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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



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。






我们期待着欢迎您和您的家人加入 Pinehill 学校。


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。






我們期待著歡迎您和您的家人加入 Pinehill 學校。

Latest Notifications

REMINDER – Jesters Pie Day online orders close TODAY at 11.00am

Tue Jul 27 08:03am


Mon Jul 26 05:32pm

Good morning
Just a reminder that the swimming rotation starts this week.
Years 3 & 4 every Tuesday for 6 weeks starting tomorrow 27 July – 07 September (excluding 17 August).

Years 1, 2, 5 & 6 every Wednesday for 6 weeks starting on 28 July – 08 September (excluding 11 August).

Please ensure that your child has swim gear with them on their allocated swim day. The school will NOT be phoning parents for gear left at home.
Many thanks for your support.
Pinehill School

Jesters Pie Day – Wednesday 28 July

Mon Jul 26 05:04pm

Jesters Pie Day – Wednesday 28 July

Sorry for the short notice! Jesters Pie Day is this Wednesday 28th July. Online orders close Tuesday 27th July 11.00am.

Freshly baked and delivered warm on the day.

Thank you


Matariki Breakfast

Fri Jul 09 09:59am

Looking at the forecast today we have made the call to have our Matariki Breakfast in the hall. 

Reminder to sign in at the school office as a visitor before going through to the hall.

Matariki Morning Tea – Tomorrow (Friday)

Thu Jul 08 05:12pm

Our Matariki Morning Tea is this Friday 9th July from 10-11am. We welcome you to join us!

Please remember to sign in at the office.

As this is a shared morning tea we ask that your child brings along a small plate of food to share. You do not need to feed the whole class. Food can be handed in to your class teacher in the morning. In order to help us assist children with allergies we ask that you make sure there is a list of ingredients with the food your child brings.

Newsletter 7 July 2021

Wed Jul 07 12:16pm


Newsletter 7 July 2021

Matariki Morning Tea – Friday 9 July

Tue Jul 06 05:07pm

Our Matariki Morning Tea is this Friday 9th July from 10-11am. We welcome you to join us!

Please remember to sign in at the office.

As this is a shared morning tea we ask that your child brings along a small plate of food to share. You do not need to feed the whole class. Food can be handed in to your class teacher in the morning. In order to help us assist children with allergies we ask that you make sure there is a list of ingredients with the food your child brings.


Wed Jun 30 02:43pm


Newsletter, 30 June 2021

Newsletter 23 June

Wed Jun 23 03:54pm


Newsletter, 23 June 2021

Newsletter 16 June 2021

Wed Jun 16 10:02am


Newsletter 16 June 2021

Newsletter June 9, 2021

Wed Jun 09 02:04pm


Newsletter June 9, 2021

School Closed Tomorrow (Friday) and Monday

Thu Jun 03 01:05pm


The school will be closed tomorrow (Friday, 4 June) for Teacher Only Day and Monday 7 June for Queens Birthday.



2021 Health and Physical Education Survey

Thu Jun 03 10:23am

Good morning

Every two years we reach out to our school community for feedback on our Pinehill School Health curriculum.

This process allows us to be able to ensure that our health curriculum meets the needs of our students. We are seeking parent/caregiver feedback as part of the consultation process.

To provide feedback on the current health and physical education programme, please click the link below. The survey will remain open until Wednesday 9th June 2021.

I appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback and suggestions.

Ngā mihi nui,

Carla Veldman, Principal

2021 Health and Physical Education Survey

Please click the link below to read this week’s newsletter.

Wed Jun 02 02:46pm


Newsletter, 02 June 2021

Reminder – Disco Tomorrow

Wed Jun 02 02:02pm

Disco Theme – Black and White

Tickets available tomorrow morning from 8.15am – 9.00am and door sales at the disco.

More details available in the newsletter.

Please click the link to read this week’s newsletter.

Wed May 26 02:52pm


Newsletter, 26 May 2021

Photolife – Class and Individual photos tomorrow

Tue May 25 08:07pm


Class and Portrait photos will be taken on Wednesday 26 May (tomorrow). Please ensure your children are in the correct and clean school uniform, with black shoes.

Preschool sibling photos will be taken at 8.45am. Please wait by the hall.


Please click the link to read this week’s newsletter.

Wed May 19 03:27pm


Newsletter, 19 May 2021


Thu May 13 01:33pm


We have now completed our lockdown practice and normal class programmes have resumed.  Students and staff responded well to the practice.  The practice gives us a great opportunity to ensure that all students and staff are prepared and informed in the case of a real lockdown event.  If  you have any questions regarding lockdown procedures please email us at [email protected]


Thu May 13 01:24pm


We are currently trialling our lockdown procedures to ensure that all staff, students and parents are prepared for a real emergency situation.  This email is a test so that all parents know what to expect in the case of a real lockdown.

