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Art Attack 2020

Art Attack Information

Hi again 

We are looking forward to seeing you tonight at 5pm. The exhibition is also open for viewing after school tomorrow from 3-4pm. The silent bidding closes at 4pm on Thursday. If you are in the hall at 4pm tomorrow, you are able to pay for and take the art you have purchased away with you then.  Your child's teacher will give you a payment slip to take to the payment table with the amount owing. Once this is paid you can take this back to the teacher and take the art home. The same system will happen for the Silent Auction pieces. If you are not there tomorrow you can pay for the art in the office and collect it from the Staffroom next week Tues-Thurs between 2:30-3:30pm.

Live Auction Pieces

Art Attack

It's only one more sleep until Art Attack begins! Here is a sneak peek at the live auction pieces that will be auctioned tomorrow night. There are some stunning pieces, click on the link below to view. We are looking forward to seeing you there. Reminder doors open at 5pm and the live auction starts at 6pm.

All welcome. Thanks for your support.

Live Auction Pieces

Art Attack

It's only one more sleep until Art Attack begins! Here is a sneak peek at the live auction pieces that will be auctioned tomorrow night. There are some stunning pieces, click on the link below to view. We are looking forward to seeing you there. Reminder doors open at 5pm and the live auction starts at 6pm.

All welcome. Thanks for your support.

Art Attack 2020

Art Attack 2020

On Wednesday the 28th of October at 5pm we are excited to open our 'Art Attack 2020' - Art Exhibition and fundraiser in the Red Beach School hall. Invite your family and friends to come and see art pieces created by every child at school, as well as Red Beach School staff and local artists. All the art is for sale either by silent or live auction. The live auction starts at 6pm Wednesday evening. 

The Community Committee will also be selling yummy finger food for you to enjoy while you view the art on Wednesday evening.

The exhibition is again open for silent bidding on Thursday the 29th of October from 3pm - 4pm. The exhibition will close on Thursday the 29th of October  at 4pm at which time winning bidders may pay for and collect their art - Eftpos will be available in the hall.

Bidding Instructions

Bids are to be completed in bidding booklets stationed by each class display. Full name and details are to be written in permanent ink on the bidding form. The bid made needs to be a full dollar amount. The bids must meet or exceed the reserve price and any prior bids. Silent bidding will continue until 4pm on Thursday 29th October. The highest bidder will be contacted by phone or email on Monday 2nd Nov. Art work must be collected on Tuesday 3rd, Wednesday 4th or Thursday 5th of November between 2:30 and 3:30 pm from the staffroom. Eftpos will be available at the school office. Any children’s artwork not bid on will be kept by the school.

We look forward to seeing you, your family and friends next week!

Thank you for your support.

Class Placement for 2021

In looking to 2021 we have started working on our school organisation including making up class lists. 

As part of the very complex class placement process teachers use their professional knowledge to consider the following points:

  • compatibility of peers
  • a balance of ability within a class
  • a child's response to different teaching styles
  • gender/culture balance within a class
  • consideration of learning needs

If you have specific background information about your child please fill in the below form. We are not able to consider friendship requests.

Please return the form to Leanne Hanna in the office in an envelope by Tuesday 27th October 2020. We will not be able to consider submitted forms after the return date. An email confirmation will be sent to confirm that your form has been received.  It is vital that you contact the office if you do not receive a confirmation email. 

Unless confidentiality is requested, the information provided will be used by teams to form classes.


2 Important Notices

On Friday 16th  we will be participating in the Mental Health Awareness campaign to Speak Up Stand Together Stop Bullying
Everyone at Red Beach School is encouraged to wear something pink to school that day. If you have lots of pink wear that instead of your school uniform.
We are asking for a voluntary donation if you wish to support this important cause.
Just to let you know we will be participating in the National Shake Out drill on Thursday 15th October at 9.30am. A huge number of parents will also be participating in their workplaces so it is a good opportunity for you to talk about the need for this drill with your children before it happens but also to talk to the children after school to see how it went. 

Art Attack TradeMe Auctions

Red Beach School has some exciting and collectable auctions on TradeMe - all expiring THIS WEEK. This is your chance to pick up something memorable from a historic year, and we are asking for all our parents and guardians to share the listings far and wide so we can get as much exposure as possible.

We are auctioning:
"The Political Cycle", an original, collectable artwork by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern - Auction expires on Friday at 7:30pm
The Right Honourable Jacinda Ardern has kindly donated one of her drawings which we have had beautifully framed. It is titled “The Political Cycle”. 
A popular New Zealand journalist, Patrick Gower, has drawn and signed a doodle on canvas and kindly donated it to Red Beach School. It is a fun, topical piece of art - this is your chance to snap it up!
Judith Collins kindly donated this signed copy of her book to be auctioned off by Red Beach School. With the elections just a few days away now is the time to snap up this collectable memoir from the leader of the National Party.   
An original shark doodle on stretched canvas by Matt Watson from the ITM Fishing Show.


Community Committee

Back to School in Level 1

Dear All,

We are really looking forward to the start of the new school term on Monday and operating under Level One. Important points to note for our school are:

  • Lucy Foster gate will be open - Red Beach Road gate will continue to be closed owing to ongoing property works.
  • Students must wait at the gates until the 8.30am bell.
  • School day will start for all at 8.55am
  • All students will be dismissed at 3pm
  • We are still being asked to undertake contact tracing so all visitors on site  (including drop offs or pick ups) must sign in using the app or the register located at the office.

On Monday morning (straight after the class rolls have been taken) we will be having a powhiri for all families students and staff new to our school (including those whom owing to Covid restrictions have yet to be welcomed).

Enjoy your weekend everyone.

(Go the All Blacks!)

Ngā mihi,

Julie Hepburn


Pie orders coming home today with your child . Big orders can be collected from staffroom via Rm 7 pathway 3.15-4.15pm

Whangaparaoa Online Enrolments

Whangaparaoa Online Enrolment Instructions

Due to the current uncertainty of our COVID levels we are offering the opportunity for you to complete an online enrolment for 2021. Go to the Whangaparaoa Website to find this enrolment form.

Please save this as a new document with your Childs’ name and then complete the forms. You are still required to provide the necessary documentation to complete your Childs’ enrolment at Whangaparaoa College. This includes:

        - Birth Certificate and/or Passport (including any relevant Visa documentation and arrival date stamp)

        - Proof of Address

        - Immunisation Record.

(Photos of the above documents are acceptable if you are unable to scan them).

 Once all forms are completed please email this to

If your child has learning or pastoral needs and you feel you need to follow this process up with an interview to discuss these further (either face to face or Zoom depending on COVID restrictions) please highlight the following sentence,

I would like a follow up interview to discuss my child’s Learning/Pastoral needs. (select the appropriate)

After we have received your enrolment pack you will receive a confirmation email within a week. Around mid-January 2021 we will email you details for the start of the school year. Should you have any further questions please feel free to contact Jo Rust at