thank you to those people who have already set up a weekly, fortnightly, or monthly automatic payment - it is never too late to do this, and by far the most painless way of making your contribution to the school donation ($150 per student).

The school account number is: 12-3148-0131641-00
Please make sure to put your child/children's name and surname as reference.

Ngā mihi nui
Sandy Hastings
Tumuaki - Principal

Important Dates

Upcoming Events

Week 6:
Mon 7 Jun 
- Queens Birthday (School Closed)
Tue 8 Jun - Staff Only Day (School Closed)
Thu 10 Jun -
 South Zone Winter Sport (12 - 3)
Thu 10 Jun - Kahikatea City Excursion - Amber & Charlotte's Homegroups
Fri 11 Jun - Celebration Assembly (12.00 - 12.30)
Fri 11 Jun - School Discos (see below for times)

Week 7:
Wed 16 Jun - South Zone Basketball Tournament Yr 7/8
Thu 17 Jun - South Zone Winter Sport
Fri 18 Jun - PTA Mid-Winter Breakfast (7.30 - 9am)

Week 8:
Wed 23 Jun - Canterbury Cross Country (Halswell Quarry 9 - 2)
Wed 23 Jun - PTA Meeting (7.30 - 9.30pm)
Thu 24 Jun - South Zone Winter Sport
Thu 24 Jun - Board of Trustee's meeting (5.30 - 7.30pm)
Fri 25 Jun - Celebration Assembly (12.00 - 12.30)

Term Dates

Click here to view 2021 term dates.

Citizen of the Week

Ben Scallan - Year 7

Ben, you are such a highly engaged and responsible learner. You do this by asking questions, contributing ideas and knowledge and always focusing on your learning. Working cooperatively with others is another one of your strengths. No matter who you work with you engage positively and display a proactive attitude. Thank you for the awesome contribution you make to Kauri Whānau. Tu meke Ben!

House Points

We have started a new system of awarding House Points and more information about this will be in next week's newsletter.
The points are awarded across a fortnight and the winning house announced at Waiata each Friday fortnight. Today's winning house was... Tennyson! Congratulation Tennyson team!

School Notices


Looking for something fun to do with the kids these holidays? Look no further – BOSCO is the place to be! You don’t want to miss out on our exciting outings these holidays. We are off to the Airforce Museum, the movies to watch Hotel Transylvania 4, having some LEGO fun with House of bricks and we will also be going to the Winter Circus. Our on-site days will be filled with baking crafts, games and activities at BOSCO. We also have our favourite Wacky Wheels days back too. For bookings contact Juanita at or book online via Aimy Plus. For two weeks our holiday program will only be open for Beckenham Te Kura o Pūroto families.

Cashmere High School Open Day - Important Info

The annual CHS Open Day is this coming Thursday - 10th June (from 4pm until 6.30pm).
There is currently very limited car park space available on site due to some major construction projects impeding on spaces previously used for staff and visitor parking.

It would be a HUGE help if families can allow an extra ten minutes to find a park on Barrington, Rose or surrounding streets as they may find a 'car park full' sign at the Barrington and Rose St CHS entrances this Thursday. 

PTA Disco - This coming Friday, 11 June!

It’s disco time! With thanks to the school seniors for their beautiful artwork, the details are on their poster. Bring gold coins for entry & snacks and don’t forget your drink bottle. See you at the disco!

Staff Profiles

PTA News

Community Notices

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

Time2Talk - Devices & Pornography

Christchurch South Intermediate School is hosting our next event “Devices & Pornography” on Wednesday 9th June @ 7pm. Venue: Christchurch South Intermediate School, 204 Selwyn Street, Spreydon. 

We know these conversations can be awkward, but the challenges are a reality for our young people and without courageous conversations, change doesn’t happen.

This is an awesome chance for parents to not just gain knowledge, but more importantly the skills to have great conversations and support their young people.   Please note this event is for parents/caregivers only. 

This is a free event.  Please register through this link.

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