School Newsletter - 3 November 2022

Endeavour School - 3 November, 2022

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Principal's Message

Kia ora Parents, Wider Whaanau and Children,

Since out last newsletter we have had the pleasure of a few more sunshine hours offered to us and I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing our children make the most of having a dry field and dry turf to play on. Having the chance to be outside and simply play improves the wellbeing of all.

Part of this play has been team orientated sports. I love watching and being involved in children playing and learning through sport. Currently we are being spoilt for choice with the T20 Cricket World Cup, Women's Rugby World Cup, Rugby League Wold Cup, All Blacks Tour of the UK and the Softball World Cup just around the corner. On Monday I chatted to our tamariki about the value in being part of team. I shared a story about this weekend just been where my son was privileged to experience getting his first ton in cricket. While Amy and I were obviously very proud of him, it was the team effort that supported him to get there that impressed us the most. His team mates played a critical role in this success and I am certain that without their input and influence he would not have been able to achieve the milestone.

My challenge to our children (and to us all) was to identify the many teams we are apart of in life. Use the role we have for good, be the positive influence and thank your friends, colleagues and family for their support and contribution. Everyone benefits from being apart of a strong team, no more so than our children.

Warm regards


Key Dates:

    Please see below the key dates for Term 4. These can also be found on our APP under the Calendar button.

      • Monday 7th November - Board of Trustees Meeting

      • Thursday 10th November - 2 pm - Open Afternoon (Science/Social Studies/Technology focus)

      • Sunday 13th November Round the Bridges

      • Monday 14th November-Tabloids Athletics Year 1-3

      • Tuesday 15th November - School Athletics Years 4-6

      • Thursday 17th November-Salvation Army Mufti Day

      • Thursday 24th November - Greats & Grands Day

      • Friday 25th November - Road Patrol Fun Day

      • Wednesday 30th November - Year 5 & 6 Camp - Totara Springs

      • Sunday 4th December - Weetbix Triathlon

      • Tuesday 6th, Wednesday 7th & Thursday 8th December - Student Led Conferences

      • Thursday 8th December - Fairfield Cluster Athletics Day Years 4-6

      • Tuesday 13th December - Year 6 Leavers Dinner

      • Wednesday 14th December - Service Assembly & Morning Tea

      • Thursday 15th December - End of Year Assembly

      • Friday 16th December - Last day of the school year

      2023 Term 1 Starts 1 February

Book Fair: 22nd-24th of November.

We will be having a Book Fair at Endeavour School from the 22nd-24th of November. All students will be supported by their teachers during the week to explore the books with their Learning Communities.

The theme for this year's Book Fair is 'Paws for Books'. This is a great time to purchase books to be used as gifts for upcoming celebrations and also help raise funds for more library books to be purchased within our school.

Feel free to come and explore the Book Fair at the times below:


8:30-9 am or 3:00-3:30 pm

Tuesday 22/11, Wednesday 23/11 & Thursday 24/11


School Hall

You can also purchase books from the Book Fair on our Greats/Grands Day on Thursday 24/11 (more information to come). See some examples of the books available below.

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Christmas Loft Mufti Day

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Chess Club

Chess National Tournament

Five students from Endeavour School represented the school at the National Chess Tournament on Labour weekend in Rotorua. The students played against the best in New Zealand and took 6th place. We are so proud of their hard work, good sportsmanship and perseverance. What incredible Endeavour Thinkers, Citizens and Explorers they are.

Miss Stanton's Literacy Group

We have been learning about sound waves. We created telephones with cups and string, experimenting with different lengths and amounts of cups.

We successfully communicated across the school field with our phones!


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Friends of Endeavour PTA

Community Notices

Soccer United Football Supplies is Hamilton’s newest soccer store – determined to meet all your soccer requirements. We are located at 137 Alexandra st (very close to Garden place). We hold heaps of kids boots, shinpads and footballs and other training equipment. We hold a lot of Northern United shorts and socks as well. If you do pop into the shop use the secret code ‘Mr Booth likes soccer more than rugby’ and get a discount off your purchase. Check us out online and facebook and we hope to see you soon.” 07 5950700

2022 Term Dates

Term Four: Monday 17th October 2022 - Friday 16th December 2022

Term One : Wednesday 1 February 2023