Newsletter 1, Term 1 2020


Welcome back to Bava in 2020 to new and old students alike!

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome to our new and old families to Bava International School for 2020 School Year! I hope everybody had a restful break and enjoyed a wonderful holiday period! We are so happy to serve you all again this year. We have been trying to get a formal newsletter out by last week but unfortunately due to the unforeseen flood circumstances we were unable to! Total focus was given to the restoration and cleaning efforts to get back the school in order. All is back to normal and thank you for your understanding. This is a brief update on some specific requirements.

Play/Pre’s painting footprints

Play/Pre’s wearing their big ears

Look at how cute their ears are!

1. Term One Duration

11 Weeks from 27 January – 10 April. Details to follow in the next newsletter.

2. Valentine’s Day

This special event is tomorrow, Friday 14 February! Children are busy making beautiful cards to bring home to their loved parents and guardians.

3. School Times

7:30am – 2:30pm, Monday to Thursday. School Uniforms must be worn on these days. Friday is only half a day, with pick up at 12pm. Friday is our designated Sports Day and sports uniforms must be worn.

4. Meals & Transport Services

Both are available but fees apply. Consult Mrs Tione at the front desk for more info.

5. School Uniforms

Waiting for the latest order to arrive. Please be patient as they are coming from overseas.

6. Library and Swimming programs

These will resume soon and you will be notified beforehand.

Looks like we caught him “red handed”!

Happy to be at school with big smiles!

The new fence constructed along Taurama Rd

7. Staff Allocation

The staff at Bava consists of the following:


  • Playschool – Mrs Matui
  • Preschool – Ms Heagi
  • Teacher Assisting – Ms Rutera


  • Prep/Grade 1 Combined (but separated for
    specialised subjects in Maths, Science and Phonics)
    – Mrs Mea & Mr Gari


  • Grades 2-4 Cluster – Mr Mea (head teacher)


  • Principal – Ms Daro
  • Registrar/Secretary – Mrs Tione


  • Security – Mr Tom Mahuta
  • Transport – Mr Mark Tione


  • Ms Rutera (in rotation with class teachers.)
    *Please ensure your child has a library bag!
8. Term One School Fees

Any outstanding must be settled by end of this month. Thank you.

Another flood! Staff were quick to act!

Floodwater inundated the entire school

Cleaners were here the next day to freshen up

School Hours

Please note the school hours below. Kindly ensure your children are dropped off and picked up in the prescribed periods. Late pickups will incur fees.

Gate Opens For Drop Off: 7:30 – 8:00 AM ONLY
(This is a “Free Play Period” an important time for all children to intermingle).

Assembly/Sharing Time: 8:00 – 8:30 AM

Morning Tea Break: 10:00 – 10:20 AM

Lunch Break: 11:50 – 12:30 PM

Rest Time For Play/Preschool: 12:30 – 1:45 PM

Home Time/Pick Up: 2:30 – 3:00 PM
(After 3pm, late fees apply)

Gates and School Close: 4:00 PM

*FRIDAYS (Half Day): Students to be picked up by 12:00 PM
(After 1pm, late fees apply)

Hope you enjoy some of these photos of your children. There will be more in the next detailed Newsletter from the classrooms. Kindly read to familiarise yourselves with the requirements from the school. Again, a big welcome to the Bava family and Happy Valentine’s Day to you all! See you all at the school!

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