Newsletter - Term 2, Week 2

Friday, 13th May 2022


What a week it has been. I've just come back from an amazing Year 5/6 camp to Camp Columba in Pukerau. I can warn all parents now - the kids will be tired, good luck for the weekend.

I have also had reports from the Year 7/8 camp that all the kids have thoroughly enjoyed themselves immersing themselves in the Bluff landscape - biking and walking. They too will be tired.

Carrying on from the theme of tiredness we have noticed many kids coming back after recovering from Covid are still really tired and lacking in energy. The teachers are very aware of this and will be making accommodations to their learning programme to cater for this (if necessary). Term 2 is the beginning of the winter term and normally kids at the end of it are exhausted. We will be developing ways to keep engaging the children in their learning and continue to motivate them all the way to the end of the term. You can do you bit to assist us here by giving your children early nights and plenty of rest. Limit device time too will help with the early bed time routine.

Nga mihi,

Simon Bell

NEXT WEEK .......

Boiler Issues

At present we are waiting on parts to repair the boiler, hopefully they will be here next week and we can get the heat on again. In the meantime, next week if the weather turns cold please make sure your child has extra warm clothes. Room 5 & 6 are not effected as they have heat pumps.

Hot Chocolates

Hot chocolates will be starting up again next Friday morning. These will be available before school for $2 from Gwen at the G8 coffee cart.

Positive Behaviour Tau Cards - Term 2 - Week 2

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Whats happening this Term.........

26th May - School Cross Country

31st May - National Young Leaders Day, Dunedin

1st June - Year 5/6 Rippa Rugby

3rd June - Western Cross Country



The Tree Hut

This week the Tree Hut have been exploring the life cycle of an apple. We have enjoyed dissecting apples and finding out the interesting names for all the different parts.


Another busy week in Room 5. We are learning to read the time on a clock, to the hour and half hour. Three Room 5 students have completed 15 Tau Cards and they earned their Bronze Tau Certificate at assembly on Monday. Congratulations to Nadia Paterson, Jack Morris and Lon Baker for being fantastic Tau role models for others. We have started some cross country training this week and are looking forward to our school cross country.




Buy a Brick School Fundraiser

Please register your expression of interest here.

School Bank Account Details

Below is the school bank details which is our preferred payment method.

There is also eftpos available at the office.

Westpac: 03 1748 0003820 00


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