EHS Newsletter

Week 9 Term 4

Tuesday 4 December 2023

Christmas in the Pa at Papakura Marae

Our Senior school are performing at Papakura Marae. 

Event: Christmas in the Pa.

Who: Our Senior School (Rooms 1, 2, 9, 10, 11)

Date: Thursday 7th December 2023

Time: Performance time 4pm (15-20min)

Please come along to support 

What a great day had by all.  Acknowledgments to CLM for their contribution to funding our ínflatable obstacle course and hunger ball arena.  These two activities were easily the parents and students favourites!

Also, a big thank you to the volunteers from KPMG for helping to cook our BBQ and support with the activities.

Whanau Fun Day 2023

Whanau Day with Room

Teacher Only Day

Scheduled for Thursday 23rd November 2023.  

Whānau Fun day

School Biathlon

Kia ora everyone,

This Thursday 1st June from 2:30 - 4:30pm we will be holding a School Biathlon.  This will be a fun day of school based activities such as riding on the bike track, an inflatable obstacle course and sausage sizzle.  A wonderful time to invite whanau and friends to celebrate our students learning to ride or build on the bike skills they already have.

Samoan Language Assembly

Talofa Lava everyone,

Next Friday 2nd June between 11:30 - 12:30pm Kiwican will be holding a special assembly to celebrate Samoan Language Week.  The assembly will be held outside on the basket ball court next to our Admin office or inside the school hall if it is raining.  We look forward to seeing you there.

2023 Swimming permission slip template
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Parents! Your feedback is requested.


Auckland Transport and Waka Kotahi are planning, now, to improve transport networks on some of South Auckland’s existing roads. This includes a proposal for a Frequent Transit Network (FTN) – which typically means a bus every 15 minutes, or less. It’s important to plan this now because over the next 30 years, there will be a further 120,000 people living, working and schooling in South Auckland.


To see the proposed FTN routes, provide feedback on the proposal, to take part in the survey or to attend a local open day to find out more about this, please click on this link or scan the QR code to have your say about how you, your tamariki and mokopuna might travel around the southern part of Tāmaki Makaurau in the future.


There are two open days coming up that are near the school:


Saturday 25 March

10:30am – 1pm

Manurewa Library

7 Hill Rd, Manurewa


Saturday 1 April

2pm – 4.30pm

Takaanini Hall

8 Takaanini Rd

Newsletter 14 February 2023
Copy of Newsletter 12 February 2023
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Auckland State of Emergency School Closure

Kia ora koutou

Earlier today the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) asked us to take action to help minimise traffic movement on Auckland roads while vital infrastructure is urgently repaired.

With the possibility of further weather damage leading to more disruption, the Secretary for Education has directed that schools, kura, early learning services and Tertiary institutions in the Auckland region (Wellsford to Pukekohe) must close for physical attendance and instruction until 7 Feb.  Apologies but school will now open until next Tuesday (7th Feb) and we look forward to seeing you then.

Kind regards


Kataraina Nock


Our School Pataka is for Whānau to share food.

Reminder Notice.pdf

Click on the this link to read about the updates to our gardens

Congratulations to Edwin Sheppard & Franco Granada for being nominated as our Parent Representatives for the Edmund Hillary School Board.

Newsletter 3 2022.pdf
Newsletter Oliver Production 2022.pdf
Newsletter 4 2022
Camp Adair Newsletter 2 2022.pdf
Copy of Closing Classrooms Newsletter 22.02.22 (1).pdf

Click here to access our School Facebook page

Final Newsletter of the Year 2021.pdf
School Newsletter KPMG Gifts.pdf

Newsletter 1 for class and school site pdf

With the recent Covid lockdown there has been an unprecedented demand for different types of support from our community in areas such as:

• Subsidies for utilities such as power, phone/internet and water

• Transport for people who can’t get to the supermarket, pharmacy, testing and vaccination sites

• Hygiene supplies such as face masks and hand sanitiser

• Food and general groceries assistance, including nappies and baby formula

We acknowledge our donors - Foundation North, Mercury Energy, the Due Drop Foundation and more than two dozen small businesses, families and private individuals.

Kootuitui ki Papakura have provided:

- 114 subsidies for utilities such as power, phone/internet, water and gas

- 24 taxi rides for people who can’t get to the supermarket, pharmacy, vaccination or testing centre

- 100 pharmacy packages containing items such as face masks and hand sanitiser

- 408 food boxes and 65 supermarket vouchers

- 125 rangatahi food and toiletry bags for the Papakura High Covid-19 vaccination pop up

and the work continues ...

Please click here to READ MORE

Newsletter 18 October 2021.pdf
Letter to Whanau Alert Level 3 Guidelines.pdf

Food Boxes Rapid Relief

Thanks to Mercury Energy , Angela Gattung (CEO of Kootuitui) and the awesome Rapid Relief Team, this is Kootuitui ki Papakura's latest Covid-19 lockdown response. Two pallets of 84 food boxes were distributed to whaanau in our community last week through contactless delivery.

