Newsletter - week 6, Term 2

Term 2 Week 6 - 10 June 2022


Tena Koutou, Talofa, Namaste, Hello and Greetings

I write this weeks newsletter from windy Wellington. I am very privileged to attend an NZ Principals Meeting today on behalf of the Gore and Districts Principals to hear about the latest updates in education.

Production practice is well underway. We are about 4 weeks away from showcasing the East Gore talent on stage at the St James theatre. The senior students with speaking parts are working hard learning lines, learning about stage presence and holding a tune during songs. We definitely have a talented bunch of students who will lead the show with all the other students also taking to the stage to sing and dance. Tickets for the show will go on sale in the coming weeks, where we have two evening shows. Watch this space and keep your calendars free on Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th July.

In just over a week, we are sending approximately 8 Year 6 students to the GRIP Leadership course. Treana is excited to take these students to this day where they will develop their leadership skills. Treana has sent some notes home with students about this day.

I would like to take the time to thank all our families for keeping students home (or picking them up quickly) as we seem to have a gastro bug go through the school. It seems to come on fairly quickly and is quite nasty. We appreciate you keeping your child home for the 48 hours after their last symptom as this can slow the spread. Surely we will have a term without too many bugs soon...

Kia pai tō rā whakatā (have a great weekend).

Wendy Kitto


Room Kauri Report

This week we were lucky to have amazing weather for the school fun colour run. It was great to see families and friends support everyone. The teachers heard lots of children say ”this is the best run
ever!” On Thursday the children enjoyed looking at photos of the fun run and writing about the fun run. Thanks Mrs Morton for organising such a fun afternoon.

Cross Country 2022

Our school cross country went very well this year and it was great to have so many parents back on site supporting whanau.

The colour run was very popular with many students running the track 4 times!

We had 4 students qualify for Eastern which was held on Tuesday at Waimumu in perfect conditions.

Well done to the following who represented East Gore School at Eastern.

Xavier lamb 14th place

Luke Willetts 21st place

Mercediez Soper unplaced

Kiana Seales qualified but unable to compete due to illness

Well done to you all.

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Support Staff Day

We have celebrated Support Staff week today with a shared morning tea prepared by the teachers for some of the most important people in our school. Amy, Sara, Ruth, Nicola, and Diana are our teacher aides. They work closely with our children giving them extra support for their learning and are also people that all the children can rely upon. They are so appreciated by the teachers and principal because they always put the needs of the children first, take care to implement the plans created by teachers and instantly change their plans when asked due to the many events that occur in our school.

Nev our caretaker has been welcomed back this term and he was missed greatly by everyone, especially his crew of early morning helpers. He is always cheerful and we always feel good when we are in his presence. We are so glad to have him back with us.

Sinead is our cleaner extraordinaire, she works so hard and I know for a fact the teachers enjoy having a chat with her in the afternoons.

This week we have fare welled Rosie who has been relief teacher aiding in Room Rimu. We have really valued her time here and she will be missed especially by the group of children who liked to play with her at lunch times.

Last but not least Debbie our amazing office manager, who does it all. She works with kids, organises the teachers and keeps control of the many many tasks in the office needed to run a school.

Finally we would like to say thanks again to you all, a school can not run without you and we are so grateful for everything you do!

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East Gore School Production - 6/7 July to be held at the St James Theatre Gore. Mark it on your calendar.

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Scholastic Books orders due 16th June. Orders can be done online

Board of Trustees Corner

This year see's the Tri Annual BOT elections. If you would like to know more about what is involved in being on the board please contact the office to organise a visit to our next.

Ken Willetts - BOT Chairperson



Term 2: May 2nd - July 8th

Term 3: July 25th - September 30th

Term 4: October 17th - December 15th

Public Holidays:

Queens birthday June 6th

Matariki June 24th

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Thank you to our great volunteers Emma & Co, Grace Church team and Phillip for your help with allowing this service to be offered to all students. If you would like to help you would be most welcome - more the merrier.

Breakfast Club will open in the hall at 8.35am and finish at 8.50am - weetbix followed by toast will be on offer.



We are unable to heat up lunches for students at lunch times. Staff use this time getting ready for the afternoon programmes and having their own break. We appreciate your support by not sending pies/noodles etc to school. School lunches are provided to every student in the school.


Headlice cases have popped up across the school this week. If you could all check your child/rens hair and treat if necessary. We appreciate you help with the control of this.


If your any student is unwell we will ring home to ask them to be picked up.

Ministry of Health guidelines say that students must stay away from school 48 hours after the last vomit or diarrhoea episode.

Upcoming events

17th June - Southland Cross Country

24th June - Matariki - Public holiday school closed

6th & 7th July - School Production

8th July - Last Day term 2

25th July - Term 3 commences


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