Monday, 4 December 2017

Titoki Team 1 – Term 4 Week 8 ending 8 December 2017

Wow what a fantastic year we have had! Sadly, this will be our last newsletter for the year.
 Swimming – Weeks 8 & 9 
We have started our first week of swimming and the children are enjoying their lessons. Please remember Titoki children need to come dressed in their togs and all children need to bring along with their togs; a jumper, goggles, swimming cap and either jandals/slip on shoes. They are using lots of energy and will need extra food and sleep during these next two weeks.

It would be great if the children could have sunscreen in their bags to apply themselves after they get back from swimming, before they go out for morning tea and lunch.

Drink Bottles
As it is very hot at the moment, please ensure your children have drink bottles in their bags every day. The drink fountain gets very crowded and children do not get enough water drinking from it.

Overdue Library Books
The library is now closed and we will not be having any more library sessions. However, if you have any overdue library books at home, please bring them in to your child’s class and we will return them for you.

End of Year Dates to remember

The end of the year is rapidly approaching!
Here are a few key dates to write down:

Week 8:
-Swimming Monday to Thursday
-Children to bring in a named plastic bag sometime this week to begin to hand out books and artwork
Week 9:
-Swimming Monday to Thursday
-Friday 15th December: Whole school assembly at 9am followed by a house day until lunch time. Please bring a gold coin donation, canned non-perishable food or a small gift for city mission and come dressed in Christmas theme.

Week 10:
Monday 18th
-Powhiri @ 10am to welcome our new Principal Kerri McKay
Tuesday 19th
-Final assembly starts at 11.15am
-School finishes at 12.40pm

Thank you for all your support this year!
Wishing you a safe and happy summer holiday.
Kind regards
Michaela, Kate, Lorraine, Ashleigh and Victoria

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Titoki Team 1 - Term 4 Week 6 ending 25 November 2017

Swimming – Weeks 8 & 9
The Junior School have their swimming lessons Monday to Thursday for two weeks on Week 8 and 9. These lessons start on Monday the 4th December and finish on Thursday the 14th of December. The children will need to bring their togs, swimming cap and goggles every Monday to Thursday and all of the Year 1 Titoki Team will need to be dressed in their togs ready to go.

Titoki Iti will get dressed in their spaces later on. 

Some swimming lessons go over the school break times, however these children will be getting their break either before or after their swimming lessons.
The children will be going in their guardian classes.
Depart school
Arrive back at school
Rm4 Team 1
Rm5 Team 1
Rm6 Team 1
Rm2 Team 1
Rm1 Team 1

We will need 3 parents for each guardian class to help us. Please sign up on the swimming timetable hung next to the normal parent help roster in each learning space if you can help.

The children will be hungrier after all this exercise so please pack extra food for them. Remember swimming caps and goggles are compulsory. If your child does not have a cap, they will not be able to swim in the pool.

Parent Help
Our normal parent help mornings will be out of action during swimming times. However we need extra parent help every afternoon Monday – Thursday from 1.30 to help with our reading programme.

Junior School Athletics Day – Friday 24th November @ 9.15am
We have our Junior School Athletics Day this Friday. Save day is Monday the 27th of November at the same time. Children will need to be in their learning spaces for the roll and then we will meet up on the top courts.
If you would like to be a parent helper with any of the events, please let your respective teacher know.
Children will need to have a drink bottle, appropriate footwear, layered clothing (something warm and something they can take off if it’s hot) as well as a hat.
Looking forward to seeing you there.

Discovery Afternoon
Titoki are going to be having a ‘discovery afternoon’ on Tuesday 28th of November as part of our inquiry. The children will be bringing home a ‘plan’ of what interest they would like to talk about next week and we would appreciate it if you could take the time to go through their plan and help them organise anything they will need to bring in or find out.

Box Modelling
Thank you to everyone who has brought in boxes and odd and ends for Fabulous Friday. We don’t need any more boxes however, we would welcome any donations of masking tape as we go through this very quickly!

Kind regards,
Victoria, Michaela, Kate, Lorraine and Ashleigh

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Titoki Team 1 – Term 4 Week 4 ending 10 November 2017

  Scooter Safety
Scooter Safety with Constable Rob was awesome! We had fun showing off our skills and practicing safe scootering. Constable Rob did notice that several helmets did not fit the children properly. He will provide a link that shows how to correctly fit a children’s helmet. We will post this on SeeSaw shortly.

Bingo Fundraiser
 – Saturday 18th November @ 6.30pm
Support Bayfield’s final fundraiser of the year, a fast paced, R18 bingo night full of fun and humour!
Book tickets now through Kindo. Tickets are $40 which includes nibbles and can be booked as a single ticket or a table of 8.

