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Walkathon this Friday

This is it - the wait is nearly over- Friday is Walkathon day.  Keep encouraging your child to gather those sponsors as the funds raised will be used  to enhance our sound system in the hall, update the waterslide and extend resources to support STEAM in class - STEAM being Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths

1st Prize a Samsung Galaxy Core

Donated by Noel Leeming valued at $199

A huge thank you to OfficeMax too for donating the 2nd prize of a range of art materials and a rucksack. Our third prize will also receive a selection of books and items to the value of  $50 from our Lucky Book Club that the child will be able to choose for themselves.

If it is raining or the weather forecast is not favourable and we have to cancel, at 8am on Friday, we will send out an email and Schoolzine message to everyone and reschedule for Friday the 29th of March. We will also put a message on our website to say this.  

The event happens in normal school hours.  It is very important that the children are on time so that buses are not held up.  The children will need a little extra food and a big drink, which is not fizzy. They will be carrying their own bags so it’s a good idea not to over pack them with things they don’t need. All ‘mufti’ clothing and shoes need to be comfortable and suitable for walking in ( no jandals). Shoes or trainers must be worn. Socks are important in trainers to avoid blisters during the walk.

Please don’t forget hats and sunblock as these are important for a safe day outside. It is a good idea to check the weather forecast the night before incase a light jacket is needed. Remember there will be no lunch orders on that day.

Remember to pay your activity fee or make payment arrangements through the office before the day as this money goes towards the funding of the buses.  Details about collecting the money in will be sent out next week.

Let’s hope for great weather on the day and not too hot!

No Union Meeting this Tuesday 19 Mar

Our teachers' union, NZEI Te Riu Roa - as a mark of respect for the 50 children, men and women murdered in Christchurch on Friday have postponed the Paid Union meeting planned for Tuesday - thus it will be school as normal all day Tuesday.

Christchurch Incident

Like you I am struggling to come to terms with what has happened in Christchurch.

As a family you will have had the opportunity over the weekend to work through this dreadful happening together.

This afternoon I have received  links to resources that might help you if you are needing more support in this area.

Helping children deal with trauma – Ministry of Health website

Oranga Tamariki website

Children’s Commissioner NZ Facebook page

Our teachers union , NZEI Te Riu Roa - as a mark of respect for the 50 children, men and women murdered in Christchurch on Friday has postponed the Paid Union meeting planned for Tuesday - thus it will be school as normal all day Tuesday.

"The attacks have been profoundly disturbing.  This next week is a time to pause and to grieve, but we will not allow the attacks to undermine teaching and learning for children. These events only make us more committed to standing up for the values of tolerance, respect, diversity and democracy at the heart of public education" [Lynda Stuart NZEI Te Riu Roa President/Te Manukura]


Julie Hepburn

Selling Ice-blocks and Chocolate - Fri

The Community Committee are selling Iceblocks and chocolate bars for $2 and other treats for $1 on the courts outside room 8 after school Friday.

Rotary Golf Day 8th March

Rotary is holding a great Golf Day on the 8th March and still have space for a few more teams to enter. Please read the attached poster for more information.

Golf Flyer - Team Entry

Some of the funds from the day will be to help get a great active screen in our special need’s unit. 

Weet-Bix TRYathlon

The 2019 Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon, set for Sunday 24th March 2019 at Manly Park, Whangaparaoa is getting close!

This event is part of the biggest series of its kind in the world, and encourages Kiwi kids of all sporting abilities, aged between 7 and 15, to get out and Give it a TRY!  

The Earlybird discounted entries ($40) close in 5 days on the 24th Feb, and online entries ($55/$57) close on 21st March. Payment is made on-line at the time of your entry.  

Kids can enter either as an individual and complete all three legs of the event or as part of a team of two and complete either the swim/run or bike/run sections (both members of the team do the run together).

Parents can register for this event and pay online at  Follow the simple links to register. 

Select your registration type, then tick “Yes, join my School Group”.  Search ‘Red Beach School’ in the school group dropdown menu, and then ‘Join’ our school.

Joining the School Group provides a number of benefits including a school photo and the chance to win some awesome prizes for the school. 

All participants receive an event kit containing their Weetbix TRYathlon T-Shirt and TRYathlon Race Cap, A TRYathlon race number, and a TRYathlon event kit bag with great offers from sponsors.  Breakfast is provided at the Breakfast Tent.  Medals and downloadable Certificates of Achievement are received after the event, and everyone is in with the chance to win awesome spot prizes. 

Visit the website for full information on the event – -  there is detail on race lengths, FAQ’s, what happens on the day, what to bring, training tips, bike safety checks, course maps and more. 

This is a fantastic event and we encourage as many children as possible to Give it a TRY

We will have our Red Beach School gazebo set up at the venue as a meeting point – however participants must organise their own travel to and from the event.

For any further enquires please contact Lee at the email address below.  We look forward to a huge event with lots of RBS children involved.


Lee Gornall

School Coordinator

School Picnic this Wednesday 20 Feb

School Picnic - Wednesday 20th February 5.00pm - 7.00pm.

This is a great opportunity to meet your child’s teacher, have a look around the room and generally familiarise yourself with the workings of your child’s classroom. We will start in the Hall by introducing the full team to you and then make our way (with the help of some of our senior students) over to the classrooms. 6-7pm will be an opportunity for everyone to picnic and mix and mingle outside on the school grounds.



All players welcome, both new and experienced, to join a RBS team to compete at the Leisure Centre, Stanmore Bay.

Years 0-2 Wednesday's, Year's 3-4 Thursday's and Years 5-6 Tuesdays. Games commence at 3.40pm.

Registration forms are available outside the resource room. 

All forms and payments MUST be returned to the school office by 3pm this Wednesday 20th February. Online payment of $40 can be made to the school account # 06 0405 0194659 00 Please put your child's full name and B/B as the reference (forms still need to be returned to the office by the above date).

For more info please contact Sonja Robson:

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