Bohally Newsletter - Week 11 Term 1
11th April 2022
It is hard to believe we are nearly completing term 1 and one-quarter of the way through the year. It seems like the year 7's have been here forever, they have settled in well and it's good to see them forming new friendships and connections.
I would like to personally thank all of our students for showing such resilience with the changes they have experienced with our teachers and some of their friends/classmates away due to COVID. It isn't easy to have different teachers or move to new rooms but at the same time, we have managed to keep the school open and tried to keep it as business as usual. Hopefully, we are getting through the worst of it. Our staff have been wonderful and need lots of praise as many of them have had to cover for colleagues, lose their release time and meet the needs of different students in their classes - I haven't heard one complaint from any of them.
Many of you will be wondering where we are at with the new school rebuild. I am hoping to share a newsletter from the team soon, but if you ever want information please refer to the website - https://www.tetatoruowairau.nz/ For many of you, it may feel that it is never going to happen but I want to reassure you that we are moving ahead with this project and things are happening!
Hopefully, you all received an email from Dan Hammond recently about our concerns around social media. This is a very important topic and we are genuinely concerned about how much access some of our students have to social media, even though many of them are younger than the specified age requirements. Our preference would be that none of our students use it, but at the end of the day, you as parents make that decision, not us. Our advice is that you monitor their screen time usage and keep checks on who they are socialising with and in what way, just as you would if they were meeting friends in person. Remember you don't open your front door and let everyone in, the same is true for social media.
Finally, enjoy your Easter break, hopefully, you all get some time off to spend with your families? We finish term one at 3pm on Thursday 14th April and return for term two on Monday 2 May. We look forward to reconnecting with you all then.
Brayshaw Park Visits
You can start making payments to the school office in installments at any time to help spread the cost.
The school account is ASB 123167 0106660 00 with your child's name in the reference field and ADWK or AW.
Meet Our Office Staff....
Replacing Maureen we were very lucky to employ Liz Webb. Liz has come to us from MBC and we all look forward to working with her. Alongside Liz, we also have Julia Brown at the front desk. Julia is who you can contact about absences, general inquiries, and school payments.
You can contact the office by email at email@example.com or telephone at 035785219
School App and Facebook
Our school Facebook page is where we can also send out important information, as well as celebrate the learning and activities that are happening in school. Simply "like' the page and be in the loop.
What we have been up to .......Tawhirimatea Term 1 round-up!
It has been great getting so many of us involved in the Triathlon, Swimming Sports, Cricket Tournaments, Friday night volleyball, Rippa Rugby and we've even managed to squeeze in a Mufti-day.
Resilience and positive attitudes have been some of the key attributes we've noticed amongst our team this term. Lots of us have tried new things, developed new relationships and settled into life at Bohally.
In the first few weeks of term one all students competed in the annual Bohally school triathlon. With lots of sun and cheering, the atmosphere was filled with joy. As bikers and runners raced past, everybody congratulated them and was having fun.
I competed in the team races with Viliami and Kobe. I swam, Kobe biked, and Viliami completed the last leg by finishing the race with a run.
After all the races were over, our hub took a team photo, we finished off the day with a relaxing afternoon and reflections. People pushed past their limits and worked hard to finish their races, by the afternoon everybody was pretty knackered.
Lots of resilience and determination was needed by all competitors, it was clear to see lots of students displaying the school values.
Brooklyn M, Room 10
Junior Indoor Cricket (Girls & Boys)
Starting 2 May 2022
Monday - 3:45-5:30pm Year 7 – Year 13
Cost - $7 per person
6 a-side teams
Register a team or as an Individual
Register Online at:
or Contact us on: 035784851 or 0275784851 or
JUNIOR TABLE TENNIS
The Marlborough Table Tennis Association is again running junior table tennis starting Tuesday 3rd May, 2022. It will run during term 2 and 3. 4pm – 5pm Beginners and developing players. 5pm - Two player teams competition, any gender, Blenheim Indoor sports centre 50 Batty’s Road.
To register phone Debbie: 0211632140,
or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
or Alex 0221890995 e-mail email@example.com
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.
Search 'School Apps NZ' on Google Play or the Apple App Store.