Bohally Newsletter - T4, Week 8

Principal's Welcome

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.

Ngā mihi,


Important Dates

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

Earlier this term, all students wrote and presented a speech to their class. Hub finals then took place. We are pleased to announce the following students who placed in their respective finals and the overall winners.

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.

Adventure Week

Adventure Week 2022. What an adventure it was! Being able to provide students with such a range of activities is a privilege for staff at Bohally. Of course, none of that is possible without whanau support either. Also, a huge thank you to the parents who went on camp; we can't do it without you.

Market Day

WOW! The rain held off and the basketball courts transformed into a mix of handmade crafts, decorations, jewelry, food and drink, cookbooks, and more! This was the culmination of this term's topic focus on economics and running a small business. Every single class had created a business plan, and handmade their items - a huge effort! Thank you to everyone who donated, supported, and visited the market day. All profits have gone to The Food Bank and Riding for the Disabled.

Christmas in the Park

On Sunday, 18th December, The Bohally School Choir is performing at the annual "Christmas in the Park", at Pollard Park. Enjoy the Christmas vibe, Christmas songs, and more.

Farewell to Some Special Staff Members

The end of the year always brings a degree of movement amongst staff and unfortunately this year we say goodbye to a few long-standing and much-loved 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.

Community Notices

Please look though the many opportunities, for students and families, that are available in our community.

- 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.

Printable copy here

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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.

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Life Education Trust Christmas Gift Ideas

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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.



School App:

Search 'School Apps NZ' on Google Play or the Apple App Store.