Dear Parents and Caregivers,

My word this is a busy term. You can see in our newsletters that lots is happening every day at Maungawhau for our students. As always I am appreciative of our staff, and parent volunteers, who enable much of what we want to occur for our students to enrich their learning. This Wednesday for example we welcome the Eden/Albert Chess students for an inter-school competition in our school hall.

My thanks to the parents who helped on the Senior Team trip to the Stardome last week and today, and those parents who supported their children at the Eden/Albert Football Zones last week. We made it to the semi-finals in the both the Boys A and B grades and the Girls grades. Unfortunately we lost each of these semi-finals, two to a penalty shoot out and one to a last minute goal.

My thanks also to the many parents who attended one of the two ESOL sharing sessions, last Thursday 24 May, where students had planned to share their learning with the guidance of the Learning Support team Ann Graham and Shoba Ranjit-Singh.

ESOL Sharing

My thanks also to the staff Olivia Burt, Jo Simpson, Liz Love and Nicole Turner who presented on their programmes in the ILE at last week’s FOMS meeting. It was great to see lots of new families at this meeting.

Parking on yellow lines – I have received a few complaints about parents parking on yellow lines, to collect their children, especially after school at the Wairiki Ave entrance, and on Ellerton Rd. This makes the road patrol students’ life and our parent volunteer helpers difficult. As well as being illegal, it also makes visibility difficult for students on Road Patrol scanning the traffic, trying to make safe judgements. If you do find yourself occasionally running late, especially after school I suggest that you have a meeting point plan, and aim to find a park at 3:10pm as cars are leaving school, and more parking spaces become available. Thank you for your future co-operation in this area.

A reminder that if you know about your child’s absence from school in advance, that you email the teacher and office or simply use the ‘report and absence’ feature on our school website. For extended absences though, please email the principal and office. Recently we have had a few staff absent, and our usually good tracking system has fallen over, when this important information was shared with the teacher only.

Nga mihi
Have a great week,
Delanee Dale



Please see new updates to ‘For Your Diaries’

ICAS Science Test Day tomorrow Tuesday 29 May

Chess Cluster Tournament this Wednesday 30 May

Sausage Sizzle this Friday 1 June led by rooms 19 and 20 (Senior Habitat)

Maungawhau Whole School Assembly this Friday 1 June led by room 24

Hoodie Orders close this Friday 1 June

School CLOSED – Monday 4 June, Queens Birthday

School Wide Cross Country  next Wednesday 6 June

Craft Making Session for School Fair next Thursday 7 June, 7pm in the school staffroom, all welcome!

DIY Project Day for School Fair next Sunday 10 June, 4 – 6pm in the school hall



Pop-up bookshop help needed
It’s our annual Scholastic Book Fair in the library in Week 7 (June 11-15) and we would love some parents to help out with the sales in the mornings from 8:30-9am and after school from 3-3:30pm.
It’s fun and easy and your children can browse in the library while you play shop.
Please email if you would like to help out. All offers greatly appreciated.



The remaining orders from term 1 have arrived and will be sent out to those children tomorrow in class.
Reminder: Orders close this Friday 1 June.

Student Orders: only available using Kindo with samples available in the office if needed.
$45 each for plain logo only or $55 each with name to be printed on the back.

Adult Orders: several adults have asked about buying one so these are now available to order from the school office.
The adult sizes available are XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL, 5XL
$50 each for plain logo only or $60 each for a name to be printed on the back.  These have to be prepaid.  Sorry, there are no adult samples available.




We are still looking for lots of pre-loved clothing for our 2nd hand pop-up shop, so please clear out that wardrobe and drop your donated items to the office – close date for last drop offs is June 18th.
We are also still on the hunt for raffle prizes and goodie bag items, so please support us and help just by asking around!  The success of our event depends on the support of our community.
To keep up to date with this fabulous event, follow us on Facebook and you will find out who’s coming – who’s presenting – designers – stylist – brands & more! Plus, you’ll be the first to know when tickets are on sale, so you don’t miss out! Click on the link to connect and share with your friends. You’ll also get a chance to win spot prizes by connecting and sharing.

Fashion Show Poster



Top Student: Aditi Ravikumar from room 24 with 17,850 points.
Well done also to Elaine Lim in Room 19 who achieved 11,150 points.
Top Class: Room 19 with 38,056 points


FOR YOUR DIARIES (Please check regularly as dates and times can change. Any updates in red will be highlighted)

Term 2  (please check the school website calendar, notices coming home for more details on upcoming activities and events)

  • ICAS Science Test Day – Tuesday 29 May
  • Chess Cluster Tournament – Wednesday 30 May
  • Sausage Sizzle – Friday 1 June led by rooms 19 and 20 (Senior Habitat)
  • School Hoodie Orders Close – Friday 1 June
  • School CLOSED – Monday 4 June, Queens Birthday
  • School Wide Cross Country  – Wednesday 6 June
  • Craft Making Session for School Fair – Thursday 7 June, 7pm in the school staffroom, all welcome!
  • DIY Project Day for School Fair – Sunday 10 June, 4 – 6pm in the school hall
  • Scholastic Book Fair – Monday 11 to Friday 15 June
  • Maori and Pasifika Hui/BBQ – Wednesday 13 June, 5pm in room 29
  • ICAS Spelling Test Day – Wednesday 13 June
  • ICAS Writing Test Day – Thursday 14 June
  • Matariki Celebration – Friday 15 June (more information to follow)
  • DIY Project Day for School Fair Day – Sunday 17 June, 4 – 6pm in the school hall
  • Waipuna Middle School Stardome Trip – Monday 18 June: rooms 13 and 14, Tuesday 19 June: rooms 15 and 16, Wednesday 20 June: room 17,  Thursday 21 June: rooms 22 and 23
  • Literacy Information Evening – Thursday 21 June, 6:30 – 8pm (see below for more information)
  • Auckland Regional Chess Tournament – Monday 25 June
  • Sausage Sizzle – Friday 29 June led by room 24
  • Ladies Fashion Event – Saturday 30 June
  • End of Term 2 – Friday 6 July, 3pm finish

Literacy Information Evening for parents on Thursday 21 June 6:30pm – 8pm
The first part of the evening will be held in the school hall with a presentation which explains the stages that children go through as developing writers.
The second part of the evening will be workshop based and parents will be asked to select two workshops of their choice.
We are certain that this will be a valuable information evening for all parents to attend so we ask you to please add this date to your calendar.
There will be more information included in our upcoming newsletters about the Literacy Information Evening.

Term 3: TOD (Teacher Only Day) School Closed – Friday 24 August

Term 2 Sports Zones Dates (please note this is for teams of selected students only)

  • Cross Country – Tuesday 19 June, held at Fowlds Park, Mt Albert

Term 2 Assembly Timetable (Assemblies start at 2pm. Please note there will be limited room for parents and caregivers at whole school assemblies if they are held in the school hall)

  • Friday 1 June – Maungawhau Whole School – led by room 24
  • Friday 8 June – Whanake Junior School – led by rooms 4 and 8
  • Friday 15 June – Waipuna Middle School – led by room 17
  • Friday 22 June – Matauranga Senior School – led by room 28
  • Friday 29 June – Maungawhau Whole School – led by rooms 19 and 20 (Senior Habitat)


Meetings are held in the school staffroom and start at 5:30pm.

  • Thursday 31 May
  • Thursday 28 June 


  • next meeting date TBC


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