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Principal's News

Kia ora, Malo e le lei, Talofa, Ni hao, Namaste, Bula, Kia orana, Mauri, Greetings.

Welcome to a new school year. A special welcome to new students, parents and caregivers. I trust your association with our school will be an enjoyable and rewarding one.

Our school has begun the new year very smoothly. New enrolments have totalled 44 so far and pupils have settled in quickly. Class rogrammes are underway and I thank our teachers and support staff for the preparation prior to our last school day.

I am pleased to also welcome the following new staff members: Mrs Calida Bruce (Room 8), Mrs Melissa Sowden (Room 15) and Mr Callum Baird (Room 9) has returned after a three year absence.

I trust these staff members will find their time at our school community both enjoyable and professionally rewarding.


Thank you to all parents and caregivers who were able to attend our ‘meet the teacher’ evening last night.

Please remember that we welcome your approach at any time if you have questions about your child’s learning. In the first instant it is easiest to simply contact your child’s teacher.

If you wish to make an appointment to see the appropriate team leader simply ring Mrs Sandy Griffin (Years 1 and 2), Mrs Ann Sowden (Years 3 and 4) and Mrs Michelle Dibben (Year 5 and 6). The school number is 269 0250.


We offer students banking facilities with the ASB Bank. Our banking day is Tuesday. If you would like your child to bank through the school please pick up a form from the school office.


In the interests of security and child safety our school gates are locked between 9am and 2.55pm. Day visitors to the school are asked to sign in at the school office and wear identification while in the school grounds.

Except in rare emergencies our school day finishes at 3pm. All children are expected to leave the grounds at 3pm and proceed home or to their after school care. You can therefore expect your child to arrive home at the same time every day.

It is important that children do stay at school until 3pm. The end of the school day is an important time for both teachers and students. Therefore I ask that you do not pick children up early except in absolute emergencies. Any time your child misses school they are being disadvantaged.


These are a very important part of our home/school communication. You can expect a newsletter every three weeks usually on a Friday.

Newsletters contain important notices, dates for your calendar and classroom news. Classroom news provides an excellent overview of the many exciting and varied activities happening at school. Newsletters are placed on our school website http://www.mancent.school.nz. (follow the link through news.)

The website has the facility to translate our newsletter in about 50 languages. If you know of someone who would benefit from this opportunity please assist them to do so.

I trust you find our newsletters interesting and informative. Thank you.

Thank you.
L Thew

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Please update any details that have changed for your child at the office.

Next newsletter - March 2 2018