Newsletter 8 July 2022

Clarkville School


Kia ora

Thank you for the opportunity to be part of the wonderful Clarkville community for the last five years. It has been an honour to get to know your families and to see your children thriving at school.

Clarkville is a school with a soul and vibrant energy. Engagement in learning is high and this is due to the culture that promotes success for every child. Our very caring staff hold high expectations for your children and they provide a wealth of opportunities to help students find their strengths. The school will be in great hands during term 3 with Linda at the helm and I am sure that Kris will be warmly welcomed when he arrives in term 4.

Thank you for your good wishes and the lovely messages shared at the leaving events over the last couple of weeks. I look forward to hearing news about Clarkville and I wish you all the best for the future.

Learning Conferences

Thank you for taking the time to join us for Learning Conferences this week. The opportunity to meet face to face with families to acknowledge the progress of each child is affirming of their educational progress and success. Teachers speak highly about the value of these meetings and their pride in their students is genuine.

Building project

A building project will begin in the holidays in Whakarewa. The first week of the project will involve the removal of asbestos and the community is asked to avoid coming onto the school grounds during this week.

Juliana Rae


Our Friendship seat, a beautiful gift to the school from Juliana

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Board Elections

Nominations for the School Board Elections will open at the beginning of next term. All eligible voters will receive a nomination form and a covering letter. This will be sent to the contact information we have on file. If you have changed address recently or are unsure if we hold the correct information for you please contact the office before the end of term

If you would like to find out more about becoming a Board member please speak to one of our current members or see the NZ School Trustees website

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KIds Fest Waimakriri

The Waimakariri Libraries have a selection of Kids Fest activities, such as Tech, Mystery Trail, Storybook Escape, Chess, Dungeons and Dragons, Family Quiz and a Dance Party. Please see their website for further information.
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From our PTA

School Disco
The annual Clarkville School disco is almost upon us! The disco will be held on Friday the 19th of August. Keep an eye out for updates, and to find out the theme!

Sausage Sizzle Co-ordinator
Been thinking lately you’d like to be a more active member of our school community? We are looking for someone to take over the coordination of the monthly sausage sizzles. Please get in touch with the PTA if you think this is something you’d like to take on for the school. We have a wee job description we can give you if you are interested in knowing more.

Entertainment Membership

With the school holidays now upon us, now is the perfect time to support your school and buy an entertainment membership!

Entertainment is the easy-to-use App packed with incredible savings of up to 50% off and 2-for-1 offers, so you can save on takeaway, dining, shopping, groceries, gift cards, activities and more!

And what’s even better, 20% of every membership purchased goes to support Clarkville School! Please use the link below to purchase your membership. At the moment when you purchase, you get an extra two months free!

Pinecones for Sale
There are sacks of pinecones at the front gate. These are $5 a sack and there is an honesty box.

Precious Labels
If you are in the market for some labels for school books, clothing, shoes, drink bottles etc then check out Precious Labels. 20% of all purchases will automatically come to our school!

This link will take you to the current fundraisers page, then choose Clarkville School (at the bottom of the list of primary schools). Or you can search for the school using Ctrl F for windows or Command F for Apple based PC’s. Then click on the school link and purchase as usual!

Happy July school holidays everyone; have fun, keep warm and be safe.

Thanks, Kristy and Nic

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Support Clarkville School with Tax Gift

Clarkville School has recently signed up to become a TaxGift School. You can gift your Tax rebate to school.

As a New Zealand taxpayer you can claim back 33% of your school donation, but, if you chose to gift that refund to us it will help even more.

These additional funds will make a huge difference to the education we can provide to your children in 2022, and going forward, and we greatly appreciate any donations received in this way.

2022 Term Dates

  • Term 2 ends - Friday 8 July
  • Term 3 begins - Monday 25 July
  • Term 3 ends - Friday 30 September
  • Term 4 begins - 17 October
  • Labour Day - Monday 24 October
  • Canterbuy Show Day - Friday 11 November
  • Term 4 ends - Friday 16 December