Newsletter 28th June 2022

Levin East School


Kia ora tātou,

Wow! What a week we have had. It has been wonderful seeing our children involved in dance lessons, in Matariki activities and in all their regular sporting and cultural events. There are more coming up over the last two weeks, so keep an eye on Hero and on our Facebook page for updates. Good luck to our Interschool Swimmers tomorrow.

I am looking forward to Friday night when I get to watch our Senior Kapahaka perform at Te Takeretanga o kura-hau-pō. See you there!

We are finding that winter ills, chills and the like are taking a big toll on our tamariki. We have had many children away each day. Thank you for keeping them home when they are unwell and for picking them up when we call. We hope they get well as soon as possible and can return to school.

With the number of changes we have had, we did have to cancel the Duffy visit, as we could not match their times with ours. All children were given their new, free Duffy Books (thank you Mainfreight - our amazing sponsor) yesterday. Please chat with your child about what they chose.

We have 3-way conferences coming up next week, including on the Teachers' Only Day next Monday. If you would like help booking a conference time for your child, please contact the office.

Next week we have our Movie and Popcorn reward for all Whanaiu House as they achieved their goals this term. In next week's newsletter, I will list the Rooms and the movies for your information. Teachers are able to select suitable movies from the G and PG classifications. Please pop in and see me if you have any queries about movie choices.

Have a great week, and stay safe, warm and well. Kia pai to wiki.

Ngā mihi

Rikki Sheterline

3-Way Conference Bookings NEXT WEEK

These will be held from 10:00am to 5:00pm on Monday 4th July and from 3:20pm to 5:20pm on Tuesday 5th July.

To book, please go to and enter the code mx9sp or

click here:

Whānau House Placings for Term 2 Week 8

1st: May Whānau House

2nd: Douds Whānau House

3rd: Good Whānau House

4th: Murray Whānau House

Congratulations: MAY Whānau House, winners last week.

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A reminder that the Board of Trustee elections are in September. If you are interested in the Board's work or in standing for the Board, please come in and see Mrs Barnard (Leanne) or Mrs Mulholland (Vanessa).

Mrs Mulholland is our Returning Officer, so expect to see information coming out from her as we get closer to the different deadlines involved.

Spare Clothing

With the change of seasons upon us and the weather becoming colder and wetter it may pay for some students to have spare clothing in their bags for times of need.

Also, if you have any pants or trackies for children 8 and under that you could donate to us, we would really appreciate it.


As healthy lunches are provided for every student, every day, we no longer take lunch orders at the office. The shop is also unable to deliver lunches to school.


  • Wednesday 29th June: Interschool Swimming Carnival (9:30 - 12:30)
  • Friday 1st July: Kapahaka performance at te Takeretanga o kura-hau-pō (evening)
  • Monday 4th July: Teacher Only Day - school closed for 3-way conferences
  • Tuesday 5th July: 3-way conferences after school
  • Wednesday 6th July: Māhuri team sexuality education / Pubertal Change
  • Thursday 7th July: WHanau House Movie and Popcorn celebration
  • Friday 8th July: Term 2 ends (2:50pm - normal time)
  • Monday 25th July: Term 3 starts (pōwhiri at 9:15am)
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If your child/ren are absent from school please let us know by either:

Telephoning the office on 06 3687494 and leaving a message on the absence line.


Texting: 021 1286225 or via the Levin East School App

Thank you.


Have you downloaded the Hero by Linc-Ed app?

This is how you access your child/ren’s reporting information.

We also use this app to keep you up to date with our community notices. Download ‘Hero by Linc-Ed’ at the app store and let us know if you need help from there.

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TERM 2: 2 May - 8 July

TERM 3: 25 July - 30 September

TERM 4: 17 October - 15 December