Term 1: Week 7, 12 March 2020

Tēnā koutou e aku rangatira,

Allandale School students, our whanau, staff, BOT’s and community groups have been shining in so many ways for our school this week.

We have hosted  a very successful Interschool swimming sports and held our own swimming sports which involved room 1,2,3,4,12 and some of our year 4’s. Our junior team enjoyed a day exploring Ohope Beach. Rooms 5, 6, 9,10 and 11 are participating in their swimming sports competition in our own pool this Friday.

Allandale School always welcomes feedback and feed-forward. We are currently contacting all our new whanau and through this process have had some amazing feedback and feed-forward. If you would like to provide feedback and/or feed-forward please contact our Pastoral Care Officer  Kleesha Camburn in the office or send an email to learnalot@allandale.school.nz.

We have had a lot of community based support in and around our school recently starting with the Te Papa Miharo open day last Saturday, the Community Garden working Bee Sunday and a  Grandparents event this Friday. All are welcome to a high tea and an informal low walk around the school and experience a learning day for Allandale School. We would like to thank our BOT who have supported many of these events.

Over the next four weeks we have a crew painting the fences, playgrounds and outdoor areas around our school. This is having a really big impact and our school is looking tidy.

Thank you

Adrianne McAllister


Allandale School is extremely lucky to have such a talented bunch of teachers leading our bilingual team. Our bilingual classrooms are situated within Te Papa Miharo and in front of Papakainga. Right to left – Whaea Deanna Gulliver teaches in Kauri 12 and is the team leader. Whaea Te Rumate Mahutoto teaches in pukeko 11, Whaea Maia teaches in Kapokapowai 13 and Whaea Moana Wilson teaches in Mawhitiwhiti 14. Part of their success is to provide our school with the resources required to implement and engage our children in all aspects of ‘Te Reo and Tikanga Māori’.  It is envisaged that these aspects will enable them to develop a strong sense of belonging through Whānaungatanga (relationship building), Manaakitanga (generosity and care for others) and Rangatiratanga (leadership/confidence).   


Our senior team teachers are a mixture of experienced teachers and beginning teachers. Teachers that are extremely knowledgeable in their craft and teachers that are inspiring and inquisitive. Our senior classrooms begin from the school office and head down the corridor. Right to left – Mrs Charlotte Swan teaches in Kahikatea 4, Whaea Ashton Thrupp, the team leader of this team teaches in Pohutukawa 1, Whaea Hailey McLean teaches in Totara 2 and Mrs Kayley Foster teaches in Rimu 3. Part of their success is building our students’ knowledge and understandings from the strong foundational base which they have gathered from junior and middle school. This is developed through strong and rich  literacy, mathematics and curriculum teaching and learning programmes. This team also develops the concept of responsibility by developing leadership roles throughout our school. 

We hold staff meetings every Tuesday at 3.00 to 4.30. This time is all about strengthening our knowledge, sharing clarity, reflection and striving to always do the best while learning together. Our next Tuesday meeting we will be sharing our Action Plans. These plans are inquiry documents that share our Charter goals and map out the direction of specific groups within our school. Each team has an action plan as well as Cultural Competencies, Learning Through Play, Sports and Hauora. If whanau have an interest in hearing our direction, please feel free to join in this celebration.


Friday the 28 February Year 1 and 2 classes went to Rex Morpeth Park to participate in a sports activity day with lots of other schools.

We had a fabulous time learning fundamental skills for cricket, volleyball, hockey and rugby. We learnt how to use a bat, throw overarm and how to hold a rugby ball and run.  

We are very proud of our tamariki and how they managed themselves

and represented Allandale School. They were resilient to try new things

and they coped well with the hot day.

Thank you to our wonderful parent supporters.


SOCCER:  ALL REGISTRATIONS are due tomorrow Friday 13 March including fees so that I can organise teams for the season.

HOCKEY – Registration forms will be out this week.


Congratulations to all inter school competitors. We had a great day out. These were the successful competitors who will compete in EBOP Swim champs next Wednesday 18th March. Kazaiah O’Brien-Lawson, Luca Goodman, Theos Tuari-Hape, Kimiora Smith, Jacob Hunter Kino, Quinn Charteries, Kase Ireton, Caleb O’Neil, Tasmin Clay, Kyle Hanlen and Emily Dalgity.

EBOP CRICKET teams will be announced next week. All entry forms should be into Ms G before Friday.

TOP SCHOOL children will be announced Friday this week in preparation for the Gate Pa competition next Thursday and Awakeri Top School on Sunday the 22nd March. Congratulations to all participants, the selection has been very difficult and you all were awesome to have a go!

MIDDLE SCHOOL SWIMMING SPORTS is taking place this Friday at 11am – 12.30 in our school pool. All whanau are welcome.

Come and enjoy the fun!

NETBALL Year 5&6 Allandale Motueka had grading day last Saturday. This involved playing 7 10 minute games to find which grade best suits them. They worked hard and come away winning most of their games. Well done girls!

Year 3&4 Allandale Ferns started on Tuesday 10th of March. They played hard against Te Wharekura o Ruatoki and their hard work paid off. Big thank you to Vai for standing in and organising the girls on this day.

Year 1&2 Allandale Aces began Monday 9th of March. Unfortunately 3 girls didn’t show for their game but that didn’t stop Madison and Jane from playing their hearts out. Luckily Emily was there to support the girls and represent Allandale School. Big ups to Megan who is taking the team this year. 

Sports teams couldn’t happen if lovely parents do not help out and put their hands up. We appreciate your commitment to our Allandale whanau. 


COMING EVENTS:                                                          ALLANDALE KIND OF KIDS

Tuesday            17 March           School Photos Taken                  KIND to Myself – Amber Butler

Wednesday       18 March           EBOP Swimming Sports             KIND to Others – Te Aranga Savage-Christie

Thursday          19 March           Gate Pa Top School –                 KIND to the Environment – Chloe Anderson

Year 6 Students only                  The Learning KIND – Teriri Puhia

Sunday             22 March           Awakeri Top School –                 The Achieving KIND – Kauri – Rei Te Whata

Year 6 Students only                  The Community KIND – Matutaera Mahaki

Tuesday            24 March           EBOP Cricket

Thursday            9 April             Kiorahi

Thursday            9 April             Last day Term 1

Tuesday            28 April             Term 2 starts