Newsletter - Term 4 Week 6

Friday, 19th November 2021


Kia ora koutou,


It has been great to see all the children wearing vests to and from school. Children can be easily seen in vests when they walk to and from school. This makes it easier at school crossings around the town and motorists can see the students and stop safely.

Breakfast in Schools

On Wednesday, 1 December there will be no Breakfast in Schools that day.

Nga mihi,

Simon Bell

Positive Behaviour Tau Cards - Week 6

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Spinning Wheel Lucky Draw


Congratulations to these akonga who have been recognised by Road Safety Southland, Ricoh South and Mee & Henry Law Limited recently for their contribution to our sporting community and showing commitment to a task.

Carter Holdaway - who biked 15kms to and from school several times during the ‘Virtual Southland Road Tour’ his class took part in.

Travis Wech for coaching and reffing a Hauroko Valley School team when they did not have a coach or a referee for the day.

Brooke McVeigh & Gemma MacKenzie for using their initiative for their PALs activity

Hunter Sterne, Jessie Wech, Lachlan Egan & Liam Montgomerie for managing a school touch team on Monday afternoons.

And especially well done to Room 3 who have won the Southland-wide ‘Virtual Southland Road Tour’. Their prize, a Mr Whippy for everyone at our kura, will certainly be applauded!

Wood is Good

Colouring competition winners received their prizes this morning at assembly.

Western Primary Golf Competition

Harrison, Lachlan, Jesse and Atheena received their prizes at Assembly today

Whats happening...........

Library Books

It's that time of the year again when all the school library books are being recalled for the end of year stocktake. If your child has any school books at home then please return them to school as soon as possible to avoid any lost book charges ($20 per book), being added to your school account.

Thank you very much.

School Accounts

Could School Accounts please be paid before the end of the school year.

We are changing to a new management system next year so it would be great to get the accounts tidied up in 2021.


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School Dates

Last Day Term 4 2021 - Thursday 16th December


Term 1 - Tuesday 8th February - Thursday 14th April

Term 2 - Monday 2nd May - Friday 8th July

Term 3 - Monday 25th July - Friday 30th September

Term 4 - Monday 17th October - Thursday 15th December

Message from the Otautau Playcentre

Recently some play equipment was damaged at the Playcentre. This equipment is made for preschool children and NOT suitable for bigger children to play on.

From now the Playcentre playground will be closed to the public.


Invercargill Host Lions Club Magic Show

Today the World is a Very Different Place

You would normally come to Us -

Instead this year, we're bringing the Magic Show to Your House.

5 Great Magical Acts

45 minutes of Magical Fun for the Family

Fully Live and Interactive Zoom Performance

Join in to see Magic like you've never seen before.

Turn on Your Camera!

Bring a Deck of Cards!

Have a chance to be Part of the Magic!

Tune in 10 minutes early to enjoy Pre-Show entertainment.

Click the Link Below to Enter the Invercargill Host Lions Magic Show!

Sunday 5 December - 7:00pm

Meeting ID: 983 4476 3324
Passcode: 246218

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