Thursday 6th April, 2023

Dear Parents and Caregivers

This is a final note to thank everyone for their generosity with Bike-a-thon!! The final figure raised with the sausage sizzle, raffles and the commission taken out from Raise It has come to $28,456.29!!! 

Massive thank you must go to Monique Ritchie and the FOWS team for all their hard work in promoting this event gathering the prizes, driving the event and feeding us all on the day. Special thank you to Pit Stop for your generous sponsorship Pit Stop Silverdale is owned by a school family, thank you!! Harcourts Cooper & Co supported us with sponsorship providing coffee and ice cream. A great day was had by us all.

Funds raised by the FOWS support first and foremost the school annual budget. Some of the things this lets us do are; enables us to have more Teacher Aides than funded for, a school pool, upgrade/ renewal every year of our iPads, Chromebooks, TVs, sound systems,  etc for learning. We know now we can keep our learning spaces up to date and good places to be in.

Congratulations to todays prize winners – There was fierce competition in some areas:

Bike Winner – Shylah Bean.

Highest Amount Raised – Cooper Semenoff this was hotly contested by Sophia Rowntree, a special prize for being Runner up was awarded.

Most Sponsors – Tigerlily Allison.

Pukeko Team Spot Prize – Marlow Oswald.

Kiwi Team Spot Prize – Donald Lin.

Tui Team Spot Prize – Mia Soulsby.

Takahe Team Spot Prize – Amelie Graves.

Whole School Spot Prize (Scooter) – Oscar Price.

Raffle Winner – Aleigha Ritchie.

Next FOWS event is a new event the “Mothers Day Fashion Show“. This is a brand new event scheduled for Saturday afternoon, 13th May!! The fashion show will feature clothing from the brand SHINEON – tickets are available on KINDO – look for “Mother’s Day Event”, do put this one in the diary!! We are all very excited about this. Click here for the flyer Mother Day Event_A5.




Lastly, please don’t forget we are starting back with the children on Wednesday 26th April.

The bell will go at 8:55am on the first day of each week going forward to enable us to start the weekly Values Assembly. This is designed to be short and sharp not interrupting our learning times.

Have a very safe and happy Easter holidays all.

Ka kite ano,
Gillian Bray