Bairds Mainfreight Primary School

News update

July 2020

Kia Ora, Kia Orana, Fakalofa lahi Atu, Malo e Lelei, Talofa lava, Greetings

Dear Parents and Caregivers

Welcome to term 3. We would especially like to welcome families who have joined BMPS this week.

We would also like to welcome three new teachers to our BMPS family: Kelly Sauerman who is teaching in Kiwi 3, Rochelle Bond who is teaching in Tui 1 and Annie Hill who is releasing teachers this term.

We would like to thank all of our whanau for their incredible support. Thank you for your trust and for your understanding during our time of being in our BMPS bubbles.

Here is what is happening at BMPS:

From week 2/Monday 27th July:

Gates will open at 8:20am for children. Parents CAN come into school and may take their children to the courtyards near your child/children’s class. We ask that parents DO NOT take their children into their class. Why this change? Our junior children in particular have become amazingly independent and have been very settled going to class by themselves.

Leslie Place and Bairds Road gates will be locked at 9:15am. If your child is late they will need to use the Edward Avenue entrance. Children must come through the office and get a late slip.

During school, life will be back to ‘normal.’ We will once again be one beautiful bubble for morning tea, lunch, assemblies etc. We will continue with our strict hygiene routine for entering classes, before eating etc.

There will be no tuck shop this term.

Children are expected to use a water bottle. They may only use the drinking fountains to fill their bottle.

Children will bring home all wrappers etc from their morning tea and lunch.

After school, parents and caregivers can pick their children up from the canopy by the school hall. We again ask that you DO NOT collect children from their class.

Children will be released from class at 2:45pm. We expect all children to go home or to be picked up at this time.

How can parents and caregivers help?

  • Keep your children home if they are unwell.

  • Ensure that your children come to school every day, if they are well.

  • Ensure that your children are at school before the 8:55am bell.

  • Ensure that your children wear the correct BMPS uniform (long hair should be in a bun or plait).

  • Ensure that your children bring a water bottle and HEALTHY morning tea and lunch.

  • Ensure that your children complete any homework.

Other Important Information

BMPS is in the process of becoming ‘paperless.’ It is therefore important that we have an email address for all families so that you will receive important communication from the school.

Please also remember to contact the school when you change your phone number. If your child is unwell, it is vital that we are able to contact you.

Dates for the Diary:

Assemblies will be at 11:45am on:

  • Friday 7th August (Cook Islands Language Week Celebration)

  • Friday 21st August

  • Friday 4th September (Tongan Language Week Celebration)

  • Friday 11th September (Te Wiki o te Reo Maori)

  • Friday 18th September

BMPS Proposed Zone Meeting

Tuesday 28th July at 3pm (in the hall)

Meet the Teacher/Goal Setting dates:

Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th August. Please note that school will finish at 12:45pm on Wednesday 26th August.

Teacher Only Day:

Monday 31st August (BMPS will not be open for students)

BMPS Kahu Team Culture Festival:

Thursday 24th September

Final day of term 3:

Friday 25th September-school will finish at 1:30pm.

Nga mihi nui.

Fiona McAree-Ngaau

Deputy Principal

About us

Bairds Mainfreight Primary School is set in the heart of Otara, Auckland. Our student roll is mainly of Maori and Pasifika decent, reflecting the rich and wonderful cultures of our community.

The school's core business is children's learning. We have top quality teachers who provide teaching and learning experiences to ensure that every student has the opportunity to achieve and to become successful life-long learners.

We are proud of our school, and the wonderful relationship we have with our community. We firmly believe that this home-school partnership ensures quality education for all of our students.

Principal's Message

Kia Ora, Kia Orana, Talofa Lava, Malo e Lelei, Fakalofa Lahi Atu, Greetings from all of us at Bairds Mainfreight Primary School (BMPS).

I am delighted to be the principal of Bairds Mainfreight and to welcome you all to our school community. Our community is unique in that it includes Mainfreight as our fantastic primary supporter. The rest of the community, parents, teachers, support staff, extended whanau, Board of Trustees and of course the children, are equally amazing.

At Bairds Mainfreight we believe that relationships are the key to successful teaching and learning. Our wonderful teachers and ancillary staff work very hard to make everyone feel welcome and to ensure that our motto, Anything is Possible, is lived out on a daily basis.

I am one of the truly lucky ones who gets out of bed in the morning and genuinely looks forward to getting to work in order to see what will unfold. Feedback from those visiting the school reinforces how fortunate I am to be working this school, where the children work hard, try hard, play hard, and have fun every day.

At BMPS we have high standards and expectations for all our children and an inclusive culture where all children are supported in order to achieve their full potential, educationally, socially, culturally and in sports.

If you are thinking about enrolling your children here please contact the office to arrange a time to come in and meet with one of my team.