Balclutha Primary School - T3 Wk 7
Newsletter 9 September 2022
Today we woke up to the news that Queen Elizabeth II has passed away and we have a new monarch.
As a Nation, and as a Commonwealth this will be a time to reflect on the impressive commitment and dedication she had during her seventy year reign.
This morning, as a sign of respect, our school gathered around the flag pole to lower the flag, sing God Save our Queen and reflect on the Queens passing. This is a significant point in the history of New Zealand and the World, and it is important that as a school we acknowledge this.
Next week our Year 6-8 students will be attending Camp Columba at Pukerau. A huge thank you to all the parents who have volunteered to go to camp, and have helped with fundraising. Have a wonderful time!
We are focusing on adding and subtracting fractions … with different denominators! Can you work these out?
Whānau and School Update
BPS Home and Garden Tour - Sunday 6th November 2022
If you would like tickets to the House and Garden Tour, the tickets are $45 per person and includes lunch and afternoon tea.
Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to be one of the stall holders at one of the properties for the Home and Garden Tour please get in touch with Sara on 02102372282 or email email@example.com
Our next monthly meeting will be Thursday 29 September at 7pm in the school staffroom. Everyone welcome.
Keep safe and let's be kind to each other :-)
Sara Sutherland and Carleigh Frisby
Whanau and School Co-Presidents
Congratulations to this week's assembly award winners...
Caleb Flesher - for working extremely hard at his letter sound knowledge.
Nathanael Andrew - for making some great contributions during mat time and structured literacy.
Frieda Lowe - for having a positive attitude in Reading and Writing.
Rahi Escovar - for showing excellent independence and goal setting.
Kayden Hapuku Te-Nahu - for demonstrating increased confidence and engagement with his learning.
Frank Warden - for always trying his best in all of his learning.
Sophie Walker - for consistently demonstrating our school values by showing empathy to others.
Corey Newport - for being focused with his learning and trying hard with structured literacy.
Sam Kinder - for excellent work writing and presenting his speech.
Logan Gray - for excellent work writing and presenting his speech.
Alyssa Kinder - for her increasing independence with walking and for trying new things.
Tayla Smith - for her great work in the PC maths challenges!
Charlotte Jamieson - for her effort and determination with her speech writing and presentation.
Aidan Cloete - for grit and determination at the Otago Cross Country Champs!
Students have different lists to learn, and they will be tested on half of the words/letters on their list on Friday 23 September.
This gives everyone two weeks to gather sponsors OR ask for donations.
All students will need to have their spellathon card at school on Friday 23 September, so that their test results can be attached and they can then show their sponsors.
Monies raised will be used to support purchasing Structured Literacy resources for the whole school.
We look forward to your support.
Room 5 and Room 6
2022 Sport News
Year 1/2 change to Hockey
Session 1 3:30 court 2
Session 2 4:00 court 2
Year 3/4 change to Basketball
BPS Blue vs Milton 4:00 court 3
BPS Purple vs Catlins 5 court 3
BPS Green vs Valley/ St Jo's 5:00 court 4
BPS Green vs Romahapa 5:30 court 4
BPS/Kai vs Catlins Yellow 5:00 court 5
All sports payments to be paid into the BOT account 02-0900-0000452-00
Balclutha Primary School
I was lucky to be able to watch Top Team yesterday. It was loud and fast. The game of "turbo touch" was difficult as the rules are the opposite of how we usually play, i.e. throwing a forward pass to score a touchdown.
After a few rounds of turbo touch participants had a quick quiz followed by a game of tug of war.
The whole event was a great experience for our students. There were lots of smiles and laughs.
Tania Arthur, Sports Coordinator.
- 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