Whānau News

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


Issue : 17

13th of June 2016

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

Important Notices

Welcome to our New Staff

We are pleased to announce that we will have two new staff joining the team in Term Three. Natasha Todd (4 days) and Sophie Huston (1 day) will be teaching our new New Entrant class in the Rata team from next term. A warm welcome to you both it is great to have you on board.


Property Updates for Whānau

Thank you to all whānau who dropped in to our Whānau Property meetings with myself and Brian. For those who were unable to make this time, feel free to make another time with the principal or ask any questions through our online google form.

As part of our planning and preparation (for the move into the new building next year) over the coming weeks some of our staff will visit other local schools. This is part of our ongoing professional learning and commitment, to ensure that we create the best learning environment possible for our students and staff at Cashmere Primary School.


BOT Elections

A special thank you to all parents who stood for election this term. Thank you also to every parent who voted in this election. The large number of votes highlights the commitment and support of our community towards our children’s education.

The community have elected 3 parent representatives to our BoT. Congratulations to our newly elected parents Eileen Doherty and Monique Thomas and the re-elected Brian Ellwood. Our new staff representative is Kerry Hall. This is an exciting time for the board and the school.



At Cashmere Primary we use Ultranet as our Learning Management System.  Our site address ishttp://cashmereprimary.ultranet.school.nz  there is also a link from the Cashmere Primary webpagewww.cashmereprimary.school.nz

On Friday 1 July the year 4-8 end of year reports will be loaded onto Ultranet. You can access them by logging on with your parent logon and clicking on view school records in the middle of the page. To view further information please click here.


Uniform Shop

Please note the Uniform shop will not be open on Friday the 17th or Friday the 24th of June.  If you require any uniform items please email barbara.turner@cashmereprimary.school.nz.



School Notices

Congratulations Sharlene Sallabanks

Congratulations to Robin and Sharlene. On their behalf we happily announce the latest addition to their family. William James Sallabanks was born on the 25th of May, weighing 8 pounds, 4 oz. Exciting times and we wish you all the best.


40 Hour famine - Year 5-8.

Congratulations to all those children who participated in the 40 hour famine over the weekend. Sponsorship money now needs to be collected.  Once you have your money please hand it in at the school office. We'll let you know the amount raised shortly.


Wacky Wednesday Mufti Day

A big thank you to those who participated in the Wacky Wednesday Mufti Day last week.  There were so many creative and interesting costumes, a great effort.  We raised $503!  This will be split between the Aorangi Foundation (supporting Decile 1 students to attend school camps at Living Springs) and towards our Inclusive Learning Group initiative for our friendship seats to be purchased and decorated.

Thank you, CPS Student Council



Year 8 Wellington Trip Fundraising - Upcoming Events

Sausage Sizzle

A Sausage sizzle will be held every Wednesday.  The sausages can be purchased outside learning space 4 for $1.50 before school.  If it is raining the sausages can be ordered from the back entrance of learning space 4 under the verandah.    


REMINDER - Tuesday 14th of June Final Day for Subway Lunch Orders

Please note all Subway orders need to be handed in by Tuesday 14th of June.  Please ensure you have your order form and correct money into the office before then.  Subway day will be next Tuesday the 21st of June.  We appreciate your support.  


Movie Fundraiser - Finding Dory

Come to the movies with us!  Be part of a fun family event to support the year 8 students with their end of year trip to Wellington.  We want to fill the cinema to make this a success.  Be in quick to secure your seats.  Sunday 3rd of July at 11.00am, Hoyts Riccarton.  Tickets Adults $15 and Children $12.  To order tickets click here, complete the form and return to the school office.




Exciting news. There is an inspiring after school program starting at Cashmere Primary School - called SEEDS. It is driven and ran by us parents. Whoop whoop.

Want to know everything about it? Watch the full 7min version.

Only want to know how it works? Watch from 2.20min.

Got only 1min spare? Watch from 6.02min.

Only want to see the pot plant dance? Watch from 6.36min. :)


Not really into self-made movies? Fair enough - have a look at this poster:  

Love the idea? Want to be part of it as a "teacher" or help with the admin and development of SEEDS in our team?


Send us an email to " passionforseeds@gmail.com " and if you feel like it come to the meeting on Monday the 20th June at 7.15pm at the "old dentist" room opposite of the staff room.

There will be brain storming, laughter, hot cuppas, some vino and chocolate...


love, Steph and the SEEDS team


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The Colgate Oral Care Brigade

As part of the Success Badge award, Alisha Warwick is organising a new recycling system for CPS.  It involves recycling old toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes and the packaging that they come in.  Not only is this in keeping with the Enviroschool idea of recycling and limiting waste, there is also a competition to see which school can recycle the most with cash prizes to be won.  There will be a box in the office to put the recyclable products in.  Please click here to see what products you can bring in.  For more information visit www.terracycle.co.nz Thanks for your support.  


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.


Cleaner Wanted

We are looking for someone to do a couple of hours of cleaning each week in the Cashmere area. Please contact Meg 020 41114235 for more information if you are interested.


Cashmere High School Uniform For Sale

Our French exchange student is returning home which means we have a Cashmere High School girls uniform for sale.  The winter uniform has been worn for 2 terms, as has the summer uniform, so both are in very good condition.

                                                                       (Retail)            Sale Price

Cardigan - size 86                                      ($92)               $40

2 x short sleeve white shirts -size 10      ($46)               $10

Summer skirt - size 12                               ($75)               $40

Kilt - size 12                                                  ($185)            $100

PE shirt- size XS                                          ($40)               $20

Jacket- size M                                               ($145)            $90

Mckinlay Kirsten Black shoes - size 8     ($119)            $40

Uniform will be available at the end of term 2 (8 July). Happy to negotiate on price especially if you take the whole package.  Please call Marie on 021 225 3819 for further details.


Road Patrol Roster







Week 7

13 June

14 June

15 June

16 June

17 June


The Diao Family

The Watt Family

The Watson Family

The Carnahan Family

The Kennedy Family


The Armstrong Family

The McLarin Family

The M Sullivan Family

The A & C Sullivan Family

The Defregger Family

Week 8

20 June

21 June

22 June

23 June

24 June


The Hattaway Family

The McQuarrie Family

The Snelder Family

The Gallaway Family

The Carrara Family


The Davis Family

The Harris Family

The Scott Family

The Carter Family

The Geddes 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

> 2016 Term Dates