School Newsletter- 1st of October

Endeavour School - October the 1st, 2021

A Message From Mrs Campbell

Tēnā koutou, Greetings Everyone,

It is with mixed emotions that I say my final farewells to the Endeavour School community today.

I have had a touching few days with a great staff & BOT farewell event on Wednesday afternoon and a wonderful series of “progressive farewell assemblies’ in each Learning Community on Thursday morning (Covid Level 2 style). I loved receiving the messages from the students about how they view me as an Endeavour Explorer, Thinker & Citizen! Their singing, speeches and performances blew me away.

I’d like to take this opportunity to express some heartfelt thank yous:

  • To the amazing students of Endeavour school, for all the fun & exciting learning we’ve had together over the past 6 years!

  • To all the Endeavour parents and caregivers for your support & encouragement, for entrusting me to be a leader of the school and to care for your children

  • To our outstanding Leadership Team;

  1. Kylee Edwards has been incredible in her role as Deputy Principal this term, I’m very grateful for all of her support & wisdom.
  2. Liz Harrison & Debbie Thorpe for all that they do every day for the staff and students as our wonderful Associate Principals of Learning.
  3. Derek Castle, Amy Harding & Erica Stewart for the great job they perform as mentors and Team Leaders across Endeavour.
  • To all the incredibly talented teaching staff who truly make Endeavour School such a special place to live and learn

  • To our phenomenal Admin Team for all the ways that they work on systems and organisation which assist us all to do our jobs for our students & parents

  • To our fabulous Support Staff/ Teacher Aides whose dedication and care for our kids is greatly appreciated

  • To Nige, our tireless caretaker & our beautiful cleaners Vanessa & Rosalee who keep our school environment safe and clean

I’m really going to miss everyone.

But… the kids tell me I’m an Endeavour Explorer, I’m excited to be beginning a new chapter in my career as Principal of Newstead School and I’ll carry forward with me all the love, friendships, connections and learning I’ve gained during my 6 years at Endeavour School.

The Endeavour BOT have been working very hard through the process of appointing a new Principal and Deputy Principal. I know whoever they select is a lucky person to be inheriting such a great school! During Term 4 Tony Mangan will be the Caretaker Principal and Debbie Thorpe will be Acting Deputy Principal so you are in great hands.

Thank you everyone!!

Ngā mihi


Mrs Campbell's Gift to Endeavour School - Feijoa Trees!

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Upcoming Events

  • 18 October - First Day of Term 4
  • 19-22 October - Year 5 Camp
  • 26 -29 October - Year 6 Camp

Purchase Your Childs 2022 Stationary Today!

As you will not yet know which Learning Community your child will be a part of in 2022, we have taken the stress out of stationery shopping and made it possible for you to simply click and pay for an Endeavour School Stationery Pack now, while we do the work for you later! We will sort each stationery order out, appropriate for your child's 2022 Learning Community, making sure your child/ren have what they need to start in Term 1!

Purchase your Endeavour School hat today!

Summer is fast approaching and hats are a compulsory in Term 4 and Term 1

Please check and make sure you have one, and if not, please order a new one through the online school shop here

What's Been Happening?

See You Soon Mrs Atkinson!

The end of this term comes with the bittersweet task of saying "see you soon" to Mrs Olivia Atkinson. Olivia and her husband Rory are due to welcome their first child - a wee boy - in early November. We know you will be amazing parents to your lucky little man.
Olivia has worked in the Taupiri Team (Years 5 and 6) for just over two years. She has built strong relationships with many tamariki and their whaanau, as well as with her colleagues.
We will miss having Olivia's strength, commitment and hard working attitude at Endeavour School while she is on maternity leave. We can't wait to have her back with us once her leave has finished.
We also can't wait to meet her little man, and look forward to the visits.

Olivia, from all of us at Endeavour School, best wishes and good luck.

Ka whaangaia, ka tipu, ka puawai

Nurture the seed and it will grow, then blossom.

Senior Camp Tent Preperation!

In the Taupiri team we have been preparing hard for camp. We are very excited to be going! We worked with some Rototuna Junior High students and staff to learn how to put up the tents we will use on survival night. Thanks for your help Rototuna Junior School!

Cheesecake Festival - Endeavour Comes Out On Top!

Thank you for all the community support we received for "The Rocher", Endeavour's entry in the Cheesecake Festival! We were the winning school! This meant that we received a $500 book voucher for the school! Woohoo!
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Amazing Student Work - Well Done Mya W From LC3 !

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Community Notices

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