Bohally Newsletter - T4, Week 1
Ko te Rāapa te Tekau mā iwa ō Whiringa-ā-nuku
Kia ora koutou
Welcome back to our Bohally community as we head into Term 4, it is beginning to feel like summer as we have longer and warmer days and our classes are busy practising their athletic skills out on the field. This term is only 9 weeks and we've nearly finished week 1 so our Year 8's need to make the most of their final time here at Bohally. On the 24th of November our Y8's head off to MBC and MGC for their taster days and we (the Year 7's and staff) are going to welcome the incoming Y6's for an open day including a welcoming powhiri. It's a tricky time for us as we adjust to losing half our students every year but we hope that they have taken opportunities to maximise their potential while being here and are hopefully ready to move into secondary education.
This term we look forward to athletics day (to be held at Athletic Park this year), ki-o rahi tournament, Taiopenga, mountain biking tomorrow, Max Factor, Adventure Week, Choir performances, and prizegiving. An exciting time with lots of opportunities. Thank you to those parents who have offered to help with Adventure week. It is a huge undertaking by our staff with many hours of work going into organising each camp/activity. Please help us by ensuring your child is well prepared with gear lists, health forms returned and fees paid. I am looking forward to joining the Abel Tasman tramping group for a few days.
Please keep in touch with your child's class teacher if you have any queries/concerns, there is a lot on and it is important that your child comes prepared each day. A big shout out to the parents I see up Mt Vernon as we partake in the Everest Challenge, I have been enjoying the comradeship as we climb our 8,800 metres.
Take care everyone,
Nicky Cameron - Dunn
Important Dates for the Diary - Term 4
OctoberWednesday 19th October - Truffle cards sent home
Monday 24th October - Labour Day (school closed)
Thursday 27th October - Taiopenga
Monday 31st October - Marlborough Anniversary Day (school closed)
Tuesday 1st November - ALL TRUFFLE CARDS TO BE RETURNED
Wednesday 2nd November - Ki-o-rahi Tournament
Monday 7th November - Marlborough Tennis Tournament
Friday 11th November - BIS Athletics day - Athletic Park
Wednesday 23rd. November - Interschool Athletics Competition
Thursday 24th November - MGC/MBC Taster Day/Year 6 Taster Day
Tuesday 29th November - Friday 2nd December - Adventure Week
Wednesday 7th December - Bohally Market Day
Wednesday 14th - BIS Prize Giving
Wednesday 14th December - Final Day for Year 8 -3pm
Thursday 15th December - Final Day for Year 7- 1pm
Important Information for the day:
Arrival and departure times:
- Students need to be at Athletic Park by 8.45am
- Students will be dismissed from Athletic Park at 3pm
- Buses will still run, droppping students off and picking them up at Athletic Park. More details to follow.
Students will need the following:
- Water bottles
- Packed lunch and morning tea
- Students can wear suitable sports gear in their hub colours, or school uniform.
Phones are still expected to be handed in on the day
Whānau support on the day: All whānau are welcome to come and support their children on the day.
Please see the attached image for the location of Athletic Park.
Adventure Week Payments
ALL CAMPS MUST BE PAID FOR IN FULL BY FRIDAY 11 NOVEMBER.
If using internet banking, please pay into the following account:
ASB 123167 0106660 00 with your child's name in the reference field and ADWK or AW. You can also make payment through the school Eftpos, or with Cash, at the front desk. (Please note we do not carry change.)
New Board of Trustees
Following the elections in Term 3, Bohally's new School Board of Trustees are:
Caroline Cornelius (Co-Chair)
Jodi Harris (Co-Chair)
Jo Sena (Staff Rep)
Sue Parish (Iwi Rep)
Susie Glover (Te Tātoru o Wairau Rep)
Nicky Cameron-Dunn (Principal)
We are very fortunate to have a strong board with some new people who bring a lot of experience. Liz Webb is our Board secretary.
Focus on Performing Arts
Choir and MAX Factor
Bohally has got talent- Max Factor heats have started and amazing talent is being shared so far. finals will be on Thursday 10th November, 2.00 pm in the hall.
