Bohally Newsletter - Term 3

24th September 2021

Principal's Comment

Kia ora te Whānau

Well we didn't expect a Level 4 lockdown this term after we had been ticking along quite nicely but a very special thanks to all of you for supporting your children through this time and no doubt juggling your own work commitments with that of online learning. One thing that does occur is that we have a lot of emails bounce back to us so it is very important that you have your correct email on our system. If you didn't receive any emails from me during lockdown please pop in and see Kelly at the front office and update your details. It was a bit of a mission hand-delivering computers to our students who required them so special thanks to the staff who drove around the region delivering devices.

The lockdown affected the end of many sports seasons but well done to all of our teams for a successful season, no matter what sport you played. A huge thanks to all of the parents who coach and manage our sports teams, your skills and time are invaluable to our community. We have a talented group of students and it is so good to hear of their successes and know how many of them have been selected for representative teams. Next term we have summer sports getting underway, with the Bohally cricket teams (Boys and Girls) versing Waimea Intermediate next week for Top of the South honours (the winner travelling to Christchurch next term to verse the top Canterbury team).

We have a lot coming up next term with our Max Factor Talent Quest taking centre stage. Time for our students to dust off their instruments and stretch their vocal cords. With such a talented group of students, we have decided to put on an Arts Showcase for whānau, this will be on the 8th of December at 6pm so save the date.

Please remember to keep in contact with your child's class teacher and if you ever have any queries we are here to help so just ask. Enjoy the upcoming holiday break (end of term 1st October) with your children and we look forward to another busy term and your continued support of our school.

Adventure Week and Academies

All students are excited about the annual Adventure Week for late Term 4. The exciting range of camps will provide our students with a range of challenging experiences, in the likes of Wellington, Hanmer Springs, West Coast, and the Marlborough High Country.

A friendly reminder that parents can continue to pay for their child's camp through the office or using the school back account.

All Firewood raffle tickets and money by Wednesday the 29th of September. Thank you for your continued support.


The World Famous in Marlborough, Bohally Truffles fundraiser will commence week 1 of term 4. Please keep an eye out for further notices when we return after the holidays.

Ngā Mahi Toi - Bohally Arts Evening

Students involved in the many Bohally Performing Arts groups will be showcasing their talents next term. Whānau will be able to come and see our Choir, Kapa haka. Pasifika, Band, Atarangi production and Max Factor Winners perform in a jam-packed evening celebration. All Bohally students will get the chance to see this during the school day.
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Term 3 Values and Badge Assembly

During week 10 we will be celebrating the achievements of each hub with our termly Values and Badge Assembly. We invite whanau to come and be a part of this. Please keep an eye out for your child's class newsletter with further details of days and times.

Winter Sports Round-Up


Although the netball season was cut short just before the final game, the Bohally netball teams had an exciting and successful 2021 season. Bohally fielded 14 teams this season across various grades in the intermediate section. It was wonderful to watch the players grow and develop throughout the season and partake in some exciting games. Congratulations to all teams on a highly successful team. A huge thank you to our wonderful coaches and managers who gave up their time to assist with our teams this year.

Marlborough Hockey Prizegiving 2021

Winners of Tier 1 6aside Competition

Allan Kilmartin Shield -BOHALLY RIMA

Winner of the overall Most Improved Junior Boy

Andy Rowe Cup – OLIVER PHIPPS (Bohally)

Winner of the Most Promising Junior Boy –

Heather Andrell Trophy – AIDAN BENNETT

Winner of the Most Promising Junior Girl –

Heather Andrell Trophy - ISLA TILBURY

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Upcoming Events

  • Last Day of Term 2 - 1st October
  • First Day of Term 4 - 18th October
  • Academies - 22/29th October
  • Labour Day - 25th October
  • Marlborough Anniversary Day - 1st November
  • Athletics Day - 2nd November
  • Polyfest - 13th November
  • Adventure Week - 30th November -3rd December
  • Ngā Mahi Toi - Arts Evening - 8th December
  • MBC/MGC College Orientation - 26th November
  • School Prizegiving - 14th December
  • End of School Year - Year 8 - 14th December, 1 pm / Year 7 - 15th December, 3 pm
  • Start of 2022 School Year - 2nd February, Year 8 / Year 7 3rd February


Thank you to all whanau and other members of the community who supported Atarangi - Morning Sky last term. A special thank you to the Marlborough District Council, Redwood Trust and the Fulton Foundation for their generous sponsorship. Momentum Dance for dancer costume hire and the Blenheim Musical Theatre for costumes. Lastly a huge thank you to Tom Knowles for allowing us to premiere his musical.

We also wish to acknowledge our many sponsors for the successful Bohally Quiz Night, which was held in Term 2.

What we have been up to

After our sudden lockdown in week 4, we returned to school in week 7. Here are some of the activities Tangaroa Hub have been doing.

Room 18/19 - Production

Production techies

Being a part of the 2021 Atarangi: Morning sky was such a great experience. It was so much fun learning how to work and operate all of the technical software with my friends Emmy and Tess. It was a great opportunity to try something new and try out a theatre and musical school production environment. Although I was not on stage performing it felt like I was because even all of the people who weren't performing still were a major part of the show. Without the techies, the show would not be able to be performed to the standard it was. Overall, being in the production as a technician was a great learning opportunity and very fun!

Lucy WiRepa , Room 19

Hub Speech Finals

At first, doing the speeches in front of a bunch of people was really scary, you never really get used to the nerves that come with speeches. As a speech finalist, I can confidently talk for the other seven people as well that while we all felt really nervous while we’re up on the stage presenting our speeches, at least all of us heard the bells. The bells were to indicate our time. This first bell was to say you were over three minutes and the second bell indicated that we were over four minutes. So, to say speeches are quite the experience is very true!

Brialey Foster and Sylvia Small, Room 18

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May the force be with you - The science of motion

This month we have had an awesome privilege to learn all about forces, Isaac Newton's three laws and much more. Our favourite part of learning about this subject was being able to test and experiment lots of different ways to define gravity, forces, friction and air resistance. The experiments included.. Using a Newton meter to test how hard it was to pull a wooden block on four different surfaces, making a mini catapult to test how much air resistance a pom pom has whilst flying through the air and lastly, in lockdown we tested which of the following would glide the farthest on three different surfaces.. scooter, bike or skateboard.

Written by,

Jemima and Emmy

Community Notices

MGC Uniform Hours

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At Bohally we strive to keep our community up to date with what is happening at school. We have three main ways we communicate - our school app, website, and Facebook page. We recommend downloading our school app. The app will allow you to set up alerts for your child's class and activities. This causes a push notification on your phone if any notices are uploaded. If you have any questions about how to access any of these three systems please talk to your child's teacher. Below are the links for you to follow.



School App:

Search 'School Apps NZ' on Google Play or the Apple App Store.