School Newsletter July 9th, 2021

Endeavour School July 9th, 2021

A Final Message From Mr Freke

Greetings to you all,

We have made it to the end of another busy term. I think the children and staff have done extremely well considering the number of bugs we have had ‘floating around’ for the last few weeks since the weather has turned cold and wet.


Thank you for the amazing support of our Matariki Celebration. It was great to see so many parents, grandparents and whaanau join in with the students and contribute to the learning. The vegetable soup was a welcome treat on a cold day.


Because this is my last ‘Message’ I would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their amazing support over the last 7 ½ years. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Endeavour School and loved being a part of this community. There are too many people to thank by name but I have attached a copy of my Farewell Speech so you can get a sense of how many amazing people have helped our school become the great place it is to live and learn. It has been very humbling to receive so many words of support and well-wishes. My farewell assembly on Monday and community farewell on Wednesday were amazing events I will never forget. I had a tear in my eye after our Kapa Haka sang, it was a true honour and privilege to receive a haka from our boys. I also will be brushing glitter off my clothes for a few weeks to come.


My new role is about enabling schools in their operation including secondary, primary, Kura and ECE. I am hoping that I might be able to come back and visit Endeavour School. I will definitely keep an eye on how our school continues on its journey.


I hope everyone has a restful term break and you enjoy spending some time together as a family. Good luck to everyone next term, remember to learn without limits. Be great Citizens, Thinkers and Explorers. Kia tuukaha, kia eke and… go Endeavour School.


Marcus Freke

What's Been Happening?

Endeavour School Kaunihera/ Student Leaders Charity Fundraiser

Mufti Day

On Friday July 2nd Endeavour School had a mufti day, to fundraise for Ronald McDonald House Charity. To help the families of children who are in Starship Hospital in Auckland. It was awesome to see most of the students wearing their interesting clothes with one or two gold coins that went into the collection boxes. As a Kaunihera aa Rangatahi member I was proud to feel the boxes getting heavier and heavier with all the gold coins in them. All of the money the students donated added up to $675.00. What an amazing effort Endeavour!


By Isaac H in LC6

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MusiqHub Concert Term Two

On Tuesday the 6th of July some of our Endeavour Musiqhub students showed off their talents and what they have been learning this term in their weekly lessons. They all did a fantastic job! It was wonderful to see how much work they are putting into learning their chosen instruments and building up their confidence. If you would like your child to do music lesson next term, please contact Carl on carl.watkins@musiqhub.co.nz.
MusiqHub Concert At Endeavour

Matariki Whaanau Day

On Wednesday 7th July, Endeavour School celebrated Matariki. This prominent day marks the rising of the Matariki cluster. Traditionally it is a time for reflection, celebrating the end of the harvest, time for planting, remembering those we have lost, and setting goals and aspirations for the year to come.

Endeavour whaanau spent the majority of the day in House Groups. We prepared and shared a vegetable soup, for which all children contributed a vegetable. This was a fantastic opportunity to use our new kupu we have learned with Whaea Donna this term - hua whenua (vegetables) and action words such as tapahi (cut).

This coming together to share kai and celebrate the harvest is an important part of te ao Maaori (the Maaori world).

Tamariki enjoyed participating in a range of activities which were carefully prepared by our wonderful staff. These activities included Maaori games, poi and raakau, waiata, making kites, remembering tuupuna (ancestors), making stars, weaving with harakeke (flax) and creating collaborative art.

We were lucky to have so many of our Endeavour whaanau joining us, including parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins and friends. This special and uniquely Aotearoa celebration is a time to be together with those we love, and it was so wonderful to experience that as a community. We look forward to even more of you celebrating with us next year.

Take the time to talk with your tamariki about their goals and aspirations for the coming year.


Matariki hunga, matariki ahunga nui

Matariki has many admirers, Matariki brings us together.


Whakanuia te tau hou

A time to celebrate new beginnings

Thank You Journey Kids!

We would like to say a HUGE thank you to our before and after school care company Journey Kids who made a corporate donation to our Year 5 & 6 School Camp this year.


Please follow our links below to see the programmes that Journey Kids run each week. Although after school care has traditionally been for students whose parents are still working, with the Journey Kids fun programmes you may find that you would like to enrol your child just for some fun after school activities. They also run great holiday programmes so if you are wondering how to entertain your children during this next term break have a look at their programme below!


If you run a business and would like to give a corporate donation towards this camp please contact Jo on Jo@endeavour.school.nz. We would certainly ensure that your business got plenty of coverage via our newsletter and Facebook pages which reach over 500 views a fortnight/post.


There is also an option on our School Shop where anyone can hop on and donate towards another child’s camp. Thank you so much for those families who have already donated, your generosity is greatly appreciated.

A Huge Thank You To Our PTA - Friends Of Endeavour

We would like to say a big thank you to our amazing Friends of Endeavour who kindly catered our farewell celebration for Marcus this week. These ladies are always working hard behind the scenes to enhance every occasion for our staff and students and they are greatly appreciated.

Friends of Endeavour PTA

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Sand Pit Supplies

With the help of "Complete Landscapes" the PTA was able to top up the sand pit with a fresh dumping of sand this week. We know it isn't really sandpit weather at the moment but hopefully this delivery will mean a nice FULL sandpit for heaps of summer time fun. A big thanks to Nigel for coordinating the onsite delivery.

Entertainment Books

Support our school and save these school holidays by purchasing an Entertainment Book via Friends of Endeavour.


https://nz.entdigital.net/orderbooks/9198e44


Entertainment Book are giving away some incredible prizes when you purchase a Membership before Wednesday, August 4th 11:59pm, you will automatically go into the draw to WIN:



  • A Village Roadshow Queensland Holiday for four! Includes 5 nights at Sea World Resort, Three Day Theme Park Pass and Australian Outback Spectacular Passes.

  • 5 Day maui or Britz campervan. Fully equipped. Unlimited kilometres.

  • A $200 dining voucher to a favourite Entertainment venue of their choice will be given away each day.



You will also get instant access to a bonus offer from THE ICONIC when joining.


PLUS, Entertainment Book have also extended the FREE upgrade from Single City Membership to Multi City until Wednesday, August 4th!

House T-Shirts

House Day’s comes with the stress of what to wear! Friends of Endeavour have you covered with our House T-Shirts available for purchase via Kindo 🟢🔴🟠🟣 while your there, be sure to check out the other awesome fundraiser’s we have going!


These t-shirts come in the house colours, GREEN RED ORANGE AND PURPLE. They include the school logo on the front and house name on the back. Orders are processed at the end of each month and take two weeks to be delivered to your child at school.


Please find attached the instructions for how to get set up, whether you are a new user

https://shop.tgcl.co.nz/shop/join.shtml?shop=Endeavour%20School


or an existing user

https://shop.tgcl.co.nz/shop/q2.shtml?session=false&shop=Endeavour%20School

Toi Toi Subscription

The PTA is pleased to be able to get in behind another subscription of the ToiToi magazine as a resource for our library and literacy programme.


Toitoi is a magazine that celebrates the creative spirit of young New Zealander artists and writers. Toitoi publish material that has "an original and authentic voice that other young people can connect to and be inspired by".


Check out the latest edition of Toitoi in the library and if you have a piece of work that you would be keen to see published be sure to chat to your Ako Teacher. We would LOVE to see Endeavour students work published!

Community Notices

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