Junior School Athletics Day – Friday 24th November @ 9.15am

We are currently practising athletics activities every Monday afternoon in preparation for our Junior School Athletics Day. Children will need sports shoes on this day. If your children wear jandals or sandals at the moment, please put a spare pair of sports shoes in their bag for Monday afternoons.
We would appreciate parent help on Athletics Days, so will give these details closer to the time.

Hats & Sunscreen
Children need to have a named hat in their school bags every day. We have a school wide rule of no hat, no play. If you wish for your child to wear sunscreen, they will either need to have this applied before school or be able to manage putting sunscreen on themselves during the day.

Shoes with laces
We have a number of children still wearing shoes with laces that they can’t tie up. Please ensure your children are wearing shoes that they can manage themselves.

Kind regards,
Ashleigh, Victoria, Michaela, Kate and Lorraine

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Titoki Team 1 - Term 4 Week 2 ending 27th October 2017

      We wish a big welcome to:
Welcome back to Michaela! We are so fortunate to have Michaela come back to Bayfield and join us in the Titoki Team as the new Titoki Iti teacher.

Hello to Mareike! Mareike is working in Titoki Iti as a student teacher from Germany. Mareike is volunteering for the whole term and we are very lucky to have her with us!

Kia Ora to Jack Maling who joined Titoki last term.

Welcome to the Titoki Iti children who have joined us:
Millie Wesley,  Boston Knaggs, Samuel Sharpe,  James King,  Joseph St Clare, Alexandra Martin, Amelia Martin, Tom Sanderson, Sofia de Court Long, Hugo Dean,  Emmeline Anderson

Thank you to the parents that helped with our trip to Tom’s Marvellous Imagination. We had such a great time watching the show and being immersed in the special stories. We also loved meeting the actors and actresses after the show! What a great start to the term.

Book Character dress up day & Buddy Picnic – Friday 27th October

This Friday, children can come to school dressed up as their favourite book character. This year we will have a house day as well as a special picnic where the children will eat their lunches on the field with their buddy reading class. We will also have a junior school parade to show off all our amazing costumes!

After Book Bonanza we are going to be focusing our inquiry on ‘What Makes a Perfect Playground’. This will encompass both physical and emotional aspects of the playground. We think this will be a great way to end the year as we can talk about evolving friendships, improve our playground and even get ‘hands on’ with creating new playground equipment.  

Just another reminder that hats are now compulsory with our warmer, sunnier weather. We do enforce the rule of No Hat, No Play.

Kind regards,

Lorraine, Ashleigh, Victoria, Michaela and Kate

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Titoki Team 1 - Term 3 Week 10 ending 29 September 2017

Production Thank you:
Wow what a fabulous job our Titoki and Titoki Iti children did as our yellow characters in the school-wide Production this year. We are so proud of their performances. A huge thank you to everyone who helped out with production this year, from costume prep, learning lines and helping on the night. We couldn’t have done it without you all.

Class Trip – Week 1, Term 4 
We are starting Term 4 off with a Class trip to TAPAC in Western Springs to watch the show Tom’s Marvellous Imagination. This will be on Thursday 19th October.
We will meeting in the Titoki space for the role before heading to the bus at 9.45 am. Children are to bring their brain break and a drink bottle in a named plastic bag. 
We are also in need of Parent Help. If you would like to volunteer to help please email This will be done on ‘first in, first served’. Thank you in advance.
Tom’s Marvellous Imagination is an interactive theatre production taking children and adults into a storybook world full of well-known characters. This will tie in well with our ‘Book Bonanza’ fortnight that we have for the first 2 weeks of the term.

Grandparent, Friends and Family Day
We have our annual Grandparent, Friends and Family Day on Friday 20th October. An invitation will be sent home inviting Grandparents or Special Friends along for a morning of fun. We will be showing off our great learning in Titoki and have guided reading books for donation if you would like to contribute to the schools reading resources.

Book Bonanza – Week 1 and 2, Term 4
The first two weeks of term we will have a focus on ‘Book Bonanza’. This includes our trip to TAPAC, Grandparent, Friends and Family Day, a focus on different authors and children’s’ books as well as our infamous Book Day Parade that will take place on the Friday 27th October. There will be more details about the parade closer to the time.

