Balclutha Primary School - T4 Wk 5
Newsletter 18 November 2022
Goodness! Only three and a half weeks left of our 2022 school year. Where has the year gone?
This week our junior classes have had their swimming lessons. A huge thank you to all the parents who were able to come along and help with these. It is exciting to see the progress so many of our students have made.
Our COVID case numbers across our school community have increased dramatically over the last week or so. Please monitor your children for symptoms and keep them at home if they are unwell. If you have a positive case in your household, children who are testing negative are still able to come to school, but they must be symptom free and have a negative test every morning.
We have another busy week next week with students involved in the Quadrathon and the Orange Parade.
Have a great weekend,
ngā mihi nui,
Whānau and School Update
Whānau and School Update:
Next Whānau and School meeting is Thursday 24th November 7pm in the staffroom. This will be the last meeting of the year and a great opportunity to see the wonderful benefits all our children get from the Whānau and School fundraising.
Home and Garden Tour - There is one group I forgot to thank last week - our own senior students! You did yourself and Balclutha School proud! We had so many great comments about you all and really appreciate you doing your bit on the day. Many thanks :-)
Christmas Raffle: A notice went home last week (and is attached again to this newsletter) asking for donations for our Christmas hampers. Thank you to everyone who has already dropped off your item. Please keep them coming!
The raffle cards have been given to the eldest or only child in each family today. There are 10 tickets per raffle card and tickets are $1 each. Happy selling :-) . Please remember we will need all cards returned, sold or unsold by Friday 9 December. If you have trouble selling your card, please return it to the school office asap, as we often have several families who are able to sell more than one card.
All the money raised will go towards paying for your children's stationery next year.
Have a great weekend.
Sara Sutherland and Carleigh Frisby
Co-presidents of Whanau and School
Jade Wakeham - for pushing herself to try new things in the water at swimming.
Amelia Hill - always trying her best and helping her friends be more confident in the water at swimming.
Kodie Burrows-Morrell - for her increased effort in Structured Literacy. Kodie is becoming more independent in her work.
Joash Bokilis - for amazing confidence in the water at swimming.
Maddie Nicholls - for trying hard with her Structured Literacy and showing perseverance in tukutuku stitching.
Kingston Boyce - for working hard at all tasks and doing his best.
Bronson Stoop - for working hard when we went swimming and helping others.
Aydan Field - for demonstrating leadership skills and being fair.
Willow Inglis - for working hard during writing time.
Neave Bisset - for producing a beautiful stained glass window.
Lexi Karrol - for producing a beautiful stained glass window.
Georgie Cleverley - for producing a beautiful stained glass window.
Gabby Warden - for the fantastic progress she is making in her maths group. Well done!
Mioné Meyer - for always going above to help others and having such a positive attitude to school.
Taylah Labes - for always challenging herself to move forward with her learning.
Eva Cleverley - for hard work and determination with her learning.
Good LuckBest of luck to Ollie, Lilly and Blake who are competing in the Southland Athletics on Saturday in Invercargill.
No touch next week due the A&P show
Quadrathon is on next week Tuesday 22 November (pp 24 November). All information has been emailed out.
Friday night cricket starts this week. Good luck to our teams - have fun.
Balclutha Primary School
Term 4 dates coming up...
Final 2022 Scholastic Book Club - orders due Monday 21 November
Whānau and School Meeting - 7pm in School Staffroom - 24 November
Orange Day Parade in Dunedin for 2022 Road Patrollers - Friday 25 November
Teacher Only Day on Monday 28 November 2022.
Colour Run - 1 December 2022 - 2pm
- 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