Junior School Swimming Lessons in Term 4

Updated: Sep 24, 2021

On Tuesdays in Term 4, all junior classes (Ahoaho, Kākahi, Pātangatanga and Manaia) will be going to Little Makos in Berhampore for their school swimming lessons.


On the first day of swimming, each child is swim-tested by pool instructors, then placed in groups according to their swimming ability.


Swimming starts on Tuesday 19 October, no swimming on Tuesday 26 October as this is a Teacher Only Day. The last swimming date will be Tuesday 30 November. The children receive 6 lessons in total.


All children will travel by bus to and from Little Makos. The bus will come 15-20 minutes before the lesson to give the children time to change.


The cost of these lessons and the bus is $35.00. Please pay on Kindo. An emailed Kindo prompt will come to you.


Please ensure that children have their swimming gear (togs, towel, cap, goggles) in a named bag, ready for each swim session. Children with long hair must have their hair tied up and wear a swim cap. All the children need a swimming hat at Little Makos. You can buy one for $5 or they have some you can borrow at the lessons.


You will be sent a reminder alert via the SchoolApp the night before.


Any queries please contact your child’s GG teacher or Alice Domett Doyle alice@islandbay.school.nz


Parent help would be fantastic. If you can help, please let your child’s GG teacher know. Parents are welcome to watch swim sessions and help children get changed. However, to meet our Health and Safety obligations, parents must be police vetted if they are to enter the changing rooms.




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