School Newsletter-15 December 2022

Endeavour School - December 15, 2022

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Principal's Message

Good afternoon Parents, Caregivers and Children,

As I write to you for the final time in 2022, it is with much pride that I reflect on the year that has been and the many achievements as a collective we are able to celebrate. This year we once again were presented with many challenges and as a team, along with the support of you our community, we have faced them head on; consistently ensuring that our children, their learning and well being are at the forefront of our decision making.

Yesterday we held our Service Assembly to acknowledge the many young people that have given service to our school over the year. Giving service is a behaviour that communities rely on. You don't have to look around for too long to see the many hours of service and goodwill that people give, whether it be with sports clubs, schools or community centres, each association is only able to thrive as a result of their community and the service people kindly offer. Providing our children with the opportunity to build their understanding and willingness to give service I see as one of the many important elements to schooling in the 21st Century. Yesterday it was wonderful being able to acknowledge the many children who have taken up that opportunity this year.

Today we recognised learners who have been diligent and applied themselves consistently throughout the year. Whether the children received an Academic award or an ETC Award, each award is a result of their effort towards their own learning. I would like to once again congratulate all the children whom received an award today.

In addition I would like to recognise each child as the school year draws to a close. They bring with them their own story. Our schools richness is defined by these many stories and today I would like to celebrate the efforts that our treasures over the year have given. Well done to you all!

Finally, as we head into the final weeks of the year, I would like to wish you a Merry Christmas. Chatting to many of you it has been a hectic year. I hope that you are able to take some time, relax and be with the people that are closest to you. We look forward to welcoming you back on Wednesday 1st February 2023.

Warm Regards


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Last Day of Term

Friday 16th December

Last day of the school year!

School concludes at 1.15pm.

Term Dates 2023

TERM 1 - 1 Feb 2023 - 6 April 2023

TERM 2 - 24 April 2023 - 30 June 2023

TERM 3 - 17 July 2023 - 22 September 2023

TERM 4 - 9 October 2023 - 12 December 2023


Over the past few weeks the Leadership Team and I have been looking at our roll numbers for 2023 and the placement of children (which we will share with you Wednesday 14th December via email), and the placement of our Teaching team for 2023.

Sadly, Mrs Sanam Singh one of our LC4 teachers will not be continuing with us next year. Sanam has won a permanent position in Auckland, which is an excellent career move for her. Having joined us at the start of Term 2 Mrs Singh has made many wonderful contributions to our children and wider school which we are are very grateful for. We of course wish her all the very best with her new position.

Please see below for the teacher placements for 2023:


LC 1:

Ms Erica Stewart (Team Leader)

Mrs Kaveeta Reddy

Mrs Marie Wells

Mrs Chloe Yates

LC 2:

Miss Liz Harrison (Assistant Principal of Learning)

Ms Sarah Eivers

Miss Chelsea Lemmen


LC 3:

Miss Amy Harding (Assistant Principal of Learning)

Mrs Amanda Anderson

Ms Maria Lund

LC 4:

Miss Antoinette Hudson (Team Leader)

Mrs Virginia Wrigley

Miss Lee Searanke

Mrs Lou Cocks


LC 5:

Mrs Debbie Thorpe (Assistant Principal of Learning)

Miss Brittany Stanton

Mrs Natalie Toombs

Mrs Joanne Beldham

LC 6:

Mr Derek Castle (Team Leader)

Whaea Cara

Mrs Olivia Atkinson

The above teaching team will be supported by some key support staff:

Learning Assistances:

Miss Heidi Kiehne

Mrs Alicia Liew

Miss Laura Murray

Mrs Doreen Phoenix

Learning Support Co-ordinator

Antonia Fong-Molenaar

Deputy Principal

Kylee Edwards

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STATIONERY PACKS 2023 - Officemax

Dear Parents/Caregivers,

Our 2023 Stationery Packs are now available online from OfficeMax.

