Endeavour School Newsletter

16th February 2023

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Good afternoon Parents, Caregivers and Children,

The first 2 weeks back onsite with children have been very settled. This is a direct result of the time and energy our team put into preparing their programmes and learning environments to be ready for when our young ones walked through the gates. In addition, I would like to acknowledge our young ones who have arrived back with an excellent attitude. We are grateful to have you back as I know many of you are also happy to be back at school with your friends.

Tuesday last week we held an 'in house' Mihi Whakatau to welcome our new children to the Endeavour Learning Community. While low key in nature it was a special occasion for us as a school, in particular our new tamariki.

Over the past few days I would like to acknowledge our team and children for the way they have focussed on the core purpose of school and continued to take on and enjoy the challenge of learning. As a society we are constantly faced with wide and varied distractions, some are necessary to engage with and others are not. Over the past few days we have experienced both. What has impressed me is that while this outside noise has made its way into our inner circle, we have not let it impact our learning, which at times is not easy. So a big well done to all.

Last Thursday we were able to host our Meet the Teacher Whaanau Picnic. With over 50 families in attendance it was a lovely afternoon to picnic, chat and have the children play outdoors. I thoroughly enjoyed catching up with current whaanau, meeting new families, making new connections. Thank you to all those that attended.

Finally, I would like to thank you for the little offers of support we have received since the start of the year, they are much appreciated by the team. Like always if there is anything you would like to touch base about please feel free to do so. We always welcome the conversation.

Warm regards,



Term 1 - 2023

20th February - Kendo Classes start

1st March - Paid Union Meeting 1.45pm (School will remain open)

3rd March - NZ Royal Ballet - Tutus on Tour Trip

10th March - Birdlife Productions Show - Mufti Day ($5 Donation on Kindo)

15th March - Swimming Sports (details to be confirmed)

21st to 23rd March - Student Led Conferences

6th April - Term 1 Ends


As part of the ongoing teacher negotiations with the Ministry of Education, the NZEI (Teachers Union) are holding a Paid Union Meeting on Wednesday 1st March from 1.45pm. Many of our teachers who are part of the union will be attending.

As a school we will remain open for learning with a skeleton staff, however, will be running an alternate programme for the afternoon.

Thank you for your support.


Kia ora team,

We will be having our first meeting of the year on Tuesday the 28th of February at 7 pm in the staff room. All are welcome to attend. Please see attached flyer below.

We understand that some members of our incredible helper list have moved on from Endeavour, please let us know if that includes you and we will remove you from our email list.

Thank you kindly for all your support over the years and we wish you and your family the best for the next stage of schooling.

Looking forward to catching up with you all on the 28th.

Kind regards,


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Step 1. Download the Endeavour School App.
Step 2 : Update/Set Classroom & Notifications

Please go to the Endeavour School app and select the following :

A> Alerts (The megaphone icon)

B> Click on the "tick" next to the Alerts heading

C> Click on the drop-down arrow to change your classroom for 2023

D> If you are going to be doing sports, please select the drop-down arrow and choose sport eg Hockey, Netball etc.

Good job! Now your alerts are all set up!

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Scholastic Book Club - Issue 1

The closing date for School orders is Friday, 17 February 2023

For an online version of the catalogue click here


N.B. Please ensure that your child's class details are correct for 2023

If you have any queries please email Victoria at bookclub@endeavour.school.nz.


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Kindo is here to help!

Please get in touch with any questions, comments or feedback.

8 am - 4 pm Monday to Friday

09-869 5200 | 0800 EZLUNCH | 0508 4KINDO


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Starting 22 February 2023. Phone 021 138 6007


Wednesdays : 3.15 - 4.15 pm

Ages : 5 - 13

Location : Endeavour Primary

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If unable to attend muster, registrations are open all season.

Add and follow us on Facebook to get in contact.

Soccer United Football Supplies is Hamilton’s newest soccer store – determined to meet all your soccer requirements. We are located at 137 Alexandra st (very close to Garden place). We hold heaps of kids boots, shinpads and footballs and other training equipment. We hold a lot of Northern United shorts and socks as well. If you do pop into the shop use the secret code ‘Mr Booth likes soccer more than rugby’ and get a discount off your purchase. Check us out online and facebook and we hope to see you soon.”

Soccerunited.co.nz 07 5950700

2023 Term Dates

TERM 1 - 1 Feb 2023 - 6 April 2023

TERM 2 - 24 April 2023 - 30 June 2023

TERM 3 - 17 July 2023 - 22 September 2023

TERM 4 - 9 October 2023 - 12 December 2023