Wednesday 17 June – Silverdale School Newsletter

School Newsletter
Learn to Journey – Journey to Learn
Ako ki te Haere – Haere ki te Ako


Welcome to Maggie Huang, Julie Huang, Nico West, Apaira Knez, Aaria Knez, Zola Roebeck. Our current roll is 779.

Happy Birthday

Happy birthday to Josh Johansen, Akira Douglas, Isla Bigwood, Chloe Langmore, Bryan Huy, Jasmin Brown, Kabir Anand, Mia Che, Heinro Havemann.

PTA Disco

Our world famous school disco is returning in Term 3 on Friday 24 July. Junior disco, Year 0 – 3, 5.30pm – 7.00pm and Senior disco, Year 4 – 6, 7.30pm – 9.00pm. Lock this into your calendar now. More information to follow. 

KERI Awards

Well done to the following children who received Caught by KERI awards at Monday’s assembly.



Team Te Ohanga

Team Kiwi

Team Pukeko

Team Tui















Isabella S







First Assembly

On Friday last week we had our first whole school assembly for nearly 3 months. This was a great occasion and one the children and teachers have been waiting for since coming back to school. 

Principal Awards

Well done to the following children who received principal awards at last week’s assembly. 

Sit Less, Move More, Sleep Well Physical Activity Guidelines for Children and Young People

For school-aged children and young people (aged 5 to 17 years) high levels of physical activity, low levels of sedentary behaviour and sufficient sleep each day achieves greater health benefits.

A healthy 24 hours includes:

  • quality uninterrupted sleep of 9 to 11 hours per night for those aged 5 to 13 years and 8 to 10 hours per night for those aged 14 to 17 years, with consistent bed and wake-up times.
  • an accumulation of at least one hour a day of moderate to vigorous physical activity (incorporate vigorous physical activities and activities that strengthen muscles and bones, at least three days a week).
  • no more than two hours per day of recreational screen time.
  • sitting less, moving more – break up sitting time.
  • participating in structured and unstructured light physical activities.

Preserving sleep, trading indoor time for outdoor time, and replacing sedentary behaviours and light physical activity with additional moderate to vigorous physical activity can provide greater health benefits.


Barnes Dance Crossing

There is a Barnes Dance Crossing at the Bankside Drive, Longmore Lane and Millwater Parkway intersection. A Barnes Dance Crossing, also known as a ‘scramble crossing’ or ‘exclusive pedestrian crossing’, is an intersection where all pedestrians can cross on all crossings simultaneously and all vehicles must stop.

This crossing will be operating during school days. The times that it will be operating will be Monday to Friday 8.30am – 9.15am and 2.50pm – 3.30pm. 

Please have a conversation with your child about road safety and appropriate crossing behaviour. The key points are;

  • Remember it is only operational before and after school.
  • Walk, don’t run.
  • No dancing.
  • If the count-down clock is under 10 you need to wait for the next phase before you cross.
  • When crossing Longmore Lane please use the crossing.

Traffic Concern 1

Please make sure that you stop on the orange light at the traffic lights outside of school. Before and after school is a busy time with children and parents using the lights to cross the road, we do not want an accident to occur because you ran the orange or red light. Please reduce your speed and look out for children. An orange signal means stop, unless you are so close to the intersection that you can’t stop safely. An orange signal indicates that the lights will soon turn red. If you fail to do this then the penalties are $150 fine and 20 demerit points if you fail to slow down and stop when traffic lights turn orange (unless you cannot stop safely).

Traffic Concern 2

There has been an increase in parents dropping their children off on Longmore Lane, by the roundabout. For your own safety, and the safety and convenience of other road users, there are certain areas where you must not park. You risk being fined, $60 and/or having your vehicle towed away if you park in these areas. You must not park or stop your vehicle:

  • where it will be in the way of other people using the road (including pedestrians)
  • on a marked bus stop or taxi stand
  • in front of, or closer than 1 metre to, a vehicle entrance
  • on ‘no stopping’ lines (broken yellow lines) marked within 1 metre of the edge of the road, which you may see near pedestrian crossings, intersections, driveways or narrow roads

Cameron Lockie




Android & iPhone App now available

myKindo app is now available for iPhone and Android phones. If you like the flexibility of ordering anywhere, anytime then go ahead and download the app!

Access via the app store, searching “mykindo” or by using the links below –

Android Google Play:

iPhone App Store:

Kelly Club Silverdale is running an awesome July Holiday Programme.  We have trip days to MOTAT and to see Sonic the Hedgehog at the Matakana Cinema!  Also, we have planned a Night at the Museum Day, craft and cooking activities, awesome games plus much more!

To find out more or to book, please go to


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