Chronicle 001 / 16th February 2022     

Rātu   - Tuesday 22nd February
Happy Twosday - school wide event - please refer notice below

Rāapa  - Wednesday 23rd February 
Newsletter home today the following students who are celebrating a birthday this week:

Quinn I-E (7)
Ruby E (9)
Chloe E (8)
Len M (10)
Dior M (7)

...we hope you had/have a wonderful day celebrating with friends and family!
A friendly reminder for all our Freyberg Whānau:

What do I do if my child is unwell?

If your child is unwell in any way, please keep them home from school and contact Health line directly on 0800 611 116 for further guidance.

If you child has been requested to undertake a COVID-19 test for any reason, please note the following advice from the Ministry of Health website:

Students are permitted to return to school after receiving a negative COVID-19 test but must be symptom free - i.e. no runny noses or coughs - for a period of 24 hours.

We will continue to operate under a 'zero tolerance' policy for any sickness and will send any learners or staff home immediately if they display any COVID-19 symptoms.

Thanking you in advance for your co-operation in this matter.
A message from Kids Club -
'We would like to let you know that Kids Club will be closed this Friday because of staff shortages. We have 2 staff members who were identified as close contacts earlier this week and although the Ministry of Health has said it is still safe for us to operate, we have been unable to find others to take their place at this time. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, but we will be back to normal from Monday the 21st.'
School Stationery

All children received stationery lists at the end of last year.  It is crucial for children to get their stationery as soon as possible.

If your child has misplaced their list, please request another from the school office or alternatively email Juliette at should you have any questions.
Next week on Tuesday it is a very special date. It is 22/2/22 or TWOSDAY!
Palindrome days happen when the day’s date can be read the same way backward and forward.
Help us celebrate this interesting date across the school and throughout the curriculum by coming to school for a free rā kākahu kāinga - home clothes day👗👟👖
Come to school dressed to impress - you could wear a tutu, a tunic, or a toupee! Maybe you’d like to be double trouble and twin with a friend! You could even dress like you were 22 years old…or 2 years old! You could wear two of everything - 2 shoes, 2 t-shirts. 2 ties! There’s TWO many options to choose 🤪

Be ready for a day 2 remember ✌🏼
There are things we can do every day to help our kids feel loved and safe.  

Things like: 
Giving lots of love and affection                 
Teaching them new things
Giving plenty of praise                             
Listening and talking to them
Giving your time and attention

If you are raising a child, one of the things you will need most is family, whānau and friends around to give you help and good advice.  Being a parent is something we all learn on the job, so don't be afraid to ask for help!

Plunketline: 0800 933 922       
Healthline: 0800 611116            

Oranga Tamariki: 0508 227 377
2022 School Term Dates

Term 1   
Thursday 3rd February - Thursday 14th April 
Teacher Only Day -  Monday 21st March

Term 2
Monday 2nd May - Friday  8th July
Teacher Only Day -  Tuesday 7th June

Term 3
Monday 25th July - Friday 30th September 
Teacher Only Day -  Monday 29th August TBC

 Term 4   
Monday 17th October - Tuesday 13th December 
Room 22 Chronicle Contribution
We are pleased to welcome everyone back!
Have a great year ahead!

Enjoy making new friendships,
embracing new learning goals
and of course most of all ....having fun!
New Entrant Start Dates

This is a friendly reminder that all new entrant children will start school on the first day of Week 1 & 6 of every term.  School visits will take place on Thursdays in The Grove (Room 3) with Mrs Corlett.  School visits will take place in the 2 weeks prior to your child starting school. Office staff will be in touch approximately 4 weeks prior to your child's birthday to confirm dates.

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 get them to pop it into the school office where it will be returned to the rightful owner.
Freyberg School Uniform

The school expects students to take pride in their uniform and wear it correctly at all times.  If students are not in the correct uniform they are required to have a note from home explaining the reason and this must be handed to the school office prior to the start of school on the day concerned.  T-shirts, singlets and other underwear worn for extra warmth must not be visible.

Please ensure that all uniform items are clearly named.  It certainly makes the return of misplaced items much easier and less stressful on children and staff alike.  Please note that it is compulsary for all students to be wearing the school uniform.
School shoes / sandals / jandals are to be black only.
All residents on Roberts Road and adjoining streets would have received a letter outlining Roadworks that will be taking place over the next few months.   If you did not receive this ....below is a summary of what is involved. 

We need to do some footpath works in your neighbourhood.

Roberts Road, Te Atatu South. Te Atatu Road to Roberts Rd Cul-de-sac

updated start date) 16th February 2022 – 30th April 2022
Hours of work 0700hrs – 1900 hrs For (duration) 9 weeks Monday to Saturday.

The work we’re doing:
We’re doing this work to maintain and improve your neighbourhood and to keep customers safe. The drawings show where we’ll be working. We’ll do our best to start the work on time. Factors such as wet weather could mean a delayed start. If the delay is significant, we’ll notify you. 

Contact Us:
Get in touch if you have any questions or concerns about this work. To learn more about how we maintain roads go to our website:
Waitemata Football Club
invites you to attend our open day
on Sunday 13th March at McLeod Park, from 10am - 12pm. 

Don't miss this great opportunity to find out more about playing at the club, have a game of footy in our inflatable field and have a break with a sausage sizzle and drink! 

There will also be a boot swap. Buy or swap good quality secondhand boots (minimum 7 out of 10 quality).

If you can't make it on the day, you can visit our website to register for the season or for more info. 
Alternatively, you can contact our team at or chat to someone on our Facebook page
Circability will be running free circus workshops this Sunday 20th at Henderson Park (10am-12pm) and Te Atatu South Park (2-4pm). These workshops are funded through the Local Board and Auckland Council.

Check out the following FB events for more information
Te Atatu South:
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