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Nau mai haere mai, welcome to Bairds Mainfreight Primary School.

Welcome to School Panui Term One 2023

Bairds Mainfreight
School Newsletter
A great place to learn. A fun place to be!

January 2023

Kia Ora, Kia Orana, Malo e Lelei, Talofa Lava, Fakalofa Lahi Atu, Greetings

We hope you are all enjoying a great summer holiday. We are excited to be welcoming our tamariki back to school for 2023.  Term 1 begins on Wednesday 1 February.

A special welcome to all the new whānau joining BMPS in 2023. There will be a special welcome here at BMPS on Friday 10 February at 10am.  Nau mai haere mai.

Kaiako and the Team at BMPS for 2023:

Leadership Team

Fiona McAree-Ngaau

Kim Benjamin

Anthony Curry

Yoneka Dayal

Melissa Bedford

Michelle Peters

Kiwi Team

Kiwi 2

Kiwi 4 (Team Leader)

Kiwi 5

Kiwi 6

Kiwi 7

Thursha Vadivelu

Yoneka Dayal

Lynn Bennett

Fiona Anderson

Samantha Wakefield

Tui Team

Tui 2 (Team Leader)

Tui 3


Tui 4

Tui 5

Tui 6

Melissa Bedford

Anthony Curry/Jude Shelley

Wendy Thomas (from Term 2)

Jarna Martin

Rochelle Houghton

Taarika Nair

Kahu Team

Kahu 1

Kahu 2

Kahu 3

Kahu 4


Kahu 5 (Team Leader)

Kahu 6

Room 5

Tanaka Chitsamatanga

Jomi van der Linde

Courtney Caruana

Deb Doherty

Julianna Warid

Michelle Peters

Henry Martin

Sheryl Thompson

Reading Recovery

Sonya Hetherington

T aides/Support Staff







Perise Armstrong

Katy Otikore

Terai Tuakana

Wayne Kneebone

Christina Tausinga

Lina Luamata

Lillian Morgan

Office Staff



Val McKee

Mihi Tinirau

Alan Lyth


Wayne Lawrence

The first day of term one 2023:

All tamariki will go to their class when they arrive at school.  Class lists will be displayed outside of the library and in class windows. There will be staff available to help tamariki find their class.

Morning Tea, Lunches and Water Bottles

  • Tamariki need to bring morning tea.
  • Tamariki must have a named water bottle (drinking fountains will only be used to fill bottles).
  • Lunches will be provided from the first day of school.


All new tamariki who are in-zone will be able to enrol at BMPS.  The office will be open from Monday 23-27 January from 10-2:30pm for enrolment.

Uniforms and Stationery

Please refer to the separate newsletter regarding uniforms and stationery.

School Fees and Donations

Please note that once again BMPS is part of the Ministry of Education’s Donations Scheme which means that there will be NO school fees for 2023. 

What do I do if my child is unwell and is not able to attend school?

Our usual attendance procedures apply. Please leave a message for the Attendance Officer on 092748271

or email Please state your child’s name, class and the reason they are away so that we can code the absence appropriately in our student management system. 

As per our normal process, we will follow up on unexplained absences.

Your Contact Details

It is vital that we have your contact details: phone and email. Please make sure that the office has your correct contact details and if you move or change phone number, please share this information. You can email this information to:

Bairds Kindergarten, Mt Richmond and Skids

Bairds Kindergarten-please contact Pulusea directly for information.

Skids- please contact SKIDS staff directly for more information.

Mt Richmond (R1 & 2)-please contact them directly for more information.

Dates for 2023

Term 1

Wednesday 1 February to Thursday 6 April

(Good Friday – Friday 7 April)

BMPS is closed:

  • Waitangi Day – Monday 6 February

Term 2

Monday 24 April to Friday 30 June

BMPS is closed: 

  • Teacher Only Day – Monday 24 April
  • Anzac Day – Tuesday 25 April
  • King’s Birthday – Monday 5 June

Term 3

Monday 17 July to Friday 22 September

Term 4

Monday 9 October to Friday 15 December

BMPS is closed:

  • Labour Day – Monday 23 October

We hope that you enjoy the last days of the holidays and look forward to seeing you on Wednesday 1 February.

Ngā mihi nui.


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