Monday, November 17, 2014

Book Character Day

Please find information regarding our upcoming Book Character Day.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Athletics Day

The Y4/5/6 athletics has been postponed so it will not go ahead tomorrow.  We will keep you informed once a new date has been set.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Elm Park School - Lunch Room Survey

Good morning everyone, please click here for the link to a survey about our school lunch room. We would greatly appreciate it if parents/caregivers could take the time to fill in the survey as soon as possible.
Thank you.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Monday, September 22, 2014

Koanga Festival

Please click here for the link to the photos taken of our Kapa Haka students by the Times Online.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Koanga Festival

Our Kapa Haka group together with other East Auckland Kapa Haka groups will be performing on Saturday at the Koanga Festival at Farm Cove Intermediate. There will be food stalls and all kinds of wonderful events. This promises to be a great day and we would love your support. The event starts at 8.30 with a Powhiri and finishes at 8pm - our group will be perform at 12pm :)

HPPA Cross Country

The HPPA Inter school Cross Country will be going ahead today. Children will be assembled on the Lloyd Elsmore Park field by 12.20pm. Good Luck to all of our athletes 

Friday, September 12, 2014

Green/Gold Enviroschool

On Wednesday 17th September we are reflecting on our achievements to gain the Green/Gold status as an Enviroschool.  As this has been a whole school effort we wish to begin the day and welcome our guests with a school assembly beginning at 8.45am. On this morning we ask that students please arrive to school by 8.40am, to be part of this special occasion.  

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Skoolbag Iphone and Android App for Elm Park School

Our School now has our own Skoolbag iPhone and Android App to help us communicate more effectively with our Parent/Student community. We are asking parents/students to install our Skoolbag School App. To install it, just search for our school name "Elm Park School" in either the Apple App Store, or Google Play Store.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Donut Morning Tea - 26th August 2014

Donut Morning Tea – Tuesday 26th August 2014
Orders are to be placed by Friday 22nd August from the lunch room.  Choice of either Pink or Chocolate - $2.50 each.

HPPA Festival Choir Tickets

We have tickets available for the HPPA Choir Festival for this evening and tomorrow evening. If you would like tickets please contact the office.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

FREE App to Trial for Elm Park School

Our School is conducting a trial for our own App to help us communicate more effectively with our Parent/Student community. We are trialing the iPhone version for 30 days, if we continue with the App after the trial we will then get the Android version in the Google Play Store.

We are asking parents/students to install our FREE App and give it a go. To install it, just look for our school name "Elm Park School" in the Apple App Store (or go to this link) and install it on your iPhone.

If you have any problems please contact Belinda Johnston (

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Friday, July 4, 2014

Top Class & Top Student for Mathletics Term 2

Please find the Top Class & Top Student for Mathletics Term 2 - Congratulations!!!

Elm Park School Book Fair

Many thanks to all our families who purchased books at our Book Fair this week. You helped to earn us nearly $1,000 of new books for our school library! The Book Fair will be back in Term 4 in time for Christmas shopping!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Message from the Board of Trustees 2014

Message from the Board of Trustees

Parent Contribution

Thank you to the parents who have paid their parent contribution for 2014, we really appreciate your support.

As you are aware schools are funded on a per student basis at the level that reflects the decile rating for the socio economic status of the community. Unfortunately this funding does not cover all the costs incurred as we strive to provide the highest quality education for our students at Elm Park.  The Government expects that parents and communities will contribute almost 10% of our budgeted income in the form of parent contributions.

Elm Park has kept the parent contribution at $160.00 per child for at least 7 years and the school relies on these funds to provide extra activities and programmes to support learning across the school.

Your contribution goes towards the following resources, which are NOT fully funded by the Government:
·       Books for the library
·       Extra Reading resources for classroom
·       Art supplies
·       ICT equipment (computers, ipads, cameras, headphones
·       Sports equipment and interschool sports competitions
·       Laminating resources to be used in classrooms
·       Mathematics and writing resources
·       Equipment for teachers taking enrichment classes and learning support programmes

Annual Trips/ Cultural Activities & Resources Costs for 2014

During the year classes will be involved in a number of cultural activities, trips and using resources. These activities are closely related to the learning objectives for the year. The total amount is $100 for the whole of the year, and can be paid on a term by term basis ($25 per term).

The funds contribute to the following:
·       Trips to a variety of sites that are associated with the Inquiry Learning topic or context
·       Guest speakers
·       Cultural activities
·       Life Education Trust visits
·       Buses to transport the children to various programmes or activities
·       Aquatics water safety activities and equipment
·       Electronic resources Google, Mathletics, Reading resources PM+
·       Classroom resources, workbooks
·       PE/ Sport activities,
·       PMP Perceptual Motor Programme and equipment for Years 1 & 2 to support our learners fine and gross motor skills

If we do not receive your financial support we will not be able to provide many of the wonderful opportunities for our students at Elm Park School.

Please contact Mrs Vicki Chittenden, our new Accounts Person on 5770193, or the office staff Mrs Rachel Herriott or Mrs Lauren Russell to arrange payment of the parent donation and activities fees, if you do not already have a payment plan in place.

Online banking and EFTPOS facilities are available.

Looking forward to continuing with the great extra activities and resources Elm Park has been able to offer up to now.

Kind regards
BoT Chairperson

Charlise Carotenuto


We have just found out that we have been experiencing voicemail message problems over the last few weeks.  We apologise if you have left a voicemail message and not received a response from us.  Please contact the office (5770070 or if you have not had a response from a message left.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

e-Portfolio Workshops for Parents & Caregivers of Year 3/4 Students

A reminder to Year 3 & 4 parents/caregivers that there is a workshop in the library tonight at 6pm.  The purpose of the workshop is to help parents/caregivers make effective use of their child's e-Portfolio to help his/her learning.

If you are interested - please come along to the library at 6pm.  If this day/time doesn't suit please contact Belinda Johnston for the dates/times of upcoming workshops.  (

The workshops will be offered to parents of children in other year levels at a later time.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Friday, May 9, 2014

Friday, April 11, 2014

Monday, March 31, 2014

Walking School Bus Swim - 31st March 2014

These are the children who had a swim today as a reward for consistently walking to school :)

Friday, March 28, 2014

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Friday, March 14, 2014

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Elm Park School Gala Survey

Please find click here for the link to the Elm Park School Gala Survey. We would appreciate it if you could please take 5 minutes to complete the survey below so we have your feedback on our recent Gala. Thank You 

Friday, March 7, 2014

Friday, February 28, 2014

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Friday, January 31, 2014