Newsletter Week 5 Term 4

Lauriston School 15th November 2022

Principal's Message

Kia ora koutou ma whanau kotuku Lauriston,

What a wonderful Year 3-5 Camp and Big Day Out we enjoyed together last week! A massive thanks to our awesome team-Miss Nerina, Mrs A, Mrs Adams, Miss Chalke, Mr Taylor, Tania Wallace and Trudy Tarbotton and a special acknowledgement to our camp leader Miss Laura Twiss and Big Day out lead, Miss Georgina Turpie. As you can imagine a lot of work went into the camp behind the scenes-both during and prior to these E.O.T.C experiences and I am proud of the way our staff provided such wonderful experiences for students and whanau alike.

A big thank you to all our volunteers who also supported the camp and big day out with transport, parent help and in helping support or run additional activities for our children. We are so fortunate to enjoy such engaged support for our programmes and hope we continue to enjoy such support moving forward. Thanks also to those parents who have taken the time to acknowledge and thank our teaching team-sadly there aren't many messages but of the few we receive, I know these mean a lot to our team who worked hard to create such a special week for all. It's not too late for those of you who had thought about sending in a message but haven't had the chance-please do consider doing so-a little appreciation goes a long way for our committed and hard working team.

On that note, a final thanks from us to the Lauriston School Support who following confirmation from a community survey were able to offer a $50 subsidy to the Year 3-5 Camp and $100 subsidy to the upcoming Year 6 Camp at Living Springs.

I would also like to acknowledge the The Community Trust of Mid South Canterbury for enabling me as Principal this year to cover the cost of all water based activities for our Year 6's during their Big Day out on Lake Camp. It was a special moment rafting up on the water with our 17, Year 6 students, most of whom were new entrants when I began my role as Principal back in 2017. To share this poignant moment with Mrs A, as she celebrates the end of the year with her Year 6 group, was also a special moment for us both.

We hope you enjoy a few photos from our fun time away together.

Nga mihi nui

Colin Brodie

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BOT Acknowledgement

The BOT would like to acknowledge Colin's efforts in supporting and guiding his team leading up to and during camp, and that a special note be made to also acknowledge a reduction of cost to the Year 3-5 Camp of $60 per student was made possible through his ability, skills and experience to lead and take responsibility for the kayaking in support of Karel on all the water based activities.

The BOT would also like to make a special mention to Laura and Georgie for their leadership of the Year 3-5 camp and the Big Day Out which was a huge success.

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Celebrating Success in our School


We warmly welcomed Maggie Pearce, daughter of Michael and Lauren and sister of Penelope into the Mt Alford classroom last week. We wish you happy Lauriston School days filled with learning and discovery.

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Birthday Celebrations

Last week we had just the one birthday and that was Alba Worner who turned 8 on Monday 7th November - we hope you had a very happy day Alba!

Upcoming Events

  • Yr 6 Living Springs Camp - 22nd - 25th November
  • LSS Meeting - 23rd November
  • Powhiri - 28th November - PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE
  • Zone Athletics - 30th November
  • Firewise Funday - 2nd December
  • BOT Meeting - 5th December
  • Leavers Dinner - 8th December
  • Prizegiving - 14th December - pp 15th December
  • Last day of term for students - 16th December

Powhiri - 28th November

We warmly invite all families along to our school Powhiri taking place on Monday 28th November. Please note the change in date and refer to the attached invitation for further details.
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Swimming Pool

A big thanks to Sus Palmer for getting our pool ready to use for the upcoming season.

From next Monday students will have daily swimming so please remember to send along togs, towel and goggles (if you have them) in a named bag. If for some reason your child will not be able to swim, please ensure that you let the classroom teacher know.

This is also a timely reminder to make sure all children's clothing is WELL NAMED to save confusion with belongings in the change rooms.

Pool Keys

Pool keys for the 2022 - 2023 season are now available from the school office. We have had to increase the cost to $100 this year to cover the costs of running and servicing the pool. All key holders will need to sign a "Condition of Use Agreement" when collecting their key.

The lock on the pool gate has been changed so anyone still holding a key from last year will not have access to the pool and needs to return their key to the office and have it replaced with a new one.

Prize-giving Cups

The following students were all presented cups at last years prize-giving and unfortunately it is now time to return them to the office all clean and shiny please so we can have them in to the engraver in time for this year's presentations:

Penelope Pearce, Honor Rooney, Lucy Keane, Livi Fletcher/Charlie Quinlan, Viliami Tuamoheloa/Freddy Cairns, Toby Maw,Kody Owen, Wilbur Cairns, James McNally, Claire Copland

Term Cups - Can we also have all term cups that were given out at the end of term 3 returned also to the school office.

School Photos

All parents have been emailed their child/rens unique Key Code to go online to view and purchase your 2022 School Photos - if you haven't received this please let me know after first checking your spam folder

***FREE DELIVERY EXPIRES Midnight Sunday 20th NOVEMBER ***

Leavers Dinner

A reminder that notification of attendance from parents of year 6 students for the leavers dinner are due by Friday 25th November. Please also advise of any dietary requirements.

Firewise Fun Day

The Lauriston Fire Brigade are hosting a Firewise Fun Day on Friday 2nd December. During this day the children will be involved in a range of fun fire safety activities including a visit to the station. We invite families to join us from 12.30 onwards for a picnic lunch, the afternoon is a fun water afternoon with a slide and water fight. As it’s Friday children will wear their sports gear. Children will need to bring their togs, a towel and are welcome to bring something to use in the water fight.

Social Tennis

Community Social Tennis Night

Lauriston Tennis Courts

Wednesday 16th November - 6pm-8pm

BYO Food and Drink

BBQ will be available to use

Sun Hats

There are currently a large number of children coming to school without a sun hat - can you please ensure that your child has a hat to protect them while outside. Caps are not suitable as these do not cover the ears.

School sun hats are now available from the office however I need some kind of notification from parents before I will issue them with a new one.

This is also a timely reminder to apply sunscreen to your children before they head to school for the day - sunscreen is available in the classroom for reapplying throughout the day.

New Entrant Evening - 28th November

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Wha Club

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Peg and Dryer Ball Fundraiser

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Lauriston Fire Brigade 50th Celebration - 3rd December 2022

Community event at Lauriston Fire station 11am – 3pm

Coffee cart and Free BBQ and soft drinks

Thanks to Farming families for their support.

Displays, memorabilia, photos, Bouncy castle, fire engines and more

Live water display and lolly scramble 1-2pm.

Celebration dinner and awards evening 3rd Dec 5.30pm onwards

If you would like to join us to celebrate at the dinner please contact us before 18th November

Carol ( secretary ) 0276316642

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