Whānau News

Ngā Whānau Kōrero o Te Kura Tuatahi o te Iringa o Kahukura.


Issue : 6

7th March 2016

Please remember to regularly visit the School Calendar to see all events that are happening across the school.

Kia ora Whānau

Following on from last week's events in the community, where some of our students were approached on the way to school,  I would just like to say thank you to everyone for being extra vigilant and thank you also to those who passed on information to either the school or police. At this stage I have no further updates from the police.

Ngā mihi nui

Gavin Burn


Upcoming Events

Teacher and Parent Information Sharing Interviews

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 15th March from 3.20pm –6.50pm and Wednesday 16th March from 3.20pm 6.50pm.  


Interviews are only with your child’s homeroom teacher and these last 10 minutes.  Children don’t need to be there but they are welcome if you want them to be. Many parents prefer this first interview to be with teacher and parent only.


Bookings can be made from Monday the 29th of February at 3pm and will close on Thursday the 10th of March at 3pm. Please go to www.schoolinterviews.co.nz and enter the code 3r3ww then follow the instructions to book your interview.


From the PTA : Picnic on the Field

The PTA Old Fashioned Family Picnic is on this Friday, the 11thof March from 5.00-7.00pm.  Bring a picnic and enjoy live Jazz and free ice blocks for the kids!


The next PTA Meeting is being held on Tuesday March the 15th at 7.15 pm in the staffroom.  If you would like to learn more about the PTA or join our team come along.  


Important Notices


Easter Tuesday school holiday

This year Good Friday falls on 25 March. As the first term break does not start until 15 April, the Easter Tuesday (29 March) school holiday is observed as required by Section 65C(1) (a) of the Education Act 1989

School Notices


Update on CPS Sport - Click on this link to find out what has been happening in the world of sport at Cashmere Primary School.  Please also check the school Ultranet page under Sport 2016 for further information on the South West Zones Swimming Sports and also registering for Netball for 2016.  We have a Mountain Bike Relay on Friday 8th April- See ultranet folder if interested.


$2.00 Uniform Sale - to be held on Friday 11 March 2016 from 8.30-9.30am in the uniform shop (LS 13).

New Keyboard Tutor: We have secured a keyboard tutor who is keen to offer one-to-one lessons for a small number of students as part of our school's music lesson programme. Emma is a local musician and tutor who has a Jazz degree and comes with good recommendations. Lessons are $20 for 30 minutes on Thursday mornings. Please register your interest by using the google form http://goo.gl/forms/i1nK15wfY4  Lessons times will be filled in order of enrolments.


BOT Elections

In the lead up to the 2016 BOT Elections (May) parents who are interested in finding out more about the role of the board of trustees can collect an information booklet from the office or download a copy from: http://www.nzsta.org.nz/media/324231/w_6809_sta_information-for-parents_10.pdf


Helping Hampstead School


Thank you to the school community for all the items donated for my collection for Hampstead School.  The Principal was very grateful. Thank you again, Charlotte Andrews, LS18.

facebook.pngDon’t forget to like us on Facebook:  Cashmere Primary School https://www.facebook.com/Cashmere-Primary-School-156671411067141/


Home Stay required: Private boarding

We have a girl from Taiwan coming into the Totara Team in June for possibly one year. She will require a family to live with who will treat her as their own whist she is here. The Taiwanese family pay the Homestay family weekly to have their child looked after and she would need her own room. It would be a great cultural experience for any family.

Please contact Cathy Andrew (DP)  cathy.andrew@cashmereprimary.school.nz or phone CPS if you would like to be considered for this or if you have any other questions.


Have you lost a Malazo Edge Kickster Bronze Scooter?  If so please see the office.

Working Bee Saturday 19th of March at 1pm- Reminder to please complete the google form or let the office know if you are able to assist.  Thank you.


2016 Term Dates

Term 1 - Monday 1 February to Friday 15 April

Term 2 - Monday 2 May to Friday 8 July

Term 3 - Monday 25 July to Friday 23 September

Term 4 - Monday 10 October to Friday 16 December


Statutory Holidays:

Waitangi Day      Observed on 8 February

Good Friday        25 March

Easter Monday    28 March

Easter Tuesday   29 March

Anzac Day          25 April

Queen’s Birthday 6 June

Labour Day         24 October

Show Day           11 November

This allows for one Staff Only Day (TBC).

Community Notices

If you would like a notice put into the Whānau News please email it by Friday each week to: office@cashmereprimary.school.nz and write ‘for Whānau news’ in the subject line.

Cashmere Netball Club ** Register Now ** Registrations are now open on our website www.sporty.co.nz/cashmerenc. We are a family friendly club and welcome players of all ages and abilities. If you would like to coach, umpire or manage a team please contact us directly. We are able to provide training to those interested. Our trials commence Sunday 6th of March at 9am. For more information please go to our website, www.sporty.co.nz/cashmerenc


The Weetbix Triathlon - we have reached the required number of registered participants for Cashmere Primary and we are now eligible for some great prizes.  The event is this Sunday March 13th. On the day please ensure you allow plenty of time to find the Cashmere Primary group so we can sit together and cheer our team on.  Just look out for the school flag.  Any questions please email Joanna Kelly at jjpkelly@gmail.com.

The Bothy Garden Party - Saturday 19th March 4-9pm

There is nothing like a garden party! Especially for a good cause. Come and join us smile, laugh and talk in a relaxing environment . Only got an hour? No matter drop in at any time!

In addition to drinks and nibbles we have been so lucky to receive donations from many local sources and some fantastic artists via Bothy Events which will be part of a lucky dip or a blind auction on the day x I hope that there will also be a couple nice surprises for guests on the day!

Including drinks and nibbles we ask for a $20 dollar per head donation and all funds raised will go to the Wang Family of Cashmere Primary who are currently seeking as much family time as funds will allow x

Any questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact me (Jen) on 02102307322, come and show your support! Please feel free to invite those that would also wish to come.

Open Night for Marian College

Marian College is holding it's open night on Thursday 7 April, from 4.30-6.30pm, 122 Barbadoes Street.


Christs College - Open Day at Christ's College is 15 March 1-5pm


Road Patrol Roster







Week 6

7 March

8 March

9 March

10 March

11 March


The Traylen family

The Carter family

The Stewart family

The Andrews family

The Wood family


The Green family

The Melton family

The Sullivan family

The Petrie family

The Ellwood family

Week 7

14 March

15 March

16 March

17 March

18 March


The Knowles family

The Winter family

The Warwick family

The Allott family

The Clayton family


The Blackie family

The Kelly family

The To family

The Miu family

The Broadbent family


Please contact Sue Meehan if you are able to assist with crossing duty on Hackthorne Road, sue.meehan@cashmereprimary.school.nz

For more information:

> School Calendar

> 2016 Learning Space/School Organisation

> PAT Information