Newsletter – Week 6, Term 2 2023

Kia ora koutou BDS whānau,                                                                  Week 6, Term 2, 2023   It was another exciting week last week

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Newsletter – Week 2, Term 2, 2022

Kia ora koutou BDS whānau,                                                                Week 2, Term 2, 2022

As Term 2 continues we are quickly moving into the many activities that are happening at school.  This week we begin with Bike Safety for Years 5 and 6, we continue with lessons in our Life Education Caravan for all year levels, and our lunchtime sports and cultural activities mentioned in last weeks newsletter are well underway. 

BDS certainly is a wonderful busy, learning, happy place to be.

 Ngā mihi nui,

Vicki Parkins Principal


Coming up @ BDS…

Week 1, 2 & 3 – Life Education (Harold)
Wed 18 May – BOT meeting
Fri 27 May – School Powhiri
Fri 3 June – Teacher Only Day
Mon 6 June – Queen’s Birthday (public holiday)
 Fri 24 June – Matariki Holiday (public holiday)
 Mon 27 June – Teacher Only Day 
Week 10 – BOOK WEEK
Fri 8 July – Book Character Parade / Last Day of Term


 Botany BEST & Values

Botany BEST: Greta Xie, Chaz Grisselle, Dante Eason, Lily Hodgson, Mila Biddick, Rafa Zhao, Shane Hwang, Mele Fifita, Alicia Wang, Nathan Chaing, Jonathan Huang, Kace Johnston, Caden Van Niekerk, Jacob Kon, and Abby Simonson.

Values: Oliver Wu, Japjot Hanjra, Rowena Luo, Alice Chen, Andy Han, Sui Gu, Sonny Clements-Goh, Tai Smith, Amelia Dellow, Cooper Jiang, Karen Taing, Rion Mose, and Gemma Green.

Certificates and Bookmarks will be given out either at our school assembly under the canopy or in class, depending on the weather.  This will not necessarily be a Friday.  Thank you.

BDS Learning and Fun

Year 1, Room 10: Room 10 learnt all about the Anzacs last term and how they fought hard to keep us safe. We made clay poppies to honour our fallen soldiers. We molded the clay into the poppy shape and then we painted them. We are very proud of our poppies and the soldiers.


Year 6, Room 19: ‘Leaf’ it to us to create amazing Autumn sense poems, accompanied by zentangle artwork.


Children Turning Five 

If your child is turnng five in the next 12 months please ensure you enrol them as soon as possible.  Our  roll is steadily growing and we need to plan for classes and teachers during the year. Please collect your enrolment pack from the office, or email 

Joanne Hughson Deputy Principal Years 0-3 (


BDS eLibrary

Remember to check out our eLibrary! Details on how to login and borrow great books to read on your device can be found on the school website here:



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