Newsletter 21st June 2022

Levin East School


Kia ora tātou,

Firstly a huge thank you for your understanding as we try to maintain consistent staffing across the school. Sometimes this is beyond our control, and while it is not our preferred option, we must make some last-minute changes. We have an excellent staff and a group of relievers who fit well. Our children are well cared for and their learning continues.

Speaking of staffing, in Term 3 we will be welcoming two new staff. Whaea Jenn Perkin will take on the Room 21 teaching role when Whaea Emma takes parental leave, and Miss Erin Smith will take on the Room 5 role - Miss Comeskey also taking parental leave.

Also on the staffing topic, thank you from the Board to those who have completed the survey around what you value in your next principal. The Board continue to work in this space and the position will be advertised next term.

A quick note that we will be holding a lockdown drill on Thursday as part of our regular health and safety practices. This will be discussed with our tamariki so they are aware of the reason we practise and their responsibilities during that time.

Finally, what a wonderful opportunity we have this week to celebrate Matariki. There are many activities happening at school and in the community. I will be keen to hear the celebration stories from our tamariki next Monday. Mānawatia a Matariki.

Have a great week, and stay safe, warm and well.

Ngā mihi

Rikki Sheterline

3-Way Conference Bookings

These will be held from 10:00am to 5:00pm on Monday 4th July and from 3:20pm to 5:20pm on Tuesday 5th July.

To book, please go to and enter the code mx9sp or

click here:

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Whānau House Placings for Term 2 Week 7

1st: Good Whānau House

2nd: Douds Whānau House

3rd: May Whānau House

4th: Murray Whānau House

Congratulations: GOOD Whānau House, winners last week.

Spare Clothing

With the change of seasons upon us and the weather becoming colder and wetter it may pay for some students to have spare clothing in their bags for times of need.

Also, if you have any pants or trackies for children 8 and under that you could donate to us, we would really appreciate it.


As healthy lunches are provided for every student, every day, we no longer take lunch orders at the office. The shop is also unable to deliver lunches to school.


A reminder that the Board of Trustee elections are in September. If you are interested in the Board's work or in standing for the Board, please come in and see Mrs Barnard or Mrs Mulholland.


  • Friday 24th June: Matariki Holiday (School closed)
  • Monday 27th June: Board of Trustees hui 6:00pm
  • Tuesday 28th June: Waiopehu College WHAT Show (Māhuri and Te Whanake)
  • Wednesday 29th June: Interschool Swimming Carnival (9:30 - 12:30)
  • Friday 1st July: Kapahaka performance at te Takeretanga o kura-hau-pō (evening)
  • Monday 4th July: Teacher Only Day - school closed for 3-way conferences
  • Tuesday 5th July: 3-way conferences after school
  • Thursday 7th July: WHanau House Movie and Popcorn celebration
  • Friday 8th July: Term 2 ends (2:50pm - normal time)
  • Monday 25th July: Term 3 starts (pōwhiri at 9:15am)


If your child/ren are absent from school please let us know by either:

Telephoning the office on 06 3687494 and leaving a message on the absence line.


Texting: 021 1286225 or via the Levin East School App

Thank you.


Have you downloaded the Hero by Linc-Ed app?

This is how you access your child/ren’s reporting information.

We also use this app to keep you up to date with our community notices. Download ‘Hero by Linc-Ed’ at the app store and let us know if you need help from there.

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TERM 2: 2 May - 8 July

TERM 3: 25 July - 30 September

TERM 4: 17 October - 15 December