Friday, 25 September 2015

Our Film Festival entries are completed

We have finished !

After a busy term students have completed their Film Making Assignment. Our friends and families can look forward to viewing some very entertaining and original movies.

Our entry's are in for the 2015 Film Festival. Our films will be posted online on the Festival Website and on our class blog. Some of our films will be selected to screen at the Festival Opening on Wednesday 11 November at the Sylvia Park cinemas. 

Things I like ... by Aidan

Things that make me smile by Natasha

Slinky Jewellery by Brennan

Draw My Life by Joseph

Hi my name is Finn a movie by Finn

Draw my life by Jordan

Lego Battle by Keenen

Happy Dog by Lauren

Draw my life by Michael

Click to go to the  Maniakalani Film Festival 2015 web site

Thursday, 24 September 2015


Dear Families & Friends of Sommerville,

22nd September 2015

This term we have welcomed the following new students and their families to our school community:
James Burns, Sophie Richardson, Cole Turner, Alex Vickery, Brian Zhao.

Thank you to the many students and parents/caregivers for participating in our annual Saturday School which was held on Saturday 19th September 2015.

We are sure you all enjoyed seeing your children’s art displays, as well as watching those taking part in the singing, dancing and acting as MC’s on the day. We all enjoyed watching the videos of each classrooms events and activities happening throughout this term.

STAFF: We welcome our new members of staff,

Teachers:  Lauren Morfitt, Reem Ibrahim

Teacher Aides: Carlijn Dielman, Sanika Fathe

TAXIS:  Moving House?  We require 10 days notice to change an address to transport your child.
Please email John Francis (Administrator) immediately on:

Our school roll stands at 250 and the growth does not look like slowing down.

Note:  We break up on Friday this week, 25th September 2015 at the usual time, and start back after the holidays on the 12th October 2015.

Term 4, 2015: Monday 12th October – Thursday 17th December 2015/to be confirmed
*Labour Day holiday is on Monday, 26th October 2015
*Edgewater College Satellites end of year closing date: Friday 11th December 2015/to be confirmed

HOLIDAY PROGRAMMES:  Email: Lifekidz Ph 533-6360 Deearna.

Fun activities, Trips. Art & Craft.  Knitting. 8.30 am -6.00 pm.

First week: Monday-Friday 28th Sept-2nd October
Second week: Monday-Friday 5th-9th October 2015

HOLIDAY PROGRAMMES:   Phone: 021 211 9882 Kerrie

Second week only: Not Friday. Monday 5/10/15 to Thurs. 8/10/15. Mon: Auckland Zoo, Tues: Movies/shopping, Wed: Train trip/ARBORIA (Aotea Square), Thurs: Police Day.

Carer support/ACC

Pickup Onehunga/Papakura/Botany

HOLIDAY DENTAL CARE:  Pt England Dental Clinic Ph 570-4309

8 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. From Monday to Friday:- 28th September to 9th October 2015.

HOLIDAY PROGRAMME: Ashwin and Jiten will be running a holiday programme in the second week of the school holidays, Monday 5th Oct to Friday 9th October,  at Sommerville School.
Please contact Ashwin for further details if you are interested.  Phone 021 145 3258 or Email:  Thanks, Ashwin.


Albert Ruban
 021 130 8234
 Mon to Sat
7 am to 2 pm

Ruth Helan
022 652 1298
 Mon to Thurs
7 am to 8 pm

Carlson School are holding World Cerebral Palsy Day (a free event) on 6th October 2015 at the Trust Arena, Henderson 10 am – 3.00 pm.  Exhibitions, spot prizes, giveaways, activities for everyone.  Performances from The Mutes from Mars, Touch Compass and more!

We have been involved with "Get Set Go" a Kiwi Sport initiative to develop physical movement skills, knowledge and cognitive skills as well as emotional and social skills.

The sport we practiced was Basketball. Seven classes competed at the Special Olympics Ribbon Day at Trust Stadium in Henderson with great results. Also some classes have been involved in a Table Tennis programme held in Newmarket in which they will be competing next term against other schools around Auckland. Next term we are also looking forward to the Special Olympics swimming held at West Wave Aquatic Centre.
Several of our students won places in the Special Olympics Basketball competition. Congratulations to the coaches and teams: Tamaki Breakers, Rockets, Alligators, Unicorns & Sharks.
Well done for your excellent basketball skills!

Term 4 Sports:
Auckland Table Tennis Programme
Special Olympics Swimming

Wishing you a very happy and safe holiday.

Diane Hankins

Friday, 18 September 2015

Electric Toothbrush Research Project 2015

First we got special dye put on our teeth to show up the plaque.

Then the dentist checked our teeth and recorded where and how much plaque each student had on their teeth and how healthy their gums were.

Next we learnt how to clean our teeth with an electric toothbrush.

Look at our slideshow to see us learning about oral health.

Monday, 7 September 2015

Citizens Advice Bureau Class Trip

We Went to visit the Pakuranga Citizens Advice Bureau to find out some information to help with our Headway Keeping Healthy Topic. 

Our Learning Target = There are lots of help and support community groups for teenage issues. Invite one of them to talk to you about what they can offer.

Citizen’s Advice Bureau provides free and confidential advice to everyone. We take the time to listen to you and equip you with the information, options and support that fit your needs.

We found out Citizens Advice can help you...

They can help you read ferry time tables
Help you with mental health problems
They can help you with your legal rights
Talk to you about jobs
Help us with local transport and information about  travelling to other countries
Gives you application forms for passports
Gives you advice on managing your budget and money
Gives you suggestions for which recreational programmes you can go to and places you can use for activities
Interviews,family conflict,passports,
Help you find a job
Help with family problems
Help with getting passports
Help you pay your power bill
Help you get a flat
Help you to make an emergency plan for when disaster strikes
Help you with neighbourhood problems
Help you with funeral costs
They give you forms to fill in



Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Friday Breakfast

On Friday Edgewater 3 will be having a shared breakfast.

All food will be supplied for free!

The students will be preparing their own food.

The menu will be:

Toast with a choice of spreads: Honey,Jam,Peanut Butter,

Porridge with Banana,Honey or Brown Sugar

Muesli served with milk

Weetbix served with milk and banana