Newsletter 15th March 2022

Levin East School


Kia ora koutou

It is wonderful to see our children and staff returning to school after isolation. Our school sounds and feels 'a bit more normal' - if there is such a thing.

Over the last week or so I have been out on Road Patrol more often and it warms my heart to see the love and care between parents/whānau and their children. The hugs, cuddles and loving words start the child's school day positively and helps them to be in a 'good space' to start their day. Thank you so much for having them in that space.

Today we say welcome to Jamie Thomas (pictured above). She will be running our Reading Recovery programme and it is wonderful to have her on board with us.

We look forward to our Senior Athletics next week but are disappointed that it is a closed event. Sadly, parents will not be able to come and watch.

We also look forward to farewelling Matua Ricky later on in the week - we had to postpone that last week. He has started work at Horowhenua District Council and they are very lucky to have him!

Please feel free to catch up with us via email, phone or text- they are the safest ways at present.

Kiā pai tō wiki. Have a great week.

Rikki Sheterline

Teacher Only Day - THIS FRIDAY (18th March).

A reminder that Levin East School will be closed for a

Teacher Only Day this Friday, 18th March.

Whānau House Placings for Week 6

1st: May

2nd: Douds

3rd: Good

4th: Murray

Congratulations: May Whānau House, winners last week.


"Switched on Learners" Anytime, Anywhere, Together!

Brought Lunches From the Dairy

Please remember we no are longer taking lunch orders from the dairy at school.

If you wish to order a lunch from the dairy, an adult needs to order at the dairy and collect from the dairy at lunchtime then bring it to the office for your child.


  • Wed 16 March: Rooms 3 & 4 Swimming at Levin Aquatic Centre 1-2.30pm

  • Thurs 17 March: Rooms 1, 2 & 19 Swimming at Levin Aquatic Centre 12.45-2.45Pm

  • Fri 18th March: Staff Only Day - school closed

  • Mon 21 March: Senior Athletics day

  • Mon 21 March: Board of Trustees Meeting 6pm

  • Tues 8 March: Room 20 & Kōhuri Team Year 4 Swimming at Levin Aquatic Centre 1-2.30pm

  • Wed 23 March: Rooms 3 & 4 Swimming at Levin Aquatic Centre 1-2.30pm

  • Thurs 24 March: Rooms 1, 2 & 19 Swimming at Levin Aquatic Centre 12.45-2.45pm

Board of Trustee Elections

Elections for a new Board will be held in September.

If you are interested in becoming a member of our Board and would like to know the process and what is involved, please contact Mrs Barnard (Board Secretary) at our office, or speak with any of the current Board members, and consider coming along to our next Board meeting on Monday 21st March 2022 - 6pm in the school boardroom.


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.


If your child is absent from school please either:

Phone 368-7494 and leave a message on the answerphone,

or text to the school cellphone 021-128-6225

Download our LEVIN EAST SCHOOL APP from the app store on your phone and report an absence. It’s an easy and FREE way for you to inform the school of your child’s absences.

Please remember to leave your child’s name, room number and the reason for their absence.

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Variety the children’s charity provides Kiwi Kids Sponsorship which matches a child living in financial hardship with a sponsor to provide funding each year for basic essentials, school related costs and extra-curricular activities. This is a great way to get a little extra help.

For more information please come and see Mrs Barnard.

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