Balclutha Primary School - T3 Wk 2
Newsletter 5 August 2022
Welcome to Week 2.
This week the nominations closed for the Board of Trustees. As we had 5 nominations for 5 vacancies, there is no need for an election.
It is with great excitement that we welcome Aaron Sutherland and Morgan Watt on to the Board as parent trustees and Linda Swallow as the staff trustee. They will join existing Board members Rachael Watt, Karla McPhee and Stacey Labes to form our new Board of Trustees. I am excited to see how our new Board will build on the fantastic school we currently have and help lead us to an even brighter future.
I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge our outgoing Board members for their huge contribution to Balclutha Primary School over the last 3 years.
Kim Strawbridge has held the Health and Safety portfolio, and as part of that has helped to oversee our response to the COVID pandemic, and has worked to set up a school Health and Safety committee made up of staff, students and the Board.
Jolene Ollerenshaw held the position of Board chair, and during her tenure oversaw a number of significant events, including the changing of Principal and our 2020 and 2021 lockdowns.
Heather Willocks has been the staff trustee for a number of years, and her wealth of institutional knowledge is significant and has been a real asset at the Board table. The staff and school would like to thank Kim, Jolene and Heather for their many contributions to the Balclutha Primary School Board of Trustees.
Ngā mihi nui,
Board of Trustees Elections - 2022 Election
At the close of nominations on Wednesday 3rd August, as the number of valid nominations was equal to the number of vacancies required to be filled (5 parent vacancies and 1 staff vacancy) I hereby declare the following duly elected -
Thank you to all the nominators and congratulations to everyone who put their name forward.
Teacher Only Day - Monday 29th August
Children who have not "opted in" to Religious Instruction, are still required to come to school as normal and will take part in a values programme with their teacher during that time.
Whānau and School Update
BPS Cross Country - With the Cross Country on next week, (Wednesday 10 August - pp 12 August), we are putting on a bbq for all the athletes to have a sausage, FREE, after their race. Spectators are also welcome to join us for a FREE sausage at school after the races.
We are needing some helpers on the day. If you can help with the bbq please let me know, many hands make light work. Please text or call Sara on 02102372282.
SAVE THE DATE!!!
BPS House and Garden Tour - Sunday 6th November 2022
If you would like tickets to the House and Garden Tour, the tickets are $45 per person and includes lunch and afternoon tea.
Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep safe and let's be kind to each other :-)
Sara Sutherland and Carleigh Frisby
Whanau and School Co-Presidents
2022 Sport News
Year 1/2 Basketball
Session 1 3:30 court 2
Session 2 4:00 court 2
Year 3/4 Hockey
BPS Blue vs Valley Volts 5:00 court 3
BPS Purple vs Milton 5:30 court 3
BPS Green vs Valley/St Jo's 5:30 court 4
BPS/Kai vs St Jo's 4:30 court 5
Room 3 are attending the futsal tournament on Tuesday 9 August. Thank you to all the parents that have offered to help. Spectators are welcome, room 3 will be playing from 10-11.
Reminder cross country is Wednesday 10 August pp Friday 12 August. Children can dress in their house colour.
Hubbard - yellow
Moore - blue
Grigor - red
Turner - green
Below is a notice with all the information.
Netball photos will be held at lunchtime on Wednesday 24th August.
BPS Netball Prize-giving 2022.
24th August at 3.30pm BPS school hall.
All players family and friends welcome.
Uniforms to be returned at prize giving please.
Any questions please let Tara know 0273807603.
Balclutha Primary School
You only need to complete the consent form if you want a family photo. (Any family photos to include siblings etc who do not attend Balclutha School will need to be taken between 8.30am to 9am. Please note this on the consent form.)
Balclutha School Pet Day
Welcome to Bryce who has started at Balclutha School recently!
- School Saveloys, sport fees and all camp fundraising and donations - 02 0900 0000 452 00
- Whānau and School, all fundraising (except camp fundraising), school uniforms (2nd hand and new) -
- 03 1734 0006449 00