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Edendale News 30 November 2011 Next issue: 14 December 2011


Principal’s Message Kia ora, Kia orana, Namaste, Talofa lava, Malo e lelei, Ni hao ma, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Asalam alikum!

End of Year Procedures

Morning tea for parents new to Edendale We were really pleased to have a great turn-out for our New Parents Morning Tea for Term Four. Some good discussion took place with both senior staff and PTA members Sarah and Aamel who also came along to welcome the group.

We are in our final two weeks of the 2011 school year. A reminder that we need you to notify the office, Tolu Fa Choir Congratulations to our Tolu Fa Choir who performed so as soon as possible, please, in writing if:  Your family is moving out of the area and your chil- brilliantly in the Kids for Kids Christmas Show at the Bruce Mason Centre on Wednesday 16 November. You dren are changing schools  You have pre-schoolers who will be coming to Eden- looked great and sounded incredible - well done to you all! A big thank you to our choir teacher Lesley Boswell! dale in 2012 but are not yet enrolled

 You are going on extended holidays and will not be Eden/Albert Schools Cultural Festival 2011 starting school on the first day (Please forward written requests for leave to the Principal stating your return date to Edendale. Please be aware that if you are going overseas for an extended period i.e. during term time as well as holiday period, you will need to bring a current rates, power or phone bill into the school office on the first day that your child returns to school to confirm that you still reside within our school zone)

Our Senior Kapa Haka group performed at this Cultural Festival last Saturday and they did an outstanding job. It was wonderful to have an Edendale presence this year and very exciting for those involved. A big thank you to Desma Lai and Emma Henry for training our group!

We were a little disappointed that the festival seems to have ‘lost’ the community festive atmosphere that it had when it was held in schools and that audience  You have moved house and not yet given our office groups did not stay (in many cases) to watch groups other than their own perform. We are hoping to reyour new contact details  Your home phone/mobile number has changed re- incorporate a cultural performance into a mini- school festival at Edendale and have a greater proportion of cently. our community attend and enjoy the performances. Thank you for your continued support with this. We’ll be asking for some assistance from parents within Community Hui and Fono our community early next year to train dance groups. We met with a very small number of our Maori and More about this later. Pasifika families last night to discuss learning at EdenFinal assemblies for the year dale and talk about fundraising ideas and community events. Thank you to those families who did attend 1. Monday 12 December 9:30am and also to team leaders for coming along to talk with Prize-giving Assembly our families. We had very worthwhile discussions with All welcome to attend both groups; we realise that it’s a busy time of the year for everyone but were very disappointed with atten- 2. Year 6 Leavers Assembly dance. There will be feedback about the ideas we disTuesday 13 December 11:30am cussed in the final newsletter for the year after we’ve talked about them at our Board planning meeting next All Year 6 families welcome to attend week (please note that the planning meeting is not a Enjoy the last two weeks of this school year! public meeting and will be held earlier in the evening Rosemary Vivien, Principal than usual).

Rosemary Vivien

Principal • Edendale Primary School, 419 Sandringham Road, Sandringham, Auckland 1025

Telephone: 09 846 6340 • Facsimile: 09 846 3997 • Email: • Website:

School Information


Edendale Playground


Good Behaviour Tickets

Eden/Albert Athletics We sent a team of 20 students to represent Edendale at the Eden/ Albert Athletics at Margaret Griffin Park on Monday 21 November. Results are as follows:


Awarded for:

Colby - R7

Keeping our grounds clean

Mesfen - R24

Keeping our grounds clean (17-Nov)

Billie - R8

Keeping our grounds clean

8-year-old boys: High Jump - 3rd Tapenga N (R1), Over-arm Throw - 3rd Ezra P (R1)

9-year-old girls: Long Jump - 1st Lydia F (R25)

Jackson - R24

Keeping our grounds clean

10-year-old boys: Discus - 1st David K (R24), Shotput - 1st David K (R24)