The direct community whaanau-to-whaanau approach is a major principle of how Kootuitui works. Kootuitui has found that in times like these, a simple phone chat and offer of support goes a long way to families not feeling so isolated and stressed in the lockdown situation. Moreover, whaanau are often overwhelmed and always appreciative of the listening ear and assistance they receive.

3 generations in one bubble - "Malo lelei, Thank you Kootuitui for thinking of my family at this time we are very humbled. It’s hard not working right now."

“Living alone has been challenging in lockdown for so long I'm missing company. Thank you for thinking of me.”

“Thank you so much Kootuitui, the sponsors and Helen (Mercury Energy). I have 5 hungry teenagers eating me out of house and cupboards.”

Single mum and son - "Thank you so much for the food box. My son is very excited, he opened and found some noodles."

"Thank you for the magic box."

Find more Kootuitui updates here

Access to the internet can be a barrier for many of our learners. Skinny has released a broadband plan that costs $5 for 30GB of data, with a maximum of 5 plan renewals per month. Families also get the modem at no cost. Find more information here.


Resource Collection Newsletter.pdf

18 Augst 2021


Kia ora koutou

From midnight tonight the entire country will move into lockdown.  This means school will be closed for the next 7 days.

Keep watching this space and the class sites for information on learning for your children.  

Keep safe and well and please let me know if there is anything we can do to help.



A few photos from our Junior Lego Construction Day

Wednesday 11 August 

One of the many wonderful events that KPMG organise for our children.  Our tauira were extremely grateful and thoroughly enjoyed their day.  A big thankyou to all the wonderful people from KPMG that made this day a success.

Thank you Melissa from Karaka Kitchens 

Melissa owns Karaka Kitchen but is also the founder and operator of Food Fairies which is a non profit organisation where she bakes cupcakes and delivers them to low decile schools in South Auckland.  This is one of her passion projects.  We were so delighted to become the lucky recipients of her delicious, home made cupcakes.  For anyone interested in tasting some of Melissa's delicious treats please visit her website here 

KPMG Winter Clothes Drive

Always grateful to our partners KPMG who are continually finding ways to help us.  Last week KPMG bought in a range of high quality clothes brand new and pre-loved rain jackets, parkas, gumboots, thermal singlets, jeans, hoodies, sweat shirts, socks all in immaculate condition.  

Swimming and Eat my Lunch Program

Just a reminder that the last day of Term 2 is Friday 9 July.  School will reopen on Monday 26 July (please note the date correction).   In Term 3 Swimming lessons will start for all Year groups.  Lessons are fully funded and it is crucial that your child attends School to make the most of this opportunity.  Lessons are with a fully trained & certified swimming instructor for 30 mins a day over a two week period.   Please ensure you send your child with swimming appropriate attire.  These are the rules of Massey Park pools and not the school.  Girls need togs and boys need waterproof swimming shorts.  No  t-shirts are to be worn unless it is a waterproof rash top.

We are also very fortunate to have  Eat my Lunch  provide kai to our children on a day to day basis.  Currently, Eat my Lunch are looking to hire Whanau who are interested in working in various kitchen and driving roles.  If this is something you may be interested in.  

Click here to apply. 

A Big Thank you to David Riley from Reading Warrior

This morning we were delighted to welcome David Riley into our School Office.  David dropped off five boxes off books.  The purpose of this delivery was to give five families an opportunity to have their own Kāinga Pukapuka (Home library).  The books are all written by David and are stories based around Pacific Island Culture and prominent Leaders and Role Models in Aotearoa.  To find out more about David Riley, please visit the Reading Warrior website here.

A Big Thank you to Chartered Accountants Campbell Tyson

Campbell Tyson are the Chartered Accountants for the Bruce Pulman Park Trust.  As a part of their contract with the Park; Each year, Campbell Tyson supports a school to access the park facilities for a day.   The Bruce Pulman Park Trust had invited Edmund Hillary School to be the lucky recipients of the offer this term.  

What a wonderful opportunity for our children to participate in.  Not only does Bruce Pulman Park have state of the art sporting facilities it is located within the local Papakura Community.  Many of our students may have driven or walked past without ever going inside.  Today our students were delighted to participate in a fully facilitated, fun activity day.  Some of the activities included basketball, table tennis, volleyball and gymnastics.

Nga mihi mahana ki a koutou


Kataraina Nock

Bruce Pulman


Special Announcements

Friday 6 August

Had a wonderful visit from Lars at Rotary International.  We have something special in the pipeline for 2022.  Rotary want to support us in implementing a daily toothbrushing programme for the tamariki at Edmund Hillary School.  Take a sneak peek at what is in store for us next year.

Magic Play box  is in our Junior School -  Click below to learn more about what a Magic Play box is

Bikes in Schools - Coming Soon to Edmund Hillary School 

Click below to learn more about what the Bikes in Schools Programme is all about

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 We are very fortunate to have Eat my Lunch  provide kai to our children on a day to day basis.  Currently, Eat my Lunch are looking to hire Whanau who are interested in working in various kitchen and driving roles.  If this is something you may be interested in.  

Upcoming Events

Term 3  Ends - Friday 22 September 2023

Term 4  Begins - Monday 9 October 2023