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Windy Ridge School Newsletter

14 December 2022

Term 4 Week 9

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, 

Well Done Everyone for a Great Year!

In our final newsletter of the year, I would like to say a massive well done to all of our children, teachers and community for having completed the end of 2022.  When we started back in February none of us knew quite how the year was going to go, with Covid still very much in control. During the middle of the year, thankfully Omicron case numbers reduced and we were able to transition towards a greater level of normality.  Winter illness was still a major issue and for many households, you battled colds and flu. Despite all of this we should feel proud of our many achievements. We have been able to reconnect as a community and share in cultural and learning celebrations.  Our students have been able to participate in sporting events and we have even managed to go on some EOTC trips, including the Year 5 and Year 6 Camp. 

I’d like to pay a special thanks to all of the staff at Windy Ridge for a great year.  They have worked tirelessly to support the children.  I’d also like to thank Miss Maxwell and my leadership team for their support. And lastly thank you to our wonderful support and Office staff. The mark of a great school is the way it works together and Windy Ridge certainly has worked together beautifully during 2022.

As we sign the year off, I’d also like to wish a fond farewell to our leavers, especially our Year 6s who are moving on to their next schools. We wish them every success in the future. 

Reports and Class Placements

End of Year reports, class placement and attendance notices will be going home on Friday after Prizegiving, so please look out for your child’s envelope. 

Whānau Connect 

A reminder about the Whānau Connect days at the start of next year.  We have set aside 20 minute appointment slots on Thursday 2nd February (12:30 pm – 6:20 pm) and Friday 3 February (9:00 am – 3:00 pm) for teachers, students and parents to meet and get to know each other before we move back into class.   We are really hoping that every family will book a time for their whānau connect meeting.  

Students will be visiting their new classes and meeting their next year’s teachers tomorrow morning and bookings will open tomorrow at 3:00 pm

Students will attend school for their first full day back in the classroom Tuesday 7 February.

I wish everybody a happy, peaceful and restful summer, and for those who celebrate the festival a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Meri Kirihimete, Whānau                 
Ka kite anō au i a koutou.

Jonathan Lambert

Tumuaki – Principal


Term 4 Events

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

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

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: 7 February – First Official Day,  2 & 3 February (Whanau Connect Day by appointment only) – 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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