BOT Elections Important Notice for voters

ALL VOTES are due in to the school by noon next Friday 7 June to be counted as valid.

As NZ Post can no longer guarantee that all envelopes will be post marked. For those envelopes that are not post marked, returning officers will not have any evidence that the envelope has been posted before noon on election day.

Lockdown drill Completed

We have completed our lock down drill and all students, staff and persons on-site are safely accounted for.  Everyone did extremely well and responded to instructions.  A notice will be going out to parents/caregivers tonight to provide some more information about our emergency lock down procedures.

I would like to personally thank you for your support while we conduct these practices and for respecting our procedures for emergency response.

Kind regards – Raj Dullabh, Principal

Lockdown Drill in progress

Conifer Grove School is conducting a lock down drill.  This is how you will be notified in the first instance, should a lock down occur at the school.  Please do not come to the school or phone the school as you will not be attended to.  Your assistance and cooperation are appreciated.  All further updates will be provided on the school website

CGS Board of Trustees Parent Elections

Nominations are invited for the election of five (5) parent representatives to the board of trustees.  A nomination form and a notice calling for nominations will be posted to all eligible voters.  You can nominate another person to stand as a candidate, or you can nominate yourself. Both parts of the form must be signed.  Additional nomination forms can be obtained from the school office or by emailing the returning officer below.  Nominations close at noon on 24 May 2019 and may be accompanied by a signed candidate statement and photograph.


The voting roll is open for inspection at the school and can be viewed during normal school hours. There will also be a list of candidates’ names, as they come to hand, for inspection at the school.  Voting closes at noon on 7 June 2019.


J Laing, Returning Officer

Vigil 6pm Tonight

Thank you to our community for their overwhelming generosity to our recent mufti day with $1269 raised to help the the family. Mr Dullabh, Mr Hussein, Sophie and Seth visited Dad yesterday. Dad was amazed by our generosity and well wishes.
A reminder a vigil will be held this evening at 6pm at Evanda Cres School Gates. You are welcome to attend and bring flowers, cards, etc if you wish.

In Response to Christchurch

Dear Parents/Caregivers,

In the wake of the tragic events from Friday in Christchurch our thoughts go out the those affected. We feel it is important to inform you of the week ahead. We will look to keep the days as normal as possible, so students can be back to normal routines so they will feel safe and secure. Later in the week, the school will look to have a mufti day with proceeds going to support the people affected.

Many of our students will know of the event and students will deal with this in many different ways. Teachers will not be bringing up the subject in class. However, if any questions may arise at school, teachers will be using the Ministry of Education Guidelines and responding age appropriately to their questions. Whilst not shutting students down we will avoid full class discussions.

We have attached the guidelines from the Ministry and other helpful resources from EAP services. below are some articles and supporting material if you wish to talk to your children.
https://www.theparentingplace. com/how-to-talk-about/world- trauma/
Tips for parents and educators – Ministry of Education
Helping children deal with Trauma – Ministry of Health
Talking to children about terrorism and trauma- Children’s Commissioner Facebook Page

We value our community and the home school links, if you have information that you would like to share please email the classroom teacher directly.

The school does have a Lockdown Procedure and if the school should go into lockdown, parents will be informed by the school website, school app and email if possible. The notification will provide relevant instructions at the time.

Thank you for working with us as we hope to keep things as normal as possible for our students.

Ngā mihi
Raj Dullabh
Conifer Grove School

Phone: 09-299 7490
0800 CGCALL (0800 242255)
“Learning for a Lifetime”