Newsletter – Week 10, Term 3 2023

  Kia ora koutou BDS whānau,                                                                  Week 10, Term 3, 2023 A sincere thank you to our BDS

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Announcement : 

SchooI Board Parent Election 2022 – nominations close on Wednesday 3 August at 12 noon. Election day is Wednesday 7 September. Please follow this link for more information:

School Houses


Our school Houses are named after four famous Kiwis who showed their Best: Jean Batten, Peter Blake, Edmund Hillary, and Kate Sheppard. 


Year 6 children who express and interest in becoming a House Leader complete an application form, are given problem-solving tasks, and attend a group interview. The teachers then have the difficult, yet enjoyable, task of narrowing down and selecting 12 deserving Leaders from a large group of worthy candidates. The House Leaders endeavour to lead their Houses with our school values in mind. 


Hillary – Sir Edmund Hillary: mountaineer and humanitarian

Sheppard – Kate Sheppard: New Zealand suffragist

Batten – Jean Batten: aviator and adventurer

Blake – Sir Peter Blake: sailing hero and environmental champion