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Windy Ridge School Newsletter

March 8th 2017

Term 1  Week 6

School Bank Account:  ASB 12 3072 033 4812 00

PTA Bank Account:   ASB 12 3072 038 4799 00

KINDO: online school shop (click on KINDO to register)

Hello, Hola a todos, Kumusta, Annyeonghaseyo, Ni Hao, Konichiwa, Namaste, Zdravstvuyte, Ciao, Hallo, Bonjour, Salut, Fakalofa Lahi Atu,        Talofa Lava, Kia Orana,  Kia Ora Koutou

News from the Principal

Enrolment Scheme – Term 2 2017
 Please visit the school website  “Enrolling @ WRS” to find more information on the enrolment scheme and proposed zone.  Consultation with our school community, local schools and the wider community closes on March 23rd.
Dental Van Visit
The Auckland Regional Dental Service  van will be visiting the school next Monday 13th March until 24th March, they will be seeing all children enrolled at our school who haven’t recently visited the Glenfield clinic.
 Sports 2017
If your child is wanting to play hockey or netball for our school, please return their forms to the school office by this Friday 10th March.

Junior Playground

On Saturday 18th March we are having some trees trimmed to make way for the new junior playground.  If you intend to visit the grounds on this day please make sure all children are supervised and stay well away from these area for safety reasons.  On Sunday 19th March we are holding a working bee  to clear this area, split logs and remove some large rocks, all volunteers are welcome.  Please bring your tools and chainsaws if you have them.  If you would like to purchase firewood for $100, would like some fill, mulch or some large rocks for the garden bring along your trailer, first in first served basis and available from 11am.  This is part of the playground fundraiser.

Contact Suzanne at the office if you are able to attend.

Safety after school

We would like to remind families that the school is not a supervised play space outside of school hours. We are very happy for you to bring your children here to play and enjoy the facilities, but please know that we are not supervising them if they are sent without an adult.

If you require after-school support for your children, there is a programme that runs in the school hall.  Please contact Steven ( 0212987926 )  for more information about this.


For the Yr 3-6 students who have been selected to visit the PolyFest festival later this month, we need the return slips back please.
We also need a lot more parent volunteers to join us and drive on the day. Please let the office know if you can help out please.



**** School Notices are available on the school website. ****

  • Policy Review – Recognition of Cultural Diversity 
    1. Visit the website
    2. Enter the username (windyridge) and password (WRS0629).
  • Sun Safety – Just a reminder that children will need sunhats at school every day.  Please make sure they are named.
  • Attendance – Please ensure that your children arrive at school on time and that we are aware of their absence by 9.00am each day.  We do follow up lateness and absence as we are required to report on both to the Ministry of Education and the Board of Trustees.  If you are planning a holiday in term time please advise your child’s teacher and the office.
  • Banking day is Thursday – please send ASB envelopes to the office.
  • Ez Lunch available all days of the week now. Please go to  to register and order.  More information available at the office.
  • PTA Facebook – Information about our fabulous PTA is available online on Facebook. Search ‘Windy Ridge School PTA’ for the page and join up for updates and information about events and news.
  • WINDY RIDGE PARENTS Facebook – We have a closed Facebook page for Windy Ridge parents – you need to request to be part of this page. Search – Windy Ridge Parents. It is a valuable page for reminders, information, and general WRS ‘stuff’

Term dates and Upcoming Events

School Terms 2017

Term 1      Wednesday 1st February – Thursday 13th April

Term 2      Monday 1 May – Friday 7 July

Term 3      Monday 24 July – Friday 29 Sept

Term 4      Monday 16 October – Friday 15 Dec

PTA News

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Yummy Sticker fundraiser
Our school will be participating in the yummy sticker fundraiser which raises money for new sporting equipment – information and sticker sheets will be coming home shortly.

Community News