Leila - R20

Keeping our grounds clean

11-year-old girls: High Jump - 3rd Abigail R (R25), Long Jump - 2nd Chantel Y (R26), Shot put - 2nd Abigail R (R25), Discus - 1st Abigail R (R25), 100m - 1st Chantel Y (R26), 200m - 2nd Chantel Y (R26)

Stella - R22

Keeping our grounds clean

Seini - R10

Keeping our grounds clean

Damian - R3

Keeping our grounds clean

Finn - R5

Keeping our grounds clean and being thoughtful

Jack - R4

Being helpful

Rehma - R21

Keeping our grounds clean

Nofi - R18

Keeping our grounds clean

Arius - R10

Keeping our grounds clean

Thank you to Kate Swan, Brian Coleman and Stephen Ramdhanie for taking our team to this event and to all the parents who came along to support them.

Soccer Coaching Soccer coaching is on Tuesdays 3:15-4:15pm on the bottom field with Coach Taka. The cost is $8 - please send this to Zane Wilson Room 24 on Tuesday morning. Please make sure children are collected by 4:20pm.

Samantha - R23 Playing nicely with others

Athletics Day

Eashan - R12

Playing nicely with others

Taulanga - R8

Great playground behaviour

Olivia - R5

Playing nicely with others

Swimming 2012

Toakase - R4

Playing nicely with others

Please complete your registration form for Swimsation and return it to your child’s teacher by Thursday 15 December 2011. Year 1 students need to enclose full payment of $40.

Zulaika - R2

Playing nicely with others

Mesfen - R24

Keeping our grounds clean (18-Nov)

Pukeko team will have their Athletics Day on Thursday 8 December. Feel free to come along and watch your child participate in the track and field events from 9:15am to 1:00pm. Don’t forget hats, sunscreen and water bottles.

Measles There has been one confirmed case of measles at Edendale. Measles is a highly infectious disease and is more serious than many people realise. Symptoms include fever, cough, red eyes and a runny nose, and then a rash which develops around 3 days after the other symptoms start. Any student with measles must stay away from school for 5-7 days from the appearance of the rash until recovery. If you think you or someone in your family might have measles, please phone your doctor or call Healthline 0800 611 116 for advice. For more information and advice, visit the Ministry of Health website at, the Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC) website at or phone IMAC on 0800 IMMUNE (0800 466 863). Rosemary Vivien

Taonga Winners Colby - Room 7 Rehma - Room 21

Edendale School Christmas Holiday Programme Monday 9 January—Friday 27 January 9:00am to 3:00pm daily Crafts, workshops and trips available for children aged 5-12 years OSCAR approved Pre-care and Post-care available Enrolment forms available from the office For all enquiries, please phone Karen on 09 846 6340 or 021 124 7571

Principal • Edendale Primary School, 419 Sandringham Road, Sandringham, Auckland 1025

Telephone: 09 846 6340 • Facsimile: 09 846 3997 • Email: • Website:

School Information


2011 School Calendar

Our email database has recently been updated. If you are not currently receiving school and team newsletters electronically and you would like to do so, please send an email to with your child’s name and room number.

Term 4: Tuesday 25 October to Thursday 15 December 2:00pm PLEASE NOTE: On the last day of term, school will finish at 2:00pm and there will be no Post School.

Yummy Apple Stickers Please continue to collect Yummy stickers and barcodes from plastic Yummy bags. We will collect them from you again in 2012. Let's see if we can collect even more next year!

Lost Property

***WANTED*** Clean plastic lids from food containers (margarine, yoghurt, ice-cream tubs) needed for the school holiday programme. These can be dropped in at the school office. We are still looking for an old bath tub (not plastic) for our worm farm. If you know of anyone renovating who will soon need to be rid of a bath tub, we would be delighted to take it off their hands.

Please ensure that you check for any items of lost clothing in the cupboard located by the office.

Manaaki Team have been making decorations to brighten up Starship Children’s Hospital and Radio Lollipop.

Any clothing left unclaimed after 3pm Thursday 15 December will be disposed of.

