Newsletter – Week 1 Tuesday 19 October

Term 4, Week 1 2021     Kia ora koutou to our BDS Community, Welcome back to the start of Term 4 and a special welcome to our new families who are joining our BDS community.  We hope you and your children have had a chance to relax, rest and enjoy

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Announcement : 

Auckland is at Alert Level 3 until further notice. The school remains closed. Please check your emails regularly for updates and notices.




All students benefit from physical activity, both physically and emotionally. Body movement skills such as balancing, throwing, catching etc help develop learning skills, and playing together helps build important social skills such as: sportsmanship, sharing, teamwork, persistence, goal setting etc. Each class has regular time-tabled PE sessions where they learn and practice a range of skills, games and sports. Other valuable learning covers health, and personal safety including: food and nutrition, animal safety, road safety and more.

Annual school events such as cross-country, athletics, and swimming sports day offer more opportunities to participate and have fun. All students are encouraged to take part in the activities, and to cheer for their peers.




Students also have the opportunity to join teams to represent our school in inter-school competitions. These teams are coached and managed by teachers, and students who take part are expected to attend regular practices, and to represent the school by giving their BEST.


Fairplay Expectations

Our school is a signatory to the HPPA Fairplay Charter.  All staff, coaches, parents, children and supporters are expected to show respect, and behave in an appropriate manner at all times. 

A copy of the Fairplay charter is available here: HPPA Fairplay Charter.pdf