West Park School - T2 Wk 8

Thursday 23rd June 2022

Junior School Update

Last week, team Totora and Miro went to Te Papa!

We learnt about Matariki and explored the different shadows that art can make. Here are some photos of our time at Te Papa.

Middle School Update

This week Room 10 went to Space Place!

We started the afternoon with a class discussion about space; looking at how large the planet would be compared to the sun.

We then ended the trip with a movie in the planetarium - it was great fun!

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Senior School Update

In Year 5 and 6 we are working on a mission to Mars! NASA has asked us to investigate how we could survive on Mars, if Earth was not safe for us anymore. As a class we have brainstormed the pros and cons of living on Mars. One of the cons is that there are low levels of oxygen on Mars, so some of us are trying to solve that problem.

Below is a detailed drawing of Sanishka and Kareena’s oxygen machine. It is a machine which uses the oxygen generated by trees and pumps it into an enclosed house.

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School Notices and Upcoming Events

West Park School Board of Trustees approved 2023 terms dates are as follows:

  • Term 1: Tuesday 31 January - Thursday 6 April

  • Term 2: Monday 24 April – Friday 30 June

  • Term 3: Monday 17 July – Friday 22 September

  • Term 4: Monday 9 October – Thursday 14 December

Family Quiz Night

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Another reminder to not stop on the yellow lines outside both entrances to school when dropping off and picking up your child/ren. This is for the safety of themselves and others crossing the road.

Change of Clothes

We are after any spare/no longer loved clothes that could be donated to the school. We have run out of clothes (especally pants) in the office. If you have any lying around we would love if you could bring them into the office.

Also, if your child does come in home with clothing that is not theirs - it would be great if they could be washed and handed back to school as soon as possible.

2022 Term Dates

Term Dates 2022:

  • Term 2 Mon 2 May – Fri 8 July (10 weeks)

  • Term 3 Mon 25 July – Fri 30 Sept (10 weeks)

  • Term 4 Mon 17 Oct – Fri 16 Dec (9 weeks)

Upcoming Events

  • Friday, 24 June - Matariki (School closed)
  • Monday, 4 July - BoT meeting (6.15pm)
  • Friday, 8 July - Last Day of Term 2
  • Monday, 25 July - First day of Term 3

Community Notices

Kelly Club


Kelly Club Holiday Programmes focus on giving children aged between 5 and 13 the opportunity to do things they enjoy in a safe, supportive and encouraging environment.

The July programme is packed with activities to entertain and inspire children. We have some exciting days planned: "Manic Monday", Kelly Club Speed Races Day", "Pyjama Party Day", "Bricktastic Day", "A Magical Madness day with Zappo the Magician who is coming to Kelly Club with his brand new Magical Workshop"

Plus trips to: The movie "Lightyear", Laserforce, Ten Pin Bowling!

To see the activity plan go to: West Park Activity Planner

For full details and to enrol into our programmes visit www.kellyclub.co.nz email westpark@kellyclub.co.nz or call 022 035 1453

Kelly Sport


(Yrs. 1–8) Green Room, Wests Rugby Clubrooms, Wilton (all weather indoor surface).

WEEK 1 - Tues 12 July, Weds 13 July, Thurs 14 July - 9.30am-12.30pm
WEEK 2 - Tues 19 July, Weds 20 July, Thurs 21 July - 9.30am-12.30pm

Book in for 1 day, 2 days or all 3 days!
Perfect for beginners and those just wanting to have some Football Fun! Come along and improve Technique, Knowledge and learn more about the Basic Skills of "The Beautiful Game" (Football).
We will focus on the core skills of Control, Dribbling, Passing, Tackling, Shooting but most importantly having as much fun as possible!


Week 2 ONLY – Tues 19 July, Weds 20 July, Thurs 21 July - 9am-12pm

Book in for 1 day, 2 days or all 3 days!

Come along and grow your child’s confidence at the Kelly Sports Netball Holiday Programme.

Years 1-4 - For Beginners, these sessions will work on improving basic netball skills and help start to develop technical and tactical knowledge in accordance with the Future Ferns Programme. Children will work towards the following skills Passing, Shooting, Spatial Awareness and Defensive Skills.

Year 5-8 - These sessions will work on sharpening the basic skills (from the above session) Passing and Shooting and we will start to develop a better understanding of the 7-aside game and the different positional roles.
We will use fun drills and games to develop and challenge young players focusing on the key skill areas for their level of development while also have fun!!.

KELLY SPORTS WINTER WARM UP SPORTS! – TERM 3 (Yrs. 0-4) – Tuesday’s, 3:05-4:05pm

Kelly Sports will be back in Term 3 with their fun and exciting classes!

This 8 x weekly programme gives children the skills and confidence in a fun and enjoyable environment. It also encourages their enthusiasm for sport and the life skills that such involvement brings, giving them the confidence to join sports clubs and teams in the future. Come and try Football, Basketball, Hockey and Tag Games! It’s a great way to try new sports, learn new skills and improve ability and have lots of fun!!

Starts Week 2 of Term 3.

For full details and to enrol into our programmes visit www.kellysports.co.nz email adminwgtn@kellysports.co.nz or call 04 972 7201

Helen O'Grady Drama Academy Drama Classes - for over 40 years.

Our international curriculum will help you explore your performance skills and creativity, overcome shyness, develop positive self esteem, grow imagination, make new friends and have lots of fun. Fun after-school classes for 5 – 17 year olds held in Khandallah, Tawa, Whitby, Lower Hutt.

To enroll or for more information please visit our www.helenogradynz.co.nz.

Cathedral Choristers

Does your child love to sing? Wellington Cathedral of St Paul is currently recruiting for more singers aged 8-15 to join the Cathedral Choristers. This is a terrific way to gain a musical education and learn vocal technique from one of the foremost conductors in the country free of charge. Please see this link for more information, and this link to hear the Choristers talk about their own experience.

For further information or to organise an audition, please contact Michael Stewart at dom@wellingtoncathedral.org.nz

KG Football Holiday Programme

By popular demand the KG Football Holiday Programme is here for the July School Holidays on Alex Moore Park.

Our sessions cater for the players of 9-12 years of age. We have limited spaces so get in fast!

For more information check out our website:


SWIS - U12 Marching Team

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Kidz Stuff Theatre - Kiwi Courage

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Children's Asthma Study Recruitment

More information: https://trials.mrinz.ac.nz/surveys/?s=XFL7DL98HD

Our study website: https://www.mrinz.ac.nz/currently-recruiting/care-study

Email: care@mrinz.ac.nz

Telephone: +64 4 805 0244 /+64 4 805 0201 /+64 27 327 1191

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