Christmas in the park rehearsals are underway, with wonderful responses from the community. This will be on Sunday 11th December at Pollard park. 5pm-7pm. All are welcome to attend.
Thanks to Melissa Banks Photography for some of these photos (the last 4)
Update from Community Oral Health Service
Update for Community Oral Health Service
We hope all is well in your school community during so many challenges for everyone.
A number of other factors are continuing to have impact of the timeliness on Oral health Care for the tamariki/children of Nelson/ Marlborough. Our unprecedented shortage of Dental and Oral health Therapists is the most inhibiting factors for services. We are working secure more therapists however this is challenging in a period of a national shortage of trained oral health professionals.
A number of strategies remain in place to make the most of opportunities available to us to keep wait times for tamariki/children to a minimum.
The Wairau mobile is still off road for repairs and a COVID19 upgrade since late 2021 and we hope this is resolved soon. The Nelson area mobile continues to operate but at reduced capacity.
We continue to prioritise the most outlying areas for the mobile service where access to town clinics is the most difficult. All whanau/families will be contacted by the nearest hub and alternative clinic appointments will be offered. We’ll endeavour to work with whanau/families from outlying areas to find a time that coincides with trips to town centres.
Our usual annual calendar continues to change due to constraints so we will endeavour to remain in contact with schools as the plan evolves. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any concerns in regard to the mobile service.
Early Discharge Year 7 & 8 children
A large number of private dentists continue to take over the care of Year 7 & 8 children instead of the usual transfer to private dentists at Year 9.
Our clinics will be in touch with families as appointments come due (or are overdue) to make arrangements for those who wish to take up this option. Please work with your Community Oral Health Hub in the first instance to get this arrangement underway.
Some of our team have kindly offered their time on Saturdays as an option for appointments. This is a very limited service and will be offered where it is available.
As is our normal practice if your child has urgent needs, please be in touch with your nearest clinic to make arrangement for an urgent appointment or contact Nelson or Wairau hospitals for dental afterhours information.
Blenheim Judo Club
Judo is an Olympic sport, a disciplined martial art, a form of self-defence, and a great way to meet others, have fun and keep fit. Take this opportunity to enrol your child on a JUDO BEGINNERS COURSE. It will build their confidence, and self-esteem and teach them about respect. Your child will enjoy learning a new skill AND for those keen, the course leads to belt grading, competitions and much more.
Term 2 – Beginner Course starting on Tuesday 25 October 2022:
Beginner Juniors (aged 7 to 12 years): 4.30-5.30 pm
Graded/Registered Juniors (aged 7 to 12 years): 5.45-7 pm
Seniors (13+ years & adults): 7.00-8.15pm
Fees: $50 per person.
Instructors/Sensei are Dave Foley 2nd Dan, Shayne Jacks 3rd Dan & Robert Stillion 2nd kyu.
At Blenheim Judo Club, Horton Park Pavilion, Redwood Street, Blenheim.
For enrolment and enquiries, contact Judy at 021 100 7052, email email@example.com or visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/BlenheimJudoClub
Loan judo kit is available to start you off. Short clean toe and fingernails, please. Please arrive 15 minutes before class time to put judogi on.
Many thanks in advance
Blenheim Judo Club
School Hours Casual Job Opportunity -SPY VALLEY WINES
Spy Valley Wines are reaching out with opportunities for casual work that would fit in with school hours for anyone within your community.
This would primarily be on our Bottling Line here at Spy Valley and full training would be provided. Hours would be roughly 9 am to 2 pm and are flexible to most situations including school holidays.
See below for the job advert.
At Bohally we strive to keep our community up to date with what is happening at school. We have three main ways we communicate - our school app, website, and Facebook page. We recommend downloading our school app. The app will allow you to set up alerts for your child's class and activities. This causes a push notification on your phone if any notices are uploaded. If you have any questions about how to access any of these three systems please talk to your child's teacher. Below are the links for you to follow.
Search 'School Apps NZ' on Google Play or the Apple App Store.