Newsletter - Term 3 Week 10

Friday, 1st October 2021


Kia ora koutou,

Wow! What a fantastic week we have just had celebrating bookweek. Today - coming to school dressed as a book character is one of the highlights of the year for many of our students. A big thank you must go to Mrs Crawford for organising the week's activities.

Next term will again be a busy time for us all with Pet Day, sporting events and getting ready for our end of year celebrations. Once we hear next week what the plan for the country is in terms of Alert Levels we will be able to send out more definite information regarding Pet Day.

I hope all the students have a well deserved rest over the next two weeks and come back to school refreshed and ready to learn.

Nga mihi,

Simon Bell

Positive Behaviour Tau Cards - Week 10

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Spinning Wheel Lucky Draw

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Teacher Only Day - Friday 22nd October

Last Day of School & Prize giving 2021 - Thursday 16th December

2022 - Term dates

Term 1 - Tuesday 8th February - Thursday 14th April

Term 2 - Monday 2nd May - Friday 8th July

Term 3 - Monday 25th July - Friday 30th September

Term 4 - Monday 17th October - Thursday 15th December (Prize Giving and last day)

Book Fair Thanks

I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who supported our school book fair again this year.

It was a hugely successful fair with a total of approx $3500 in sales. This gives the library just over $1000 in which to purchase new books for our students. Once again thank you very much for your continued support.

Julie Quinn

Book Week Parade


Madison Heta winning the Year 7/8 Southland Speech Competition. Congratulations and well done Maddison


Fishing Trip Gone Wrong

A rip started pulling them out to sea. “Aaaaaaa!” said Pua.
“Stay calm,” said Uncle. “The lifeguard is going to save us, ok!”

said uncle.

“A ha,” said Pua.

We have no lifeguards. So they swam out of the rip and started to swim to land.

When they got to land they were as wet as a wet dog. They saw someone in a stool so that went over. The stool manager was Sally. She sells sea-shells at the seashore. She asked if they wanted to buy a shell?

“No thanks,'' replied Uncle.

Pua still had the sword. He felt it would come in handy. Uncle said we will have to walk through the dark dense bush.”

It was like hunting. But with a sword.

‘Slash!’ the sword slices through the leaves. They got to the bridge of death; it was as skinny as a rope and it was so unstable, It swade side to side as they crept over. Uncle slipped but caught the rope just in time. The koala crawled the rest of the way across. Soon they were back on track.

‘5 min later.’ They were running for their lives. They were being chased by a saber tooth tiger.

‘Stomp!’ An elephant stomps on them. They were crushed.

By Matthew Kelly

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Below are the teams for Touch for Term 4. We are still looking for parents/coach/helper for the Yr 1 & 2 team. If you are available please email Dianne at

First game is Monday 1st November.

Entry fee of $23 is payable to the school office or online.

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Winton Football Summer Football League

Enquiries and team entries can be made by contacting Individuals without a team can also make contact to be placed in a team. Adults (yr9 upwards) $100 per team; juniors (yr6-8 and yr1-5) $10 per player. All teams have two games each night, junior games start at 5.30pm and adults start at 6.30pm. First day Thursday 21 Oct, last playing day Thursday 9 Dec. Venue: Moore’s Reserve, Winton.

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