27th November 2019
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Dates for Your Diary

Friday 29th November
Last day for all library books to be returned. School Library now closed for stock take

Freyberg Summertime Disco: 6 - 8 p.m.
See notice below for more info
Whole school assembly - 2.30 p.m. in the hall
Celebrating the virtue of Excellence /
                                                     Tino Pai-rawa

Monday 2nd December
Team 1 - Rooms 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5  - Swimming Programme begins today 

Tuesday 3rd December
Team 4 - Rooms 17, 18, 19 20 & 21  "Showcase" - 11 a.m. - School performance

Wednesday 4th December
Team 3 - Rooms 13, 14, 15, 16 & 22 -
Beach Trip @ Coyle Park, Pt Chevalier
- away all day!

Team 4 - Rooms 17, 18, 19, 20 & 21

"SHOWCASE" - 6 p.m. - Evening performance.
Gold coin koha much appreciated!

Thursday 5th December
Year 6 End of Year trip to Rainbows End - away all day!

Friday 6th December
Special whole school assembly 1.45 p.m. - please see below for more information
Birthday cupcake

Happy Birthday

to the following students whose birthdays are happening this week:
Skyler & Flynn Tomlinson (6)
Leah Davids (9)
Avalei Toelau (10)

and next week:

Suraya Erstich (9)
Ezra Falani (6)
Jericho Hohaia  (8)
Vince Peleseuma (11)
Sheldon Capamagian (11)
Rexton Ching (7)
Ryan Jin (8)
Peyton Mawdsley (6)

We hope you have a wonderful day
celebrating with family and friends!
To Our Lovely Freyberg Community

It is with much sadness that we announce the news that our wonderful Mrs Jean Buddle will be retiring from teaching at the end of this year. 

Mrs Buddle has taught at Freyberg for some 31+ years and will be sadly missed by staff and students alike. 

Mrs Buddle has been, and continues to be, an amazing senior school class teacher who during her time at Freyberg has led the student choir (recently attending the Kids for Kids yearly concert) and has been our chief Freyberg sports organiser..... for what seems like a million sporting events!  The sports trials, practices and numerous events have always run ever so smoothly and her organisational skills have been outstanding.  We also wish to acknowledge that every Culture Day our students have enjoyed her playing the bagpipes and learning about her other love - Scotland!   We will miss you terribly, Mrs Buddle!

We would like to invite our community to attend this special farewell assembly to acknowledge Mrs Buddle and thank her again for all that she has done for Freyberg.
Is your child leaving Freyberg?
Are you moving out of the area?

Please let us know!  If you are moving or your child will be enrolling at a new primary school in the New Year, please notify the office staff.  We are currently in the process of finalising classes for next year and this will enable us to have accurate numbers for classes in 2020.
2019 School Term Dates
Term 4 - Last day - Wednesday 18th December 2019 - an early finish of 2 p.m.

2020 School Term Dates
Term 1 - Monday 3rd February - Thursday 9th April 2020

Teacher Only Day - Friday 7th February
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
It's been a busy time for our Freyberg senior students who recently attended the     Te Atatu Cluster Interschool Swimming day held at Westwave.  The students displayed excellent sportsmanship, dedication and behaviour!

Thank you to Miss Jenner, Miss Norgrove and Renee Ediss for the early morning training sessions and of course Ms Cooke for her organisation on the day. Unfortunately a team photo was overlooked but regardless, you know who you are and we are so very proud of you.

Thanks also to the parents who transported children on the day, made themselves available to assist with time keeping and helped organise the children.  To Mrs Temu (Our number 1 marshall at the starting line) we really appreciate your support! The children were fantastic!    Results - Freyberg 4th   :)
In addition to swimming - our students attended and had a fantastic day at the Te Atatu Cluster Interschool softball yesterday!

Thank you to Ms Cooke and Mr Reyland who assisted on the day organising our lovely students who again displayed great teamwork, sportsmanship and passion. Thanks to parents for transporting our students on the day and all the positive praise and support from the sidelines during the games!
The results were - A team placed second and B team placed third  :)

Well done everyone! 
Team 1 Swimming programme - Rooms 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
The above classes begin their lessons on Monday 2nd December
(finishing on Friday 13th December).

All classes will complete their lessons over a period of two weeks.  Times that classes are scheduled to swim will be available from the school office/class teachers closer to the time.

The tuition fees for these lessons are charged at $60.00 for 10 x 25 minute lessons.  Should you wish your child to take part in these lessons please ensure that these fees are paid to the school office prior to the lessons commencing.

At the end of each term and especially after school events (where students do not wear their school uniform) we always have a mountain of unnamed clothing (uniform and mufti), drink bottles, lunchboxes and shoes (including 1 brand new Black Nike Airmax shoe) turn up in the office looking to be reunited with their rightful owner.  Returning these items is easier if they are adequately named. 

In addition to these we appear to have an ever increasing collection of toys and treasures being brought to school.  As outlined in our school prospectus we do not encourage this practice. It creates a large amount of stress to students when toys and treasures have gone missing and we appreciate co-operation in this matter.

Please note that all lost property is held in the school office and will be put out on the junior syndicate courts by the sickbay weekly for all to view and hopefully claim :)
Southern Stars Charitable Trust Ltd presents

A Christmas Tale

10am, 1 p.m. & 4 p.m. on Saturday 7th December
Logan Campbell Centre, Greenlane

The school has been given limited free tickets to attend these shows. 
If you would like to attend please see Mrs Prins in the school office. 
Tickets will be given on a first in, first served basis.
No Sunhat - Play in the Shade
                 - Term 4 2019 & Term 1 2020

Please support our Freyberg school policy and keep your child healthy by making sure that your child has a Freyberg compulsory sunhat that can be left at school to be used for outdoor activities.  Please ensure that this hat is clearly named for ease of return should it be misplaced during school time.

If you would like assistance with naming the hat please see the office staff who will be happy to accomodate this request with our super amazing white markers!!!

Our Sunsmart approved school hats are now available for purchase at $18 each from the school office.

Freyberg Summertime School Disco
Friday 29th November 
in our School Hall  
6 - 8 p.m.

Student tickets @$4 per ticket if purchased from the school office or $5 per ticket if purchased at the door on the night - Freyberg Students Only                                         
Family tickets @$10 are available for families with 3 or more children (siblings only).  These can only be purchased from the school office prior to the Disco - not at the door on the night.

Chips / drinks / lollies will be available for purchase!
  Tickets are now available. from the school office. 

We look forward to a great night for all!

Do you know anyone whose child is learning to write?
Do they struggle to keep up in the classroom?
Could they do with some writing and fine motor practice before school begins?

is for them!

These holidays, join us in pumping some finger weights and show the pencil who's boss! We invite your child to join us to work specifically on improving their hand skills and getting ready for school after a long summer break. This program is available to support various stages of writing, from preschoolers to primary-schoolers. We will adjust groups as needed depending on enrolments, to ensure the group is tailored to your child's needs. 
What's included:
60 minute sessions with our OT's in a group environment / Goal-directed activities at your child's level / Hand outs 
13th, 14th and 15th January 2020  and/or 20th, 21st and 22nd January 2019
10.30 am to 11.30 am 
Child's Play OT Clinic
131/127 Newton Road, Eden Terrace, Auckland
Room 115, Ground Floor
$57.50 per child per hour

Bookings essential - no drop-ins please. 
Contact -
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