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PINEHILL SCHOOL

Principal's Welcome

Kia Ora, Talofa Lava, Anyong Haseyo, Namaste, Ni hao, Konichiwa, Kamusta, G’day, Dzień dobry and welcome!

I am proud to be the tumuaki of Pinehill School.  As principal, it is an absolute privilege to be the professional leader of such an amazing team who provides the best possible learning opportunities for our children. At Pinehill School, we are passionate about unlocking the potential of students and creating a culture where students, whanau and staff are a welcome part of our school community.

We offer a well-resourced school with dedicated, highly effective teachers including specialist teachers in ESOL and music.

We are committed to nurturing the whole child and honouring our full curriculum. Our sporting opportunities are varied, allowing students across all age groups to participate individually or in teams, school-wide and within our cluster.  As well as an inviting and well-resourced library, our classrooms contain up to date technology and digital devices. We have a strong Kapa Haka group, choirs and a variety of instrumental groups, as well as engaging and empowering learning environments for all our learners.

During my 29 years in education, I have taught in all year levels in primary schools on the North Shore and North Carolina, USA and remain excited by the ever-changing landscape that schools continue to navigate through.

I believe the partnership between home and school is a critical component of our childrens’ success.  We welcome and encourage parents, caregivers and whanau into our school and ask you to remain connected with us throughout your child’s educational journey.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family to Pinehill School.

Tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa,

Carla Veldman

PINEHILL SCHOOL

校长的致辞

我很荣幸成为Pinehill School的校长。Pinehill School 为我们的孩子们提供了最佳的学习机会,能担任这样一个出色学校的领导者是我最高的荣幸。在我们学校,我们热衷于开发学生的潜力和创造力,我们想要营造一个学生,家庭和教学职工们都是一体的一个大家庭环境。

 

我们是一所拥有丰富资源的学校,我们拥有非常高品质的优秀老师,包括我们的专业音乐老师和专为移民家庭小孩提供的esol班级的英文老师。

我们致力于对学生们全方面的教育。我们也对体育非常的重视,所有年龄段的学生都有不同的体育项目参加。我们拥有资源丰富的图书馆,我们的教室有最新的电子设备。我们有一个强大的Kapa Haka小组,合唱团和各种乐器小组,并为所有学生提供参与和增强学习能力的环境。

 

我拥有29年的教育经验,我在美国和新西兰小学都有担任过每个不同年级班级的老师和学校的其他职位,我非常喜欢不断更新变换的学校环境。

 

我相信家庭与学校之间的伙伴关系是我们孩子成功的关键。我们欢迎并鼓励家长们进入我们的学校,并请您在孩子的整个学习过程中与我们保持联系。

 

我们期待着欢迎您和您的家人加入 Pinehill 学校。

PINEHILL SCHOOL
校長的致辭

我很榮幸成為Pinehill School的校長。 Pinehill School 為我們的孩子們提供了最佳的學習機會,能擔任這樣一個出色學校的領導者是我最高的榮幸。在我們學校,我們熱衷於開發學生的潛力和創造力,我們想要營造一個學生,家庭和教學職工們都是一體的一個大家庭環境。

 

我們是一所擁有豐富資源的學校,我們擁有非常高品質的優秀老師,包括我們的專業音樂老師和專為移民家庭小孩提供的esol班級的英文老師。

 

我們致力於對學生們全方面的教育。我們也對體育非常的重視,所有年齡段的學生都有不同的體育項目可以參與。我們擁有資源豐富的圖書館,我們的教室有最新的電子設備。我們有一個強大的Kapa Haka小組,合唱團和各種樂器小組,並為所有學生提供參與和增強學習能力的環境。

 

我擁有29年的教育經驗,我在美國和新西蘭小學都有擔任過每個不同年級班級的老師和學校的其他職位,我非常喜歡不斷更新變換的學校環境。

 

我相信家庭與學校之間的伙伴關係是我們孩子成功的關鍵。我們歡迎並鼓勵家長們進入我們的學校,並請您在孩子的整個學習過程中與我們保持聯繫。

 

我們期待著歡迎您和您的家人加入 Pinehill 學校。

Latest Notifications

Newsletter 1 December 2021

Wed Dec 01 11:28am

 



Newsletter 1 December 2021

2021 Term 4 Community Feedback on Distance Learning

Thu Nov 25 03:52pm

Hi


We would like your feedback on how you have found Distance Learning during this last lockdown. 


