Assembly This Week

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Term 2, Week 3

This week in assembly we celebrated Pink Shirt Day.  Celebrated annually around the world, Pink Shirt Day began in Canada in 2007, when two students took a stand against bullying, mobilising their whole school, after a peer was bullied for wearing a pink shirt.  We have celebrated Pink Shirt Day in New Zealand since 2009. Staff celebrated this day by wearing pink to school today.


Pink Shirt Day

Deacon Brill received his Interschool Swimming participation certificate.

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The St Columbus Cub and Scout group came up at assembly.  They told us some exciting things they do as a Cub/Scout troop, which include camping, hiking and earning badges.  They are fundraising and have organised a night at the movies, showing Finding Dory.  Information on this is available at the school office.

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These cool Aberdeen Students received Cool Clan Kid certificates at assembly this week.  They have been recognised for their awesome attitudes in our playgrounds at lunch time.

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Assembly This Week

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Road Patrollers

Term 2, Week 2

This week at assembly we sang a school song Individuality, that we have been learning for New Zealand Sign Language week.  NZ Sign is 3rd official language in New Zealand.

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Our Road Patrollers, Emily and Isaac received their certificates for their consistent performance while keeping us safe when crossing the road.

Road Patrollers

These awesome Aberdeen School students received “Cool Clan Kids certificates”. These students exhibited outstanding Aberdeen School values out in our playground.

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Assembly This Week

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Road Patrol

Term 2, Week 1

We celebrated some of our sporting excellence this week, with Hayley and Aria receiving their certificates for placing in the Interschool Triathlon event held last term.

Hayley and Aria Interschool Triathlon

The students who participated at Interschool Swimming also received their placing and participation certificates.

Interschool Swimming

This week Mrs Parkes celebrated excellence with our Road Patrollers receiving their certificates for consistently ensuring they go on duty on the correct days, and perform their duties on road patrol to a high level of excellence.  Well Done.

Road Patrol

Our Clan Leaders presented their “Cool Clan Kids certificates”. These students exhibited awesome Aberdeen School values out in our playground.

Cool Clan Kids

Anzac Day

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Aberdeen Clan Leaders, Dhruv (Bruce) and Riley (Duncan) with our BOT Chairperson, Lieutenant Colonel Olly Te Ua, Commanding Officer 3/6 Battalion RNZIR and Capt. Thomas the 3/6 Battalion Adjutant after this mornings civic service at Memorial Park. Our clan leaders represented the school by laying a wreath on the cenotaph as part of today’s ANZAC service.

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Student Council 2016

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Year 4 and 5 reps

Since it’s the beginning of a new year, we thought we’d remind you what the student council does.  We are a group of Aberdeen students.  Six of us make up the executive and our job is to run the student council.  We also have some year 4 and year 5 representatives, who will help us gather information around the school, and complete projects.  The other members of the student council are our wonderful clan leaders.

Last year, some of the projects that the student council completed were: Junior sports at lunchtime, wet lunchtime monitors, getting a bike obstacle course built and getting a friendship seat built.  This year we have lots and lots of great ideas that we think will help make our school an even better place to be in! We will be placing a suggestion box in the Year 6 foyer, where you too can put in any suggestions that you think will help make our school a better place. This will start in Term 2.

Student Council Executive, Class Representatives and Clan Leaders.

Student Council, Exec, Class Reps and Clan Leaders

Student Council Executive

L-R, Harrison, Shelby, Kennedy, Gemma, Ella and Thomas
Student Council Executive

Class Representatives

L-R, Year 5 Matthew and Emmerson. Year 4 Amina and Mia.
Year 4 and 5 reps

Assembly This Week

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Term 1, Week 10

This week we celebrated Cambodian New Year at assembly.  We were fortunate to have a monk come to visit us and share about the significance of the holiday for the Cambodian people.

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We were introduced to our Aberdeen School Student Council for 2016 and they received their badges, Kennedy and Gemma gave us a quick reminder of what the Student Council role is.

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We celebrated the success of three of our road patrollers, Joshua, Harrison and Kaes who help keep us safe while crossing the road.


It was a sad day for Aberdeen School and Room 12 as we farewelled Megan Campbell who leaves us to take up a position at Endeavour School.


Today signalled the end of term 1, and to mark this occasion Mrs Pogai got everyone up on their feet dancing to ‘Better when I’m dancing’ by Meghan Trainor. Teachers, parents and students joined in, and everyone left with a huge smile on their face.

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Assembly This Week

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Zirka Circus 5

Term 1, Week 10

This week at assembly we were lucky to have some Zirka Circus performers come to showcase some of their talents.  The students learnt that these kids performing were 9, 10 and 11 years old, and had been training since they were 5.

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We celebrated Ruby’s success in the swimming pool, where she has won many medals at her latest swim meet.

Ruby - Swimming

A huge congratulations to our Top School Games Team, who came 2nd in the Year 5/6 competition at Te Kowhai School last weekend. The Year 6 students involved were: Angelina, Rachel, Gemma, Hayley, Maydelle, Chariza, Scout, Harrison, Kydisci, Jamie, Thomas, and Jackson. These students represented the school amazingly, with wonderful sporting prowess, cooperation, teamwork, and sportsmanship.

Top School Games

Kydisci and Shelton were rewarded for their excellent performance while out on road patrol helping our students safely cross the road.

Road Patrollers

The last of our Aberdeen School Triathlon certificates were presented.


Road Safety Puppet Show

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On Tuesday Aberdeen School had Dan the puppet man come visit us, to share some helpful tips on road safety.  Year 1-3 students heard about the importance of stop, look and listen when crossing the road and about wearing your safety belt at all times.  They thoroughly enjoyed this show, and it was an excellent medium to get the message across.

Here are a few pictures from the year 1-3 show.

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Mufti Day Friday 8th April

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The Aberdeen School Student Council is holding a mufti day this Friday 8th April to raise funds for projects throughout the year.  The Student Council is a student-led committee, made up of year 4-6 students, who set up initiatives that benefit students of our school.

Please support the Student Council by wearing your favourite outfit to school and bringing along a gold coin donation.

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