Balclutha Primary School - T2 Wk 9

Newsletter 2 July 2021

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

Kia Ora e te Whānau,

Welcome to Week 9. One week to go until the holidays. I know of a lot of students and staff who are really looking forward to a bit of a break and a chance to catch up after such a busy term.


Next week is an opportunity for us to celebrate some of our learning and share this with our friends and family.


The Cultural Group have been working hard to polish their performance in preparation for the Hui Ako on Monday evening in the South Otago High School hall. It is unfortunate that a limit on numbers means we can only involve the senior Cultural Group members at this evening. We will hopefully have a performance next term that will involve all the Cultural Group.


On Thursday we are holding our school music festival. It is very exciting to be able to stage a full school event like this after all the restrictions last year related to COVID-19. The classes have worked very hard on their individual class items. If you haven't got your tickets yet for either the Thursday afternoon or Thursday evening show, make sure you pop into the office to pick one up. Our students are really looking forward to showing you what they can do!


Ngā mihi nui,

Vicki Neave

Students Arriving in the Morning

We would like to remind parents that our students are welcome to arrive at school after 8:30 am in the morning. Due to health and safety regulations we ask that the students not be dropped off prior to 8:30am as there is no one available to supervise them.

Free Sanitary Products in Schools

Balclutha Primary School is excited to have joined in with the Government's initiative to provide free sanitary products to girls in our school. We have a selection of sanitary pads and tampons available. Senior students who would like to access these products can do so through their class teacher or Miss Shields at the office.

Welcome to Ann-Luné who had her first day at school this week!

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Mufti Day and Sausages next Friday 9 July

Next Friday all pupils can bring a gold coin donation and wear mufti to school.


We will have our usual saveloy, bread and sauce available at lunchtime. If your child(ren) would like a saveloy/sausage for lunch, please bring $2 to school any day next week to receive their saveloy at lunchtime on Friday.

Whānau and School Update

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


Whanau and School Co-Presidents

Sara Sutherland and Carleigh Frisby

Email: balcluthapta@gmail.com

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Balclutha Primary School Musical Festival - GET YOUR TICKETS EARLY

We are singing and dancing up a storm in preparation for an end of term concert to be held on


  • Thursday 8 July 2021
  • Times: 1.30pm AND 6.00pm


Parents, Caregivers, Grandparents and friends are invited to our school hall for either one of these concerts.


Tickets are available from the office and the only cost is a food item for our local foodbank.


Please note the second performance is definitely 6.00PM (not 6.30pm as is written on the green tickets). Our apologies for this error.

Hui Ako - Monday 5th July at SOHS

This year's Hui Ako will be held at South Otago High School. Our Year 6-8 Cultural Group children will perform on Monday 5th July, starting at 6.30pm.


Entry is by koha at the door - a food item or small cash donation.


Information has been sent home with the children performing.

Room 1 have been learning about Matariki. We enjoyed designing Matariki kites with Rooms 2 and 3. Come and check out our Matariki display in the corridor.

Room 2 have been creating more Matariki art with Rooms 1 and 3. Here we are colouring our Matariki Kites which will be on display in the corridor outside our classroom.

Room 3 made the journey to the public library with Room 1 and loved it! We discovered awesome pop up books, puppets and puzzles. We are looking forward to going back soon!

Room 5 children, Georgie, Ana, Lexi, Isabelle, Tiana, Paige, Charlie, Tayla-Rose, Lilyana and Dhruv visited Balclutha PACT Centre this week to show off their cross stitching and rake wands they have been making.

Room 6 students have been writing about the importance of consideration. Click on the links below to read Mioné and Zoe's writing about Consideration.

Room 12 - The children who attended the Future Focused Learners day earlier in the term spent some time this week teaching the rest of Room 12 how to create 3D designs on Tinkercad.

Room 11 have been learning to play the ukulele over the past weeks in preparation for their item at our Music Concert next Thursday.

Happy Birthday this week to....


  • Ann-Luné Breet
  • Brooklyn Smith
  • Samara Sutherland
  • Haylin Storer
  • Rory Shanks
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Coming up next week...

Monday 5 July - Hui Ako

Thursday 8 July - Music Festival (two sessions 1.30pm and 6.00pm) tickets available from the school office in exchange for a food donation. Tickets are limited due to hall capacity.

Friday 9 July - Mufti Day (gold coin donation), Saveloys available ($2 each), last day of term 2.

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