Many thanks for feedback



2021 Term 4 Community Feedback on Distance Learning

Local Incidents

Wed Nov 24 03:19pm

Dear Parents/Caregivers,


We have been informed by a local school about two separate incidents yesterday after school at Oteha Valley Seville shops regarding an unkempt man with a beard approaching two students and offering them money. This has been reported to the Police.


Please talk to your children about what to do if your child is approached by someone wanting to give them money, lollies etc.


Please contact the Police should this happen to your child.

Newsletter 24 November 2021

Wed Nov 24 01:25pm

 



Newsletter 24 November 2021

Newsletter 17 November 2021

Wed Nov 17 02:17pm

 



Newsletter 17 November 2021

Returning to School – 17 November 2021

Fri Nov 12 12:07pm

Please read the attached letter that contains important information for returning to school next week.



Returning to School on 17 November

REMINDER Please complete by 5pm today – Reopening School Survey

Thu Nov 11 02:43pm

Our Education Minister, Chris Hipkins, announced yesterday that Auckland students in Years 1-8 can return part time to face-to-face learning in schools from the 17th November.
Please note, school may not open every day for all children to be back onsite at once. Further information will be sent home at the end of the week.



If you have 2 or more children, please submit a response per child. Please complete the survey by 5pm Thursday 11th November to support us with our planning.


Ngā mihi nui,


Carla Veldman



Reopening School Survey

Newsletter 10 November 2021

Wed Nov 10 01:04pm

 



Newsletter 10 November 2021

Update Parent/Caregivers Details for End-of-Year School Reports and Certificates

Tue Nov 09 09:00am

As this current lockdown continues we are preparing for the possibility that reports and end-of-year certificates may need to be posted home. We are preparing for the possibility that reports and end-of-year certificates may need to be posted home. We need to ensure that we have the up-to-date contact details to enable this to happen.


Please complete the attached form if there have been changes to your contact details.


If you are not sure what details we have on file please complete the attached form.


Many thanks,
Pinehill School


 



Update Contact Details

Newsletter 3 November 2021

Wed Nov 03 10:54am

 



Newsletter 3 November 2021

Newsletter 29 October 2021

Fri Oct 29 08:43am

 



Newsletter 29 October 2021

No newsletter today – we will keep you posted once we have anything new to report.

Wed Oct 27 01:42pm

Newsletter 20 October 2021

Wed Oct 20 12:40pm

 



Newsletter 20 October 2021

Term 4 Level 3 start

Fri Oct 15 08:03am

Please join us for a zoom assembly on Monday as we start Term 4!



15 October 2021


Kia ora tatou,  


This school holiday break has been a very different break to what we are used to.  I hope all our children and families have been able to unwind, relax, enjoy hobbies and interests and taken time to recharge as we get ready to prepare for our final school term for the year. 


We have 13 students registered onsite for Level 3 bubble school on Monday.  As per our previous communication, school is very different in Level 3.  Working stations are spaced out, class bubbles are no bigger than 10 and all Level 3 protocols are followed and put in place.  We look forward to welcoming everyone back to term 4 on Monday either from home or at school.


Whether students are onsite or learning from home, learning will be the same and take place through our Distance Learning model.  Thank you once again to our teaching staff for their planning and preparation of this.  Thank you once again to our parents and caregivers for your supervision and support of our Distance Learning. What a team!


As we are unable to start the term together in the hall as we usually would to welcome everyone back, we will attempt a full school assembly on Zoom.


Please save the link below and support your child to access this link on Monday 18th October.  Assembly will begin at 9am and take approximately 20 minutes.  Families are welcome to join us. Please ensure your child’s mute is on so that there is no background noise while the welcome back notices are on. 


