Newsletter 29th September 2022

Levin East School


Kia ora tātou,

Today was a typical spring day, nicely warm and raining at times. Sadly the wet side of it meant pushing our Wheels Day out to next term. Something for us all to look forward to, just like warm and sunny weather.

The term ends tomorrow, and that always is a time of reflection for me. I look back over the last 10 weeks and am proud of how our tamariki, staff, whānau and Board have handled all the ups and downs thrown our way. Resilience, perseverance and collaboration have been evident in all areas of the school. We have seen wonderful activities in classrooms, in teams and on sports fields. We have seen smiles and laughs on the faces of our tamariki and that warms my heart. The outlook going forward is fabulous, and our new Board will be wonderful supporters.

Term 4 is just around the corner and starts with a pōwhiri on the 17th of October at 9:30am. Mrs Sarah McCord, the incoming Principal will be welcomed at this pōwhiri, which is really exciting. It means that she will be able to join in with some of the planning work before she starts full-time at East in 2023. It will be a typically busy term and I am looking forward to it.

I wish you all a great break and look forward to seeing you all in and around school next term. Kia pai tō wiki.

Ngā mihi

Rikki Sheterline

Whānau House Placings for Term 3 Week 9

Week 9:

1st: May Whānau House

2nd: Murray Whānau House

3rd: Douds Whānau House

4th: Good Whānau House

Congratulations to MAY Whānau House who were our winners last week.

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Term 4 Pōwhiri

We are excited to inform you that, at the Term 4 pōwhiri on Monday 17th October, Mrs Sarah McCord will be welcomed on. She is currently the Principal at Ruahine School, and will take on the Principal's role at Levin East at the beginning of Term 1, 2023. She will come on with all of our new enrolments and their whānau and will bring a group to support her. Parents and whānau are welcome to attend.


  • Friday 30th September: Last day of Term 3 school finishes at 2.50pm
  • Monday 17th October: First day of Term 4 school starts at 9.00am
  • Monday 17th October: Whole school Pōwhiri 9.15am
  • Pihinga team trip to Foxton Beach (date to be confirmed)
  • Wednesday 26th October: Junior touch starts
  • Thursday 27th October: National Earthquake Drill
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As healthy lunches are provided for every student, every day, we no longer take lunch orders at the office. The shop is also unable to deliver lunches to school.


If your child/ren are absent from school please let us know by either:

Telephoning the office on 06 3687494 and leaving a message on the absence line.


Texting: 021 1286225 or via the Levin East School App

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TERM 1: 1 February - 6 April

TERM 2: 24 April - 30 June

TERM 3: 17 July - 22 September

TERM 4: 9 October - 15 December


TERM 4: 17 October - 15 December