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dates for the diary

Malo e lelei Parents and Caregivers

Dates for the diary:

  • Term 3 ends on Friday 25 September at 1:30pm.

  • Term 4 begins on Monday 12 October.

  • Meet the teacher Wednesday 25/Thursday 26 November.

  • BMPS will be closed for a teacher only day on Monday 30 November.

Have a great afternoon.

Fiona McAree

Deputy Principal

Children's goals and meet the teacher update

21st August 2020


Kia Ora Parents and Caregivers

As you know BMPS had to cancel ‘Meet the Teacher’ afternoons. We are disappointed as we were looking forward to discussing your children’s learning and sharing goals that they are working on at school.

On Monday 24th August your child’s teacher will email these goal sheets to you. If we do not have your email address and you would like to receive your child/children’s goal sheet by email, please send your:

  • Name

  • Name of children

  • Email address

  • Contact number to:

If we do not get an updated email address, we will send the goal sheets home with your child, when we return to school and when we are again sending items home.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Alan Lyth


meet the teacher - update

August 2020

Kia Ora Parents and Caregivers,

Meet the Teacher goal setting, scheduled for Wednesday 26th/Thursday 27th August has been cancelled.

Thank you for your support.

BMPS teachers

latest news - july 2020

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

School zones

Previous news updates

June 2020

Kia Ora, Kia Orana, Malo e lelei, Talofa lava, Greetings

Important dates for the diary:

  • BMPS Literacy day/Book Character Day-Thursday 2nd July.

  • BMPS finishes for term two holidays-Friday 3rd July at 1:30pm.

  • Term three begins on Monday 20th July-the school gates will open at 8:30am.

  • The school office will NOT be open during the two weeks of the school holidays.

  • There is a teacher only day on Monday 31st August. BMPS will NOT be open for children.

Reminders for term 3:

  • Our current Covid-19 procedures and guidelines will be staying in place until further notice. BMPS is keeping these in place in order to keep our children, staff and community safe. This means that we will continue with the gates opening at 8:30am each day and with no parents on-site. Please note there will also be NO tuckshop operating.

  • Lateness and absences. Thank you to all parents/caregivers who ensure that their children are at BMPS when the bell rings for the start of each school day at 8.55am, all children should be on site by then. Some children regularly arrive late and miss out on valuable learning. We ask that you help get your children to school on time every day.

If your child is absent from school, please contact the school office on:

09 274 8271

Please do NOT send a message via FaceBook as this is not monitored.

  • Uniforms. This term we have been relaxed about uniforms. From the beginning of term 3 we expect all children to be in the correct BMPS school uniform.

BMPS polo shirts and fleeces can be bought from the school office. We have some sizes of shorts. We suggest you try The Warehouse, Kmart or Postie Plus for navy trousers.

  • Water, morning tea and lunches. All children need to bring a bottle of water to school each day. Children can use the water fountains to fill bottles but are not able to drink from them. All children need a HEALTHY morning tea and lunch.

  • BMPS is in the process of becoming paperless. This means that we will not be sending paper newsletters home. Instead letters will be sent via email. If you have not already done so, please send your name, your child/children’s name and your email address to:

On behalf of all of our staff, thank you for making this term a success. Thank you for supporting your children with their learning during lockdown and for your continued support back at school.

Nga mihi nui.

Fiona McAree-Ngaau

Deputy principal

School Newsletters 2020

School Newsletters 2019