Newsletter 7th December 2022

Levin East School


Kia ora tātou,

It was fabulous to see the excitement and joy on the children's faces at yesterday's Junior Prize Giving Assembly, hopefully, some of my photos have captured that. Thank you to the huge number of people who came along to support the children, it was a lovely event.

Today the children visited their 2023 classrooms and teachers. It was terrific to be able to do this. You can see the structure below. We do have two roles we have yet to finalise. We will have these in place before the term starts.

The end of the year sees a number of staff moving on. We congratulate Mrs Sadlier who is won a position working for ERO, and acknowledge the long service of Mrs Watson who is retiring. Also leaving for different roles are Whaea Lynne (Rm 3), Miss Smith (Rm 5), Mr Dahya (Rm 9), and Whaea Catherine (Rm 17). We wish them all the best in their new endeavours and thank them for being part of our story.

Tonight our Year 6 children have their Graduation, a special event for them and us, as they move on to the next part of their learning journey. I am looking forward to seeing them and whānau tonight.

Have a great week. Kia pai tō wiki!

Rikki Sheterline


Our 2023 structure is nearly finalised - we have one position still to fill.

Senior Leaders:

Mrs Sarah McCord (Principal), Miss Julia Wilson (Deputy Principal), Mrs Mandy Kusabs (Assistant Principal and SENCO)

Kākano Team (Year 0-2):

Room 5- Zoe Raue (Team Leader)

Room 6- Sophie Chambers

Room 7- Susan Exton-Dahya

Room 8- Charlotte Maclean

Pihinga Team (Year 2-3):

Room 21- Amber Sanson (Team Leader)

Room 17- Emma Deadman

Room 18- TBC

Kōhuri Team: (Year 3-4):

Room 13- Shaun Lane (Team Leader)

Room 10- Larina Turner

Room 11- Danielle de Burgh

Te Whanake Team: (Year 4-5)

Room 4- Paula Hirini-Watson (Team Leader)

Room 3- Divya Garg

Room 20- TBC

Māhuri Team: Year (5-6):

Room 1- Tanya Whiley (Team Leader)

Room 2- Julie McHugo

Room 19- Clare Paroli

Reading Recovery: Jamie Thomas

Release teacher: Mr Apperley

Miss Comeskey and Mrs Bennett are also part of our teaching team, with their roles still to be finalised.

Whānau House Placings for Term 4 Week 7

1st: May Whānau House

2nd=: Douds Whānau House

2nd=: Good Whānau House

4th: Murray Whānau House

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

I wonder who will win the Isaac House Shield for Whānau House of the Year?

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  • Thursday 8th December: Ki o Rahi Tournament at Playford Park
  • Friday 9th December: Orange Day for 2022 Road Patrollers 11.00am - 1.30pm
  • Monday 12th December: Māhuri Team Lido trip (Rooms 1, 2 and 19) Te Whanake Team tabloids, pool and shared lunch at school
  • Wednesday 14th December: Senior Prize Giving at Waiopehu College 10.00am - 12.30am
  • Kākano Team Jubilee (Donald Duck) Park trip
  • Thursday 15th December: School closes at 12:30 for the end of year.
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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.


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TERM 1: 1 February - 6 April

TERM 2: 24 April - 30 June

TERM 3: 17 July - 22 September

TERM 4: 9 October - 15 December