Join Zoom Meeting


https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6553254656?pwd=cTJzYmhjT2huZmZVQXJsWXhhQjcyZz09


Meeting ID: 655 325 4656


Passcode: 300068


Enjoy a wonderful weekend ahead with your families, perhaps an outdoor picnic or two if the weather allows it.  I look forward to seeing everyone on Monday on Zoom. 


 He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata.


What is the most important thing in the world?  It is the people, it is the people, it is the people.


Ngā mihi nui,


Carla Veldman / Principal  

Privacy and Permission Update

Thu Oct 14 02:32pm

Good afternoon


New legislation: Privacy Act 2020 replaced Privacy Act 1993


Many thanks to the families who have already completed this form.


New privacy laws were introduced in 2020. To ensure that Pinehill School is fulfilling its legal obligations and you understand how the information collected is used by the school. Please read and complete the attached form by Sunday 17 October (end of the school holidays)


 


Privacy and Permission Update

12 October 2021 – Level 3 Update

Tue Oct 12 02:29pm

 



12 October Level 3 Update

Newsletter 29 September 2021

Wed Sep 29 01:07pm

 



Newsletter 29 September 2021

Newsletter 22 September 2021

Thu Sep 23 08:59am

 



Newsletter 22 September 2021

Level 3 – 20 September 2021 Update

Mon Sep 20 07:33pm

20th September 2021


Kia ora koutou,


I hope you are all doing well with your families at home.  A big thank you to you all for your support during this time.  At the 4pm announcement today,  the Prime Minister confirmed we will move into alert Level 3 from Tuesday 21st September at 11:59pm.  Level 3 school will open on Wednesday 22nd September at 8:45am.  We have planned for staff and students on site in level 3 from your survey responses. 


A reminder that children should remain at home in Level 3. In Level 3, schools will be a place for children whose parents/caregivers cannot work from home during Alert Level 3 and have no one else to supervise their children. Online learning continues whether your child is supervised at home or onsite. 


We will have a small staff at school in Level 3,  with two bubble classes of approximately 10 students.  With this in mind, if your circumstances have changed and you  are required to work and there is no one at home to supervise your child/ren during Level 3 lockdown please notify me via email[email protected]


Students can not turn up without email notification as we have to plan for staff to come on site for the number of students registered. 


In Level 3, the school looks very different.  I have attached theLevel 3 bubble class logistics. 


Please discuss this with your children, so they know what school looks like on Wednesday.  Click here


Key points moving into Level 3


– The school site is closed to all except for Level 3 staff and registered Level 3 students only
– The school playground remains closed to everyone in Level 3.
– Physical distancing is required inside (1 metre) and outside (2 metres) at school, 
– Before and after school care is NOT operational in Level 3.
– No non-essential visitors
– If your survey response has changed, notify the principal by mid day Tuesday 21st September, if you are required to work and have no supervision for your child at home [email protected]
– Contact tracing remains a priority through our visitor register, SchoolApp check-in, timetable and attendance register. Displaying the QR code posters are displayed in the office for the NZ COVID Tracer App.


Kia Kotahitanga tātau


We are all in this together.



Ngā mihi nui,


Carla Veldman / Principal

Level 3 – 20 September 2021 Update

Mon Sep 20 07:18pm

20th September 2021


Kia ora koutou,


I hope you are all doing well with your families at home.  A big thank you to you all for your support during this time.  At the 4pm announcement today,  the Prime Minister confirmed we will move into alert Level 3 from Tuesday 21st September at 11:59pm.  Level 3 school will open on Wednesday 22nd September at 8:45am.  We have planned for staff and students on site in level 3 from your survey responses. 


A reminder that children should remain at home in Level 3. In Level 3, schools will be a place for children whose parents/caregivers cannot work from home during Alert Level 3 and have no one else to supervise their children. Online learning continues whether your child is supervised at home or onsite. 


We will have a small staff at school in Level 3,  with two bubble classes of approximately 10 students.  With this in mind, if your circumstances have changed and you  are required to work and there is no one at home to supervise your child/ren during Level 3 lockdown please notify me via email – [email protected]


Students can not turn up without email notification as we have to plan for staff to come on site for the number of students registered. 