Click Here to Purchase your 2023 Packs

Laybuy is also available so parents can choose to pay in 6 weekly, interest-free payments - and still get their order right away!

Reminder to parents to order by the 13th January to ensure delivery before school starts. Plus, if parents order in December they will receive a free fridge planner and be in to win $1,000!


Reminder to please return any outstanding Sports Uniforms to the school office tomorrow.


Lost Property will be on display in the Hall on Friday.

Please take the time to have a look if your child/ren have lost any

clothing items, drink bottles, lunch boxes etc.

Thank You.


Miss Harrison - Learning Community 2

Over the last two weeks the LC2 children have completed a range of Christmas activities and publishing ranging from Zentangle Christmas Trees, Christmas Recipes, Christmas 3D story baubles, Sponge Print Poinsettia, Reindeer and shaded Christmas baubles inspired by a Christmas card. The children are very proud of all their hard work.

Mrs Shearer - Ako Kereru

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Recently our Year 5 and 6 students had the pleasure of attending Tōtara Springs, near Matamata for their Senior Camp Experience. What a fabulous place to discover new experiences and test one's resilience!

We were spoilt for choice with a range of activities, from archery, abseiling, rock wall climbing, rafting, water slides and more. We congratulate all the children who took on the challenges and got out there and had a go!

We would like to again thank our supporting parents, Jason, Baden, Mike, Victoria, Tracy, Jalawar, Stacey, Liam, Mark, Khadija, Steve M, Steve T, Di and Ben. Thank you for making our camp a memorable occasion and giving up your time and energy to support us.

Also a HUGE thank you must go out to the Taupiri Teacher's for all the mahi that went into the preparation and organisation of the camp, in order for it to run smoothly for our students.

We hope that the memories made will last for a lifetime! What an amazing experience!

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Child by child were invited up onto the stage to receive a certificate from our Ako teacher. When all the graduates were presented with their certificates, the parents and the crowd watched a short recording of all Year 6 leavers’ talking about what they wanted for their future and what they wished for future Endeavour School learners. At the same time there was a picture of us when we started school and it changed into a picture of us when we were Year 6’s. It was really fun being able to see a picture of our classmates when they started school!

Mr Booth gave a speech about how we will learn from our Endeavour School experience and to be successful in our own way. After the presentation, all of the parents left the hall to go home and us students went to LC6 to have our dinner. The room was lit up with candles in jars on each table, and an individual cup and straw placed for each student, next to a named place card. The dinner was amazing, we had a range of delicious food. After dinner the teachers invited us up for dessert.

Finally, there was a photo booth for the students to have a photo with their friend/s, so after dessert the line for the photo booth started to expand. Some people in some photos were doing all sorts of funny poses! It was a really nice celebration to remember. It is also a really nice way to say “ I have graduated primary school!”

By Bella Reti

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Learn to Dive with Waikato Diving Club

Waikato Diving (Springboard and Platform) are running Learn to Dive sessions at WaterWorld

commencing term 1 2023.

Diving teaches fitness, water confidence and safety, learning to meet and conquer challenges,

friendship and a team spirit without the team environment of some other sports. It is also an

Olympic Sport. (for those planning ahead)

Divers need to be confident in water and ideally at least 7 years old.

To register your interest or find out more information please email

or txt / call Danny on 0276002201

Soccer United Football Supplies is Hamilton’s newest soccer store – determined to meet all your soccer requirements. We are located at 137 Alexandra st (very close to Garden place). We hold heaps of kids boots, shinpads and footballs and other training equipment. We hold a lot of Northern United shorts and socks as well. If you do pop into the shop use the secret code ‘Mr Booth likes soccer more than rugby’ and get a discount off your purchase. Check us out online and facebook and we hope to see you soon.” 07 5950700

2022 Term Dates

Term Four: Monday 17th October 2022 - Friday 16th December 2022

Term One : Wednesday 1 February 2023 - Thursday 6 April 2023