Balclutha Primary School - T4 Wk 2
Newsletter 28 October 2022
Today is World Teachers Day, and it is an opportunity for us to celebrate and acknowledge the wonderful job our teachers here at BPS do everyday.
We are fortunate to have teachers that care deeply about the learning and the well being of their students and often go above and beyond to ensure our learners get the best deal possible.
Term 4 is an exciting time for our teachers as we begin to see the results of all the teaching and learning from the year starting to come to fruition. We have begun our end of year assessments in preparation for reporting to parents, the Board of Trustees and the Ministry of Education. It is incredibly rewarding to see the wonderful progress so many of our students have made in 2022, despite a very mucky COVID impacted year. Thank you to all our wonderful teachers for the great job you do every day. We appreciate you and all that you do.
Have a lovely weekend,
You are invited- Structured Literacy Parent Information Session
We are excited to invite our parents and whānau to an information session on structured literacy. Come along and hear about the implementation of structured literacy at our school, what this might look like for your child, and how you can help at home.
Monday 7 November, 5:30pm in the school hall.
On Thursday, BPS participated in the National Shake Out Earthquake Drill. Hopefully we will never have an earthquake while we are at school, but if we do, we know what to do!
Here are Room 3 practising what to do.
Welcome to Balclutha School this week, Nathan and Maddie!
Whānau and School Update
Whanau & School Meeting - thanks to all those who came to the meeting last night. Still a busy couple of months left at school.
BPS Home and Garden Tour - Sunday 6th November 2022
HELPERS NEEDED!!! WE NEED YOUR HELP ON SUNDAY 6th NOVEMBER - anytime from 7am through to 4pm (even just a couple of hours would be great!)
Contact Sara Sutherland on 02102372282 or Carleigh Frisby on 0214180127.
Last day to get tickets is 31st October. Be quick as time is running out!! 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
THE SPUD DIG IS BACK - Have you had a chance to sort your spud in some soil yet?? Send us some photos and we can share in the newsletter :-)
Keep safe and let's be kind to each other :-)
Sara Sutherland and Carleigh Frisby
Whanau and School Co-Presidents
Room 5 students sharing their writing with the class.
BPS Teeny Stars vs Lawrence Gold 4:00 ground 3b
BPS Teeny Racers vs Stirling Stars 4:00 ground 1b
BPS Lions vs Kaiyotes 4:30 ground 7
BPS Superstars vs Warepa Winners 4:00 ground 6
BPS Rebels vs Lawrence Yr6s 4:30 ground 1
BPS Stars vs Toko Koura 5:30 ground 1
BPS Racers vs St Josephs 5:00 ground 6
We have a number of students going to athletics on Friday. All information will go home with those students next week.
The final round of top team is on Wednesday 16th November.
Uniform Grant available for 2023 Year 9 pupils
Sunhats / Skorts / Skirts
Skirts / Skorts
We are still waiting for advice from our suppliers when our order of skorts and skirts will be here. We apologise for the delay. As soon as we have a delivery date, we will let you know in a future newsletter.
Term 4 dates coming up...
School Photo Orders due - Friday 4 November 2022
Structured Literacy Information Session - 7 November 2022, 5.30pm in school hall.
Week 3 and Week 4 - Senior Classrooms - swimming
Week 5 - Junior Classrooms - swimming
Board of Trustees Meeting - 7pm, 10 November 2022
Paid Union Meeting for Teachers - 16 November, 2022, pupils will be released at 12.30pm
Teacher Only Day on Monday 28 November 2022.
- 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