It's time for the Lion's Club Fun Run. This year, part of the proceeds will be donated to the pool fund.
We are deeply grateful to the Lion's for their steadfast support over the years. Please consider participating in this event.
Message from the BOT Chair
Given a continued rise in incidents of theft and vandalism in and around our school outside school hours, the board has decided to install security cameras at various points within the school grounds.
These cameras will be installed over the coming months.
Cameras will record activity outside normal school hours and will store video footage to servers within the school network. Footage will be available to the school management and appropriate 3rd-parties, such as the NZ Police, as the board deems necessary.
The schools official policy will be made available via our School Docs. site shortly.
We thank Home and School for paying for this security system.
Bible in Schools
At the end of term 1 2018 the Churches Education Commission (CEC), who runs Bible In Schools, informed us that they no longer had sufficient volunteers to run classes at Bombay School. Classes were suspended at this point and remained so for the rest of the 2018 school year.
After consulting with staff and the school community, the board has decided Bombay School will not offer the Bible in Schools programme for the 2019 school year.
If you have any concerns or questions about these changes or any other matter concerning the schools governance, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Calf Club Notice Number 1
“Bombay School Calf Club Saturday 28th September 2019”
For those new to the school my name is Kylie Faulkner and I am the Co-ordinator of the Bombay School Calf Club. There are a lot of new families and children to the Bombay community, so you may ask “what is Calf Club?”
Calf Club is an annual event which is organised by the Home and School Team (PTA in old school terms). Calf Club has a long tradition in Bombay School and will be in its 82nd year. The Bombay School children have the opportunity to rear their own animal – a calf, lamb, goat, chicken or pig from home and then bring them to school on our “Calf Club Day”. We have projects and garden options available for the children who do not wish to raise an animal.
Children learn about responsibility, perseverance and patience as well as create special bonds with their animals.
Calf Club is also about connecting with our community. It is a chance for our parents, grandparents, pre-schoolers, neighbours and ex-pupils to come and visit the school, see what our students have been learning and enjoy some of our great stalls.
Calf Club is also our major fundraiser for the year. Funds raised from Calf Club go towards major projects that the School cannot afford to do on its own. After Calf Club last year, we donated $15,000 to kick off the new school pool fund.
As well as this we donate $5,000 towards each syndicate to be put to use in Education Outside the Classroom. This ensures activities like School Camps cost a lot less for each child to attend.
Last year we raised a mammoth $45K. WELL DONE TO EVERYONE INVOLVED!
So, what can you do as a parent at Bombay School?
Come along to one of our Home and School Meetings. They are held in the staffroom once at month at 7pm. The next one is our AGM and will be on Monday 11th March at 7pm.
Do you have any great ideas for new stalls or raffle items?
Would you like to help co-ordinate one of our stalls? We are looking for a new “cold drinks” stall co-ordinator.
Please feel free to contact me. My contact details are:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 021 757 000
PIGS IN 2019
Calling all PIG LOVERS. Our pig category is now well and truly part of our special day. However, I need all people that are interested in raising a pig to please contact me ASAP. It is essential we have numbers ASAP, as we must let the pig breeder know to ensure they are ready in time for Calf Club rearing. Please let me know by Friday 15