We do hope you are enjoying some family time and are feeling refreshed as we gear up to start the new school year!

School starts back up on Wednesday 3 February at 8.55am.

Office hours are from 8.30am to 1.30pm.
To start the year off we are holding a community picnic on Friday 12 February here at school. It will be followed up with our 'Meet the Teacher' evening. The night will go as follows:

5-6pm - Community Picnic on the school grounds (bring your own picnic blanket, chairs and food). We will have bouncy castles, lawn games for families to engage in and the coffee cart will be available.

6-7pm - Gather in the Activity Centre for the 'Meet the Teacher' session (meetings in classes will follow after this). Students will be supervised in the playgrounds by staff from 6-7pm.
2021 Teachers:

Mātai (New Entrants +Yr 1) = Natalie Godby and Kathryn McCorkindale

Rawe (Yr 1-3) = Amy Polaschek and Anna Erskine (Assistant Principal and Junior Team Leader)

Kawaka (Yr 3+4) = Natalie Findley and Mel Lemin (Deputy Principal, Senior Team Leader and Sport Connector)

Akotoa (Yr 5+6) = Amy Kerslake and Georgia Ashworth

SENCo and Librarian = Cassie Watt

Teacher Aides = Philippa Horton and Suzanne McKenzie

CLICK HERE for staff photos and contact details
Stationery lists are available from Office Max online. You can order the stationery online OR print the list from their website if you prefer to purchase elsewhere. 
If you purchase more than $46 (incl GST) worth of stationery the delivery is free. For more information click here.
Office Max return some funds to the school from the purchases made. 
All students are required to have a Myross Bush school uniform sun hat for all of Term 1.

Please make sure this is clearly named. You may choose to sew on identifying badges or buttons to help clearly identify the hat.

Note: The old yellow school sun hat is ok to be worn but is slowly being phased out. No other hats/caps are allowed.

If you do not have one of these, please CLICK HERE to order a new hat.

Information about Term 1 Sports Registrations was sent out today. To view this notice and register for a team CLICK HERE

Please note, registrations close on Tuesday 9 February at 8pm.
A reminder that we ask parents to drop off and collect their children between 8.15am and 3.15pm. Unless they are bus children, children on the school grounds outside this timeframe are the responsibility of parents

If the pickup timeframe is a challenge, we encourage you to enrol in an after school programme like what XO Church provide. The programme is in town but a minivan operates picking students up from our school.
Our annual school Working Bee is set for Saturday 13 February. Please mark this in your calendar now and come join our school community for a couple of hours between 9-12pm. Many hands make light work and a lot of fun!
Term 1: 3 February to 16 April (11 Weeks)

Term 2: 3 May to 8 July (10 Weeks)
Teacher Only Days: Friday 4 June and Friday 9 July

Term 3: 26 July to 1 October (10 Weeks)
3 Way Conferences: Thur-Fri 5/6 August
Production: 28 September

Term 4: 18 October to 15 December (9 Weeks)

Please keep an eye on the School Calendar for all events during the year. You can view this by clicking here.

For all other information and school alerts, please make sure you have downloaded the school app.
To do this search for "SchoolAppsNZ" on your tablet or smartphone app store or follow this link.

Existing users, please update your alert subscriptions to accurately reflect the new classroom your child is in by opening the app and tapping on 'Settings'.
Our Facebook page is an important part of school communication, especially for photos and videos. You can find and follow us at Myross Bush School Facebook.

Please also share our page with others who may find it useful.
All of our school policies and procedures are kept on our SchoolDocs site - the username and password are both 'myrossbush'. 

If you are new to our school, or unfamiliar with SchoolDocs, CLICK HERE to view a video that shows you how to find and navigate SchoolDocs.
Give some thought to how you will transition your child/ren back into school routines. If it is done well, it can make the start much smoother and enjoyable for students and parents.

The following article may be of help: 'How to talk about back to school anxiety'
We look forward to seeing you and your child/ren soon!
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Jamin Lietze

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RD 2 Myross Bush

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