Bombay School - Our Best Always - Ake Runga - Years 0 to 8

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22 November 2018

Principal's Message

Teachers for Term 1 2019

Kotare Year 0 - 2Tuhono Year 3 - 4 Kotuitui Year 5 - 6 Kakahu Year 7-8
Room 4 - empty T1Room 8 Composite yr2/3
Miss Lemon
Room 1a.Miss  KayPiwakawaka
Mr Oliphant
Room 5 - Mrs JonesRoom 9 Composite 3/4
Miss Goldstone
Room 1 Miss TaylorKereru
Mrs Yorwarth
Room 6 - Mrs Cameron & Mrs BurfordRoom 10 Composite 3/4
Mrs Wang
Room 2 Mrs ConradieKotuku
Mrs Mulligan
Room 7 - Miss Dones & Mrs BurfordRoom 11 Mrs Batters & Mrs WeightRoom 3 Mrs HughesTakahe
Miss Melville
Room 8  Composite yr 2/3
Miss Lemon

Mrs Weight, Mrs Paxton, Mrs Batters, Mrs Burford and Mrs Stafford-Bush will release teachers for classroom release time, thereby reducing the number of outside relievers needed.  I now welcome any special requests with regard to your child's classroom placement for 2019.  This will include which teacher you would prefer for your child and which children you would want your child to be with or separated from in 2019.  Please make this known to me only   We will try our best to accommodate your wishes but please note that it may not be possible. The deadline for requests is 25 November @ 10pm.

Composite Classes Explained

Composite classes can be confusing because one could focus on the age of the children rather than on their learning stage. If you would like to know more about composite classes, click here.

Please come and see me

If you have any questions or concerns about how the school will function, please come and see me or send me an email. I would rather that you heard from the school than getting misinformation.

Best wishes to all,

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Home and School Corner

Next Meeting 5 December.

Meetings are open to all and they are held in the staffroom at 7pm.

If you are unable to come to the meeting, but have some ideas, resources or contacts  you think may help us, please don’t hesitate to email either Lisa Garth - President on: or Kelly Hughes – Secretary on:

Latest Home and School Minutes

Urgent Appeal - Please return all books

Please search around home and look for Junior reading books, word rings and target bags (book bag with activities). Please return to your child's classroom teacher. Thank you.

Also the library staff are preparing for stocktake. Please return all library books this week. Thank you

Calf Club Certificates

All children who entered an animal, garden or project at Calf Club will receive a certificate with a photo on. These have been sent home today. We do our best to get names and spelling correct. If we have made an error please do not hesitate to let us know.


The Uniform Room is open for two more evenings in 2018 –

Monday 5:15-6:15pm                  25 November

Monday CLOSED                           3 December

Monday 5:15-6:15pm                  10 December

Before Term 1 2019, the Uniform Room will be open –

8-9am Thursday 24 January for new uniform try-ons and orders, and recycled uniform drop-off and purchase.  Any new uniform orders placed after this date may not be ready before school starts on Monday 4 February 2019.

The Uniform Room will be open again –

8-9am Friday 1 February for new uniform pick-ups

Please also note that new uniform orders placed once Term 1 is underway may not be fulfilled as quickly as usual since we have two short working weeks over the period that schools are starting back. Where possible please order at the end of this year or by 24 January.

Orders can also be placed up to the last day of school at the school office and if required sizes of garments are known.

The Uniform Room is located in the school office.

Learning a Musical Instrument at Bombay School

New spaces are available for lessons in guitar, ukulele, bass guitar and drums. Times are during class, but there are also slots free straight after school on Mondays and Wednesdays. 

Sign-ups are open for term 4 or for starting in the new year. 

Please feel free to call/text/email Nick Warner for more info or to book a time: - 021537700

133rd A & P Show Activities for Kids

The Sports Page
Kotare (Rm's 4,5,6,7,8) and 

Tuhono (Rm's 9,10,11,12) Athletics will be held on Tuesday 4 December,  9am start.  Parents and caregivers very welcome.

NB. This date has changed from previous correspondence sent home.

Coming Events:

Wednesday 21 November Franklin Group Athletics- Postponed to Thursday 22 Nov

Thursday 29 November Champion of Champions Athletics

Tuesday 4 December Kotare (Rm's 4,5,6,7,8) and Tuhono (Rm's 9,10,11,12) Athletics. 9am start.  Parents and caregivers very welcome.


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