We are excited to share with you that we have appointed a new Principal for our school: Bevan Verryt.

An email was sent to all parents at lunchtime today.

Following a rigorous recruitment process with four exceptional candidates, the Board unanimously agreed that Bevan stood out as having the skills, passion, motivation and personality to lead our school into a successful future.

Bevan joins us from his fifth year as Principal at Birkenhead Primary, where he has spearheaded some important changes and achievements including impressive improved learning statistics post-Covid, a highly engaged school community and a beautifully presented environment for learning.
Most importantly we believe Bevan is the right fit for our school and we know he is as excited as we are for you all to meet him and experience his boundless energy and dedication to community and holistic education.  In his spare time Bevan can be found racing cars, surfing, playing football and beautifying the school gardens.
We hope you’ll join us in giving Bevan the warmest of welcomes when he starts on 29th May (Term 2, Week 6). He’ll see you at the busbay!
Acting Principal

We’d also like to extend our gratitude to Deputy Principal Patricia Meder who has agreed to step up into temporary Principal duties to fill the gap when Rachael Taylor leaves us at the end of Term 1. We are in the safest of hands with Patricia who knows the students and school operations inside out and will ensure everything runs smoothly and that we enjoy a seamless handover process. This temporary appointment will take place from the beginning of Term 2.

Kim Daji

Presiding Member on behalf of the school board


Welcome to our new students!

Rena, Sandy, Finn

Welcome to Harmony Week

It’s about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone.​
Keep an eye on emails from your child’s classroom teacher for exciting things happening this week!

Lost Property

Our lost property bins in Room 22 (adjacent to the Hall) are almost full (with lots of swimming gears too). Please come and have a look if your child is missing any item. These bins will be cleared out at the end of the term.


A silver necklace, Karen Walker and has a circular pendant on it.

Please call 0220290745

Eskdale School Fundraiser

Friday 24 March – BAKE SALE, Y4-6 students are invited to bring to school some baking to sell. Please could baking be single use and in a container that will not come home…all students bring coins to school to purchase baking, all money raised will go to Eskdale School. The bake sale will occur in parts throughout the day so all students Y0-6 can look and purchase without long queues!

Thanks in advance for your support!

Mrs Rogers and her team!

Second Hand Uniform Sales will Pause in Term 2

Due to the many logistics involved in moving NE Central into the new building, removing those prefabs from the field and subsequently refurbishing 11 classrooms, we will be halting the second hand uniform shop for term two until we have a permanent space to use. We encourage parents to utilise the next few weeks to get any winter uniform they may need before we close down for term two. We will reopen in term three!

Last day for sales will be Monday 3 April.

Sports News

Important Sporting Dates for the Calendar

Monday 20 March- Year 2 Winter Netball registrations open
Tuesday 21 March- Year 5&6 Winter netball registrations close
Wednesday 22 March– Year 5&6 Winter Netball Trials- Trial One
Thursday 23 March- Year 3&4 Winter netball registrations close
Friday 24 March– Year 5&6 Winter Netball Trials- Trial Two
Tuesday 28 March- Year 3-6 Winter hockey registrations close
Thursday 30 March- Year 2 Winter Netball registrations close


Year 3-6 Winter Hockey
Registrations for year 3-6 winter hockey are now open. An information letter with all the necessary details was emailed to all families in years 3-6. A copy of the letter can also be found on the school website under the Sports tab. Click on the Sports Information Letter 2023 link. Please note that the last day to register is next Tuesday 28 March.


Year 2 Winter Netball
Registrations for year 2 winter hockey are now open. An information letter with all the necessary details will be emailed to all families in year 2 today. A copy of the letter can also be found on the school website under the Sports tab. Click on the Sports Information Letter 2023 link. Please note that the last day to register is next Thursday 30 March.

Players needed – Bbasketball

Year 2 Tuesday Basketball- Extra players needed
Our year 2 basketball team that plays in the Tuesday afternoon Harbour Basketball league is looking for two extra players. If you would like to join the team, please email Keri Maunder on [email protected].nz

Community Notices

Boost your inner curiosity and creativity by examing amazing scientific inventions. Discover how chemicals can be combined to create amazing reactions. Make elephant toothpaste by experimenting with different materials. Mix liquids to form your own gooey flubber. Become a scientific magician and make cups disappear. Join out April”OOEY, GOOEY, SCIENCE holiday programme, it is going to be amazing! Pick from our two locations in North Shore.

Order ezlunch for delivery from Monday 27 March to Thursday 6 April and go in the draw to WIN a Lego Creator 3-in-1 White Rabbit. The winner will be drawn on Thursday 6 April 2023 and be notified by phone and/or email. Every lunch order gets another chance to win. Go to to start ordering.