Start of Year Information

Dear Parents, Whānau & Caregivers

 Happy New Year.

A huge welcome to our new families and a welcome back to our existing BGP whānau. 

 This year the classes we have are:

Rehua = Rachael Lawless (Term 1) / Charlotte Orpen (Terms 2-4)

Tane Mahuta = Hannah Chisholm

Haumia = Tina Tuten

Uenuku = Pete Buchanan

Ruaumoko = Glenn Fordham

Tawhaki = Portia Parmenter

 School Office Open Hours

Joy Fleming will be available in our office from Wednesday 25 January, 9am to answer questions and help with new enrolments as well as school related purchases.

 Office hours: Wed 25 Jan – Fri 27 Jan 9.00am-2.30pm

Office hours: Mon 30 Jan onwards 8.30am – 3.10pm.

 School Stationery

Stationery is sold in box sets for each individual.  Each box of stationery will see your child to the end of the year, so this is a one of cost.  The 3 classes in the Kākano team will also have a separate reading Log as part of their stationery.

Rehua $22 = Stationery + Reading Log

Tane Mahuta $25 = Stationery + Reading Log

Haumia $25 = Stationery + Reading Log

Uenuku $21 = Stationery 

Ruaumoko $25 = Stationery

Tawhaki $26 = Stationery

 Book Bags for new entrants and any junior / middle students who need one are an additional cost $5.50.

 First Day of Term = Monday 30 January

Existing Students = 9am start.  School open from 8.20am.  Please make your way to your 2023 class.  Whānau are invited to participate in our mihi whakatau at 9.30am, sitting on the Tangata Whenua side.

New 2023 Students = 9.15am start.   Please make your way to the office / foyer area.  Children are welcome earlier but will be held at the office area until our mihi whakatau, which will begin at 9.30am.  The Principal will come out at 9.20am to welcome everyone and explain the Mihi Whakatau process. Parents / caregivers are welcome to stay on at the end.

Uniform Items for Sale

We have a number of second-hand uniform items which are available for sale from Wednesday 25 January.   We also have end of stock - new school shirts - which we are selling cheaper than store price but have limited sizes. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to phone the office once it is open.

We are looking forward to a wonderful year ahead.  See you all on the 30 January.

Nga Mihi

Katrina Robertson