Torbay School Learning Powers – RIC


Tēnā koutou e te whānau

It is a delight to be able to walk around our school and hear the familiar sounds of teaching and learning happening everywhere. The school is full of beaming smiles and enthusiastic children as they get used to proper school again.  I am privileged to be able to see our talented staff using all sorts of technology and tools from their toolkits to make learning interesting for our children.

Standing at the gate each morning is one of my secret pleasures that is made even better by the faces of so many happy children who are excited to be at school on a daily basis. 

This week I thought I would share a few images of a day at school.

Please do not hesitate to contact on any matter. My email address [email protected].

Ngā mihi nui
Gary O’Brien


CONGRATULATIONS to the following tamariki who received online certificates from their class teachers: Charneli, Luke, Izzy T, Tyler, Maddy, Jackson Rm 3, Ross, Indy M, Charlie, Aidan, Ray, Marley Rm 4, Kosta, Ida, Anora, Shekinah, Irene, Theo W Rm 5,  Mihai, Hanna, Teo, Maia, Quinn, Isaac Rm 6, George, Jaxon Rm 7, Eliza M, Serena R Rm 8, Sophie, Liam Rm 9, Ella, Oliver Rm 12, Rosie, Freddie Rm 13, Bailey, Isobel Rm 14, Indigo, Milla Rm 15, Charlie, Jane Rm 16, Reeve, Nina Rm 17, Zeke, Gary Rm 18, Maxi, Avleen Rm 19, Evan, Neva Rm 20 Greta, Leo Rm 21, Hunter, Megan Rm 22, Isaiah, Alan Rm 23, Levi, Isaac Rm 24, Ollie, Sadie Rm 25, Finn, Ruby Rm 26, Max, Jeni-Belle Rm 27  Ka pai!!


MEETINGS –  The next B.O.T Meeting will be held on Wednesday 30th March @ 7pm. This meeting will be held online.   The next New Parent Meeting will be held on Monday 14th March @ 9.15am in the staffroom.

MARCH ROLL RETURN – On Tuesday 1st March 2022 we are required by the Ministry of Education to complete a roll count of all students. This is to confirm the numbers enrolled at every school in New Zealand. If your child was absent on Tuesday 1st March 2022, and you didn’t inform us in writing, please ensure you complete an absentee form via our website, or you can send a note or email to the school office with an explanation for their absence – [email protected]. Thank you!

TORBAY SCHOOL SPORTS HOODIE ORDER – If your child plays sports for the school and you would like to purchase one they will be available to purchase from Friday 4th March from the online shop under the sports tab.  Orders will be closing on Friday 1st April @ 3pm. This is the first order for 2022. These hoodies can be worn at any Torbay School sports event (Rippa, Netball Tournaments etc) but not as a replacement for our school uniform.

SCHOLASTIC LUCKY BOOK ORDERS – ISSUE 1 – Lucky Book Club Order Forms have closed. Books will be sent home with your child once they arrive. 

2022/23 ENROLMENTS – If your child or someone you know has a child who lives in the Torbay School zone and who is turning 5 this year please urgently complete an enrolment application (available from our website or at the school office).

CHANGE OF DETAILS – If you have moved house or have new contact details, or if your child has a new medical condition or older issues which have changed or are no longer a problem, please advise us so we can update our records.


SCHOOL ABSENCES – Please remember to contact the school office if your child is going to be absent from school.

You can do this by one of the following:

HATS & SUNBLOCK- Hats are now compulsory for students to play outside in the playground.  Please ensure all hats are named. New school hats are available from Janbells in Mairangi Bay and the school office.  The weather has been so hot and sunny this summer, please remember to sunblock your child/ren before school. Thank you for being SunSmart!

YEAR 5 CAMP – All  forms are now overdue. Please complete the Consent form along with the YCMA form asap.  If you need support with filling these out please contact Renee Heasley at [email protected]

ROOM 13  Exploring Picasso self-portraits, Having success with exploring numbers, Learning our school karakia with Whaea Jen, Settling into our class routines and making friends.


Whānau Rangitoto have been learning about metamorphosis as part of our Wā Kitea.  Here are some of the amazing creations Room 3 & 4 made to share their learning on life cycles.


Check out Room 7 solving one of our morning Maths problems. They are using tools and writing down/ drawing all the strategies they could use to solve the problem.




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