Newsletter 24th May 2022

Levin East School


Kia ora

Our thoughts are with all who were impacted by the weather event last Friday. Please, if we can help, just let us know.

This week is a biggie for Levin East tamariki. Our Whānau House Leaders head to Papaioea tomorrow for National Young leaders Day. The motivation and inspiration from tomorrow will support them in their role going forward.

On Friday our Toi and Showquest teams also head to Palmerston North for the filming of their 2022 production. The work both groups have put in has been amazing, and it is such a shame they cannot perform to an audience. We know they will give their best. Break a leg!

I want to acknowledge the staff who have made these events possible for our tamariki. You are amazing and the children really appreciate your mahi as well.

With the weather changing so much, please be sure to label your children's clothes. I wonder if we can achieve a goal of Zero lost property at the end of Term 2? Achievable? For sure!

Have a great week, and stay safe and well.

Ngā mihi

Rikki Sheterline

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Whānau House Placings for Term 2 Week 3

1st: May Whānau House

2nd: Good Whānau House

3rd: Murray Whānau House

4th: Douds Whānau House

Congratulations: MAY Whānau House, winners last week.

Lunch Orders

If a parent/caregiver wishes their student to have a lunch order they must order and deliver it to the office themselves.

The shop no longer delivers orders to school nor are students allowed to collect from the shop at lunchtime.

Please drop in any orders to the office before 12.10pm and we will call the student over to collect it.

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.


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.


  • Wednesday 25th May: National Young Leaders Day 9.30am - 2.30pm @ The Regent Palmerston North, Whānau House leaders attending.
  • Tuesday 31st May: Tough Guy/Gal Challenge
  • Wednesday 1st June: Libelle Feast Workshop (1:40pm)
  • Wednesday 15th June - Weds 22nd June: Scholastic Book Fair
  • Friday 24th June: Matariki Holiday (School Closed)


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.


At Levin East School one of our main goals has been to continually improve student engagement in learning.

While we believe we have made some great progress over the last few years in this area, we are now working on a way to measure this.

A key part of this is to have a shared understanding of what we believe student engagement is or looks like at Levin East School.

We are keen to hear whānau perspectives of engagement. Teachers will be contacting a small group of families each to have a conversation around this. If you are interested in sharing your ideas please contact the school office and someone will be in touch.

Below will be some of the typical questions you could expect;

How will you know when/ if your child is engaged in learning?

What type of things would you see and hear if they are truly/ fully engaged?

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TERM 2: 2 May - 8 July

TERM 3: 25 July - 30 September

TERM 4: 17 October - 15 December