Newsletter 22nd September 2022

Levin East School


Kia ora tātou,

This week's newsletter is later due to the huge range of events we have had our tamariki involved in. I want to thank everyone who has made the events possible - our staff, our whānau, our tamariki and our outside organisations. Ngā mihi mahana koutou.

Yesterday we held two of our three Cross Country races and today those results (and others) will be shared in a Sports Assembly at 10am today. Whaea Lynne will also name our Interschool Cross Country team for the 3rd November event at Poroutawhao School.

Earlier in the week Matua Ricky and Whaea Lynne ran a session for teachers across the Horowhenua on teaching Ki o rahi, with the goal of increasing participation in this sport. Watch this space!

Last week saw Snap Golf skills being taught and the enjoyment was obvious. It also saw the final boxing Fitness sessions, another area where there was a lot of enjoyment.

We also held a very successful Multicultural evening with lovely food being shared and both our Pasifika and kapahaka groups performing. They were beautiful and the progress they have made is clearly evident. It was lovely to have Mr and Mrs Bennett present a sand art story on the night as well. And let's not forget the discos from last Friday - fabulous fun!

As you can see, we are a busy place!

Coming up we have our Multicultural Dress Up day tomorrow, a Duffy Role Model assembly next Wednesday (Granny Jo is our role model), Road Patrol training and a Wheels Day celebration on Thursday. More information on these is available on Hero!

I am very proud to be able to support the activities and opportunities our children have before them. It is part of who we are.

Kia pai tō wiki.

Ngā mihi

Rikki Sheterline

Term 4 Pōwhiri

We are excited to inform you that, at the Term 4 pōwhiri on Monday 17th October, Mrs Sarah McCord will be welcomed on. She is currently the Principal at Ruahine School, and will take on the Principal's role at Levin East at the beginning of Term 1, 2023. She will come on with all of our new enrolments and their whānau and will bring a group to support her. Parents and whānau are welcome to attend.

Whānau House Placings for Term 3 Week 8

Week 8:

1st: May Whānau House

2nd: Good Whānau House

3rd: Murray Whānau House

4th: Douds Whānau House

Congratulations to May Whānau House who were our winners last week.

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  • Monday 26th September: Queen Elizabeth II memorial Day - school closed
  • Monday 26th September: Board of Trustees hui 6pm
  • Tuesday 27th September: Staff Only Day- school closed
  • Wednesday 28th September: Duffy Role Model Assembly
  • Thursday 29th September: Wheels Day
  • Thursday 29th September: Road Patrol training
  • Friday 30th September: Last day of Term 3 school finishes at 2.50pm
  • Monday 17th October: First day of Term 4 school starts at 9.00am
  • Monday 17th October: Whole school Pōwhiri 9.15am


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