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Principal's Message

Dear families,

With five weeks to go, Calf Club will soon be upon us.  This is fantastic event.  It brings our community together to celebrate an integral part of our school culture and heritage.  While we like to claim to be future focused, we equally claim to be rooted in our traditions.  This year will mark the 82nd calf club gathering.   

New families may find the lead up to the day overwhelming. There is tonnes of information to absorb. If you have any questions about the event, please contact our office and they can direct you to the appropriate person or resource.  Calf club is run by our home and school team (PTA) and it is the largest fund raising event for the school.  It has the potential to bring in $40k for the Home and School to use to support our school camps, to buy resources and to support our amazing teachers to deliver the excellent programmes that our school delivers.

 The day is about so much more that money. Watch Phoebe  and  Georgia talk about their calf club experience in this video.  

  Calf Club requires all hands on deck. 

  Every family is asked to contribute goods and their labour.  

  Every family is asked to attend on the day. 

  Bring your  friends. 

  Spread the word to your social media contacts. Support     our         Calf Club entrants. Spend up large. We need you.

 Kind regards,

Calf Club Corner: Quick Links

If you have any calf club related questions, please contact Kylie Faulkner, our calf club coordinator.

Contact Kylie 
Get your copy of the calf club calendar, here :

2019 Calf Club Calendar
For more calf club information, visit our website;

More Calf Club Information

Vet Guides - Animal Rearing Garden Information Year 0-3 . Year 4-8Calf Club Projects Year 4-6 . Year 7-8

A Calf Club Event was created on our Facebook Page - please share it widely and invite your contacts.

 Our Facebook Page
 Each family will be expected to have a family representative donate an hour of their time on the day of Calf Club to help out on a stall.  You will be able to book what activity and time you would prefer through the online system. Remember it will be on a “first in first served” basis. If you don’t book a spot by this cut-off date, then an activity and time will be designated to your family by the calf club coordinator, Kylie.
Choose your roster slot  
The Booking code is f647f
The Calf Club Cafe are appealing for donations for the Cafe and the chips stall.  They are asking all families to please donate an item. This year they are looking for chocolate brownie, cupcakes (regular size),  any flavoured cake, a gluten-free item, frozen sausage rolls, orange juice, tomato sauce or a bag of grated cheese.

Please fill in this form, so that the cafe can organise accordingly

The Calf Club Cafe are appealing for donations for the Cafe and the chips stall.  They are asking all families to please donate an item. This year they are looking for chocolate brownie, cupcakes (regular size),  any flavoured cake, a gluten-free item, frozen sausage rolls, orange juice, tomato sauce or a bag of grated cheese.  

 Please fill in this form, so that the cafe can organise accordingly


You may have seen our communication about our desperate need for Raffle Items. The raffle stall is one of our biggest earners. 

But to get us the big $$$ we need some great items.

If you have any contacts or have something

you wish to donate (even CASH to go towards prizes) please get in touch with Rebecca Laker on 021 026 17379 or email

Do you have any baskets, small wooden boxes etc that could be used to package up our raffles? Please drop into the office.

Plant Pre Orders

There has been some confusion. I have had some feedback on the Plant Pre order forms which were sent out last week. The Plant Stall is always very busy on Calf Club Day. 

 We always have a few beautiful large trees that sell out within the first hour. People are always saying – “I wish you had more”. 

So that’s why we are offering the Plant pre orders. 

Don’t worry if you cant stretch your budget to buy one of these amazing trees (at a great discounted price) there will be many more  smaller plant items available at a range of costs on the day

One more reminder. Mufti Day on Friday 23rd August. 

Can you please donate luxury items or lucky dip options for boys or girls?

Luxury items could include a bottle of wine, chocolates, hand cream, soaps etc.

The lucky dip items will be used for one of the fairground games on Calf Club day. Please buy a small gift and then gift wrap. Put on the wrapping if it is for a boy or girl or unisex.

Lunches available to order online for Friday delivery. Orders close 10pm Wednesday evenings. Visit:

Zoo Trip Monday 19 August - Rm's 8, 9, 10, 11

ICAS exams close Monday 19 August 2019 (see below).

Great Job Bombay - Thank you

We sell Shavings in 40L bags @ $10 and wool press bales at $85.

They’re definitely popular at this time of the year with all the calf club animals.

88 Ararimu Road, Ramarama, 2579

PH: 0800 367 9663 or 09 294 7541

For Sale
Hay bales $10 happy to sell single bales please ph 022 068 5632 
Sophia H has lost her size 8 school layer jacket. It has the number 168 on the reverse of logo. If found please return to Room 10. Thank you

Nate L (room 8) has lost 4 x school polar fleece's, size 4. Each one has an ironed in label with "LIEFTING 0272029222" just under the tags.  Please check these have not come home by mistake. If found please deliver to Rm 8. Thank you.

The winner of the banking trophy this week is: Arshpreet S. 

Coming Events

Thursday 22 August North Group Cross Country

Wednesday 28 August Franklin Zone Cross Country

Tuesday 3 September Auckland Champion of Champions Cross Country

Monday 16 September Yr 5/6 Girls Franklin Basketball

Wednesday 18 September Yr 5/6 Boys Franklin Basketball

Monday 23 September Yr 7/8 Girls Franklin Basketball

Wednesday 25 September Yr 7/8 Boys Franklin Basketball

School Cross Country Report - 2019

WELL DONE to everyone who took part in the Year 3-8 Cross country on Tuesday! Congratulations to all those students who are going through to compete at North Group next week. It was fantastic to see so many family members come along in support.

Top three placings

Year 3  

Boys 1st Toby K   2nd Hunter A  3rd Darby R            

Girls 1st  Isla M    2nd Tiffany R  3rd  Isla S

Year 4

Boys 1st Cory F    2nd Zack A     3rd Callum M

Girls 1st Sophie J    2nd Casey Q    3rd Sienna W

Year 5

Boys 1st Flynn A    2nd Oliver A    3rd Jake H

Girls 1st Piper L    2nd Charlotte B    3rd Milla T

Year 6

Boys 1st Jussi M    2nd Kyle M    3rd Marcel D

Girls 1st Phoebe L    2nd Isabella S    3rd Brooke M

Year 7

Boys 1st Cohen R    2nd Luke C    3rd Jack L

Girls 1st Tess R        2nd Sophie S 3rd Angela M

Year 8

Boys 1st Rhys L      2nd David W   3rd Tristan B                                             

Girls 1st Drew M    2nd Sasha N    3rd Lucy L 

Congratulations to the trophy winners:

Yr 3-4 Boys Winner: Toby K     Runner up: Cory F           

Yr 3-4 Girls  Winner: Isla M       Runner up: Sophie J

Yr 5-6 Boys Winner: Jussi M    Runner up: Kyle M

Yr 5-6 Girls  Winner: Piper L    Runner up: Phoebe L

Yr 7-8 Boys Winner: Cohen R  Runner up: Rhys L

Yr 7-8 Girls  Winner: Drew M   Runner up: Sasha N



Community Notices

Young at Art offer children’s and teenage art and craft classes in Pukekohe.  Our Term 3 classes commence next week (from 5th August) and are open for booking with a couple of places available.  For more information or to book please check out:, email: or phone:   0297 712 923. Bookings are essential as places are  limited.

35 Paparata Road, Bombay 2675
P 09 236 1012 | F 09 236 0458 | E

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