Bohally Newsletter - T4, Week 8
Kia ora koutou
As we race toward the end of the year, I thought that it was important to touch base with you all to keep you in the loop with end-of-year school activities. But before I launch into that, we need to let you all know that we have 22 cases of COVID amongst our students and we expect more to test positive over the coming days. Please keep any unwell students at home so that we can limit the spread in our community.
On Wednesday 14th December we will be holding our school prizegiving at the ASB theatre at 10.45am. The students will walk down and back with their class teacher. Over the next few days, parents whose children have been nominated for a prize will receive an email and they will be given priority for extra seating in the theatre. After they have been issued we will open up seating for any other interested families. Finding a venue that can seat all our students and all our families is not possible, unfortunately.
On this same day, all students will be receiving their written end-of-year report, so if it isn't given to you, try searching the school bag! We will also have a digital copy should your child 'lose' theirs on the way home! The finish date for our students this year are as follows:
Last day Y8's - 3pm Wednesday 14th December
Last day Y7's - 1pm Thursday 15th December
Start date back for 2023 - Thursday 2nd February 8.50am for all students (both Y7 and 8)
I hope your children all enjoyed their adventure weeks. A huge BIG thank you to everyone who supported our camps this year. The parents I met as I visited a few, were amazing and I want to thank you all for taking time out of your busy lives to support our teachers and students.
Finally, in case I don't get time to send out another email, I would like to take this time to thank you all for supporting our school this year, it was a year of navigating illness with constant COVID tests, but we all survived and got through it together. To families who are leaving Bohally with their last child, we send you off with our good wishes and thank you for your time in our school. To our returning families we look to reconnecting with you all in the New Year.
Wednesday 14th - BIS Prize Giving, ASB Theatre
Wednesday 14th December - Final Day for Year 8 -3pm / End of Year Reports sent home
Thursday 15th December - Final Day for Year 7- 1pm
Hub Speech Finals
Speech finals results:
Winners of the Hub - Congratulations to you all :)
Te Marama - Hugo Payne (Y8) Max Crawford (Y7)
Tane Mahuta - Xylia McKenzie (Y8) Isis Bradley-Kiwi (Y7)
Tama Nui Te Ra - Bella Strong (Y8) Joshua White (Y7)
Tangaroa - Emma Straker (Y8) Hunter Wong (Y7)
Tawhirimatea - Matteo Clarson (Y8) Kylah Watson (Y7)
Overall winners: Xylia McKenzie (Y8) Isis Bradley-Kiwi (Y7)
Truffle Fundraiser - Thank You
Bohally Truffle Fundraiser - Thank You
Truffle week was phenomenal this year with over 110,000 individual truffles rolled and packaged! Thank you for supporting this Bohally Fundraiser, whether it was by coming to make truffles, helping your child sell them, or taking orders from friends, family and workplaces! Every last bag sold made a difference.
Farewell to Some Special Staff Members
Firstly Paul Sainsbury who currently leads the Marlborough Technology Centre. After 40 years in education, Paul has decided it's time to move on to new interests and challenges. We will miss Paul's immense knowledge and thank him for the dedication he has given to Bohally Intermediate and the Tech centre for so many years. In Paul's place we welcome Jane Ginders from Howick Intermediate in Auckland who will be taking over as the Technology Lead Teacher.
We also farewell two of our team leaders - Phill Johnson and Brittany Ludemann. Phill has taken up a leadership position at Witherlea School and Brittany a Leadership position at Wigram School in Christchurch. Both of these staff members have contributed so very much in their time here and will leave big shoes to fill. We are currently finalising appointments this week.
We also wish to thank Heather Stickland and Maryn Kotze for their hard work as classroom teachers this year.
As a staff alongside the Board of Trustees,\
we will farewell these staff later next week.
- Marlborough Academy of Music Presents -Seussical Jr
Marlborough Academy of Music is proud to present our Summer Intensive show - Seussical Jr! Full of all your favourite Seuss characters, Seussical Jr is a fun, colourful, exciting journey through the Jungle of Nool and the planet of the Whos!
Enter the colouring competition for the chance to win a family pass to the show.
Marlborough District Library
Marlborough District Libraries will be running their popular reading programme throughout the summer holidays. It opens from Friday 16 December and runs through until 27 January.
You will need to pop along to the library to register and pick up your own personal Summer Reading Quest booklet to track your reading progress. The programme is for children aged 5-12 years and is open for all who wish to participate.
See our website for more details or phone 03 5207491.
Life Education Trust Christmas Gift Ideas
At Bohally we strive to keep our community up to date with what is happening at school. We have three main ways we communicate - our school app, website, and Facebook page. We recommend downloading our school app. The app will allow you to set up alerts for your child's class and activities. This causes a push notification on your phone if any notices are uploaded. If you have any questions about how to access any of these three systems please talk to your child's teacher. Below are the links for you to follow.
Search 'School Apps NZ' on Google Play or the Apple App Store.