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Windy Ridge School Newsletter

2 December 2022

Term 4 Week 8

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

Manaakitanga-Respect, Manawaroa-Resilience, Atawhai-Kindness, Honore-Integrity

Kia ora, Hello, Kamusta, Hola a todos, As-salāmu, alaykum, Kumusta, Annyeonghaseyo,  Ni Hao, Konichiwa, Namaste, Zdravstvuyte, Ciao, Cześć, Szia, Hallo, Bonjour, Salut, Shalom, Fakalofa Lahi Atu, Talofa Lava, Malo e Leilei, Kia Orana, Kia Ora Koutou


News from the Principal

               Ahakoa ngā uaua, kia toa, kia kaha, kia manawanui       

When you find things in life are difficult, be strong, stand tall and be of great heart.

Kia ora koutou katoa, 

Whānau Connect Days

To begin the year next year, we will be holding 2 Whānau Connect Days on Thurs 2 February (12:30 – 6:30 pm) and Friday 3 February (9:00 – 3:10 pm). This is a new event in the school calendar and will give each student their parents and the teacher a chance to come together to get to know one another right at the start of the year. Students and parents will be able to book a 20-minute meeting on either day. This will allow them to share key information about themselves with the teacher: who the important people in their lives are | their favourite places that are important to them | items they treasure | their interests, passions and talents and | things that make them feel safe, happy and well. The teachers will also be able to talk through any specific information that you have about your child and check that you know how to use SeeSaw and the other communication tools that we use. Your child’s first full day in class will be Tuesday 7 February. The Connect Days will take the place of the meet-the-teacher interviews that we have held in the past.  We expect all children and their whanau to attend a whnau connect session.

We will send out a link to the online bookings for this event once class lists have been finalised.

Junky Monkeys

A reminder that, weather permitting, we will be holding our Junky Monkeys day on Friday. Please make sure that your child is wearing suitable clothing and footwear for the active day’s events.  Thank you to those parents who have signed up to come along and we look forward to seeing you on Friday.

Click to learn more about Loose Parts Play ahead of Friday:

Magic Box Poetry from Room 4

The students in Room 4 have been writing some amazing poetry and creating precious magic boxes to hold them in.  Here are 4 examples of this fantastic creative writing and artwork. We hope you enjoy them!






























A Reminder About the Community Health Consultation 

Further to our Newsletter on 23 November, we are still seeking community voice about our Health Consultation. The survey will remain open until the start of next term. Please follow the link to have your say about our health curriculum.


One more week to go and then the summer break. Please remember that school ends at 12:30 pm on Friday 16 December.

Ka kite anō au i a koutou.

Jonathan Lambert

Tumuaki – Principal


Term 4 Events

8 December – Year 6 on site party and colour run.
9 December – Junky Monkeys Loose Parts Play Day / free sausage sizzle and juice tube
12 December – On site Monitors day in – slip and slide and sausages
12 December – Team Piwakawaka trip to the PumpHouse Theatre

16 December – Junior Prizegiving – Piwakawaka & Kōtare Iti from 9.30 am-10.30 am –

                         Senior Prizegiving – Kōtare Nui from 11 am-12.30 pm.


Sun Hats

As we have done in the past, and as we move into summer we ask that Tamariki have a hat to wear when outside while at school during Term 4 to offer protection from the sun.


PTA News

Windy Ridge Junky Monkey Day

Thank you for supporting the PTA during 2022.  We would like to provide a free lunch for the kids on 9th December 2022.  Please use the form to order your sausage so the PTA can cater to numbers.  Thanks again for your support.  Junky Monkey Sausage & Juice Tube Order Form 

If you are coming to help we will have extra available for the Adult helpers.

Windy Ridge Annual Christmas Raffle

The PTA is holding a Christmas raffle with loads of awesome prizes to be won! Please contact Joy Marshall (022 3133930, if you wish to donate a prize. The prizes so far:

  • One of 2 $50 restaurant vouchers for The Postman’s Leg

  • A Backyard Bar $50 Dining Voucher

  • An Auckland Zoo family pass

  • Glenfield mall vouchers 

  • A Farro hamper valued at $150

  • A Valentine’s Buffet family pass for 2 adults and 2 kids to dine for FREE!

  • One of 4 $50 restaurant vouchers for Beer Brothers Juke Joint Birkenhead

  • Family prize packs with toys, games and treats to enjoy together

  • Mama’s Donuts vouchers 

  • Encompass Fitness voucher 

  • Acupuncture and massage treatment vouchers from Little Clinic Glenfield

  • A magnum (1.5l) bottle of Rabbit Ranch pinot noir

More tickets are available from the office, and the raffle will be drawn on Friday 9th December.
If you have any questions, please contact Kieren on Facebook or via email


Sushi Thursdays – online ordering closes every Wednesday at 9pm.



My Kindo App

Order on the go with the mykindo App

Sign up to Kindo online to order lunches with ezlunch, pay for school items like stationery or sports fees, purchase fundraising items such as Juicie Day, sausages sizzles or Christmas Cookies

Have you downloaded the myKindo app?  Faster when you’re on the go…

No passwords are required! Simply login, then add your PIN or use Face ID or Touch ID.

myKindo App on Google Play
myKindo App on App Store


Skool Loop App

School Term Dates 2022:

Term 4: Monday 17 October – 16 December @ 1 pm


School Term Dates 2023:

Term 1: Thursday 2 February (Whanau Connect Day) – Thursday 6 April

Term 2: Monday 24 April – Friday 30 June

Term 3: Monday 17 July – Friday 22 September

Term 4: Monday 9 October – 20 December

Public Holidays:  Waitangi Day Monday 6 February, and Easter: Good Friday 7 April, Easter Monday 10 April, Anzac Day – Tuesday 25 April and King’s Birthday – Monday 5 June                Labour Day – Monday 23 October


sKids Holiday Programme

sKids Term 4 Holiday Programme Announcement

Greetings Parents & Caregivers,

 sKids Windy Ridge is preparing for our Term 4 Holiday Programme, and we are very excited to announce our plan for the holidays, below are some highlights to look forward to:

  • Trip days, where we heading to Splash Pad Waterview Reserve, ‘Foot Golf’ at Ellerslie Golf & the Zoo.
  • Premium days in Netball, Basketball & Archrivals. Days spent on-site but with something extra.
  • A day dedicated to all things Pokemon!

 Below is the link to enrol now for our January Holiday Programme:

 As we are not open for the December portion of the holidays, below are the links to enrol now for nearby sKids Mairangi Bay & sKids Birkdale North’s December Holiday Programmes:

Mairangi Bay with Daniel:

Birkdale North with Joy:

 I look forward to spending some long, busy, but fun-filled days with your children 

 Kind regards,

 Cheryl Fox, Programme Manager

sKids is open for the Summer School Holidays! Here is our flyer which is now interactive online, Visit: to find out more!”

Visit to BOOK TODAY!

Cheryl (Programme Manager)

027 270 1260

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