11th March 2020
Chronicle 003
Greetings, Kia ora!

School Value of the Term

Creativity - Auahatanga

We explore different ways of doing things and learn from our mistakes.

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Friday 13th March
Team 2 - 8, 9 & 10
Whau River Walk: 1.30 p.m.

Monday 16th March
Board  of Trustees Meeting
  5.00 - 6.00 p.m. - all welcome!

Wednesday 18th March
Newsletter sent home today!

Friday 20th March
Last day for all Scholastic Book Club Orders

Birthday cupcake

Happy Birthday to the following students who have celebrated or are celebrating their birthdays this week :)

Mersiha Amin (7)
Charlotte Schischka (6)
Louis Lu (9)
Blake Ashe (6)

We hope you all had/have an enjoyable birthday with family and friends!

School Hats Missing

Please can you check that your child's school hat is clearly named.
Office staff are more than happy
to assist with 
re naming hats that are
no longer clear to read.

We have many students stating that hats have been misplaced during the day. If your child has taken someone else's hat home in error please pop it into the school office where it will be returned to the rightful owner.
Congratulations to our
Fabulous Freyberg Softballer Players

Yesterday our students had the opportunity to compete at the annual
Te Atatu Cluster Interschool Softball Day  held at Neil Ave, Te Atatu Peninsula.  

There were 4 seasons in one day but that didn’t dampen our spirits..... we played on and enjoyed the day and experience of playing against other schools in our West Auckland cluster.   It was an amazing day with all students showing great enthusiasm and teamwork.

Big congratulations to all the players and the Freyberg softball team who were in the grand final and winners of their competition!

A huge thank you to the parents and grandparents for their assistance with transport and support on the day. This day would not be possible for our students without you! 

Thank you again for all your support!

You can now pay for your Scholastic Book Club orders online or the usual way by dropping them to the office complete with cash payment. 

Please note that the last day
is Friday 20th March.

The school benefits from all purchases and we wish to thank you again for all your support!
Click here to order Scholastic Books Online
Swimming Programme
Team 1 (Rooms 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5) 
& Team 2 (Rooms 8, 9 & 10) 


The above classes begin their lessons on Monday 16th March.  There will be 10 lessons in this swimming programme - with the last lesson taking place on Friday 27th March.

As a result of Freyberg School opting into the government donation scheme for 2020 there will be NO COST for your child to attend these lessons. We hope to see every child take advantage of these lessons providing essential water safety skills!
Please can all parents/caregivers ensure that all school uniform items and togs and towels are clearly named.  This will enable a speedy resolution for children and staff alike when items are misplaced.  

Times that classes are scheduled to swim are now available from the school office/class teachers.
Yummy Apple Sticker Collection
Please send in all your Yummy Apple stickers and coupons. These are found on all Yummy Fruit and their bags (purchased at Pak 'n' Save, New World and Four Square).  We are able to trade these for FREE SPORTS GEAR!  A collection sheet will be available in your child's classroom to stick these on to.  Many thanks for any support you are able to give!


ICAS Australian Schools Competition

We are making these available to all children in Year 4 to 6 classes, on an optional basis this year.  All of the Australian Schools Competitions provide an opportunity for all students to gain a measure of their own achievement in an external assessment situation.  

Competitions are available in the following areas:
Digital Technologies, Science, Writing, English, Mathematics and Spelling.    

Each child who sits the competition will receive a certificate and a detailed results letter. Cost for all online exams are $17.50 per subject.  Please note that exams will only go ahead if we have  3 or more students wishing to attend a particular subject.  If your child's exam does not go ahead any money paid will be refunded. 

Should you require further information and would like an exam registration slip please collect these from the school office from Monday 16th March. 

Last day for all registrations is Friday 29th May.

Important Information regarding
Freyberg Netball  

On Friday 28th February we handed out Netball “expression of interest” forms  to all students wishing to play Monday / Thursday Netball for Freyberg Community School. For those families new to Freyberg Netball please note that Years 1 – 4 play on Thursday afternoons and Years 5 & 6 play on Monday afternoons at Netball Waitakere, Te Pai Courts, Henderson.  

If you wish your child to play netball kindly return the “expression of interest” forms to the school office. If your child does not have a form extras are available from the school office.

As always, we are reliant on parent help with coaching and managing teams.... without your help teams may not be able to be registered. 

Last day for handing in Netball “expression of interest” forms is Friday 13th March.  Unfortunately we are unable to accept registrations after this date.
Room 8 Chronicle Contribution
This term, Room 8 and the rest of Team 2 are learning about the unique and active ecosystem of the Whau River. We thoroughly enjoyed our walk down to the river and were interested in all the things we could see, feel, smell and hear. We’re excited to learn more about this local resource over the next few weeks.
2020 School Term Dates

Term 1 - Monday 3rd February - Thursday 9th April 

Term 2 - Wednesday 29th April - Friday 3rd July
Teacher Only Day - Tuesday 28th April
Teacher Only Day - Friday 29th May

Team 3 - Monday 20th July - Friday 25th September

Team 4 - Monday 12th October - Wednesday 16th December 
Teacher Only Day - Friday 23rd October
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