It has been necessary to place the school in lockdown, and staff are currently working to ensure your children are secure and supervised within the school buildings.

Please DO NOT come to the school at this time. NO ONE will be permitted to enter the school grounds or buildings.

We will provide updates every 15mins or sooner if  they are available via SchoolApp and by email.


Chinese Translation:


我们现在正在进行封锁学校紧急情况应对的演习, 以确保所有的学生和员工们都知道如果学校发生封锁紧急状况, 他们应该做什么。这封邮件是测试邮件, 让所有家长了解封锁状态下,家政们应该做什么。

现在学校处于封锁状态, 我们所有的职员都在努力确保学生们的安全。




Korean Translation:

*****봉쇄 훈련에 대한 연락*****

교직원들, 학생들 그리고 학부모님들이 실제 긴급 상황에 대처하도록 현재 봉쇄 절차를 시행 하고 있습니다. 이 메일은 모든 학부모님들이 실제 봉쇄 상황에 대해 인지하시도록 하려는 태스트입니다. 이 이메일은 테스트입니다. 실제 상황을 대비하기 위해서 현재 테스트를 실행합니다. 


학교 건물을 봉쇄할 필요가 있어서 교직원들은 현재 학생들이 학교 건물 안에 안전하게 있도록 감독하고 있습니다.

이 때 학교를 방문하시지 않도록 해 주십시오. 아무도 학교 운동장 또는 건물 안으로 들어오실 수 없습니다.


가능한 SchoolApp 과 이메일을 통해서 15분 또는 더 신속하게 업데이트를 제공하겠습니다


Found Kitten

Wed May 12 04:10pm

Yesterday a kitten was found on the school grounds and was taken to East Coast Bays Vet.

She is a tortiseshell kitten, approx 6mths old and very friendly. She has no microchip so we are trying to locate her owner. 

The vet can only keep her for one more day before handing her over to the SPCA.

If she is your kitten, or you know who she may belong to, please contact East Coast Bays Vet 478 3924

Newsletter 12 May 2021

Wed May 12 03:37pm

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REMINDER- Pinehill School Bake Sale this Thursday 2.00-3.30pm

Tue May 11 12:36pm

REMINDER- Pinehill School Bake Sale this Thursday 2.00-3.30pm

Please come and support this event, and enjoy some treats.


Thank you

Year5/6 Parent Team

Pinehill School Bake Sale – Thursday 13 May 2.00-3.30pm

Fri May 07 12:52pm

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Pinehill School Bake SaleThursday 13 May 2.00-3.30pm

On Thursday 13th May, the Year 5/6 team will be hosting a bake sale to raise funds to put towards the EOTC shortfalls. Please come and support this event!


Thank you

Year5/6 Parent Team

Newsletter 5 May 2021

Wed May 05 03:01pm

Please click here to view our new style newsletter.  We hope you enjoy it.

Shade Structure Blessing – Thursday 6 May @ 2pm

Tue May 04 12:50pm

4th May 2021

Kia ora parents, family, whanau,

I am sure that you have noticed the dynamic new shade structure over our roadside netball court. It has been fascinating for us as a school, as well as the community to watch the process of the structure being built to its completion. Our structure has had the final check-off and is now complete! This area will provide shelter and shade throughout the whole year for sports teams practices, team huis, school sport, break time play, concerts and more.

We would like to invite you to attend a Blessing Ceremony this Thursday 6th May at 2pm. The ceremony will involve a karakia, Kapa Haka waiata, and an opening speech.  Students will be seated in their class groups under the structure.

We hope you and join us and look forward to seeing you there.

Ngā mihi nui,

Carla Veldman / Principal  

REMINDER – Safety Notice

Sun May 02 06:12pm

Our school grounds open to students at 8:15am. This means school classrooms and playgrounds are closed until this time.   

We are concerned about the safety of children that are arriving at the school gates as early as 7:45am unsupervised.   A safe option is that children attend Premium Kids Care, PKC, in the hall or you make other arrangements for your children to be supervised until school opens at 8:15am.  To contact PKC, please call Ayla – 021 250 5363 or email Rochelle [email protected] to book a place.

Carla Veldman


Fun Food Friday this week 7 May – Online ordering now open Back to our normal Pizza and Sushi orders Thanks from the FOPS team

Sat May 01 10:03am
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