Newsletter 31st August 2022

Levin East School


Kia ora tātou,

What a beautiful three days we have had, weatherwise. It has meant that the children are outside more, playing and interacting with each other. The laughing and smiles show how important this play is. Play is learning and our tamariki play well.

The photo opposite is of our Principal from the start of 2023. It is terrific that Sarah McCord will be taking the reins. I look forward to helping her transition into the privileged principalship role at East.

Today our Year 5-6 rugby team played in the 10-a-side final against Levin North School. After being behind 1-6 at the break they rallied in the second half to score 5 times to North's four. A valiant effort, but not enough to take the title, with North winning 10-6. Great work team, and a huge thanks to Joe for coaching and Bailey for managing the team.

Tomorrow we have our Tama Toa breakfast. Sadly we had to limit the numbers because of the hall's capacity. My apologies to those who wanted to attend, but replied after the limit had been reached.

Kia pai tō wiki.

Ngā mihi

Rikki Sheterline


Headlice can be a common occurrence in schools.

We have a large supply of headlice shampoo, and combs available to families.

Please feel free to pop into the office and collect the supply you need.

Kids Art Work Fundraiser

Last term the children have been busy creating a piece of art for our annual Kids Artwork Fundraiser. You can turn your child's art into unique products. Great for presents for Whānau and Friends. Pop into your child's class to see the piece of art they have created or you can use a favourite photo. Order forms heading home this week!

Calendars $13

Gift Cards (packet of 8) $13

Diary $15

Mouse Mat $13

Sketch Pad $15

All order forms and money are to be handed into the office. Samples of the products are at the office if you would like to have a look. The last date for orders is Thursday 1st September 3pm.

Whānau House Placings for Term 3 Week 6

Week 5:

1st: Good Whānau House

2nd: Douds Whānau House

3rd: Murray Whānau House

4th: May Whānau House

Congratulations: Good Whānau House who were our winners last week.

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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.


  • Thursday 1st September: Tama Toa breakfast
  • Thursday 1st September: Golf skills sessions for Te Whanake tamariki
  • Saturday 3rd September: Mrs Bennett's book launch at Te Takertanga o Kura-hau-pō
  • Wednesday 7th September: KākanoTeam Zoo trip
  • Thursday 8th September: KākanoTeam Zoo trip
  • Friday 16th September: Fundtogether School discos


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.


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 3: 25 July - 30 September

TERM 4: 17 October - 15 December