Here are some stained glass creations from Room 1 and some pressed flowers from Room 3.

NATIONAL JANDAL DAY for SURF LIFESAVING NZ Wear jandals and bring a gold coin donation Needed in the Art Room: clean tin cans, containers, lids and National Geographic or Home and Garden style magazines. There is so much art going on, we are running out! Thank you from Kusam  EDENDALE



I am an Edendale student. Therefore, I show respect to everyone; I am kind to others; I behave in a sensible way. I take care of my school, my belongings and the environment. I am honest and reliable; I am Rosemary Vivien

Principal • Edendale Primary School, 419 Sandringham Road, Sandringham, Auckland 1025

Telephone: 09 846 6340 • Facsimile: 09 846 3997 • Email: • Website:

PTA News School Disco: On Friday 2 December 6:00-8:30pm. The theme is Crazy Hair and Hats. Children must bring a permission slip on the night with $2 for admission. Also bring money for sausages, drinks, ice-blocks, glow products and face painting.

tering, all the other parents who also donated baking and the parents who came along to help out on the day Toyco—Wagener Place, St Lukes: This store offers a we couldn’t discount to Edendale families and very kindly donates a have done percentage of sales back to our school. When making it without purchases, quote our account number (90002) or show a you! We copy of our newsletter. Thank you Toyco!! It’s great to raised a have this support from a store that has such a wide range whopping of toys, puzzles and games. $800! Sausage Sizzle: A big thank you to HelPTA Newsletter: Please see attached for our final newslers for donating the sausages for our Elecletter of the year. tion Day Sausage Sizzle. We really appreciate your support! And thank you to Tom Cooper - Chairperson Hamish and Karen of Hamish Stewart Ca-


The Night Before Christmas Shows 10am & 12pm daily Monday 19 - Friday 23 December 2011 Tickets $16 per person (service fees will apply) This December school holidays join in on the Festive Fun with The Night Before Christmas, this is a new take on a Classic Christmas Tale. Join a cast of bright, zany Christmas characters and some special guests who make a magical cast to bring you a fantastic Christmas story full of laughter, fun and festive joy.

ALLSTAR BAND PROGRAMME Music lessons during school hours Group/private lessons available. We offer tuition in flute, clarinet, trumpet, saxophone, trombone, snare drum, recorder. Enrol now for 2012. Enrol and pay your fees by 5pm 16 December and go into the draw to win one of four $30 Smiggle vouchers. Find out more about the Allstar Programme at Enrol at register/797/Francine-Werry. Contact your Allstar teacher Francine Werry on 021 827 259. Hear more at the combined groups Allstar Concert, Gladstone Primary School Hall, 8 Seaview Terrace, Mt Albert, Saturday 10 December 12:00-1:30pm (admission $10 adult, $5 concession/child).

Book now: Ticketmaster 09 970 9700 or Bruce Mason Centre, cnr Hurstmere Road and The Promenade, Takapuna Beach, Phone 09 488 2940 In aid of Ronald McDonald House Auckland... A live performance of the Christmas Pantomime ‘A Christmas Tale’. Saturday 3 December, Logan Campbell Centre, ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane. Tickets available through the Southern Stars ticket office 09 361 4599 or Southern Stars Charitable Trust has been helping to support the work done by various worthwhile children’s charities through our K.I.S.S. (Kids In Show Seats) programme in the way of organising pantomimes.

A Christmas service for the whole community at Edendale Primary School Hall. Carol service 3-4 pm. Fun & food before and after!

Board of Trustees

Edendale PTA

Our 6th December meeting is a planning meeting

Next meeting will be held in the Meeting Room

for Board members only

Thursday 16th February at 7:00pm All welcome to attend

See our website for info on upcoming events, BOT news and more! Rosemary Vivien

Principal • Edendale Primary School, 419 Sandringham Road, Sandringham, Auckland 1025

Telephone: 09 846 6340 • Facsimile: 09 846 3997 • Email: • Website:

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