Newsletter 24th August 2022

Levin East School


Kia ora tātou,

It is fabulous to have so many new tamariki in our school. This has meant the opening of another new entrant class, in Room 9. We welcome Mr Bharat Dahya to the teaching role in that space. Mr Dahya is familiar to our tamariki, having taught in many classes this year. He joins Mrs Raue, Mrs Maclean, Miss Smith and Mrs Exton-Dahya in our Kākano Team.

Yesterday our Interschool 10-a-side rugby team had a narrow win over Taitoko. They played very well. We look forward to the semifinals next week.

Coming up we have a Rippa Rugby tournament. We really need your help with this, so, if you can manage a team on the tournament day, please let us know. It will be an amazing day, but one that is not possible without your help.

It is wonderful to see our tamariki excelling out of school as well as in school. Check out Loch Green below, way to go Loch!

Kia pai tō wiki.

Ngā mihi

Rikki Sheterline


Please, please, PLEASE use the crossings when our patrollers are out. We have seen a number of 'near misses' when children and whānau walk directly across from the diary to our gate. You may think it is safe, until you find out it isn't - and then it is too late.

Please use the crossings.


Headlice can be a common occurrence in schools.

We have a large supply of headlice shampoo, and combs available to families.

Please feel free to pop into the office and collect the supply you need.

Kids Art Work Fundraiser

Last term the children have been busy creating a piece of art for our annual Kids Artwork Fundraiser. You can turn your child's art into unique products. Great for presents for Whānau and Friends. Pop into your child's class to see the piece of art they have created or you can use a favourite photo. Order forms heading home this week!

Calendars $13

Gift Cards (packet of 8) $13

Diary $15

Mouse Mat $13

Sketch Pad $15

All order forms and money are to be handed into the office. Samples of the products are at the office if you would like to have a look. The last date for orders is Thursday 1st September 3pm.


Please return your washed sports uniforms to the office as soon as possible.

Thank you.

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Whānau House Placings for Term 3 Weeks 3 and 4

Week 3:

1st: May Whānau House

2nd: Good Whānau House

3rd: Douds Whānau House

4th: Murray Whānau House

Week 4:

1st=: Murray and Good Whānau House

3rd: May Whānau House

4th: Douds Whānau House

Congratulations: May, Murray and Good Whānau Houses winners over the last two weeks.

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Spare Clothing

With the change of seasons upon us and the weather becoming colder and wetter it may pay for some students to have spare clothing in their bags for times of need.

Also, if you have any pants or trackies for children 8 and under that you could donate to us, we would really appreciate it.


  • Tuesday 30th August: School Photo day
  • Thursday 1st September: Golf skills sessions for Te Whanake tamariki


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

Thank you.


Have you downloaded the Hero by Linc-Ed app?

This is how you access your child/ren’s reporting information.

We also use this app to keep you up to date with our community notices. Download ‘Hero by Linc-Ed’ at the app store and let us know if you need help from there.

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TERM 3: 25 July - 30 September

TERM 4: 17 October - 15 December