School News

Incredible Years Parenting Programme

Dear Parents

Ministry of Education – Special Education, and several NGOs are working together to provide the Incredible Years Parenting Programme throughout this district in the first half of 2015. We understand that you are thinking about attending an Incredible Years Programme with us. Here is some information for you.

Incredible Years is a programme that helps with the day to day difficulties in parenting children (aged 3 – 8 years old) with challenging behaviour. It is run as a group. Incredible […]

OCS Signmee info for parents

Dear Parents/Caregivers and Whānau

This year we are moving towards electronic communication using the new Signmee™ communications management system. This system is web based, so it can be accessed on the Internet using a web browser such as Internet Explorer or Google Chrome.

Signmee™ works in a similar manner to email. Parents/guardians have a personal account linked to the school account. Through this personal account you will be able to receive and respond to school communications. Like email, Signmee™ lets you open […]

School Newsletter 1 2015

9th February 2015

Dear Parent/Caregiver

Welcome back to Oxford Crescent School for 2015. We are sure everyone benefited from such a fantastic summer – we hope there is some more good weather still to come.

We have had a great start to the school year and nearly all our students have started with their schoolbooks. Thank you – it certainly makes for an organised start to the school year as students are taught how their books are to be set out in the […]

School newsletter No. 21

21st October 2014

 Dear Parents/Caregivers

Welcome back to all our families.  We hope everyone enjoyed a fun filled and relaxing holiday.

Civil Defence Centre

We recently met with an emergency management advisor from the Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO). We asked for the meeting to clarify the school’s position re being a civil defence centre. Please read the information carefully as we believe there is a lot of misinformation in the community about the role of civil defence centres.


‘People are unsure of the difference between a Civil Defence Centre and an Emergency Assistance […]

School Newsletter No. 20/2014

Dear Parents/Caregivers

Kapa Haka

Thank you to those parents and caregivers who supported the Kapa Haka Group on Wednesday.

We were very proud to see our senior syndicate perform on stage in front of a full house.  They did very well and although many had a few nerves the performance was wonderful.

Well done – thank you to Darcy Solia and Sandra Feeney for their work with our students and to the teachers who supported and organised the event.

Reminder –  Term 4 starts 13th October […]

School Newsletter No. 19/2014

Dear Parents and Caregivers

Personal Information Update for Students

We review our emergency plans annually. These plans cover emergencies such as earthquakes, fires, floods and lockdowns (necessary when an intruder is in the school).

In the case of a civil defence emergency at the school we will endeavour to assemble on the playing fields.

Staff will be positioned at the front of the school and on the fields. Remember to be as calm as possible when picking up your child/ren. It helps to keep […]

School Newsletter No. 18/2014

Dear Parents/Caregivers

Kapa Haka – Upper Hutt Schools Cultural Festival is on Wednesday 24th September at Lane Park. Our Oxford Crescent Kapa Haka group is scheduled to perform at 10.30am.

Dress Rehearsal Assembly Kapa Haka and Artsplash Choir Performance –     We have combined a performance of the songs sung by the Choir at Artsplash and a dress rehearsal for the Kapa Haka group on Tuesday 23rd September in our school hall. Parents and caregivers are welcome to attend. We will start at […]

School Newsletter No. 17/2014

Dear Parents/Caregivers

Maths Evening

Thank you to everyone who came to our Maths Evening which was held during Maths Week. We were thrilled with the positive feedback from those who attended – both students and their parents/caregivers. We had nearly 100 keen mathematicians working on mathematical games and activities. Wonderful       support from our school community.

Parent Information Evening

The New Entrant and Year 1 teachers held a very successful ‘Introduction to School’ evening meeting for parents and grandparents last week. Again a worthwhile activity […]

School Newsletter No. 16/2014

Dear Parents/Caregivers

A Reminder

This week is Maths Week. Tonight we are holding a Maths event in the hall from 5.30pm-6.30pm. It is an opportunity to “have a go” at some of the activities our students use during Maths. Please join us we would love to see you there. All family members welcome.

Senior Clubs – The Block

The Block would appreciate any donations of offcuts of timber or plywood for the students to use for their building projects. They are also in need […]

School Newsletter No. 15/2014

Dear Parents/Caregivers

Welcome back to all our students, we hope everyone enjoyed the holiday break. Please ensure that all students are dressed appropriately for the winter term. Slippers may be kept at school for use in the classroom. Remember to also check that your child/ren have a change of clothing in their bag at all times. We often have to call parents/caregivers for clean/dry clothing when students have been out playing in the grounds.

Pak’nSave ‘Cash for Schools’ Group B Results

Week ending […]