Balclutha Primary School - T3 Wk 3
Newsletter 12 August 2022
Welcome to Week 3.
This week has been a very active one with the Sports Activator here on Monday, Room 3 participating in a futsal tournament on Tuesday and Cross Country on Wednesday.
All of the children have been practicing hard for cross country and it was fantastic to have parents able to come along and support the effort that the children have put in for this event. Although it was chilly, it was a great morning out.
With all of these terrible bugs floating around, please make sure you send your children with a jacket and hat. Although it is chilly, we encourage the children to be outside getting fresh air and have regular oustide "brain breaks" throughout the day. By having 'fresh air breaks', children are able to be more focused and feel brighter.
As we know, winter bugs are still around. Therefore, it is important that we continue to be diligent with our hygiene practices and monitor ourselves and our students for signs of illness. Students and staff who are unwell need to stay away from school to avoid spreading their illness to others.
Have a fabulous and restful weekend
Nga mihi nui
Teacher Only Day - Monday 29th August
Children who have not "opted in" to Religious Instruction, are still required to come to school as normal and will take part in a values programme with their teacher during that time.
Relationships and Sexuality Programme
See the link below for the years 5 - 8 programme outline.
Whānau and School Update
Well done to all the children, teachers and helpers who participated in the cross country. What an awesome effort.
A big THANK YOU to Silver Fern Farms for kindly donating the sausages for everyone to enjoy after the cross country. They were a huge success!!!
Thank you to the parents and grandparents for helping out on the bbq. This was very much appreciated.
SAVE THE DATE!!!
BPS House and Garden Tour - Sunday 6th November 2022
If you would like tickets to the House and Garden Tour, the tickets are $45 per person and include lunch and afternoon tea.
Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep safe and let's be kind to each other :-)
Sara Sutherland and Carleigh Frisby
Whanau and School Co-Presidents
2022 Sport News
Year 1/2 Basketball
Session 1 3:30 court 2
Session 2 4:00 court 2
Year 3/4 Hockey
BPS Blue vs BPS Purple 3:30 court 3
BPS Green vs Warepa Eagles 5:30 court 4
BPS/Kai vs Warepa Smashers 5:00 court 5
Netball photos will be held at lunchtime on Wednesday 24th August
BPS Netball Prize-giving 2022
24th August at 3.30pm BPS school hall
All players family and friends welcome
Uniforms to be returned at prize giving please
Any questions please let Tara know 0273807603.
Physical Activity Leaders
Our PALS students had a great time running a game on Thursday at lunch time. It was great to see so many smiles and laughs. Every Thursday at 12:45pm the PALS will run a game to include all students.
Cross country was a very enjoyable day. Well done to everyone and a huge thank you to the Whanau and School for the sausage sizzle. It was great to see so many parents and caregivers come along and watch. Photos below.
You only need to complete the consent form if you want a family photo. (Any family photos to include siblings etc who do not attend Balclutha School will need to be taken between 8.30am to 9am. Please note this on the consent form.)
Balclutha School Pet Day
This week Room 4 had a week full of sport! Our pictures this week show Room 4 practising the different ball skills needed for hockey that Skip taught us.
Room 3 children out finding out about the Clutha Bridge and the Railway Bridge. We made sketches and looked at how they were different.
We drew some pictures to show feelings.
Congratulations to our Value Award Winners...
Jade Wakeham - for gaining confidence and settling into school routines well. It is fantastic to see you so happy at school!
Stevie Ross - for being brave at reading time to try something new.
Mary Harborne - for her amazing effort and determination during cross country.
Brooklyn Radford - for being a great participant in maths groups and sharing his ideas with others.
Watson Kelly - for working really hard on his handwriting goals.
Adeline Jamieson - for having a positive attitude to all her learning.
Keith Butcher - for always offering to help others and showing empathy.
Charlotte Watt - for taking care of her classmates when they need help.
Charlie Walker - for a superb result with his structured literacy.
Tristan Dobson - for giving 100% to cross country and making good improvements with his running.
Meg Smith - for stepping up and being a role model during buddy time with the juniors!
Kade Buchanan - for his great leadership while helping the Juniors with cross country!
Rylie Labes - for her wonderful leadership on the Cross Country day - supporting the younger students around their course.
Rosemariah Talione Vasa Pene - for leading and supporting our Junior runners on Cross Country Day.
- School Saveloys, sport fees and all camp fundraising and donations - 02 0900 0000 452 00
- Whānau and School, all fundraising (except camp fundraising), school uniforms (2nd hand and new) -
- 03 1734 0006449 00