Newsletter 19th October 2022

Levin East School


Kia ora tātou,

Welcome back to the last term of the year. It is always a happy, sad, exciting and busy time for everyone so please keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for the events that are coming up.

We started our term with an extra-special pōwhiri. We welcomed not only our new enrolments and their whānau but also Whaea Sarah (Mrs McCord) our Principal who will start next year. Here whānau and kura supported her and we had a lovely time. We look forward to seeing her pop in and prepare for next year.

The Pihinga team are currently out and about at Foxton Beach - what a great learning experience they will have. This is one of many activities that happen in Term 4, as the weather warms up. We also hope that swimming in our school pool will be an option later in the term - it is being painted and prepared as we speak!

Te Ahurei o Horowhenua, our local cultural festival is being held at Waiopehu College on Friday 4th November. Our Senior Kapahaka is performing at 10:45. If you have children in kapahaka, and are able to help, please complete the form that will come home with your child.

You may have seen our FundTogether group advertising a Grocery Grab Raffle. This is amazing sponsorship from the owner of New World Levin, and we thank them sincerely. Tickets went on sale today and will continue to be sold until 13th November. What a fantastic opportunity just before Christmas!

Kia pai tō wiki.

Ngā mihi

Rikki Sheterline

Whānau House Placings for Term 3 Week 9

Week 10:

1st: Murray Whānau House

2nd: Douds Whānau House

3rd: Good Whānau House

4th: May Whānau House

Congratulations to MURRAY Whānau House who were our winners in the last week of term.

Congratulations to MURRAY Whānau House who were the winners for Term 3 - by 1 point!

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  • Monday 24th October: Labour Day Holiday - school closed
  • Wednesday 26th October: Junior touch starts
  • Thursday 27th October: Te Whanake team Expo (see HERO for details)
  • Thursday 27th October: National Earthquake Drill
  • Monday 31st October: Board of Trustees meeting (6pm in the Boardroom)
  • Thursday 3rd November: Interschool Cross Country at Poroutawhao
  • Friday 4th November: Te Ahurei o Horowhenua Festival (Waiopehu College)
  • Thursday 15th December: School closes at 12:30 for the end of term.
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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.

Supporting KidsCan

KidsCan are a wonderful supporter of our school.

Noel Leeming is delighted to again be supporting KidsCan by raising funds with our Friends and Family Promotion this November. With your help, we hope to make a difference by providing the essentials Kiwi kids need to learn, with 2.5% of the total sales from this event being donated to KidsCan. Last year's event raised over $8,400 for KidsCan.

This offer is open to our staff and our community. It gives everyone the opportunity to unlock amazing deals during the two-week period, starting on Monday October 31st and running through until Sunday November 13th, 2022.

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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.


TERM 1: 1 February - 6 April

TERM 2: 24 April - 30 June

TERM 3: 17 July - 22 September

TERM 4: 9 October - 15 December

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