Balclutha Primary School - T3 Wk 4
Newsletter 19 August 2022
This week we had the opportunity to celebrate some of our athletes as they participated in the South Otago Cross Country at Clinton. Congratulations to everyone who ran in this event. It was wonderful to see so many of our parents able to travel to Clinton to support our runners. After a couple of years of COVID restrictions, it is really nice to see some normality come back into our sporting calendar.
On Wednesday our students were involved in the "Wood for Good" programme. The primary focus around this programme was to develop an awareness of the forestry industry and strengthen our understanding of how to be safe around logging vehicles. For the students (and some of the staff), I think the highlight was probably the drone demonstration, and the opportunity to climb into the cab of a logging truck.
The students were all given a safety workbook. Hopefully they were able to share them with their parents at home.
Have a wonderful weekend,
Ngā mihi nui,
Teacher Only Day - Monday 29th August
OSCAR will be available for bookings, phone: 027 315 7253 or 027 473 1235.
Board of Trustees August Meeting
Current board members Stacey Labes, Karla McPhee and Rachael Watt will welcome Aaron Sutherland and Morgan Watt, our new parent representatives, and Linda Swallow, our newly elected staff representative.
Whānau and School Update
BPS Home and Garden Tour - Sunday 6th November 2022
If you would like tickets to the House and Garden Tour, the tickets are $45 per person and includes lunch and afternoon tea.
Please email: email@example.com
If you would like to be one of the stall holders at one of the properties for the Home and Garden Tour please get in touch with Sara on 02102372282 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Meeting Date for your Calendar...
The next Whanau and School meeting will be on Thursday 1st September at 7pm in the school staffroom. A reminder that everyone is welcome.
Keep safe and let's be kind to each other :-)
Sara Sutherland and Carleigh Frisby
Whanau and School Co-Presidents
2022 Sport News
Netball photos will be held at lunchtime on Wednesday 24th August
BPS Netball Prize-giving 2022
24th August at 3.30pm, BPS school hall
All players, family and friends welcome
Uniforms to be returned at prize giving please.
Any questions please let Tara know 0273807603.
Year 1/2 Basketball
Session 1 3:30pm court 2
Session 2 4:00pm court 2
Year 3/4 Hockey
BPS Blue vs Warepa Flames 5:30pm court 3
BPS Purple vs Romahapa 3:30pm court 3
BPS Green vs Rosebank Green 5:00pm court 4
BPS/Kai 2 Games
BPS/Kai vs St Josephs 5:30pm court 5
BPS/Kai vs Catlins Blue 6:00pm court 5
South Otago Cross Country
What a fantastic day we had in Clinton! Well done to all students who ran. Congratulations to Ollie Sapstead for placing 1st in the year 7 boys race and Lily Inglis who placed 1st in the year 7 girls race.
A big thank you to all the parents for their help and support on the day.
Please remember, if you have "booked" a photo to include family members who are not at Balclutha School (i.e. preschooler, Mum and/or Dad), you will need to be here between 8.30am and 8.45am. Check in at the school office on arrival and we will let you know where you need to go for your photo. (It will be weather dependent on the day as to where the photos are taken.)
If you have any queries, please contact us on 4190103.
2022 Year 8 South Otago High School Interviews
Interviews will be held on Tuesday 6th September and Thursday 8th September between 4.00pm and 6.00pm for each (2022) year 8 student and caregiver.
You can book your interview time by going to www.schoolinterviews.co.nz. The login is g67kf. You will receive a confirmation email (please check spam if you do not receive one).
Please note that bookings will close on 30th August 2022.
Should you have any problems booking your interview time please feel free to contact South Otago High School office on 4180517.
Thank you, South Otago High School
Daffodil Day - MUFTI DAY AT BPS
We also have paper daffodils (donation), pens ($2), tote bags ($5), available to buy next week from the school office. All proceeds to the Cancer Society.
Balclutha School Pet Day
Mapping skills using an atlas and Google Maps to find and follow the Mata Au, Clutha River.
Logging truck safety message.
We also found out about using a drone to check on the trees and other jobs people do.
Room 5 starting their Dean Russo inspired art.
- School Saveloys, sport fees and all camp fundraising and donations - 02 0900 0000 452 00
- Whānau and School, all fundraising (except camp fundraising), school uniforms (2nd hand and new) -
- 03 1734 0006449 00