Newsletter Term 3, Week 9

Long Bay Primary
School Newsletter

Term 3, Week 9 – Friday 24 September 2021

REFUND UPDATE – School Production – Juke Box Drama

A quick update regarding the ticket purchase refunds:
The refund process can take 10-14 days to go through, given the high amount of cancellations and postponements happening at the moment it could potentially be longer.

Given we are at Level 3 and Ticketmaster is a non-essential service their call centre is closed but they are operating from home to answer customer queries via email.  If the customer booked online they can log into their account and use this to send a query or they can send a help ticket on this link –


Principal’s Chat

Kia ora koutou Long Bay Whanāu

We have now spent five and a half weeks at Alert Level 4. Again, on behalf of our full staff, I thank our whole community for your support for your child/ren’s home learning and connecting with their class and teacher. We are all so looking forward to the Alert Level change so we can return to school life as we know it.

Meanwhile, our staff are so enjoying engaging with your children, and we know that we really are blessed with being in such a lovely community.

If you belong to the Long Bay Primary Facebook page you will see there is also a new colouring competition for the children – see below for details (a big thank you to Jo Clark for setting this up).

A few sites that may be of use to parents are listed below:

The first is a short, but helpful and useful,  video hosted by Dr Hinemoa Elder and Nathan Wallis with lockdown tips for whanau and communities.

There is also the Covid website where you can find reputable information about our country’s Covid response.
One of the current key messages is
from Dr Ashley Bloomfield is about the goal for vaccinations: “A total of 79 percent of Aucklanders have now received one dose, with a goal of 90 percent by the time Cabinet considers the next alert level change in two weeks.”

We do know that financially this can be a difficult time as well, so another site is the Ministry of Social Development (MSD), which outlines how MSD may be able to assist with essential costs. MSD has advised encouraging people to check what they’re eligible for via this website Check what you might get (

I wish you all the best in the lockdown, and will email our community again prior to school resuming when more is known about level changes at that time.



28 September

Postponed – Coding Club students to We Learn

1 October

Last Day of Term 3

18 October

First day of Term 4

18 October

PTA Fundraiser Raffle tickets go home to families

19 October

PTA Meeting in the staffroom, 7.00pm. 

20 October

Year 6 Camp Parent Helper Meeting

22 October

Full school assembly (parents/caregivers can attend if in Alert Level 1)

25 October

Labour Day Public Holiday – school is closed

26 October

Teacher Only Day – school is closed

27-29 October

Year 6 Camp

29 October

School Newsletter

1 November

PTA November Raffle starts! A raffle ticket is drawn daily for the month of November

2021 Term Dates

Term Three

Monday 26 July – Friday 1 October

Term Four

Monday 18 October – Wednesday 15 December

Labour Day – Monday 25 October (school closed)

Teacher Only Day – Tuesday 26 October (school closed)

Teacher Only Day – Friday 12 November (school closed)

Out-of-Zone Enrolments for 2022

Applications are open for a limited number of out-of-zone places for 2022. The deadline for receipt of applications for out-of-zone places is 29 September 2021. All applications MUST be received by 4.00pm on that day.

Click here for the Out-of-Zone application form.

If a ballot for out-of-zone places is required, it will be held on 20 October 2021.

In-Zone Enrolments for 2022

If you have a younger sibling who is going to be turning 5 next year and you are wishing to enrol them at Long Bay Primary, can you please email the Office at to make sure that we have the child’s information and birth date to help with our planning for 2022.

Sports Buzz – Term 3, Week 9

School Fun Run – This will still go ahead, so keep fundraising!
The School Fun Run is the major fundraiser for the school and PTA this year and we would love for everyone to get behind it.

Please note that the Fun Run will still go ahead as we can be more flexible around group sizes. We will confirm the date once we know more about Alert Level changes. 

If all children were fundraising online it would make such a difference. All profit is going to enhancing the environment for our students, and students collecting sponsors also get the chance to earn prizes.

Yummy Stickers

This is the last term for collecting Yummy stickers, so whether you are already in full swing or just starting, there is still time to earn some sports gear for our school. Bring any charts to the office at the start of Term 4.

Touch Rugby

Touch Rugby is still available in the Kindo/LBP Shop – it’s for any students in Years 1-6. For more information, click on the Touch Rugby tab in the LBP Shop.

School Colouring Competition

Home Learning Fun

New Website and Look for Ezlunch

Ezlunch by Kindo have updated their website with a new look!  You can still order exactly the same way through or the mykindo app. Any issues, please contact them on 09 475 5287 or 0800 EZLUNCH or  

PTA News

PTA Vacancies – Communications Liaison

We are looking for a regular volunteer to assist the PTA in a communications capacity. If you are interested in the role, please email

Kelly Club – October School Holidays

Kia ora! Kelly Club will be back for the October school holidays when we drop to level 2.

Give your child a chance to make new friends while making creative crafts, playing new exciting games, sports and cooking with our engaging fun staff. Freeing you up to work/relax free of distraction, let us help you create some stress free time for yourself.

Our friendly staff are passionate about working with children. They are trained in delivering fun activities, first aid and behaviour management and child protection. Kelly Club Long Bay has use of the fantastic playground, large hall and a warm classroom too for those chilly days.

Book online today to make Kelly Club Long Bay your child’s home away from home these October school holidays.

Work and Income OSCAR Subsidies available, you and your family may be eligible for a WINZ subsidy to help you over this tough time. For more information visit or contact us if you need any further assistance

Community Local Events and Sports

The EcoMatters Bike Hubs have launched the Street Art Bike Challenge, a month-long photo treasure hunt by bike, in which people are invited to look for street art across the Auckland region and share their photos with the hashtag #StreetArtBikeChallenge. The challenge is part of Biketober, Auckland’s annual festival of bicycle fun and will run from 1 – 31 October 2021.

The challenge is a family-friendly event all ages can enjoy while adhering to Covid-19 restrictions and physical distancing. Is this an event that you would promote to your students and their families? 

Please find below and attached a media release from EcoMatters Environment Trust with all the details. If you need any additional information, please let me know, I’d be happy to help. 

Event Website:

Play Cricket with East Coast Bays Cricket Registrations for the cricket season are now open. Please register online at

We cater for all children’s cricket from Year 1 through to Year 8, both girls and boys.

The uniform comprises a club shirt, club shorts or trousers, and club cap or wide-brimmed hat, which are available from Players Sports online or at their Onehunga shop. The Club will have clothing available for purchase on muster day.

The Club provides all playing equipment required, although you are welcome to use your own. Please contact the Club for more information at

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