Newsletter 6th September 2022

Levin East School


Kia ora tātou,

Wow! What a week!!! And what a fantastic time we had at our Tama Toa Breakfast. Well over 100 people attended and celebrated the positive tama in our lives. Thank you to all who came along and made such an impact. Thank you also to Mrs Raue and her team of helpers for bringing the breakfast back into our programme - it was simply awesome.

I know the tamariki in Kākano are looking forward to their Wellington Zoo trip later this week. It is always an exciting time to go away with your class and learn offsite. I popped into classes yesterday and saw so much learning happening around the trip, the children will have a wonderful time. Thank you to everyone who has helped with this fabulous experience.

Tomorrow sees the culmination of our Rippa Rugby skills lessons, with an internal Year 3-4 and Year 5-6 Festival. Weather permitting, this will be a great opportunity for our tamariki to put the skills they have learned into game situations. Whaea Lynne has put a lot of time into this mahi, so fingers crossed the weather plays its part too!

On Thursday from 9:15am - 10:30am the Māhuri Team are sharing their learning in their 'Tātou ki a tātou' Expo Sharing Day. The Education Research Projects (ERPs) they are working on are looking amazing and I look forward to hearing from individual students about their learning.

And, to finish the week, we were proud to support Mrs Bennett (pictured above) when she launched her second picture book - "Īhaka and the Unexpected Visitor" in te reo Māori and English. How special to have a published author as a member of staff. Books are available at Paper Plus.

A heads up that we have a Teacher Only Day on Monday 26th September (3 weeks away). School is closed for students on that day.

Kia pai tō wiki.

Ngā mihi

Rikki Sheterline


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

Thank you to the many of you who have already done this.

Whānau House Placings for Term 3 Week 6

Week 6:

1st: Good Whānau House

2nd: Douds Whānau House

3rd: Murray Whānau House

4th: May Whānau House

Congratulations: Good Whānau House who were our winners last week.

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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.


  • Wednesday 7th September: Year 3-4 and Year 5-6 Rippa Rugby Tournament
  • Thursday 8th September: KākanoTeam Zoo trip (Rooms 6 and 7)
  • Thursday 8th September: Māhuri Team ERP Expo
  • Friday 9th September: KākanoTeam Zoo trip (Rooms 5, 8 and 9)
  • Friday 16th September: Fundtogether School discos
  • Monday 26th September: Teacher Only Day


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