Balclutha Primary School - T1 Wk 5
Newsletter 5 March 2021
Welcome to Week 5. A huge thank you to our school community for your patience, understanding and flexibility as we moved back into Level 2 again this week. Hopefully we will move back into Level 1 this weekend and we can resume normal operations next week.
Due to our current Alert status, we were unable to hold our scheduled assembly this week, but will look to hold assembly next week depending on alert levels. Information about this will go out on our school app and on facebook once a decision has been made.
Our tamariki had a great time on Wednesday with our Wheelie Wednesday event. This was part of "RIde and Walk to school" week. A huge thank you to the seniors in Room 11 who set up an obstacle course for the junior school. Check out some of the great photos and videos of this on our school facebook page.
Next week we are hoping to be able to participate in the South Otago athletics championship being held at South Otago High School. Good luck to all our athletes who are competing in this event.
Have a good week.
Ngā mihi nui,
The decision has been made to use a single tool to eliminate confusion and to make it easier for parents who have children in more than one class. Many classes have this well underway. If you haven't yet got your SeeSaw account set up for your child, please contact the class teacher.
Uniform Supply update
Regrettably we have to increase the price of our BPS Sunhats. They are now $5 each. BoT and Whanau and School contribute to the rest of the cost. All sizes available at the office.
Stirling Sports has navy shorts in stock to buy at their Balclutha store.
Religious Education Starting on Tuesday next week
If your child is not taking part in Religious Education, or they have not returned their "opt in" slip by Tuesday, they still need to come to school at the usual time of 8.55am on Tuesday.
All children attending or not attending Religious Education will be supervised at school between 9 - 9.30am on Tuesdays.
Welcome to Dhruv (standing) and Rahi (sitting) who started at Balclutha Primary School last week!
Parent Teacher Interviews
Interviews will start at 1pm on Wednesday and will go through until 8pm that day. Children will need to be collected from school at 12.30pm on Wednesday.
Teachers will also be available for interviews on Thursday after school between 3.30pm and 5.30pm. Parents and Caregivers will need to book an interview time and day.
Please click on the "School Bookings" link below to go online and make your booking using the code fqksc, or go to your web browser and enter the following web address,
- www.schoolinterviews.co.nz and enter the event code fqksc.
If you are unable to make your own booking, please phone the school office 4190103 and we will make the booking for you.
Whanau and School Update
SAVE THE DATE - JINGO QUIZ NIGHT - Friday 26th March
We require some help on the night and leading up to the event. If you can help please get in touch with Sara Sutherland on 02102372282 or email firstname.lastname@example.org We look forward to hearing from you.
If anyone in our school community knows of any good ideas for an auction on the night or has something they would like to donate for an auction please let us know.
Easter Raffle - Raffle sheets should be coming home today with your children. Happy selling! If you require another raffle please ask at the school office.
We are asking for an Easter item to be donated per family. There will be a box for all donations in the office entrance at school.
Thank you so much to our school community for the great support on the Foodwrap & Kitchen Consumables Fundraiser!!
Your support is greatly appreciated.
Have a great weekend
Whanau and School Co-Presidents
Sara Sutherland and Carleigh Frisby
Room 1, Room 3 and Room 5 pupils working their way through the obstacle course set up by our senior pupils!
Room 3 has been reading the rainbow fish book. Here are Lilly, Samara and Willows’ rainbow fish.
Room 5 Rockin’ Roosters - reading activity and following instructions Ana (left) and Alfie (right).
Below: Room 5 pupils climbing and swinging, not wheeling!
Room 6 having fun during our "Wheelie Wednesday" this week!
Room 12 enjoying the sunny afternoons, great team work, encouragement and co-operation.
Click the links below to read Makayla, Ruby M and Olivia's writing!
We have 39 children heading to South Otago Athletics on Monday. Good luck to everyone who is competing.
Upcoming Events to put on your calendar
- Assembly - 5 March - 2.30pm (postponed due to Covid-19 level 2 restrictions)
- SOPPSA Athletics - 8 March
- Junior School Swimming - 8 - 12 March 2021
- Otago Cricket Coaching - Friday 12 March 9 - 3pm
- BoT Meeting - Tuesday 16 March 7pm
- Parent Teacher Interviews - Wednesday 17 March 1pm - 8pm
- (All Pupils will need to be collected from school at 12.30pm on Wed 17 March)
- Parent Teacher Interviews - Thursday 18 March 3.30pm - 5.30pm
- (Note: School open as usual for all pupils 9am to 3pm on Thursday 18 March)
- Scholastic New Zealand Issue number 2 Book Club orders to be returned to School with money - 19 March
- Otago Anniversary - School closed Monday 22 March
- Assembly - 26 March 2.30pm
- Whanau and School Jingo Quiz Night - Friday 26 March
- School Saveloys, sport fees and all camp fundraising - 02 0900 0000 452 00
- PTA - Whanau and School, fundraising, school uniforms (2nd hand and new) -
- 03 1734 0006449 00