Newsletter 26 August 2022

Clarkville Te Kura ki Waimātao

Kia ora koutou.

It feels like the term has only just started and we’re halfway through already! Signs of a change of season are here as we start to prepare for Summer sport and book dates for Athletics. We are impressed with the way the children are managing play outside with limited space. Hopefully the field will dry out soon!


Opportunities for creativity, critical thinking and connection-making are happening across the teams this term. Inquiry learning in Terms 1 and 2 explored our cultural narrative and children developed an understanding of flora, fauna and the rivers in our area. They looked into the history and the ways the rivers and land were used.

This term the children are using art and storytelling to bring all of this together to retell our cultural narrative in their own words. It’s exciting to see this unfold as the children use their voice to bring the narrative to life. On Monday 26th of September, Week 10, we will have an open afternoon for parents to visit teams and see the children’s Inquiry work.

Clarkville Te Kura ki Waimātao

Our signs are up! Thank you to the Ansley family who dropped these into us, and to Frank and Valerie, our caretakers, who put these up. We also have temporary signs up in teams that explain the meaning of each new name for our team buildings.


As we delve a little deeper into our value, Positive Relationships, respect has become a strong focus for the term. We are looking at what respect means in the classrooms, in the playground, in interactions and even eating our lunch. Children are acknowledging that treating each other with respect and kindness makes us all feel better.


Congratulations to the Year 7&8 Cantamath teams who competed at the Christchurch Cantamath Competition at Christchurch Arena on Wednesday. This a great experience for these mathematicians to solve problems under pressure alongside 90 other teams across Canterbury.

Absence in Term Time

As we need to keep documentation for our records, can we please have written notice, via email, for any planned absences of two days or more taken during term time. Send to

Ngā mihi nui

Linda Baran

Acting Principal

Clarkville School Board

Declaration from 19 August:

Parent Election Results Declaration

At the close of nominations, as the number of valid nominations was equal to the number of vacancies required to be filled.

I hereby declare the following duly elected:



Rebecca. ANSLEY


Nicholas DENCH

Kathryn MacIntosh

Returning Officer

From our PTA

Hello everyone,

School Disco!
Friday evening, the 16th of September. The theme is FAIRYTALES. $6 per child. Information with regards buying tickets etc to come.

LEGO Fundraiser - tickets now available on Kindo
After the fun of the last one we will once again be running a House of Bricks LEGO Fundraiser after school. The date for this event is Thursday the 8th of September, 3.30pm-5.30pm in the MPF.

$5 per child, under 2’s free of charge. Caregivers are free, and must actively supervise.

There will be limited tickets available, with the numbers restricted to 75.

Tickets are available on Kindo, with limited door sales for people external to the school.

Kings Seed Fundraiser - orders in by Fri 2nd Sep

You can now order packets of vegetables or flower seeds. Orders can be dropped into the school office or emailed to

All payments directly into the PTA account please: 12-3240-0114721-00. Please have all orders and payments in by Fri 2nd Sep, for delivery mid Sep. One total payment to the PTA per order form please.

This fundraiser enables children and families quality time in the garden through sowing seeds and growing plants together. Seeds can also be purchased to give as gifts to friends and family.

Spring is coming so hit up your family, friends and neighbours to support our school.

Save our Sizzles! Sausage Sizzle Coordinator - needed
Been thinking lately you’d like to be a more active member of our school community? We are looking for someone (or grab a friend and job share!) to take over the coordination of the monthly sausage sizzles. Please get in touch with the PTA if you think this is something you’d like to take on for the school. We don’t want to have to stop the sizzles as the kids love them, and it’s a great way to help support your school.

Ongoing Fundraisers -

CBK’s Kaiapoi - mention the school when paying and a % goes to Clarkville School

Entertainment Book - use the below link and a % goes to Clarkville School.

Precious Labels - If you are in the market for some labels for school books, clothing, shoes, drink bottles etc then check out Precious Labels. 20% of all purchases will automatically come to our school!

This link will take you to the current fundraisers page, then choose Clarkville School (at the bottom of the list of primary schools).


Lost Property - it’s building up again! Please take the time to check it if your child has lost anything.

Secondhand Uniform - opened on an as-needed basis so contact the PTA if you would like to look through for something.

Thanks, Kristy and Nic

2022 Term Dates

  • Term 3 begins - Monday 25 July
  • Term 3 ends - Friday 30 September
  • Term 4 begins - 17 October
  • Labour Day - Monday 24 October
  • Canterbuy Show Day - Friday 11 November
  • Term 4 ends - Friday 16 December