School Newsletter August 6th, 2021

Endeavour School August 6th, 2021

A Message From Mrs Campbell

Tēnā koutou,

It has been a great start to Term 3! Everyone was very excited to arrive last Monday morning to discover the amazing new playground markings throughout our school.

A huge thanks to the Friends of Endeavour for organising for these fantastic, bright, colourful additions to our playground spaces! Despite all the wet weather they have been very well used during break times, as well as being the focus of PE lessons over the past 2 weeks.

Lots of exciting learning is underway at Endeavour this term. In Hakarimata Team (LC1&2) there is a focus on the health curriculum and the Firewise programme. The students are busy identifying hazards, what to do to keep safe and who is here to help us. (There is a surprise visit coming up from our local firefighters!)

Hangawera Team (LC3&4) have an Inquiry focus based around the past, present and future. They are inquiring across all curriculum areas into how technology has evolved. They are also enjoying lots of fun learning opportunities at the moment centred around The Olympics.

Taupiri Team (LC5&6) have some inspirational whakataukī linked closely to their learning. In LC5 they are focusing on a range of curriculum in the contexts of storytelling, health and nutrition and technology and in LC6 space, nature and pop culture.

Across our school this term much of our learning centres around the attribute of RESILIENCE and how we demonstrate this as an Endeavour Explorer.

This is the whakataukī which is inspiring LC6 to think about how we can develop resilience in ourselves and as a member of a team:

I ōrea te tuātara ka puta ki waho

A problem is solved by continuing to find solutions

It is an especially good time to consider how we develop resilience in our students as we look forward to our 2021 Endeavour Cross Country in 2 weeks (Tuesday 17th August). We can identify what it really looks like to push through difficulties, accept defeats and celebrate successes in the way our NZ Athletes participate in the Olympics.

We are looking out for excellent examples of Endeavour Explorers and Citizens who are willing to keep trying when things get challenging and are quick to support others who may need it. More details about our Cross Country will be shared soon, keep your eyes out for information about approximate times for each Year Group’s race.

I’m looking forward to seeing lots of our whaanau on Cross Country Day!

Ngā mihi


Upcoming Events

  • 17 August - School Cross Country
  • 20 August - Salvation Army Can Drive
  • 24 August - FOE PTA Meeting in the staff room. All Welcome
  • 26 August - Daffodil Day Mufti Day
  • 27 August - School Photos Day
  • 31 August - Interschool Cross Country
  • 02 September - Interschool Cross Country Postponement Date
  • 07 + 09 September - Parent Teacher Learning Conversations
  • 10 September - Teacher Only Day - SCHOOL CLOSED
  • 23 September - Grandparents Day
  • 24 September - Book Character Dress Up Day
  • 01 October - Last Day of Term 3 + Tabloid Sports Day

Donation Receipts and Statements Can Now Be Printed At Home!

Your school donation receipts and statements are now able to be viewed and printed at home!

Click the link below for instructions on how to do this :

Click Here!

Please note that receipts can not be printed from the Hero mobile app, this must be done by using a web browser.

End Of DG Range Uniform Items - Limited Stock Left

Go to the "Special Offers" section on the Online School Shop and pick up a $20 deal!

Stock and sizes are limited. Items are available for fitting at the school office.

Expressions of Interest - Priority Out of Zone Ballot

Endeavour School is now accepting Expressions of Interest for our Out of Zone Priority Ballot being held this term. If you have moved out of zone, and you have a child who is eligible (turning 5 years old) to start school in Term 4 this year and Term 1 next year (2022) and they have a current sibling/s at Endeavour School, please show your interest by emailing before Sunday the 22nd of August, 2021.

Please visit the following links to view our enrolment zone and enrolment form.

Zone Map

Enrolment Form

Please be aware this does not affect students already attending Endeavour School but it does preclude siblings wanting to start in the foreseeable future.

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What's Been Happening?

Potential of Poetry

Last week we hosted a Waikato Literacy Association Event, with acclaimed author and educator Jill Eggleton. Her focus presentation was the “Potential of Poetry” and how to embrace a love of reading and writing through the lens of poetry. It was such a treat for our staff attendees. We also won a pack of her poetry cards as a special prize! We have a number of her poems and books used regularly in our Learning Communities.

Debbie Thorpe

Let's Get Firewise!

Ms Stewart’s Literacy group have been learning about how to be firewise.

We practised what to do when the fire alarm goes off at home or at school and where we should have our safe meeting place. We had a discussion about firetrucks and what they are used for. We labelled the parts of a fire truck and made edible fire trucks, they were delicious!

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LC3's Attempt at Breaking the 100m World Record

LC3 have been building up their fitness, resilience, and perseverance for Cross Country this term by attempting to break the Olympic world record. So far we have tried the 100m sprints and the 400m relay races and have done pretty well! Who knows, maybe we have some future Olympians in our hub!

-Amy Harding

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Cheesecake Festival

It's that time again! The 12th annual Smith and McKenzie Cheesecake Festival is back from the 20th of August - 11th of September, and we have entered the yummiest (at least we think so!) cheesecake on the menu!

Our school will receive a dollar from ever slice sold of our Endeavour cheesecake sold, so make sure to go and get a sugar hit and support us!

Smith and McKenzie are also having a Family Fun Day on Sunday the 12th of September from 3pm where there will be a cheesecake eating contest, kids relay, a fire truck visit and much more!

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Friends of Endeavour PTA


One of our big projects from last year has finally come together following covid delays of delivery and application.

Thanks to all the support our Endeavour community gave last year with our fundraising at the Colour Run, Disco, Friday Cafe’s and more. We were able to add some fantastic playground markings to our school just in time for term 3.

Sneak peek below!

Please make the time to see all of the beautiful new additions

Cookie Day

Friends of Endeavour PTA will be selling cookies at first break 11:15am on cross country day, Tuesday the 17th of August.

Cookies are $2 each or $2.50 for gluten free.

This sale will be going ahead regardless of weather on the day.

We would love some keen helpers for this sale, please express your availability via email to

Community Notices

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