Balclutha Primary School - T2 Wk 10

Newsletter 9 July 2021


Kia Ora e te Whānau,

Well, we did it! We have successfully made it to the end of another term.

This week has been a very busy, but very exciting week as we celebrated many of the great things about our students and their learning.

On Monday evening, the senior members of our Cultural Group performed a number of waiata and haka at the South Otago Hui Ako. Congratulations to all involved. Their singing was beautiful, and the haka was very impressive, and showed the pride our students have in our school.

On Wednesday, we sent home our mid year reports. These were a new format this year, and hopefully provided a clearer picture of where the students were working, as well as celebrating some of the wonderful things they have been doing. Early next term we will have our next round of parent/ teacher interviews. This will be an opportunity to discuss reports and set learning goals for the next part of the year.

Yesterday we had our school musical festival. Music and dance has been a major focus for our learning this term, and we were very excited to be able to pull it all together into yesterdays two performances. The opportunity to work with their classmates and perform to an audience, pushed many of our students out of their comfort zone, but provided a raft of learning opportunities. A huge thank you to Mrs Willocks who was the driving force behind our festival, the staff who have worked for weeks to get the students ready, the students for having the confidence to get on stage and perform, and our parents for braving the cold weather to come along and support everyone.

As a principal, I woke up this morning feeling incredibly proud of our students, our staff, and our school. What a wonderful term we have had.

I hope you all have a wonderful term break.

Ngā mihi nui,

Vicki Neave

Performers at BPS Music Festival 8 July 2021

Whānau and School Update

Click on the link below to check out the great offers available if you purchase an Entertainment app. Super savings for upcoming holidays!

Have a great break over the holidays. Take care.

Whānau and School Co-Presidents

Sara Sutherland and Carleigh Frisby


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Cutltural Group

The year 6-8 Cultural Group performed on Monday night at the Hui Ako.

Ka pai ngā tamariki o te Cultural roopu. The children were tumeke!

They all performed with mana and did the school proud.

Thank you to Mrs Moodie for playing the guitar and to all the whānau for their support on the night.

Click on the link to watch the performance -

Saveloy Fridays - Term 3

If you would like to pre pay for your child(ren)s saveloys next term. There are ten weeks and therefore ten Fridays in term 3. Saveloy, bread and sauce are $2 each.

Please pay into the school bank account 02-0900-0000452-00 before Friday 30 July (i.e. the first week of term 3). Please email or send a note to the office letting us know your child's name, how much you have paid, which weeks you have paid for and when you made your payment.

Room 1 was ready to "Wiggle" yesterday for our performance in the Music Concert. They did extremely well!

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Room 2 children (with the help of some kind big kids from Room 12) using their maths skills, following directions to hunt for treasure. Looking for clues on top of the slide, underneath the xylophone, inside the tunnel and walking X number of paces to the treasure!

Check out Room 3's awesome Matariki display. Toby and TJ are holding up their Matariki kites we made with Room 1 and 2.

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Room 5 performed "Greased Lightening" at our Music Festival

The Room 6 children have been working on their animal art, which we will look forward to sharing with you once they're completed next term.

Room 12 have been working hard to create and complete their booklets from camp.

Room 11

Eight Room 11 students attended the Police Competency Training Course at the Rec Centre on Thursday morning. They had to climb over and through obstacles, move a large cart, support each other to climb through a window - all timed.

Congratulations to everyone who received an award at last week's assembly. Recipients are below with the reason they received their award. Well done everyone!

  • Room 1 -
  • McKenzie Munro - a great start to school. You are such a helpful, caring student who always does the right thing! You are a superstar McKenzie.
  • Room 2 -
  • Halimah Asman - wonderful work in writing and great contributions to class discussions.
  • Room 3
  • Florrie Winslade - for working hard in buddy writing. There is a great improvement in her writing.
  • Spencer Martin - for working hard and always trying his best in maths. Great to see his confidence grow.
  • Room 5
  • Ryan Knight - for doing the right thing every day and zooming through his spelling.
  • Eseta Mikaele Tanuvasa - for always doing the right thing and working hard in every subject.
  • Room 6
  • Isiah Stretton - looking out for others and his helping friends when they need help.
  • Mioné Meyer - making a wonderful start to school in Room 6 and showing respect.
  • Room 12
  • Tayla Smith - her effort and engagement to learn during Te Reo. Ka pai tō mahi.
  • Lilly Inglis - her effort and engagement to learn during Te Reo. Ka pai tō mahi.
  • Room 11
  • Olivia Ludemann - working independently on her learning tasks and challenging herself to reach even higher goals.
  • Kobe Robson - for leadership and perseverance in the classroom.

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Happy Birthday this week (and during the holidays) to....

  • Maddison Win
  • Lilyana Rolton
  • Willow Inglis
  • Olivia Conway-Reid
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Bank Accounts

  • School Saveloys, sport fees and all camp fundraising - 02 0900 0000 452 00
  • Whānau and School, fundraising, school uniforms (2nd hand and new) -
  • 03 1734 0006449 00