School Holiday Reading Competition
It is that time again! Over the school holidays we encourage the children to continue reading as much as possible. You will find in your child’s book bag this week the Holiday Reading Challenge sheet, where they write down the stories they have read over the holidays. Please return these completed with their name by Friday week 1 (20th Oct) for the chance to win a dip in the Lucky Treasure Box.
Sun hats are compulsory for all of Term 4. Please ensure these are kept in school bags every day as we have the rule of ‘No hat, no play’. Wide brimmed hats are best as they cover their neck and ears also.
If you wish for your child to wear sun screen, please apply this in the morning before they head to school and teach them how to apply it themselves if they are to put it on at school. Thank you.

Have a safe and (hopefully) sunny holiday!
Kind regards,
Victoria, Lorraine, Ashleigh and Kate

Monday, 11 September 2017

Titoki Team 1 - Term 3 Week 8 ending 15 September

Last Minute Costumes
Please ensure you have brought in your child’s costume in a named plastic bag. We are having a dress rehearsal next week. If you are not sure what to bring, please come see any of us or drop us an email.

Production Helpers on the night
We are in need of helpers on the nights of production to help dress and direct the children. There is a sign-up sheet to write your name on any night(s) that you can help with. This is located on the middle doors of the Titoki space.

Production Information
Production nights are on Tuesday 19, Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 September. Children need to be in Titoki at 6pm ready to get dressed in their costumes.
Please sign in and out when dropping off and picking up your children in our space with one of the adults. This is important as it will be very busy and we need to know where the children are at all times. The show starts at 6.30, if you are watching the show, we request you do not leave half way through to pick up your children. We will provide a movie for the children to watch until after the production has finished.

Book Bonanza – Week 1, Term 4 

This year we are focusing on building up our guided reading resources for yr1-4 and chapter books for yr5-6.
These are our main resource for teaching reading on a daily basis. We want Bayfield to have the most inspirational selection for our children. These will be available to view in the library throughout the Book Bonanza Week.
Our Special Visitors & Grandparents morning is on Friday 20 October.

Vecro Shoes
Lots of children are coming to school in shoes with laces that they are unable to tie up themselves. If your child is unable to tie their laces, please send them to school in velcro/slip on shoes as then they are able to manage putting on their own shoes themselves.

As we are coming into spring, wearing sun hats during outside play times is becoming more important. It would be great if children could start to bring their named hats in their bags to wear during these times. In Term 4, wearing hats during breaks is compulsory.

Lost property
School wide lost property has now been moved to outside the office. Please check in our Titoki black lost property box first, before looking upstairs.

Kind regards,
Kate, Victoria, Lorraine and Ashleigh

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Titoki Team 1 - Term 3 week 6 ending 1 September

Welcome to our new children

We wish a very big welcome to these children who have joined us this term in Titoki Iti.

Emily Du, Tilly Moore, Mila Pereira, Matthew Boddy, Veer Devnani, Jesse Heads and Jackson Pipe.

Production Helpers – WE NEED YOU!
Our school production is rapidly approaching. We would really appreciate any help with costumes and props! If you are crafty in any way and can sew, cut, glue etc we need you! Please come in to see any of us if you think you can help out in any way.

Willo Walk
The Willo Fund has been set up by one of Bayfield’s grandfathers, Willo Stear who is embarking on an epic hike, The Eden To Addo Trail, in South Africa beginning on September 1st. This challenging walk is a twenty day guided trail traversing seven mountain ranges, six national parks and nature reserves and five biomes through the East Cape of South Africa’s wildest and most beautiful landscapes. It is likely Willo and the other hikers will encounter five (‘of the Big 7) animals including buffalo, rhino and elephants. See
As part of this walk Willo is seeking sponsorship to establish a fund for special needs students at Bayfield School. Willo’s wish is that the educational fund we are establishing at Bayfield will be used specifically for special needs children who are not receiving government funding (or only partial funding), and whose parents are not in a financial position to provide the focussed and individualised support they require in order for such children to benefit from a main stream school environment. The Board of Trustees encourage the Bayfield community to support the fund and help it grow. Donations can be made via the school bank account with ‘Willo Fund’ as the reference.

Did you leave a pair of Sunglasses in Titoki?

We have a very nice pair of Stolen Girlfriend’s Club sunglasses that were left in the Titoki Space. We didn’t want to put these in the general lost property, so if you think these might be yours please come see us.

Titoki are on the hunt for some magazines to use for a special project. Thin magazines would be best for this project. If you have any at home, please bring them in!

Dance Students
We have thoroughly enjoyed having the University of Auckland dance students come to work with our children for the last couple of weeks. The children have worked beautifully in their groups collaborating and choreographing their dances. Their performances in the hall were filmed and you can view these on See-Saw.

Kind regards,
Ashleigh, Kate, Victoria and Lorraine