In Level 3, the school looks very different.  I have attached the Level 3 bubble class logistics. 


Please discuss this with your children, so they know what school looks like on Wednesday.  Click here


Key points moving into Level 3


– The school site is closed to all except for Level 3 staff and registered Level 3 students only
– The school playground remains closed to everyone in Level 3.
– Physical distancing is required inside (1 metre) and outside (2 metres) at school, 
– Before and after school care is NOT operational in Level 3.
– No non-essential visitors
– If your survey response has changed, notify the principal by mid day Tuesday 21st September, if you are required to work and have no supervision for your child at home [email protected]
Contact tracing remains a priority through our visitor register, SchoolApp check-in, timetable and attendance register. Displaying the QR code posters are displayed in the office for the NZ COVID Tracer App.


Kia Kotahitanga tātau


We are all in this together.



Ngā mihi nui,


Carla Veldman / Principal

The Resilience Project Webinar

Wed Sep 15 01:56pm

During the recent ‘learning check-ins’, many parents expressed an interest in finding out more information about The Resilience Project. It is very timely and exciting that we have just found out about a live webinar.


The webinar will be run by Hugh Van Cuylenburg, founder of The Resilience Project and is for parents and carers. Through this webinar, Hugh is aiming to provide support and information for Parents and Carers. If this is something you are interested in attending, it only takes a minute to register. Details are below.


Please click on the following link to register for this online session on Wednesday 22nd September at 5.00pm:



The Resilience Project Registration

COVID Level 4 Update 14 September 2021

Tue Sep 14 01:01pm

 



14 September COVID Update

Moving to Level 3

Thu Sep 09 10:02am

9th September 2021


Kia ora koutou,


I hope you are all doing well in your bubbles.  A big thank you to you all for your support during this time and in particular the support you are giving your children with distance learning.


Alert Level Three


To help me with planning for when we go into alert level 3, I have a short survey form you can access on the blue link below determining whether or not you will be sending your child/ren to school. Your support in completing the survey form for your child/children and returning the survey as soon as possible is appreciated.  Please complete the form by midday,  Monday 13th September.


Link to the Level 3 Attendance Form – click here  


In Alert Level 3, most children will continue to learn from home, however schools are open for all children in years 0-10 whose parents or carers need to go to work and there is no alternative person who can supervise them.



A few reminders about alert level three:


– Schools are essentially closed at Alert Level 3 with the exception of those few children whose parents and carers must go to work at Alert Level 3, and there is no appropriate caregiver at home.
– Children should learn at home where possible.
– Children at school during Level 3 will be receiving the same online distance learning as their peers at home.
– At-risk students and staff should also stay at home, and they will be supported to do so. 
– Please note that your child’s regular teacher will not necessarily be on school site during Level 3 and not all classrooms will be open, so distance learning at school may take place in a different base classroom to where your child would normally be.
– Children will be in bubbles at school of 10 or less with two staff members supervising.
– Do not send your child/ren to school if they can be looked after at home.
– If you work from home please do not send your child/ren to school.
– The playground will remain closed.
– Before and after school care is not operational in Level 3.


It is extremely important that if you can look after your child/ren during alert level 3 that you do not send your child/ren to school. (See chart below to further support)


Kia Kotahitanga tātau


We are all in this together.


Ngā mihi nui,


Carla Veldman / Principal 



Alert L3 Flowchart

REMINDER – Strategic Plan Parent Plan closes tomorrow

Tue Sep 07 11:10am

Kia ora all,



Tomorrow is the cut off day to complete the Parent/Whanau survey. The survey doesn’t take long and your feedback will be valuable with supporting the board with its decision making and future planning.


If you haven’t already, We would greatly appreciate it if you could please complete the survey before midday tomorrow.
Thank you so much for your time and support!


Ngā mihi nui,


Carla Veldman 


Principal



Strategic Plan Parent Survey

Reminder – Strategic Plan Parent Survey closes Wednesday

Mon Sep 06 10:12am

 



Strategic Plan Parent Survey

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