Newsletter 26th October 2022

Levin East School


Kia ora tātou,

I am thrilled that our attendance has improved, it is lovely seeing so many children at school more and more. School-based learning cannot happen if the tamariki are not here.

As part of our ongoing work, we are looking at how we engage with others (tamariki, whānau, iwi, and wider communities) and have come up with a definition to help us. We are keen to hear your thoughts on the underlined definition below. We know some 'teacher-speak' is in there, so please feel free to challenge us on this. Please email me (

Students will be focused, intrinsically motivated and positive about their learning, proactively contributing ideas, asking questions and making connections. They will take risks, problem-solve and show sustained effort (persistence) and resilience. Students may practice, revisit or share their learning.

A lot of after-school sports start this week - thank you for supporting the teams and all the best to our players.

Kia pai tō wiki.

Ngā mihi

Rikki Sheterline

Whānau House Placings for Term 4 Week 1

Term 4 Week 1:

1st: Murray Whānau House

2nd: Douds Whānau House

3rd: Good Whānau House

4th: May Whānau House

Congratulations to MURRAY Whānau House who were the winners last week.

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  • Wednesday 26th October: Junior touch starts
  • Thursday 27th October: Te Whanake team Expo (see HERO for details)
  • Thursday 27th October: National Earthquake Drill
  • Monday 31st October: Board of Trustees meeting (6pm in the Boardroom)
  • Thursday 3rd November: Interschool Cross Country at Poroutawhao
  • Friday 4th November: Te Ahurei o Horowhenua Festival (Waiopehu College)
  • Thursday 15th December: School closes at 12:30 for the end of term.
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Supporting KidsCan

KidsCan are a wonderful supporter of our school.

Noel Leeming is delighted to again be supporting KidsCan by raising funds with our Friends and Family Promotion this November. With your help, we hope to make a difference by providing the essentials Kiwi kids need to learn, with 2.5% of the total sales from this event being donated to KidsCan. Last year's event raised over $8,400 for KidsCan.

This offer is open to our staff and our community. It gives everyone the opportunity to unlock amazing deals during the two-week period, starting on Monday October 31st and running through until Sunday November 13th, 2022.

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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.


TERM 1: 1 February - 6 April

TERM 2: 24 April - 30 June

TERM 3: 17 July - 22 September

TERM 4: 9 October - 15 December

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