Newsletter 2nd August 2022

Levin East School


Kia ora tātou,

Wasn't it wonderful to have a fine day for our Whānau House Event on Monday. The children had a great time working in their whānau groups across a wide range of activities. It was great to see them outside, enjoying themselves. It was also wonderful to see parents and whānau here on the day too!

Last Friday our Showquest team were announced as 2nd place getters in the National Junior Showquest competition. It was a fabulous result and continues the run of awesome results we have had over the last few years. I congratulate the entire cast and crew as it is a huge piece of work that leads to such continuing successes. Isabel McMinn (pictured above) was awarded the Most Outstanding Ranagtahi Award, which was an incredible recognition of her role. Congratulations Isabel, we are very proud of you.

Today we were meant to hold our first Interschool rugby game, but the weather has intervened. It reinforces that many parts of school life are returning, and I am thrilled with that. Yes, we continue with the recommendation round masks inside for Te Whanaki and Māhuri, and for visitors, but the fact that we are involved in more and more interschool events rally is great.

Tomorrow the Te Whanake students have their Learning Expo. It is an exciting opportunity for the tamariki to share their learning. More details on Hero. Keep an eye out for other events coming up, including kapahaka.

A reminder that we are in the middle of the Triennial Board of Trustee Elections. Nominations close at noon today. If you are interested, please touch base with Mrs Mulholland in the school office. If you know you are 'putting your hand up' you have until noon to get your nomination into Mrs Mulholland.

Kia pai tō wiki.

Ngā mihi

Rikki Sheterline

Nau mai haere mai Miss Smith

A warm, Levin East welcome to Miss Erin Smith who will be teaching the tamariki in Room 5 for the rest of the year as Miss Comeskey is on parental leave. Miss Smith comes to us from Canada and brings a range of skills that suit her well to that role.

Welcome Whaea Jenn

Also, a very warm, Levin East welcome to Mrs Jenn Perkin (Whaea Jenn) who is teaching the tamariki in Room 21 for the rest of the year as Whaea Emma is also on parental leave. It is wonderful to have you with us. Nau mai, haere mai Whaea Jenn.

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 1

1st: Douds Whānau House

2nd: Murray Whānau House

3rd: May Whānau House

4th: Good Whānau House

Congratulations: Douds Whānau House, winners for last week.


Nominations are open for the election of 5 parent representatives to the school board.

Nominations close at noon on Wednesday 3rd August which is next Wednesday. Please complete your nomination form and return it to the office before noon next Wednesday 3rd August.

Nomination forms have been emailed out. If you require a paper copy please come to the office to collect one.

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

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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.


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 3rd August: Nominations close at noon for 5 parent representatives for Board of Trustees election.
  • Wednesday 3rd August: 10-a-side Rugby v Ōhau (at East)
  • Thursday 4th August Te Whanake iLearn Expo in the hall 10.00am - 1.30pm
  • Thursday 4th August: Year 6 students visiting Levin Intermediate (to be confirmed)
  • Tuesday 9th August: Boxing Fitness 9.00-11.00am


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